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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Product Review: Rimmel London ScandalEyes Show Off Mascara

It was back in December, that I first saw a new Rimmel London mascara advertised in my Allure Magazine.  I was determined that I was going to find this and give it a try.  It released first in the UK and wasn't supposed to be release here in the US until Spring, 2013, but I recently found it in my local Walgreens. There have been several mascaras, high-end and drug-strore, that have the litte ball-thingy on the brush head, but I had not tried any up until this point. When it comes to drug-store mascaras, I normally only purchase them when they're on sale. But as soon as I saw this I grabbed it without hesitation.

Today, I am sharing with you the Rimmel London ScandalEyes Show Off Mascara. As stated on the packaging, this is a "Fiber Formula", that is supposed to help lengthen your lashes. Unlike many of those recently released fiber mascaras, there weren't any of those little fiber-like hairs. Taking a look at the brush, you can see for yourself. 

So my first impression is that the formula is on the dryer side. I don't like a super wet formulation, but I also don't like a formula that feels too dry. I felt like I had to swirel the brush around inside the bottle to get any product on the brush. With the first coat, I got some volume, but definitely needed a couple more coats. I used the tip to get closest to the tear-ducts and to cover my bottom lashes without any smudges or smears.

Next, I noticed, while this is not a Cover Girl's Clump Crusher, still with 3 coats, I didn't have any clumps or threats of clumps.  Something else that I have started to notice ever since Maybelline's Volum' Express Mega Plush and it's gel formula, this Rimmel London ScandalEyes Show Off Mascara doesn't dry rigid on the lashes. I wouldn't call them plush, but they have a soft feel.
*Please excuse my tired eyes.

So my overall opinion of the Rimmel London ScandalEyes Show Off Mascara is:

Brush: I prefer the non-plastic brushes, but I do like the ball-thingy tip for getting to the hard-to-reach places.

Formula: More dry than I prefer, but no clumping. Also, I like that it didn't leave my lashes hard. 
Price$7.49 at Walgreens. The price is about average for a drug-store mascara, but still more than I like to pay for one mascara.
Overall: I am glad that I tried this product and will give other Rimmel London products a chance. I would prefer a formula that was more wet. But I definitely enjoyed the brush and its trouble-free appliation.

Have you tried the newest Rimmel mascara, Rimmel London ScandalEyes Show Off? And if so, what were your thoughts on the product?

Grace, Peace, & Blessings.

* FTC: These products were bought with my own monies. These are my honest opinions. I am not employed by nor was I paid by and of these companies. This is not a sponsored post.


Lee said...

I purchased 2 of these and I can see the fibers that are very large. Curious if yours is missing them. My friends Bottle also has visable fibers

formeitworks said...

Hi Lee. Yes, mine also contains visible fibers. Note the packaging states that it is a Fiber Formula. Hope that helps. I have a couple other Rimmel Mascaras I plan to try. Thanks for visiting.

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