Product Type: Rimmel makeup
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Rimmel Special Eyes Eye Liner
Member Name: hlb2009
Rimmel Special Eyes Eye Liner
Advantages: Easy to apply
Disadvantages: not great staying power
I mainly tend to stick to Clinique when using make up but I do have a few other brands which are cheaper and I think do the job just as well. The one item of make up which I can't leave the house before applying is eyeliner and I have tried a good selection of eyeliner pencils before finding one that I really liked. This Rimmel Eyeliner pencil is one of the ones which I preffered although still not my favourite.
It comes in a black pencil with a lid which is pretty much standard with any eyeliner pencil so it doesn't look like anything fancy and there's nothing technical with the way you use it. It is black and has white writing on the side and a black lid without air holes at the top. The lid comes off easily with just pulling it off and popping it back on again there's no screwing and unscrewing required making it very simple to use. The lip does fit onto the back of the pencil too so whilst you're using it you can put it there to save it from being lost- I find this very useful as I'm always managing to lose the lids off things even within a few seconds (they must go to the same place as all the odd socks!)
The pencil comes ready sharp so the khol inside is ready to be used right away. The tip is sharp but the crayon is soft so it doesn't hurt your skin applying it. When the pencil wears down you do need to use a sharpener to sharpen it again which can be a bit messy but it's easy enough to do. I have found though that it is very difficult to get it as sharp as it was originally. If you drop this pencil on the floor then sharpening it will become very hard as the crayon inside will keep snapping which can be a bit frustrating and the pencil is pretty much redundant.
When applying the eyeliner you should only need to draw on line and then that is it, it's soft enough to apply like this without you having to go over and over the line to emphasise the darkness. It is easy to apply because it is soft, I really do not like eyeliners which require you to apply lots of pressure onto the skin to be able to get a dark effect as this really irritates my eyes and makes them sore. The skin around the eyes is so sensitive that you do need something to be soft on it.
The result after applying this is good but not the best which is why I'm giving it four stars and not five. I have found that compared to others the effect isn't as powerful and I have ended up needing to reapply this after about an hour which isn't really very practical to have to keep touching it up throughout the day. It does look good but it just seems to not be as vivid as others and that it can smudge very easily and soon end up half way down your cheeks so isn't ideal if you're emotional, it's raining or if you're hot!
I still have this in my makup case but tend to just use it if my other one is blunt. It is a good crayon but just not as good as others that I have. You will like it if you're looking for something relatively cheap as it costs around £4 and it is easy to apply it just doesn't have very good staying power!
Summary: A decent eye liner