I haven’t tried very many Rimmel products, so during a 50% off sale at Walgreens, I picked up the new Scandal Eyes Show Off mascara – mainly because I was intrigued by the brush. I’ve seen several brushes with a spiked ball on the tip, but this is the first I’ve tried.
Here’s a close up of the brush:
I really like the mascara wand; the ball makes it easy to get the small inner and out corner lashes, and the wand as a whole is a nice size – not too big.
In the above picture, I did not curl my lashes, and I applied one thorough coat of the mascara. It does a very good job of curling and lengthening, and an okay job of volumizing. It does not clump. Do I sound unenthusiastic?
This is why – this is a photo taken about 30 minutes after application:
See those black smudges under my eye? I tried out this mascara four or five times, and every single time it smudged this badly within an hour. The first time I wore it, it was a warm day and I was helping someone move, so I thought it might just not stand up to heat very well. But when I took this photo, all I’d done after applying the mascara was sit at my computer typing for half an hour.
On the positive side, I like the wand enough that I kept it to apply other mascaras. I have already thrown out the tube (I do this occasionally, or keep the wand after using up a tube of mascara). It’s available online for about $7 at drugstore.com or Ulta, but I don’t recommend buying it!
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