Originally founded by Eugene Rimmel in 1834 as a perfumery in London, Rimmel Cosmetics has gone on to become popular worldwide. Eugene was a pioneer in developing personal hygiene products like mouth rinse and pomade. After inheriting Rimmel's beauty empire in 1887, his two sons expanded on their fatherű€™s success internationally as they developed new color lines focusing on eye-enhancing products, most notably, Rimmelű€™s famous mascaras. In 1996, the company was aquired by Coty Inc. and is currently Britain's best-selling makeup brand. It can be found in 40 countries worldwide, and the brand prides itself on creating affordable, contemporray, cutting-edge makeup.