Beauty | Rimmel Scandaleyes Gel Liner.


I actually can’t believe I’m writing this post after swearing to myself that I’d never give in to the gel liner hype. Oh how wrong I was…

Although I had been on a spending ban I happened to be Boots one afternoon and noticed that the Rimmel Scanaleyes Gel Liner was on offer at around £4 or something ridiculous. As usual, my crappy will power failed me once again and I bought it. I don’t have anything against gel liner but I’ve always loved liquid and had great results so I thought - if it ain’t broke why fix it? Well – I can safely say I’m a convert. I apply this with my Real Techniques Silicon Liner brush and I can’t get over how amazing my winged liner is! The product came with a brush, but for me it wasn’t great as I like a really thin, winged line. They (my flicks) are perfect every time and I find the product much easier to control than liquid. It lasts all day and doesn’t flake off, and I love that you can use it in the upper water line for a more intense look. Although sometimes I find it can transfer to the bottom water line which is a slight bummer, but for £4 who can complain?

The packaging for this claimed that it was waterproof so I put this to the ultimate test by wearing it to see ‘The Fault In Our Stars.’ I cried, a lot. And I’m sorry to say when I came out bleary eyed, the liner was kind of smudgy and down my face. In saying this I’m pretty sure I cried for an hour straight. Maybe if it was just a slight touch of water it might be okay. (Okay?) But I decided not to put it to the test again. 

As far as the over all gel liner experience goes I am impressed! I can definitely see myself repurchasing this as I’m simply in love with the winged liner looks I can achieve! Have you tried gel liner yet? xo


  1. I really like the look of this but the process of application is a bit daunting for me since I don't really have a steady hand.

    XoXo One Stiletto At a Time

  2. I haven't tried any proper gel eyeliners yet but I'm sure I'd become a convert, too, once I gave it a go (with a proper brush). I think that the TIFOS test was a bit harsh. I mean, what eyeliner would honestly survive that?
    Elina | Miss Blue Eyes

  3. I'm in the process of trying gel liner out too. I'm like you and have always loved liquid liner! Great post! X

  4. I've tried gel liners before but not this one. Good to hear it holds up well, except for the minor smudging after the movie! :] // ☼ ☯

  5. i used to use gel's back in the day (when i was 16 or so!) but have stuck to my trusty stila pen ever since, might try gel's again eventually!

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