The first thing to note about this mascara is the bright orange colour of the packaging, which makes it easy to find in the depths of ones make up bag. Unfortunately, this is one of the only positive things I have to say about this product. I usually consider Rimmel make up to be very good value for money, however this particular mascara falls below its usual standards.
First of all, the brush is too big and dense, which results in an unequal coating of mascara on the lashes. This means that it takes a number of coats before your eyelashes are fully covered, creating a number of problems:
- Your eyelashes stick together and look clumpy
- It takes far too long to dry
- After a couple of hours, the mascara starts to flake
- Your eyelashes are left feeling heavy and shapeless
This mascara claims to elongate and curl eyelashes, whilst simultaneously making your eyes seem bigger. I agree that this mascara elongates lashes, however only after a number of coats, which creates the aforementioned problems. Fortunately, there are many similar types of mascara that can provide these benefits without any of these associated drawbacks.
Rimmel scandal eyes mascara is relatively cheap (£4.99 Boots), however other brands such as Maybelline offer better quality for around the same price. The waterproof mascara in this range is a better product as the wand is not too dense and thus gives a more even coating. However, it is worth noting that as with many waterproof mascaras, it can damage your eyelashes, as it is tough to remove.
I would not personally recommend this mascara as it is difficult to apply and does not give good results. I think it makes more sense to spend a little bit more to purchase higher quality mascara such as Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara.