“ Brand: Avon / Type: Eyeshadows / Subcategory: Eye Colour / Suitable for: Eye / What it does: Smoothes, „
I don't know where they get the diamond idea for this from, if it is meant to be the sparkle you get from it, hmmm a bit misguided. If it is the expense then yes they are more on the right track. I bought this on offer as I do most products from Avon. I have to admit Glazewear is not something I purchase very often, I normally go with the Color Trend range.
The main reason for buying this was due to the shimmer effect it was said to achieve. I bought the silver shade of this and in the picture supplied, the models eyes looked amazing, the colour was shiny, smooth and so full of shimmer, I had to have some. It arrived looking like the picture shown, the clear see-through tube, with the black handle hiding the wand. I am sure the wand itself is the same as the ones found in lip gloss, so was a little un-nerved using this on my eyes but what's the worse that could happen? Well, it would be really uneven and not apply properly, that's what.
The sliver colour was lovely, a mice shade and there was a lot of shimmer going on, the problem being it doesn't go on easily. It is very uneven and seems to pull over the eyes rather than glide. The coverage leaves a lot to be desired, I tried blending it with my finger and although this did improve the look, I had to re-apply this a couple of times during an evening out and I got fed up having to cover my fingers in it. I have since given up using it and it sits at the bottom of my make-up drawer.
It is a shame as it is a lovely colour and I am sure the other shades are equally as nice, but it is so hard to get an even coat, it's not really worth the hassle.
I was very excited indeed by the silver version of this eye colour - it promised a fantastic metallic effect that I knew I couldn't achieve with powder eyeshadow. It looked great in the catalogue, but they must have been doing something really special to get it to look like that! It comes with a lip gloss-style applicator, and it felt a bit odd to be using this on my eyes. Disappointingly, the colour just didn't go on very smoothly. I had to put loads on, going over and over the same area to get anything approaching an even colour. Even then it looked patchy, and not shiny and fabulous like the picture in the catalogue. It went on slightly more smoothly when I tried it on top of pressed powder, but the effect was still uneven. As the colour dried, I felt a bit like I had nail varnish on my eyelids! Like nail varnish, it flaked off, and the colour didn't last very long at all - I was soon left with odd streaks of silver, looking a bit like I'd drawn on my eyelids with a silver pen! I loved the idea of this eye colour, but it didn't really produce the effect I was hoping for. I sometimes use it as a base colour, with sparkly silver eyeshadow on top, but as a stand-alone product it is disappointing.
I bought this basically because I'm lazy. I like anything that promises to be quick and easy to use and save me a bit of time getting ready, and this looked like it would do just that, as well as looking pretty cool. It cost £5 from the Avon brochure.
It comes in a clear tube which you can clearly see the colour of the eyeshadow through, with a black screw on lid. When you take off the lid you're presented with a lip gloss style wand with the same sponge applicator with a slanted tip.
This seems like a good idea, like it would be very quick and easy to use, just sweep it over your lids right? Wrong! It's practically impossible to get an even look with this. The eyeshadow is like lip gloss only a little thinner in consistency, and whilst it does go on smoothly the size of the applicator means that you have to do a lot of strokes to cover the eyelid. This means that you're having to go over the same area more than once, or at least overlap the strokes, to try and get an even finish. This just results in patchy coverage where the wand has taken some of the colour off and not applied enough in some areas, compared to other areas where you get it applied too thickly. There's also no way of blending it, as again the colour just comes off
Interestingly it is very easy to apply this to flat surfaces, I tried it on the back of my hand and I got as perfect even coverage which looked great, but in the contours of the eye it just doesn't work. It also comes off far too easily. Touch your eyes and it comes straight off onto your fingers, and even if you don't touch it it seems to disappear to nothing within a few hours.
The colour itself does look very nice. It gives a sheer and slightly shimmery look which is subtle enough for daytime wear but glam enough for evenings. If only I could get an even coverage with it it would be great, especially the Turquoise dream colour that I chose.
I won't be buying this one again!
I quite like Glazewear Diamonds Eye Colour from Avon and have a few different shades in my make-up collection at present.
This is basically a shimmering wet eye gloss that smooths onto eyelids in the same fashion as a lip gloss is applied to lips. It dries in a few seconds to ensure it stays where you apply which is what you need from an eye gloss.
The applicator is a good size and makes applying this eye colour neatly very easy. It is very convenient that the applicator is built into the lid too as it means no mess and no fuss when I want to touch up my make-up while I am out and about.
This is £5 for a 7ml tube which last the whole year that is hygienic to use it for I think. At the moment it is on offer at 2 for £8 or 3 for £10 as a Christmas special so I highly recommend giving this a try or stocking up over Christmas.
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There is not a shade that I do not like or recommend in all honesty! My absolute favourite is probably Sage Shimmer for being something a little bit different though.
Shimmer eye gloss glides on smooth and stays colour true /