I'll admit I am pretty addicted to mascara but I have a really hard time finding a kind that works well with my eyelashes. I have pretty long eyelashes already and I find that with most mascara turns them into a massive congested traffic jam of lashes that eventually causes a head on collision with each other. In other words, the lashes all clump together and just do not look pretty. The Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara claims to give you a bold, wide-eyed look with no clumps so I was excited to receive this to try out. The brush is shaped like an hourglass and it's stated on the back of the container that the brush is "shaped to the lash line to plump lashes, fanning them up and out" and "coats lashes individually for a big, false lash look in one simple stroke. No clumps"! Sounds perfect, doesn't it? Even better the mascara has been tested and approved for sensitive eyes. Not sure who would put this stuff in their eyes but more power to you if that's your thing! I'm glad I wasn't a test subject for that. Ok, yes, I was being a tad bit facetious about that. I do have sensitive skin but have never had problems with mascara. Either way it is nice to know that it is fine to use on sensitive eyes if you have had bad reactions to mascara before.
Again the brush is an hourglass shape and can be seen in the picture to the right of this. It is also quite large and chunky. I thought at first that this was going to be a sign of bad things ahead. I don't know about all of you but I have a hard time not getting mascara on the top of my eyelids and below my bottom lashes when applying mascara. I thought for sure that having a bigger brush was more likely to cause this to happen. Surprisingly, when I first used the mascara I did not get mascara anywhere but on my eyelashes! Talk about earning extra brownie points for that!
When I completed putting on the mascara I was even more surprised to not find a total eyelash pile up. No need to call in the tow truck to pull them apart and get them all lined up in an orderly fashion (fyi, tow truck = eyelash comb I usually have to use to separate them). One coat equaled perfection. I'll give the mascara 100 brownie points for that!
Last part was waiting to see how it dried and if it lasted throughout the day. A lot of mascara will begin to flake off the second it dries and nobody likes that! This mascara dried and stayed put. On top of that it lasted throughout the day and did not create a disastrous massacre on my face when I rubbed my eye. Unlimited brownie points for both of those amazing feats.
All in all, I would say I think I have found my new favorite mascara. While these were my results and may differ from person to person, I highly recommend trying the mascara out for yourself. You have nothing to lose but wasted minutes from using another brand of mascara that takes a lot longer to use or several coats to get the look you want!
Here are pictures of each eye where one has no mascara and the other I used Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara. Sorry they are not the best quality but I think you can tell just how amazing this mascara from them!
|without mascara :(|
|with mascara :)|
**I received these products complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster! This review is my personal opinion of the Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara and I was not compensated or paid for this review.