Mascara is one of the first makeup products that I started wearing, back when I was a teenager. I loved how it made my eyes look bigger, and I still feel that it is one of the most “must have” products in my routine.
My mother, on the other hand, wears eyeliner but not mascara. For a long time, I wasn’t sure how I felt about eyeliner. Somehow, it made my eyes look harsh. Every time I applied eyeliner, I felt that I was shouting “HELLO I’m wearing eyeliner!”.
Over the past few years, I have come to realize that dark brown pencil eyeliner is best for me. It gives definition to my eyes without looking too harsh or obvious. However, many Japanese makeup brands are dominated by black eyeliner, and liquid or gel eyeliner seems to be a favorite of Japanese girls. The combination of “dark brown” and “pencil” is so difficult to find, so when I find a product that matches both of those criteria, I grab for it!
This is a review of the Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in Brown, which I picked up when I was in the US.
What it does: (from the Rimmel website)
Long lasting shocking color intensity with kohl Britania High intensity color for an instant color impact Ultra smooth & creamy formula that glides on easily Waterproof, smudge-proof, sweat-proof, heat-proof, humidity-proof and scandal- proof Dermatologist & ophthalmologist tested. Safe for sensitive eyes.
Price: As with all American drugstore products, the price will vary depending on where it is purchased. Walgreens.com lists this product for $4.50
Availability: This product is available at drugstores and supermarkets, such as Target, Walgreens, or CVS.
This is a cool-toned dark brown. It is extremely creamy, and in fact, the tip broke off during this swatch because I pressed too hard.
- The color is exactly what I was looking for – a brown that is dark enough to give depth and shadow to my eyes, yet not look harsh
- This product was very creamy, and applied to my eyes without pulling or skipping
- This product is available in 10 different colors!
- Unfortunately, this was not smudge proof on me. After a few hours, I got dark smudges under my eyes.
Would I repurchase? No. For me, the smudges are a deal-breaker!
My favorite eyeliner is still the Jordana 12HR Made To Last Eyeliner in Espresso Last. Definitely try it out if you are looking for an affordable pencil eyeliner!
Hope you enjoyed this review!