Rimmel are constantly adding new additions to their ScandalEyes range, and the newest addition is the Rimmel ScandalEyes Reloaded Mascara £6.99 which is currently available in Black and Extreme Black. I have to be honest, I’ve not had much luck when it comes to Rimmel mascaras.. I love their foundations and their eyeliners, but their mascaras don’t typically work very well with my pathetic stumpy lashes so I wasn’t sure I’d have great results with the new release.
Rimmel very kindly sent me their new Rimmel ScandalEyes Reloaded Mascara in both shades, alongside their ScandalEyes Liquid Liners in Precision Micro and Thick & Thin which aren’t new releases as they’ve been in the drugstores for some time now, but I’ve never tried them personally so I was intrigued to give them a go alongside the mascaras.
The Rimmel ScandalEyes Reloaded Mascara is said to offer extreme volume and wear of upto 24 hours, and is easy to remove with warm water. I’ve never found I’ve been able to remove any mascaras with just water alone so I was pretty sceptic that this mascara would remove completely with using just warm water. Rimmel describe the brush on the mascara as being a “max-density brush”, and is a natural bristled brush with quite a large brush head but it’s not as large as some of the Rimmel ScandalEyes Mascaras which is something I appreciate as I don’t tend to favour massive mascara brushes as I always end up making a massive mess all over my eyelid with them.
Rimmel describe the formula of the Reloaded Mascara as being smudge-proof, sweat-proof and humidity-proof and I can’t help thinking that this launch would have been better timed had it been during the Spring/Summer when we were experiencing a very hot/humid spell but regardless, the claims are pretty bold and I couldn’t wait to put it through its paces.
When it comes to mascara colour, I always opt for black and never understand why a brand releases multiple shades of black as black should be black?! But I decided to use the Rimmel ScandalEyes Reloaded Mascara in Extreme Black version from the two, as I didn’t want to use both as it would’ve been a waste so I gave the ‘Black’ shade to my friend. The formula of the mascara is quite thin, and not too wet so it covers the lashes nicely without clumping which I really like.
The brush head has lots of individual bristles which work well at catching every individual lash, and I like that the brush tapers but unfortunately the tip of the wand collects product so I can’t use the tip for coating my lower lashes like I do with other mascaras but you could scrape off the excess into the tube but I find that makes the brush very messy when you next come to use it.
I like to use two coats of the Rimmel ScandalEyes Reloaded Mascara, and it builds relatively well with no clumping and spider-leg lashes in sight. It leaves my lashes feeling quite soft, and not crispy and I haven’t experienced any smudging at all, but I have noticed a little flaking of the mascara throughout the day; not massively, but it does flake throughout the day, so I find I need to check my makeup a couple of extra times a day to ensure my cheeks aren’t covered in mascara flakes.
In regards to the ‘removal with water’ claim, it does actually remove with water which blows my mind a little as I usually have to use micellar water or an oil-based makeup remover to remove my mascara but I do still have to use remover to remove my shadow and liner, but I know I don’t have to be too vigorous with my lashes as I could follow with water if I wanted to. I think it’s a good mascara.. it’s not the best I’ve ever used, but it’s definitely the best Rimmel mascara I’ve used and I’d recommend picking one up if you’re after a new mascara as it’s not bad at all.
Rimmel ScandalEyes Precision Micro Eyeliner
The Precision Micro liner has a short and sharp felt tip nib, which has a slight level of flexibility when drawing over the eyelid. The formula of the liner isn’t very intense for a black liner, but it doesn’t fade throughout the day so the level of pigment stays consistent throughout the day. I find that liner dries down to a satin finish, but I personally prefer my liner to be matte especially with a black liner but because the nib is so ‘micro’, the satin finish isn’t very noticeable unless you get up and close with your eyeballs.
I think this liner would be particularly good for those with smaller eyes, and perhaps those who don’t like doing winged liner as it does a great job at just lining the lashline for a fuller lash effect. Alternatively you could use this liner to map out your wings, and then fill them in with an more intense line.
Rimmel ScandalEyes Thick and Thin Eyeliner
The nib on this liner is similar to that of an italic calligraphy pen, with an angled fibre tip which is said to be used for both thick and thin liner but I just couldn’t get on with this liner whatsoever for anything other than thick lines as showed in my second swatch before. The line starts off ‘thin’ but any movement of the hand, it becomes very thick very quickly which isn’t ideal for those with an unsteady hand. The pigment is stronger in this liner than it is in the Precision Micro liner but I just couldn’t get the nib to work for me as a liner but I have been using it to press into my lashline between my lashes but just not as conventional eyeliner pen like it was intended.
I would love to know if you’ve tried any of these Rimmel products especially the Rimmel ScandalEyes Reloaded Mascara, and what your thoughts were on them?!