“ Brand: Avon / & Liner / Type: Mascara „
=== Avon Sparkle Lash and Line ===
This is a double ended tube with one end being a mascara and the other being a sparkly eyeliner.
I bought this ages ao and have only used it a handful of times. I have the Black Pearl version and I am sure it cost me around £4 whilst avon had this stuff on a promotional offer.
The mascara is black and wan't really any good, it didn't offer any volumising effects or lengthening qualities and was quite thin and watery.
The glitter 'gel' liner is again watery and has an awful chemical like scent to it, but on the plus side there is plenty of glittery particles which sparkle brilliantly.
It is a good idea and the glitter aswell as being an eyeliner can also be used on the end of the lashes to give them a funky, edgy look.
If you can look past the watery qualities and the chemical scent, which does disappear, the glitter liner is quite effective.
It does however have a short shelf life of just 6 months.
I bought this as the picture of it being used in the brochure looked great. The price was very reasonable at about 4 pounds. The packaging is nice, in a black boxand the actual mascara has 2 ends, 1 end is black which is the sparkly mascara, the other end is clear but appears shimmering gold as you can see the gold liner in it and the middle is plain silver with the name of the product written on it.
Unfortunately, the product wasn't that great. I found the eye liner was OK but I am not a fan of liquid eyeliner so I found it difficult to apply (though if you use liquid eyeliner you will probably be fine with it). The brush is nice and thin though and the liner itself is a lovely pale gold colouut with visible shimmer.
The mascara does not seem to have much sparkle to it and is quite thin. My eyes also water whenever I have used it so I now don't bother.
Avon - Sparkle Lash and Line
**WHAT IS IT**
This product is mascara, which happens to have a glitter section as well so you can apply some sparkle to your eyes. The glitter section is similar to eyeliner, which has glitter in it.
It comes in different colours, I happened to pick the black pearl combination. This means the mascara section on one side is black and the opposite side has got a gel that has glitter in it. The glitter flecks are light colours, which have a shimmer of blue, green, yellow and pink. As far as I am aware you can get gold glitter and silver glitter.
You will have the complete set to sort out your eyes with that special sparkle.
The tube looks like a very long mascara tube however it is split into what looks like 3 parts.
The first part is dark blue (navy) with small glitter flecks through it. If you hold the middle and screw the navy part the tub will detach itself completely. You will be left with a brush and the tub that has come off has the black mascara inside.
The middle part is shiny silver and has the Avon logo in navy. It also lets you know the name of the product and that it is 'Sparkle, lash and line'. The silver part has the brushes for the two parts (mascara and glitter) attached to it.
The third and final part is a see-through tub and you can see the glitter gel inside. When you screw this side the tub will come off and the brush will be on the other side (the same concept as the mascara).
The mascara part of this product is very average I wouldn't buy it just for the mascara alone. I find it harder to apply as you have the tub to hold onto from the opposite side when using the brush so application is slightly trickier. The brush you use for application is standard with hard bristles.
Another problem I have is that the mascara itself is rather thick and gloopy so your eyelashes tend to stick together thus giving you the spider legs look (not the look I want). With very careful application you can apply it using a very small amount of mascara so it doesn't tend to clump your eyelashes as much. Your eyelashes will definitely look fuller and stand out.
The glitter section to me is sort of a gel that has glitter in it compared to some other glitter liners I have used this one is very subtle and if you wanted you could use it on a daily basis or a special occasion.
The brush has a very thin head that goes into a point so you can add the glitter with precision. The bristles are soft and flexible so it's easier for you to apply it onto your eyelid. I did notice that after a while the gel starts to dry out and it goes a little bit gloopy but I have had this for a very long time and its probably went past its use by date.
When you have applied the gel you are given a subtle glimmer of glitter. It looks very well on your eyelids.
You can apply this gel in two ways. First is applying along the end of your eyelid just before your eyelashes start. I tend to draw a thin line here. If you really wanted you could put it all over your eyelids. The second way you can apply it is by putting it onto your eyelashes directed. I find this annoying as I get glimpses of glitter all day and night.
**HOW TO USE**
Make sure you have applied all of your eye makeup. Then apply on the mascara (for best results try to take excess mascara off the brush) so you are not left with ''spider leg'' eyelashes as I have mentioned previously. Let the mascara dry for a minute or two.
Then next step is to apply your glitter liner. You can use the tip of the brush to put on with great precision. If you want you can apply thin or thick lines (depending on how noticeable you want the glitter to be). Also if you wish you can add it to your eyelashes.
When removing this eye makeup use makeup remover or a wipe to get it off. The mascara will come off easily however you may find it harder to get rid of all the glitter, as it tends to stick to your eyes very well. This does mean that it won't wear off easily and your look will last as long as you want it to.
This costs £4.00 and you can only buy it from Avon whether that is an Avon representative or online. I feel it is an average buy as it lasts a long time. I wasn't overly impressed with the mascara however I like the glitter liner as it is something different and gives a subtle look. I would buy this again but maybe I would try a different colour for a change. It is not something I use regularly only every now and then so it lasts for ages.
I brought this Sparkle Lash And Line when it was on special offer a few books ago, it's a 2 in 1 mascara and eyeliner that I thought would be good for the Xmas party scene because of it being glittery and sparkly. I remember the picture in the book showed a model with mascara that you can actually see the bits of glitter on her eyelashes, I was expecting big things from this product.
It's a massive waste of money though. The mascara is just a normal black mascara, it doesn't glitter at all and even though it's smooth to apply it only gives colour not any extra length or thickness. It's a bit glossy but not much and I don't think it gives a good enough effect to use for a night out. It deffo doesn't actually, I used it in the day the first time and even then I felt it was underdone so I'd never wear it when I'm going for the dramatic night time look.
The eyeliner is rubbish, it's a liquid eyeliner and I got the Rainbow version which is a very pale frosty eyeliner with glitter particles. It's quite runny but I was able to get a neat line by wiping the brush on the inside of the tube first. The main problem is that you can only see the glitter if you're very close to me and between that and the rubbish mascara it made my eyes look very bland compared to the rest of my make up.
The usual price for this is £8.00 and it's not worth that, I've got a collection 2000 glitter eyeliner that cost £2.79 and it's a million times better than this rubbish. My little sister is 10 and I've given it her now for when she goes to the school Halloween disco, it's play make up at a premium price.
When I saw this product in the Avon book I thought it seemed like a great idea as it combines a mascara and eyeliner into one, so fab for travel and carrying around in your handbag. The added promise of a bit of sparkle was also an attractive selling point to me, so I ordered some and decided to go for the Black Pearl mascara and Gold liquid liner combination.
At one end you have your mascara wand which screws into the mascara tube, and the at the other end is a fine liquid liner brush that screws into the liner tube. These are joined in the middle by a silver part. From the outside packaging I thought that this product looked great, very handy and my first impressions were good.
Once I had tested this though my verdict went downhill from the word go.
The mascara wand isn't very nice to apply with as the bristles on it are quite chunky so it gave me that 'spidery eye' look, and the liquid liner looked like I was barely wearing any.
As for the word 'sparkle' in the name of the product, well this is deeply deceptive as there is no visible sparkle to either the eyeliner or the mascara once I had applied it.
The only good thing about this product was that it saved the need to carry seperate mascara and liner but as in my opinion they are both pretty rubbish I'd rather carry around 2 seperate ones that actually look good.
I loved the idea of this product: double sparkle! It was, however, deeply disappointing. The design of the tube - a double ended wand with a tube of mascara at one end and eyeliner at the other - looks funky, but makes both the mascara and the eyeliner hard to apply, as you have to hold the wand in the middle.
The mascara is fairly unremarkable. It is described as being "infused with tiny glitter particles". They must be really tiny, as I can't see any of them. To me this seems like ordinary black mascara.
The eyeliner looks great in the tube: in the Rainbow version, it is full of glitter that shines different colours. Sadly, the glitter is sparse when the liner is applied - at least three coats are required to achieve any noticeably glittery effect. The eyeliner is very chemically - it makes my eyes sting and water, particularly when more than one coat is applied.
This is an original idea, but it just doesn't give the effect it promises.
Since I've been restocking my makeup bag, it's about time I got rid of sorted through some of the old bits that have been knocking around and taking up space but serving little purpose besides. One of the first to go is Avon's Sparkle Lash and Line so it perhaps won't come as a surprise to hear this was one product I was distinctly unimpressed by.
The Sparkle Lash and Line boasts two products in one which is always a good selling point if you're a girlie who prefers to carry a small clutch bag on nights out as opposed to a suitcase full of makeup for the occasional touch up. In one end is a black mascara and the other is a sparkle eyeliner. I bought mine for the Christmas party season as I do like to add a few sequins and a bit of sparkle to my look as I totter around from Christmas do to Christmas do throughout December. There were 2 colour options available and I opted for the Rainbow Sparkle which is a pearlescent eyeliner with predominantly white and opal shaded sparkle and a black sparkle mascara. I decided this was a neutral option that could be used to add instant glamour regardless of my eyeshadow's colour.
The mascara end is called black pearl and this half of the tube is a glittery black colour which suggested to me that the mascara would perhaps incorporate some glitter as well as the eyeliner. Unfortunately it doesn't and is instead bulk standard black mascara. It doesn't add length or volume to my lashes and whilst it's adequate for touch up jobs in the nightclub toilets, it isn't a mascara I would use on it's own as the effects just aren't impressive enough.
Fair enough, this two ended wand had the rainbow eyeliner to redeem itself and if this did what it said in the Avon catalogue, then I'd still have been happy with my purchase. The eyeliner has a very fine brush applicator and has a clear gel consistency with the sparkle suspended in it. Applying it was easy due to the fine applicator but once again the impact was disappointing. The glitter seems to look effective enough in the tube but once applied to my eyes it's difficult to see it's there without looking very hard. Applying more does make it more noticeable but the gel like consistency of the eyeliner then struggles to dry and messed up the rest of my impeccably applied eye makeup.
Unfortunately, neither the lash or the line blew me away which is a shame as this sounded like a fantastic product in theory. I'd definitely recommend getting a better quality glitter eyeliner instead and using your favourite mascara to achieve the results Avon promised but failed to deliver.
At the moment, Lash and Line isn't available on the Avon website which is no great loss. But if you are still keen to try it, it's one of those products that does make occasional guest appearances in the Avon catalogue, particularly around the festive period. If you can't wait that long, a bit of detective work and scavenging will enable you to retrieve my old one from the rubbish after this evening.
I am most certainly not a glittery make up person but lo and behold, i went against my best judgement and decided to try this for an evening out during the festive period.
The question is did I regret this? The answer is .. yes!
Initially I found the product uncomfortable to apply. The container is extremely rigid and plastic with none fo the nice contours that I like in order to rest my fingers for a good grip which in my opinion is essential for a firm and steady application. I also find that the shiny plastic exterior makes the product difficult to acquire a grip especially if you have not washed off any foundation from your finger tips post application.
The mascara in my opinion was thin and barely lengthened or thickened my lashes. The glitterl was barely noticeable and depsite the negative review this was the most favourable of the two parts of the products. The eyeliner itself looked and felt cheap. I would highly recommend investing your cash in another product as I feel that Avon produced a quick and easy money making product to appeal to the christmas period rather than concentrating on the quality of the brand.
Well, the Christmas fairy has brought me some lovely bits and pieces and I thought id make a few steps towards paying off the post-Xmas credit card bill by reviewing the items I have tried! Plus, as I have been such a wonderfully good girl this Christmas ;), the man himself brought me a shiny new laptop which I eagerly wanted to test :)
My mum is very good friends with our local Avon lady. As a consequence, sometimes she feels compelled to have a little splurge on the catalogue. Thankfully, this goes well in my favour when the jingle bells start ringing, as I get some lovely Avon items in my stocking. This year, one such item was the 'Avon Sparkle lash and line' product.
'Sparkle lash and line' comes wrapped in white plastic with an 'easy tear' strip at the base. Under the thick, hygienic plastic is the lovely product. The lash and line is split into two halves. One half has a glittery product which is just under 5cm long. The other half is the same size but is block black. Both sections twist off of a silver centre piece, which attaches both brushes. The silver centre section is metal and is emblazoned with the Avon logo and the name 'Sparkle lash and line' in a basic black text.
The black side is a basic mascara, with a thick black brush. The glitter side is a thick bright glitter gel with a slim eyeliner brush. The entire line and lash is around 13.5cm's and is 6M. I have the silver glitter. I understand there are other colours available but as this was an Xmas gift and the lash and line is not in this most recent campaign I can only give details of this particular product.
I really like the look of this item. Its both clean and fresh.
As i explained, this product combines a black mascara and a glitter eyeliner within one unit. The black mascara is probably the weak link of this item. You get very little mascara and the bulk of the section is taken up by the large brush. The mascara itself is also thick and a little clumpy. I would rather save this mascara for an everyday event rather than a special day as it seems to intend.
However, the best part of this item is certainly the glitter section. The gel is gentle even on my sensitive skin, and adds a light, understated sparkle when used sparingly, or add more for a very festive look! The glitter is thin and delicate, with very colour senstive glitter which shines blue, purple and green. The thin gel also makes it easy to apply.
The glitter is also fairly long lasting. I applied on Christmas morning and I still had a fair sparkle by the evening. the thin applicator brush also allows you to but very delicate lines above or below your eyes which add a delicate but not overbearing sparkle. I would say its worth getting just for the lovely gentle glitter!
Where to buy?
As far as i am aware, this product is only available from Avon. There are a couple of different ways to buy there products, my personal favourite is to order online as there are often deals for free postage or to get a little treat extra for free. Plus, you get loyalty points which you can redeem on special offers.
you can order online at www.avonshop.co.uk, email firstname.lastname@example.org, write to Avon Cosmetics Ltd., Earlstrees Road, Corby, Northamptonshire NN17 4AZ or telephone 0845 6014040. Alternatively, contact Avon for your local representative who will be able to supply you with a catalogue and take your order directly.
(originally posted in my 'read my lips' review)
Without the knowledge of price of this item, it is easier to give an overview without dwelling on the expense. If you are looking for a decent or longlasting mascara, I would use your money elsewhere. The mascara is okay, but no more than okay. You also get very little in the pot, so I am not expecting it to last very long!
However, the glitter is very nice. To add an obvious or eyecatching glitter finish but also to add a very small amount for an everyday, gentle sparkle to your eyes. Also, it has a fantastic and delicate brush, making it easy to apply as much or as little as desired.
Im really chuffed with this for the glitter, but would receive the four or five stars with a better mascara.
I have a friend that is an Avon representative, and she has been "nagging" me constantly to try out a few Avon products over the last months. I have never used this brand before, but I'm always willing to give anything a chance, so I have bought a few things form her recently.
I bough the Avon Colour Sparkle Lash and Line,as i thought it ould be a handy little item to have for the Christmas season, with several night sout lying ahead.
The Sparkle Lash and Line is a double-ended wand, with a mascara on the one side, and a sparkly liner on the other side. It is available in tow festive colours, namely Rainbow and Gold (which refers to the liner) with the Black Pearl mascara. The mascara is also supposedly slightly glittery, which should add to the whole effect you want to achieve on a night out.
It comes in a plastic tube, with the mascara in a black tube one side, with a fairly stabdard brush as far as mascara brushes go, and on the other end, in a see-through tube, is the liner. The applicator brush for the liner is quite thin.
It retails at the moment for only £5, as it is on sal, which is a fair price I would say.
I used mine last night for the first time, and I have to say unfortunately I was disappointed. The mascara is really a very average one, and does not add much volume or lenght to your lashes. It is only ever so slightly glittery, so I think in future I ill reserve it for daytime. I really want a mascar to give a much more dramatic effwct at night than this one does.
But the biggest disappointment for me was the liner. On the picture in the Avon catalogue, it gives the impression of a really dark, very strongly glittered gold look, and this was not even near to that. I can only describe this as a very yellow coloured, pale gold line, and was just not what I was looking for. In itself it was not terrible, but it is definitley nit as it appears in the picture, and that was more the look I was hoping for.
All in all, I dont really feel it was a complete waste of money, as I can still use the mascars, but I dont think I will invest in this one again.
** The Product **
Avon describe this as "Your magical dual ended wand! One end has a black mascara infused with tiny glitter particles, whilst the other end has a liquid liner".
It is available in Gold/Black Pearl or Rainbow/Black Pearl. The mascaras on both are black, but the gold and rainbow refer to the liner.
The colour I am reviewing is the Rainbow/Black Pearl.
It can be purchased from an Avon Representative or online direct at www.avonshop.co.uk
** Price **
The usual price for this is £7. However, as with most Avon items, it can usually be bought as part of an offer.
Currently online it is reduced to £5 and is also part of a 2 for £8 or 3 for £10 mix and match offer.
** My Opinion **
I originally purchased this just before christmas last year. I don't usually go for sparkle, but I needed a mascara and thought this was a good deal as you get both the mascara and the liner. I also thought the glitter might make a nice change over the festive period.
I have used the mascara more than the liner and although this is supposed to be "infused with tiny glitter particles", I haven't seen any and I can't say I notice any sparkle on my lashes when wearing. For me, this is a good thing, as I can wear the mascara on a daily basis.
The mascara is indeed black, though certainly not the blackest black I've seen. When the applicator is taken out of the mascara bottle, the wand has a good even covering of mascara with no clumps at all. It goes on rather easily, again no clumping and it dries fairly quickly too. It lasts very well throughout the day. I apply at 8am and when I remove my make up last thing at night, I still have a lot of this to remove. However, it can get a little flaky as the day goes on.
The liner is, as stated a liquid liner. Looking at the bottle, the liner looks white with lots of glitter, however it goes on clear, so you just have a line of glitter. This is good if you're like me and generally don't get on with liquid liners as it doesn't matter if you don't get the line perfect. I have to say this is certainly not an every day product and would suit a night out or special occasion better.
The shelf life of this sparkle lash and line is 6 months. This would be fine if you go out often, but for someone that doesn't, I feel it's a bit of a waste of the liner (unless of course you decide to be glittery every day).
I do wonder if perhaps Avon have confused their description somewhat, as they do describe the mascara as glittery and don't mention the glitter when describing the liner. However, I can assure you it's definitely the other way around.
At this time of year and for this price, I'd definitely recommend giving this a try. Even if, like me, you only really use the mascara, at the offer price, this is still good value and you will have the benefit of a sparkly item to use if and when you want a little bit of extra glam.
At the full price of £7, I'd recommend for anyone who likes to go out a lot, but if you don't think you'll use both, I don' tthink it's worth this price.
Avon Sparkle Lash and Line is an extremely popular product with a lot of my Avon customers at this time of year. It comes in a choice of either Rainbow and Black Pearl or Gold and Black Pearl. The Rainbow and Black Pearl is a sparkly eyeliner at one end which is filled with tiny bits of glitter and a deep black mascara at the other end. The gold version is the same concept but with a gold liner instead of rainbow.
I personally do not get on with this product unfortunately as I have rather sensitive eyes. I have only tried the gold version but I would be confident the gold would probably have a similar irritating effect as they contain the same sort of ingredients. My daughter on the other hand does not tend to be sensitive to things and she had absolutely no problems with this. Perhaps it should be avoided only if you have a tendancy to sensitive skin.
Aside from the irritation issue, this is actually a really nice product. It does exactly what it claims to do and the sparkly liner is a great way to frame party eyes. The brush is quite thin but also long and supple so it will do a fine line but is much easier to stroke on and flick off to the sides. The mascara is reasonable quality and I would be happy to wear it for a night out even if I cannot use the liner.
This product is £7 full price but it is frequently reduced on the run up to Christmas. In brochure 18 it is part of a stocking filler offer where you can buy one item for £5, two for £8 or 3 for £10. So if you fancy trying this then brochure 18 is a good time to buy.
Double end wand with black mascara infused with tiny glitter particles at one end and liquid liner at the other /