Thursday, May 16, 2013

Review -- Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eye Liner Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eye Liner (Nude & Light Blue)

I'm not exactly a morning person, so when I have to get up and actually get out of the house early, I'm all about faking a bright-eyed look.

Popping a light colored eyeliner on your waterline is a neat, little trick because it brightens your eyes and makes them look just a bit bigger and you don't have to be a makeup artist to do it.

White liner is a popular choice for this trick and I have a couple that I like but it can definitely look a little stark sometimes, particularly if you're wearing a darker eye look.

Nude or skintone liners are a good alternative, and I've been trying quite a few over the past few months to try to find a shade that really works with my skintone and a formula that lasts for more than an hour.

Now, I historically have terrible luck with wearing liner on my waterline. It can disappears in what seems like a matter of minutes on my eyes -- and that's with budget-friendly options from the drugstore or high end options from Sephora or the department store.

When I heard that Rimmel had come out with a new range of liners that included some promising light shades, I decided to give them a try. 

The ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eye Liners are similiar to Rimmel's previous kohl liners in that they have a soft, creamy texture that makes them very easy to work with. I also don't have any trouble getting them to stick to the waterline as can sometimes happen with waterproof formulas.

In terms of staying power, these can stay pretty vivid for up to four hours on my waterline, which is pretty amazing where my eyes are concerned.  And at the four hour mark, they haven't completely disappeared -- they've just faded to the point where the look is a little more subtle, which isn't so terrible all things considered.

I bought the ScandalEyes Liners in two shades: Nude (005) and Light Blue (008).

The Nude shade is your basic skintone colored liner.  It offers a pretty natural look on the waterline, though it is slightly darker than my skin so it's not quite as subtle as it could be.

Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eye Liner in Nude
The  Light Blue shade is exactly as it sounds -- a very light sky blue. Normally, I wouldn't purchase a shade like this because I honestly wouldn't have known what to do with it.  However, just before I found these at Ulta, I'd read a tip somewhere about using a light blue on the waterline instead of white or nude.  I was intrigued and decided to give it a try when I say that Rimmel had just the shade to fit the bill.

And I have to say, I love the effect.  It's certainly not as subtle as nude, but it doesn't read as in your face blue when it's on the waterline.  There's also something about it that I think enhances my blue eyes, but that might just be my imagination.

Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eye Liner in Light Blue

Both shades work well for what I wanted them too -- sometimes, I'll also use them to highlight the inner corner if I'm in a hurry and they're both good for that as well.

Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eye Liners: Nude (top) & Light Blue (bottom)
 The Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eye Liners also come in more traditional colors like black and brown, as well as fun shades like turquoise. Seeing how well the lighter shade work on the waterline, I'd have no qualms buying other shades. There's actually a pretty taupe shade that I'd like to get to use below the lower lashline. 

I paid $4.49 for these liners at Ulta, but they're available anywhere that Rimmel is sold.  Around here, both CVS and Walgreen's carry them.

I'd definitely recommend these liners in general and these shades in particular if you like using light shades on the waterline.  If you're super fair like I am, the Nude shade may be a bit darker than your natural skintone but the difference isn't so great that the look is unnatural.

Have you tried the Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eye Liners?  What's your favorite liner for the waterline?


  1. The Nude color looks beautiful, but I heard these liners don’t last well on the waterline .

    1. They don't last very long on the waterline -- I can get about 4 hours out of them. But honestly, I've yet to find a liner that stays on my waterline all day. Even the UD 24/7 Liners fade on me. I guess my eyes are super watery. :P


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