So... As I said in my other eyeliner review, I tend to wear eyeliner every day, and this is definitely my so-called "everyday eyeliner". A friend's mum is an Avon lady and I always buy through her. I'm not sure if you can buy through a website or whoever though if you don't know an Avon rep.
For some reason this eyeliner pencil worked out as more expensive than the liquid eyeliner (also bought through Avon). I'm not sure how but this pencil is £6. I went ahead and bought it at that price, but really, this is a very average eyeliner pencil. I'm not really sure if it's worth that amount, but the price compared to some others is fairly reasonable though.
This is simply a kohl pencil, it's soft, you draw on your eyelids (or wherever) with it. I have even used it to define my eyebrows in a pinch. You have to sharpen it every so often. Don't use a normal pencil sharpener for this purpose, trust me. I get reasonably good control and long lasting wear from this eyeliner pencil, which is what I want. It gives a nice defined colour. As I wear eyeliner (almost) every day I find I get through these pencils at a rate of maybe 2 or 3 a year... Though I stop using them when they get to be about 3 or 4 inches long, so I've never actually used one up entirely. I've never really had a single problem with these eyeliner pencils so I am happy to recommend them.
Just recently there were a few offers in my Avon catalogue. This item I bought with a few other items with this being in an offer with a few bits to choose from either costing any 2 items for £8.00 or 3 items for £10.00. Not being generally well lately I hadn't opted to wear make up and I wasn't going out so when I did go to use my make up it all felt tired and old and that's what led me to buy a lot of different make up products as I do think Avon's quality is usually very high and value for my cash.
This kohl pencil usually retails at £6.00, what I think is that of course its better to buy on an offer but if need by I would pay £6.00 because it really think that this is great.... and let me explain why....
What you get is a long black pencil and on that we are told what it is and who it is by and so on and is fairly pain in style. One end is the actual colour with a lid that pops over it and the other end is a black colour softish angled sponge and again that has a lid that goes over that too.
So the pencil feels good quality and is a nice, long thin size. This is a pencil that you do have to sharpen, I use a good quality sharpener and this is made of good quality soft wood so its easy to sharpen and not a problem at all. This comes in 4 different colour options which are Bronze Sheen, Cobalt Blue, True Black and Deep Violet and I went for the True Black option.
I really do rate this kohl pencil, its just brilliant. The colour comes off the pencil easily, not greasy but moist enough and then it 'sets' within a few seconds without it feeling heavy or looking powdery and I can forget its there. It doesn't smudge unless I try to make it smudge and it doesn't agitate my over sensitive eyes and when it come to removing it, its simple to do so with no scrubbing required and just requires my usual make up removing routine.
Lets not forget the smudger on this either. Its slightly flexible but you have complete control when using it and of course you can use it give a kind of smoky effect. I use it to blend the colour into my eyelashes so I have no skin on show and also for a day time look very lightly just to make it look less harsh and dark.
Its great for framing the eyes with and I do like the real intense black that I chose and will be buying Cobalt Blue next try!
Only available from Avon.