Sunday, January 25, 2015

Review: Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner and Makeup Remover

Hi beautifuls! It's been a little while since I last posted. I want to apologize for the delay. Work-life has been hectic lately! Now that the holidays are officially over, the new year's been in full swing. I've also consolidated a lot of my makeup products and made room for fresh new things. Of course, I still adore bright lipsticks but also I've shifted my focus a bit to include more skincare and health. These changes will be prevalent in the next few posts :)

One review I've been itching to get out here is from December's Frosty VoxBox. In it, it included two products from Rimmel that I was super excited to try. One was the Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner and the other a waterproof makeup remover.

First of all, the reason I thought the eyeliner was intriguing is because of its use as both a waterproof eyeliner and a kohl liner. Those two never go hand in hand, right?

I thought this would be a dupe of Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-on Pencil in Perversion but it's not quite there. Packaging wise, it certainly does look the part. But after wearing it for one day in the office, I came home to raccoon eyes. Not very waterproof.

When i first swatched it, it was definitely really soft and meant to create smokey looks. It is definitely not a pencil you want to create sharp lines with. You can smudge it out for a deeper look but I'm not suited for that since I don't have much eyelid boo. I found that it wasn't as waterproof as some of my other liners like the Dollywink pen or the Mac Fluidline. Scandal Eyes was too "kohl" for me - too smudgy. It didn't work well with me because it literally melted off my eyes in less than 3 hours. I only applied it on my upper lids but it somehow transferred to the bottom of my eyes.

 The photo below illustrates how the eyeliner looks like after its been smudged lightly. That's a no-go for me, and as much as I wanted to like it, it just didn't work as I hoped for it to -_- It was also flaky too, so i'd get black specs on my under eyes too.

I decided to take it off gently since it was waterproof. I used the Rimmel Let it Go makeup remover but it didn't budge at all! Rimmel claims that this product will take off waterproof eye makeup but such was not the case. I was disappointed in the fact that this makeup remover was the result of direct false advertising. I'm not sure many women would want to come home after a long day only to pull and tug at their eyes to get the makeup off because their makeup remover was not up to par.

(Hi Bacon!)

My trusty Trader Joe's jojoba oil did the trick and I removed the eyeliner in less than 3 seconds :)

In all, I would not repurchase these two products from Rimmel. The eyeliner was too messy and transferred color all over my face. I had the dreaded panda eyes look! The makeup remover did not work at all, even on a Rimmel product. Both had very extreme claims which I did not find appealing, and in it, all claims were based on false advertising, which disappointed me further. 


Sunny @Mostly Sunny said...

Oh wow, I'm so sorry to hear the liner is such a flop for you! I've heard a lot of great things about the formula, but I guess nothing works for everybody! Also I spot Bacon in the background hahaha Cat lady's gotta do what cat lady's gotta do! :)

Stephanie | said...

Seriously one of my favourite formulation! Have you tried the Nude one?

Stephanie |

laura said...

I haven't had luck with Rimmel staying on my eyes without getting all icky like that too. And I used a blue pencil!!! BLUE PANDA!