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REVIEW: Rimmel Scandaleyes Show Off Mascara

I am in a testing mascaras phase. The latest one that I have used is from Rimmel. In fact this is the first product from Rimmel that I am trying. Rimmel is supposed to be a pretty pocket friendly brand. Their compacts and lipsticks are very inexpensive but I can’t say the same for their mascara. Considering that this is the only mascara that I have tried from this brand I can’t really talk in comparison with any of their other mascaras.

Price: 465INR
The Scandaleyes range is all about enhancing your eyes. This mascara that I bought is called Showoff. I like that fact this is a nice bright pink package but it is a really fat tube. It occupies so much space if you are travelling with it. The cap closes with a click so you don’t have to worry about it coming loose.

The  brush is pretty unique. It is like the tip of the brush is a separate unit that was attached.The wand is easy to use. I find that I do have to remove excess mascara that gets stuck on the end of the wand. The formula of the mascara is not very wet. It tends to be a bit dry but I have had no flaking issues with it.

It is not water resistant or water proof. However you will need makeup remover to remove all traces of this mascara.

It isn’t very volumizing or lengthening. It just makes my eye lashes look black and separated. It does its job as a mascara but there is no wow factor.. I mean for the price I want something to be excited about. It does hold the curl and I haven’t faced any problem with terms of clumping.

  • Not a very wet mascara
  • No clumping
  • No flaking
  • Dries quickly

  • Not waterproof or water resistant.
  • No “Wow” factor

Overall it is a good mascara but not amazing. For the price I am certainly looking for something more.

Would I buy it again?
Nope! I would rather buy some other mascara from Rimmel and try that.

Rating: 3.5 /5  for the price, I definitely want something to rave about.