Rimmel London ScandalEyes
Welcome to our sister sound-off! Each month Dori and I will both be trying out the same products and giving you our opinion on them. The great thing about this is that Dori, who is fair with brown hair and freckles and lives in a wet environment up in Washington State and has combination skin, is opposite from me who has more fair-olive undertoned skin and dark hair without freckles and I live in a very hot and dry climate in Southern California and have oiler skin. So this gives you the opportunity to see how products will work in different environments on different types of skin tones and textures. This month we chose Rimmel London’s ScandalEyes eyeliner in a variety of shades. The eyeliner boasts being a waterproof, no drip or running liner with great pigment. Let’s see if this is true:
This review is on Rimmel Scandleyes waterproof kohl eyeliners. I first tried these eyeliners about two months ago. I purchased the brown while on my search for the “perfect” eyeliner. And, while nothing is perfect, these eyeliners are definitely going to become a staple in my makeup collection. After purchasing the brown liner and realizing what a great quality these liners are, I purchased 5 other colors. Rimmel offers a total of 10 colors in this line. I purchased them at Walgreens for $4.50 each. They are reasonably prices, especially for the quality. Rimmel claims that the Scandleyes eyeliners are “Long lasting shocking color intensity with kohl Britania High intensity color for an instant color impact Ultra smooth & creamy formula that glides on easily Waterproof, smudge-proof, sweat-proof, heat-proof, humidity-proof and scandal-proof Dermatologist & ophthalmologist tested. Safe for sensitive eyes.” (directly from their website).
So, here is my take. These eyeliners are definitely long-lasting. I would put mine on first thing in the morning, and it would still be there when I went to wash my face at night. They didn’t smudge. I didn’t end up with raccoon eyes as the day went on. My preference is to wear my eyeliner in my water line, sometimes only on the top, other times top and bottom. I found that when I wore this liner on only the top inner rim of my eye, it did not transfer to my lower water line. These eyeliners are easy to work with. They don’t tug at the eye. However, because they have a creamy consistency, I do have to sharpen them every other time I use them. They do not hold a sharp point. I personally, don’t mind that. However, if you are looking for a drier liner that holds a sharp point, these are not the liners for you. Another plus for me, I did not have a problem with these liners flaking and getting under my contacts. Which is always nice!
Now lets talk about each of the colors individually. The nude is by far and away my favorite nude liner for my lower water line. If you have been looking for a natural looking lower water line liner, that really opens up the eye, then eureka, it has been found. The Rimmel Scandleyes in nude is the perfect color for that application! The brown is a nice deep brown that holds a rich pigment all day. The taupe is a new color for me. I had never tried a taupe liner before. It is a very natural looking color. It is great for when you just want a little definition to the eye, but not too much. The black is very black. When I put it on it held its rich black color and didn’t start to look gray as the day wore on. The purple and blue are fun colors. I have to admit I am not one to venture into colored eyeliner territory. I think I am still recovering from my spout with blue eyeliner in the 80s. Whenever I come across colored eyeliners in the drug store I get flashbacks of the pictures I have taken with the bright blue liner and shadow, and I think never again! However, because the Rimmel Scandleyes liners in blue and purple looked rich and beautifully pigmented, I did convince myself to step out on a limb with these liners and give them a try. While I don’t wear these colors regularly, when I do, I have enjoyed it. Both the purple and blue are deep, not neon. I like to smudge them out with other colors as well. I did feel like the blue and purple were slightly less creamy than the other four colors. However, not so much so that I found them difficult to work with.
Overall, I give these liners two thumbs up. For the price, I think it is a no brainer to add them to your collection. Happy lining!!
When Dori first told me about ScandalEyes by Rimmel I was hesitant. I had been wearing, for about a year now, the Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner in Smoke and was pretty happy with it. The color pay off seemed good, as well as the ability to smudge and the lasting effect. My only con with the Smashbox had been that after an hour or so I would end up with that, oh so appealing, black goop in the corner of my eyes. Come on, you all know what I am talking about. I was constantly running my finger in the corner of my eyes hoping to make sure nothing was there so I wasn’t walking around with goopy eye.
This summer in Southern California has been unusually humid. We usually have heat but dry heat. So my makeup has really been put to the test over these past couple of months. So when Dori introduced me to ScandalEyes I was not optimistic. But at Walgreens I found a coupon for $1.00 off of each liner so I decided I might as well give it a go. I purchased 5 colors: Taupe, Purple, Blue, Black and Brown. I normally wear black and purple with most of my eye shadows. But I thought it might be fun to play around with the blues and the browns. Let me just say I have loved these eyeliners. What a bargain!!! They all glide on super smooth and are high in pigment. After wearing the black, all in and around my waterline, in the humid and 100 degree weather all day – this maintained its look and without any goop in the corner of the eye. With this also comes the fact once these are put on you cannot smudge them away if you make a mistake. You have to take off the makeup and start again – so apply with an easy hand. But once you have it where you want it you can enjoy it all day without having to look in the mirror and check for drooping. I even find myself having to use a nice eye makeup remover in order to fully get rid of the eyeliner at night.
I have truly enjoyed all of these colors as well. I would agree with my sis though, the brown and taupe are a little more creamy than the blue, black and purple. Therefore the blendability with the brown and the taupe is a little better. But the purple, black and blue do well and blend into a nice shadow effect – especially when combined with an eye shadow when blending.
Here is a look at the colors on my skin:
This is just with one swipe of the liner so you get an idea of how the color pay off is. All very pretty!
I also did a side by side comparison of three eyeliners (below) – again all one swipe so you can see color pay off:
Here we have ScandalEyes ($3.99 with coupon or 4.99 w/o – at Walgreens), Kat Von D Autograph Eye LIner in Black (Sephora $10) and Smashbox Limitless Eye Liner in Smoke (Sephora $18).
As you can see the color pay off of the Rimmel shines here.
Then I went ahead and gave my arm a nice hefty rub so you can see what the day wear would be like and here is the results:
As you can see from the redness of my arm I didn’t hold back. I get really into my makeup wars! Again, here ScandalEyes by Rimmel is the winner. Still nicely pigmented without out too much color loss. With this however, I will stress again – for maximum blendability you really need to smudge this out in a timely manner, because once it is set, it is set.
I hope we have shown you a nice example with these liners. They are definitely worth the $4 try to see if these will pay off for you as well as they have for us!