Review: Rimmel Soft Khol Kajal Eye Pencil

Although I’ve already found my Holy Grail eyeliner (Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil), the fact that it’s just a little bit pricier than I’d ideally like means that I still have a tendency to pick up cheaper pencils every now and then, to see how they work out. The latest of these is Rimmel’s Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Pencil in jet black, which is definitely cheap, at just £2.99 per pencil, and which also comes in brown, grey and a gorgeous shade of teal.

How does it measure up to the Holy Grail, though?

Pretty well, actually. In fact, I’ve been using this as my day-to-day eyeliner ever since I got it, and saving the Urban Decay for more “special” occasions, or when I’m going to be out of the house for long periods of time, and want to be totally sure my liner won’t budge. The Rimmel product isn’t quite as long-lasting as UD – it will start to wear off at the corners faster – but it still lasts much longer than most other brands I’ve used, which is something I wasn’t really expecting for the price.

What I like most about this, however, is the fact that, as the name suggests, it’s a really soft kohl, which means that it glides on very smoothly, and is excellent for creating thick lines, or that kind of slightly-smudged look for a smoky eye.

This shade is called ‘Jet Black’ and, well, the name really speaks for itself there.

Overall: I’ve been really impressed with this, and will definitely re-purchase it when this one is gone. While my regular Urban Decay liner still has the edge on it in terms of longevity and depth of colour, this is a fantastic budget buy for everyday use.

Click here to buy it from Boots.