Thursday, 25 June 2015

Rimmel New(ish) Releases: Oh My Gloss & ScandalEyes XX-treme

I feel a little behind the eight ball with this post as these Rimmel new releases actually came out a little while ago BUT I thought that some of you might still appreciate a review. Consider it a very thorough road test!
The Product - Rimmel Oh My Gloss ($13.95)

If you've ever read this blog before, you will know of my extreme aversion to lip gloss in almost any form. I find it sticky, tacky and generally unpleasant to wear, so I had pretty low expectations for these. I'm more than happy to admit that I was pleasantly surprised by these. They are pretty pigmented for glosses (I get compliments every time I wear them) and most importantly, they don't feel sticky or tacky, they're actually quite moisturising. I guess that's because they contain Vitamin E and Argan oil, making them the perfect lip product for winter. I liked both the shades I tried (Pin Up and Ooh La La) but found they looked pretty similar when swatched, I'm definitely keen to try some of the nude shades.
Oh My Gloss swatches Pin Up on top and Ooh La La on bottom
KaBOOM! Cosmetics gives the Oh My Gloss Lip glosses:
The Product - Rimmel ScandalEyes XX-treme Mascara ($16.95)

I was expecting big things from this mascara, I was really hoping that it would be a dupe for Benefit's Roller Lash which I'm a huge fan of. The brush looks quite similar and the formula seems to have a similar consistency too. Unfortunately, I was fairly under-whelmed. The XX-treme brush doesn't seem to grab and coat as well as Roller Lash and I found the brush a little difficult to use. I did end up with mascara everywhere the first time I used it and the formula doesn't clump at all but it doesn't really give any "wow" factor. I have become a little more used to it and while it definitely isn't a dud, it ain't no Roller Lash either! I think that if you're looking for a Roller Lash dupe, it's probably as close as you're going to get.
XX-treme brush vs. Roller lash brush
KaBOOM! Cosmetics gives the ScandalEyes XX-treme Mascara:
Have you tried either of these new releases from Rimmel yet?

Dani xx

Products in this post were provided as PR samples, however, all opinions expressed here are my own.


Saumya Rastogi said...

Love both the swatches, bright and nicely pigmented :)

Loz said...

I ended up with mascara everywhere the first time I used this too :) I actually quite like it now that I've mastered the brush lol

Sarah Foote said...

I really liked these glosses too! I have one of the nude shades and I love it so much. I actually really like the mascara but you are right, after using Roller Lash for the past few months it was slightly underwhelming but definitely a nice drugstore mascara in general!

Sarah | Bows & Pleats

Lily said...

I quite like the mascara for everyday uses!

Dani - KaBOOM! Cosmetics said...

They are surprisingly pigmented for glosses

Dani - KaBOOM! Cosmetics said...

I'm so glad it wasn't just me! The brush does take a little while to get used to

Dani - KaBOOM! Cosmetics said...

I'm keen to try out the nude shades, pretty much ever shade looks good to me! The mascara definitely isn't awful, it's just a bit meh

Dani - KaBOOM! Cosmetics said...

It's not my favourite mascara but I'll still use it. I think j you're right though, it's more of an everyday kind of mascara

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