Friday, August 9, 2013

Tarte vs. Rimmel - Eyeliner Review & Comparison

So this summer, I really was trying to use less makeup on my face and be as natural looking as possible. Some days I would even go without any makeup, but the days that I wanted to look more put together, I would go for a natural, awake, fresh look. So I got into the whole white, nude eyeliner in the water line idea

I did some research here and there to see what other people like to use and the ones I found were mainly from the higher end selection. But one day I was at target and I stumbled upon the Rimmel eyeliners and I actually found a nude colour at the drugstore!!

I was super happy because honestly all I could find from the drugstore was white eyeliner and I didn't want it to be super noticeable.

Rimmel Scandaleyes eyeliner in Nude is very creamy and goes on very smoothly on my waterline. One thing I realized with this liner was that I had to put mascara on my bottom lashes, otherwise the root of my lashes would look white because this eyeliner moved on me. It does say waterproof on the packaging so I am holding it against the product because this is not waterproof to me. well we should say tear proof since it goes on the waterline! haha

This eyeliner is a pencil so you have to sharpen it which I don't like that about this since the pencil is so creamy and it gets stuck in my sharpener and it actually kept breaking the actual liner part for me. It was such a pain. Maybe I had a bad one, who knows!

Tarte Inner rim brightener is just as well creamy and goes on as smoothly. This actually does not claim to be waterproof on the packaging and it did not move when I applied to my waterline! It is a retractable pencil which I really like. Also, I realized that I did not have to put mascara on my bottom lashes which I was very happy about since I don't like mascara on my bottom lashes personally.

Top : Rimmel Scandaleyes
Bottom : Tarte Inner rim brightener
Flash Photography

As you might be able to notice, the Rimmel liner swatch has a more neutral undertone to it but as the Tarte swatch is more on the pinky/white side. It really did show up on my hand when I looked at it. I tried to capture it in a picture. I hope you guys can notice it too.

It does not really make a difference to me but I just thought to mention it.

Top : Rimmel Scandaleyes
Bottom : Tarte Inner rim brightener
Natural-light Photography

Rimmel : 
- Creamy
- Cheap (ranges between $3 - $6 depends on the drugstore)

- Need to be sharpened  (a pencil)

Tarte :
- Creamy
- Retractable (no sharpening)

- expensive ($23 sephora)

Overall, I really like both of these eyeliners but if I had to choose one I would actually go for the Tarte one since it gave me less hard time to work with.

Have you used any of these two? What are your thoughts on it?

Love, Dina


  1. Hi Dina, loved your blogpost, I bought the Rimmel in exactly the same colour for the same reason. While mine does not break, I am really disappointed with the fact that it is not waterproof, it doesn't even last an hour on me, which is really annoying! The tarte liner looks great though.

    1. I really recommend the Tarte one if you are willing to spend the money for it. Thank you for your comment!


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