Sunday, 7 October 2012

Avon Glimmersticks

So I'm back I've had a little bit of a whirlwind couple of weeks and I've been thinking long and hard about what to do with this little bit of cyberspace to call my own. So there are posts planned and I am hoping to get into a bit more of a routine to make this work.

Anyho today I wanted to write about the Avon Glimmersticks Diamonds Eyeliners and them recently making their way into my daily make up routine and a little place in my product heart. Found in the back of my mothers make up draw was the twilight sparkle, I liked the colour and the outfit I was wearing that day meant that I could get away with a little trial. From this day I loved loved loved this colour. The eyeliner found its way into my make up bag and back down the M4 to Bristol.

I started wearing it almost daily even to work, as I wear a lot of navy blue. To make it work proof I kept my make up very plain with just a slick of the eyeliner. For weekends I oomphed it up a bit and used it just as successfully on a smokey eye. I had so many great compliments about it.

So off I went to the Avon website to see if there were any other colours that might be worth a purchase. There are 8 colours to choose from and I went for Black Ice and Emerald Glow. There is a beautiful looking purple colour but my experience of purple eyeliners is bad as they seem to make my eyes seem redder. Green eyeliners instead tend to compliment my eyes and I chose the black as a trial to move away from the tried and tested Rimmel khol that has adorned my make up bag for many years.

I believe they were a bit of a billy bargain down from £6 to £2.99 although can see they are on offer at £3 currently. They are in black plastic packaging which is not particularly exciting with a twisty nib to dispense the product. I like this feature, it means that I don't need a pencil sharpener and avoids all those horrible black bits from getting all over my make up and brushes whilst in my bag.

The colours are vibrant and soft enough to blend and smudge if you so choose. But with out a doubt the best thing about these bad boys is their staying power. When it gets to 10 at night and I'm taking my make up off this is 100% still in place unlike the rest of my make up which has usually worn off by that point in the day given that during the week I usually have make up on by half 7 in the morning.

I would buy all three if these again when they run out and I would definitely try other Avon products if they are all of this quality.

Until next time...

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