I bought 2 Rimmel eye pencils from Walgreens and had promised to update after additional testing.
In terms of lasting a workout or a yoga class the Exaggerate lasts longer because it is a dryer formula. In general it lasts longer, but I dont like it.
The Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl is a nicer softer formula. The pencil is not self sharpening but does so easily. But also because it’s soft it gets blunt quickly.
I like the glittery grey-black liner. Adds a nice touch. You will have a tiny bit of glitter migration, but not terribly so.
It stays well but will smudge, maybe because I have notoriously oily lids.
With an eye primer but without anything creamy like an under-eye concealer the smudging is not so pronounced.
However below pic is with the under-eye concealer. I did not set the under-eye concealer with powder. The smudging was messier and I didn’t like it.
Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof. I didn’t like this one. Obviously the dry formula makes it long lasting and less smudgy ( new word 🙂 )
But it skips, it’s patchy and bunches your lashes together. In-fact I have owned 2 Rimmel Exaggerate pencils previously and they too did that gooping thing.
Its a twist up pencil but not self sharpening so you wont get a sharp point but its workable.
The smudger at the end is useless, a synthetic brush is better. The line does not want to smudge without removing the pigment! Also work fast if you want to attempt some degree of a smudge, one eye at a time!
If you are not watching your pennies there are other drugstore options (Loreal) which are better, but since I bought them I going to use them ….up.
Makeup is personal and dependant on a million things. Skin type, skin tone, your body temperature, the way you use it or even a secret tip that someone shared.
Also with HongKong’s no return policy I try and use a product to death before I give up. And then there comes a time when I have to have that ‘talk’. Its You not Me.
I have to end that relationship and part ways.
These 3 will never dip into my wallet or darken my vanity again.
1. I will never buy Clinique’s Pore Refining. Benefit’s Porefessional is hands down the best one to camouflage your pores.
2. In the lip gloss category, its not news that I am on an eternal quest for good pigmentation, reasonable lasting power and non gloop. Benefit’s Coralista is…….hello what do you do ??
It the gloss of old days ? Remember when all you got was minimal durability with high shine ?
Reminds of my school allowance lip gloss purchases.
Buy a nice lip balm from Maybelline or Revlon’s Kissable balm Stains and call it a day. Or go the YSL or Dior route.
3. Rimmel Scandalous Eyes Waterproof. Nay Nay a 100 times Nay. (If anyone out there has had a better experience please write to me) It’s definitely waterproof and lasts and lasts.
I have notoriously oily lids and racoon eyes and I are old friends and this one didn’t budge. But it’s just so hard to apply.
It’s hard, it drags, it sticks to the lower lashes and as you draw your line it clumps your lower lashes, so you look like you have eye gunk on your lower lashes. Not a good look.
Revlon Colour Stay eyeliner pencil. Good enough for me.
NB: Look Bobbi Browns Gel Liner is awesome and rocks and does what I wanted the above to do…but that damn product keeps drying on me! Its too expensive to keep buying and throwing. Also a pencil is easier than ‘open pot, dip brush, drag brush on lower lid, screw pot on tight and store upside down’.
Make up should be fun not a lab project everytime.
So 1, 2, 3 – in the bin you go.