Today’s review is on a product that I am a little bit scared to talk about because it has reached an insane level of cult stardom. Or something.
The Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohls are often touted as a drugstore alternative to many high-end creamy eyeliners because of its rich and creamy texture, as well as impressive pigmentation, and staying power. These do not budge, apparently. And—apparently—I had to try them out.
Color me surprised when the first time I used the black liner. I used it to tightline my upper waterline (which, by the way, applies impressively. I have a very sensitive upper waterline) and it was so creamy and smooth, and I loved it.
Then it traveled to my bags. And stayed put.
I tried it again on a different day, this time on my lower lashline and in between my upper lashes. This is pictured above. Again, after a few hours—a case of smudgerama. Anyway, I guess I should note that I have watery eyes and I live in a country that is humid 99% of the time. I should note also that I used Urban Decay’s Primer Potion on my upper and lower lids, and UDPP has never let me down, so I honestly don’t know what the deal is.
Swatched, from L-R: Black, Nude, Taupe. The two extra lines are from the Taupe pencil, because I was trying to see if there was actually shimmer in the color. (There is a slight, slight case of shimmer here.)
On the hand, these liners are practically smudge-proof, except for the black. That one smeared around a lot when I tried to wash them off. I don’t know, I guess I just wasn’t impressed by the performance of these because I haven’t had a liner smudge on me, like the black one did, in a long time. The other two are passable, but also nothing super exceptional.
I wouldn’t really purchase the black one again, which is weird to type because I feel like I’m the only person to dislike these liners. Maybe they’ll work better on me in a colder climate, but for now, these are a pass for me.
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