Rimmel wake me up mascara

Overall Score: 68/100

Tested August 2015

Rimmel Wonder’full Wake Me Up Mascara is a volumising, non-waterproof mascara that claims to be an ‘eye-awakening’ and deliver clump-free lash volume, lift and length from root to tip. It claims that eyes will look revitalised and instantly energised, and contains a refreshing scent. It contains Pro Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E, and cucumber extract, and it claims to be suitable for sensitive eyes.

Available from: amazon.co.uk

Price when tested: £7.99

GHI Expert Verdict

This formula is a great pick for building lots of volume and definition in a short time. ‘I liked how quickly it coated my lashes and could quickly see a difference in colour and thickness,’ praised one tester. Unusually, this product contains a fragrance, which most found pleasant, but if you are not a lover of scent in your mascara you may wish to avoid it. The wand is large and needs some careful handling, as many testers found it a bit on the big side of things – but the softness of the bristles and shape of the head made it easy to achieve the desired look without clumps, with a good longevity throughout the day. It has quite a bright coloured packaging, but many liked the fun design. Overall, it’s a good product at good price.

Overall Score: 68/100


  • Ease of use: 0/5
  • Design: 0/5
  • Performance: 0/5
  • Instructions: 0/5


  • A great performer for adding volume
  • Testers loved its ability to lengthening and thicken
  • Many praised how easy it was to apply multiple coats with minimal clumping
  • It has a pleasant fresh cucumber scent that many testers liked
  • Lasted well throughout the day without flaking
  • Easy to remove for most testers


  • The size of the brush was quite large for most, so not quite so easy to reach the inner and outer corners
  • A few testers found the fragranced product a little bit strong and ‘like perfume’

All product information provided by the manufacturer is correct at time of publication.

Review: Rimmel London Wonder’lash Lift Me Up Mascara

Rimmel London’s Wonder’Lash Lift Me Up Mascara is the brand’s first mascara that smoothes and defines lashes with zero clumps. I was recently given a sample to try, and I can attest to that no clumping promise. Let’s take a look!

The Packaging

I absolutely love the packaging of this mascara. It’s not only eye-catching but the green is super unique from the traditional black or pink colors most mascaras seem to be. Being that the mascara is infused with cucumber extract, it makes sense that it was packaged in a green bottle, but nonetheless, I love the color choice! The zesty orange lettering also pop on the green tube. I love the metallic detailing on the bottle, which makes it stand out also.

The Formula

The formula of the Lift Me Up Mascara is infused with cucumber extract and vitamins to help condition and nourish lashes throughout the day. The formula also has a light cucumber scent meant to instantly refresh your eyes. It has a bit of a cooling effect, which I did notice after about 10 minutes from the initial application. I’m personally very sensitive in terms of scented products as I found it a bit too strong, but I think it’s important to note that it has more scent than the average mascara.

The Brush

The Lift Me Up Mascara brush is cleverly designed to push lashes up and out, and define each lash with eye-opening volume.


Rimmel London’s Wonder’lash Lift Me Up Mascara is available at Drugstore.com, Walmart.com, and most other retail and convenience stores. The price varies depending on what store you purchase from, but is retailed at $8.99.

Have you ever tried Rimmel London’s Wonder’lash Lift Me Up Mascara? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below! 🙂