This mascara has a little bit of a history with me, I bought this when it originally launched and I only used it a couple times before I lost it, instead of repurchasing it, I bought the Extreme version and I liked it. But then, I received the original Retro Glam in my Christmas Stocking!
When I bought the Extreme version, I could see no difference between the original and the Extreme. I think both are fantastic for giving real volume and almost a false lash look. The wand is good for catching all the lashes, the hourglass shape seems to hold the lashes well and helps give a bit of a curl. It lasts about eight hours, it doesn’t flake off, it just seems to disappear. I think both are great mascaras and I would recommend them to anyone but I don’t think there is any difference between the two versions.
I think Rimmel has really stepped up its game in the last two years, their products have been consistently good and I think they’re giving high end brands a run for their money!