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.


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7 Comments

  • Aline C says:

    I will definitely be trying this :)
    I’m a sucker for a good teal pencil!

  • Sonya says:

    I’m really happy you posted this!

    I’ve been using this liner for years, simply because I don’t want to spend about $18 on eyeliner. It lasts through the entire school day, from about 6:30 in the morning to 2 PM, and longer, without it fading. Definitely my favorite!

  • Amber says:

    You should try Maybelling eyestudio. It has the darkest black i’ve seen from an eyeliner. It might be a little pricey ($6.99) but it last forever! Also it goes on wonderfully smooth and doesn’t wear off very much

  • Annie says:

    Going to give this a try. I like the Ruby & Millie eye pencils because they’re so soft. There’s nothing worse than getting your eye scratched out with a waxy pencil.

  • drea says:

    I’m gonna try this, I’ve tryed loads of eyeliners and they always seem to “catch” in the corners. Funny thing is, I’ve found only black eyeliner does this, coloured ones stay on.

  • dippity says:

    I’ve used this rimmel eyeliner for years and years and it’s a great budget daytime liner. Goes on easily, smudges nicely if you want it to.
    I also like the Urban Decay, got a small pencil in black in an eye shdaow christmas gift set and it’s lovely.

  • Minx says:

    Love this I use it in my kit it also comes in purple =]

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