When I stumbled across a Rimmel stand while I was in France, I knew that I had to pick up at least a few items! We don’t have Rimmel in my country and I always keep hearing about their fabulous stuff. I myself only have one of their products – the Scandaleyes Eyeliner in Nude that I got in London – and I really love it, so I couldn’t wait to try out the mascara I ended up buying.
When I saw the Scandaleyes Mascara up there in front of me, I remembered that I’d read a few reviews on it, but I couldn’t remember if the reviews were positive or negative. I didn’t want to risk leaving an amazing mascara behind me, so I ended up taking it home with me. As soon as I came home, though, I looked up the reviews and found out that most people hate this mascara. Well, crap. But you know what? I don’t think that it deserves such bad reviews. There is definitely some room for improvement, but it is not THAT bad.
Now the first thing that might bother some of you is a humongous brush. I’ve had quite a few mascaras with big brushes, but this one is really, really big. I’m used to huge brushes by now, so I know how to make it work, but if you’re not used to them, this one might cause you a few problems. Mascara can easily get all over your lid and it is quite hard to reach the smaller, inner lashes. Another minus for me is that it dries very quickly, so you need to work fast if you want to apply several coats. Once it dries, the additional layering will give you spider lashes, which I hate.
Now on to the good stuff. I like it because it doesn’t clump my lashes (unless it dries up before I manage to put on extra coats), it adds decent length, and doesn’t smudge under my eyes even though I use it on my bottom lashes as well. I think it gives me that great ‘doll eyes’ look! The volume could be better, especially because the brush is SO big. I really expected this mascara to give me a lot of volume after seeing the brush, but it turns out to be quite average. Despite its few annoying features, I’ll keep wearing this mascara because I figured out how to make it work for me, but I would love to hear your thoughs. Have you tried it yourself? How do you feel about it?
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