Another day another Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara to tackle! This time around it’s Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara for Spring 2014 arriving at drugstores now.
I’m generally ok with the Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara Collection however, the last two or three releases have left me with a bad taste in my mouth so I wasn’t sure Retro Glam was going to do it for me.
Here’s some thoughts!
Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara has an hourglass shaped applicator and comes in both waterproof and non waterproof formulas. Supposedly this gives lashes a bold, wide eye look with a false lash-like finish.
Admittedly, I always have a difficult time getting to the inner and outer corner of my lashes but the hourglass shape of this applicator is actually very helpful in getting to all lashes. The bigger ends of side at the applicator make it so you can pull those pesky inner and outer lashes upwards and out lending them some nice length. The formula is quite black and a bit wetter but it sets to a dry non-stiff finish within seconds of application. I didn’t have issues with it clumping and this waterproof version I indulged in wore strongly without smearing, flaking, or disappearing through a twelve hour period.
To me it keeps the promise of a wide eye look as it produces more natural, fluttery, or what I call doll-like lashes. However, bold and and false lash-like is overkill. I’d love more volume here….it separates my lashes a bit too much which makes them longer yes but also a bit wimpy looking as if I just combed through them versus actually applied a few layers of mascara.
Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara is all about natural, fluttery lashes but don’t expect volume or drama. For that you might need to layer another mascara!
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