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Eyeliner - Rimmel - Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Pencil in Jet Black

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rated 3.7(200 reviews)

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  • 69% would buy again
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rated 4 of 5 top reviewer on 5/20/2014 12:52:00 AM More reviews by babyjane14

Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown

This past year I discovered the amazingly long lasting Scandaleyes Waterproof Soft Kohl Kajal's from Rimmel and I had this Soft Kohl sitting in my makeup drawer untouched from a gift with purchase. One day I decided to try it and I actually really like it for a softer black.

I started having problems with the Scandaleyes liner in Black gunking up in my inner tear ducts which I absolutely loathe, but this doesn't do that and I find it actually lasts on my waterline for 8+ hours, maybe not as intense as when I first applied it but I still have definition to my waterline at the end of a working day.

Very smooth to apply and doesn't tug at my eyes. I haven't experimented much with this on my upper lash line so I can't say how long it lasts that way but for a standard black pencil liner I'm really happy with this and I've come to favor it over the Black scandaleyes.

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rated 3 of 5 on 11/28/2013 9:22:00 PM More reviews by candiedprozac

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Grey

It’s a very soft pencil that swatched well on my hand but does not apply very well to my water line which is my primary use for pencils. I’ll keep it and use it when I’m not looking for a dark waterline but I probably won’t buy it when it’s done.

3/5 Just didn't measure up to less expensive products

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rated 4 of 5 on 8/13/2013 12:56:00 PM More reviews by eimear5sos

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Blue

Overall I really liked this. It's what you pay for is what you get, but for Rimmel this was quite good. It glides on easily, gives a good black color and you can go casual with one stroke or two , or go full on for a wide eyed look. The price was great, about 4 euro. It really provides for how much it costs. I had no problems with the packaging. I would buy it again, but i'm not too sure if I would recommend it to a friend.

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rated 2 of 5 top reviewer on 7/12/2013 3:20:00 PM More reviews by SparkleBunny37

Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown

Rimmel says their Soft Kohl Kajal will give you "soft, smudgeable lines. Fade resistant colour pencil gives dense colour application which can be blended into the lid of a softly smudged look. Very easy to apply formula." Rimmel offers a total of eight shades, I have Jet Black. I got this eyeliner essentially for free, it came in a value pack along side Rimmel's Lash Accelerator Serum. The value pack sold for $9.99, the price of the lash serum alone. Rimmel's Soft Kohl Kajals contain 1.2 grams of product and sell for $3-5 each, depending on where you buy. This eyeliner is ophthalmologist tested. Rimmel is owned by Coty Inc, a company with a questionable animal testing policy. This product was made in Italy.
Rimmel's Soft Kohls are standard, traditional pencil eyeliners. The barrel is wood and coated to match the color of the product. Luckily, the wood is smooth and doesn't seem to splinter when sharpened. A black plastic cap sits firmly in place atop the pencil. The Rimmel logo, product and shade name are printed on the pencil in silver lettering. I guess there isn't too much else to say about a plain old kohl pencil.
When Rimmel called this eyeliner the "Soft Kohl", they weren't kidding, its almost too soft. This eyeliner glides along the lash line, depositing a pigmented, black line. This eyeliner seemed really promising, initially, but right away I noticed some problems. Rimmel's Soft Kohl is so soft that it bits break off during application and sharpening. At first I thought I was applying too much pressure, but really it seems like this liner is crumbly by nature. Because of this texture issue, this pencil liner needs to be sharpened after just about every use. Kohl eyeliners are supposed to be easily smudged, and Rimmel's Soft Kohl certainly is, it smokes out with little effort but maintains it's color well. Jet Black stays black no matter how much you smudge it. My real problem with Rimmel's Soft Kohl Kajal is that it never fully sets, causing it to smear all over my upper and lower eyelid. I only get about two hours of wear from Rimmel's eyeliner before it begins to melt down my face and eventually fade away. I don't suggest using Rimmel's Soft Kohl on the waterline, it doesn't show up well, nor does it last for more than half an hour.
Rimmel's Soft Kohl Kajal Eyeliner in Jet Black has some strong points, but it also has a lot of negatives. This affordable pencil liner is a breeze to apply and blend. The color payoff is great and the Jet Black shade is a nice, deep, velvety, matte black that stays true even when smudged out. The problem is that this eyeliner never stops smudging, it ends up everywhere. If, by chance, you like the raccoon look, grab Rimmel's Soft Kohl, but otherwise skip it. The Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajals are worth the extra buck or two.

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rated 1 of 5 on 7/12/2013 11:35:00 AM More reviews by Lilil95

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue

This eyeliner is so hard it hurts to put it on and once you do it smudges everywhere! I returned it.

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rated 2 of 5 on 5/31/2013 8:53:00 PM More reviews by SonnyCat

Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green

I bought this because I realized that I had been using nothing but liquid and gel liners for quite some time due to my oily lids, but I thought I should have the option of a slightly softer look. I heard that these were pretty good, relatively inexpensive liners that stayed put well.

For a pencil, this has really good colour payoff. It goes on black and opaque. The staying power on my lids is just ok. It tends to run at the outer corners of my eyes by the afternoon and I just don't have the patience to deal with that. The other problem is that it won't stay on my waterline for even a minute. I also find that the pencil is difficult to sharpen to a nice point and I definitely waste a lot of product. All in all, the staying power seems slightly better than other drugstore kohl pencils I've tried (Revlon, Maybelline) but I'm not satisfied so I don't tend to use it much. When I do use it up, I will continue my quest for a truly long-wearing soft pencil, if that exists.

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rated 3 of 5 on 5/28/2013 8:54:00 PM More reviews by clouer03

Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Hazel

Pros: Goes on really easy, really good for smokey eye Cons: smudges right off on water line, smudges overall, I go through the product fast too

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rated 4 of 5 on 2/22/2013 11:45:00 PM More reviews by windypoint

Age: 36-43 Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

Been using one version or another of this since I was 8 and raided my sister's makeup bag. Soft, heavily pigmented, smudgable, inexpensive. If you're just starting out in makeup and have the coloring to use black eyeliner I strongly recommend this as a first purchase.. Make sure you've got a strategy for removing it or you'll be panda eyes in the morning.

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rated 5 of 5 on 12/21/2012 3:32:00 PM More reviews by Veyaria

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green

I really love this eyeliner.

The consistency is lovely and glides on smoothly. Smudges well but also holds a nice line. I am terrible with using pencils to line my upper lid, but often use this pencil on my waterline and to tightline.

It stays put for hours and looks great. The black is very dark and opaque and stays that way.

This pencil comes with a cap and must be sharpened, but the tip is thin and smooth when sharpened. My only caution is to be careful putting the cap on--if you really shove it on, it can smoosh the tip of the liner and make a large mess. You do not need to shove the cap on for it to stay firmly. I have never had the cap come off in a makeup bag.

I also have the White. I use it under colorful, bright shadows to make them pop. I swipe it lightly across my lower waterline to give my eyes a wider, brighter effect when I don't wear other eyeliner.

This is a quality eyeliner for the price. I will be purchasing this again and again.

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rated 5 of 5 on 11/18/2012 6:46:00 AM More reviews by TrisHermioneKatniss

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Blue

This eyeliner is my baby. With very little effort, you can create a perfectly smudged smokey eye. It's also great to put in your waterline. It's pigmented, it's a flawless texture, it's just amazing.

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