June 28, 2013

Rimmel Scandaleyes Flex Mascara

There seems to be a new mascara on the market every week these days. Unless you are looking to spoil yourself, there is no real need to splash out on a high-end one anymore with all the excellent ones in Boots and Superdrug! As we've said before, though, the lines between high street and high-end are becoming increasingly blurred. As the price of mascaras from L'Oreal creeps closer to the €20 mark, it's probably wiser to look to the likes of Rimmel if you're looking for value on the high street. We've taken note of how much you guys enjoyed our last joint review, and are back with another - today, we're chatting about Rimmel's latest offering!

Dee's thoughts...

I used to really hate Rimmel mascaras - who remembers Extra Super Lash?! They have improved immensely, though - I was definitely taken by surprise with this one.
The premise of Scandaleyes Flex is that it is a bulidable, flexible formula, meaning that re-application during the day will be a cinch. Now, I rarely re-apply mascara unless I've had a few drinks and am really going to town with my makeup in the pub bathrooms! I did re-apply more frequently with this, though, because unlike most mascaras, this actually didn't dry my lashes out. They remained soft to the touch and clump-free even after an extra coat - I also noticed that this is a much blacker mascara than most cheaper ones.
Where expensive mascaras often shine is usually in their deep black pigment, and this one certainly matches up to a lot of high-end ones in that regard. I love the fact that the brush is a bristly one - it is huge, but that doesn't really bother me. It's very easy to apply and work with - you don't need to p[ut a lot of thought into making it look good! I found that my lashes got a really nice fanned-out, Sixties effect with this, and there wasn't a clump in sight.
So, overall, I think this is a fab mascara for the price, and proof that you don't have to cough up large amounts to get results lash-wise. I am not hugely fussy about mascaras as my lashes are black and long anyway (sorry), so I usually do just use cheap ones and would happily repurchase this.

L: One coat of Scandaleyes. R: No mascara.

Sinead's Thoughts...

I'm an utter fiend for mascara and love trying out every new offering that hits the shelves. Rimmel ScandalEyes Flex* is one of those rare mascaras that just does what mascara is intended to do. It doesn't clump or flake or crisp up lashes. Rather, it frames eyes with lovely fluttery and full lashes that are blackest black and really make a statement. My only gripe with this mascara is that it's not waterproof. As someone who's eyes water when it is windy/cold or I yawn widely, I need a mascara that won't run or that won't find it's way into my tear ducts and sting the living daylights out of my eyes!! However, this hasn't stopped me wearing this mascara almost daily for the best part of two months so, it's clearly not a massive issue! Oh, and I suppose the wand is a touch too big for the lower lashes but, I have found another product to deal with that so, keep an eye out for a review in the coming weeks!


  1. I've been very disappointed with Rimmel mascaras in the past, the only one I like is the Sexy Curves one, I think that's what it's called. Totally agree about needing waterproof, especially in windy Ireland, otherwise my mascara would be all down my face! Have to say this does look lovely on you, really seems to give length.

    Emma x

  2. I have the Lash Acclerator. I only opened it a few days ago, but I'm liking it so far.

  3. I bought this one just a little while ago and am really like it so far. Miles better than They're Real by Benefit, I just *couldn't* get that to work on me, despite the hype! :(


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