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      05.07.2014 13:40
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      Excellent value product

      I have been using this liquid eyeliner for several years now, and have no wish to change to a different brand. The only times I have bought anything different it was because this one was out of stock. The product is quite flexible - you can use it for either dramatic cat-eye eyeliner, or just for a very narrow line just above your lashes. The applicator is a sort of sponge wedge with a very narrow point, which is great for getting narrow lines and getting into corners, but with the flat of the brush you can get wider lines very easily as well. The bottle is a good shape - you can get the brush right in and wiggle it about if you want more on the brush, and it is easy to wipe the excess off on the inside of the neck of the bottle so that it does not mess up the outside. This eyeliner is smudge-proof enough to wear all day with no problems, but comes off easily without the need for specialist eye make up remover (I use baby wipes!). In terms of value for money, it''s pretty good. I have tried cheaper ones and they are simply not as good (either they smudge too easily, don''t go on very easily or don''t have as nice a finish). The reason for not giving this product the full five star rating is that the brush does deteriorate over time, making it more difficult to apply narrow lines.

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      24.08.2013 23:12
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      A nice bold, easy to apply eyeliner

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      I purchased my Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner for £4.49 from my local Tescos. My reasons for choosing this brand was simply that it was the only black liquid eyeliner that Tescos stocked at the time. There seemed to be only three shades available, which were black, brown and a navy blue colour. I wanted a bold black so went with the black shade and hoped that it would be what I wanted.

      The eye liner comes in a small black bottle and the lid of the bottle is the handle for the brush. It is quite long which helps give good control when using the eyeliner. The brush end is more of a small cone shaped sponge which I have found is much better than the brush applicators that many eyeliners come with as it allows more accurate application and you can get much straighter lines.

      When I first try any new eyeliner I usually have to practise a few times before being able to use it successfully but was quite pleased with the effect I got when using this eyeliner for the first time. To apply it you need to get quite close to a mirror, keep a steady hand (it sometimes helps to rest your elbow on something or to rest the lower part of your hand on your cheek) and slowly and gently sweep the applicator brush along your top eyelid just above the eyelashes. The tapered sponge applicator makes it possible to do some dramatic 'flick' effects at the edges of your eyes if you wish to.

      Once applied the eyeliner looks bold, neat and smooth, I was a little concerned that I may have a mild allergic reaction to it as my eyes usually react to anything I put on them but was pleasantly surprised as I had no reaction whatsoever. The eyeliner is easily removed with makeup remover or makeup wipes which means if you make a mistake it isn't too much of a hassle as you can just wipe it off and start again. It also means that if you are wearing it daily you don't have to spend every evening frantically scrubbing at your eyelids to get it off as it comes off nicely. This does however have its disadvantages in that if it rains or if you cry you instantly look like a panda! I have found that at the beginning of the day it stays put very well but by the end of the day if I rub my eyes it can smudge across my face a little although this is easily solved by remembering not to rub my eyes.

      The bottle contains a decent amount of the eyeliner as I have been using it daily for a good few months now and it still hasn't run out so it is definitely worth the money. However I have noticed that the applicator brush has started to get quite worn out and where it was initially a neat sponge it is now falling apart a little bit! It is still usable but its harder to apply neat straight lines so I took this as a sign to buy a new one to have on stand by for when my current one eventually dies.

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      - Reasonable price
      - Good value for the money
      - Good applicator making it easy to get neat, straight lines
      - Doesn't give me an allergic reaction
      - Bold black colour
      - Lasts a long time
      - Can be removed easily with make up remover
      - Is widely available in most places that sell cosmetics


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      Summary of the Negatives:
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      - The sponge gets worn out over time and makes it harder to apply neatly
      - Can smudge easily if you rub your eyes, cry or if it rains


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      I love this eyeliner, it is one of the best liquid eyeliner that I have come across so far and I will definitely continue to use it. If you want a bold, easy to apply, attractive eyeliner to draw attention to your eyes then I would recommend it.

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        12.08.2013 04:29
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        a good eye-liner, could do with being in pen form however

        Everyone I know has always said that I have precise 'cat eye' eye-liner, and I do this every day, pretty much without fail, and this means I get through A LOT of eye-liners. I also know my eye-liners pretty well and have tried quite a few on the market, with this being the favourite next to Soap and Glory's 'Supercat' pen style eye-liner.

        I always used to buy eye-liners with the pot and pen as I always thought it would be way easier to get every last bit out and also because I thought that application would be easier like this. The problem with using a pot and pen is you have to put the pot down somewhere, and this can be irritating as I've knocked it over a few times when in a rush in the morning and you don't always have somewhere to put the pot, e.g. if you're doing make-up on the train or in the car! However I do like that with a pot you can choose how much eye-liner you want on the brush and you can sort of have more choice.

        This eye-liner goes on well and its a thick black, which is good because i've found other eyeliners can go on thinly and can look watery. The effect I go for is quite dramatic so I don't really want that!

        It does come off really easily, as do most eye-liners, and when I go out in the rain I have to make sure I take an umbrella or else I look like the Joker! That means it's easy to wash off, but I would reccomend to use make-up wipes as washing it off with face wash gets black all over the sink, your face and your hands and it takes longer.

        I do like this product but I would recommend getting an eye-liner pen for easier application. The product is good quality though, and is good for the price. Next time I need an eye-liner I will be buying the Loreal Black Buster eye-liner as I haven't tried that yet.

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        01.07.2013 11:54
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        This liquid eye liner irritated my eyes, Avoid!

        ~*~*~ Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eye Liner ~*~*~

        I cannot go out the house without liquid eye liner on, I would feel naked. I like to do the 'winged' eye liner look, which can be quite fiddly. When starting my journey on what eye liner would be best for me I came across the 'Rimmel Exagerate Eye Liner'. I decided to give it a go as it was reasonably priced, and I like a lot of Rimmel's products. If you are a eye liner wearer then you can probably cast your mind back and remember how long it took you to get the hang of applying liquid eye liner to the top lashes. At the beginning, of trying to do a straight line, most of the liner would go into my eye and the rest would be under my eye. The hardest thing about applying liquid liner is keeping a steady hand, and this can take some practice. After mastering the art of applying liquid eye liner I have never looked back. It is one of the pieces of make up I could not be without.

        I purchased this eye liner from Superdrug about 2 years ago and it cost around £4.00. You can pick this eye liner up from Superdrug, at the moment, for £4.29 (2.5ml). Or from Boots for £5.29, where it is on a buy 1 get the 2nd one half price offer. This liquid eye liner comes in a black, plastic pot with a black, screw-top lid. The shaped of the package is thick at the bottom and thin at the top, it looks some-what pyramid shaped. On the front of the packaging is the Rimmel logo, how much the bottle holds (2.5ml), the colour (black or brown), and the name of the product (Exaggerate Eye Liner). To apply, you simply unscrew the lid, which has the applicator attached, and sweep across the eye lid. Rimmel claims that this eye liner is: Smudge-proof, flake-proof, smear-proof, run-proof and lasts up to 16 hours.

        When I unscrewed the lid and look at the applicator I could see that it held a good amount of product, which meant that there was no need to keep dipping it in the bottle. When I apply liquid eye liner I start from the middle and continue outwards, and then edge inwards. When I held the applicator to my eye lid, I found it to be quite stiff which felt like a hard piece of plastic. The eye liners I have used in the past have all been soft brushes, so when I felt the harshness of this one I was quite surprised. I continued with the applicator, drawing a line across my eye lid, and found it dragging at my eye lid, which made my eye feel incredibly sore and irritated. I persisted trying not to press down to hard on my eye lid, but found it to irritate my other eye lid as well. After I applied the liquid eye liner it took a couple of minutes to dry. I found the consistency to be quite runny, which as made it difficult to apply. After wearing this eye liner for a couple of hours the irritation seemed to settle down, although I could still feel some discomfort on my eye lid which was not very pleasant.

        I wore this liquid eye liner for 8 hours and found the colour to stay bold, as it is incredibly pigmented, but it has started to flake and smudge. I did not particularly want to re-do the eye liner as I did not want to irritate my eyes further, so instead I took the eye liner off and used a different brand. After having a bad experience I decided not to use this eye liner for a couple of days. When I did finally use it again it had the same effect on my eye lids. I think the applicator is to rough and stiff, which drags at my eye lids and makes them sore. The colour is bold and very pigmented, but unfortunately the claims of lasting up to 16 hours, being smudge-proof and flake-proof are just not true.

        Overall I would definitely not recommend this liquid eye liner. I did not get on very well with the applicator and found it to irritate my eyes. I think the colour is great, but it is just an average eye liner in terms of durability. I don't think I have particularly sensitive eyes, as I have never found an eye liner to irritate my eyes in this way before. I am going to give this eye liner 1 out of 5 Dooyoo stars. I used this liquid eye liner twice and then threw it away. I am currently using Rimmel Glam Eyes Liquid Liner, which I think is great. It is easy to apply, lasts all day and doesn't irritate my eyes.

        Thank You For Taking The Time To Read My Review :)

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        25.02.2013 18:06
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        Excellent bold product but shouldn't be applied to inner lash line.

        After much deliberation around the makeup counter of my local Asda store I decided apon the Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner in black. The product comes in a cone shaped container, which is black with silver writing. The conical lid is quite long which means it fits easily in your grasp.
        I have tried several eyeliner products and have never quite got along with them. I have sensitive combination skin and have always found issues with eyeliner. However Rimmel Exaggerate has renewed my hope for great quality eyeliners.
        The liquid is highly pigmented which results in a strong bold look and whilst it can be quite runny, providing you brush the tip onto the rim of the pot then it shouldn't become an issue. The "nib" of the eyeliner is more akin to a felt tip rather than a paintbrush which means you can either gently "skim" over the top of your lid to create a thin line or apply it harder to create more of a bold Amy Winehouse-esque dramatic look. I found that providing you give the eyeliner a few seconds to dry, then it does not smear or smudge. I do find over a few hours then the eyeliner does sort of fade off - I'm unsure whether this is due to me rubbing my eyes as I get tired or whether sweat or weather has an effect on it. However this is easily resolved with a little reapplication and you have no issues with the eyeliner imprinting itself on your upper eyelid, or flaking off like some eyeliners. Despite those emotional days, I have found that Rimmel Exaggerate is quite waterproof, only really giving panda eyes if your eyes are wet and you rub them. Otherwise the eyeliner is quite resilient.
        My only issue really with the product is that if you don't take a little of the excess liquid off the nib, then it can run a little in between your eyelashes when applying it and it does sting a little. Like most liquid eyeliners I wouldn't recommend putting it on your inner lash line, if you desire that look then you would be better off applying a dry liner to the inner lash line as the stinging can cause your eyes to water.

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        18.11.2012 10:34
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        good though hard to apply eyeliner

        I almost always wear eyeliner, but after a long day at work I find it has to be re-applied a few times and im not careful I'll accidentally smudge it. So recently I decided to invest in a liquid eyeliner so I could be safe in the knowledge that my eye make-up wasnt half way down my face by the end of the day.

        I knew that I really liked the No7 eyelines and found them easy to apply, but I was a bit strapped for cash so had to rely on the money on my Boots card to buy myself one, which totalled up to around £5. I spent ages in my local Boots (which is huge) looking at all the different eye liners on offer and decided to get this one after much deliberation.

        This particular eyeliner costs £4.99 and comes in a little black bottle with a long thin lid which holds the application stick and brush. The eyeliner itself is quite smooth and isnt thick or gloopy so I hoped this would be one that would be easy to apply quickly in the morning before I rush off to work.

        I found applying this eyeliner to be quite a task, the main problem being the brush. The brush is quite thick (which I chose with the impression that I would just do one quick sweep over my eyelid and be done with it) but it is also very stiff and hard. As a result of this it is quite hard to get a smooth and even line, I found it tends to drag a bit over my eye giving it a jagged edge. I have tried not applying as much pressure bit then it doesnt apply as smoothly or as evenly either. As a result it does take me a while in a morning to get a nice even and straight line over the top of my eye as I have to keep going over it and smoothing the edges. Its a good job I spend a lot of my time painting and drawing and have a very steady hand!

        The liner once it is on however is very black and definitely exaggerates my eyes, it also stays but all day and doesnt need any touching up or re-applying which is great - so I suppose in the long run it does save me time! I found it also comes off easily enough with some good make up remover - not so much just trying to wash it off with water though.

        Overall this is a good eyeliner I just with the application brush was a bit softer and more flexible. I still definitely prefer the No7 range but this one will do for now. Im sure once I get more practiced as applying it to my eye lids I will get a lot quicker and neater at doing it too. So I do recommend it, but it needs a bit of practice to get used to applying it.

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        12.11.2012 08:57
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        Easy to apply, striking look - but no staying power in a hot night club!

        It is only more recently I have started wearing liquid eyeliner regularly, as I am a kohl pencil fan, however when accidentally out with one day with no eyeliner, my friend lent me her liquid, which was easier to apply than I remembered when I was 15, and has a striking effect - which inspired me to but Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid eyeliner in black, free as part of a 3 for 2 offer in Boots - I think it retailed for around the £5 mark on its own.

        The liner is quite thick, and goes on heavily - very obvious and striking look, which is great for me - as I don't do subtlety when it comes to eyeliner / eye makeup. For work, I line my lower lashes from the outer eye corner, three quarters of the way in to the inner eye, and my entire top lash line, and then for an evening / night-time look, all the way around my eye and extended outwards at the outer corner for a cat eye look. I have been really impressed with the overall effect, however I have found that the liner does come off / smudge quite easily on a night out - had definite panda eyes when I came out of a nightclub recently, probably due to the fact it was a warm club and I had been dancing, however something to bare in mind.

        The eyeliner comes in small, modern black pot with a handy screw cap and a flat base so can be stood on a surface when both hands are being used in the application process. The cap is long and pointed which doubles as the handle / wand to the applicator - very handy, no additional brush needed. The applicator is joined to the inside of the lid in the style of a small tapered wand - I found when I purchased this initially that the wand was too stiff for neat and easy application in one long sweeping movement. I recommend squeezing and manipulating the applicator to make it softer and more flexible and therefore much easier to apply overall, especially if you prefer to draw a thicker line.

        I do like black liquid eyeliner - and will definitely be buying again in the future however I probably would try a different brand / product next time, due to the fact that the liner rubbed off easily, I need some heavy duty lasting power!

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        31.10.2012 16:12
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        over all amazing product, 10/10 :)

        As a massive fan of liquid eye liner, I've spent ages not only trying to figure out how to actually use the stuff but finding that perfect eyeliner that is comfortable to use, stays on and creates the best look to my taste. I've been using rimmell's exaggerate liquid eye liner for a very long time and having tried other eye liners, this one of the love of my life!

        Packaging: the packaging is very small and simple, it fits straight into my make up bag and barely takes up any room. The wider pot makes it easier for shaking the product around to ensure it's not drying together, and my favourite part of the product is that the long handle ensures easy & precise application. There really isn't anything fancy about the packaging, it doesn't jump out at you on the shelf.

        Application: where do I start? The eye liner is the easiest one I've used, the narrow handle lets me hold the brush like a pen as if I'm literally drawing onto my eyelash line which allows me to create the perfect look I want precisely. There are a variety of colours that you can choose to your own taste and I feel that brown works well with my brown eyes. The colour is very subtle and certainly exaggerates my eyes creating a professional look in just seconds. The brush itself isn't too thick or thin, and depending on which way you hold the brush you can create a line as thick or as thin as you want, and the brush also is very simply used to create flicks at the side of my eyes (one of my favourite looks) in just a few seconds.

        I love this eye liner and really couldn't fault it, I purchase this item every few months as it lasts me a very long time which is impressive as I wear eye liner on a daily basis. I would reccommend this product to liquid eye liner enthusiasts just like myself as it's a great, professional, long lasting product at such a bargain price.

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        02.09.2012 12:40
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        A useless liquidliner which is only suitable for those people who like inflicting pain on themselves

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        I use eyeliner on a daily basis and kinda feel naked without it as I've been wearing it since I was 15 and it certainly is a part of my image. I tend to use liquid eyeliners and moved on from the collection 2000/constance carol eyeliners which was what I used to use in the early 90s until 2001 when I came across Lancome Artliner which is my holy grail eyeliner. However, just over 1 month ago I ran out of my beloved Lancome Artliner three days before pay-day and was absolutely strapped so couldn't afford the nearly £20 price tag which Lancome imposes on it's customers. So off I went to Boots with a limited amount to spend and one of the lovely assistants recommended Rimmel eyeliner and at £5 I thought why the heck not it can't be worse than collection 2000. The eyeliner packaging is kinda cute shapewise and contains 2.5ml in a plastic well with a long screw top which houses the brush.

        What is it and is it any good?

        The only shades I could see for this product were black or brown so I chose brown as it was a very dark soft black/brown which is much more complimentary with my colouring. The ink itself is really pigmented and I didn't need to apply twice (unlike collection 2000) and the applicator is a stiff pointed plastic brush which is quite precise although nowhere near as good as the sponge Lancome aplicator that I'm accustomed to. The applicator does collect alot of product when you withdraw it from the well so unless you want to look like a Panda it's best to remove as much as possible before drawing along the top of your upper lashes. Unfortunately the pigmentation is the only plus for me because shortly after applying this liner my eyes stung like heck in the corners of the eyes and although the stinging only lasted a short time it was quite intense. Once the liners stingy sensation ceased I continued with my day and went to work and was disappointed that by lunch time alot of the liner had faded to a much lighter shade and was smudged at the corners. Another issue that I had was the fact that I wear contact lenses and the product flakes like mad and this too irritated my eyes which has never happened with Collection 2000, Lancome or any of the other liners I've used. I did attempt to use this product again a week later thinking maybe it was a fluke but unfortunately it still stung my eyes, faded, flaked and generally sucked as a liner.

        Would I purchase again?

        Not on your nelly! I really think this product belongs in the bin as it doesn't compare to Lancome and even the Collection 2000 liner which you had to layer 3-4 times to get an opaque line was better than this acidic mess.

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          29.08.2012 00:18

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          Excellent eyeliner

          Perfect every time, non smugde great brush for accuracy.

          I have been using this eyeliner for around 5 years. I would recommend if you are interested in a defined dramatic look. The design is perfect, the brush is very fine but sturdy at the same time, which is great for achieving sharp lines. The bottle is a good size small enough to fit comfortably into your handbag but not so small that you can never find it( which is a pet hate of mine). The brush is large enough to get a good grip as I've problems in the past with other liners which are too delicate and fidgety. The colour is very dark and once applied is smugde proof and lasts for hours!

          I've converted a few friends to this product and we are agreed its easily better than higher end more expensive eyeliners and .Oh and the bottle lasts for ages ,mine usually 3months minimum. Also its very affordable. As a tip only use for upper lid(can look a tad heavy on lower lid but that's the only negative comment I have on this excellent product.
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          12.10.2011 09:25
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          The one piece of makeup that I cannot do without is eye-liner and although I usually use the crayon I have also got this liquid eyeliner too for when I want to have a less subtle look.

          I bought this one because I have the Rimmel crayon eyeliner and find it to be better than the other brands which are in this price range so thought that the liquid one would be the same too. It's easy to get hold of, it's available in Boots, Superdrug and some supermarkets and there always seems to be some in stock whenever I'm browsing.

          It comes in a little bottle with a very long lid which doubles up as the wand of the applicator. I sometimes wonder if the length of the lid is actually necessary as it is two thirds the length of the pot itself so does seem a bit extreme. Perhaps some people need this much length to be able to apply it. The bottle is black, the wand is black with a silver ring round the bottom of it and he writing on the bottle is silver too so it is very basic and simple.

          The eyeliner is very, very runny. It is not like a mascara which is thicker than this it's almost as thin as water so it is very hard to control and apply when you first use it. When you pull the brush out of the pot it's best to wipe a bit on the side so that you do not use an overly laiden brush as this will just lead to a messy application!

          The brush is very thin and dense, it's more like a felt tip nib and not like a paintbrush which is important as it means that it will draw a fine line whereas a paintbrush type nib would be much thicker and harder to control. It holds a lot of liner so I find that I only need to use one dip per eye and even that needs to be wiped on the side of the pot first.

          It is quite easy to apply once you get the hang of it but the first few times I found it rather difficult- it was very hard to get a straight line. When I first applied normal eye liner it was difficult but I found it a more natural medium to use on my eye lid which didn't lead to smudging quite so easily so that was easier to master than this. This does take quite a bit of time fiddling around with it trying to work out the best way to apply it and keeping your hand steady.

          If you hold this very upright then it will create a fine line but if you angle it then it will be slightly thicker. If you are looking for a thicker line I recommend you do this instead of trying to go over a fine line several times as you have more chances of being able to make it smudge or wobble!

          The effect is great, it is much more dramatic than a normal eye pencil, it seems a lot darker and the line is much smoother so really is effective and works well. It lasts too which is good, it doesn't drip down or smudge if it's hot unlike some pencils tend to do. Touching this up shouldn't be necessary but if I have to and I've had a drink then I tend to just touch it up with a pencil and that is sufficient enough.

          What is not great about this is if you put it too close to the edge of your eye and it ends up going in your eye itself it does sting a bit. Also you do have to leave it to dry so when you apply it keep your eyes semi-open- if you open them fully and your lid touches the area between your eye and brow then it will make a mark on it which is not a good look!

          Once you have mastered this though it does look very effective and works very well. If it rains though, try to avoid it as it will give you panda eyes if it comes into contact with a heavy shower!

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            04.10.2011 17:30

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            Good budget liquid eye liner

            Rimmel makeup is cheap and cheerful made for the masses. This eyeliner is the same.

            When you first buy it it is runny and dark coloured. As you dip it in and out of the bottle there is lots of excess. The action of wiping the excess on the side of the bottle I have found damages the end of the liner and eventually it becomes 'bobbly'. Trying to get a perfect line then becomes tricky.

            If you abide by the make up rules and replace your make up after 6 months then you can't go wrong with this product. It's cheap and you will get your wear out of it within those 6 months. If you are like me however who has about three different eyeliners which you alternate between then this is where the product weakens. If you use different liquid eyeliners you see immediately the cheap quality of the product. It loses the deep black colour once it starts drying out.

            This product is great if your on a budget, you want to just give your eyes the occasioal flirty flick and your not an eye liner-holic like myself.

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            15.07.2011 18:39
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            Gives you the ability to 'exaggerate' but fairly hard to use with the thick brush,

            After running out of my current eyeliner, I decided to try something new. The eyeliner I was using at the time wasn't very impressive and my friend strongly suggested this one, so I thought I'd try it. I wanted an eyeliner that stayed put all day and looked precise and sophisticated.

            When I first used it I was fairly disappointed. The wand/brush was a lot thicker than I expected and a lot harder to manoeuvre compared to past eyeliners I have used. It was also slightly shorter, so it was hard to reach across the top of my eyelashes, without making mistakes and smudging the lines I already spent endless time creating. Maybe the thickness of the brush is designed to create more bolder and thicker lines than I'm used to though. Hence the 'exaggerate' name of the eyeliner.
            To overcome this, I simply bought a separate, cheap eyeliner brush to dip it into the pot. This made the process ten times easier and quicker!

            The eyeliner itself seemed to last and stay put on the lids longer than other Rimmel eyeliners I have used before (Glam'eyes liner for example!), which definitely gave an advantage. But over a lengthy night out, the end results were still a little smudged and a bit messy. Then again, I have not yet come across an eyeliner that can actually stay put this long.

            The product is tiny with the pot being so small. It seemed to run out very quickly, especially when I'm not the type of person to wear eyeliner everyday. On a plus side, the small size makes it easy to fit it in your handbag. Easily transportable! This could help with the problem mentioned above, as you can reapply some of the imperfections.

            The colour is very strong and only one layer is needed, which is handy. It is definitely an eyeliner suited for a night out and dolling up rather than used for a 'natural' look, because of the colour being so bold.
            I bought this liner around £5.20 in boots, which in my opinion is quite expensive, especially because the pot is so small! As I am a keen ebayer however, I have seen offers for about £3.50, saving a little money, so if you're skint you'll be able to find it cheaper elsewhere.

            Overall, this eyeliner does give you the ability to 'exaggerate' and create bold, dramatic lines. But for me it was a bit too bold, with a brush too thick and unprecise!

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            18.02.2011 12:40
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            Perfect.

            Back in the forties, fifties and sixties, women used a hardened block of black colour and applied it to their upper lids with a brush, by adding water. Later on, the pencil eyeliner reigned supreme and this gentle art (and the striking look that went with it) was lost.

            It's only in the last 10 years or so that the liquid brush eyeliner has come back with a vengeance - and boy, am I glad. It's all in a handy ready-mixed pot too - no water to be added! Amazing!

            The Rimmel exaggerate liquid eyeliner has been an absolute staple in my makeup bag for as long as I can remember. I always make sure I have two pots on the go in case one runs out.

            As the name might suggest, it's not made for subtlety - it's not like you can just dab a bit here and there. You have to go all in; make a statement. Of course, when it comes to makeup, that's pretty much how I roll - so it works for me.

            If you've never used a liquid eyeliner before, it can take a couple of tries to master - the trick is to keep your eye open, rest your elbow on something to keep your hand steady, and not to be afraid of the end result.

            For me, the thicker and more exaggerated the line, the better. 40s Harlot and 60s sex kitten can easily be achieved with neat little flicks at the outer corner of the eyes - drawing a thin line down the inside of the eyeline creates a feline, Cleopatra-esque look.

            After applying, I would advise not looking upwards for a good few seconds afterwards - it takes a bit to dry. However, compared to the other brands I've briefly tried, Rimmel easily has the best consistency - not too watery, and not too gloopy.

            At around a fiver it's extremely affordable and I couldn't recommend it enough.

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              16.02.2011 21:18
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              An essential item for your make up collection.

              They say that eyes are the windows to the soul and if that's the case then Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eye Liner will provide your eyes with some pretty perfect curtains.

              You can buy 2.5ml of these miraculous liquid for around £5. Unlike a pencil eyeliner, the colour is intensely bold and glides easily across the eyelid without dragging the delicate skin. The soft pointed sponge brush used to apply it is attached to the lid and enables you to apply the silky liner with precision and ease.

              Rimmel Exaggerate can be worn on the upper lid alone to make your lashes look fuller or along your lower lashes as well in order for the jet black liner to create a more dramatic look. For a more natural look, this Rimmel Exaggerate also come in brown. If this product is applied correctly, it can extenuate both the colour and shape of your eyes like no eyeliner I have ever tried.

              Despite the precision sponge, applying any liquid eyeliner is a challenge and it may be easier to draw a series of dots and then join them rather than painting one continuous line. Any mistakes can be corrected using a damp cotton bud. To make your eyes appear wider, start with a thinner line from the inside of the eye and get thicker going outward.

              The only negatives with this product is that is can take a while to dry so if you apply eye shadow immediately afterwards, it will smudge. Also, if you forget you're wearing it and rub your eyes, then you find yourself strongly resembling a raccoon. But in fairness, this could apply to most eye make up.
              All in all, with the price in consideration, you'll be hard pressed to find a liquid eye liner that comes close to this one.

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          • Product Details

            Intense color, ultimate control, draw the lines you want / Highly pigmented liquid formula delivers a bold eye look / Maximum control applicator helps create smooth & precise line around eye contour / Smudge-proof, flake-proof, smear-proof and run- proof, long lasting formula up to 16 hours / Dermatologist & ophthalmologist tested.