Review: Rimmel ScandalEyes Retro Eyeshadow

I picked up this eyeshadow quite a while ago now and i’ve only just gotten round to testing it out. First of all the name ‘Retro’ describes this eyeshadow so well. I remember having these kind of eyeshadows back when I was a kid. It’s basically a sticky liquid (that sounds so wrong) eyeshadow and it takes a tiny bit of getting used to as the consistency isn’t really what you would expect.


I got the shade Rich Russet, which, is a cool toned metallic brown colour


The picture above shows a swatch of the product and then another of the product that has been blended out. Once you have blended the colour out it changes more of a muddy brown colour with a satin finish. You can use this shadow in a couple of different ways. You could use it as a base as it dries really quickly or you can use it on it’s on as lid colour or just for definition in the crease. As it does dry so quickly you do need to work quite fast with this product. If you want a more intense look you could just blend out the edges to leave the deeper shade that you get when first applied. The best way to blend this eyeshadow is with your fingers, I’ve tried a number of brushes and none of them seem to work as well.

I really like this eyeshadow for a quick and effortless way to apply a bit of colour to your eyes and I think I might pick up the purple shade at some point. You can get these from Boots, here,  for £4.99 each and there are 5 shades to choose from.

Have you tried these eyeshadows?

Thanks for reading 🙂



2 responses to “Review: Rimmel ScandalEyes Retro Eyeshadow

  1. It looks really nice, I saw them in Boots but I didn’t get one as they looked a bit cheap and too glittery. However your swatches make it look so pretty xx

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