Rattling Lady Mascara, £22, Too Confronted


Should you’re into your lashes, it’s doubtless you should have drained, or on the very least heard of, Too Confronted’s iconic Higher Than Intercourse mascara. It’s a worldwide bestseller and is famed for its lengthening and volumising powers. It’s no surprise then that when the information broke that Too Confronted had been launching a brand new mascara that promised to be much more impactful than its predecessor, our ears pricked up.

The brand new mascara itself, Rattling Lady, has no subtly about it in any respect. From the off-set it will get the message on the market that the components is ‘shamelessly thick’ and provides an excessive lash look. In contrast to different mascaras, Rattling Lady’s components is described as having a ‘mousse’ consistency that works to present additional quantity ‘with no heavy really feel’. It additionally guarantees a smudge-and flake-resistant curl. Sounds critically good to us.


Shannon Lawlor, Freelance Author


Making use of mascara is indisputably probably the most infuriating a part of my make-up regime. Some days, my thick poker-straight lashes need to play ball, however for probably the most half they show an actual ache. Whereas some individuals would like to have thick lashes, mine should not the enviable form. They’re thick within the centre of my eye however sparse in direction of the inside and outer corners. On high of all of it, they’re additionally quick. For me, making use of mascara normally both clumps my lashes collectively or just does nothing.

Too Confronted’s Higher Than Intercourse is considered one of my favorite mascaras of all time, so my hopes for this new mascara launch are excessive. Once I’m looking for mascara I’m after one thing that may maintain a curl and give size, and I’m extremely fussy. I don’t like formulation which might be too moist as a result of I discover they bleed all through the day because of my oily lids, however I additionally don’t like formulation which might be too thick as a result of they have an inclination to magnify my already clumpy lashes. So how am I feeling about attempting the ‘shamelessly thick’ Rattling Lady? Sceptical.


Encased in angular, metallic pink packaging, my first impression is that Rattling Lady appears like Higher Than Intercourse’s wild youthful sister – and wild I’m not. Once I open up the mascara to check out the wand, I’m actually shocked on the means it strikes by means of the components within the tube. Simply as the outline promised, it’s mousse-like and so mild that it nearly feels spongey.

The wand itself is thick and the comb is large. I normally desire a small brush that permits me to pay numerous consideration to every particular person lash, and this one is much from exact. I’ve learn beforehand that it accommodates a mix of quick and lengthy bristles to make sure that most product is allotted and that every particular person eyelash is grabbed, so I’m not massively let down.

My final statement earlier than I truly apply it’s simply how a lot product sits on the comb. In reality, I feel I truly let loose a small gasp. They weren’t mendacity once they stated that these items is thick. The light-weight mousse coats fairly actually your complete brush. I resist the urge to scrape off the surplus and dive proper in.

OK, woah. After two coats on every eye I actually cannot consider the outcomes. My lashes truly look fairly (dare I say it) lengthy?! They’re additionally very, very black and stuffed with quantity. After only one afternoon of sporting Rattling Lady, I obtain 4 compliments about my lashes… however who’s counting?

This isn’t a mascara for those that like a extra pure trying lash. It undoubtedly would not coat each single considered one of my lashes, however then once more I’ve by no means discovered a mascara that does. It clumps ever so barely, however I feel that is what offers my lashes somewhat additional oomph.

So far as the mousse-like texture goes, it truly takes a short while to get used to. I am conscious that I am sporting mascara given the truth that my lashes are 5 instances the dimensions that they normally are, however they really feel critically mild. It makes blinking a bit bizarre for the primary few seconds however you get used to it.

All through the day, the mascara largely stays put. There’s a little little bit of flaking however I’ve seen loads worse, and it is sort of to be anticipated given how thick the components is. The largest tick for me is that it would not smudge even somewhat bit on my oily lids.

Taking it off can also be a dream. Contemplating its cussed nature all through the day, I anticipated it to be a complete ache to take away, however my trusty Camomile Cleaning Butter, £10, The Physique Store, took it off in a single swipe.


After years of ‘placing up’ with varied totally different mascaras, I feel I’ve lastly discovered the one. It is buildable so can be utilized for many events, saving helpful area in my make-up bag. Too Confronted, you have executed it once more.