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Liquid eye liner for me is like water, everyone has to have it. I use liquid eye liner more now than I do pencils and find it relatively easy to apply without making mistakes. I still get the odd wobble and end up having to correct my mistakes with a cotton bud, thankfully these are becoming few and far between now.
I only wear black eyeliner, have never got to grips with any other colours, I tried white once, never again! This eye liner states it is professional and I still don't know what makes this any different to any other one I have bought and tried. The wand is long and black and the container for the liner is a deep brown colour. The applicator is actually one of the worse I have used. Normal the nib is like a felt tip pen, this one was as far from that as you could get, it was scratchy and although I can't say painful to use, it defiantly made me think twice about applying it. It is not made of any different material than normal but I found it really uncomfortable to use on my upper lids. I don't use it underneath as I am sure that would have been more uncomfortable to use, I don't use liquid liner under my eyes anyway.
The colour was nice and black and it stayed on well, didn't peel off or fade. It was easy to remove with makeup remover afterwards and overall it's an ok product. Put off by the scratchy nib though, I will stick to other products not this one in future.
I don't usually go for liquid eye liner as to be honest; I don't have the steadiest hands so have to put 10 minutes minimum aside each morning to do it to ensure they're even and I don't get ink everywhere. Because of this, I tend to only stick to one brand and type of eye liner so that I am used to the brush and liquid.
I have used this particular one for well over two years now so obviously trust it very much. Its usually lasts me a couple of month but of course for most people this probably would be a lot less as I mainly use this for special occasions and nights out (which unfortunately isn't a lot).
The brush of the eyeliner is extremely thin which I appreciate. Most other I have owned have had an unusual brush which has put me off such as a slanted thicker one which made me look rather silly with such thick, black lines. The only bad word I have to say it's that because of the thinness of the brush, it is very easy to hurt yourself by poking it directly onto the skin and sometimes in my eye giving me not so nice looking blotches moving around my eyeball!
Seeing as even though I have my unsteady hands and rubbish ability at applying this, I can still manage to do it, it must be very good eyeliner. It lasts a good day and rarely need reapplying.
I got a couple of bottles of this eyeliner when I bought some other bits, thye came free. These were my first go at black eyeliner - I'm not a black loving person so I'd avoided it up to then, the fashion of thick black lines really isn't me.
But, like everything - when you get these things for free, why not try them!
The bottle contains 3.5ml of liquid, which seems around average for liquid eyeliners - most seem to contain 3-5ml. My favourite thing about this is the brush - I'd looked at one or 2 eyeliners with what seemed like inch thick brushes and this put me off, however the brush on this is very narrow - this makes it very easy for me to apply just a thin line of this where I want. You can of course build it up thicker if you like - the cibtrol with such a small brush is ideal though.
The actual eyeliner goes on very smoothly - I've not found any clumps of eyeliner in the bottle and the brush doesn't clump it up either. It also releases a small amount at a time - unlike other eyeliners where a nice amount goes in 1 blob, this allows a line to be drawn in 1 go, which definitely saves time. It dries about the same speed as the other liquid eyeliners I've tried - nothing unusual with that aspect of it.
Overall I do love this - and I think I may keep this in instead of my more expensive brand! 5 stars from me as it just doesn't go wrong.
As I always use eyeliner when I go out I have tried many in my time and this is the best I have ever used.
I always used to find that eyeliner was difficult to apply accuratly but with Rimmel you can't go wrong. Instead of a hard brush, rimmel uses a soft brush, very similar to a thin paint brush. With this you can create own style and do it accuratly. I have wore mine as a thin line to an exagerate Cleopatra look and all without a problem.
The eyeliner just glides on and if you do make a mistake if you can wipe it off straight away with ease and re-apply. Once dried the product lasts until you remover it with make-up remover. In fact it last so well I have even got to bed with it on and its been fine the next day to wear out!
Rimmel is very reasonably priced and easy to find in many shops. This product is far better than all the expaensive brands I have tried. I would never use another eye-liner again.
Hope you find this useful.
This liquid eyeliner is most definitely one of the best on the market today. Nearly everyone I know who uses a liquid liner uses this, including me for many years, you really can't go wrong with this.
Being Rimmel it doesn't break the bank - in fact in Boots and Superdrug you can pick this up for a mere £4.29 - yes this may seem like a lot but it's liquid, not a pencil, and to be honest one of these usually lasts me 2 months (even if there's some left after 2 months I like to use a fresh one so it hasn't dried up at all). If you don't use it every day you will get even longer than 2 months out of it.
Looks wise the bottle it comes in is small and compact and not too flashy. The lid screws off and you will find a thin, longish brush which is perfect for giving you a nice thin line of eyeliner along your eye line. It's even good for giving you a thicker line and very easy to do those 'flicks' just outside your eye if you like! This eyeliner comes in black and brown - I use the black one and I would guess this is the more popular one (they used to do silver but it appears they don't anymore).
To use you should unscrew the lid and gently remove the wand with the brush on. Make sure you don't get too much product on the brush - this bottle is actually quite good at reducing over spillage on the brush I have to say - it usually comes out with a nice amount on and you just have to brush a small amount of excess aside. The texture of the liquid itself is good - it dries quickly on your eyes (a couple of minutes) which is always good if you're literally going to put it on and run out of the door. No one wants makeup running down their face in the wind! I tend to do my actual face first, then my eye shadow and eye brow pencil and then put the eyeliner on. You can of course put this on first and eye shadow over the top, but once eyeshadow is over the top the black or brown liner isn't going to look as prominent or half as good to be honest.
You need to drag the brush quickly and steadily along the lashes of your eye one side to the other. It does take a bit of practice and you do need a steady hand - so rushing it won't do you any favours! I have gotten quite good at this now, and if I want a thicker line I will press harder with a bit more liquid on the brush and if I want a thin clean line I will limit the amount of liquid on the brush and press very gently. Practice makes perfect with this!
Unlike a lot of liquid liners, the brush on this Rimmel one is so thin it makes making mistakes more difficult which is great. I find I get a nice clean line with this that I just don't get with any other liquid liner. With a bit pf practice your makeup will look chiselled and professional. I line the tops and underneaths of my eyes but its completely up to you what you do. Lining the underneath is more difficult because your eyelashes get in the way a bit. I would suggest doing the best you can and then using cosmetic buds moistened with a bit of water or eye make up remover to wipe away any mistakes then touch up with a bit of powder or concealer. Cosmetic buds are like cotton buds except they have a pointy end and a flattened end - great for applying and touching up makeup - you can get them from Boots or Superdrug.
I find with this liner that whilst it's not waterproof unfortunately (I haven't yet found a waterproof one that has as good a brush as this one has) generally speaking it stays on all day and all night if I like with no flaking or fading. It still looks as dark as when I first applied it and to be honest it's the park of my makeup that takes the longest so its something I don't want to have to reapply throughout the day! The product also comes off well with a basic eye makeup remover. No complaints there.
All in all I can't recommend this liner enough. The brush is great, very thin and easy to use. The pot it comes in is small and thin and easy to hold in your hand and glide when applying. It stays on all day (unless you end up crying!) and is very cheap. Such a bargain! I have been using this for years and I wouldn't change - god help me if Rimmel ever stop making this!
This little black tube is the absolute daddy of all make up items ever! I have been using this product for years and years and I have never gone for anything else. Only use it on the top of my eyes and it is the easiest thing in the world to use, if I only have time for one make up item it would be this as can not cope wtith out it. It will not budge or let you down, from dawn til dusk and through out the night it stays colour perfect unlike kohl eye liners.
One small tube I find last for absolutely ages and unlike pencils does not drag the skin when applying. Can use it to make thin line or a trendy thicker line, absolutely fab for creating little corner flicks for opening up the shape of the eye. A must for anyones cosmetic bag!!
I am doing a lot of product and makeup reviews at the moment and the Rimmel Liquid Eyeliner is one of the first ever products I used.
I remember when I first started to wear makeup; I was about 14 and would raid my mum's makeup bag. Which really drove her nuts? As the products she had in there were expensive and obviously I was using them. Plus she thought I was too young to wear makeup.
Now applying eyeliner does take practice, I've put it on most days now for a good 14 years so I am pretty good at it (even if I do have to say so myself).
***About the Product***
I would say the design of the product is pretty basic, its nothing flash or exciting buts it's small and compact and wont take up much room in your make up bag.
You have to twist the top off to get access to the brush which is great as you don't want it popping out while in your bag etc and making a big mess!
Now the brush is very petite, yet there is a lot of the eyeliner fluid on the brush so my advice is to wipe a bit off when taking it out of the pot as you don't need a lot on the brush.
I start to apply my eyeliner from the inside of my eye outwards, I tend to rest my arm against something and put my face right up towards the mirror. You really need a steady arm to apply eyeliner but once you get some practice in, it really is easy.
With the brush being petite you can make the line bigger by going over your eyes a couple of times.
The product does not smell, and I have sensitive eyes and it does not affect them at all.
This use to be my favourite eyeliner for many years and it still is budget wise, be expected to pay around £4-5. My new favourite is Clinique's cream eye liner which I have also wrote a review on.
The eye liner does not tend to last a full day and night I would say about 6-8 hours so good for a night out or while at work. It is not waterproof so if you get teary you could end up with a really messy face!
It tends to last a good 6 months if you use it every day so its good value.
I have only ever seen this in a black colour.
Good Budget Buy!
After Maybelline hiked up their prices for eyeliners, I decided to shop around and try some other eyeliners.
I first tried the Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eye Liner (see other review) which was wholly disappointing and I ended up throwing that out. Next I tried this- the Rimmel Professional Liquid Eye Liner. This retails for around £3.99. Comes in a variety of colour shades (brown, black..) and is sold in most places with a Rimmel stand (Boots, Superdrug...).
To get into the product after I had bought it, I first had to fight with the security tag which was glued and shrink wrapped onto almost the entire length of the product. After getting over that, and finally getting into the product to use it- the item is like a paint brush which is loaded with liquid eyeliner. It is a quite long brush and nice and fine.
If you are just used to kohl eyeliner pencils you might struggle at first to get used to a brush and might want to work up to using this item by going via Maybelline or other products which have a liquid tip but not such a long brush.
I found this item gives a perfect, precise, sleek, clean line. As the brush is long, it is easy to apply a good line of eyeliner without getting stuck on your eyelashes or witohut having to apply it in about 10 small lines and hope the resulting line isnt like Mr Tickle's arms. Though cotton buds are a life saver for levelling off eyeliner misshaps... With this product once you get used to the feel of it and how it is a long brush and not like a felt pen, you will have less mess and more precise eyeliner.
Overall I think this product is amazing and I have now converted to Rimmel Eyeliners.
I'm a real newbie to liquid eye liner, up until a couple of weeks ago I've always stuck with my trusty pencils as found them really easy to apply. I have always secretly admired the dramatic look that can be created by using a liquid eyeliner but not had enough confidence in my ability to apply it so it actually looks good. On the couple of occasions I had tried to apply it in the past, it had always ended up looking a real mess and I had ended up removing it and starting again with my pencil.
I got the urge to give it another go recently and paid a visit to my local Boots to try and find an affordable yet good quality eyeliner. I wanted one that wasn't going to break the bank yet also created the desired effect and stayed put. Rimmel was the first brand I looked at, it is always bang up to date with trends, and I have always found the quality to be good and have never been too dissappointed with any of my Rimmel purchases. I certainly didn't want to spend too much money on a item I may only use a couple of times. I decided on the Rimmel eye liner in black and I believe it cost about £4.89 or around abouts.
I also bought a couple of bright sparkly eyeshadows and I was eager to get home and practice my new funky dramatic look. Ok so firt try.... I took of the lid and was suprised how small the brush was, It looked really thin and I wasn't all that confident that I would be able to create a steady line. I started off somewhat wobbly and a little unsure of what I was doing. The eyeliner came out and I loved how black and solid the colour appeared. This first application did take me ages but I have to say that when I had finished I was really happy with the results. It looked really dramatic and really did give me a whole different look.
It will certainly take a whole lot of practice and each application is getting easier. It stills me a lot longer to apply than my old pencil eyeliner but I actually quite enjoy the whole ritual of putting it on, certainly wouldn't recommend attempting this in a rush though.
It terms of quality, I am really pleased with the rimmel liquid eye liner, it stays put and hours later it still looks really good. The brush is a little scratchy but not enough to irritate the skin around my eyes. I am completely happy with the quality and certainly would buy again
It has taken me pretty much a year to perfect the liquid eyeliner look. I cannot remember how or why I started using it, but with the fairly recent fashions of 60's flicks carrying on, I persevered with my wobbly lines looking like a child had painted my eyes, and now along with mascara it has become a staple that I pretty much wear everyday, I've perfected the art, and now even my friends and work colleagues have asked me to do their eyeliner for them when we go out!
For the last month I have been using Collection 2000 eyeliner, it was the cheapest one I could see and at the time I was fairly broke! Its application was good but within a couple of hours, it tended to go a bit dotty (like it was splitting apart, that's cheap products for you!) and the "flicks" that I create at the end of my eyes disappear as well as the ones in the corners.
The reason I mention this is because I have finally given up with my cheapy quick fix, and bought myself the Rimmel Liquid Eyeliner in the hope that it would last a bit longer and stay in place for most of the day (I have no chance in the evenings, drinking and dancing my socks off, NONE of my makeup stays on long so I pretty much take mascara, lippy and eyeliner with me!)
THE PRODUCT - Rimmel Professional Liquid Eyeliner in Ebony Black
"Perfect definition. High colour intensity. This liner produces fine precise lines with one brush stroke. Film forming ingredients bond the colour pigment to the skin for long lasting wear. Professional you will be!"
(Taken from the website, www.rimmellondon.com)
One of the reasons why I love liquid eyeliners is how compact they are (hence why I can squeeze them in to a tiny bag when I'm out on the tiles!) and this is no different, although its slightly larger than the last one, but Ill let that go because it means there is more product!
It doesn't stand out from the crowd - it looks almost exactly like my last one - it has a thin black tube which tapers off at the end (the wand end). it's a screw off top which reveals the a thin brush, all shiny with the liquid!
The tricky bit if you aren't used to liquid eyeliners. Unlike my last one, this one is fairly runny, so you literally only need a dab,otherwise you will end up with a massive blob which will probably run in to your eye!
I always start with the inner corner of my top lids and lightly brush the liner across....less is more and you can add! As I go along I tend to let it go a bit thicker, which I might add is easy with this product. Everything went on smoothly but then I do now have a practised hand. I imagine if you were less steady, you would end up looking like you had a black eye!
WHAT I LIKED
Above I've quoted from their website about high colour intensity. This is a claim that this liquid eyeliner does in fact live up to - hurrah!
I think the best part of this product as you can imagine, is the brush. Its very thin which allows you to give an even and natural enough line across your eyelid, but the liquid is substantial enough that if you wanted to create a bigger, more dramatic effect you can build it up easily.
The wand is fairly long so you aren't poking yourself in the eye with your own hand! It's easy to create a flick at the end of the eye just by dipping the wand back into the pot and getting just a touch more liquid to get the look quite right!
I also like the cost - despite not being on the high end range of liquid eyeliners, I found that it did just a good a job as higher cost eyeliners I have had in the past. The cost of this was £4.49 - I guess its quite a high price for such a teeny bottle, but it is good value and these kind of things last so its worth it.
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE
Not a lot really! If I was comparing it to my last eyeliner, it has almost everything I wanted.
However, if you look at the claim from the website it mentions that some pigments bond to the skin for long lasting wear. Although it didn't go "dotty" like my last one, after a couple of hours I lost the eyeliner in the corner of my eyes which was a bit annoying - but that is usually when I'm at work when I'm taking my glasses on and off and probably rubbing my eyes in frustration! I have to admit however that I am yet to come across an eyeliner that hasn't done this to be perfectly honest.
I can imagine that it wouldn't stand the test of time on the dance floor and that Id lose the flicks also so I think it will still be in my handbag for touch ups!
I bought this after accidentally leaving my home without my normal eye-liner. Normally I use NO.17 by boots who do a really good eye-liner, its been my fail-safe for the past 5 years.
The main reason I bought this is not really because I felt like a change, but because it was the only make-up stand in Sainsbury's and I was really feeling naked without my trademark eye-liner on.
It set me back £4.29 but was on a 3 for 2 offer, some savings there somewhere, but what I saved was £2.49 as I struggled to see what other make-up I wanted.
Its definitely aimed at a younger market, the imagery to me feels dated, as does the packaging, but then no.17 isn't really much better so I cant really complain. I like Kate Moss who seems to front the brand, but not in this state, its a bit too mutton for me, so I did feel a little embarrassed at buying these, it to me screamed "try too hard" and added to this, I am 27, not 15, it just felt odd buying teenager make-up. It seems to feel OK with boots no.17, but not so plausible with this.
The packaging isn't really my cup of tea, its basicly all plastic, it to me looks cheap, its very basic with white writing in a very 1990s font. It actually looks very 1990s in my mind. But like I say, I really didn't feel I had much choice, it was all Sainsbury's were selling eye-liner wise.
I took the eye-liner off to the toilets to quickly put on before I left for my appointment that day, and applied the liner.
There is little or no scent to this- which I prefer, so that was a thumbs up.
The colour I chose was brown which was a very warm chestnut type brown, personally I would have liked it cooler, and darker, not black, but not so brown it was obvious, I just wanted a softer colour then black. But it wasn't so bad, just not perfect.
The brush was OK too, thin- which to me is useful and way better then a felt tip pen, it was also flexible which is excellent to use over the curve of my eye-liner, it wasn't too long, it could have actually been longer, but I guess the brush would have deteriorated in time and wouldn't have held itself straight after a few months/a year so this could be the reason for this, though I would have preferred a longer, or even tapered brush.
The liner fluid itself was odd. I think basicly it was too watery, I had to apply it a few times just to get an even coat over my eye-liner. I don't do big eye lines like Lily Allen or Amy Winehouse, its more a subtle line which lengthens my lashes, but this was so thin I needed to re-line, which then made it uneven in width in places and forced me to paint a wider line. I have been wearing eye-liner for years and years, different types, different colours, they all fair differently. This was hard to get even and hard to apply as a result. Its odd though, as it was actually quite thick when it came out of the pot. It almost doubled the size of the brush as a result, but its only when used, you can really see how weak it is. Its all hot air!
But in its defence, it does not pucker or peel off when you coat one coat over another before its dried, this is very useful as you will need to coat several times to get an even result.
Ways they could improve this would be: to get a liquid that was not so watery- and yes I did shake before use, also to get a better brush, either taper it at the end or lengthen it or give it some more strength, it was not really a decent brush in my view and as all make-up fanatics will know, if your tools are no good, no matter hoe fantastic the make-up is, it wont give a good result. Not that the product is any good anyway to be honest.
I have given this a two star as its aimed at the teenage market and does its best to suit that- a watered down liner is a result of customers who have shaky hands and don't want a very prominent look. (though there are always a minority who will want otherwise). It also stars a celebrity who is popular and this has given the overall brand a style, this has added to the kudos of it in your handbag -if you are 15. So it gets points for that too.
But as an adult? This is a product with no real substance, it really doesn't have enough body to it, and the packaging desperately needs a makeover!
I love this!
It is sold at Superdrug/ Boots and many other shops have Rimmel concessions
It's cheap, I can';t remember exactly how much it cost but it probably wasn't much more than £4 or £5 as the Rimmel products are all quite inexpensive.
The packages is nice and sleek, doesn't take up too much room in you make up bag!
Unfortunately this sat in my makeup bag for months before I worked out how to use it!
I had been (stupidly) trying to apply the liquid eyeliner to the inside of my eyelids! Don't try this at home because it doesnt really work and can irritate your eyes!
Now I just use it on the tops of my eyelids, and flick a little bit out at the corner of my eyes sometimes! depending on the mood :)
Word of advice...try to steady your hand by resting it on your cheek when applying this or else it can all go very wrong!
Ive been wearing Rimmel eye liner for years now (4 to be precise) and I trust them 100% to provide me with good quality make-up.
I started out wearing the pencil eye liner, in black, but by lunch time, it had smudged underneath my eyes and not actually stayed on all that well. So admittedly, I did try other brands, but they all did the same, so I soon had to accept the fact that most pencil eye liners dont last all day, and they smudge underneath your eyes.
I only discovered the Rimmel liquid eye liner when my aunty gave me hers. She had bought the dark brown colour but after one use, decided it wasnt for her, so she gave me hers she was always giving me the make-up and nail varnishes she thought didnt suit her.
I took it home and gave it try. Well, I think its safe to say that you need practice with a liquid eye liner! I made a right mess of my eyes, and even managed to poke myself in the eyeball causing my eye to water and smudge all of my make-up. However, I didnt give up and I gradually got used to it. Now-a-days I can apply it much quicker and much neater than when I first started.
You buy this product as it is. Just a small bottle of liquid eye liner. Its not sealed or anything, so I always get one from the back of the shelf! The lid is quite long and gets thinner towards the top. The bottle itself is the colour of whichever colour you have chosen. If you choose the black eye liner, your bottle is black, if you choose the brown eye liner your bottle is brown, so its very easy to choose what colour you want. It clearly states what the product is and what it does.
Made in England.
This product comes in two colours. Black or Dark Brown. I have used both, but prefer the Black one. The Dark Brown version, isn't really that brown once it has dried, it looks more like a soft black.
The texture of the liquid is quite runny, but thick at the same time. You have to be careful how much you use, especially if you are just using it in the normal way, and not for complete eye decoration. The bristle itself is quite small and its very thin, but this makes it very precise when applying the eye liner.
Because the texture is thick but runny, it glides on with ease (well, when youve had abit of practice) and immediately paints your eyes.
You will only need a little bit on your bristle, otherwise you will end up with far too much eye liner on your eyes and youll look like a panda! Also, it will take a while a dry. I have found that, if you dont put enough on, it start to look a little streaky, so its vital you use just the right amount for yourself.
A downside to this is that you will have to wait for it to dry before applying anymore of your make-up or before pulling any facial expressions. I tend to waft my hand infront on my face to dry it out, this only takes a couple of seconds, and if it does leak onto my skin underneath my eyes, I just use a cotton bud to get it off, and it wipes off easily enough.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
This depends on what you prefer as an individual. I always put it underneath my eyes, where I would usually use a pencil. However, you cant really use liquid eye liner to do the inside of your eyelids. Some people will use this eyeliner to do their upper eyelids aswell.
The way I use it, is I work from the inside out. Stroking gently. You will need a very steady hand to use this, otherwise your eyes will look un-even and messy. But thats probably the same with most liquid eyeliners. Sometimes it can be quite hard to make your eyes look even, but with time, you will master this.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LIQUID EYE LINER?
Thats simple. No more smudges or re-application throughout the day! Seriously! Thats why I have never gone back to using a pencil. This product is pretty much permanent, unless of course you cry, in which case it will come off and probably run!
At school, this is going back a couple of years, people used to ask me how my eyeliner stayed on all day, and I said its because I used liquid eye liner, and they were like isnt that really hard to use? I explained that at first you will make a right mess of your eyes, and you will poke yourself in the eye at some point, but apart from that, it doesnt take long to master the technique.
I cant stress enough how much this eye liner doesnt smudge. I have not once had to re-apply this product. I work 8.30 5.00 Monday to Friday and I have never had to re-apply my eye liner in my lunch hour!
DOES IT WASH OFF EASILY ENOUGH?
Yes it does. Even though it sticks like glue and looks like paint, it washes off with ease, and doesn't need excessive scrubbing. It just washes off so easily.
I have found that with some pencil eye liners, they leave a sort of faded black smudge underneath my eyes if i didn't scrub my eyes raw! But with this liquid eye liner, you won't need to scrub your eyes much at all.
HOW MUCH CAN I EXPECT TO PAY FOR THIS PRODUCT?
Believe it or not, this product can be quite difficult to get hold of. Rimmel have bought out a new design of their eye liner, so finding this one can be quite hard. I remember walking into Boots one day only to find they didnt have it. However, you can buy it from the boots website. In all of the Superdrug stores I have been in, they sell it.
You can expect to pay about £4.29 for this product. Yes that could be seen as quite pricey for just an eye liner, but believe me, this product will deliver Professional results and lasts all day. The product lasts me about 4 or 5 months, maybe more, and I use it everyday.
I really like this product and I would never go back to using a pencil now, not when I get these perfect results. I used to hate having to re-apply my eye liner on my lunch break, and wiping off the smudges underneath my eyes, I know some people like that look, but I really dont like it on me.
If you want professional results, then this product is for you. It lasts for months and months and wont smudge throughout the day. I highly recommend this eye liner. Its a must-have in my make-up bag and I dont know what Id do if I didnt have it!
I must explain though why I only gave it a 4/5 stars. It can be seen as abit of a pain to put on, especially if youre just getting ready for work, because if you mess up, youll have to start all over again. Waiting for it to dry is abit of a pain, but it really only takes about 15 seconds or so, if you waft your hand infront of your eyes like I do! So thats really all that lets the product down. But the quality and precision of the product is a very high standard, and I really hope they dont dis-continue it!