Today I am putting two well knows brands head to head to see who wins. Revlon and Essence. In the red corner we have Rimmel Exaggerate Eye Liner and in the blue corner we have Essence Liquid Ink Eyeliner Waterproof.
Both liquid eyeliners fall under the drug store category. Affordable and well-known. Essence Liquid Ink Eyeliner being the most affordable of the two while Rimmel Exaggerate Eye Liner is a better known brand with a slightly higher price tag. Both are waterproof as this ensures that the liner will last from day to night with no top up required.
When I first used the Rimmel Exaggerate Eye Liner I noticed that the formula stung my eyes. Besides the discomfort, the liquid glides on smoothly thanks to the brush. You have to be careful with letting it dry as it can transfer onto the eyelid. Once dry the pigment loses it’s intensity after a few hours. When it comes to Longevity I find that I need to top-up with fresh liner after a few hours.
Essence Liquid Ink Eyeliner has a slightly watery formula in comparison to Rimmel Exaggerate Eye Liner . It can take some getting used to working with this as it is easier to get the product on places you didn’t want it to go! The formula also dry’s quite quickly but still maintains it’s rich black pigment. Once applied there is no need for re-application.
Both products have two different brushes, Essence has a traditional brush while Rimmel has an angled silicone brush.
With Rimmel Exaggerate Eye Liner you have more control over where the product goes. While with Essence Liquid Ink Eyeliner it is slightly trickery to work with as you don’t have as much control.
What eyeliner wins the war?
For me, I was surprised to find that I prefer Essence Liquid Ink Eyeliner, the fact that the product doesn’t irate my eyes is a huge bonus! Even though Rimmel Exaggerate Eye Liner is easier to work with because with the bush it can be tricky to get as fine a line in comparison to what you can achieve with Essence Liquid Ink Eyeliner and lets not forget the longevity of product!
Have you tried both products before? What one was your winner? Is there a eyeliner that you can’t live without?