Product Type: Rimmel makeup
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Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eye Liner
Member Name: hlb2009
Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eye Liner
Disadvantages: difficult to use
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!