Thursday, December 12, 2013

Makeup Review :: Mascara

If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, you probably know that I'm a self proclaimed mascara freak. Yes, that's right, freak. It's weird, I know but a good mascara is hard to find! My criteria for a great mascara is kind of intense and very few pass the test. Today, I'm putting a new Rimmel mascara to the test. 

I recently had the opportunity to try Rimmel's Scandal Eyes Retro Glam and although I may be getting ahead of myself, I gotta tell ya, this one scored a place in my top five. I love it when a drugstore brand makes the top five. It doesn't get much better than that! So let's go down the checklist, shall we?

The wand/brush? I love the shape of the wand on this mascara. It's easy to use and maneuver. It reaches all lashes and works well with a left to right motion as well as an up and down motion. 

Does it flake? No! This mascara does not flake off and stands the test of all day wear. It still looks great after a long day of work, errands, etc. Check and check!

Does it bleed? Now some people think this is strange but I have combination skin and for some reason no matter what eye shadow base I use, some mascaras will "bleed" on to my eye shadow. It's annoying and looks terrible! I'm happy to report this mascara does not bleed. 

Does it wash off easily? Yes, this mascara washes off in a snap with warm water and face cleanser. 
No rubbing or scrubbing needed. 

Does it dry quickly? Next to the "bleeding," a mascara that takes forever to dry is almost as annoying.
No body has time for that! 

Crunchy texture? I hate when mascaras leave eyelashes feeling crunchy. I can't help but think it's bad for lashes. Thankfully, this one does not have a crunchy feel when dry. 

Price? If all of the above is checked off the list, this isn't necessarily a deal breaker. However, it is definitely something I take into consideration. Weighing in at approximately seven bucks...depending on where you purchase it, this one is very affordable! 

Ladies, we have a winner! I love this mascara and 100% recommend it. The price and quality are top notch and you really can't beat it. Now, I do have to tell y'all that I was asked to try this product through the influencer network, however, I never, ever endorse products I don't believe in. With that said, rest assured this is a mascara I will continue to use. It will be a mainstay in my makeup bag! 

Already love this product? Not so much? I'd love to hear your thoughts either way. 
Have a great Friday Eve, ladies! 

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