Today I have another review for you and unfortunately much like the last one I was very disappointed with this product.
When I got handed the Avon book in work a few weeks ago and saw this new eyeliner, I decided straight away that I had to have it. It looked amazing and looked like a greay way of doing winged eyeliner without using my faithful liquid eyeliner. To show what I mean I've found a picture of the book I saw this product advertised in.
As you can see the pigmentation looks fantastic and the fact the sharpener is in the lid meaning the eyeliner never goes blunt.
Avon describes this product as being "creamy, smooth liner stays colour-true" so all in all with this description and the images above I thought "great! I need to try this product" and immediately ordered it in Black.
Upon receiving this product I was very excited to try it and did at the first opportunity. As always I had swatched the eyeliner as soon as I received it and the pigmentation looked great as you can see from the picture below. Along with this it doesn't seem to smudge and takes a bit of rubbing to get off so on first impressions it seemed great.
However, when I went to use this instead of my liquid eyeliner, it didn't seem as creamy and I felt like I was having to apply a fair bit of pressure and was dragging it along my eyes only for it to look grey and patchy. I ended up going over it with my liquid eyeliner anyway.
Since then I've been using it along the waterline and it seems to be quite good for this although not as good as Avon's SuperShock Gel Eyeliner which I absolutely love. Saying that I got very annoyed over the weekend as I went to use it, I found the point had snapped off and it wasn't sharpening so I rendered it useless. I didn't expect that to happen after only using the eyeliner a few times.
I've taken the lid off a few times since then especially this morning seeing if it was worth me even taking pictures of it or even swatch it as I didn't have a picture of this. When I decided I was going to show you guys what has happened, I took the lid off to take the picture and was shocked to find this had happened:
Yes that's right, the point has eventually been sharpened back. In a way this has caused it to redeem itself as I can now continue to use the eyeliner the way I was doing rather than wasting my money on a product that's going to go in the bin.
I think I'm kind of torn on this product because I can't use it for what I purchased it for despite it being shown in this way in the book however, I don't mind it as an eyeliner for the waterline and I will continue using it. However, I don't think I'll be repurchasing it in this or any other colour. Normally when I see new products like this in lipsticks I buy more than one colour but I'm glad that on this occasion I'd decided to only go for one.
After writing this I decided not to post it and to try it again after I'd had a shower and see if I could make it work. Although it was still a little harder to apply than liquid eyeliner, it felt smoother last time and I'm actually pleased with the outcome. The colour is darker than it was last time and I didn't need to touch it up with liquid eyeliner.
I decided to keep this post as it was to show how disappointed I was in the first place. I'm quite happy with it now, its stayed on all day and it's had a decent pay off. It probably won't replace my liquid eyeliner but I will be using it for winged eyeliner on occasions. Maybe this was one of those products that doesn't have great pay off on the first use but then gets better, I'm not sure but I am a lot more impressed with it than I was when I first tried it.
Has anyone else tried this product? It'd be great if you could let me know your opinions :)
Thanks for reading guys.