For some reason, I haven’t been using gel liners for a long time. But I decided I needed to go back to a gel liner to see if I could get a smoother line on my upper lid and see if it would be easier for me to make a good looking wing. Also, I wanted to see if a gel wing would be longer lasting on the looser skin around my downturned eyes.
I didn’t want to spend a lot so I picked up Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Gel Liner for $5.99 at Ulta.
The Rimmel Gel Liner is very black, also creamy and smooth. It comes with a small brush. I have used the brush, and it definitely works. However, I find a slant tip brush easier to use.
It was easy to apply the gel liner to my eyelid. The liner dried quickly and was very long-lasting. It didn’t go anywhere for hours. Although waterproof, it was easy to remove with regular eye makeup remover.
The wing, however, was not as long-lasting (as the liner on my lid) in spite of being waterproof (I always assume that waterproof means long-lasting but maybe it just means waterproof). After a few hours, I noticed the wing part had disappeared. It could be my skin.
Also, I tried the gel on my upper waterline, and I didn’t have much luck with it. I’ll stick with the Lancôme Drama Liqui-Pencil for that job. But as a regular eyeliner, Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Gel Liner was easy to apply, and it did the job.
I’d love to hear anyone else’s experiences with the Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Gel Liner. If you used it, please weigh in and let me know if your wing lasted!
ADDENDUM: Because I wear a lot of eye cream to soften the appearance of my crow’s feet, I had a brainstorm that maybe I should apply eye primer where my wing would be. I tried it and so far, so good.