One of the things I think is a must for any woman's make up bag is a liquid eyeliner and this is one of my favourites and over the past couple of years I have re-bought about three of these and when I started ordering them from Avon I was paying about £5.00 each though now they retail at £7.00 each however they are rather often on offer so if your interested in one of these do look out for that as there are great deals to be had!
This eyeliner pen looks great in a nice shiny black plastic casing with pink writing on it and down the side of it we are clearly told what it is and who it is made by and so on. The nib is at one end of it of course integrated into the actual case and its a nice long length and not very thick so easy to handle, it really is.
This comes available in only two colour options which is black and brown and to be honest I have only ever bought and used the black option.
This is a wet eyeliner and very simple and unfussy to use. The nib isn't too flexible though it is a little and its soft and moist rather than drippy wet or anything and its a nice long length with a good point to the end of it.
I do have a couple of issues with this pen though to be honest and the only reasons it is a winner for me is because of the ease of use it has to it, the longevity it gives and the ease of removal of it at the end of the day.
My first quibble with this though is the colour. Its meant to be black but it is more a light grey and not as highly pigmented in colour as I think it should be, however I can build the colour up easily enough it just takes time and me sort of layering and building the colour up.
The second problem is that pen dries up rather quickly. Every time I use it, prior to doing so it needs a really good shake and even when I have replaced the lid properly after about 2 months it completely dries up sadly.
All In All:
This for me is a subtle wet eyeliner, quick drying and it really does stay put with no fade, flaking or smudging. It isn't waterproof but I haven't had any issue with that at all and this can certainly take a tear or three!
I like it for the reasons I have listed already however if your looking for something more dramatic this may not be the product for you after-all but for me....its rather good to use on a daily basis!
Only available from Avon
I wear liquid eyeliner every day because I love the way it makes my eyes look. Because I wear it every day it doesn't take me long to apply it and it doesn't take me long to use it all up so it wasn't a surprise when mine was coming to an end and I needed to get a new one. I like to try different brands of make up so when I saw the Extra Lasting Eyeliner Pen in the Avon catalogue I thought I would try it out. I thought as it was a pen it would save me time not having to keep dipping a brush, so I didn't mind paying its £7 price tag. It comes in two different shades, black or brown, but I like black so that's what I got.
When it came and I went to use it it looked exactly as I expected, just like a felt tip pen. I shook it up and put it to my eye and started to line my eye. I did a small amount and the pen seemed to dry up. I had to keep taking it away from my eye and shaking it the whole time I was putting it on. Also I like my eyeliner to be really black but I had to go over the line about three times to get it as black as I wanted it to be. This meant it took me a very long time to apply it. Once it was on it looked great and did last a long time.
I didn't give up on the pen though I used it on a couple more occasions as I thought it might just be because it was new, but it wasn't. I brought myself a new liquid eyeliner of a different make but I do still try out the pen from time to time in the hope that one day it will work how I hoped it would but it still hasn't, which is a shame because the idea of it being a pen is great.
Avon Extra Lasting Eyeliner Pen has been dressed up under many names over the years I have been an Avon rep and now costs £7 but is regularly on offer on 2 for £9 deals or similar through an Avon catalogue or on the Avon website. The eyeliner comes in brown or black, it used to come in a lovely Navy colour too which was my favourite but now I just opt for black.
Oh I have such a love/hate relationship with this eyeliner. Firstly, it is wonderful as it looks like a felt tip pen. It is very natural to hold in the hand and this makes applying liquid eyeliner a doddle - it was only due to the design of the eyeliner pen that I ever mastered the art of liquid liner. I hear so many people complain that they can't apply it - it is seriously all down to the brush. The 'brush' in this case feels just like a felt tip and the tip is very fine. The downside of the material the brush is made of is that the felt at the end can fray easily, but unfortunately before it gets chance to fray, the product lets you down in other ways. Firstly the colour goes watery quite quickly and no amount of shaking will mix up the colour and whatever else makes up the eyeliner. This can result in a less than perfect line or a line which is very feint in the middle which is never a good look when you want a very bold and neat line (which is presumably why you chose liquid liner!). Because it goes very watery very quickly, this means that the product becomes redundant fairly quickly. I would say that the watery colour kicks in after about 2-3 weeks of use which is really not great value for £7 every couple of weeks. Equally the colour does not stay on the lid for very long and it is unlikely it would manage to last a full day at work never mind a full night out.
Despite being a perfect shaped pen/brush to learn how to apply liquid eyeliner, the quality of the actual eyeliner is too poor to be able to sustain this product long term. For £7 it is expensive to replace every few weeks. The makeup is definitely NOT 'extra lasting' as Avon claims. Should you want a decent long lasting liner, try the MAC liquid eyeliner (I have written another review on it) - the MAC brush is naff but the product works which is what you really want. This is sadly a disappointing product from Avon which had the potential to be brilliant.
Having always used eyeliner either as a pencil or the liquid kind with a brush, seeing this I had to try the application with a nib. I thought it would be easier as you don't have to try to keep control of stray unruly, bristles. It is pretty much like a pen and I use one of those, pretty much on a daily basis with no real trouble.
This came securely wrapped in plastic covering, which is good because at least you know it hasn't been tampered with or used before being sent to you. Once you give it a good shake (this coats the nib in eyeliner) you remove the lid and apply away. The lid itself clicks onto the pen securely and stops it drying out. The nib is pointed and this helps with applying a thin line of eyeliner, the harder you press or slant the pen the wider the line becomes. Due to the thin point, you can achieve a very thin line with this; which is good for flicks or definition/detail.
This is easy to remove as well, comes off very easily with make up remover or baby oil and cotton wool. Overall I am very pleased with this eyeliner. I am not professional with my make up application by any stretch of the imagination but this is very easy to use. The pen itself is quite thick set so you can get a good drip when using. It is not thin like en eyeliner pencil so doesn't feel as delicate.
As good as the product is the price is a little steep, I bought this on offer at £4 but wouldn't pay the £7 full price for it. There is nothing really wrong with it, I just think £7 is too much money, you can get it very much cheaper than that in Wilkinsons, Superdrug etc. £4 it was worth buying as it was on par with other shops.
It is very rare that I will leave my home without wearing some sort of make-up and despite previously remaining somewhat loyal to Boots No 7, over recent months I have been trying and testing out alternative brands. I enjoy using black liquid eyeliner, which I will wear on my upper lids, as I favour the dramatic and sultry appearance that it offers. One of my latest finds belongs to Avon and is named Extra Lasting Liquid Eyeliner Pen and this review discusses my experience with using the black shade.
The pen measures 11½ cm in length and a centimetre in diameter and is hygienically protected in plastic, which needs to be removed by way of the perforations although this proved to be a real challenge. The lid is easily unscrewed to reveal the pen section, which measures half a centimetre in length and tapers into a point. I found the product design extremely favourable, particularly as the nib is of a complete structure. This is an important issue as far as I am concerned, particularly as I've previously used other brands of liquid eyeliners where the applicator is a brush that has been created from a mass of individual bristles, which can sometimes fan out during application and subsequently spoil the desired results.
Unlike the Boots No 7 liquid eyeliner, which offers a short application section, this product offers a long wand, so an easy and comfortable grip can be maintained throughout the application process. When I initially began using liquid eyeliners I would encounter problems where my hand would wobble in addition to the fact that I was unable to apply the eyeliner in one long stroke. However, the nib is sufficiently coated after giving the product a good shake, which enables an effortless and precise application.
Due to the finely tapered nib the pen easily sweeps along the lower edge of my eyelid without dragging the delicate skin and as a result, it creates a flawless solid line. I am able to maintain full control of the pen as slight pressure creates a soft line with a heavier pressure creating a more defined yet precise finish. Whilst the nib is fairly rigid, I am effortlessly able to apply a sexy flick to the outer corners of my eyes. Some brands of liquid liners can take a while to dry, but this product was considerably rapid.
One application offers superb longevity and it remains perfectly intact until I am ready to remove it with the aid of a little baby lotion and cotton wool. Unlike other brands that I've tried and tested, the nib cannot be physically dibbed into any liquid, as it is sufficiently coated when shaking the tube. Whilst this is an ingenious way of delivering the product, particularly as there are no drips or spillages, there is a downside. Unfortunately, despite the lid securely attaching to the product, the nib dries out extremely quickly and I found that after only a few weeks I was unable to dispense any liquid, which was very disappointing. If the pen offered a longer lifetime, it would have received 5 stars from me, but this big flaw spoiled my overall opinion and for that reason I can award only two stars with no recommendation.
Avon Extra Lasting Liquid Eyeliner Pen is available in both black and brown and retails at £7, which is far too expensive for only a few weeks' use.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.