5 Things I love about the NEW Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Sticks!

 

I knew they were launching soon in India and when I saw these on nykaa.com, I quickly grabbed a few before they got sold out! In this post I have swatched 4 shades – 003 Bad Girl Bronze, 004 Guilty Grey, 008 Blackmail, 009 Blamed Blue.

Price : Rs 415 for 3.25 g (buy online at Nykaa.com)

 

Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Sticks
Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Sticks

 

Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Sticks
Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Sticks

 

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Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Sticks
Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Sticks

 

Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Sticks
Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Sticks

 

 

What I Love about the Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Sticks ~

 

  1. Smooth, creamy texture – they glide on without an tugging and feel really smooth and soft. But they aren’t soft to the point of being crumbly. I find these softer and hence, gentler on the eye than the Clinique Chubby Sticks.
  2. Incredible pigmentation! You don’t really need layering with these, they give true color in a single swipe.
  3. Easy to use ~ Fairly easy to blend with fingers or a brush, don’t get patchy or uneven when blended.
  4. Long wearing! These set into a smudgeproof finish a minute after application. After that they don’t budge for around 6-8 hours on my lids. There is definitely creasing after that but if I layer a powder eye shadow on top, it stays longer.
  5. Well priced! These are actually a little cheaper (by few rupees) in India than in the UK. These are also half the price of the other options available in the Indian market!

 

What I don’t like about the Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Sticks ~

 

  1. These need to be sharpened! Which means product wastage. I prefer twist up liners especially when its crayons because there is more wastage when its a fatter liner.
  2. Limited shade range. While a basic matte black, a bronze and a grey are nice, the range could be so much richer with a few more wearable shades – a soft gold, a khaki or olive gold, a lighter brown and a taupe perhaps. A nude shade could be great as well – for using as an eye shadow base!

 

003 Bad Girl Bronze ~ Beautiful bronze shade with pearl. Its not too shimmery, its just the perfect shade that would work on all complexions. Beautiful on brown, green, hazel eyes! Its the only warm neutral in the range and its already sold out on nykaa.com. I’d highly recommend this shade!

 

Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick - Bad girl Bronze
Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick – Bad girl Bronze

 

Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick - Bad girl Bronze - Swatch
Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick – Bad girl Bronze – Swatch

 

Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick - Bad girl Bronze
Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick – Bad girl Bronze

 

 

004 Guilty Grey ~ Slate grey with a touch of blue. Contains fine shimmer as well. Nice basic shade, I’d like to wear this smoked out with black kohl.

 

Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick - Guilty Grey
Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick – Guilty Grey

 

Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick - Guilty Grey - Swatch
Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick – Guilty Grey – Swatch

 

 

008 Blackmail ~ Basic matte black. Its not the darkest black but its really handy for doing a quick smokey eye. I like wearing this all over the lid, softened with a matte black shadow in the crease!

 

Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick - Blackmail - Swatch
Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick – Blackmail – Swatch

 

 

009 Blamed Blue ~ Bright turquoise blue. I don’t wear a lot of color on my eyes but this was one was too pretty to pass up! Its got a very satiny look with the barest hints of pearl – love it!

 

Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick - Blamed Blue
Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick – Blamed Blue

 

Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick - Blamed Blue - Swatch
Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick – Blamed Blue – Swatch

 

 

Overall Thoughts

 

Just like there was a boom in lip crayons some time back, its time for eye shadow crayons! I have reviewed the Clinique Chubby sticks for eyes and next up will be the new Lakme ones. I think the Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Sticks are excellent – smooth creamy texture, great pigmentation and long wear time – if there were only twist-up instead of the sharpening type, I’d give them a 5/5!

Rating : 4.75/5

You can purchase these online from Nykaa.com(link).

 

[note color=”#FFEECA”]Have you tried the new Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Sticks? What is your take on eye shadow crayons? Share your comments below! [/note]

 

26 Comments

    1. Yes, just don’t wear it on the lower lash line. Also recommend using a corrector + concealer, you’ll look fresher and can wear darker colors without worry!

  1. guilty grey and bad girl bronze look splendid.. and why are brands coming up with sharpenable crayons? so funny… even lakme absolute crayons are sharpenable ones… they should give a crayon sharpener free with these..haha

  2. First ever comment here 😀

    Actually there is a beautiful nude/champagne shade in this range, I guess it’s not released in India

    Also just saw a white shade available at Nykaa, did you tried that one?

  3. Great review Ankita.
    I have bad to bronze and blamed blue. I must say latter is perfection in terms of the formula and color. Haven’t found anything like it here plus at such a price. Love it.
    xx

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