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REVIEW: Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Show Off Mascara

Review of Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Mascara - Show Off

When I was in college, kohl and liquid liner used to be my constant companions. I would never leave the house without applying them. I kinda felt "naked" without them. Now, a decade later the kohl and liquid liners have taken a backseat and the one product that I deem truly necessary for days when you are rushing out is the mascara. So when I realised that we had Parcos stocking up on Rimmel London products in Pune as well, I just had to go and check out the brand and I picked up the Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Show Off Mascara.

Now I have this peculiar habit. I read reviews of a product only after I have bought them. Yeah! They don't really help in any way but I still read them... And so after I got back home with the Purple tube full of mascara, I started reading up on the reviews. Review after review girls were raving about this little drugstore product. It lifts, lengthens and volumizes everyone gushed and I beamed at myself and my smart choice :P

Then I tried it... Lo and Behold! It failed miserably! I thought I got it wrong and so gave it multiple shots but it just wouldn't work for me. It was a total disaster for me! And I realized why... The mascara seems to work for normal to gorgeous lashes. If you have anything lesser than normal lashes then you might want to steer clear of it. Unfortunate but true!

Now if you have normal to gorgeous lashes, you may want to continue with reading the post...

The packaging reminds me of Maybelline's Colossal Mascara with a fun, colorful and a girly tube. I used to like such packaging say about a couple of years back, now I prefer a classier look. But for a drugstore brand the packaging is indeed good.

Now, coming to the wand... The brush I guess is the USP of this mascara. It has a a normal brush with "rubberish" bristles that taper to a ball shape. The "ball" part of the brush helps with coating the lower lashes easily. Because of the "rubberised" brush, there is little to no clumping and hence if you are looking for a no clump mascara then this is for you. It does not clump even after 3-4 coats!

Price of The Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Show Off Mascara

It costs INR 399/-

Oooohhsss And Aaaahhhsss!!!
1. Does not cause clumping at all.
2. Easy on the pocket
3. The ball like part of the brush indeed is helpful in coating the lower lashes.
4. Does not cause any stinging or watering of the eye.

1. Does absolutely nothing for sparse eye lashes
2. The "rubberised" brush might take a little getting used to.
3. Not a fan of the funky packaging.


It absolutely did not work for me. But if you have decent lashes naturally then this may just work for you. Try is at your own risk though...

Overall Rating:
5/10 for sparse lashes.

Other Mascara Reviews

1. Ellis Faas Mascara E401 - Reviewed HERE
2. MAC Zoom Fast Black Lash Macara - Reviewed HERE


  1. Hmm I am not so sure if I want to give this one a try! I just tried Maybelline Magnum Mascara and absolutely loved the feline effect it gave!
    Btw where is Parcos in Pune?

    1. Maybelline Magnum Mascara? Ooohhh haven't heard of it... Lemme go trolling beauty blogs now ;) Btw have you reviewed it yet?
      This Rimmel London Scandal Eyes is such a dud ya... but it has some raving reviews of blogs from abroad... :/
      There are two Parcos in Pune as far as i know... One in Koregaon Park Plaza and the other in Phoenix Market City, Viman Nagar :)

  2. your eyes look innocent :)
    I agree .. i too love buying products and THEN reading reviews . I think reading reviews and then buying takes away the charm of buying/shopping them and the mystery/curiosity one harbors before using the product . SO ... dont feel bad that this one was a miss .
    How are you ? When are your baby sis make up photos coming up ? I am waiting .

    1. OMG thats sooo true Preeti... It is the excitement and the rush of buying and "experiencing" a product that is so awesome! Reading reviews before hand totally spoils the fun ;) At least I as a beauty blogger shouldn't be saying this but it is true :P
      And yup I am yet to start working on the post that'll show my sister's makeup ;) I am just feeling too lazy to actually sit down and start writing :/

  3. Me gonna skip this...I have invisibel lashes..he he he

    1. ah! same pinch babe... i have like invisible lashes as you can see in the pic ;)

  4. Because of the ballish tip, I still might five it a try. Why is it that i like everything about you Suma?

    1. awwwwwweeeeee that is sooooo sweet of you to say Nivedita :D he he I feel like giggling like a teenager now ;) he he... but thank you :) :*

  5. not at all worth buying..i liked the packaging though..!

    1. aha! i thought as much... I knew girls would fall for the cute packaging :D he he... it is really cute and girly isn't it ;)

  6. Thank you for the geniune review.. i guess i will skip this :)


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