One of the side effects of having a very weak left eye is that I can get my eye makeup just right on one eye, but struggle to make the other one match. So most of the time I don’t bother – not even with mascara. Simple have this useful little pen that helps with eye makeup mistakes, though, and they sent me one to try.
This is the Simple Kind to Eyes Eye Make Up Corrector Pen. It is designed to offer a non-greasy way to remove eye makeup mistakes. The “precision tip” means that you can “rub out” mistakes or smudges without affecting the rest of your make up. And because it is Simple I know (read about my Simple Masterclass) that it will be kind to my skin.
This is a great little product. About the same size as an eye liner pencil I have found myself reaching for this every single time I’ve put eye make up on since it arrived (yes I’m that poor at putting make up on!). It is ideal for correcting liner mistakes and making sure both eyes match, and also for removing mascara smudges (why do I always get mascara everywhere?!). You can see in the photos below that it wipes clean both eye liner and mascara from the back of my hand.
Simple say this has a “precision tip” – it is certainly very pointy and as a result means you can make really accurate corrections. I have found the nib a little hard for using underneath my eye, although any softer and I don’t think it would work as well so I can see why. It didn’t leave any scratches.
I’m also finding the nib a little hard to keep clean. I tend to use a baby wipe to clean it off so I know there is no residue even if it’s a bit off-coloured. After a few uses it’s stained a bit although that doesn’t appear to be affecting its usefulness at the moment.
I guess you could use a cotton bud dipped in makeup remover (or dry, which is what I’ve normally done) but this corrector pen by Simple is more convenient and accurate than that – and you can’t really carry cotton buds and cleanser around in your handbag can you?!
If nothing else this little pen is encouraging me to wear eye makeup more often because rubbing out my mistakes is so easy.