Rimmel London - Exaggerate Liquid Eye Liner
Exaggerate Liquid Eye Liner
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Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eye Liner is formulated to create a bold, precision contour around the lash line
Available in: 100% Black or Absolute Brown.
Priceline, Priceline Pharmacy, Target, Kmart, BIG W, selected pharmacies and selected Coles and Woolworths.
1800 812 663
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Rating: Jan 9, 2015 11:54pm
Does the job
Normally, my go-to liquid eyeliner is the Revlon colorstay one in blackest black, but being on a budget I decided to try the Rimmel exaggerate eyeliner in 100% black because it was on special at Coles for $10.40. I still prefer the Revlon one, but the Rimmel one has impressed me. It has a rich black colour and the applicator is a felt tip that makes application really easy. You can vary the thickness of the line by angling the applicator in different ways. It also has a ball bearing in the pot so when you shake it everything inside is mixed well so there's no lumps or separation of ingredients. To test the drying time and smudge factor, I drew a thin line and thick line on my hand. The thin line dried in just a few seconds and did not smudge much when rubbed. But the thick line took a while to dry (around 15 seconds) and smudged a little when I rubbed it. I'm not sure if this is because it's not very smudge-proof, or if I rubbed it before it fully dried. In any case, when I put it on my eyelids I didn't have an issue with it smudging or transferring to places it shouldn't go (like near my eyebrows when opening my eyes wide) but I normally do thin lines when I wear it. In comparison to the Revlon colorstay one, the Rimmel eyeliner doesn't last as long and does seem to rub off easier if you accidentally rub your eye without realising. I'm not sure if I'll buy this again unless I am wowed by it, but at this stage my view of it is that it's a very basic liquid eyeliner which sufficiently does the job, was worth the $10 I spent on it, and looks just as nice as the Revlon one when applied to the eyelids. The bottle is also very similar in shape and appearance to the Revlon one. That said, because the Revlon one seems to last longer with less smudging, I think I'll be going back to it instead of Rimmel, so long as it's in my budget to do so :) also, the smell of the Rimmel exaggerate eyeliner is not remarkable or noticeable, and the one turn off which I only noticed after buying it is that it contains propylene glycol, which is an ingredient I'm trying to look out for. So with that said I doubt I'll re-purchase this product.
Test on the back of your hand before using for the first time so you can determine what angle to use and how heavy-handed to be when trying to create the perfect line
People who are in a budget, people who want to create the appearance of fuller darker lashes, people who do not have sensitive skin.
Rating: Nov 23, 2014 4:50pm
Great colour but not for me
I purchased this Rimmel London Exaggerate Eyeliner a while ago and it is not a favourite of mine.
The applicator is a bit hard and I find that it pulls on my skin.
As someone who is not used to using eyeliner I am slow and I need to go over the same area a couple of times.
If you are an expert and apply in one go this is great for it dries fast but since it dries so fast when I try to go over the same area the eyeliner flakes and the line becomes very wonky looking.
The colour is intensity is dark and lasts once it has been applied correctly.
For people who can already apply eyeliner, not for a beginner.
Rating: Sep 19, 2014 5:07pm
great formula but hate the applicator
The formula is great as it is intense black and long lasting. The liquid dries really fast and there's no sign of clumping. However i dislike the applicator as it is a thick felt tip thus it is really hard to draw precise thin lines.
Rating: Sep 14, 2014 7:08pm
Exaggerates the fact that it smudges all over my eyes
Jet black with semi-matte finish, fine brush that has just the right amount of firmness for super easy application without feeling draggy on the skin, storage-friendly packaging and affordable. It ticks all those boxes. Unfortunately, this would work on everyone except people like me with oily hooded monolids, one of the most difficult eyelids to keep eye makeup on in the world. It's smudge-proof if I splash tap water onto a swatch of it on my hand and try to rub it off, but certainly not when it's on my eyes and my watery eyes muck it up with every blink. This doesn't last 2 hours on me before breaking up into black flakes down my cheeks. Needless to say, it's not a pretty sight. And no, an eyeshadow primer (Too Faced Shadow Insurance, UBPP, Lorac pro primer) does not help. Good thing it's so cheap.
My brothers and sisters of the hooded monolid family, look elsewhere!
Double lids, true monolids rather than hooded, normal/dry skin
Rating: Feb 7, 2014 12:46pm
Easy to use
I'm not sensitive to any other products but for some reason this eyeliner stings my eye lids for a couple of minutes after applying. It's easy to apply and has a rich black finish unlike some other liquid eyeliners. It is long lasting and is great for a night out as I found it does not smudge or run. Comes off easily using regular cleanser and a face cloth.
Rating: Dec 3, 2013 2:41pm
Not a favourite
I used this eyeliner for a while before I knew anything better. Although it is intensely black and definitely lasts a long time, I really hate the applicator. I found that the applicator was not thin or precise enough to create the thin line I wanted, I also experienced some irritation with this on my lash line which hasn't happened with any other make up. It also didn't stay very well in my tightline and I ended up with smudging on my waterline. I chucked this out before I finished it and moved onto another.
Rating: Dec 1, 2013 4:04pm
Great liner, but needs a primer.
This liquid eyeliner is wonderful...and then slightly disappointing at the same time. The applicator is extremely good and easy to use, the colour is strong and a true black, but I found after a couple of hours the colour was smudging above my eyes. With the use of an eye make up primer it was fixed, and I am very happy with the results.
Rating: Sep 26, 2013 1:48pm
One of the best liquid liners!
When it comes to liquid eyeliners, this is pretty much one of the very best you can get. The applicator is really thin and easy to navigate making it ideal for creating a variety of looks. The black color is very deep and bold, while the formula is smooth and consistent making it super easy to apply neatly and precisely. Most importantly, this eyeliner stays on all day with no smudging, running or clumping. It's easily one of the most impressive liquids liners I have used, and could without a doubt give many high brand liquid liners a run for their money! :)
Rating: Sep 2, 2013 1:06pm
Usually I find liquid eyeliner very difficult to use, but when i tried this one i found it very easy to use. Everytime i use this it gives perfect lines and lasts for ages.
Rating: Aug 10, 2013 9:52pm
I really did not like the applicator, my eyelids are very sensitive and when I used this, it hurt my eyelids and was very painful when I put it on, never used it again.