There’s almost this sense of accomplishment you get when you find a bargain worth well beyond its value. Sadly, I often tend to lose these gems in my makeup drawer. I bought Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Paint in Rich Russet a year ago, used it for a few months and forgot about it. Thankfully, my democratized monthly makeup rotation helped me rediscover it and I’ve been on a mission to use it up.
Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Paints were probably released last year. Along with Maybelline Color Tattoos it was the next great drugstore product. Among the shamefully tiny range is Rich Russet, a neutral taupey brown with tons of shimmer.
In my experience you can get varied coverage. Apply little for a sheer wash or almost a dollop for an even opaque colour. However, a year on, I have noticed that it’s less fluid and I need more product than before to get an opaque look. It’s also started to separate inside the tube.
It’s very creamy and feels very wet and almost glossy when you apply it to the lids. You have to be quick though, there’s a small margin for blending after which it sets to an almost matte finish and refuses to budge. Blending is very easy, either with a finger or a synthetic brush. Another big win is the longevity, it wears well the entire day, beyond 8 hours and it’s absolutely set in place with no shimmer dispersed around the face.
I’ve been using this a lot for the past two months as an all over lid shade and is one of my many go to brown shades. (Maybe I should do a post on these). The packaging is good by drugstore standards, I like that you can see the entire product. The wand however is a bit too long and carries way too much product.
I’m not certain if this has been discontinued, I can’t find it in too many places online. In India, your best bet would be Parcos stores. The part that will make you happy, this costs only Rs. 400 ( or £4.99 ) for 7ml of product! I’m also glad that the shelf life is 2 years, excellent for a cream product.
Name: Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Paint in Rich Russet
Product Amount : 7ml
Pigmentation : Sheer to Opaque, it’s buildable
Longevity : Lasts 8 hours
Price : £4.99 ~ Rs. 400 or 500
Available at : Walgreens, Parcos stores
Overall : 4/5