Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeshadow Paints ($4.49) are a new permanent cream eyeshadow launching at drugstores this Spring 2014. I recently ran across them at my local Harmons but was only able to snag two shades as the display was completely cleared out.
I believe they are available in five shades and remind me a good deal of NYX Cream Shadow in consistency, formula, and finish.
Let’s take a look!
Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeshadow Paints are a liquid cream shadow with a high pigmentation on swatch and a slight cooling feel during application. They have a metallic finish at first application but actually blend out to a more semi-matte finish.
The creamy consistency of the formula makes for very easy application and the set time gives you plenty of time to build and blend. As soon as these set they are pretty much budge and smudge proof but still manage to remove easily with cleanser. They market them as eight hours of wear without creasing or fading and on my drier eyes I got in that eight hours and you can add a few extra hours to that number because I put them on around 10ish in the AM on a Saturday and proceeded to get to 2 AM without the color creasing!
They include a flat sponge for application but I prefer swiping the sponge on my finger and applying, and blending out with it because I have a bit more control where color ends up. One of the slightly disappointing aspects of the formula is they apply beautifully metallic but it is difficult to build up color to that finish. As I blend the color gets sheerer and sheerer and leaves behind a softer color versus the incredible intense metallic you get when swatching or during the initial application. Aside from this thought they were incredibly easy to use, beautifully formulated, and quite lovely with a strong wear!
Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeshadow Paints are worth a pick up should you run across them at drugstores. I def wish colors were a bit more saturated but I can work with these for sure.
Anyone try ’em?