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I saw this product in the Avon catalogue but because of the price tag of £5 I decided against buying as the pot of makeup was so small; the price didn't warrant buying the product. As this do, they ended up on eBay and I thought I would try one out, I paid £1.99 Inc p & p and I could just about swallow that.
The handle is black and very long, it looks so silly when you look at how big the rest of the product is but it does give you something to grab hold of when applying. I guess when you are using it you are not looking at the packaging but it's still a stupid size. The colours this comes in are very pretty, purple, green brown etc but I bought the purple and brown varieties. Although these colours are very pretty and shimmer a lot putting it on is a bit of a battle to be honest, to start with no matter how careful you are, it drops powder everywhere, I have to put a good dusting of foundation under my eyes to catch it, then dust it away or else you end up with smears of it all over your face. The applicator isn't bad to use, it's just very hard to control the powder. You only need a small amount to cover your eye and the look you get is very lovely, the coverage is amazing and it is very easy to get an even coat over your eyelid. It doesn't fade, or need re-applying very often, so maybe the small amount you get is good value for money as it does last a long time.
As i've mentioned in my other reviews i hardly wear any make up that isnt mousse or cream based and that also applies to my eye shadows. When i find somthing that works and i 100% love it i'll stick with it and rarely try any other brands but, I tried this once and loved the results.
They come in alot of colours but the most popular one's you will see are the golden and amber. I personally use both depending on what my mood is but usually i will opt for the gold it makes my blue eyes pop! The usual price is £6.00 they rarely go higher than that and you can also get them for less than half price £2.50. This is one of the products that is always in the book so you don't have to bulk up and you also don't have to
rashen your usually beauty routine. You get 24m in each one.
They come in a little tube like tub and have the exact color of the shade on them so it's good that your not misleaded before ordering or before trying. The tube itself is about 2 inches long and the applicator appears longer that is actully but that's great because it's very easy to hold so you can apply as much or as little pressure as you desire. The top on the applicator is roughly about 3 1/2 inches long but the actual applicator is just the right size to get enough of the product on and to neatly apply on to the eye area. The applicator itself is spongey but the product doesn't sink in to the sponge. so your not losing any of the colour before you've even tried it.
The powder is very silky and doesn't fall off easily if you want to make it last longer you don't even have to dip it back in sometimes. The product itself lasts quite along time which is supirsing considering how little the tub is.
The top comes off and on easy but you do have to screw it on tightly because it's a loose powder not pressed so it can get pretty messy!
All the shades are lovely, It's simply to apply. you just dip the applicator inside and slowly brush along your eye lides it doesnt smudge either. It lasts all night long and doesn't leave any excess when you blink.
I have recently turned to Avon after being so disappointed with the makeup products in Boots and Superdrug, so I went online to place an order.
This in itself pleased me; I didn't need to leave my house. I don't like testers either so it was a nice surprise in ordering online, I felt like all my birthdays had come at once when I opened the Avon parcel that arrived a few days later.
The Precision Glimmer Powder Eye shadow (to now be known as the precision glimmer) caught my eye online due to the sparkliness, yes I am that shallow, I rate things on how sparkly they are!
Anyway so in my package I found a small oblong box saying on the outside it contained the precision glimmer, my first thoughts were this box is fairly small. On the box is a lot of information, brand, and name of product, colour, where it is made and how long its shelf life is.
I brought the Dune colour, which is a dusty, sparkly beige (sounds nice doesn't it) but it is. It is kind of gold but not really, I'd say perhaps it's a light brown.
The packaging of the actual item, not the box looks quite similar to a nail varnish or more so a lip gloss. It has a long stem on the brush which screws on to the small pot that contains the eye shadow.
When you unscrew the lid you can see there is about an inch of stem inside before the actual applicator, the applicator is a dome shape that is foam and has colour on it; although it is a dome it does have a point. The applicator is a good shape and really does make applying the eye shadow easier. It isn't as messy as other powder or dust eye shadows because the foam dome holds on to it, don't get me wrong it is still a bit messy and I have ended up with some on my cheeks as well but it is a given when using dust eye shadows.
Although the length of the stem looks a bit over the top and unnecessary it also helps with application as it makes it easier to hold and gives more control when applying the eye shadow.
This item cost me £3.00 at the time, I think it was in the sale though, so I'm unsure of what the usual price is.
You can buy Avon products online at www.avonshop.co.uk or from your local Avon representative.
This eye shadow is the best available from Avon at the moment so I stocked up when they were only £2.50 because that is half price and the eye shadows are so good.
It's a loose powder eye shadow so you have to be careful that you don't put too much on the applicator or else it will drop on your cheeks and then you'll have to take all your foundation off and start again.
To use it you just dip the applicator into the pot and this will collect the eye shadow powder. I use mine a bit at a time to build up the colour because it can look v. patchy if you use too much of it in one go.
There are 7 colours in the range and I have 5 of them and these are:-
This is a nice bright blue that looks a bit like the denim colours that are trendy to wear now. It looks very nice with black eye liner and I like this one the most because I can use just a bit and get a sheer blue colour or use loads of coats for a more intense blue.
This is a dull green colour. I don't like this one very much because it settles into the creases around my eyes more than the other ones. Its quite a shimmery colour but can look a bit old fashioned if your not careful what other colours you are wearing on your face.
This is a very pretty pinky lilac colour that would suit most peoples skin colour. It's good for in the day when you don't want to much colour on your eyes but the powder seems a bit looser in this pot so you have to watch out that you don't end up with Petal cheeks as well. If you do end up getting some on your face it will blend into your blusher ok though because of the colour so that isn't too bad.
I use this one for a highlighter more than anything because it's a very pale sandy colour. It looks nice with the Petal eye shadow and because it's very shimmery it draws attention to my eyes.
This one is a paler blue and brings out the colour of my blue eyes. It fades quicker than the rest of them and also smudges easier than the others but if you have got the patience to apply it correctly then you'll see this is a very lovely colour which should suit most women.
The applicator that comes with these eye shadows is very good and better than them fiddly little ones that come with most Avon eye shadow. It is easy to get a precise application with them and this is good when I decide I want to use the Blue Flare as my eye liner which I sometimes do if I'm going out.
I was attracted to these eyeshadows because of the vibrant colours, and they certainly didn't disappoint! I have five shades - Blue Flare, Classic Fit (light blue), Organic Green, Silver, and Storm (lilacy blue) - and I can't wait to buy more!
I was a little sceptical about the "sponge applicator", as I usually hate those little sponges on sticks that come with eyeshadows, and find them completely useless. This one was different. It's more solid and dense than the usual ones, and a much better shape: a bit like a bullet-tip marker. This means that you can get the colour exactly where you want it, hence the "Precision". The slightly pointed tip means that you can use the eyeshadow for an eyeliner effect if you so desire, or draw nice flicky bits at the corners of your eyes.
I had never used loose powder eyeshadow before, but I loved it straight away! You can build up a much more intense colour effect much more quickly with loose powder, and it's easier to blend. The only trouble is that it can be a bit messy - your floor/sink/dressing table can easily acquire a light dusting of eyeshadow if you're not careful! (or even if you are careful!)
The colours are absolutely gorgeous, and the most vibrant I've seen. I will definitely by buying lots more of these!
I recently bought this eyeshadow for £2 on offer from the Avon brochure. It normally costs £5 when not on offer.
It comes in a nice little pot similar in style to a nail varnish pot, with a long handle sticking out of the top. The pot has the powder in and you screw off the handle to reveal the sponge applicator which comes out with the powder on it ready to use.
The shadow is really easy to apply with the sponge applicator, which is shaped to a point at the end so you can use it to line the eyes or for all over colour. It goes on smoothly and evenly, and I find it doesn't drop colour as much as most loose powder shadows, so it's not messy to apply.
There's quite a good choice of shades to choose from. The one I chose was golden turquoise, which is a really lovely bright shade of turquoise blue. The colour looks great on and it's easy to get either a subtle shimmery wash of colour, or layer it up for a bolder look. It's not overly shimmery, so it can be worn easily for daytime as well as night time looks.
It feels smooth and soft and it lasts really well, and I don't find it creases or fades, even through a night on the town. It stays put until you want to remove it, but then it's easy to remove with any eye make-up remover.
I think this is a really versatile, easy to use eyeshadow, and I'll be buying it in more colours.
When it comes to Avon products I openly admit I'm not a fan of them really. I only order stuff as I really like my Avon Representative, Anita so I usually make really small purchases to simply keep her happy lol
I just find that I enjoy shopping and I like being able to test out products out well before I purchase them and that Avon stuff price wise can be the same price as big brands from on the High Street so I prefer to buy those as I'm a bit of a brand snob I guess lol
However I couldn't find a thing to buy in the catalogue on the occasion I purchased this and I do really like make up and knew that I would at least use it lol There were a variety of colours available to choose from which were Peachy Pink, Powder Pink, Limestone, Icy , Plum, Chocolate, Deep Purple and Black (Black was my chosen colour) and all are priced at £3.50 per product unless on offer which I advise you to keep your eyes peeled for.
The Packaging is rather simple. Although mine is this product it doesn't look as large as the one shown on the review photograph for some reason. Mine is small, plastic and like a longish triangle shape (though still not big lol). The plastic outer casing is the colour of your chosen colour so in my case it is black and shiny with a screw off lid to the top which holds the applicator and the product is stored in the bottom of it. On the front in silver writing I'm told it is Avon, Precision Glimmer and there is a small drawing (still in silver) of an eye. On the base there is a clear sticky label and I'm told my colour and told it is an Avon product in white writing. It's a nice dainty little pot which is neat and compact and although I store mine with a lot of other make up products I have noticed the casing hasn't got all scratched and nasty looking and that the writing hasn't come off which I do appreciate as I hate my products to look naff!
Well you simply twist the lid off (which is simple)and you are met by a plastic wand and on the end of it there is a spongy, smooth slightly rounded but controlled and a bit stiff (still soft though) sponge applicator. All you do is pull it out of the pot and apply and when you do this powder doesn't speckle everywhere, it simply clings to the sponge. Either apply it over a make up base or on naked skin whatever you choose to do.
The powder is rather thick and a bit moist so all you need is what is on the applicator to colour in the eyes and of course add more if desired but a little does go a long way.
I find this is quite difficult to blend and that may be because I have opted for a very dark colour indeed. It has a bit of glitter within in although not absolutely loads and it's well blended.
I find it quite difficult to blend but it is do-able if you take your time. You do have to be careful applying it as I find it difficult to not get a feathery look and I do tend to smudge it as I go along however mistakes are easy enough to correct.
I find once it's on it stays put a couple of hours and as Avon promise this doesn't crease, however it does fade after about 2-3 hours and it really isn't all that hard wearing for say a night out on the town as it goes patchy before the big fade happens.
All In All....
It's ok and the colour I chose I was very pleased with but it really is in this case for a evening look however because it's not long lasting I wouldn't dream of trusting it for a night on the town although it's ok for a quick drink! It removes easily with your usual make up removing technique and whilst it's on it doesn't smell or irritate eyes or anything and is comfortable and light to wear.
Not my favourite eyeshadow but to be fair as I have stated this is a very dark colour and it may be better to use in a lighter colour. I like the applicator and the dainty design and am not put off from trying other colours from the range in the future!
Only available from Avon.
I am sad to report that the Precision Glimmer Eyeshadow is leaving the brochure after this current book. I have been really pleased with this, especially the colour choices which include lots of dark, vibrant colours like Wheat Grass (deep metallic green) and Lilac (shimmering pale purple).
Applying this is really easy because there is a sponge applicator built into the lid. Just give the pot a little shake and dust off any excess before wiping it across your lids for a smooth, shimmering colour finish.
The colour stays put for a good few hours although I do think it's important to note that this is no all-day one for work eyeshadow. I found it didn't crease at all though which is always important with any eyeshadow.
I think this is great value at the sale price of £4 each but make sure you get some quick as you really won't be able to buy this for very much longer.
I bought this item from my Avon rep quite some time ago and must say it has lasted some time ago.
To me this is a 'going out' look for the eyes as it is quite sparkly. I have a more natural looking one which I use when I'm going out for a meal or something but I have a bright, vibrant, shocking purple which I admit I have only worn twice - once clubbing and once to a Halloween party.
So as you can see, this particular piece of make up is one that seems to be worn to make an impact. If you like your eyes to be noticed I would recommend this but if you are going for the au naturel look - I would stay clear of this.
Price wise I would say I'm very impressed. I cannot remember how much exactly it cost but think it was around £3.50. Bargain!
The only real critacism I have is the brush they give you to you. It is rather small which is good but it is particularly solid which I find rather difficult to actually apply to the eyes. A slightly more flexible applicating brush would make it perfect!
I tend to wear all kind of make up and eye shadow is something that I have always worn religiously for the past possibly 14 years, always two tone colours though and most of the time I don't venture past browns as I don't think many other colours suit me that much. Although I do go for the smokey grey effect sometimes when I go out and that probably the most adventurous. Pinks, purples, blues and greend etc are a definite no no for me.
As always I do browse the Avon catalogue when it comes, can't help myself, I'm a sucker for cosmetics, I have that muc stuff that I have bought and don't actually use I could quite easily open up my own shop and I regularly get asked by my friends and family whether I have anything to give away. Sod that, I paid good money for this, it may come in useful one day, buy your own..lol.
Eyeshadow is something that I have never stuck to a certain brand, as long as it is a certain shade of brown then yeah I will give it a go, thats when Avon Precision Glimmer first appealed to me as they had it available in a very dark brown which caught my eye straight away.
As a rule I normally used eyeshadow from a pot and apply it with a small cosmetic brush, however with this particular product you don't have to worry about the application as the applicator comes with it. The product itself comes in a small po, same colour as the product itself, or it may actually be clear and its the powder inside that you can see. Its a very small pot with a long black screw top, which when you open at the end of it is a small sponge like applicator.
To apply you just need glide the applicator over the area that you want to cover. I find that this product goes on very smoothly and to be honest you don't really need a good deal for a good look. The only problem that I encountered was that it is loose powder and some of it flaked onto my cheeks and left brown speckles which at the end of the day you can't actually get around that and prevent that from happening no matter how much care you take.
Did it last? Yes it did, I quite liked it to be honest. First time I used it was for work and at the end of the day, it was still on just as good as it was first thing in the morning. It hadn't faded and certainly didn't need reapplying.
I purchased mine for £3.50, however this was an introductory offer and I think to buy them normally they are £5. The do have a variety of colours to choose from including Purple, Green and Orange, however think I will stick to my brown, but I will definitely make a repeat order of this little baby.
My sister is an Avon rep, and a while ago I placed a big order with her. At the time I was trying hard to save money, so I mainly bought essentials, but the precision glimmer eyeshadow caught my eye and I ended up ordering one of those too. After I'd ordered it I regretted it slightly as I felt I'd wasted money on what was probably a gimmick. Once I had received it and used it for a while though, I soon changed my mind....
~About the product~
This is an eye shadow, which instead of coming in the normal format of pressed powder, comes as loose powder, which has a felt tip-like applicator with a long handle. It comes in several shades - I believe there are about four shades, although currently the website is only showing two - black and deep purple which is the one I have.
This comes in a Navy blue box, as with most Avon make-up items. I'm not quite sure why Avon package all their make-up in boxes as it seems an unnecessary use of packaging.
The shadow itself is contained in the bottom of the bottle, the colour of which matches the colour of the product inside. The handle is long and tapered, which means it's easy to grip, and the felt tip is wide and angled to get into the corners of your eyes.
On removing the applicator, it already has lots of the product on it. I found that it had too much so tapped some back into the bottle. This can be quite a messy process and I was left with quite a bit of powder on my hand. On applying to my eyes the colour was not as intense as I thought it would be, as I was worried that it would look too dark. The pointed tip of the applicator made it easy to get into the corners of my eyes, and it glided on smoothly. I did however find that a lot of the powder ended up falling onto my cheeks though.
The deep purple colour I bought was not as intense as it looked in the brochure, which for me was a good thing as I didn't want a very dark colour, but it's something to be aware of if you're wanting an intense effect. Although it has the word 'glimmer' in the name it wasnt particularly glittery or shimery. I also found it lasted several hours, and although there was some creasing it wasn't too bad.
This costs £5 and is only available from Avon. www.avonshop.co.uk
I was quite impressed with this, it gave a nice colour and was easy to apply. My only complaint is that a lot of powder fell onto my cheeks and it was quite messy. I would definitely consider buying this in another colour.
After flicking through the Avon catalogue which pops through our letterbox every 3 weeks, I thought I'd have a proper browse and see what was on offer. I hadn't bought anything from Avon for a while, so I wondered if they had any new products in their eyeshadow range.
This is when I came across the Precision Glimmer Powder Eyeshadow. At the time they had just 2 shades, one of which was Peachy Pink which I had decided to order at £5 for one.
What makes these eyeshadows different from many others is that it doesn't come presented as a typical compact powder, it comes as a loose powder in a tube compartments and the lid doubles up as the applicator! Pretty nifty eh? So for application simply unscrew the lid and the applicator will have the powder on! Just dip the applicator back in the tube for more powder!
When I recieved the eyeshadow from our lovely Avon representative, it came presented in a small box (which seems a little unnecessary). Opening the box and there is the eyeshadow! The tube part which holds the eyeshadow powder is notably not see through but the colour of the eyeshadow. At first I thought this was the actual colour of the shadow showing through, but it isnt.
The applicator/twisting lid is of a dark blue/black colour and easily twists to allow straightforwards application. You would apply this as you would for any other eyeshadow, although it is important to note that because it is powder on the applicator it can look quite heavy and thick, but on application this soon spreads out and looks like a light shimmer of colour.
It would have been nice to be able to build up the colour for more impact, but I've found that no matter how much I've tried to get the colour more than just shimmery, it won't get any darker or dense.
After a few hours I also noticed that most of the shadow had come off and it was time for another application. Thoughout the day I needed to reapply 3 times. I did expect a bit more from this seeing as it was an Avon product and from using their eyeshadows previously.
However, even though it doesn't meet all my expectations I still like it as an eyeshadow for light touchups and for that 'natural' look, which seems to be very popular at the moment. Since buying Peachy Pink, they have more colours in their range including Powder Pink and Limestone (which I have bought since), Icy (pale blue), Plum, Chocolate, Deep Purple and Black.
You can buy Precision Glimmer Powder Eyeshadow from your local Avon Representative or online at www.avonshop.co.uk where instead of being £5 each, they are on offer for £3.50 each! Not bad!
I would recommend these if you are looking for a sheer, shimmery colour, although they do have darker colours which may work better than the pastel shades I have tried and written about.
One of the things I love doing is experimenting with eye make-up and I prefer vibrant colours which are easy to apply. When this eyeshadow was first released there were three different shades available and all three were gold or copper colours, as they were part of the Arabian Glow range. These have unfortunately been discontinued recently (as happens with most of the avon products I like!) but there have been five new shades released. There is a green, pink, blue, brown and purple shade.
The first one I bought was the lightest gold colour and when I tested it for the first time I was surprised at how vibrant it is - it's just like real gold! It comes packaged in a small pot which is a sort of triangular shape and the applicator is part of the lid which screws into the little pot. The pot is the same colour as the shade you buy while the applicator is black with a sort of silvery shimmer to it. The actual applicator is at the bottom of the lid and is a sponge with a little point on it to allow for easy application. To use you simple unscrew it and take out the applicator which will have been inside the pot with the powder and to add more if you need it you just push it in the pot again, so it doesn't go everywhere when you use it. Also, if it topples over nothing comes out because the powder is held in properly.
As I've said, the colour is very vibrant, especially the gold. So far I have bought the pink and blue shades. The pink is a lighter shade of pink which has a lovely golden shimmer to it which you notice in the light and the blue is also a very light shade. I have also tested the purple which is much darker but like the pink it also has a golden shimmer. If you don't like wearing bright colours, then go for the purple or brown. Although I haven't tested the brown, the picture shows it to be a very dark shade like the purple. If, like me, you love playing around with eye make up and wearing all sorts of colours, then try any of them! If you can ever find the old shades (coppers, golds) then the light gold goes very well with the arabian glow eyeliner which Avon have just released.
It's very easy to apply as it glides on smoothly unlike the pressed powder eyeshadows. It blends well too, so you can use as much or as little as you like, and maybe add it to other colours eg. the blue goes well with a bit of green. Another great thing about this is that it lasts because you don't need to use much to get the full effect of it. It retails at an RRP of £5 but you could probably find it for £3.50 if Avon reduce it. They also do offers regularly like buy 2 get 1 free. Still, it's a good price when you compare it to some high street eyeshadows.
Overall, there's a wide range of colours and it's well worth the money.
I rarely wear eye shadow as a general rule, Im more of a mascara and eye liner girl as for some reason my eye lids are slightly different shapes so you can only really see it on one eye! However when the Avon magazine arrived a couple of weeks ago I decided to splash out on an eye shadow which had a money off offer on. The Precision Glimmer Powder Eye Shadow is currently priced at £3.50 on the Avon website although it is normally advertised at £5.00, the thing with Avon that I always tend to find is that the special offers do last for a month or two. The eye shadow is advertised to give your eyes the look of a golden goddess with this lavish, high pigment powder soft shimmer and after reading that I was simply sold on the product before seeing it!
The eye shadow comes in a liquid eye liner type container, theres a small pot of eye shadow with a flat bottom which means it can easily stand up on a shelf, while theres a built in black applicator which is long and thin. The applicator attaches by simply screwing it into the small pot meaning you dont have to worry about careless spillages in your make up bag a bonus for any girl! The little pot simply has the words Avon and Precision Glimmer wrote on in silver which does give it a slightly tacky appearance in some ways. The eye shadow is available in five different shades; icy (a light sky blue colour), plum (a deeper purple colour), powder pink (a rich baby pink colour), limestone (an olive green colour) and chocolate ( a lacking brown colour that looks more charcoal). I selected it in limestone as I tend to wear a lot of green so thought it would be the most suitable.
Applying the eye shadow is easier than with most as you dont need to root around for a separate applicator or brush. Simply unscrew the applicator lid but be careful when you pull it out as if you do it quite quickly then the eye shadow does tend to overspill everywhere. I find I also need to tap the brush slightly before applying the eye shadow as it does tend to gloop quite a lot on the brush and if you apply it straight away youll be overloaded with eye shadow! It does go on incredibly easy and is quite smooth to look at, it also boasts that its crease proof although this doesnt seem to be true.
And so the results? Well, on closer inspection the colour isnt quite as nice as the one advertised in the brochure, its quite tacky and almost lime green in colour which I dont think is the most flattering to anyone! Obviously I cant comment on the other colours as Ive not used them but do be careful when youre selecting your choice. The colour isn't really as "glimmering" as I expected, it's quite dull and doesn't really sparkle as I imagined it would. As for longevity of the product well it doesnt do too badly, I found when I applied the eye shadow in the morning it needed to be touched up only slightly at lunch time but sadly by the time I got home in the early evening it had all but disappeared apart from quite faint traces. If you tend to rub your eyes frequently and quite forcefully the shadow will disappear a lot quicker. Ive just put some on my hand and rubbed it quite harshly and you can only see the faintest traces now. I also dont think the brush they provide you with is the best for applying the product as it goes on rather thickly and also is quite clumsy to get even coverage, especially around the edges of the eye lid.
As for my opinion well I only paid £3.50 for it so I wasnt expecting wonderful results although I am slightly disappointed. Due to the slight garishness of the colour I probably wont use this eye shadow very often really and I certainly wouldnt take the risk of investing in another. I personally think you probably get less product than with other eye shadows as well, obviously its quite hard to see into the actual container but I couldnt imagine it lasting too long at all. Sadly it only gets 2 out of the 5 stars from me, and theyre only because of the cheap price and the handy packaging rather than anything to do with the actual quality of the product. Thumbs down for Avon on this one!
Thanks for reading.
Give your eyes the look of a golden goddess with this lavish, high pigment powder-soft shimmer / The innovative built in applicator lets you customise your look with ease and precision / Crease-proof /