“Eyes are the windows to the soul”!! So beautiful and perfectly captured, right? Eyes convey everything; express everything. At times, words might fail, but eyes would still be able to express everything accurately! Amazing creation of God, right? And man has made many attempts to make this gorgeous work of art more beautiful than it already is! What might have started with surma and kajal, to eyeliners, mascaras, chic glasses, false lashes… endless list! Every woman is beautiful in her own way. If a little bit of makeup can enhance the beauty that she already possesses, I’d say, why not?Quoting Elizabeth Arden here – Being beautiful is the birth right of every woman!
This being said, let’s move on to the review! The product I would be reviewing today is “Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer” in the shade “Deep Wine” (shade number 260).
Glide-on full color definition! Soft creamy texture in a retractable pencil with built-in smudger for subtle blending and sharpener for high precision line. Waterproof formula for up to 10 hours long lasting wear Choose your shade from creamy matte to high metallic, all so intensely pigmented. Dermatologist & ophthalmologist tested.
INR 315 for 0.28 grams
Not mentioned on the eyeliner. But I saw the ingredients on some website and it seems to be paraben free!!!!
My take on Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer in Deep Wine:
I used to buy eyeliners only in the shades of black, blue, green and brown. I had not tried any other shades much, until recently. I wanted a plummy shade this time and this product seemed to be the perfect shade for me! I really love the fact that Rimmel products are so easily available in India now and at such a good price.
Packaging: This is a normal retractable eyeliner pencil and the packaging is quite sleek and sturdy. The cap snaps shut, making it really travel friendly. The color of the body of the liner is the same as the actual shade, making it easier to spot the color you want to wear. The liner has a spongesmudger with a cap on the other end (and this cap fits snugly too). If you detach the base of the smudger, you can find the built-in sharpener. The sharpener is really nice (best amongst the ones I have used), and perfect to slightly define the tip of the liner.I love retractable pencils, but the only problem is sharpening them and finding the right kind of sharpener. This sharpener is perfect and can be reused later for the other pencils as well.
Pigmentation: The color is a really pretty plum / wine shade. The pigmentation is quite good. But, to actually get the perfect wine shade, I need to swatch it at least thrice. It is really matte and would not look over-the-top even if worn at work.
Texture: The texture is smooth, and creamy. It glides on easily, with no tugging and pulling required.As the product claims, it is totally waterproof!! I have washed my face, taken a small nap, been out the whole day; and this eyeliner refused to budge. It is really good for a person like me as my eyes tender to water a lot. I need to use a makeup remover / cleanser to wipe this off completely.
Staying Power: I am so impressed by the staying power of this eyeliner! It stays on for a good 7 hours or so. It fades a bit, but evenby the end of the day I can notice the liner on my eyes. I can smudge it quite easily as soon as I apply it; but after that, it sets quickly and stays put. It did not sting my eyes even when I applied it on the waterline. On the waterline it stays for about 3-4 hours.
The only con I find with this product is that the tip is very prone to breakage. The formula is so smooth and creamy that a little extra pressure might cause it to break.
Pros of Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer in Deep Wine:
• Sleek, sturdy packaging
• Built-in sharpener and smudger
• Pretty color; good pigmentation
• Glides on smoothly
• Creamy formula
• Long lasting
• Does not irritate eyes even when used on the waterline
Cons of Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer in Deep Wine:
• Tip of liner is prone to breakage if extra pressure is applied.
IMBB Rating: 4.5/5
Verdict: I totally LOVE it!!! I might end up buying all possible shades from this range!!
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