I received some of Rimmel’s new March Releases a few weeks ago and it took me a while of testing to finally get my thoughts out on the blog.
Scandaleyes Bold Waterproof Liner
This one took a bit of getting used to. It is a liquid liner similar to the others that Rimmel released, but the difference is the tip. It has ball tip! When I first saw it, I thought it was a blob of liner ink that just clung to the end of the liner tip. And the funny thing was I kept trying to get rid of the excess liner by running it on the edge of the bottle. Then it dawned on me – the ball tip is SUPPOSED to be there!
The ball tip works well to create a bold effect on the lids – this is not for the faint of heart. You won’t be able to create a subtle line with this product. In fact, it took a bit of trial and error to get used to this one. But I do like the fact that I don’t have to draw the outline on the lids and then go back in to fill it up. I can achieve a nice graphic line using just one swipe. I even managed to create a nice wing too on this photo I posted on Instagram. One caveat: it does take a while to get used to – so far, the liner I managed to draw on has light jagged edges. This is really not noticeable unless you’re staring into my eyes, and unless you’re Mr Lubz or my eye doctor, you won’t really be so in my face. Of course, the perfectionist in me will still work with it to get a smooth line. So I’ll keep you posted on my progress.
The liner does a good job of staying put without smudging nor flaking for hours on end – I easily achieved full 12 hour wear time with this liner without any movement. The only “issue” I have with this product is that it has a shiny result; I prefer my black liners to be jet black – like Batman (not the campy 1950’s version – I’m talking Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight version).
Brow This Way Styling Gel
Another product that Rimmel excel in is their Brow This Way range. I use the mini palette regularly and was pretty stoked when these gel products landed on my desk.
I received the shades Dark Brown and Clear. These brow gels are infused with Argan oil, an ingredient known to condition hair. Argan Oil is now commonly found in hair products – shampoos, conditioners, masks, you name it. So why not add it to a brow taming product?
Dark Brown is a cool brown shade that is a shade lighter than my natural brow hair. When applied, it does look a little greyish and muddy on me. It is especially noticeable when I leave my makeup relatively neutral and use this shade of brow gel on my brows. Clear on the other hand is just that – clear. It works best for a natural result.
When it comes to the brow gels, the tinted products can be a little bit messy if you’re not precise with your application. The good part is, just wait a couple of minutes for it to dry and you can just scrape it off.
It took me a while to get used to using the liquid liner – the ball tip did make easy work of creating a bold line on the lid. I only wish it yielded a jet black result rather than a shiny line. It stayed put for a really long time, yet was easy to remove with a cotton round soaked in micellar water. The resulting liner did have a jagged edge to it, which I did spend time obsessing over. Out of the brow gels, I did enjoy the Dark Brown tinted gel, but since the shade is a little off for me, the Clear gel was a clear winner for me (see what I did there?).
Have you tried this range from Rimmel? Which product are you most keen on trying out?