Rimmel Pomegranate ScandalEyes Shadow Paint Review+Swatches

 Rimmel says "its the end of dull, subtle color with this multidimensional cream shadow formula. Spatula applicator delivers high intensity coverage in one simple stroke. Waterproof and crease-proof with 8 hour wear." These liquid eyeshadows are available in a wide range of colors - at least ten in the US, but it seems to vary depending on retailer. Also varying retailer to retailer is the price - the ScandalEyes Shadow Paints sell for $4-6, and contain 7ml (.23 oz) of product. Rimmel is not cruelty free. This product was made in England.

 Rimmel's ScandalEyes Shadow Paints come in clear plastic tubes with slanted grey caps. The ScandalEyes logo and product name are printed on the front of the tube, some general information can be found on the back. The shade name isn't indicated ANYWHERE on the packaging, a huge mistake by Rimmel. These liquid shadows have a long, flat, spatula like doe foot applicator, which brushes product on with ease. Packaging is recyclable.
 I never really get on with liquid eyeshadows, so I'm not sure what made me want to try Rimmel's ScandalEyes Shadow Paints. I guess it was because I love the ScandalEyes Shadow Sticks so much. Rimmel's liquid eyeshadow seemed promising at first, it has a moist, heavily pigmented formula...that dries WAY too fast to blend properly. Pomegranate sheers out significantly and goes on quite patchy, its almost impossible to get an even layer with a crisp edge. Whether I use a my fingers or a brush, Rimmel's Pomegranate Shadow Paint turns into a muddy mess. A second layer helps this eyeshadow show up more ture to color, but its still splotchy. Like most liquid eyeshadows, Rimmel's ScandalEyes Shadow Paint wears poorly on me; over a primer, Pomegranate lasts about four hours before creasing sets in. Setting this product with a powder eyeshadow doesn't seem to help, in fact powder shadows don't really mesh well with the Shadow Paint formula.
 Pomegranate is a warm, brown based burgundy with fine silver shimmer. This is an excellent marsala type shade that's perfectly on trend right now. I believe Pomegranate is called Garnet Splash overseas, or it's been renamed? I'm really not sure.  I can't find Pomegranate online, but I can find a shade called Garnet Splash that looks identical, but there don't seem to be any confirming swatches.
Rimmel's ScandalEyes Shadow Paint in Pomegranate is a big disappointment. This earthy burgundy color is beautiful, but it goes on too patchy to get the full effect. The ScandalEyes Shadow Paint formula dries at lightning speed, making it next to impossible to correctly. Skip this liquid shadow formula, its a mess. 

Water, Glycerin, Lithium Magnesium Sodium Silicate, Acrylates Copolymer, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Chlorphenesin, Tin Oxide, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Laureth 21, May Contain (+/-):, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Carmine (CI 75470)


  1. Editor dean to the rescue n.n

  2. I had the same experience as you. I'm glad it wasn't only me. A lot of people like this and I found it so patchy!

    1. Yes, I remember reading your review and nodding along in agreement!