Rimmel Scandal Eyes Lycra Flex Mascara – Review & swatches

Rimmel Scandal Eyes Lycra Flex Mascara – Review & swatches

Saturday, June 01, 2013 Sara Hassan , 12 Comments
Rimmel Scandal Eyes Lycra Flex Mascara

First off, there are so many Scandal Eyes mascaras on the market, it’s hard to pick one. Luckily, I have had the chance to try almost all of them and of all, I like this one better though it has its downsides too.

Scandal Eyes Lycra Flex Mascara
The first oversized volume mascara with Lycra for soft and flexible lashes. Flexible formula enhanced with weightless Lycra technology makes lashes look full and voluptuous but remain flexible, never stiff or brittle! Layer it on now and later for buildable drama!

Rimmel Scandal Eyes Lycra Flex Mascara
Rimmel Scandal Eyes Lycra Flex Mascara
Rimmel Scandal Eyes Lycra Flex Mascara
Rimmel Scandal Eyes Lycra Flex Mascara
Before and after application of Rimmel Scandal Eyes Lycra Flex mascara
Rimmel Scandal Eyes Lycra Flex Mascara -- Before & After Application (2 coats)
My thoughts
The new Scandal Eyes Lycra Flex Mascara comes in a chunky green tube. I guess it's the US version that comes in a black tube. Again, the wand it comes with is quite big which could be a turn-off for those with small eyes or hooded lids. But the good thing is that the formula is alright; not too gooey or runny though it takes a minute or two to set completely. This is definitely not the kind of formula that allows you to do multiple coats and if you do that, you will end up with bunched up lashes probably because the bristles don't coat each lash individually during application. Since the wand is huge, it tends to accumulate too much of product so make sure to get rid of the excess; just pull out the wand whilst twisting it on the way out so that it goes on neatly.

The results? Well, the lengthening effect is good but what I love best about is how well it thickens my lashes in a single coat. As pointed out earlier, the product takes a bit longer to dry so applying a second coat can be achieved with ease. However, if you apply too much, it could clump your lashes together so application could be tricky! I definitely agree that it doesn't make my lashes feel stiff or brittle so I find it pretty comfortable to wear on daily basis. It holds up the curl, doesn’t smudge/flake and stays put all day. I’ve got it in Black which is indeed very pigmented so no complaints.

Overall, it's a good mascara if you expect it to make your lashes fuller without the brittle feel. You'd enjoy this mascara if you apply it right.

You might like it if…
  • You expect it to thicken your lashes without making them feel stiff
  • You expect decent lengthening
  • It doesn’t smudge or flake all day
  • You like how the formula is really black
  • You find it affordable
You might not like it if…
  • You think the wand is huge for your eyes
  • The wand holds too much product therefore clumping lashes together
  • It takes some time to dry completely
My rating

Rimmel Scandal Eyes Lycra Flex Mascara is priced at £6.99 and could be purchased from Boots and Superdrug stores in the U.K. It hasn't yet launched here but hopefully will hit Pakistan soon for around PKR 850.

What do you think about it? Have you tried it out yet?

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  1. Great difference! Well reviewed Sara :)

  2. Certainly a great new mascara from rimmel . The brush is humongous but performance wise it's good for the price .

  3. Sounds good for the price, I can clearly see the difference in before/after photos! Nice review! xx

  4. wearing rimmel mascaras is an art.Love the after photo.it does coat ur lashes individually which i love the most.lovely review sara.stay blessed.

  5. I just LOVE your eyes, mashallah!
    Excellent review, love the green colored tube, eye-catching really!

  6. I am not a big fan of rimmel's mascaras.i like their blushes though.. Very informative post sara :)

  7. Can you please do an eyebrow tutorial/post?

  8. I can't stand stiff clumpy lashes, makes me feel like I'm holding tons of weight on my lids. this sounds good if it doesn't make lashes stiff.
    thanks for sharing xx

  9. Happy to know it turned out nice fr u:)i hate mine show off one:(

  10. I have seen this one here at Naheed! It looks great on your lashes.

  11. I just got it and the wand is HUGE!!
    and Sara I put up a follow widget in my blog as u said!
    Thanks for visiting!

  12. I like the wand but I don't like the clumping.. Skipping this one


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