Monday, March 17, 2014

A wearable blue eyeliner - Avon Glimmersticks Eye Liner in Starry Night Blue

I love seeing all those bold eye colors and shades - especially the bright blue, green shades that remind me of Spirits of Spring & Summer. But unfortunately, dressing for office, especially an IT job, can be pretty dreary - no bold eye, lip colors is usually taken for granted. So, a wearable dark blue shade like Avon's Starry Night Blue is such a welcome product for me.

Here is what Avon has to say [From their Canada website]: Smooth, glide-on color. Retractable, self-sharpening. Wears up to 12 hours. For eye definition, draw a bold line from the outer to the inner corner of the top lash line, then a finer line along bottom. 0.28 g .   Price: $7.99 [buy during sales for a cheaper price]

My Experience: I go by my preferred method of validating what company says against what my experience, and here we go:

1. Smooth Glide -on color: Make that not-soooo-smooth but acceptable glide on color. It didn't tug but it was not very smooth or creamy either. Its okay for my eyelid as I dont have any folds [yet! ] but for eyes with lines or folds, this may tug

2. Retractable, Self sharpening : Yep yep, though I don't really understand why companies stress on self-sharpening considering the product is retractable. Its given right?

3. Wears up to 12 hours: Hmm.. I didn't really test this, cos honestly wearing eye makeup that long is a no-no for me. But I noticed that if I apply at 8am, it usually stays till 1-2pm without any smudging or fading. By the time I reach home [around 6-7pm], it would have faded in some areas but the color is still there. Then again, I don't usually wear it with a primer, which might help increase the wear time.

What I really like: To be honest, I didn't care much for the feel or the staying power of this pencil. What I liked is that this is a very wearable blue eyeliner that I can apply without much fuss. This also smudges to create a nice smoky eye effect [use a black or brown eyeshadow with a light hand to avoid any creasing], which is pretty nice. I think this color would especially flatter those lucky green-hazel eyed ladies and should suit most skin & color tones.

What I don't like: I know Avon has a lot of reasons for not going Retail way, I honor that,I really do. But to be honest, I prefer if I can look and buy stuff from my local retailer. And it helps that I can just go and buy any time and I don't have to wait a lot. Unless the product is that WOW, I don't know if I would always try to find an Avon seller - this eyeliner aint that WOW-ing!

Overall: Well, Avon has some great sales, this is a nice eyeliner and if I plan to buy some Avon products in future I may include this- not because that eyeliner is that great, but because of the color.

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