January 14, 2014

Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeshadow Paints Review & Swatches

Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeshadow Paints

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.

Rimmel pomegranate Scandaleyes Eyeshadow Paints

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!

Rimmel manganese purple Scandaleyes Eyeshadow Paints

Manganese Purple

Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeshadow Paints swatches


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 Paint fotd

Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeshadow Paints fotd

Wearing Pomegranate

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?

Do share!

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  • cat

    I feel like I’d just make a mess with these. How do you think they compare to Covergirl shadowblast products?

    • Isabella Muse

      i hated CV Shadowblast so I couldn’t really compare as those sheered out terribly, had a really slow dry down, etc…these are much better formula.

  • Ashley

    definitely not the most saturated things, but you could always build on the color with a sheer wash of shimmer or color on top. love cream eye shadows just have a hard time finding a nice consistency I like.

  • Amber

    I bought the Taupe one from Ulta – I agree they are a bit sheer, but I like it for a nice subtle look!

  • Sally Leonard

    Love the Pomegranate shade under MAC x 9 Burgundy! It lasted all day and night with primer.