Eyeliner and me don't get on really. I have tried a fair few in my time and I just can't seem to get it to look right. I thought trying a liquid one might help and I settled on the Avon one because it was discounted in one of the catalogues that I got through the door and the lady in the picture looked good with it on! Who says advertising doesn't work?!
The eyeliner should ordinarily cost five pounds I think, but I got it on special offer and it cost me three pounds which I thought was fairly good value for money because it is a fairly good sized bottle. After trying the product a few times though, I don't think I'd have been too happy if I'd have paid the full five pounds.
Applying it is not as easy as they would have you believe. It seems to go on well enough, but the application brush is very thin so it looked really thin and pale on my eyes. I went over it a couple of times and it just didn't seem to get any better and my lack of steady hand didn't help. it didn't give that dark line around my eyes that I was hoping for and that would highlight my eyes!
overall I do not feel that I can recommend this eye liner because it is just a bit weak and not very easy to apply. I'm not sure if someone with more talent than me could do a better job, but I suspect that they wouldn't because it is generally a poor product. And it is overpriced.
I only used Avon Perfect Wear Eyewriter Liquid Eye Liner a few times because whenever I used it my eyes would sting horribly. At first I put it down to me and maybe I had a funny reaction to it but when I spoke to other people they said that they had the same thing when they use it, so surely it cannot just be me? Nonetheless I will still review the product and give my opinion.
> The Bottle <
I prefer these bottles to pens or thick brushes. The liquid is stored in a small container where the application brush fits.
> Application <
Give the product a shake first before use. Take the brush out of the liquid and wipe any excess (if necessary) on the bottle hole before applying to skin. Start from the end (away from nose) of your eyelid to create the flick you want to achieve. Work your way down to the corner of your eyelid in short strokes to evenly create the flick. Draw against the eyelid margin and thicken if needed. I always find it best to create a small line first before making it bigger.
> Results <
As I have already explained about my eye stinging I will not write about it again (I will save you on the boredom) however, I did fine when using this that the liquid (I purchased black) was very faint and would need another coat or two to make it bold black. I also found that the liquid was very thin and would easily run down my eyelid and make it very difficult for me to make straight lines.
> Value <
I cannot remember the price of mine but I do know that it was not expensive. Less than £5. Although from my experience I would rather keep my money
> Overall <
It wasn't just me that thought their eyes stung so it cannot just be me going mad. Beside that I felt that the eye liner was not of good quality and I will not be purchasing it again.
I love eyeliner, can't live without it, and with this product out there hopefully I will never have to. I bow to the designer of the liquid eyeliner and praise them.
These were on offer 2 for £7 and I bought two of them. They are very simply the best thing ever; the bottle is small with an extremely long handle, but because of the length it is easy to hold and use. The tip of the wand is not a brush as such; it's more like a felt tip pen, this does assist with the use of it though. I would find using a brush much harder to control than this wand. The colour of the liquid is very black and shiny; and the wand gives an even coverage and can be used to make a delicate thin line or a thicker bolder mark.
I believe these do come in other colours but I have only used the black. It takes no time at all to dry and once dry, it stays in place for a very long time. It is easy to remove as well; make up remover makes short work of removing it. I have had no adverse reactions to using this product although you should always be wary of using new products around your eyes as they are very delicate. I would defiantly recommend this product to anyone and I will continue to use this product over and over again.
Perfect Wear Liquid Eyeliner from AVON has been around for many years in various packaging, essentially the product has remained the same. It costs around £7 but it is regularly on offer for 2 for £7 or 2 for £8. something like that so you can pick it up for around £4. It comes in black, navy and brown and is a liquid eyeliner rather than a smudgey pencil. You can see from the picture that it has a stubby pot with the eyeliner in it and a long handle for the brush with a short stubby brush on the end.
Out of all the liquid eyeliners that I have used this is one of the easiest to apply and had it not been for this eyeliner introducing me to the wonders of liquid eyeliner I would have to say that I may not have ever mastered the wobble-free hand of liquid eyeliners. Rather than being a bristley brush, the "brush" is actually made out of some sort of material, think of a hard felt tip (a bit like a Sharpie pen but slightly more flexible) and you've got the idea of what it is made out of. This means that there are no stray brush bits going wild over your lashes and it makes it quite easy to have a steady hand and a straight line as you can concentrate on the line rather than on what in the heck the brush is doing.
The liner doesn't dry out in the pot like some liquid eyeliner pens can do (the ones where the "ink" is in the barrel) and therefore this lasts a long time and gives excellent value for money, particularly when similar items from other makeup brands can be at least £10 more expensive.
I want to write and say that the colour stays put for a good while on the eye, pretty much all day but that would be a bit of a white lie. I'm not sure if it is just my eye but after a day at work I find that the middle bit of the line seems to have vanished and I'm left with a thin line above, a blank bit and then a thin line by my lashes which doesn't look too strange until you look closely and then it looks a bit whacky. For this reason I've had to search out another liquid eyeliner (MAC) which stays put but doesn't have the excellent brush that the AVON eyeliner has. It is worth noting that this isn't waterproof either which doesn't bother me but may bother some.
I do like this eyeliner, it really does have a brilliant brush and if you are new to liquid eyeliner I'd have to recommend you start with this. However, the wearing of the colour over the course of the day can be a bit of a problem and I feel undecided about whether to recommend it or not. It really has as many negatives as benefits. I guess if you aren't looking for an expensive liner and want something that will last a few hours, give this a go but if you want it to last a while you will need to re-apply or invest in a different brand. I'm still glad I bought this liner and bought it for a good few years until I needed it to be longer lasting. Hopefully this review will let you make your own mind up about buying it for your own makeup needs.
I do not normally buy eyeliners as I use the glimmerstick eyeliner from Avon but I wanted to try the product. Only I wish I didnt. I dont have sensitive eyes but for some reason this one did irritate my eyes so much that I ended up looking like I was crying and it all started off when I yarned. I did not rub my eyes or anything but yarned and had watery eyes because I yarned and after that for about 10 min I could not stop my tears coming down my face. It was quite horrible. Otherwise the product was good as it was easy to apply, the packaging is neat and smallish. Mine was in black and my eyes looked great with such intensive, dark colour. I tried using it again but the same thing happened and I ended up binning it. But my friend told me hers dried up very quickly so I am not sure if it is a product that I would ever suggest to any of my close friends.
The product itself
Comes in a sleek, black container with white writing on the side. When you take the lid off the product, it looks more like a felt tip pen than an eye liner, but because of this it is easier to accurately apply your eyeliner.
As I mentioned above, it looks more like a felt tip pen than an eye liner. Because I am fairly inexperienced at applying eye liner, I was worried about buying something so expensive (£8!) only to find I was incapable of applying it properly. However I found it is so easy to apply!
I have always found that I have sensitive skin and eyes. Therefore when purchasing new beauty products I am always wary of the effects it may have on my skin. However, this product did not irritate my eyes at all! Although it is not waterproof (and therefore occasionally runs down if I am caught out by the rain!), it still does not irritate my eyes or skin.
The product is quite expensive (I bought it for £8!) and I found it difficult to find it on official websites (e.g. Avon and Amazon) BUT I did find it on eBay for £3.49-£3.99 so all is not lost!
All in all I feel this was a good buy, well worth the money (but i'll be buying it a lot cheaper next time!) and I would definately recommend the product.
Thanks for reading! :)
THE PRODUCT ~ 'A Real Eye Opener'
The total length of the tube measures 5 inches, the lid a whole 3 ½ inches, the liquid part 1 ½ inches. The colour of the container is a lovely smokey grey. No words adorn the lid but on the liquid pot a silver square holds the A for Avon in grey. Underneath, all in silver is 'Avon' then in smaller lettering 'perfect wear eyewriter liquid eyeliner, completed by more notations in another language. If like me, you'll need glasses to see the writing underneath the Avon symbol! The reverse side notes 'eyeliner' which is also written in eight other languages. The base in white lettering notes 'Avon cosmetics NI SPA England' with the shade 'evening black' and the usage date by symbol of '12 M' (months).
It takes four half turns to open the pot. The wand is just over 5 cms in length with the brush being 6 mm of that measurement. The wand measures 2mm in thickness and the brush starts at its thickest point at 1mm to a point half that width! The shade is a striking raven black, with fluid that glistens in the light. The base at its thickest central point measures 3cms and gradual ends to a point measuring 6mm. The shape is really lovely and gives the product a quality contemporized look.
REASONS FOR PURCHASE ~ 'The Apple Of My Eye'
The beauty of liquid eyeliner is that it is very precise, and doesn't take several tries to give your eyes that dramatic look. Applying eyeliner is one of the most preferred ways to emphasize a woman's eyes whether you will use liquid eyeliner or pencil eyeliner you can easily define your eyes and create a classy look.
APPLYING EYELINER TIPS ~ 'A Bird's Eye View'
The phrase 'practice makes perfect' enters my mind when it comes to applying eyeliner! When I first began using this cosmetic over thirty-five years ago, I could have passed for a circus act...and not the attractive side!
I have learned over the years how crucial it is to purchase quality eyeliners; having many times ending up with a very poor result! Although it is best to choose a colour of eyeliner that will enhance the colour of eye shadow used, as I don't wear shadow often, I tend to stick to black eyeliner; same colour as my eyelashes. I do find though, that when I have used eye shadow, the eyeliner is far easier to apply as it adheres to the shadow.
I always apply my eyeliner after all facial make-up except mascara. Although eyeliner has a striking look when applied to both upper and lower lids, I am unable to wear it on the lower lid; my eyes tend to water! In fact, as opposed to pencil eyeliners, liquid eyeliners should only be applied to the upper lid as it is rather cumbrous for the lower lash line. Folks tend to prefer the pencil liner as it affords a classy look, while others, like myself, choose liquid eyeliner as it creates a sophisticated and more striking look.
I have tried various widths in applying liner, but the thicker the breadth, the heavier the lid tends to look; unless of course, you're going for the Marlene Dietrich look (Younger readers, ask mum :D) In the early days, as I hadn't much experience in using this particular form of cosmetic, I had to apply the liner in short strokes, which I found an asset having shakier hands due to lack of confidence; now I'm able to perform a continuous line along the width of the lid.
I find there is no problem if I make an error in application as I just moisten a cue tip with my cream make-up remover. This tool gives me an accurate way of removing mistakes and not the anything else!
USAGE EXPERIENCE OF THE PRODUCT ~ 'Making Eye Contact'
1) Before I begin to apply my liner, I ensure that I have my larger magnified mirror to hand. I also have cue tips and cream make-up remover for any mistakes I may make in applying the liner. I always give the eyeliner container a good shake before opening, this guarantees the contents of this product combine together and is as fluid as possible for the task.
2) If folks are starting this procedure for the first time, a cautious dabbing effect of dissected lines would be wise, then joining up. I rest my arm steady, at an angle on my table surface. If I'm applying during the day, I place myself close to a natural light source. If applying during the evening, I will ensure a well lit lamp is near the mirror. I have my mirror lower than my eye line so that I am looking down. This incline affords me better vision in applying the liner.
3) Although many professionals encourage a start at the centre of the lid, I prefer a point from the inner corner. I unscrew the lid; slide the residue of liquid along the rim of the container to ensure that only a small amount is on the brush. The handle to this product is an absolute pleasure to hold. The holder is smooth hardened plastic, with plenty of room to grip the surface for easy and comfortable application.
The fluid slides off easily onto the rim leaving just the preferred amount. I begin by applying the point of the brush to the inner corner of my top lash line. I carefully and fairly slowly, glide the brush, turning slightly onto its side, along my eye lid until I reach the outer corner. The slim design of the brush affords a much easier application to the lid. The point on the shaped brush is excellent in starting and ending the procedure; a perfectly slim point to these areas.
4) By applying the liner as closely as possible to my lid, I obtain a thinner line; by carefully following the curvature of my eyelid, a natural look is obtained. If the line appears tool thin, I simply build upon the line I've already applied. I do find it fairly difficult even after all these years, to make sure I don't make the centre area too thick. The thinness of the brush makes it simple to carefully build the width of the liner.
RESULTS ~ 'Eye Catching'
The liner dries within a minute to reveal an impressive raven black line. The thin line furnished by the beautifully designed brush accentuates my eyes so even when they appear smaller through tiredness, it changes the shape of my eyes by its curving lines. I have a terrible habit of pulling at my eyelashes after I come home and relax; ending up with mascara smudges and the odd lash less area! The quality liner covers this naturally, being the same shade as my lashes.
I am left with well defined eyes and a smashing compliment to the rest of my make-up. I have experienced no peeling or even flaking of this liner and it last a good five hours before showing wear. Although the pots is no more than 1 ½ inches, the fluid last. I've had it for a couple of months and it's still going strong! I do advise keeping the product tightly closed to avoid the fluid drying out and to avoid bacteria contaminating the product.
WOULD I RECOMMEND? ~ 'Keep An Eye Out'!
Yes, yes and yes! :D This liner has a feel and look of a qaulity product. The liner's design makes it simple to apply. This eye liner is comfortabIe to wear and stays on for many hours. If I recall correctly, I purchased it for £4 through my Avon representative. It is still available but in a black container. It can be purchased through the Avon web site but also at other online sites such as EBay.