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I am a big fan of the Simple skincare range, which I've used since the age of twelve. I have really sensitive skin and this range is one of the few that I can use without my skin going red and itchy. Simple was first introduced with the aim of creating skincare suitable for sensitive skin, without perfume and colour. The first product was colour and perfume free soap, released in 1960, while the cleanse, tone and moisturise routine was brought out in 1978. Simple was never one of the trendier brands, but in the last couple of years I've noticed that it's undergone something of a resurgence - I'm always seeing the brand advertised in magazines or in-store, and they've revamped their range with a new look and a number of new products. Not bad considering they're over 50 years old.
The brand has a relatively new website, www.simple.co.uk, and a while ago I joined the 'Simple VIP' club meaning I get regular emails from the brand and am eligible to purchase products (often on special offer) from the website, although I've never actually done so as I've never found the offers to be better than the ones you typically get in Boots and Superdrug. A while ago, however, I received an email offering me £1 off a new product, the Simple Kind to Eyes Eye Make-up Corrector Pen, which was then exclusive to Boots (it isn't any longer).
This pen seemed like a really good idea - a perfect way to easily remove eye make-up mistakes (including, apparently, waterproof mascara). The pen's precision tip removes mistakes without messing up the rest of your carefully-applied eye make-up, while the non-greasy vitamin enriched formula is designed to care for your skin in the process. I know you can get similar products to correct mistakes with nail varnish, and I was surprised that no one had thought of this idea before, particularly as I am always making mistakes with my eyeshadow or getting mascara that isn't yet dry on my eyelids. Also, I trust the Simple brand not to irritate my skin. I printed off my voucher and purchased the product for £3.99 instead of the usual price of £4.99.
The pen is about the same size as a normal pen, and is white in colour with green writing detailing the name of the product and contact details for Simple. The pen is presented on a piece of cardboard in the standard Simple colours of white and green with a picture of an eye and information about the product. The packaging states that the Kind to Eyes Eye Make-up Corrector Pen is non greasy and removes eye make-up mistakes with its precision tip. In keeping with the range as a whole, the product has no perfume or colour, no alcohol and no oil. The pen contains Pro-Vitamin B5 which actively restores, softens and smoothes. I won't list all the ingredients here, but Simple state that their skincare contains no animal derived ingredients.
The packaging contains instructions on how to use the pen. Ideally you are meant to hold the pen upside down for 10-15 seconds before use. All you need to do is use the tip to gently remove and correct any eye make-up mistakes. The instructions state that cleaning the tip after each use with Simple Kind to Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes is important, but although I agree about the importance of keeping the tip clean, I'm not about to use an entire wipe to do it! I usually just wipe it on a tissue.
I find the pen very easy to use. If I make a mistake with my makeup, particularly mascara (it's so annoying when you blink and you get bits of mascara on your eyelid) it's a simple matter to simply wipe the pen over the mistake to remove it. I like that if you apply the pressure only lightly you can remove the bit of mascara without disturbing the eyeshadow.
The pen doesn't irritate my eyes at all and it doesn't leave any kind of residue. It's not so good at larger mistakes, but then it isn't designed to be - it's the little mistakes which this pen is designed to help.
I've had the pen for a few months now and it hasn't dried out, which is a definite plus. Though the tip of the pen is now stained black, it doesn't leave marks around my eyes which is good!
This product is hardly an essential, but it's the sort of thing you don't realise you need until you have it. It's very handy and I will probably buy it again when it runs out. It's certainly saved me a lot of hassle and annoyance.
I have been waiting for all of my adult life for an eye make up corrector pen, as when I'm doing my make up in a rush it ends up all over the place! And I was so pleased when I saw this in the shop.
I did think that it was a bit overpriced at about £5, but still had high hopes for it and figured it would be worth it in convenience and time saving.
It comes in Simple's standard packaging, and the plain-ness and whiteness of it actually means that it stands out from the bottom of your make up bag so its always easy to find which is great. Also the pen style with felt nib is great, and the tip is so fine that the smallest mistake can be corrected. In theory.
In practice I have found that the nib is quite scratchy (I'm not sure if I have particularly sensitive eyelids) and therefore I find it uncomfortable to push as hard as you would need to to completely erase a mistake. Also, it just tends to smudge eyeliner/ mascara mistakes and make them less visible rather than erasing completely which can be annoying if your wearing lighter eyeshadows.
I don't think I would purchase this again when it runs out, and I think its very overpriced for what is essentially their conditioning make up remover in a felt tip pen. In future I'll just use the remover on a cotton bud.
I am a fan of Simple products. I like their toner and light moisturiser and also eye make up remover. I like their whole ethos of not adding extra chemicals and unnecessary perfume and colour to all their skin care products.
I was delighted to try out this eye make-up remover pen and thought it was quite a nifty little tool to have in your bag. It comes in a pen form with a fine white brush tip. Its really useful for when you have spent ages perfecting your eye make up only to have ruined it somehow, whether its drawing a scraggly line with your eyeliner, made a mistake in the colour of eye shadow you've used, fall out from eyeshadows etc.
Like you do with an eraser you just wipe away the mistake and start again! It leaves no greasy residue.
The ONLY slight nick about this product is that after you have wiped away the mistakes, it stains the brush tip. You always have to ensure you have a wet wipe to wipe the tip down before the next use otherwise the residue on the brush will appear when you next use it! That makes it slightly bit inconvenient but overall its a great little product to have in your bag for whenever mistakes happen like when your eye shadow or eye liner starts running/smudging and you really want to stay perfect for the whole day!
I'm not the best at putting on my eye make-up, especially when I'm in a rush and more often than not I will end up smudging it and looking a mess. Until recently, the follow-up correction job would have to involve eye make-up remover and some of the eye shadows that I like to use don't go on very well after this has been used, especially if the eye make-up remover is oil-based. When time is of the essence, I simply don't have chance to go to the bathroom and wash off the eye make-up remover so that I can put my second attempt on more easily! You can imagine my delight when I received this through the post around six months ago along with an invitation to test it out as I have been moaning for years about why this type of product wasn't invented years ago!
WHAT IT IS
As you've probably guessed from the name, this make-up corrector looks very much like a felt tip pen, both on the inside and outside and indeed, when the lid is taken off, a pen-type nib is visible. The idea is that if you accidentally go a bit wrong with your mascara or eye-shadow application, the fineness of the tip will allow you to nip in and correct the mistake, rather than you having to take the whole lot off and start again. It's a fabulous idea and one that I have been waiting for a long time.
I am forever going wrong with my mascara and smudging it below my lower lashes (and to a lesser extent on my eyelids) and I usually find that this corrector pen quickly and easily removes it and I can carry on with minimum fuss and without ruining the rest of my eye-make-up. Eye-shadow is a little more hit and miss as I tend to use quite dark shades and I find that it takes a bit more effort compared to mascara but it still comes off easily apart from when the pen is in the dying stages of its life expectancy and then everything takes a bit effort to remove.
I have sensitive eyes and have tended to find that Simple eye make-up remover either makes my eyes sting (as it did in the past) or water (as it tends to do these days). With that in mind I was a little concerned in case the make-up remover aspect of the pen contained had a similar effect but I'm happy to confirm that it has not done this, perhaps because it's such a concentrated form compared to eye make-up remover lotion and isn't anywhere near as likely to end up in your eyes (unless you poked your eye out with it!).
The main downside is that this is by no means a self-cleaning corrector pen, which is a big shame. Once you have used it and eye make-up starts to accumulate on the nib, Simple advise using their cleansing wipes to clean it but I have never found that this removes all of the make-up and no matter how hard I try to keep it clean, there comes a point when the pen simply won't work as well due to the build-up. At this point I have no real choice but to go out and buy another one so it's not the most cost-effective.
I have since bought this from both Boots and Superdrug and in both places I have paid £4.99. As I've mentioned in the previous paragraph, it doesn't last forever and if you're frequently going wrong with your eye make-up and need to use it a lot (like me!), you're probably going to go through a fair few of these (like me!).
All in all, I am so glad I was sent this corrector pen to test as it has proved to be so useful despite the downsides that I'm mentioned. I have given it a four-star rating for the fact that cleaning it isn't as easy as it perhaps should be but if Simple could somehow fix that I wouldn't hesitate to give it a 5-star rating in the future as that it is the only real downside for me.
My favourite mascara is Max Factor false lash effect mascara, it is affordable, yet delivers quality which I have only previously seen in the premium brands. There is only one downside, when I apply it, I end up with loads over my eyelids, this is because of the way the brush is designed. I thought I would buy this make up corrector pen to help sort my eyes out after applying mascara, but also for when I apply eyeliner. I can never quite do it right first time and always end up having to correct my lines. One day I will have a steady hand!
I saw this Simple kind to eyes make up corrector pen for sale in Tesco. It was at a reduced price and on the end of an aisle in a display. I presumed it was a new product they were promoting, and thats why it was on a special price and being pushed for sale. It was £2.99. I have always thought of simple as a good brand so decided to treat myself and give it a go.
The product comes sealed in a part cardboard part plastic container. It is a pen which has a soft brush tip, a bit like Yves Touche Eclat. When you press the end of the pen it dispenses make up remover into the tip of the brush. The make up remover is very sensitive and soft on the skin. I suffer from dry skin and occasional eczema, but this has never irritated my otherwise sensitive areas!
The fine brush tip makes it very easy to apply to larger areas. The problem with the brush is that it is quite thick, so if you just need to correct the tiniest bit of liquid eyeliner, like I have to then this is too cumbersome and I end up taking even more off and having to reapply. For the purposes of what I bought this for, it does work fore removing mascara, but the level of detail I need for correcting my eyeliner is much better done with a cotton bud, and therefore for my purposes I would rather stick with cotton buds and water they are much cheaper!
If you were to use the Max Factor waterproof mascara you might have more luck with this product, so the waterproof one cannot be removed with water on a cotton bud. I haven't tried the waterproof mascara with this product as I don't own it or use it, but I would hope that this is the sort of product which that is designed for.
After seeing all the hype around this product I decided to try it out.
Simples says that "Its ingenious pen-like design with precision tip dispenses the award-winning Simple Kind To Eyes Eye Make-Up Remover, so you can swiftly and easily wipe away those day-to-day make-up mistakes like smudges, flaking, streaks, and even waterproof mascara, whilst leaving the rest of your make-up untouched. Even better, it contains skin-friendly Pro-Vitamin B5 and contains no colour and no perfume so won't irritate your sensitive skin."
The pen is really easy to use and corrects small mistakes with the pen tip that is moistened by the make-up remover inside.
After using the pen simple suggests to wipe the tip clean with a cleansing wipe. In doing this (unfortunately) not all colour is removed so is left with colour from your makeup. This being said, anything left on the tip is not transferred to your face when the pen is used again.
I definately think that this is a useful product but does need its improvements.
I have never seen anything like it so is definately worth a try.
Unfortunately I won`t be buying this again as I feel it is too fussy to use.
I decided to buy this product after seeing a positive review on here - I had seen the ads, but was glad to get a proper opinion - and my purchase came at just the right time.
Boots' website describes this product as 'the perfect tool to easily remove eye make-up mistakes, even waterproof mascara'. I completely agree with this - as anyone who has read my review of Lancome's L'Extreme Waterproof Mascara will know, I subjected that product to extremely rigorous testing and it did not budge (until I used Lancome's Bi-Facil Eye Make-Up Remover, that is, and please feel free to check out that review too).
The Corrector Pen is a slim white tube, and has a tip that takes the form of a small, pointed brush which lets you gently apply the product on to any mistakes/smudges you have made while putting on your eye make-up, and simply (pardon the pun) wipe them away.
While on holiday in June, I used my waterproof mascara every day - partly because the weather was really hot and I didn't want my mascara to slowly and sweatily trickle down my face, and partly because I was swimming every day. There were about three occasions when I was getting ready in a bit of a hurry, and I smudged my mascara below my bottom lashes. An application of the Corrector Pen - which because of its size can be applied quite precisely - got rid of the offending error. I have also used the pen on a larger area, to clean away flecks of powder eyeshadow that have fallen on to my cheek. The pen is effective in removing this too, and does not leave any greasy residue on my face. However, I always apply my eye make-up before the application of any foundation or powder, so I'm not sure what effect it would have on a fully made-up face.
The Corrector Pen comes in a cardboard packet with the image on an eye on the front. I found the packaging really hard to get into - it took a pair of scissors, some strong language and some elbow-grease for me to finally get to the pen. To release the product, you should shake the pen gently, with the tip end down. Simple's instructions on the packet recommend that you clean the tip with Simple face wipes after each use. I think perhaps any cleansing wipes would do the trick, and when I was in a hurry once I just wiped the end with a tissue. However, in spite of cleaning the tip, my mascara has left a dark mark right at the end of the tip, although this has not affected any subsequent use of the pen.
Simple Skincare is a company that is over 50 years old, and it has a good reputation for using ingredients that are kind to your skin. For those who wish to know all the fine details, a complete (and fairly long) list of ingredients can be found on the product page on boots.com and on Simple's own website. This list concludes by stating that 'Simple skincare contains no animal derived ingredients'.
Simple's website states that 'The precision tip allows you to correct mistakes leaving the rest of your make-up untouched. Enriched with vitamin goodness [the ubiquitous Pro-Vitamin B5] the non-greasy formula will also care for the skin around the delicate eye area. Perfect for even sensitive skin...Dermatologically tested and Approved'. It also instructs: 'Clean tip after use. Replace cap firmly.'
Boots and Superdrug currently (20th July) sell the Corrector Pen for £4.99. It is one of Boots' top ten beauty products (ratings up to 10th July), and when I checked this evening, boots.com had 300 reviews of this product. 85% of reviewers would recommend this product, although some are less impressed. The more negative comments are that the pen eventually dries out, or leaves a dark smudge after being used to remove mascara. This has not been my experience. Although the tip of my pen does have a dark mark, it has never smudged on to my face. I've been using my pen for quite a few weeks now, and of course there is the chance that it may eventually dry up, but so far so good.
I'm really pleased to have added this useful tool to my make-up bag. My experience so far has only been positive, so I am giving it five stars, but you may wish to take note of the reservations of other consumers.
(This review is also on Ciao, under the same username.)
I have real difficulty applying eye make up. You see, I have to wear pretty strong glasses just to be able to function day to day - to read a computer screen, for example, or even to find the ends of my shoelaces to tie them. So you can imagine that, when I take my glasses off to apply eye make up, everything becomes an impossible blur.
It doesn't stop me trying though - I flail around blindly with the brushes, then pop my glasses on to see the result- which is usually messy! Usually, I'd have to wash the whole lot off my eyes and start again, but thanks to the Simple Eye Make-Up Corrector Pen, I can now just tidy up around the edges if I need to without restarting the whole eye.
It's a white pen shaped container, with a lid that removed easily. Under the lid is a thin brush, narrowed in, much like the nib of a felt tip pen, which allows you to accurately dispense the cleansing solution contained in the barrel of the pen to the exact spot where it is needed. Before using it for the first time, you need to hold the pen upside down for a few seconds, gently squeezing, to get the cleanser flowing.
Naturally, with it being designed for use around the eyes, the cleansing solution is very gentle. Being as poor sighted as I am, I've poked myself in the eyeball a fair few times with it, and it hasn't been painful or irritating.
As with most Simple products, it is alcohol and fragrance free, but as a bonus is does contain pro-vitamin B5 which helps soothe, smooth, and soften the delicate skin around the eye area.
The brush of the pen, as well as dispensing the cleanser, also acts like a wipe for removing the dirt. The downside of this is of course that the brush does need cleaning itself regularly. Naturally, Simple recommend using their own Kind to Skin facial cleansing wipes ( though I'm sure any facial wipe would do) - which raises the question, why not just use the wipes to clean your eye make up off in the first place.
Well, for me the reason is Simple - I can get the pen behind my glasses to correct mistakes, enabling me to actually see what I am doing! This way, I only take off the messy bit, and not the bits that look fine ! This pen really does cleanse the messed up bits easily, even removing waterproof mascara. The narrow tip allows for a great level of accuracy, and makes it easier for me to achieve precision make up looks - I just smear it all over and take off the excess!
Would I recommend the pen ? Well, it costs £4.99, not factoring in the cost of the facial wipes to clean it. Personally I think it is a little expensive,especially if you use a whole wipe each time - I cut wipes into small squares and store them in a sealed pot, adding a couple of drops of water each time I open the pot to keep them moist. I think for most people, it would work out much more economical to simply use the wipes to remove the make-up in the first place .
However, the great advantage of the pen, for me at least, is that I can get it behind my glasses so that I can see what I am doing when I correct my eye makeup. The small size also makes it ideal for carrying in a handbag, so that if I make a mistake whilst topping up my mascara on a big night out, I can remove it easily.
A handy little handbag sized product, though it works out pricey when you include the facial wipes for cleaning the tip - 4 stars.
I decided to buy this because I always make little mistakes, either with my mascara or eye liner and it such a pain to get rid of without smudging the rest of your make-up and little red marks are always left! When I heard about this, I thought I must give it a try and its such a brilliant concept!
I bought this from Superdrug for £3.49 which I think is a very good price! It was on offer when I bought it and I believe it still is.. the original price was £4.99 so quick grab a bargain. I think it would last a long time as you don't need to use much, as its just so quick. So very good value for money!
The design is very simple, it comes in a white plastic tube with the simple logo on the front. The corrector is like a very small precision tip style pen and is also in the shape of a pen.
I love this product as it is really easy to use and is really precise. You can get right into the tough areas around your eyes without worrying about smudging your mascara or eyeliner any more, which is brilliant. I'm a fan of Simple's products as I use to use them daily and they were excellent. There great for sensitive skin and are full of vitamins, so there is no irritation or redness! This corrector pen doesn't leave your skin feeling greasy or uncomfortable, its simply just a clear eraser! I was pleased about how quick and easy this worked, didn't take any effort at all and with my eyeliner that's saying something, as its really tough to wipe off! Its great to carry around during the day, as throughout the day my make-up tends to smudge a little and now I can use this instead of causing redness to my skin by using my fingers or cotton buds to try and get rid of the marks.
I would recommend wiping the residue off the tip of the pen, as I believe if you let it build up it wouldn't be as effective! It is really hard to clean, as some marks are still left on the tip of the pen, but I haven't noticed this effecting how well it works!
Overall I love the concept of this corrector pen, its brilliant, easy and cheap! Its my little life saver! So say good buy to cotton buds!
When I saw the Simple eye make-up corrector pen I was very interested in trying it out due to wearing quite a bit of eye make-up. I saw it at Boots priced £4.99 and decided to get one. It clearly states on the packaging that it's used to remove eye make-up mistakes with an image of the product against an eye. I actually quite like the packaging for this product, it's appealing and what you see is what you get. It has useful and relevant information stated on the front such as no alcohol, no oil, no perfume and no colour making it ideal for sensitive skin.
The tip of the pen is rather pointy and precise with quite a bit of firmness to it. The tip reminds me somewhat of a felt tip pen. When using due to it's precision it is great for getting the tiniest amounts of make-up off without removing any make-up which has been correctly applied. When first using it does have a little wet feeling to it but soon dries and isn't noticeable. I have used this pen to remove eye-liner, mascara and eye-shadow in which it really has no problem in doing so. Hardly any pressure is needed as it effortlessly glides away those mistakes.
After using I feel no irritation on my skin or see any redness. There is also no greasy or any horrible feelings after using. The thing that I don't like about this product is that after using it is important to clean the tip in order to keep using it. They recommend using a facial wipe for cleaning the tip, typically their facial wipes. I know it sounds simple enough to do and takes less than 20 seconds but it's one of those things that I could easily forget to do. I've also noticed that even after using their facial wipe to clean the tip, the tip doesn't appear to be fully cleaned. No matter how long I wipe it for, the tip has a slight tint to it. It's also important to make sure the cap is pushed down firmly after using to prevent the pen from drying out.
On one hand I really like this product for the results it gives and how easy it is to use. On the other hand I think using a q-tip or tissue gives the same results for a cheaper price, but takes more care and focus when removing make-up due to it not being as precise. I think this isn't a must have product but is a nice little extra to carry around in your make-up bag. I'll most likely buy another one of these if it's on offer or included in those 3 for 2 deals that Boots usually do.
I saw this product advertised on tv and immediately knew I had to try it! I'm rubbish at applying eye make-up without ending up with mascara all over my eyelids or wonky eyeliner, so this seemed like the perfect solution. It costs £4.99 from Boots which seems like a reasonable price.
The pen is white plastic and looks very fresh and clean. It has a pull off lid which is easy to open but to close it you do need to make sure you push it down pretty hard so that it clicks into place or the pen will dry out. It looks nice and is a nice handy size to keep in a makeup bag or handbag.
When you take off the lid you can see that it is just like a felt tip pen. The tip is about 1cm long and goes to a point at the end so you can be very precise with it. The tip is full of make-up remover so you just draw over the area you want to remove with it and it lifts the make-up away. It really is very easy to use and you can be extremely precise in removing exactly what you want and nothing that you don't want.
It feels nice to use and doesn't leave my skin feeling too wet. I find it removes both mascara and eyeliner very easily and cleanly with no smudging, but when it comes to eyeshadow it does struggle and just seems to move it around rather than remove it.
You need to keep the tip clean so that it continues to work, and they suggest you should use facial cleansing wipes to do this. This works really well at keeping the tip clean and it is necessary as if you don't do it you will just find you're transferring the old make-up back onto your skin again, but because you have to do it very often it does make it work out as much more expensive as you have to keep buying the wipes to keep it clean, and it also seems a bit of a waste of face wipe!
Once you've used the tip too much for it to come clean again you can pull it out of the pen and turn it around as there's another fresh tip at the other end! I only found this out because I accidentally pulled the tip out when I was cleaning it.
Overall I think this is a good product and it does work, but it's not really as convenient and cheap as it seems because of the need to constantly clean the tip with cleansing wipes.
I absolutely LOVE the concept of this product and it works a treat. After I apply my mascara and eyeliner, I sometimes have little mistake marks. The make-up corrector pen easily removes them and i'm good to go!! When I heard about this product, I immediately thought I have to try it as I always use loads of cotton buds to wipe away any mistakes that might occur when applying my eye make-up. The corrector is like a very small precision tip style pen and can easily remove those little smudge/wear marks in the most fiddly places without ruining your eyeliner. As you may know Simple are a great brand for sensitive skin and the corrector pen is kind to eyes and does not sting or irritate in anyway.
I wear quite tough MAC eyeliner and it easily removes this - so it really is a handy little thing! Be sure to baby-wipe off any excess black residue from the pen so when you go to use it again, black marks don't come off on your eyes. If you don't do this, the mascara/eyeliner you use will build up on the tip and probably won't be as effective!! That is my only disadvantage with this product - it is actually hard to clean, because even when you do baby wipe off the excess. Obviously some eye make-up residue will remain, however it still works! The pen does not leave any greasy or coloured marks on your eyes after using it, it is simply a clear eraser.
It retails at around £4.99 and is very worth it. I noticed you can pull out the pen tip and switch it around when finished with the original tip. Well, at least it looks like you can. Please ignore me if I'm wrong. I will definitely be buying again. Great idea!
I can't count the amount of times I have made a silly make up mistake when quickly applying make up, one slip of the eye pencil usually does it. Ordinarily I will use a make up wipe but no matter how carefully I try to correct the mistake I usually have to completely remove everything and starting again so my quick application take twice as long as normal. If my make up runs on the move it is even more annoying as there are not even any cotton buds to hand. But not any more now I have Simple Kind To Eyes Eye Make-Up Corrector Pen.
Simple Kind To Eyes Eye Make-Up Corrector Pen is exactly as the name suggests - it is a pen to correct make up mistakes. The pen itself is like a felt tip that dispenses Simple Kind To Eyes Eye Make-Up Remover, this contains pro vitamin B5 and does not contain colour or perfume so it is kind to even sensitive skin. The instructions advise to hold the pen upside down for 10 - 15 seconds then simply wipe over the mistake - simples. You do have to ensure you wipe the tip after every use to keep the pen clean which is a bit of a down side but only to be expected.
I have found this to be a great product. The pen design means that you can correct a mistake with precision so you do not end up in a bigger mess and having to completely re-appy. I have so far found the product to be effective on eye and lip liner and on mascara. The mascara I used was not waterproof but apparently it can be used to correct this too. This is a handy little product to slip in your make up or hand bag to correct mistakes whilst out and about.
I purchased Kind To Eyes Eye Make-Up Corrector Pen for £4.99 from Boots so it is a good price and seems like it will last a while. Thumbs up : )