Rimmel Scandaleyes Reloaded mascara review

rimmel scandaleyes reloaded mascara review

What the brand says
Based on the highly successful Scandaleyes mascara range, Scandaleyes Reloaded claims to bring even more volume to the table. The new mascara is available in black and extreme black. It has a tapered max density brush which has been designed to capture every lash.

The Lowdown
rimmel scandaleyes reloaded mascara brushesI’ve not tried a Rimmel mascara in quite a while probably since their Rimmel Supercurler mascara came out (see the video review here). Whilst I wasn’t the biggest fan of that, I was really impressed with some of their earlier releases especially Lash Accelerator (£7.99 at Superdrug).

I had actually just bought the extreme black mascara from Boots when Rimmel sent me the two shades to try. Aside from the colour of the tubes the mascaras are pretty much identical. Scandaleyes Reloaded black is in a very vibrant orange tube whilst extreme black is a little more subdued in a plain black tube. I’m going to test one mascara on each eye to see if the different shades make any difference to the overall results.

The formula of the mascaras isn’t the wettest and it did take a little while to get a good build of up mascara on my lashes. It took several layers of the mascara on each side to get a visible result and even then it wasn’t the volume I was expecting. The majority of my lashes ended up looking clumped and I don’t think it added much volume. The length of my lashes after applying was fairly average but it did add a bit of curl.

before and after rimmel scandaleyes reloaded mascara

The mascaras do stay put all day without smudging or budging which is always a plus point.

I can’t say there was a huge difference made by the different shades of the mascaras.

I have to say I was quite disappointed by this mascara as I was expecting a lot more. My lashes ended up more clumped then volumised which was quite disappointing.

after rimmel scandaleyes reloaded mascara

I give it 1/5

Get black for £6.99 at Feel Unique
Get extreme black for £4.99 (currently on offer!) at Superdrug

Advantages

  • The mascara stays put all day without smudging
  • Adds a bit of curl to your lashes

Disadvantages

  • Leaves lashes looked clumped
  • Adds very little volume 
  • The dry formula means its quite slow to build up any visible effect
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