Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara Review and Swatches

Latest from Rimmel London, we have ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara, an innovative mascara with an hourglass brush to plump lashes, fan them up and out for bold, wide-eyed volume.

Rimmel London ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara
Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara

Like the rest of the ScandalEyes mascaras, the ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara comes in a huge chubby tube. The black and white packaging has a’60s retro vibe that is very fitting for its name. There are 2 shades available – Black and Extreme Black – in both regular and waterproof versions.

At first, I was a little intimidated by the size of wand. That thing was HUGE and much bigger than what I would normally prefer. However, the hourglass shape – a smaller tip and bigger base – worked out quite nicely in getting those hard-to-reach lashes in the corners and really gave the outer lashes a lift. On the bottom lashes though, I would stick to mascaras with a longer, thinner wand like the Rimmel London Glam’Eyes Mascara.

The formula instantly added length and volume to my lashes without too much clumping. And like most of the Rimmel mascaras I have tried, it wore really well without flaking, smudging or running, yet washed off easily with warm water.

Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara hourglass wand
Closeup of Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara wand

Wearing Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara in Extreme Black
Wearing Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara in Extreme Black

Rimmel ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara is available at drugstores nationwide for $6.99.

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Review overview
Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. I was in the UK over the Christmas holiday and I bought everything that I could find from the scandaleyes collection including this mascara. I think you are right on with your review! peacockbeauty.net

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