Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Paints – First Look & Swatches!

Rimmel have been on a serious roll for the past year or so, releasing some fabulous products, so I was excited when these landed on my desk this week. They are the latest addition to Rimmel’s Scandaleyes collection. The Eye Shadow Paints. 

L-R: Slate Grey, Rich Russet, Manganese Purple, Mercury Silver, Golden Bronze

Liquid-creme eyeshadows in a tube with a sponge applicator, these glide on with a slight cooling effect (not dissimilar to the Dior ones) The pigmentation is very high… 

…the formula is creamy and blends nicely but it dries very quickly, giving you less than a minute to work with it.

The staying power is really good. They don’t budge or smudge when rubbed, but are easily removed with soap/cleanser and warm water. They claim to stay waterproof for up to eight hours, so are a great option for the summer time.

L-R: Golden Bronze, Mercury Silver, Manganese Purple, Rich Russet, Slate Grey

When blended

Overall, these are another lovely product from Rimmel. There is however, one aspect that is an utter disappointment to me: the shade selection. As with their shadow pencil line, there is only one shade that I would chose to buy and wear regularly (Rich Russet). I’m not sure why, but Rimmel seem to chose some of the least flattering or wearable shades out there. Had they added a more subtle gilt shade instead of the brassy gold, and a delicate silver-champagne instead of the bright silver, I think the collection would have been a total winner. The deep grey is nice for a smokey eye, but don’t even get me started on the purple… 

If, however, bright is you thing… these may be right up your street. I would definitely recommend that every checks out Rich Russet, as it’s a really beautiful colour.

These will be available from 10th July in the UK, priced at £4.99 each.