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      11.08.2014 16:05
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      Would have expected more from Rimmel

      Price and Availability

      Rimmel is one of the biggest make up brands and is widely available in department stores and supermarkets. The RRP for their Soft Kohl Eye Pencil is £2.99 and most stores are advertising at this price point at the moment but you can get them on eBay for £2.99 Buy one get one Free with free P&P so basically half price which is awesome.
      Packaging

      This is an eyeliner so you wouldn't expect anything to fancy in regards to packaging, this looks like your standard pencil, it is average length and has a hard black plastic lid. The Pencil itself is black with silver writing.
      In Use

      They eyeliner goes on smoothly with very little drag. The shade is called jet black but it is anything but jet black, it requires at least two or three coats to achieve a dark enough look. I don't like having to go over it as it starts to irritate my eyes if I take to long putting eyeliner on.
      The liner can be smudged easily to create a nice smokey look but I do find that it sometimes smudges when and where you don't want it to giving you panda eyes.
      The longevity is OK it lasts a few hours if you're having reasonably easy going day. If you're running round getting in the slightest bit hot or it is summer then it doesn't last long at all and seems to slide don your eyes which is not good at all.
      Overall

      Overall this eyeliner is OK but that is all I can say for it really it's not so bad that I would chuck it out, I will keep it for when I have ran out or can't find a better one but I won't be buying it again unless I was super skint and got some of eBay for cheap.

      This review is also on my Ciao account under shellyjaneo

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      09.01.2014 06:13

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      This product works well but depends on what look you want to achieve. Overall good value for money.

      The Rimmel Soft Khol Kajal Eye Liner is a good pencil which blends easily to create a soft smokey effect. If you're looking for darker line under your eyes, you may find that you have to keep reapplying it. However it gives a long lasting finish and would look good on the eye lids.

      The pencil is good value for money and works better than some that I've used. Overall I found it very easy to apply and very blend-able. It was very soft on my eyes to apply and it didn't irritate my sensitive skin. However it doesn't work as well as some products I've seen on the market for a similar price. It does depend on what sort of look you want to achieve. For a blendable smokey eye look, this is good value and I would recommend it. But if you are looking with a dark line to wear under your eyes, other products are better.

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      24.09.2013 12:34
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      A great easy to apply eye liner

      I recently had some vouchers to spend on the feelunique.com website so decided to treat myself to to a new eye liner pencil. I have used Rimmel eye products before so decided to purchase their soft kohl kajal eye liner pencil which was priced at £2.99 with free delivery.

      The product/packaging and use.
      The product comes in the form of a black pencil with silver writing on it and a black plastic lid that slides over the end (just like a pen)Along the front in large letters it tells you that it is a soft kohl kajal eye liner pencil. At the bottom of the pencil it has the Rimmel logo clearly displayed and it tells you that the colour is jet black (061) On the back it gives you the net weight (1.2g) the shelf life (30m) and some basic brand contact information. To use simply remove the lid and gently apply along the inner and/or outer eye lid until the desired look is achieved.

      Price and availability.
      The product is widely available in beauty stores, supermarkets, chemists and on line. It usually retails around the £2.99 mark but it is currently available at £1.99 with free delivery from the website www.cheapsmells.com.

      My experience and verdict.
      I am happy with this product. It glides on my eye lids really easy and it is nice and soft. It is also long lasting which means I don't have to keep re applying it throughout the day. I would definitely recommend this product.

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        30.07.2013 15:01
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        My favourite eye liner for the past 5 years!

        I have been using Rimmel London's Soft Kohl Eye Liner for about 5 years now. I swear by this eye liner!

        When I was in high school, the only types of make-up that we were allowed to wear was, for some reason, light eye liner (pencil, not liquid!) and mascara. Like most 14-year-olds, I wanted to blend in with my friends, my peers, and the 'popular' girls (funny how times change, eh!).

        I tried a couple of eye liners that were within my price range - I'm taking about 99p ones from Lidl or somewhere! Naturally, these cheap eye liners irritated my eyes and made them sore as soon as I applied the product. They were very rough to apply. As they made my eyes water terribly, the eye liner was practically all off by the time I was finished!

        When the eye liners eventually (and unavoidably) gave me conjunctivitis, my Mum decided to buy me a brand eye liner. Using the advice from my, at the time, nineteen-year-old sister, she bought me Rimmel London's Soft Kohl Eye Liner from Asda for around £4.99.

        When I first used it, I was so excited with the results. I couldn't believe how much eye liner had gone on my bottom waterline in just the first sweep. It felt so nice, almost creamy. What shocked me even more is how long it stayed in place - the entire day!

        After I realised how easy it was to apply to my bottom waterline, I experimented with using it on my lids, too. Obviously, you don't get the same results as you would if you use a liquid eye liner, or a gel liner, as they are much thinner and more precise, but for a thick lining on you lids, this eye liner is perfect.

        Another thing that impressed me immensely with this eye liner is how black it is. The shade is 'Jet Black' and I'd say that is certainly one way to describe the solid black colour. And no matter how long you keep it on it doesn't smudge at all - another favourite of this eye liner.

        The price of this eye liner, both in stores such as Boots, Superdrug, and even supermarkets like Asda and Tesco, and online is about £2.99 - a fantastic price!!

        I thoroughly like this eye liner, and would highly recommend it to anyone, regardless of age or experience with make-up.

        To see pictures, please visit my blog and scroll to the bottom where I have added pictures of the product, and the product applied to my eyes. You can find a link to my blog on my profile.

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          07.07.2013 08:25
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          Made me believe in pencils again

          I hate eyeliner pencils, they are something I never buy. I find them scratchy and uncomfortable here are my thoughts on this one.

          Packaging
          This comes in the standard pencil form with a black lid at the top. The whole thing is black with all of the writing in silver. This is good quality wood although during sharpening it, bits have fallen out, possibly from where I have dropped it in the past. As this is so small and slim it can easily be out into the side pocket of a bag or purse making it very easy to carry around.

          The pencil
          The first thing that surprised me about this pencil was that it was fairly creamy. They normally dry my eyes out and make me very uncomfortable but not in this case. It created a nice line that was a little too thick, but this could be saved for the evening. It went on very black, which I liked.
          This did not smudge either, which is another issue I have with most pencil liners once this was on it did not budget until I was taking it off that night.
          After wearing this a couple of times it needed a sharpen (I always dread this with eyeliners) and it sharpen fairly well, as I have explained previously there were a few bits lost here and there but otherwise it sharpened quite well. This didn't go scratchy or uncomfortable and the eyeliner was not ruined in the process.
          This is sweat proof but not waterproof. Due to this if you are in a particularly hot environment this can flake onto your upper cheeks and make a mess, so maybe save it for the colder months!

          Price and Availability
          I got this for free from a local chemist when I bought a few ther things but I can see this is on Boots website for £2.99, this is after price for a liner especially a pencil one I actually like. This can be bought at so man different shops onlin and on the highstreet.

          Conclusion
          Due to the flaking I am going to have to deduct one star but other than this, this has made me believe in pencil lines again!

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          08.05.2013 14:39
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          Recommend!

          I tried this pencil after my friend recommended it to me. I struggled to put eyeliner on my water line and my old pencil at the time was dull and didn't go on my waterline at all. This one is perfect for doing that and outlining the top of your eyes. There are 5 colours in the range. Jet black, white, Jungle green, Stormy grey and Stable brown. I personally have the jet black so I will mainly talk about that one but I am thinking of getting stable brown colour in the future as I am after the more subtle soft look.

          The Jet black colour really is jet black. It gives a strong colour that doesn't fade throughout the day. It makes your eyes defined and makes them stand out really well. The pencil itself isn't too chunky like some of the eye pencils you can get now. It is an average pencil size with not too thinner tip, making it easy to apply a thin or thicker line depending on your preference. This is easily suitable for day and nightwear and it very versatile. It is very easy to hold and apply. However it is easily smudged, which is annoying you accidently rub your eyes or cry etc throughout the day. But this does mean that it easy to blend with your eye make up and it is very good for creating a smokey eye effect. The texture is slightly creamy and it is very easy to remove with a makeup wipe.

          This eye pencil is absolutely brilliant value for money at £2.99 as it does a fabulous job and I have been loyal to this for a number of years and I do not plan on converting soon. My first lasted me for about a year so I really cannot complain about the cost!

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            13.04.2013 12:01
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            The best eyeliner!

            I was looking for a new eyeliner and my friend recommended the Rimmel range. She uses the soft kohl kajal eye liner pencil and I decided to buy the same one as her eyes always look amazing.

            The Rimmel soft kohl kajal eye liner is available in several colours, I will be reviewing the jet black one, but it is also available in Jet Black, Stormy Grey, White, Jungle Green and Sable Brown.

            The eye pencil is 5in in length, and has a net weight of 0.04 oz which is 1.2g, making this pencil very light. It has a black plastic lid, which has a barcode sticker on. The pencil itself has silver writing engraved into it and the end of the pencil has a black domed end, unlike a normal pencil.

            It looks premium, and has the Rimmel logo with crown design around the end. The words Soft Kohl are in bold in the centre of the pencil, as well as some information in another language which I believe is Italian as it says Made in Italy. It also has a picture to show that the pencil should be used within 30months of starting, and the address of Rimmel London.

            The tip is quite thick and when applying this pencil it makes a nice thick line to really outline my eyes. It defines my eyes well and I love the look. Great for day and night use. If you want a really dark line, it looks great to draw another layer, thickening and strengthening the colour. It lasts all day without fading, yet is easy to remove with eye make up remover.

            The pencil is easy to sharpen, and one pencil is lasting me ages, so it is well worth the cost of £2.99 at Boots. (currently on a 3for2 offer). I will definitely buy it again. 5/5 stars

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              04.03.2013 20:27

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              Brilliant buy, definitely recommend this.

              When I first started wearing eyeliner, probably about 5 or 6 years ago, this was the first eyeliner that I chose. And it was a very good choice!

              The Rimmel London Black Kohl Eyeliner is a soft black pencil eyeliner that really defines your eyes. When sharpened, it can produce a nice thin line across your upper lid, or if you're looking for that darker smoky eye effect, it can be used with a more blunt tip, to create a thicker line, either on the top or bottom lids. Also to help with this smoky eye look, this eyeliner smudges very easily, so if you don't want a harsh edge on the line, you can smudge it out, either with your finger or a small makeup brush.

              The only problem I found with this was that sometimes, if left too blunt, small lumps of the eyeliner stick to your eyelid, making the line look less neat. But these are easily removed, by a quick swipe of your finger, or again, using a small makeup brush.

              The product is great value for money, at under £3, and it lasts ages. It is probably the best value makeup I've ever bought!

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              27.01.2013 09:19
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              Looks nice and stays in place

              I had been trying out all my new make up but wanted something still to define my eyes a bit more of an evening as I wear glasses and wanted my eyes to stand out more through the glass lenses. I wanted to get an eye liner so had a look in Boots to see what was on offer. They had the Rimmel soft kohl pencils going for £2.99 which was quite a reasonable price so I bought one.


              I had used kohl pencils before so knew sort of what I was doing with it but had never tried this one. I bought it in black and applied it just to the lower lid between my eyelashes so it looked like my lashes were thicker. I also used it on the top eye lid just at the very outer edge. It made my eyes look a lot larger and they really stood out behind my glasses.


              I wear this eye liner mainly of an evening unless I am going somewhere special and want to make an extra special effort. I find if I apply the liner at about 6pm it still looks nice at 10pm which is 4 hours (and about as much as an evening out lasts for me now a days lol). It doesn't really smudge unless I forget I have it on and rub my eye which gives me a black finger and then I know I need to run to the wash room and sort it out. It is also easy to remove of an evening. I use baby lotion to cleanse my face of a night and I don't need to rub it hard to get the eye liner off.


              If you are looking for a decent eye liner pencil then I would recommend this one as it was a good price and works nicely with little mess.

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              07.12.2012 13:51

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              a great bargain and gives a great look

              I love my make-up and I love to try new brands when mine run out, so when my eyeliner pencil had got too small to sharpen any more I headed off to Superdrug to get myself another one. I spent quite a while looking through them all and finally decided on the Rimmel soft kohl kajal eye pencil, took it to the till and paid £1.99 for it. To be fair all eyeliner pencils look very similar so the appearance of it wasn't anything special but it did the job.

              When using the pencil it went on very smoothly with no scratching and even after it has been sharpened it still does not scratch and has not splintered. I have the black one and it gives a clear, crisp, dark line that stays like that all day. It is also easy to smudge if you want a smokey look.

              I am really pleased with this eye liner and for the money that I paid for it I think it was a really great bargain. I would recommend this eye pencil to any one as it is easy and clean to use and you can get any look you want from it.

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              05.12.2012 18:50
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              Great buy

              Every girl needs a collection of eye liner pencils, I have found ones in the past that are awesome and terrible, I also have liquid eye liner in all my make up bags. I find with eye liner, sometimes liquid is the answer, other times a good pencil is needed for that smudged less defined look.

              I have been using a black Color Trend pencil from Avon recently, and this pencil is awesome, I needed another one and on one of my many shopping sprees, stumbled (purposely) into the cosmetics isle of Superdrug in search of a black eye liner pencil. I paid £1.99 for my pencil and it has been faithful and performed perfectly for me. The kohl pencil doesn't scratch and goes on very cleanly and easily. It also blends well if needed, a little smudge with the finger and it's blended easily.

              When sharpening it does so easily without splintering and for such a cheap pencil I am very pleased with the way it goes onto the eye and it leaves a neat sharp black line. I use the pencil above the eye line and along the lower lid line and I have no problems with it staying put either. All in all for a cheap pencil it performs no better or worse than any other pencil I have bought before. I will defiantly buy this again though.

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              16.08.2012 19:31
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              A disappointing eye pencil from Rimmel

              I regularly wear full make up with the contents of my make up bag being from the Boots No 7 range, which the exception of just a couple of items. I have always favoured Boots No 7 eye pencils and although they are fairly expensive unless obtained with a £5 voucher, I find they offer easy application with accurate results. However, as I needed to replenish my stock and had no vouchers to offset the cost I decided to try out Rimmel's Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Liner Pencil, which I purchased in black as I favour a dramatic effect. My last experience with this brand's eye pencils would have been approximately fifteen years ago when I found the pencils were a little scratchy to apply. However, I believed that over the years the brand would have considerably improved and this review discusses my experience.

              My purchase was one of desperation, particularly as my last remaining No 7 pencil was about 2 centimetres in length and totally impossible to sharpen, so it was a case of anything would have to do and seeing that our local Tesco offers very little in make up brands I had no choice than to purchase Rimmel. The fact that the Jet Black eye liner pencil (06) was named a kajal pencil was a positive factor me, particularly as it gave me the impression that it would be soft to apply to the delicate eye area. The secure fitting cap was easily removed and is firmly fixed when the pencil is not in use. The point of the pencil offered a good shape, so I attempted my first application.

              My use of kajal pencils is on the lower rim of my eye where I prefer liquid liners for the upper lid. The pencil was easy to hold and identical to my application with No 7 I began at the inner corner and attempted to sweep the pencil along the lower rim to the outer corner. However, I found the pencil wasn't particularly precise as it caught in my lower lashes as I gently moved it across my rim where insufficient colour was being dispensed. As a result, I found myself having to reapply several times in order to obtain a dramatic effect without it being too heavy. Unfortunately, I did not find either the application process or the appearance as effective as No 7, but as I had nothing else to use, I had no choice. I found that I needed to apply a little more pressure than I had been used to with No 7 although I cannot admit to the application being uncomfortable or scratching the skin.

              When checking my make up in work within an hour or so of application, I noticed that the outer corner of one of my eyes was smudged where the eye liner appeared to have melted. On closer examination I noticed that my eyes looked slightly red and that black pencil had gathered at the inner corners of both eyes. I carried out a quick repair and a further application, but a short while later I suffered a slight irritation where my eyes began stinging, which I can only put down to the eyeliner, particularly as I had not changed any of my other make up products. By lunchtime, my eyeliner was nowhere near as evident as it had been a couple of hours earlier and I found myself reapplying four times during my nine hour working day. I tried again the following day and achieved identical results, which I found really disappointing, particularly as it's nowhere near as effective as No 7.

              Removing the eye pencil was an effortless task, particularly as a good amount had disappeared into the corner of my eyes during the day. However, I removed the remainder with baby lotion and a cotton wool ball. Unfortunately, this eye pencil has been placed into the bin and for the reasons discussed above, I cannot recommend, so it receives only two stars from me. The only positive point I should mention is that the point does not wear away as quickly as Boots No 7, which is a much softer crayon, so it's likely to last a considerably long time. However, there is a small logo on the pencil advising that it should be used within 30 months. I cannot speak of any other colours within this collection as Jet Black is the only one I've tried and it can be purchased for £2.99.

              I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.

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                09.08.2012 21:18
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                Get this in your life!

                So, I love trying out different items of make up and, as a result of this, have a HUGE draw full of various bits and pieces at home. I am not loyal to a particular brand as I often find that those that make good eye shadow, don't necessarily produce the best mascara!

                I have been searching for an eyeliner that I can wear every day for such a long time, but haven't been able to find one. Eyeliner was the one thing I never wore when younger as I couldn't really apply it very well. Several years, and lots of practise later, I was addicted! I've been through many different brands of eyeliner from Collection 2000 to Lancome and have just never found one that I've really been amazed by.

                I was reading some reviews on DooYoo and came across a really positive review on this product, so thought I'd try it for myself. I bought this eyeliner from Boots, where it was priced at a very reasonable £2.99 (and Rimmel products were on 3 for 2, so could have been cheaper). The product is available in: Jet Black, Stormy Grey, White, Jungle Green or Sable Brown. I decided to stick with what I knew best and quickly opted for the Jet Black pencil.

                It looks as you would expect any eyeliner to look - an all black pencil with silver writing saying 'Soft Kohl. Kajal eye liner pencil'. It also informs you that the product weighs 1.2g and was made in Italy!

                When you pull the lid off the pencil, it makes the most delightful 'pop' - completely irrelevant to the review of the product, but it does make me smile every time! The product goes on very easily and can easily be made to look more dramatic by layering it up. I don't tend to use too much at any one time as I do like to wear it every day for work. The most surprising thing about this product is how well it lasts. I usually apply it at around 8:30am and it is still there by the time I leave off at 5pm. Admittedly, it's faded slightly, but still very visible. This is a miracle for me, and something that I never thought I'd find in an eyeliner - particularly not in one that only costs £2.99!

                I haven't got it wet, but don't think it's waterproof. Although, having said that, I have shed a few tears with it on and it hasn't smeared or run as much as I expected! However, it does tend to smudge a bit if you touch it so I have to be careful not to rub my eyes too much.

                Overall, I am really pleased with this product, especially as it is such a good price. I am considering investing in some of the other shades as well now to add to my ever growing make up drawer! I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who wants a reasonably priced, long lasting liner.

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                22.07.2012 11:39

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                Very good eyeliner, great brand, excellent quality.

                This product is fantastic. I have oily/combination skin and have found with many products that after about 3 hours its about dissapeared from my eye to the skin below or onto my upper eyelid and im left looking like a clown literally! The other problem i have is that my eyes are very senstive and i suffer from allergies. This has two concsequences, firstly i need a soft liner so i dont have to press to hard to get the colour onto my skin. Secondly i need something that doesnt run if my eyes are abit watery and that wont make the allergy worse. I have had eye liners that have make my skin itch and the area where the colour has been has actually been red when ive removed other eyeliners, but not with this one. The colour goes on easily, doesnt run and doesnt affect me at all allgery wise.

                The colour stays on for about 8 hours easily without reapplying at a minimum. I have been known to wear it all day, go out on a night, forget to take it off and wake up with it virtually still in place the next morning! The price is good and there are occasionally offers on Rimmel at Superdrug or Boots which reduces the price even more.

                All in all an excellent product, as long as you dont drop it, after which sharpening can be a nightmare as it snaps easily, thats the only downside, but i have found this with most eye pencils.

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                27.06.2012 17:52
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                A very good eyeliner but there are better ones.

                This was one of the first eyeliners I bought when I started wearing makeup a few years ago, I went for Rimmel because I'd trusted them for mascara (not anymore though) and face powder, plus they usually have a 3 for 2 offer on but it's still a decent price when sold by itself.

                This eyeliner is a very good size, making it easy to apply and needing to be sharpened very often. I only use it on my bottom line and sometimes in the waterline. It's great because you don't have to press too hard to get a decent line to show but it's not a good if you want to create a smokey eye look effect though because if it's rubbed it tends to just come off completely but this does make it easy to remove at the end of the day. As I don't really use much it lasts a long time, the only reason I bought a new one was because it went hard and I couldn't use it anymore.

                The only other bad points I can think of is that I find some of it slides down and gathers in that annoying little crease under my eye half way through the day but like I said it's easily removed. I have tried many different eyeliners since first using this eyeliner and I have to admit I'm more likely to use YSL or Benefit for most looks I want to create. However I still keep one of these Rimmel Soft Kohl ones in my bag for whenever I need a quick liner fix as it can be knocked about in my bag and still not break. (and will probably have to use more often once I'm a poor student living in London next year!)

                Overall I think it's a really good eyeliner for the price but there are better ones out there if you're willing to pay a little extra.

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            • Product Details

              Smokey eye look made easy with Soft Kohl / Intense color, easy application / Soft and blendable formula for an easy smokey look / Smudge-proof long wear formula up to 12 hours wear / Dermatologist & ophthalmologist tested.