Saturday, 18 January 2014

Rimmel Scandal Eyes- Retro Glam review

Hey guys

It feels like forever since I've posted a beauty product review so I thought it's about time I do one.

If you hadn't guessed from the title, I'm reviewing one of the mascaras from Rimmel's Scandal Eyes range. I've heard great things about the Scandal Eyes range but I was hesitant to try them as my usual mascara is great and I didn't want to be disappointed.

I actually won this mascara from doing a survey for Fabulous magazine and I was pleasantly surprised as I barely ever win anything!
I had actually forgotten all about it as I did the survey months ago but when I returned home from uni for the Christmas holidays, I saw I had post which got me excited anyway and then to find out it was this product was even more exciting!

The funny thing is that a couple of days before receiving this, I was in Wilkinson browsing the Rimmel counter as they were selling everything under £5 and I almost bought this mascara. Luckily, I ended up buying another mascara from the Scandal Eyes range which I'll also review when I've tried it.

mascara rimmel scandal eyes review

This is the retro glam edition of the Scandal Eyes mascara.
The effect this mascara is meant to give is a wide eyed effect. 
When I first tried this mascara I didn't really like it as I felt it looked like I wasn't really wearing mascara. My eyelashes are quite long and curly and dark and I felt like I was wearing clear mascara.
But after a couple more goes I warmed up to it. It goes great with winged eye-liner as it really does create a big eyed effect which I really like.

rimmel mascara scandal eyes review

If you like mascara that's dramatic, I wouldn't recommend it. I don't wear it for special events but I like it's subtlety which is why I think it's a great every day mascara and creates that bigger eye effect without making it obvious. 

RRP is £6.99 which is decent for a mascara but at the moment Superdrug and Boots have it on offer. Also, Wilkinson and Savers usually have a lot of Rimmel products for £4.98

There is an extreme black version that I'm tempted to try but as it stands I think I have enough mascara as it is but if I give in and buy it, I'll let you guys know and post a review!

Have any of you guys tried this mascara? What did you think of it? Or have you tried other from the Scandal Eyes range? Please do let me know!

Thanks for reading!


  1. This sounds lovely, would love to see what it looks like! Might have to give it a try :) x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

    1. You should! It's a great mascara for every day. I might to a post with looks created with the different mascaras I own. Thanks for reading and commenting. I really appreciate it :) x

  2. I love the look of this mascara.. I think I would really like this and it would work well for me!! :)
    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

    1. It's a great simple yet effective mascara and not badly priced either! You should try it! Thanks for reading and commenting! Appreciate it! :) x x