So, the other day I was looking for a quick replacement for my liquid black eyeliner. I’ve been using Kate Frame Impact Marker Eyeliner (the one I’d say is the predecessor of Too Faced 3 Way Lash Lining Tool) as my daily use, which was a three point tip waterproof eyeliner I loved. I used every single ounce of ink there is out of that pen, but unfortunately, it didn’t last til the end of my busy week. And as the story goes, I pretty much need to grab one late at night, and so I figured that I should drop by Shopper’s Drug Mart (a 24 hr chain drugstore in Canada similar to Walgreens).
Basically, Rimmel’s ScandalEyes and Rimmel’s Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner were the only liquid black eyeliners that was in stock for the store (kind of rare for that to happen at Shopper’s). I chose ScandalEyes just because it was in a convenient “pen” form and not a “paint brush” form. The cashier claimed that there were good reviews on this new eyeliner but she hasn’t personally tried it.
The next day, I tried it out. Well, all I can say is that the quality is very
much comparable to that of a dollar store eyeliner, and I was not expecting that AT ALL. I’ve always had an impression that Rimmel is a highly praised brand, and it built great reputation and a huge crowd of loyal customers throughout the years, but it has already disappointed me twice in a row. You can read more about the first review I had for Rimmel here. First off, the ink doesn’t even stay on my lids — and no, I don’t even have oily lids! I had to overlap the liner on a few times so that my line turns black and not grey. The picture on the right shows what happened when my eyes started to tear up — I tried to fill in the gaps but it just wouldn’t budge. It also took quite a while to dry – there were imprints even after five minutes of waiting for it to dry. And what about the most basic “waterproof” feature they promised on the package? Nope, doesn’t work at all! It washed away immediately after I used water on it. The only thing I can praise about is their tip — it’s soft and fine, but what good will that bring if the ink sucks?
As an added update, I immediately went to Wal Mart to grab more black eyeliners to substitute my substitute. Costs are wayy cheaper (I’d say approximately half the price), and I end up leaving the Rimmel one in my makeup bag after three or four uses. Maybe I’ll somehow find good use from it?
What are your thoughts about Rimmel liners?