Rimmel Volume Flash Scandal Eyes Mascara is a newly launched volumizing mascara for Summer 2012. I have a decent relationship with Rimmel mascara so I was terribly curious about this as I’m always on the hunt for fatter, juicer lashes.
Perhaps Flash ScandalEyes Mascara would be my new BFF for longer, fatter lashes yes?
With a name like Volume Flash Scandal Eyes one does get excited. Jeepers sounds so terribly exciting!
With a large, bushier brush in a more traditional design I really had hopes for this one but outside of lengthening I really didn’t see a ton of volume from this mascara.
Formula proves very lightweight and doesn’t have a stiff, crunchy texture or finish after application. The brush is overly large but still manages to apply without any “poke” your eye accidents. I liked the brush a lot as it gets back to more traditional mascara brushes versus all the new plastic bristles ones they keep trying to sway us with. It also applies quite well and I’m not left with any clumps or a spidery lash finish. It seems to hold well in humidity without it running or fading and removes fairly quickly!
It does a fair job of making my lashes longer but in regards to volume I really see absolutely no results here. It doesn’t surprise me overly much as this brush seems like a good idea for volume in some aspects but in theory it just doesn’t do the trick.
Overall, Rimmel Volume Flash ScandalEyes Mascara is a sincere disappointment as you can see from my before and after pictures. Length yes? Volume absolutely not.
Available now at drugstores.