Rimmel Scandaleyes Gel Liner Review & Swatches

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Rimmel Scandaleyes gel eyeliner-2

I find it difficult to write reviews of perfectly adequate products. If I love or hate something, I have plenty to say; when something is acceptable but unexciting, it’s harder.

Rimmel’s Scandaleyes gel liner is fine.  The pigmentation is good; the wear is normal for a gel.  The texture is acceptable – it’s thicker than the L’oreal gel liners, so I find it a bit more difficult to get a crisp line, but there’s nothing terrible about it.

Rimmel Scandaleyes gel eyeliner swatch

The included brush is fine.  It’s decent for a “free” brush, but it’s a little too firm to be ideal with gel liners – it digs little holes into the gel and gets unevenly coated with liner rather than gliding on the surface of the gel.  I may repurpose it as a lip brush.

If you’re looking for a cheap-as-possible gel liner, I’d recommend the Wet n Wild instead – it’s a few dollars less and also a perfectly adequate liner (though it does dry up quickly). If you’re looking for an excellent drugstore gel liner, I’d recommend the L’oreal – it’s a few dollars more, but worth it.

What makeup items do you find acceptable but unexciting?

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  • Jaa

    Wow, the shade is pretty black, though! I’m more of a liquid/pencil eyeliner person because it’s faster but when I have more time, I reach for the gel formula. Nothing beats its creamy smooth texture! 🙂

  • Lynds

    I have used this product and it is rubish, after only a few days it had dryed out even though i had keep the lid on. Its very clumpy and does not draw on well. Would not buy again.