June 22, 2010

Rimmel London Special Eyes Precision Eye Liner Pencil Review and Swatches

I dunno how much you use eye liner but if you use it alot or you’re just on the hunt for something cheaper the new Rimmel London Special Eyes Precision Eye Liner Pencil should do you well.


A super cheap, creamy eyeliner that will set you back a mere $3-$4 at your local drugstores!

Well, I will say it’s not the best eyeliner in the world but it does get my seal of approval for its budget friendly price tag. Formula is creamy, dreamy, and glides onto your eye with minimal fuss, tugging, or drama.

For a drugstore eyeliner it has a formula that kills it. I got the shade Black Magic which is a richly pigmented shade with a nice pop of drama. If it’s rocker chick eyes you crave, Black Magic is your girl.

You have your pick of eyeliners available at the drugstore but you probably won’t find a cheaper option and not one with such a nice creamy formula that glides on brilliantly!

Sadly, doesn’t last long on the waterline and tends to smear a little bit. I rarely suffer from raccoon eyes but used on my waterline I experience a bit of smearing and smudging as the day progresses a la a bit of raccoon action going on.

  • Ladies searching for a creamy eyeliner that will set them back a few bucks.
  • Anyone who likes hardcore black liner, Joan Jett style yo!

  • Anyone with oily lids or eyes in general (this may smear up a bit even with dry skin)

For the price you can’t beat this one. A little drama with smearing but careful application seems to avoid this woe easily. I simply make sure that I apply it easily versus super fast (anytime I apply liner quickly I end up running outside of my waterline and this leads to smearing and the likes). I wouldn’t recommend it over say a MAC Eyeliner but this is still a hell of alot cheaper than anything else you’ll find out there and it works pretty well.

Not too bad at all!

Any fans?

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  • Wendy

    I really like most of Rimmel’s products… I randomnly picked up the Spark it Up! eyeliner in Peridot… it’s a gorgeous sparkling emerald green, and for a glitter pencil, it’s so smooth!
    Maybe I’ll check this one out.

  • Courtney

    I love Rimmel eyeliner. I use their exaggerate waterproof eye definer (basically a twist up eyeliner) in noir (black magic is my favorite rimmel shade but I’m not sure if they make this product in that shade or not). Anyway, it stays on oily lids a lot better than their other formulas. As for undereyes, I’ve had mine on since 6 am this morning (it’s now past 2 here) and it’s still kicking, no smudge in sight.

  • Elaina

    Just out of curiosity, what is the best eyeliner you’ve ever used?? I have somewhat oily skin, and my tear line is constantly going b/c of allergies right now, so I’ve been having the same problem with this eyeliner — I got it for free when I purchased The Max Mascara, which I LOVE!! I truly think it’s the best drugstore mascara I’ve ever purchased. (Thanks for the review on it BTW!! 😀 )

    • the Muse

      hey elaina! At the moment I really like korres eyeliner 😀 but I’m sure i’ll change my mind in a few weeks! lol! omg awesome so glad you like the max, great stuff!

  • Sarah~

    ….Oooh. Call me crazy, but I really like the idea of having something that’ll smear easily- I like the tired look. (I usually call it the ‘L’ look. Like… L. From the series Death Note)

  • Morgan

    I have something sorta like this by rimmel. It works very well but im not very good with putting on eyeliner because it always looks to thick and covers almost a forth of my eyelid and if you think about it, thats alot! I have tried liquid but it always smears and I dont have the patience to fix it so pencil is my calling. Please give me a few helpful hints on how to get a perfectly straight streak lower into my lashline.