Product Type: Rimmel makeup
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My eyebrows look like they've been touched up by a professional!
Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil
Member Name: katykicker
Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil
Advantages: Easy to use, quick to sharpen, blends well, brush attachment is very useful, doesn't run off.
I have the kind of eyebrows that seem to be either spiralling out of control across the middle and top of my forehead or the kind of eyebrows that are thin, patchy and look frankly a little ridiculous. Because of this I am always looking for ways to keep my eyebrows under control as well as help me ensure that they look good on the times when they are a little thin and patchy. I have found that because of over plucking in the past that I have one or two small areas that just don't seem to ever want to grow again. This is sad of course but I can't go around having uneven eyebrows just because of that!
I picked up this Rimmel eyebrow pencil in Superdrug for just £2.99. This seemed like a reasonable price to me at the time and this was the full price too (something I rarely consider reasonable with make up products!). The particular shade that I have purchased is the Dark Brown one which I felt was probably most suited to my dark dyed hair colour.
This actually looks very much like an eye liner pencil as the pencil itself is black with the usual silver Rimmel branding all down it and there is a brown lid with an attached eyebrow brush too. This is a fantastic little brush that allows me to straighten up my eyebrows both before and after I have applied the pencil, as needed. This works in the same manner as an eye liner pencil and can be sharpened with a pencil sharpener. It is simple to sharpen and stays at a nice point that allows me to run this along my eyebrow area. Only a very light press is required for this to be pencilled on and pressing too hard will see the pencil end become blunt and too much applied to one place of my eyebrow. This is a huge positive as it makes this very simple to use and as long as I am not heavy handed it really is almost impossible to go wrong when applying this. This is easy to blend along the full length of my eyebrow and the brush applicator on the end of the lid makes it very simple for me to brush this across my eyebrow and ensure a nice even coverage.
This eyebrow pencil works fantastic in my opinion and is very simple to use. I love the look that I can achieve when using this and nobody has commented that my eyebrows look fake or anything. The ladies that I work with did notice that I had begun using this, as they are experts at make-up but I only received good compliments about how full and even my eyebrows looked. I do not have to worry about this running off my face during the day as it seems to stay put at all times and it is only with the aid of a make-up wipe that I can remove it fully at the end of the day. This pencil does not leave any residue behind once I use a make-up wipe on it and it does not irritate my sensitive skin or cause any loss of eyebrow hair either. My eyebrows look fuller and thicker thanks to this pencil and it is a dream to use on those patchy areas that I mentioned about at the start of my review. Of course you might not find that the shade that I used is suitable for you but I have very dark hair and eyebrows and I found the dark brown shade to be a little closer to black and therefore fantastic for me to use.
The brush is simple to keep clean and hygienic with a simple rinse and I like that I have this on the go wherever I may be if I want or need to touch up my eyebrows for whatever reason. I have sometimes used a very small amount of hairspray on my eyebrows just to ensure that they stay in place perfectly and this hasn't caused any bad reaction with the eyebrow pencil either.
In all I feel that this pencil is worthy of 5 out of 5 stars. The particular shade that I have suits my eyebrow colour and I have found it very simple to use. The brush that comes with it is strong and I haven't noticed bristles falling out at all. The pencil looks great and it is simple to sharpen this too. Faultless from me!
Summary: A fantastic eyebrow pencil from Rimmel.