Thursday, June 13, 2013

Rimmel Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer in Precious Gold: Review and Comparison Swatches

Dark gold eyeliners are one of my most used items.  I've been wanting to find a good dupe for Urban Decay's 24/7 eye pencil in Honey, which was discontinued before I knew it existed.  I don't know if Rimmel's Precious Gold is a dupe or not, but I do like the color!
I've had good success with the previous Exaggerate pencil in Deep Ocean that I have, and Precious Gold is performing just as well.  It applies smoothly and worn over primer, lasts through the day for me on my upper lash line.  I'm finding that most pencils smudge slightly on my lower lash line, which Precious Gold did as well.  I rarely wear liner on my water line so have not tested the Exaggerate pencils in that area.  Love that there is a removable smudger/sharpener on the end of the pencil.
Precious Gold is a good complement for Urban Decay's
Limelight glitter shadow from the Mariposa palette
(outside lighting)
Precious Gold is a medium brassy gold shimmer, and surprisingly, I have no dupes in my stash. The closest is my beloved (and also discontinued) Baked by Urban Decay, but it is darker and has silver micro glitter in it.
At about $5.50, I think the Exaggerate Eye Definers are a good drugstore eye liner!  I got mine at Ulta, and I believe there are 6 colors in the current lineup:  Emerald Sparkle, Purple Shock, Precious Gold, Noir, Sable, and Deep Ocean.  If Rimmel comes out with more colors that appeal to me, I would definitely get more.

Disclaimer:  I purchased this.


  1. Oh very very pretty! Eyeliner definitely doesn't stay on my lower lashline either, so I never even bother finding products that may work :S

  2. What a pretty shade! I can see why you like gold shades. They really look beautiful on you! :)
    I LOVE Rimmel liners too. Have you tried the Scandaleyes? I love the dark brown, and use the Nude on my lower water line. (Sort of a dupe for NARS Rue Bonaparte!!)

    1. Scandaleyes are great - I just got Gossip Green and really like it!