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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Review: Rimmel Scandal Eyes Mascara

I love me some mascara.  If I had to choose only one makeup product it would have to be mascara.  It just brightens up the face and makes the eyes look big and bright.  I also like to test out new mascara's to figure out which one will be "the one."

Recently, on one of my couponing adventures, I picked up the Rimmel VolumeFlash Scandal Eye mascara for $0.99 at Target.  I don't normally do research on a makeup product before I buy it.  I just buy it and test it out for myself so I was glad that I got it at a great price.  

The website claims that "This Rimmel revolution has 3x the collagen for plumper, sculpted lashes, 3x the keratin for strong and healthy lashes and… 3x the attitude to guarantee scandalous behaviour!"  Now that sounds amazing right?  Who doesn't want plumper, sculpted, strong and healthy lashes? 


Well, I've been using this product daily for almost a month now and I've learned to like it but its not a favorite.  The brush is quite big so it can get a little messy, meaning I'll have bits of mascara on my lid and lower lashline.  After about 3 coats, my eyelashes look fuller and plumper but a bit clumpy.  Also, this mascara is not good for the lower lashes because of the big brush but I use the tip of it and kind of run it through my lower lashes.  So if you want to achieve the results of bigger, fuller, lashes you must apply at least 3 coats and be warned that it can clump up your lashes making them stick together and look like antennas.  Oh, and this is not waterproof.  I don't know if there is waterproof one out there but I was chopping up onions (yes, those things make me cry) and my mascara was running.  My bf got a little freaked out when he saw black water running down my cheek.  Poor guy.  He's traumatized now. So, I don't think I'll be purchasing this mascara again but I'm glad I tried it.

Here is a pic with it on.  
Please note that I applied 3 coats of mascara to achieve this look and made combed my lashes so they wouldn't get stuck together.

Excuse the unplucked eyebrows.  I've been lazy.

 Have any of you tried this mascara yet?  What are your thoughts?


Monica said...

i have never tried this mascara, but with my eyelashes no matter how few or how many coats of mascara i put on my eyelashes stick together. Even without it they stick. but i love how black this mascara is!

craziiishortiii said...

wow, looks like it made them fuller! I might buy that one next.

Hunter87 said...

Great post!!

MZ.CYN said...

@Monica- give it try. Check out www.redplum.com and there is $1 off coupon you can print.

@CrazziMel - it did make them fuller but it takes work to get them to look like that. lol Let me know if you end up getting it. And print a coupon for it!

@Hunter87 - Thank you!