*This item was won in a competition by Rimmel through Twitter, this however will not affect my review and as always I will give you my honest opinion!*
So about a month or two back I actually won a Rimmel Scandal Eyes Flex mascara through a competition by Rimmel on twitter! As you guys know I have tried and reviewed the original Rimmel Scandal Eyes mascara here so I was very interested to see how the Lycra flex variation would perform. The appeal about this mascara is that it shouldn't leave the lashes feeling brittle or dry or stiff in any way, a bold claim to be made by any mascara as every different type I have tried has done just that. However I can honestly tell you it lives up to those claims! This mascara is available in black and extreme black and retails for £6.99. Check out the boots website here or go checkout the Rimmel website itself on the product here.
Above: Rimmel Scandal Eyes Lycra Flex mascara on the left and the mascara wand on the right
Above is the picture I took straight after the mascara came to me in the mail. It only took a few days to come which I was very happy about, it came just in time for my birthday! The first thing you obviously notice is the lime green color of the packaging. The US version is actually a sleek black which looks very nice, personally I don't mind the color of the packaging as it helps me to distinguish clearly each mascara from one another. The wand of the brush is exactly the same as the original scandal eyes mascara brush, very big and very fluffy and thick. The formula smells exactly the same also for those of you that are weird like me and smell every make-up item you buy! The real difference is supposed to be in the formula so I decided to put it to the test.
Above: The mascara on my lashes - two coats
As I mentioned in my original review of the Rimmel Scandal Eyes mascara, the scandal eyes formula for me is a very natural effect mascara which I chose to wear for my volunteer work after reviewing it and just deemed it as my natural day/work mascara. So I decided I would use and test this on those same days for the same purpose. Like I have mentioned in previous reviews of mascaras I love a bold eye look so I tried to subtract my love of elongated voluminous thick lashes out of the equation! However in my opinion this version of the Rimmel Scandal eyes did give more lift to the lashes and a slight curl! I was impressed, and because of the different formula it didn't look like I had any mascara on!
On to the claims of it feeling natural? Well it does just that! It doesn't feel like you have mascara on at all! When I took it off it was also very easy to! There was no stubborn fighting with my eyes to remove the mascara.
Overall I would recommend this to younger girls after a mascara or for those of us that need a no fuss or subtle mascara, possibly for work! Now on to my usual positives and negatives!
- Cheap - £6.99
- Easily available in stores and online
- Build-able between coats
- Allows for a subtle look
- Doesn't feel like you have mascara on!
- Easy to remove
- Those who like their packaging of products to look sleek may not prefer the packaging
Thanks for reading yet another Rimmel Scandal Eyes review guys! So have you tried any of the Rimmel Scandal Eyes mascaras? Whats your opinion? Let me know in the comments below!