Product Type: Avon makeup
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A Cheap Alternative To Glimmerstick!
Avon Color Trend Pencil Play Eyeliner
Member Name: angelboouk
Avon Color Trend Pencil Play Eyeliner
Advantages: gentle, strength of colour, easy to apply, price
Disadvantages: needs sharpened often
This eyeliner is from the Color Trend cosmetic range that Avon offer. This range is mainly aimed at younger make up wearers.
Pencil Play Eyeliner is offered in five shades : Midnight Blue, White, Dark Brown, Turquoise and Black. Avon claim that this eyeliner will 'line and define your peepers without pulling or dragging'. This eyeliner is presented in the form of a pencil which needs to be sharpened. The pencil is complete with a clear lid. It is recommended that you replace your eyeliners every 6 months for hygeine reasons.
~Price and Availability~
This eyeliner is available from www.avonshop.co.uk and from the Avon brochure. The full price is £3.00 but Color Trend products are often on some kind of offer. The current deal is '2 for £4.00' across the range.
Eyeliner is a must for me as I love to shape my eyes as I feel they are my best feature. Over the past few years I have owned lots of eyeliners (as I replace them within the 6 month guideline) and whilst my favourites are No7, Clarins and Lancome, I often return to the Color Trend Pencil Play Eyeliner. It is an affordable price at £3.00 but I normally buy during an offer promotion and save myself a little bit of extra money.
I have been using this eyeliner on and off since I was a teenager. The design is simple and functional just like most other eyeliners I have used. I find the pencil to be of the right thickness and length to comfortably hold during application. I think over the years I have tried each of the shades on offer except turquoise (as that really isn't me). I switched between black and white mainly as a teenager. I liked the white for using during the Summer during the day as it really brightened my eye area up and looked fresh - a completely different look compared to darker colours but not one which I opt for now I am in my mid 20s.
The last time I purchased this eyeliner was earlier in the year when I needed a cheap but trustworthy eyeliner to replace my Lancome eyeliner. I have recently replaced this Color Trend one with a brand new No7 eyeliner but will be repurchasing this one again soon. The black shade is my favourite as I prefer to use black eyeliner and black mascara. This allows me to be a bit more adventurous and have more choice over my choice of eyeshadow colour as well, everything goes with black!
This eyeliner is very easy to apply. The tip of the pencil is quite sharp at first and I personally choose to flatten it very slightly to avoid the tickly feeling a sharp pencil causes! The pencil itself is beautifully creamy and moist. It glides along my waterline very smoothly and doesn't drag or crumble. This eyeliner is quite pigmented and two sweeps across my waterline results in a strong, fairly thick black line which is quite a deep, black shade. I don't need to apply a lot to create the desired insensity of black that I prefer. This eyeliner feels gentle and light on my waterline - I have experienced no form of irritation from using this and I have quite sensitive eyes.
I appreciate the way this eyeliner frames my eyes. The black colour is intense and rich so looks really good. I find that this eyeliner lasts well on my waterline but isn't exactly waterproof. It doesn't last as long as premium branded eyeliners in my opinion but I don't feel the need to top up the colour too often. It looks strong for a good couple of hours before it starts to lose its intensity a little. Any remaining eyeliner is easily removed using a wipe or lotion of some kind.
Due to the creamy texture of this eyeliner, I find myself needing to sharpen it quite often so one pencil reduces in size a little quicker than the more expensive options. I like using this one as it offers a great strength of colour and frames my eyes well. I do prefer Glimmerstick that Avon offers but this is a good alternative. It can often be picked up for 99p from the Avon sales brochures and it is definitely a bargain price.
4 stars - recommended :)
Summary: buy when reduced!