Review: Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal

I’ve always worn eye liner since I was about 12, I loved having black lined eyes and loooooooooads of mascara so that was what I wore every day even to school.

For the past 2 years I’ve kind of slacked off using it, not for any reason but I found I was using my Mac Eye shadow in Carbon to line my eyes using a wet brush and this worked out fine for me.

Recently however I’ve been missing the ease of using a pencil though and splashed out on these two from Rimmel, the Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal pencil which I picked up in nude and black, no doubt on a 3 for 2 deal a few weeks ago!

I’ve never used a nude or white eye liner but have seen how great they are on other people so thought I’d try it out myself, God knows I need something to make me look more awake in the mornings!

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The packaging is pretty simple which I always like with the pencil colour coordinated to the casing making it easier to find whichever one you’re looking for.

Also I love Rimmel’s details of the union jack and crown printed onto the casing, very patriotic!

So here the pencils are scribbled lightly onto my arm, they’re so soft and don’t drag on my skin at all and the colour pay off is pretty good.

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The staying power however is second to none, after taking the above photo I immediately tried to smudge the pencils with my fingers, with absolutely no effect!

The photo below shows my arm after vigorous rubbing (not enough to make my skin red or anything though!) and you can see both colours have amazing staying power.

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They don’t however stay on your eye without being able to be smudged, it’s so odd!

You can still smudge the black in particular so that there are no harsh lines which I think is pretty darn good!

The photo below shows my eye with nothing but the nude eyeliner on the bottom and some mascara.

The colour is a pretty good match for my super pale skin and doesn’t stand out too much that it looks odd.

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On a side note, this photo is from after a night out.

After taking my make up off with a face wipe and then cleansing with Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish the eye liner was still on my eyes!

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This wasn’t the best thing but after scrubbing at my eyes with micellar water with no progress I eventually went to sleep.

In the morning the rest of the eye liner came off quite easily so that was fine but it was a challenge!

In my book these pencils are amazing, especially for the price (£3.99 – and on the 3 for 2 deal at Superdrug and BOGOHP at Boots!)

I would quite happily buy these again and might consider some different colours too!

Do you have these? Are you a big fan too?

L xxx


  1. Essjay23x
    November 15, 2012 / 9:07 am

    I wish I'd learnt to do my own eyeliner properly at 12, I might be able to do it now, if I had!!! 🙂

  2. Tales of a pale face
    November 15, 2012 / 9:36 am

    I love eye liner, but haven't tried these yet. i might have to give them a go!

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  4. Sophierosehearts
    November 15, 2012 / 4:45 pm

    I love the nude one, i keep meaning to pick up the black too :)Sophierosehearts x

  5. Beauty Bird
    November 15, 2012 / 8:36 pm

    Glad you're loving them too! I want to try the Taupe one!xx

  6. Shayna Lee
    June 27, 2013 / 10:45 pm

    These are my new favorite waterproof eyeliners – I use to use the Chanel stylo yeux but they got way too expensive. This Rimmel formula is very similar to the old styli-style. The only problem is that these are sold out everywhere!!

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