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Friday, January 30, 2015

Draw a line and erase it with Rimmel London

Hi Lovelies!

I was happy to have received the Influenster Frosty Voxbox* a month or two back, and in it were some pretty cool items. Two that stood out to me were Rimmel London products: the Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal liner in black, and the Gentle Eye Makeup Remover. Now, I'm no stranger to Rimmel London; I own many of their products, including the Kohl Kajal liner in a variety of colors, and I have been very pleased with the performance of the items I've purchased. The two products I received in my Frosty Voxbox were no exception.

On the Rimmel London  website, they claim that the Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal liner is an"ultra smooth & creamy formula that glides on easily" and that it is "waterproof, smudge-proof, sweat-proof, heat-proof, humidity-proof and scandal- proof". I put it to the test to see just how true those statements are...

After using the liner for several days, I can say that it applies smoothly, with no tugging or sticking.  The color is a rich, matte black, even in the waterline, and I have no issues with irritation when I apply it to my waterline. From my experience, the liner lasts for quite awhile, on lid and waterline. I did notice that it smudges rather easily; it seems that it never quite "sets", so if you rub your eye, expect to see the liner on your hand. I will admit that I have oily eyelids, so perhaps if you have dryer lids you will not experience this problem.

I applied Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal on my upper and lower lashlines, as well as my lower water line. I used a flat eyeliner brush to wing out the liner on the top lid,  as well as to smudge out the liner on my lower lashline. The product applied very nicely using this method. 


  On my eyes I used the It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Volume 1 palette. I applied Sheer Joy on my entire lid from lashline to brow,  Mocha in the crease, Soft Light on the lid, and Transforming Pearl as a highlight on my brow bone and inner corner.

Below is a comparison of the liner from the time I put it on at 7:30 am, until the time I took it off 14 hours later at 9:30 pm. As you can see, while the line has faded and worn away a bit, it is still very defined and noticeable. I would say that is excellent wear time for a drugstore liner - in fact, that's excellent wear time for any liner!

Liner when first applied at 7:30 am

Liner after 14 hours of wear, at 9:30 pm

In the Frosty Voxbox, I also received Rimmel London Gentle Eye Make Up Remover. I don't know about you, but I wasn't even aware that rimmel had an eye makeup remover - I've never seen it in a store! As stated on the website, this is a "long lasting and waterproof eye make up remover that
gently removes all eye make up, including long lasting & waterproof make up, with no oily residue."

I will definitely agree that there is no oily residue with this makeup remover. I was actually surprised by how well it took off my liner and mascara, as I have found that oil-based products usually do a much better job than those without oil. While it did remove the majority of eyeliner and most of my mascara, I still had to use two cotton balls soaked in the solution and rub with a little more pressure in order to get it all off. I was wearing regular mascara on the days I tried out the product, so I am interested to see how it removes waterproof mascara (which I wear more in the summer). Overall, I was pleased with the performance of the makeup remover, but I think I will continue to purchase my oil based removers once this is all gone, because I like to remove my makeup easily, and with one cotton ball.

One eye after my makeup had been removed

All in all, I am a big fan of Rimmel London products. The Kohl Kajal pencils are so versatile - you can use them to create a sharp line, or easily smudge them out for a smoky look. They last throughout the day, and come in a nice variety of colors. I will continue to purchase the Scandaleyes liners because they perform beautifully and I have had great success with their longevity and ease of application.

As for the Gentle Eye Make Up remover, I will not be purchasing it in the future, as there are products out there that work better for me (even plain coconut oil). I personally do not mind a greasy residue if I am able to remove all of my eye makeup with one cotton ball and no pulling or aggressive rubbing. If you prefer to have no oiliness left behind from your makeup remover, then this will be perfect for you.

Have you tried Rimmel London products? If so, what was your experience with them?

Thanks for checking out this review!

 Live a beautiful life, 


*Items were received complimentary via Influenster Frosty Voxbox for review purposes, however all opinions are 100% my own.


  1. Great review and great pictures. Looking forward to new posts

    1. Thanks so much Patience! I have several new posts in the works, so keep your eyes peeled :)


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