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Avon Colour Wet/Dry Eyeliner

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Brand: Avon / Type: Eyeliners / Suitable for: Eye

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      06.03.2010 13:47
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      Terrible. Stick with rimmel :)

      Im a fool when it comes to the Avon brochure, especially with the tons of offers! As this product was on offer at the time for just £2 i had to take it. However, this was a long time ago and not entirely sure if they still do this product.. but i can see why!

      Initially, i was impressed as there was several shades to choose from ranging from greens to blues and purples. I fancied a change and something more vibrant that ordinary 'black' so went for the purple shade. So i received my product a week later, but wasn't suprised at the plain, boring packaging from the usual Avon look. I had trouble finding out if it was definetly the right shade i ordered, no labels on the pencil at all. You had to open it to find out, nightmare when your in a rush! No instructions, or anything useful on the packaging itself, very dissapointed.

      Now when applying the pencil, it simply scratched my eyes out! It was ever so painful to apply as the pencil wasn't smooth so it didn't glide across my eyes wherever i tried it (underneath and on top). After the pain, i really couldn't see any difference to my eyes, the colour was very faint, dull and boring. I expected a vibrant kick to my eyes as i enjoy bright coloured make up but nothing. I even tried applying several layers but it just made it look worse, not at all what i expected. It did honestly just look very childish and not grown up at all.

      I just went along with the colour in the end as i was in a rush, but it was nothing like the colour in the brochure. Very misleading here. The colour didn't stay on long, went bitty and fell all underneath my eyes making me look like a purple panda! It simply rubbed off in less than an hour, and stained my eyes! The colour wasn't even bright so i don't know why this happened but i spent a long time trying to remove this colour, damaging my own eyes.

      I threw the product away after a month as i came to use it again a month later and the colour wasn't even showing on my hands. It had just dried up and become even more rough. I wasn't going through that pain again!

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        15.02.2010 18:58
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        2 Great ways to use this eye liner! Fantastic colours to chose from!

        This eye liner caught my eye when I was flicking through Avon a few months back and since then I have brought many of these eye liners in different colours, black and purple and I can honestly say I love them!!!

        The eye liner comes in 5 different colours, Black, Brown, Green, Purple and Blue they are great colours! they are very defined and match perfectly!
        This eye liner is great because you can use it wet or dry, I recomened they wet way as it is so much easier to use and is softer on the eyes, when it is wet it can blend well and can really get into the corners of the eyes, it does not run but if you are not careful or like me have a steady hand it can smudge! but practise does make perfect!
        The dry version is great for doing the top of the eyes and is brilliant for getting into the awkard corners!
        The only real down side to this eye liner is the lead it is so sharp and can hurt but if you sharpen it with the correct eye liner pencil this will make it softer and not so harsh! So it is also worth getting the correct pencil sharpener.

        The colours all blend greatly with matching eye shadow and you can always mix and match the eye liners for a dramatic or sophosticated look! You will be suprised what you can do with eye liners!

        They last a real long time and do not need sharpening that often! Plus the colours stay put and do not dissapear over time! Great!

        It keeps getting better as price wise it costs between £2 and £4 depending on what time you get Avon and what offers are on so always check!

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        23.10.2008 17:43
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        Not good

        Being fussy about what I apply on and around my eyes I really had to think hard about purchasing this product. It may well have been cheap and on offer at the time but I was very concerned about using it as I have incredibly sensitive eyes.

        I can apply my eye make up and go out for say the evening and everything is great but then my eyes become agitated as the night wears on. They get sore and bloodshot and I feel like my eyes are bulging out of my head and that my eyeballs are dirty and grimy. I've had to cut evenings out short in the past to go home and remove the make up before my eyes exploded and some products have made my eyes sore for days afterwards and I've had dry stingy eyes which the skin goes swollen and pink. I have really suffered! Not a good look. So I always have to think about what I'm buying, just to be sure I'm not only not wasting my money but I'm not going to have any nasty side effects of using anything.

        Avon is not my favourite brand of toiletries and cosmetics it has to be said. However I do order some cheap things that are on offer just because I like my Avon Rep Lady, Anita lol I never have the heart to tell her I don't want to order from her anymore because I have moved on lol so I always have a couple of small purchases and if the products are rubbish I give them away and every one's happy type of thing lol

        The Packaging....

        Long dark blue with a hint of shimmer to it long wooden pencil with matching coloured, plastic pull on/off lid. On the side (all in silver writing I'm told it's Avon, Wet/Dry Eyeliner and under that I'm told some stuff in foreign languages (I don't understand), I'm told my colour, which in my case is Violette (A purply colour) and finally I'm given contact details for Avon. On the opposite end to the lid on the pencil there is a coloured coded circle in plastic so you can see at a glance what colour you have which is handy if you own more than one of something in the same design! All in all it's a nice, smart looking pencil.

        Using It....

        Well it's an eyeliner so you use as such! Of course you have the option of using it wet or dry. Firstly lets talk about using this as a dry kohl pencil/eyeliner shall we?

        It's not the best eyeliner in the world lets just get that out the way. It's quite a hard formula and even sharpened with a good pencil sharpener when you draw onto the eyes it's hard to get nice sharp looking lines and the colours doesn't come off the pencil very easily at all. It is as I said very dry which means I have to keep poking and prodding over my eyes and it's hard to get it looking nice cos you either get it on so faint you can barely see it or it's so thickly applied it feels really heavy. I just find it very, very hard to work with and I like to be able to use a dry eyeliner before applying eyeshadow and after to get maximum effects but with this you need to apply before eyeshadow as it won't go over and it needs a smooth base so it goes on smoother (it still don't though really). You just can't get any colour to stick on over anything. It reacts badly with false eyelashes and it just gets soggy and smears badly and clogs up making a mess you cant correct for love nor money but other than that if you work at it, it is do-able but I feel I always look like I've caked it on and it feels very heavy. On a positive note it comes off ok with your usual make up removing routine, doesn't upset my sensitive eyes whilst on (although getting it on makes my eyes a bit sore but that feeling wears off and I can manage) and it does stay put till you remove it without flaking, smudging or fading over time but overall I don't like how 'bitty' it is and not smooth looking and I just don't feel polished and feel like I've spoilt my otherwise perfect make up by using this. It's like using a dried up coloured pencil when we were kids!

        You can of course use this as a wet eyeliner as well. The best way to do this is to dip it as you use it in a bit of water (not spit as my mate does lol) and away you go. Now this takes a little bit of practice but the effects can be alot better than the dry method I have talked about already. The reason for this is having two eyes you have to make sure they match up in the colour stakes and the more water you add the weaker the colour applies, less and the colour is more vivid etc. So basically you just want to moisten the nib slightly, shake off excess water and draw as you go being vigilant to what you are doing. It sounds complicated but you soon get to understand what your doing and how to achieve the best results for yourself. I find that unlike the dry method of using this the pencil doesn't drag my skin but it does give little clumps of product that you have to smooth out and the best way of doing this is with a dry cotton wool bud as you go. You have to be careful with what your doing though. If you applying this over existing eyeshadow it has to be a powder one as this doesn't mix with moist or glossy products. If you do your eyeliner first and then applying eyeshadow your best to match the eyeliner to the shadow type of thing as it doesn't go over dark eyeshadow powders well as it is dewy being put on moist after all.

        It dries in seconds, come off as easy as when it put on with the dry method and again stays put with no problems at all. This method for me creates a more subtle look and although I'm not keen on this product at all I would at a push (really, really had to mind you), use this as a wet eyeliner but not as a dry one...ever! The pencil is too dry and makes me eyes sore during application and that isn't worth it.

        In Conclusion....

        Not a good product in my opinion and not worth £5.00 (unless on special offer). There is a wide range of colours in this including Violet and Green so the range on offer is interesting to funk up a look but I really can't recommend this. It's just not easy to get it on the eyes and would recommend... to avoid it and save your pennies. If you must buy an Avon eyeliner there are much better to buy from them than this one. The only really positives is that it's made of a decent wood, doesn't smell and sharpens easily and lasts absolutely ages (though I wish it wouldn't!). Really don't bother ladies!

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