However, I decided to throw caution to the wind and threw this into my basket on my most recent trip to Sainsbury’s of all places!
I am an avid user of liquid eyeliner and my daily routine involves either Bobbie Browns gel formula applied with an eyeliner brush, or the very popular Loreal carbon gloss, both of which are very pigmented and long lasting.
My first impression of the Rimmel eyeliner upon swatching it on my hand was that it was fainter than I would have liked, appearing as more of a deep grey than intense black. However, when I swatched the product again using the side of the liner pen as opposed to the tip this gave a far better result.
In terms of application the pen format makes this a joy to apply, so easy. My only problem was that though the pigmentation is great when using the side of the pen, if you want a feline style flick you then have to use the tip. The tip itself is great but it seems to me that not enough of the product is able to travel to the very end so the line I get when using it is quite faint. With that said it isn’t the end of the world and this can be easily remedied if you go back over the line a few times.
In terms of staying power I have to say I am not blown away. For an avid liquid liner user like myself the absolute cardinal sin of liners is when they rub off on the on your upper lip. First of all I thought this may be related to be not powdering my face on the first day but the second day I powdered to within an inch of my life and still had panda lines within 10 minutes.
I love the concept of a felt tip style eyeliner pen as they are just so much easier to apply. However, I’m not entirely sure that this one hit the mark for me.
If you would like to try out Rimmel Flash Eyeliner for yourself then you can pick it up from Sainsbury’s Boots, Superdrug or online at ASOS.