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Brand: Rimmel / Type: Eyeliners / Texture: Gel / Suitable for: Eye

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      26.05.2013 10:45
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      Rimmel Waterproof Gel Eyeliner

      Rimmel is probably my favourite brand when it comes to make-up but even they have a few really bad products that I have tried and couldn't believe they were made by Rimmel who are normally so good.

      Their waterproof gel eyeliner was awful and nowhere near the standard that I have come to expect from their make-up.
      It all sounds so good in the description where it promises a creamy gel that is easy to apply and lasts for 25 hours.

      The eyeliner comes with a build in brush for applying it and this is the worst brush I have ever used for applying eyeliner. It is so bad that I find it hard to believe this passed Rimmel's tests before being sent out as a finished product.

      The brush is awkward to hold, it isn't flexible and it is far too short to be practical. I am not exaggerating when I say that I found it almost impossible to get nice neat lines with this brush and even if the eyeliner itself had been amazing I probably wouldn't have bought it again because of the brush.

      The eyeliner isn't amazing though. It is okay but it does tend to smudge a lot when applying it and I was having to go over it with a cotton bud to wipe away the smudges. The reason that it smudged so much was because it took absolutely ages to dry. This wouldn't be something you would want to use if you were getting ready in a hurry because you can't think of doing any other make-up while this is drying. Even just blinking or closing my eyes was enough to get it smudging. Once it dried it wasn't as bad but it didn't last the claimed 25 hours or even anywhere close to it.

      The one positive about this was the colour which was really nice and dark but that is the only thing that I can recommend about this gel eyeliner.
      I bought this in Boot's where it costs £6.49 but I really wouldn't recommend it.

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      10.05.2013 11:13
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      Do not waste your money

      ****What is it?***
      This is a water proof gel eye liner by Rimmel, which comes in three colours: Black, deep blue and aubergine. This product claims to be water proof, smudge proof and last up to 25 hours. The gel comes in a small pot with a black plastic pointed screw lid. Inside this lid you will find the applicator, which is a small brush.

      *****Where can you get it from and how much is it?***
      I purchased my gel eye liner from boots for £6.49. You can also find this in most supermarkets and chemists.

      ****My thoughts on this product****

      Pro's
      Having the applicator brush concealed in the lid is a good ideal and is useful as you do not need a separate eye liner brush. Also compared to other gel liners £6.49 is a reasonable price. Unfortunately the pro's stop there!

      Con's
      I usually use a liquid eye liner and like the winged look. I need the brush to be pointed and for it to be comfortable in my hand to get this technique just right. I found the brush applicator to be too short to get a good grip on it and it is was also not pointed enough to get a thin straight line. I also found the brush to be very stiff and not flexible at all. I tried using this product with my own eye liner brush but the colour was not pigmented enough for me.

      So here is what happened to me whilst using this product - I dipped the brush in the gel and started from the middle of my upper eye lid. I then continued to draw a line outwards and finished with a flick. I then left my eye closed to let the gel dry, after about a minute I opened my eye and the black had transferred to the upper part of my eye, which looked like a mess. This eye liner takes an incredibly long time to dry and feels very sticky on the eye. This eye liner claims to be smudge and water proof - unfortunately it does not live up to this claim. It smudges and smears very easily - I found this out the hard way when there was a down poor, good old British weather, and I ended up looking like a panda.

      ****Summary****
      I would not recommend this product and I think it is a waste of money. Rimmel has a lot to answer for with this eye line. Claiming to be waterproof and smudge proof and quite frankly isn't either. The brush might as well not be included as it is useless. I will be sticking to my trustee liquid eye liner from now on. Sorry Rimmel, this is naff!!

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      29.04.2013 16:14
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      eye liner from Rimmel

      I don't tend to wear a lot of make up and when I do it is usually Boots no 7. However I recently saw an advert for new eye liner from Rimmel that promised to be easy to apply and would last for 25 hours. I really liked the sound of this eye liner and decided to give it a try.

      The Rimmel waterproof gel eye liner comes in three shades including black, aubergine and deep blue. My local Boots only had this available in black so that was the colour I bought. I paid £6.49 for the eyeliner; the recommended retail price. I was impressed with the bottle design as it has an integrated brush in the lid.

      The brush pulls out and fits into the lid; a pretty nifty design. The first thing I noticed was that the slightly angled brush is not very pointed or fine; something I would expect from a brush that was going to be drawing a thin, neat line. The best way to apply this eyeliner is to dip the brush into the pot and wipe any excess off on your hand. Then with a steady hand draw a line starting from the inside and working out. If you want a thicker line then start this about half way along your eye lid. The eyeliner feels quite creamy although it is also a bit oily if that makes sense. If you make a mistake you can use a cotton bud dipped in moisturiser to remove any smudges.

      My opinion.
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      I am not very good when it comes to applying make up; especially eye make up! I had high hopes of this eye liner as it did promise to be easy to apply without smudging. However I found it really difficult to get a decent line with the brush provided. When I did manage to succeed I found it took ages to dry.

      Once the eye liner was in place it did last well without cracking or smudging. I am not sure about that 25 hour claim as I have never worn eye liner for that long. Another downside is that I found this really difficult to remove, even using eye make up remover pads. I ended up have to scrub quite hard; not the best thing for the delicate eye area!

      I have really sensitive skin and am pleased to say the eye liner didn't cause me any irritation as some brands can do. Overall I will be sticking with my No 7 eye liner pencil as I fine it a lot easier to apply.

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        09.12.2012 14:33
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        Not worth it.

        I bought this product in tesco when I stopped at my boyfriends and forgot my eyeliner, I love rimmel products and I always wear gel eyeliner so I expected alot from this... Let's just say, I was completely disappointed! The first time I applied it, I was impressed with how black it was but within around 5 minutes, it was all over my eyelids and below my eyes, it was terrible and I even set it with black eyeshadow.

        The container of the product, is interesting and very handy to carry around the brush that comes with it in the lid isn't too bad and if you don't have your own is easy and good enough to use! If only the formula was a little different.

        Overall, I would never purchase this product again, save your money and get something a little better! There is much better out there definitely!

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          06.12.2012 17:31
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          Horrible waste of money

          I had to try this as I have used liquid eyeliner a lot over the years, new product, new gimmick, new idea, and new item for me to buy. I had not heard of gel eyeliner before so thought I would give it a go. It is fairly expensive, £6.49 more expensive than liquid liner. I decided to get it once after all if I didn't like it, I am sure I could find some unsuspecting friend to pass it onto.

          The whole look of it is different; to begin with the actual pot of gel is larger than a normal liquid eyeliner pot. The handle is different too, wider at the bottom than usual. When you unscrew the main lid the brush is not attached and already in the gel, you have to pull off the bottom part to get to the gel, a little fiddly I found but not too hard to manage. When I saw it was gel I was expecting a thicker consistency that what I found, it was a little runny for my liking. The brush which was quite short was also not what I was expecting, being used to liquid liner, I am used to a felt pen type applicator; this was somewhat of a shock. I dipped the brush into the gel and although through the clear jar the colour looks dark and luscious, on application it was disappointing. It needed three or four wipes over to actually achieve anywhere near the colour depth suitable.

          Although having to go over the line a few times isn't the end of the world, it is feasible you could miss the end of the world while you are waiting for the damn stuff to dry!! It takes far too long and this was the part that put me off more than anything. For a gel it is really, really wet and being used to applying one coat of liquid and within a minute being able to finish my make up and go about my business, this just doesn't even compare. I waited a few minutes, opened my eyes and had lines where it had touched my upper lid. After wiping with a wipe and the usefulness of the waterproofing abilities really kicking in, I couldn't get the lines off. While trying to remove it, I managed to remove my eye makeup which then needed reapplying.

          Although I can give this a full mark score for its waterproofness, when it comes to removing at the end of the evening, it is near on impossible; it does however manage to fade away. To have to reapply this in a toilet and wait for it to dry just isn't on the cards. I have since given this to my friend who has cursed me and hates it almost as much as I do. Not good at all.

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          06.12.2012 15:49
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          Ok but not one for me

          Eyeliner is one of those things that I really need to use or otherwise I end up with little pin hole eyes. I think that some eyeliner and mascara can work wonders in making me look more awake and especially in pictures it makes a big difference. I like my eyeliner to be subtle though and don't really want to look like a goth so I try and not be too heavy handed with it.

          The Rimmel Gel Eyeliner was one that I didn't really get on with and I wouldn't buy it again after using it. It wasn't horrible as such but it just wasn't one for me.

          For something that is supposed to be a gel it had a pretty thin and watery consistency and it didn't go on to my lids and then dry instantly and instead it took a few minutes to dry which when I was in a hurry wasn't ideal and a bit of a pain.

          If I didn't leave it the few minutes it takes to dry then it would smudge so I had to learn to not try and do the rest of my eye make-up until it had finished drying.
          Even though I like to be quite subtle with my eyeliner I felt this needed two coats as one coat wasn't black enough and looked more grey than black.

          When it did have the two coats however the colour was a lovely jet black but I just felt it was too much of a faff to get it like that.
          I also wasn't keen on the brush for applying this. It is attached to the lid and I just felt that it was a bit too short and not the easiest to use for accurate application.

          I did use the whole pot of this because although I wasn't overly keen on it it wasn't the worst eyeliner that I have ever used and I didn't want to waste money when it was ok and just a bit of a pain to use.

          This costs £6.99 which I don't think is too bad. Although it wasn't for me this might be because I am too set in my ways to get used to using a different kind of eyeliner and I would recommend that you try it and see if you like it as when it went on right and had a couple of coats it did look really good.

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          06.12.2012 15:29
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          Not on my to buy again list

          I wear liquid eyeliner on a daily basis and when I went shopping for a new one I noticed this gel liner from Rimmel. I hadn't heard of a gel eyeliner before so I bought it to see what it was like.

          The gel liner is available to purchase from places that sell makeup from places such as Boots or supermarkets. I personally bought mine from Superdrug for £6.49, this seems to be the average price for this product.

          The packaging pot is a lot different to the normal twist the top off and the brush is attached to the inside of the lid. This one has the pot for the gel at the bottom and is transparent so you can see how much you have remaining, then the lid twists off and you then have to twist off another part that the brush is attached to. The brush itself is different to what I'm used to too, as it is quite thick but at the same time the end is really short.

          To apply the gel eyeliner you simply pull your eyelid across and swoop the brush along. I've become a master at applying liquid eyeliner so I thought it would only take one swoop across my lids to get a good coverage, however I was wrong. The consistency of the gel is very watery so you have to apply a few coats to get a nice bold black colour. After applying a few coats of the eyeliner, it leaves it quite wet and I find it takes ages to dry completely. Usually, I can apply eyeliner then go straight onto my mascara, but that isn't possible as it is so wet. I would say it takes about five minutes to dry completely, enough to be able to blink without fear of it smudging everywhere.

          I always apply my makeup in the morning and I find my early afternoon the eyeliner has faded and in need of another coat to get the bold black line I like. Although it fades quite quickly and easily, the eyeliner is waterproof and thus a pain in the backside to remove completely.

          I definitely won't be buying this gel eyeliner from Rimmel again. Although the packaging is a novelty the actual eyeliner is a complete let down, it takes a few coats to apply, takes ages to dry then fades pretty quickly. Not recommended by me.

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            17.10.2012 18:13
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            A gel liner which is easy to use and makes the eyes look pretty

            I love wearing make up and I particularly like to wear eye make up. I am quite loyal to the Rimmel liquid eye liner but I was excited to find out about the Waterproof Gel Liner by Rimmel.

            What does the product do?
            The product has been designed to add definition to the eyes in order to make them look beautiful and wide open. The liner claims that it will make it easy for you to draw accurate lines and lines that will remain smugde and smeer free.

            Packaging and Price
            The products packaging is quite interesting. It comes in a tiny glass pot which is transparent so you can see the liner inside and it has Rimmel on the front. You can twist the lid off in order to access the product. The wand isn't attached to this lid as I would have expected but then you twist another part of the lid to find the wand so it actually splits into three different parts. The applicator brush has really short bristles which makes the application easy. The product will cost you around £6 and it can be bought from stores such as Boots and Superdrug, large supermarkets and from online websites.

            Application and Performance
            The product has the consistency of a thick gel. You only need to use the tiniest amount on the brush in order to get the desired results. The tiny brush does make it easy to apply the liner and I find it easier than with the liquid liner. I get it right almost on the first application and the colour is really dark and black so it highlights the eyes beautifully. The product isn't smudge free in my opinion, at least when you first apply it. I do make the odd mistake sometimes and it's hard trying to correct it with a cotton bud as it just seems to spread the product around. When it dries, it isn't as smudgey but you really wouldn't want to risk rubbing your eyes while wearing it, unless you want to look like a panda bear!

            The product doesn't irritate my eyes or cause me any discomfort, even when I'm wearing my contact lenses. The liner has long lasting results and it doesn't fade throughout the day. The colour isn't as 'block' as the liquid liner so it does have a slightly more natural finish. It is easily removed with my usual eye make up remover. Over the weeks, the bristles have started to fray so it's not going to last me much longer and it is making it harder to accurately apply the product. The gel is also starting to harden slightly and I think this is because so much air gets to it when you are applying the liner.

            Conclusion
            All in all, this is a good liner which is easy to use and makes the eyes look pretty. The colour isn't as harsh as the liquid liner and I don't think the product has a long life. It can be a bit smudgy but it is long lasting on the eye and it's easy to remove. I think I would stick to my liquid liner once this is finished with but it was quite a good product.

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            08.10.2012 19:31
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            Sleek & Shiny, Eyes Are Perfectly Lined & Defined

            Im the type of girl who feels naked without eye make up, especially eyeliner. I have been hearing and seeing a lots of advertisements and reviews for gel eyeliner, both good and bad. So my curiosity has got the better of me and I decided to give one a try.

            I chose this Rimmel gel eyeliner as it seemed reasonably priced (didnt want to spend too much to start with) and I liked the design. The applicator being actually attached to the top is a huge plus in my opinion. Unlike other brands I have seen who's brush/applicator comes seperate to the pot of gel or needs to be purchased seperatley, Rimmel's product is a two in one.

            The applicator easily pulls out of the top and the cap simply screws off to open the pot, allowing easy access to the gel itself. I find using less and building up is better then putting too much on the applicator as this can lead to bleed on the eyelid and under the eye.

            I dipped just the tip of the applicator in the gel and easily slip across this lid. The shape of the applicator allows for a straight and precise line and evenly spreads the gel across the lid. I would recomend not opening your lid fully for a few seconds after application just incase the gel transfers onto the lid. On the whole I have found that they gel only bleeds or transfers every now and again, which I put down to applying too much.

            Once applied and dried the gel stays in place all day and needs to be removed with eye make up remover. The texture of the gel is smooth and glides across the lid. The gel gives a shiny and sleek look which is the deepest black, perfect for a dramatic eye look. I use daily as it is perfect for day or night make up, with or without shadow.

            I would recomend this product to anybody who likes there eyes defined and are a lover of heavy eyeliner.

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            20.09.2012 21:54

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            Brilliant, a regular in my makeup bag

            I have always eyeliner the hardest part of a makeup look, for years i have fiddled around with gloopy liquid liners with little brushes that are never the right texture, always too soft so the liner splatters over your eyelid or too hard so it scratches and irritates your lash line, it was time to try something else, i considered buying a pen eyeliner but this Rimmel one was at such a good price i just had to try it out!
            The first thing you notice is the brush, its angled and i don't know if that's standard in the world of gel liners but to me that seemed like an improvement already. When you dip the brush in the gel just stays there without dripping and it was suprisingly easy to create a nice even, neat line. I then added a deep grey shadow above it and it made a beautiful smokey eye.
            This liner also has real staying power, i have worn it on nights out and even jogging and when i get home it's never budged.
            This is another high quality item from Rimmel which doesn't disapoint, this is now a regular fixture in my daily makeup and i would certainly recommend it!

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            07.09.2012 18:55
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            Not for me

            I love using the eyeliner and have been using it for few years now. I don't use it absolutely every day, but at least couple of times a week depending on my mood in the morning. One of my favourite eyeliners that I have been using for some time is Glam Eyes Rimmel eyeliner and so when my friend kingly brought me this Waterproof Gel Eyeliner I thought it will be good as it was made by Rimmel which is the brand I trust and not had problems with at all.

            ***The look of the product***
            Eyeliner looks very smart I must say and has a unique shape for the eyeliner, it is presented the black tube that has 3 parts: the brush (which is attached to the lid), plastic screw off lid and little glass pot which contains 2g of waterproof gel eyeliner. The name of the product is printed in small white writing on the glass pot and the lid also has advised which way you need to turn it to open it. To use the brush, you need to pull on very top part of the lid. Brush clicks securely back to the lid when you not use it which means that you will not lose it.

            ***Using the product***
            I must say I was not sure how I am going to get on using this eyeliner as the brush I a lot thicker than what I am used to using. I like using very thin brush but my friend assured me that I will find it easy to use. How wrong was she? Using this brush and eyeliner both is a total nightmare! I thought it will get better when I get used to it, but even after few attempts, it took absolutely ages to achieve nice line without having to go over and over again. I find that using liquid eyeliner with thin brush is much easier and definitely quicker.

            To achieve quite dark black line you would need to go over the line again two or three times which can be also very time consuming. Another disadvantage is that gel takes long time to dry. First time I applied the gel I ended up with marks on my upper eyelids and thanks to the fact that gel is waterproof I could not easily wipe it off with cotton bud and ended up with panda eyes which resulting with having to take it all off and start again with my make up. The second time I applied this eyeliner, I remembered to wait until the eyeliner dried before I apply my mascara which taken good few minutes. Not convenient when you want to get ready for work and have 19 months old toddler to get ready for childminder.

            Eyeliner staying power is not very good either. I find that by lunch time, my line would fade quite a bit and so needed to reapply and by the time I get home from work, line has faded again. Eyeliner is indeed waterproof and smudge proof (once dried) as it is quite hard to remove, it normally takes good rubbing of your eyes using some sort of make up remover lotion and I assume you would struggle to get it off just by using the water although I never tried it.

            ***Price and availability***
            This eyeliner can be purchased in Boots for £6.49 but I have seen it on various on-line shops, price vary depending which website you are looking at but generally price is around £6 mark. I think this is good value in money (if you like the product) as it will probably last quite a while.

            ***Summary***
            I do not see myself buying this product again, I do not like the fact that it take much longer to dry then my liquid eyeliner and it is a lot more difficult to achieve nice smooth line. Also taking into consideration the poor staying power, I am only awarding this eyeliner 1 star.

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            28.08.2012 01:45

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            Easy to use, good value for money, looks great

            I've only recently gotten into doing my make up properly, rather than just slapping on some shadow, a bit of pencil and mascara and hoping for the best. One of the first things I wanted to was master liquid liner, knowing it's better for precision lining and longevity. However, I could not for the life of me get the hang of it. I've tried everything- little pots of liquid with little pointy brushes, an on-impulse purchase of an Elizabeth Arden gel liner from TK Maxx, even felt tip pens. Until very recently, my saviour had been a Boots No 7 felt-tip liner, that I still managed to get messy and smudge all over my lid every time I used it. But I could still get a reasonable flick and a thick line, and disguise any mistakes with a bit of darker-than-I-wanted eye shadow.
            Then, I was perusing Boots for some nail varnish when I saw a display advertising the new Rimmel gel eye liner. The special, introductory price caught my eye, and I soon found myself taking it out of a little bag once I was at home. I needed to test it out straight away. I popped the angled brush out of the lid and dipped it into the little pot of inky black gel. The colour is almost identical on the skin as it is in the pot, and the brush is incredibly easy to use. On my first application, I was rewarded with a smooth, even line, and even I found it easy to apply it precisely and without much smudging. The brush is much easier to use than I anticipated, and it's very easy to attain a lovely finish tight to the lash line. I think this is mainly due to the short length and thickness of the handle.
            I use this almost daily, with a flick of Benefit Bad Gal pencil along my lower lid, and the pot has lasted me a long, long time. I'm glad to see that a new one will only cost me £6.49, which in my opinion is ridiculously good value for money.

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