Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Rimmel London | Scandal Eyes Retro Glam


A while back I won the Scandal Eyes Retro Glam Mascara by Rimmel London with giveaway held by Marlies on her blog Golden Mirrors and Pink Bows! I had never considered buying this mascara myself, so I was very happy when I so unexpectedly had the chance to try it! It is a great way to step out of your comfort box or just trying new things!

The Scandal Eyes Retro Glam Mascara must be a sister from the Scandal Eyes Mascaras that come in bright orange holders! Retro Glam comes in a sleek black holder that is similarly shaped to its previously mentioned sister. The vibe the holder gives off is not classy, though. Instead it has a more groovy vibe to it. Errr, groovy? Who still says that?! Well, the circles and black and white color contrast kind of takes me back to the 1960s! This also makes sense, because Rimmel London advertises the mascara as "retro mania, bold, wide-eyed false lash look"! Does that remind you of Twiggy too? The it-model from the 1960s who was known for her big wide-eyed, poppy eyes! 


When you open the mascara a huge brush comes out in the shape of an hourglass. I am not very used to such big brushes that come in this shape, but I actually like that it is so big. As long as it applies easily. The holder contains 0.41 fl oz/12 ml of product and mine is in the shade "Black" (#001). All of this sounds very appealing to me. I am always looking for a mascara that will open up my eyes properly and give a bit of a dramatic effect. However, the most important thing to me is volume. Will the Retro Glam Mascara also provide enough volume?! Rimmel London claims it does, so let us look a the swatches.

left: mascara free eye lashes | right: 1 layer of Retro Glam mascara
As you can see on the picture above, the brush divided my messy eye lashes without clumping. On the pictures on the right I am wearing one layer of the mascara on my upper lashes only (the picture below on the right also on my lower lashes). Surprisingly so, the Retro Glam Mascara applies extremely easily to my eyelashes. The hourglass-shaped brush allows for easy access to both the longer and shorter eyelashes without creating a mess, such as clumps. I am really amazed with the lack of clumps no matter how many layers of mascara I applied. The mascara really opens up the eyes, darkens the lashes and gives it a good curl, so you will not need a curler for this. The only downside I can come up with is that I do not think it gives off enough volume. Not nearly enough. I want more. I always want more. So this is something that the brand could improve on!


The Scandal Eyes Retro Glam Mascara has been one of my two go-to mascaras that I always grab whenever I am in need of some mascara. If I want a more natural look, I would go for a different mascara, but I tend to go for wide and open eyes. So if that is what you are looking for too, then you should definitely try out the Retro Glam Mascara! It comes in three shades (as far as I know): "Black", "Extreme Black" and "Carbon Black", or in waterproof. What do you look for in a mascara? Is a groovy wide-eyed look something you want too?


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41 comments

  1. That is so cool that you won a giveaway, I NEVER win those things!! And great post! <3 - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  2. That is so cool that you won a giveaway, I NEVER win those things!! And great post! <3 - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  3. I have tried the ScandalEyes mascara that came in the orange tube, and I really liked how it didn't clump as much as other mascaras I've bought. I didn't know they had this Retro Glam version, but it looks great! Your lashes look beautiful :) Might have to give this a try!

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    1. Yeah, I think the Retro Glam just opens up the eyes a bit more. Did the Scandal Eyes in orange tubes add enough volume? Thank you, Melissa!

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  4. You already have awesome lashes, but I can totally relate: My inner mascara monster keeps screaming "MORE! More Volume", too.

    http://www.lindalibraloca.com

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    1. Thank you! haha, yeah exactly... always wanting more :P

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  5. Ziet er fantastisch uit! Ben sowieso fan van de Scandaleyes lijn van Rimmel, en de Extreme Black versie lijkt me wel wat voor mij. PS: je nieuwe lay-out is heel mooi!

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    1. Ik vraag me eerlijk gezegd af wat precies het verschil tussen de kleuren zijn, haha. Hoeveel zwarter kan je gaan?! ^^ Dank je wel, Jasmijn!

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  6. Je hebt sowieso prachtige ogen! Deze mascara ziet er top uit!

    xoxo
    www.its-dash.com

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  7. This makes your eye lashes look beautiful.. Ofcourse it doesnt add volume but then it doesnt clump either :D

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    1. Yeah, but I want the best of both worlds.. haha! So I always keep looking for the right mascara!

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  8. Your lashes are SICK! They are so long and this mascara emphasizes that beautifully.

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    1. Aw, thanks, girl! The mascara definitely lengthens well!

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  9. Klink en ziet erg goed uit. Als mijn huidige op is zal ik hier zeker naar kijken.

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  10. This mascara lengthens so well! I am curious about the differences between the three shades: how black does it get? LOL

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    1. Yes, exactly! We should test that :P

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  11. Your eyeslashes are already pretty and full but this Retro mascara really gives some length! I realy like it when a mascara does that to my poor short lashes. The packaging is right(ous) on that movie.

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    1. Thank you! Mascara can make such a difference, right?!

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  12. Hij geeft wel een mooi resultaat vind ik! Ik heb zelf hier de waterproof versie van gehad en die vond ik heel gek eerst helemaal niet fijn en later juist wel fijn haha!

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    1. Ah, hoezo gek? Ik ben wel benieuwd xD

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  13. ooooh wow ik vind hem echt een schitterend effect hebben
    je ziet echt super veel verschil!
    I like it, buy!

    liefs
    Karlien

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    1. Dank je wel, Karlien! Jaa, ik ben er ook super tevreden mee en ik ga hem nu zelf ook halen :)

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  14. It defines your lashes so well!! Great review

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  15. Heel mooi effect geeft hij! Mooie nieuwe header heb je trouwens!

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  16. Apart borsteltje en een vet mooi effect! Mooie ogen en wimpers heb jij.

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  17. wow wat heb jij lange wimpers! Toch blijft het natuurlijk! x <3

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  18. Wow deze mascara geeft echt een heel mooi effect! Mooie lay-out heb je trouwens. :) Liefs

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  19. Wat leuk dat je zo'n goeie mascara hebt ontdekt dankzij een giveaway!

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    1. Yeah, met dank aan Marlies ^^ een mooie ontdekking gedaan!

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  20. Girl.. I would take your bare lashes over my thin and sparse lashes any day. LOL. I do see a huge difference in the before and after photo! I agree it could be a little more volumizing but I already like the results here! What's your other go-to mascara?

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    1. Aww, thank you! I always want more volume but in this case it is justified! haha. My other go to mascara (of my current selection of mascaras) is NYC High Definition Volume! Have you tried it?

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  21. Hij geeft echt een heel mooi effect aan je wimpers! Ziet er goed uit :)

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  22. I love that, your lashes look awesome with that mascara. I tried a Rimmel mascara before and it was a huge disappointment but maybe I will give this one a try. Oh, and that coral lip color looks gorgeous on you!

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    1. Ah. I'm sorry to read that! Unfortunately, lots of mascaras can disappoint so that is why I am trying lots of budgets ones.. the disappointment is less big when you haven't paid such a big price! Thank you, Agata :)

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  23. Super zalig de max die mascara!! Moet ik ook hebben!
    New video on my blog, LOVE

    http://www.limaswardrobe.com

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  24. I can really see the change on your lashes!! I never thought this mascara could be so good, I'm impressed!

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  25. can i just say that your lashes are amazing by default <3
    the product seems nice for lengthening but youre right not so much for volume, which i what my lashes desperately need. have you tried tartes lights camera lashes? That one is really good :)

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