15/03/2012

AVON Glimmersticks Diamonds Eyeliner: Twilight Sparkle G42,Review,Swatches and EOTD

I am fairly new to the idea of coloured eyeliners. Until six months back,my eye makeup primarily involved black liquid eyeliner but after being introduced to this whole new world of beauty blogging,I thought its never too late to give a new product a try.The obvious choice of colour other than black (no not the blue one) was brown and using that gave me the guts (yup, I always thought eyeliners other than black were majorly OTT) to try my hands on a blue one!
Going through the AVON e-brochure,i came across this Glimmersticks Diamonds Eyeliner which was on a buy one get one offer (yeah baby,thats another big reason for the buy). I wasted no time and ordered two from this range (the other being Emerald Glow)...and thank God I did :)

AVON Glimmersticks Diamonds Eyeliner Twilight Sparkle 
 What It Claims:
AVON Glimmersticks Diamonds Eyeliner
  • Define eyes with a bold and glamorous look with an unexpected glisten of sparkle.
  • Long wearing,smudge proof shades glide on smooth and keep the glimmer going with all-day drama or night-time glamour.

Quantity: 0.28gm/0.01oz

Price: INR 299/- (I got it for 150/-) :) :)

Ingredients: Not mentioned :(

 Packaging: AVON Glimmersticks Diamonds Eyeliner in Twilight Sparkle G42 is a pencil eyeliner and comes in a retractable pencil. The shade name,number and the colour itself is there on the pencil.Being retractable the pencil doesn't need sharpening (this saves a big hassle and quantity too).The pencil has to be twisted in order to get the product out like in all other retractable pencils,so this is no brainer.

Texture: AVON Glimmersticks Diamonds Eyeliner in Twilight Sparkle G42 has a smooth texture. It can be used for tight-lining even without a makeup base,though an eye shadow base or primer definitely makes the application a cake walk.It glides on smoothly and is packed with sparkle which look very beauitiful..aptly named 'Glimmersticks Diamonds'.The sparkles are quite noticeable and make it perfect for occasions and night outs (though I don't hesitate using it during the day as well)

Pigmentation:This shade in particular is quite pigmented. A single swipe of it makes the colour pretty visible.Though the beauty of it comes out in 2-3 swipes!

Staying Power: Now this is the USP of this eyeliner.It stays on and on and on..3swipes of it,you're good to go and it will stay put for atleast 6hours.It is waterproof so won't come off easily.It is smudge proof as well which provides it even more longevity.

Shade: AVON Glimmersticks Diamonds Eyeliner comes in seven shades:
  • Smoky Diamond
  • Twilight Sparkle
  • Emerald Glow
  • Black Ice
  • Flashy Copper
  • Golden Diamond
  • Sparkling Silver
Swatches of  Twilight Sparkle G42
The shade I'm reviewing is Twilight Sparkle.Its a deep royal blue shade. Its highly buildable so different number of swipes give different colour pay offs.In a single swipe it looks less bright dark blue with little shimmer.But after 3-4 swipes comes a deep royal (a bit of navy) blue which is marvelous (This shade in particular goes wonderfully well with blue denims). The sparkle is quite chunky and makes it a little less wearable during the day time to some beauties.but I love it and wear it whenever it coordinates my dress!

Twilight Sparkle G42 on Me
My Take: AVON Glimmersticks Diamonds Eyeliner in Twilight Sparkle G42 happens to be my second pencil eyeliner and first blue eyeliner.Though I grabbed it primarily because of the drool worthy offer (to be honest),I totally love it now.I was always a black kohl and black eyeliner person...never too much into eye makeup,but this product made me realize what I was missing on.Being beautifully coloured and having shimmers as well,saves the effort of applying eye shadow when on the go,as it instantly brightens up the eyes.The shimmers in it are quite noticeable still they don't make you look like a DB. Being buildable it will suit many tastes.The staying power as I mentioned earlier is amazing.The only con is that even after the eye liner is removed,the glitter particles are still there (even after using makeup remover and then washing off with a cleanser)scattered all over the face.Secondly,one out of ten times it did sting my eyes when I rubbed them mistakenly.I guess the glitter particles are to be blamed for this (but then what is the need to rub your eyes when you have eye makeup on..hehehehhe).

Twilight Sparkle on Me
 My Likes:
1.The shade Twilight Sparkle is beautiful.
2.Retractable thus no sharpening required(so no product wastage).
3.Smooth on application.
4.Pencil eyeliners are good for beginners.
5.Amazing staying power.
6.Colour depicted on the bottom of the pencil.
7.Water proof.
8.Smudge proof.
9.Affordable,specially when on offer!

My Dislikes:
1.Not waterline safe.
2.Needs oil based makeup remover (can't be just washed off).
3.May break if too much is twisted out.
4.Ingredients list not mentioned.
5.Glitter particles are tough to get rid off.

Last Word: Except for the fact that the glitter particles stay back even when the eye liner is removed,I don't see any other major con with this product.I like it and often use it!

Repurchase: Yup!

Overall Rating: 3.5/5





27 comments:

  1. awww.. whrs the review dear :) I just got ur feed email..

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  2. @Rekha- There was some issue dear..got resolved..u can enjoy reading now!

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  3. sooper :) yeah I agree with u on the glitter thing.. this is a great liner :)

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  4. @Rekha- thanx yaa..im still taking baby steps!!!

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  5. It looks nice :) Great review!!!

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  6. @Rakhshanda-Thanx so much dear :) and yup the pay off is really nice,better than the pic for sure!

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  7. Wowwwwwwwwww Beautiful Shade :D
    Nice Review Belleza

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  8. Wow! Glittery eyeliner is so gorgeous! I definitely want to buy some now! I like the black colour of this one, so you can still wear it with anything. Could you do a review on Barry M glitter crayon eyeliner sticks? I love your reviews so much! They're so trustworthy!

    Love from, THE EASTERN PEARL

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  9. Beautiful shade, and great post!
    I love your blog so I'm now following it.
    Hugs<3

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  10. You are so gorgeous. Love your style and blog so much. Please follow my blog...

    ♥Love from Antalya♥

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  11. i have grey shade from this range................ and i like it..

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  12. @Lancy-Thanx dear..do try it out!

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  13. @Miss Iffa-I'm sure the black one wud look gorgeous..nice to know u like my reviews.As for the Barry M glitter crayon eyeliner sticks review,i don't have one at the moment:(..Im surely gonna review it for u,once I get it!

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  14. @Tone-Lise-Thanx dear..i'll follow back!

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  15. @Ani- I was eyeing the grey one too :)

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  16. Hey nyc review, im ur new follower
    follow me back
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  17. I love all the blues/purples regardless of how they look on me! But this suits you for sure;)

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  18. @Flavya- Thanx Sweety..me following back!

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  19. Hey Emma-Thanx but do give colours a try...im sure they'll look gorgeous on you :)

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  20. I do have this ...but I am not a fan of this...anyway nice review :)

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    Love,

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    1. Hey Ayantika..I can understand,it works well for me though :)

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  21. i like this...i am this is also available now in avon philippines.

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  22. i used dis..loved that magica glittery effect it gives :)

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  23. I agree Bidz..its all glizy blitzy :)

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