Four days…four days into February, a diet I started on the 1st of the month and already a product down, but when I saw this, there was no hesitation.
I had been eagerly anticipating the arrival of the Rimmel Scandal Eye Pencil–in Nude.
On day five, enter a fan girl moment of support and Cream Soda blush was added to the pile.
*Throwing hands in air*
Rimmel Scandel Eyes Review
Raved about by the lovely ladies across the pond, this lil fellow finally arrived states side so I'd thought it would be high time to put him to the test.
My beloved MAC Chromographic pencil in NC15/NW20, now available on the MAC website but the formerly limited edition product has maintained a constant space in my makeup bag.
MAC is on the left, and Rimmel on the right.
The MAC pencil is a bit brighter, the Rimmel a touch more peach.
I applied the MAC pencil on my right eye, and the Rimmel on my left eye.
MAC: First applied
Rimmel: First applied
For creaminess, Rimmel wins. It just glides on easier than the MAC version which is a harder consistency and drier (mine is significantly older). Opacity is tied, lasting power will be the main event.
Fast forward about 4.5 hours
Looks like a bit of my tight line transferred but you can see the MAC pencil more in the inner corner only
This photo does not show case it well but there was a faint nude line across my eyes, just incredibly maintained in the inner corner area.
Ignore the random green lines of light.
You can see the Rimmel evenly on the waterline.
Long lasting Winner?
By the slightest margin MAC out ran the Rimmel pencil, but I mean by about 1 hour? Maybe 30 minutes. Shortly after these photos were taken the pencils were long gone.
I wore these with contact lenses on, and my eyes are a bit more watery when I wear my contacts.
I re did the test the following day wearing glasses, and MAC still lasted longer than Rimmel.
In the end:
I would recommend the Rimmel pencil over the MAC
Sometimes the MAC can look too bright if layered too many times (may look better on more fair cool skin) The lasting power was longer but marginally. Also the MAC is harder to get a hold of, by either pro store or online.
The Rimmel is smoother, the color is a bit more natural for my skin, and the price is better.
Glad to find a nice nude pencil up the drugstore aisles, I think these types of pencils really are saviors for early Mondays.
Now on to my second purchase
I passed by the MAC window knowing full well new collections release on Thursdays, but my MAC had it on a Wednesday!
Just went in for a peek ^^ (yeah right)
I was such an Archie's fan as a kid. I still have them all, and cant bear to throw them away
(Anyone else still have theirs!?)
I was always a Betty fan so only looked at her side of the collection really.
The Veronica stuff did not interest me a bit.
Though the gloss was pretty, and the Beauty powder was also nice, I only walked away with one item.
I am salvaging (but at an absolute terrible rate thus far)
I will be keeping the box!
I had seen the swatches on Temptalia for this blush and was luke warm on the color, a bit too milky maybe, but I just couldn't not support Team Betty! (I know, I'm sad!)
So here is one for the girl next door!
Anyone else partaking in the Archie's Girls collection?