Scandalous Rimmel color impact! It’s the end of dull, subtle colour with this multi-dimensional cream water proof and crease proof shadow formula. Spatula applicator delivers high intensity coverage in one simple stroke.
Rimmel’s brand new ScandalEyes Eye Shadow Paints are cream waterproof eye shadows available in 12 shades and are said to be crease-proof and intense. This review is for all 12 shades.
These shadows come in clear, plastic tubes. Each has a pinched, doe-footed applicator.
Beige is a frosty, metallic white. Mercury Silver is a pale, metallic silver. Pink Lace is a pale, frosty pink. Beige, Mercury Silver, and Pink Lace are almost opaque, but do show a little bit of the skin underneath when applied to the lid. You need to be careful with layering these 3 shades because they can start to look dry and cracked on the lids once the product sets. I found that keeping these to a single, thin layer produced the best finish.
Peachy Apricot is a metallic rose gold. Golden Bronze is, as it is named, a metallic golden bronze. Chestnut Taupe is a slightly dusty-plum-toned taupe shade. Rich Russet is a shimmering golden brown. Pomegranate is a deep, metallic pomegranate. Berry Chrome is a vibrant, metallic cranberry. All of these shades can be opaque once layered, with some of them going on opaque the fist swipe-around. These shades also don’t create the cracked/dry surface that the lighter shades seem to.
Manganese Purple is a rich, medium purple with violet shimmer. But the formula for this Eye Shadow Paint was completely different from the others. It was separated so that part of the paint was clear, and other part of the paint was dry purple pigment. Mixing the formula together didn’t make the cream fluid or stick together, so it still went on streaky when applied. I don’t know if I just received a dud, or if the formula for Manganese Purple is bad.
Slate Grey is a deep, gunmetal grey-silver. Velvet Black is a midnight black with silver shimmer and seems to be the only shade of the 12 paints that doesn’t have a metallic finish and, instead, has shimmer in it. Because these 2 shades are dark, they need to be applied more carefully. You have to apply them in thinner layers if you want to blend them through the crease and use a fairly dense, synthetic-bristled brush.
Overall, with the exception of Manganese Purple, the Eye Shadow Paints have a thin cream formula. The shadows are richly pigmented and metallic.
The formula glides across the skin (again, with the exception of Manganese Purple) without resistance, dries quickly, and then does not budge. Overall, these eye shadows go at least 5 hours, even without primer applied, before they show signs of creasing. The medium, neutral shades go longest without showing signs of creasing, while the light and dark shades show creasing more visibly.
This formula adheres tightly to the skin (which is what makes them so long-wearing and crease-resistant), so people with very dry skin will want to avoid this formula. Those with mature skin will also probably want to opt for something that is not so metallic in finish.
Ease of Use: 9/10
This formula is simple to apply to the skin, though I’d recommend more careful application for the lightest and darkest shades. For the neutral, medium colors, you can get away with applying them utilizing just the doe-foot applicator, even in the crease. For the light shades, make sure to not layer them too much. For the dark shades, apply thin layers if you want to blend them through the crease.
This formula dries and sets quickly, so do one eye at a time if you are blending the color. If you’re wearing these for a half-day, there’s no need to apply primer underneath. For a full day, you should apply primer to insure against creasing.
For under $5.00 you get 0.23 fl oz (7 ml) of product.