The Lash Diaries: Rimmel London ScandalEyes Lycra Flex mascara

So if you haven’t figured by my last two posts, Rimmel London has been going ScandalEyes crazy, releasing three new formulas to the original favourite.  I wasn’t blown away by the first two that I tried (the waterproof and Curve Alert versions) but I was quite interested in this one.

The black giant tube didn’t grab me at first (that’s why I tried the other two orange ones first), but after giving this one a try, I think I actually like this better than it’s counterparts.

ScandalEyes Lycra Flex has the same signature giant brush which is something that I consistently didn’t like with the ScandalEyes mascaras I have tried thus far.  The product gets all over my lids whenever I coat my lashes with this wand.  Other features it boasts is a flexible formula with Lycra technology and makes lashes full and voluptuous (not still or brittle).  I was a little intrigued with the whole Lycra thing as isn’t Lycra something they add to fabric to make it stretchy?  So by adding Lycra to a mascara, would it make your lashes stretch?  I was quick to find out.

No mascara, curled lashes

One coat.

Two coats

In terms of adding length and volume, this mascara, in my opinion, did neither.  It beautifully coated my lashes so they look darker, but it didn’t do much in terms of those “added value” extras.  The thing that I do love about this mascara is that your lashes don’t feel hard or crunchy; they feel soft, like you aren’t wearing any mascara at all.

I highly recommend this mascara if you are looking for just a base mascara — you want to add something on your lashes so it adds some oomph to your eyes.  This is what I would call a “Sunday mascara”, I typically just wear BB Cream and mascara on Sundays, something low-key and easy to throw on, not really glam.  I’m sure that if you really load this mascara on it would look a lot more voluminous and eye-catching, but I don’t typically use more than two coats.

I do want to say though that I find these are great mascaras to layer.  I was doing a friend’s makeup yesterday and used YSL’s Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking with Rimmel’s ScandalEyes Curve Alert on top and it really created a nice look, her lashes looked voluminous and long.

Have you tried Rimmel London’s ScandalEyes Lycra Flex mascara?  If so, leave me your thoughts below.

Please note, I was sent this product for review purposes. All opinions are my honest own.

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