Rimmel Retro Glam Mascara Double Eyes

The ScandalEyes range from Rimmel is continuing to grow this year but before we move on let’s take a close look at their final release for 2013, the ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara. The unique brush wand is teamed with the popular ScandalEyes mascara formula to achieve a thick looking lash reminiscent of a popular 1960’s trend. Or does it? Read my review and check out the before/after photos to decide whether you should whip out your mini dress. 

My Review

  • Available in two shades, Black and Extreme Black (in the UK it’s titled Carbon Black), as well as a Waterproof formula. I’ve chosen the original Black for this review.
  • The packaging is the same shape and size as the other ScandalEyes mascaras, just with different theming. It features a black & white graphic design to bring in that touch of 60’s.
  • The brush is shaped like an hourglass, which scared me a little when I first pulled it out of the tube. I feared it would only coat the outer corners of lashes and not reach the middle ones. I learnt that this one really needs to be applied as close to the lash-line as possible. If you apply your mascara with the blink method (holding the brush still and blinking your lashes) this will not be a good choice for you. You must use the wiggle method otherwise you may as well use a regular brush.
  • What I liked about this brush is that it does cling to all the lashes but the outer corners are picked up a little higher to leave them with a flick.
  • The result resembles Twiggy’s infamous lower lashes. Thickened but slightly spaced. They aren’t clumped together like you would think when you hear the word “clumpy” but it does bind a few of the lesser hairs to some bigger ones to give that defined look.
  • The black pigment is intense but not too intense for daytime wear if you have brown or darker lashes. If you have light coloured lashes this will best suit a nighttime look, unless you are used to wearing a dark black mascara during the day. The finish isn’t wet nor matte.
  • As per my experience with all ScandalEyes mascaras, the wear time is fantastic. It lasts until I have to take it off and there is no fading or flaking in most conditions. This one isn’t waterproof so it did smudge when exposed to rain but even during instances of sweating it didn’t move unless I rubbed my eye (which I stupidly do often).
Rimmel London Retro Glam Mascara - Before (top) and After (bottom)

Rimmel London Retro Glam Mascara – Before (top) and After (bottom)

What Rimmel London say ….

Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara is a mascara that seeks to achieve ‘60s-looking, thick lashes. The mascara features an hour-glass shaped brush that echoes the lash line, pushing lashes up and out to create a bold, wide-eyed flared look. The unique design enhances lashes with bold volume. Packaged in a ‘60s black and white design. Dermatologist and opthalmologically tested.

Rimmel London ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara

Rimmel London ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara

Stockist Details

Australia $16.95 from Priceline, Kmart, Target, Big W, Coles supermarkets & selected pharmacies nationally.

USA $5.99 from Walgreens, Walmart and Target

UK £6.99 from Boots and ASOS

Have you tried Retro Glam? Do you like the look achieved with this mascara? Let me know by commenting below!

Rimmel London ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara - Before and After

Rimmel London ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara – Before and After


The brand claims to not test on animals except where required by law (such as China).

Use of animal ingredients are varied between products. Refer to the individual ingredient listing before purchasing. Find the full animal cruelty policy on the Rimmel London UK website.

Water , Paraffin , Glyceryl Stearate , Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax , PVP , Cera Alba (Beeswax) , Propylene Glycol , Tribehenin , Polysorbate 20 , Stearic Acid , Acrylates Copolymer , Panthenol , Caprylyl Glycol , Hydroxyethylcellulose , Tocopheryl Acetate , Sodium Hydroxide , Talc , Acrylates/Carbamate Copolymer , Ascorbyl Glucoside , Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Powder , Serica (Silk) Powder , Retinyl Palmitate , Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil , Glycerin , Collagen , Hydrogenated Olive Oil , Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil , Hydrolyzed Keratin , Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil , Sodium Sulfate , Ceramide 2 , Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables , Potassium Sorbate , Phenoxyethanol , Bambusa Arundinacea Leaf Extract , Sodium Benzoate , Tocopherol

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