Scandaleyes Lycra Flex Mascara

by Rimmel  
Price:
$6.99 
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Category:
Makeup > Mascaras (regular) > Regular Mascara
Last Updated:
2/4/2013
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
Yes

This mascara quickly builds appreciable volume and length with little clumping. It offers flake-free, smudge-proof wear, and is easy to wash off. The brush is on the large side, which some may find tricky to maneuver, but if thick, long lashes are what you're after, the extra patience this mascara requires is worth it!

Pros:
  • Builds volume and length.
  • Doesn't flake or smudge.
  • Easy to remove.
Cons:
  • Large brush can be tricky to maneuver.

Rimmel is a London-based company that has been under the ownership of Coty since 1996. Coty's namesake presence in drugstores has vanished, but their history lives on via this acquisition. Once exclusive to Wal-Mart, the line has branched out and is now available in other drug and mass-market stores. Given the low to very low price points and several good products, this expansion is good news for cosmetics consumers! What's worth paying attention to when you come across this line are the mascaras, automatic pencils, and bronzing powder. The foundations and concealers are worth a look as well, but without testers, it's always a guessing game as to which color is best for you, and there are no options for darker skin tones. The needs-sharpening pencils are basic but worth a look, though a few of them smear terribly. There are dozens of nail polishes to consider, not to mention a pleasing lipstick and lip gloss selection. Actually, the Lasting Finish Lipstick deserves special mention for its elegant texture and fashion-forward colors, all for under six dollars.

My only significant complaint about Rimmel is the packaging. The tops to the blushes and eyeshadows are awkward and tricky to remove, though this is a minor technicality that's easy enough to live with, especially at these prices!

For more information about Rimmel, visit www.rimmellondon.com.

Note: Many Rimmel products featured on their Web site are not available in the United States; they are exclusive to United Kingdom drugstores. The products reviewed below are those that are consistently found at U.S. stores nationwide, specifically Target, Walgreens and Wal-Mart.

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  1. Ashley
    Reviewed on Wednesday, April 30, 2014
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    absolute favorite
    • It's true, working with the massive brush can be tricky at first, but I love the results! Best mascara I've ever used. My lashes always feel like real lashes, instead of heavy and crunchy like with other mascara formulas.

  2. LL
    Reviewed on Monday, March 17, 2014
    • Results
      1 / 4
    • Value
      1 / 4
    • Recommend
      1 / 4
    Giant Brush, hard to work with
    • Brush is so big, & does not coat lashes that well.

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