Have you tried the new Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Khol Kajal Liners yet? They. are. Awesome! Seriously, they are fantastic liners that remind me very much of the Stila Kajal eyeliners. I’d say that these liners easily stand up to higher-end eye liners, but with an extremely low price, even for the drugstore. You need these. Check it out.
Rimmel London products are, in general, some of the least expensive items in the drugstore. They aren’t quite as cheap as Wet n Wild, but they are usually priced lower than brands like L’Oreal or Revlon. I picked up my initial two Scandaleyes Waterproof Khol Kajal Liners when Walgreens was having a 50% off Rimmel sale, so I got them for a mere $2.24 each. After trying them out and loving them (which is why black and taupe don’t have a sharp edge in these pics), I grabbed two more from Target, and my store had them at full retail price of only $3.99 each. I really want to stress the low price of these liners because it’s easy to forget when they perform as well as liners that cost $18 or more.
There are ten liners in the Scandaleyes Khol Kajal line. There is a black, a shimmery charcoal, metallic silver, three blue shades, purple, brown, taupe, and nude. (That’s right, I said nude. There is finally a decent nude liner in the drugstore for those who love to line their waterline.) The pencils have a creamy formula that glides onto the lid with ease. Even on the waterline there is no tugging or pulling needed to get the color to show up. As is typical with Khol Kajal liners, these were made to be smudged out, so you do have some time to work with them before they set. They smudge out really well, thanks to the buttery formula. Be careful with the darker shades like black, because it can be a little overwhelming until you get the hang of them.
The Scandaleyes Khol Kajal Liners have excellent staying power, and last on the lid all day without fading or smudging. In the waterline, they last about 3-4 hours. That’s not as good as, say, Urban Decay’s 24/7 liners, but to save around $15 per liner, I’ll suffer though. 😉 Besides, I’m not a fan of lining my waterline anyway, so it doesn’t bother me at all. Removal requires makeup remover because when Rimmel says that these are waterproof, they aren’t kidding.
Pigmentation is very good, especially that super-intense black. These swatches were one swipe on my hand. The Deep Blue shade needs to be built up a little because one swipe like this isn’t as dark as I’d like, but it’s not too bad. That matte, mid-toned taupe color is great for the work day to define the lower lash line, without going too heavy. I wish that the Brown shade was matte, but you can see that it has micro-shimmers in it.
Overall, Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Khol Kajal Liners are excellent compared to what else you can find in the drugstore. They may not be the best liners available on the market, but they are probably the best available at the drugstore, certainly at this price point. The only flaw in my book is that they need manual sharpening, which is annoying and wastes product. But, you can’t have everything. I strongly recommend trying out Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Khol Kajal Liners for yourself. You are most likely to find them at Walgreens, Ulta and Target, though you may have luck at CVS as well. Target should have the best price, unless one of the other stores is offering a sale. They are pretty new, so the displays are pretty cleaned out. If you don’t find the shade that you are looking for, be sure to check back. Happy hunting.
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