Review: Rimmel Waterproof Wonderful Mascara with Argan Oil

Rimmel, waterproof wonderful mascara with argan oil, waterproof mascara, reveiw

Rimmel Waterproof Wonderful Mascara with Argan Oil

Colour: 001 Black
For: Lengthening. darkening
Size: 11 mL
Made in: UK
Price: ~ SGD 10
Where to buy: Leading supermarkets, drugstores (Watsons, Guardian) or online shopping platforms
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Aqua/water/eau, Paraffin, Glyceryl Stearate, Copernicia Cerifera Cera/copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/cire De Carnauba, Pvp, Cera Alba/beeswax/cire D'abeille, Propylene Glycol, Tribehenin, Polysorbate 20, Stearic Acid, Ammonium Acrylates Copolymer, Panthenol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Tocopheryl Acetate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Talc, Acrylates/carbamate Copolymer, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Powder, Serica Powder/silk Powder/poudre De Soie, Retinyl Palmitate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Glycerin, Collagen,hydrogenated Olive Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Sodium Sulfate, Ceramide 2, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Bambusa Arundinacea Leaf Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Tocopherol,
[May Contain/Peut Contenir/+/-: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Mica].Promises


Rimmel, waterproof wonderful mascara with argan oil, waterproof mascara, reveiw

Very pretty reflective blue tube but bulkier than usual.


Rimmel, waterproof wonderful mascara with argan oil, waterproof mascara, reveiw, brush, mascara wand, wand bristles

Shaped like a round comb and the bristles are quite soft. In fact, the whole brush is rather flexible and soft. The brush is bigger than usual and it kind of reminds me of those 'big eyes mascara' from Maybelline. However, it is not very easy to use and it can be quite messy. I also find that the brush is unable to pick up and disperse the right amount of product on my lashes. You can check out the swatch later.


Mildly wet with very little fibres present. Argan oil was added into the formula to smoothen lashes and prevent clumps (clumps are a total turn off for me when it comes to mascara). 


I have never come across a pleasant-smelling mascara. This has a common chemical scent to it. 


Rimmel, waterproof wonderful mascara with argan oil, waterproof mascara, reveiw, 001 black, black colour

Tested this shade of 001 black

Rimmel, waterproof wonderful mascara with argan oil, waterproof mascara, reveiw, swatch, before after application

Colour is quite a true black and this is how it looks on my lashes. 

Left: BEFORE application (original lashes)
Right: AFTER application (with mascara)

Barely visible after applying 1-2 layers. 

If you are in for a softer and more natural look, Rimmel waterproof wonderful mascara is a great light-weight mascara pick. It provides a slight lengthening (just slightly) of your lashes. I could barely tell that I have applied anything after layers of it.

However, if you want more dramatic or more obvious lashes, I think you should give this a miss.


It does not run even when I test it under running water. Though waterproof, it can still be easily removed with makeup remover. (Oil-based). Some effort required when I tried to remove with micellar water. Generally, quite smudge-proof as well. 


A fanciful-designed mascara with very gentle function. The brush is not easy to work with and the formulation does little to give you longer/thicker lashes. Perhaps you are looking for something that gives you a natural lash look then this is something you can check out. However, I feel there are many more mascaras out there that give you the same, if not better, results and they have better brushes to work with so... you take your pick.


- Fancy packaging
- Quite even application on lashes; not clumpy
- Waterproof but not overly difficult to remove


- Does little to lashes (little lengthening and thickening)
- The brush is hard to use
- Smell

Packaging: 4/5
Brush: 1/5
Colour: 4/5
Waterproof: 4/5
Smudgeproof: 4/5
Effect on lashes: 1/5
Value-for-money: 1/5

Rating: 4/10
Will not repurchase again

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