Scandaleyes Waterproof Gel Eyeliner
Last Updated:02.04.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

Rimmel packaged this gel-cream eyeliner to include a built-in, short-handle brush, making it a viable option for application on-the-go. While the brush does work in a pinch, you're better off using a regular-size brush for more control (try Paula's Choice Precision Liner Brush).

In terms of performance, the gel-cream texture glides on effortlessly and imparts rich, bold, flake-free color. Be sure to allow ample time for the liner to set, though, and even then, it can smudge.

We wouldn't classify this as waterproof, but you will need a good makeup remover to get it off. Shades include hues of black, blue, plum, and brown, although some stores offer only black.

  • Gel-cream texture glides on effortlessly.
  • Doesn't flake.
  • Imparts rich, smooth color.
  • Attractive shades.
  • The included brush is OK, but a regular-size brush works better.
  • Isn't quite waterproof, but does require makeup remover.
Brand Overview

Rimmel At-A-Glance

Strengths: Inexpensively priced; a great pressed bronzing powder; several impressive mascaras; a collection of praiseworthy of lip color products including gloss and lipstick; a couple of good foundations.

Weaknesses: Not the most user-friendly packaging; lackluster skincare-esque products; some gimmicky makeup items that turn out to be duds.

Rimmel is a London-based company, under the ownership of Coty Inc. since 1996 (Coty also owns other cosmetic lines such as philosophy and Sally Hansen). A self-proclaimed “edgy” cosmetics line that’s all about experimentation and “setting trends, not following them”, Rimmel livens things up with a mix of trendy and classic shade options and new product launches at a rapid pace.

While not all of Rimmel’s products are an absolute hit, there are some individual standout items (see top-rated reviews) that can compete with the best of what’s out there—at rock bottom prices no less. A few of their lip color products deserve special mention for their elegant texture and fashion-forward colors.

Where Rimmel falls into hit-or-miss territory is with its excessive collection of mascaras (it seems as though they launch a new one every month) which makes it confusing to try to figure out which one is the best. Some are impressive and absolutely worth buying, while others are gimmicky duds. Lucky for you, we’ve put them rigorous testing so you can make an informed decision! Oh, what our lashes go through so you avoid frustration and wasting money!

Rimmel also dabbles in a smidgen of skincare-esque products that claim to go above and beyond the norm. For various reasons mentioned within the individual reviews, these products tend to fall short of being worthwhile purchases, even at their bargain-friendly price point. Overall, while Rimmel has some misses, they earn our praise for several good to excellent makeup items at nearly unbeatable prices. Sort by three-star and four-star rating under this brand to find the best of what Rimmel has to offer!

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.

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

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My Fav

I have tried numerous liners, many more highly rated but this is my fave ! I have no issues with the brush. Takes micro space in my makeup bag and takes forever to go through the product. I've been using daily for months and have barely put a dent in the product. Goes right where I put it, just give it a bit to set before you blink and you're good for hours. Needs a touch up during a long day but this is one I'll repurchase.

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Lisa C.
brush is fine

I just want to say that I NEVER use a longer brush, especially if your looking for control. I just bought a min Bobbi Brown Ultra fine liner. Its 3 Inches long....I get the best control. As for the gel, no smearing for me , I love the plum color.

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Travels well

This eyeliner is packaged to travel well, goes on easily with good control, and I haven't had smudging issues like some other similar products. I would recommend it.

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Lauran M.
Do not buy

I bought this eye liner it says its water proof and lasts up to 24 hours it doesn't even last 2 hours before smearing. Do not recommend.

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