Product Type: Simple makeup
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Correct eye make up - simply
Simple Kind To Eyes Eye Make-Up Corrector Pen
Member Name: AbsintheFairy
Simple Kind To Eyes Eye Make-Up Corrector Pen
Advantages: Easy to use, effective, gentle
Disadvantages: None really
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.
Summary: A great idea from Simple