Rimmel Scandal Eyes Eyeliner Review & Swatches!

L-R #013 Purple, #014 Bright Blue, #010 Silver, #004 Taupe, #005 Nude, #012 Bronze,  #001 Black
Rimmel have recently bought out new waterproof kohl eyeliners, named Scandal Eyes which are available in 6 new shades (but for some reason I only photographed 5 in the product photograph above!).  They are intensely pigmented, super creamy and smooth meaning they are easy to use and don’t tug at the eye area whilst applying.  There are a shade of neutrals – like nude and taupe (I love to use taupe underneath my lower lashes to create a smokey effect).  The black is now a staple in my handbag, I use it to line my waterline and smudge above my top lash line.  The blue and purple are perfect for girls who like a bit of colour and the silver is absolutely stunning for evening looks!

The only negative I can spot is the fact that because they are so soft and creamy, they do melt quite easily, meaning they can be quite hard to sharpen.  No fear though – you can always pop them in your fridge for a bit before sharpening to harden them up!

These babies retails at only £3.99 in Boots and Superdrug which I think is the most perfect price – they are a great quality and affordable to keep repurchasing.

What are your favourite kohl eyeliners?  What colour is your fav?




  1. October 21, 2012 / 5:09 pm

    They look gorgeous! I really like that nude colour.

  2. October 21, 2012 / 5:17 pm

    I only have the Nude liner but I absolutely love it. I'd been looking for a nude liner for ages and eventually tweeted because I was having difficulty finding one. I'm going to buy back ups of this because i'm terrified they stop making it :p


  3. October 21, 2012 / 5:18 pm

    I love the look of the nude one, will definitely be trying it out when it's so cheap! xx

  4. October 21, 2012 / 5:20 pm

    I might have to invest in a couple of these, my current eyeliner is running out. I'll definitely be getting the black, it looks so much darker than the one I'm using right now! And I think I'll get the purple too, thanks for the review! 🙂

  5. October 21, 2012 / 5:44 pm

    The taupe and nude shades are gorgeous! I'm sure that bright blue is fun to work with for a colorful look too. 🙂

  6. October 21, 2012 / 5:57 pm

    I love these, the Nude one is my favourite and perfect for early mornings!

  7. October 21, 2012 / 6:04 pm

    I can't believe how sparkly and shiny that silver liner is…very, very pretty!

  8. October 21, 2012 / 6:12 pm

    I really do love all of these, Bronze and Purple look particularly lovely though x

    One Little Vice

  9. October 21, 2012 / 6:31 pm

    I've heard amazing things about the nude! I neeeed it!



  10. October 21, 2012 / 6:49 pm

    The nude liner is completely sold out where I live but it's nice that a cheaper brand has made one. I quite fancy getting the other ones now I've seen them swatched xxx


  11. October 21, 2012 / 6:50 pm

    I would at least love Nude (for my waterline), but taupe and purple seem nice too!

  12. October 21, 2012 / 6:51 pm

    I would love nude to line my waterline! Purple and taupe seem nice too.

  13. October 21, 2012 / 7:05 pm

    I love the silver colour and the nude!



  14. October 21, 2012 / 7:19 pm

    they look gorgeous, i love the look of the bronze colour! and really want to try a nude liner too xx

  15. October 21, 2012 / 7:50 pm

    need the nude and the silver!

  16. October 21, 2012 / 9:03 pm

    Love the nude colour and just Rimmel products in general x


  17. October 21, 2012 / 9:21 pm

    I love these, I have the nude one and the taupe one! Haven't seen the bronze one yet though so'll have to go looking for that one!!


  18. October 21, 2012 / 10:38 pm

    Bronze looks like my kind of colour! xoxoxo

  19. October 21, 2012 / 10:39 pm

    I bought the nude pencil yesterday. It's fab across your water line, really brightens up the eyes 🙂 xx


  20. October 21, 2012 / 11:00 pm

    Great price, I love the black, nude and silver! xox

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  21. October 22, 2012 / 3:34 am

    `#010 Silver is my favorite.but occasionally i love to wear pink.

  22. October 22, 2012 / 5:00 am

    My favourite kohl eyeliner is the Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Liner Pencil. 🙂

  23. October 22, 2012 / 2:39 pm

    I really want to try the nude and taupe!X


  24. October 22, 2012 / 4:41 pm

    I'm on the hunt for a waterproof drugstore eyeliner that doesn't drag and it seems this is a good solution! Are they anything like the UD pencil liners? X

  25. October 26, 2012 / 5:07 pm

    I think I'm going to pick up the Nude and Taupe.
    I had a look at them in store the other week but there was only two left and both had been used!
    I hate it when that happens, use testers!

    Rachel x
    Lost In Lipstick


  26. Anonymous
    November 2, 2012 / 3:35 pm

    how do you sharpen this it all looks like plastic to me ???

    • Anonymous
      December 14, 2012 / 11:56 pm

      Omg same here! Is it supposed to retract? Or do u use a sharpener :s

  27. November 30, 2012 / 11:21 pm

    These are still not available in the US and the only one I really want is the nude b/c it's the dupe to the MAC Chromagraphic pencil in nude. I guess I will continue to wait until they become available, along with the Kate Moss Matte lipsticks.

  28. Anonymous
    December 25, 2012 / 9:44 am

    Got the same problem have tried a normal eye pencil. Sharpener. But can't sharpen how can I use it ….. its not easy to sharpen

  29. January 15, 2013 / 11:32 am

    Rimmel scandal eys eyeliner review is shown on the post here. Look at it

  30. February 23, 2013 / 8:53 pm

    I recently bought the sparkly black and i love it its so easy to apply amd it seems to stay, definitely getting more colors too!

  31. Anonymous
    April 21, 2013 / 11:47 pm

    How do u retract it or sharpen it someone please help me haha

  32. May 27, 2013 / 1:44 pm

    You need a sharpener, but my sharpener doesn't seem to work on this pencil. It works fine on my other pencils, so I find this very annoying. Love the color though(nude).

  33. Anonymous
    July 23, 2013 / 3:34 pm

    How do you sharpen the thing? Help!

  34. Anonymous
    September 1, 2013 / 6:43 pm

    Really liked it but how do u sharpen the dam thing

  35. Anonymous
    September 11, 2013 / 8:09 pm


    • November 15, 2013 / 7:54 am

      Yes they sharpen just like a pencil with a pencil sharpener which took me awhile to figure out cuz to me they looked all plastic but they do sharpen with a pencil sharpener I seemed to have to push up on it towards the black as I'm sharpening it but it works just keeps messing with it til it starts to sharpen.

    • Anonymous
      November 15, 2013 / 7:56 am

      Yes it sharpens just like a pencil I thought it was all plastic but it's not just keep messing with it til u start to see it sharpen I press it up towards the blade as I'm sharpening it took me awhile but I finally got it to sharpen…

    • February 17, 2014 / 8:44 pm

      I'm very disappointed in it. I thought it was one that could be rolled up.

    • February 17, 2014 / 8:44 pm

      I'm very disappointed in it. I too thought it was plastic and could be rolled up. Will not buy again.

    • February 27, 2014 / 10:32 pm

      I have the large pencil and it won't fit into the sharpener, even the large side. Any ideas? This is the second pencil that I've purchased that I can't sharpen. Very frustrating!

  36. August 26, 2014 / 8:08 pm

    I bought the black one, the first time I tried it the tip broke and I didn't have a sharpener. Actually thought that it would be one of those when you roll out the tip more and more, but nope. It covered pretty good though.

  37. August 26, 2014 / 8:09 pm

    I bought it, the first time I tried it the tip fell off. I didn't have a sharpener. Actually thought it would be one of those where you roll in more of the tip, but nooope. But it has great coverage!

  38. Anonymous
    July 7, 2015 / 2:41 pm

    I have 3 of them and can't seem to sharpen them either. This may be a deal breaker if I can't sharpen them. Love the colors but are no good without being able to sharpen them.

  39. Anonymous
    July 16, 2015 / 6:48 pm

    Yes Rimmel please adjust these so they can be sharpened.

  40. Anonymous
    November 17, 2015 / 3:19 pm

    I love mine but can't find a sharpener large enough to sharpen it. Won't but again because of this. You would think they would also make a sharpener for it.

    • March 14, 2016 / 7:47 am

      Buy the Grindhouse sharpener by Urban Decay. I have one and it fits and sharpens the fat eye pencils perfectly. Costs $10.00 but well worth it!

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