First Impression: Rimmel Scandaleyes Eye shadow stick

Friday, February 21, 2014

Hello ladies, today I'll be doing a first impression on the Rimmel Scandaleyes Eye shadow sticks that I got as a part of my Secret Santa present. The moment I opened the package I knew I wanted to do a first impression on these two, but until now I just hadn't had the time to get around to actually doing it. Better late than never, right?

I received two shades; 002 Bulletproof Beige that is actually more gold than beige shade, and 003 Bad Girl Bronze, a dark-bronze-brown shade. 
Rimmel products aren't available here in Slovenia, but I did found them on FeelUnique where they retail for 5,84€. You get 0.11 oz/ 3,25g of product and on FeelUnique you can choose between five different shades.
 I'm really happy that I got these two, because I know I wouldn't wear any of the rest. 
Scandaleyes Eye shadow sticks look like a crayon and I like the fact that at the end of the stick you can see the colour . They're aren't twist up, which I would prefer, so you have to sharpen them. 
On the packaging it says that this is a 24h/waterproof eye shadow stick. The claim about lasting 24h is honestly ridiculous to me, I don't know if someone would wear make-up for a day straight, I know I wouldn't.  And the claim about being waterproof is also not true, since they can be removed with water only. But I'm not a big fan of waterproof makeup anyway, so I don't mind that. 

Top; Swatched & blended without a primer (L to  R: 002 & 003)
Bottom: Swatched & blended with a primer (L to R: 002 & 003)

I decided to apply them using a primer on one eye and without a primer on the other. For comparison I did the same on my hand, which you can see on the photo above.
When I started applying the 002 Bulletproof Beige the tip just fell off and I was just hoping that it won't be the same as it was with the Avon eyeliner. Luckily it was all good when I sharpened it. I can tell you that they sharpen really nicely and easily. They're not too soft and don't create a complete mess on your sharpener and the tip doesn't just melt off afterwards.
The consistency is very creamy but not overly soft, they're opaque but the 003 Bad Girl Bronze is even more pigmented than the 002. They're also easily buildable and have a nice shimmery, not overly glittery finish.
The 002 applied quite patchy on the eye without a primer, but I didn't had the same problem with the 003. I find that it's better to blend them using your fingers but you have to blend them immediately since they dry up really quickly. 
I noticed quite a difference when I apply them on top of a primer; here the 002 didn't apply patchy at all, the colour was even more vivid and even the blending was easier and faster.  

As for the lasting power goes, I have to say I was quite impressed. The shadow on the eye without a primer started fading a little bit after 6 hours (keep in my mind that I have oily eyelids) but it didn't got into my crease. When I washed it off after 8 hours, the colour was completely faded, all that was left were glitters. 
The colour on the eye with a primer ( UD Primer potion) was after 8 hours completely the same as it was when I first applied it, so no creasing or fading whatsoever.

All in all, I'm giving the Scandaleyes Eye shadow sticks a big thumbs up. I think that I'll get a lot of wear out of these two, especially out of the 003, but I do wish there were some other shades available. 

Have you tried Rimmel Scandaleyes Eye shadow sticks yet?


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16 komentarji

  1. Oba odtenka sta mi ful lepa. <3

    1. Tudi meni ja, čeprav mi je 003 še lepši kot 002 :)

  2. Pretty shades, really want to try them :)

  3. These look beautiful on your eyes xx

  4. Waa ful mi je všeč, pa še tvojim učkam zelo paše :)

  5. the two look great together! I saw these at my local drugstore the other day (we FINALLY got them!) and I wasn't sure if I wanted them! Now I'll definitely give them a second glance!

    1. Yes, they really are a great combo. Lucky you, definitely give them a go...It's such a shame we can't get Rimmel products here in Slovenia -.-

  6. Res lepa odtenka! In če sta torej še tako obstojna - super!

    1. Jap, mene sta popolnoma presenetila z obstojnostjo :)


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