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Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Shadow Stick 008 Blackmail Review, EOTD and Swatches.

( Author ~ Sanchita) 

Today I will be reviewing my favorite eyeshadow crayon from Rimmel. Read on to know more about the product in details.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION – High impact color precision, tip applicator, Ultra soft formula glides on smoothly, High-shine and luminous finish.


PRICE Rs.400 for 3.25gm.


Packaging – The product comes in a fat chubby crayon packaging with a transparent cap. The crayon has to be sharpened and being so fat and chubby, you tend of waste a lot of amount while sharpening.  This is one of the biggest con I face. The product is so good that you would hate to sharpen it. The body is color coded and also the transparent cap enables you to spot the color easy. It is light weight and easy to carry around while travelling if you don’t mind the sharpening part. Except for sharpening function, it has a good packaging.

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Shade – I love the Scandel eyes series where they have given some amazing names to the eye shadows. This one is named ‘Blackmail’ which is a stark jet black color with no amount of shimmer, frost or glitter. In simple words, it is infinite black. The color is an absolute necessity if you love eye makeup and especially smoky eyes. It can be used a base for any eye makeup, as a kajal on waterline and also an eyeshadow. It is only the color but the quality of the product that you will love.

Pigmentation – The pigmentation is, by far, the richest black eyeshadow I have come across. In a single swipe it gives you an amazing color pay off and there is no patchiness at all. The saturation of color is so good that sometimes I don’t even go for a second coat as well. it doesn’t matter at all if you apply primer or not.


Texture – The texture of the product is smooth and silky. It glides on the eyes like butter and very easy to use. As I have already mentioned that it is great for smokey eyes, the bendability of the product is amazing. The moment you apply this, it stays creamy and soft which helps you to blend with brush or fingers as well. After sometime, it will simply set into a nice matte finish and the creaminess vanishes. Therefore, the oily eyelids won’t have to worry about creasing of eyelids at all. I sometimes also use it on water line on top of kohl to deepen the color and elongate the wear time. Once the color sets, don’t try to drag it too much it will hurt the skin. It will never flake off or irritate the eyes at all.

Formula – The formula is smudge proof, crease-proof and water proof. Once the color sets, it does not smudge or create a mess out of your eye makeup. It is water proof and crease proof as well. However, if you have very oily eyelids, a little primer underneath won’t hurt at all. For normal to dry eyelids, you won’t have to use a primer.

Longevity – The color stays very long on my eyes. As an eyeshadow alone, it lasts for about 6hours, if I use this as a base for eyeshadow, it stays on the whole day and on the waterline, it stays for around 3-4hours with minimal fading as I have watery eyelids. You can apply this on top of kohls so that the wear time of kajal is extended. Coming to its removal, you either need a good eye makeup remover or coconut oil to remove it completely as it is long lasting.

Pricing – These products are out of stock for most of the time because they are so amazing, affordable and worth purchasing. Compared to the eye shadow chubby sticks available in the Indian market, these are definitely one of the best you can get.

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Overall – The product is a rich jet black eyeshadow stick with a creamy texture that blends amazingly and sets in as a matte eyeshadow. Additionally, it can be used as a kajal, eyeshadow base or as an eyeshadow itself. The formula is smudge proof, crease-proof and water proof with commendable staying power.


  • Packaging – Chubby stick which has to be sharpened.
  • Shade – Rich black with no shimmer or frost.
  • Texture – Creamy soft
  • Finish – Matte
  • Pigmentation – Extremely good
  • Formula – Smudge proof, crease-proof and water proof
  • Versatility – Can be used as a kajal, eyeshadow base or as an eyeshadow
  • Staying power – Approx. 6-7hrs
  • Pricing – Reasonable

Pros 🙂

  1. Chubby stick packaging with color coded body.
  2. Rich black color with no shimmer.
  3. Highly pigmented.
  4. Texture is creamy and soft.
  5. Very easy to blend.
  6. A versatile product.
  7. Smudge proof, crease-proof and water proof.
  8. Staying power is approx. 6-7hrs
  9. Reasonable price tag

Cons 🙁 

  1. Availability (Most of the time out of stock)
  2. Sharpening leads to wastage.

Recommendation – This is probably the 3rd or 4th time I have purchased this one and I would highly recommend this one as it is an amazing product to work with if you love doing eye makeup. 

BnB Rating – 9/10

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Disclaimer: All products mentioned in this post were purchased.  We are not being sponsored/compensated/paid to write this review and all opinions are absolutely honest by the team. However, each person is born with unique skin type and that’s why we request our readers to test each product before using on their precious skin.

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