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I have many AVON eyeliners and I wanted to try this one so I purchased in black as it was on offer for £3. Personally I think its a great eyeliner its so smooth and the first time I tried this I wasnt disapointed at all, the colour is so intense and you only need to apply it once. I use an eyeliner brush which is also from the AVON range as I find it gives more of a sharp line rather than just using the pencil straight onto the eye. I always use this eyeliner on a night out and it stays on all night never having to re apply any and no smudges. The only thing about this eyeliner which I find is once its on its on I always struggle trying to get this off no matter how many make up wipes I use to get it off I just cant so on one hand its great because it lasts all night but what a carry on to get it off - aside from that I still love the eyeliner and would buy it again.
I really like using the Avon glimmer sticks eyeliners in fact I would consider them one of my favourite makeup items so when I saw these super shock gel eye liners from Avon I just had to have them.
The colours that I picked up were silver and flash, flash is a light pink sort of colour. I chose these as I thought it would make a difference from the usual dark liners and had seen various makeup artists use them to really make your eyes pop and stand out.
These are not your typical gel liners. When I imagine gel liners they are in a pot. These are in a pencil form which makes them easier to apply than if you were trying to apply normal gel liner with a brush.
The liner glides onto your eyelid really gently with no pulling at all. It has a really nice creamy consistency. Despite feeling quite wet when first applied the liner dries really quickly and doesn't smudge.
Both of the colours that I purchased I think are beautiful. They are quite metallic and really do make your eyes appear wider.
A flaw with these compared to normal gel liners is that the lines that you draw cannot be made really thin. They are thicker but this is not a problem for me as I quite like the look that they give.
I have tried using this liner on both my eye lid and my water line with two conflicting results. On my lid these are absolutely fantastic and last such a long time; on my water line they aren't good at all really. They had disappeared from my water line in no time at all.
Another problem that I have with these eyeliners is the lack of product that you are getting. You are only getting what is on show, the stub. This is different from the glimmer sticks in which you get so much product as you twist it out. I also found that on one of my pencils the nib had broken off when I took the lid off. I had not pulled the lid hard, the liner is just so soft.
For the reasons I have just mentioned I would not pay the full price of £6 for this product. If you can get it for £2-£3 I would say this would be better value.
I am going to give this 3 stars.
I love to wear dark eyeliner, as it really makes my green eyes stand out. But no matter which brand of eyeliner I buy, they just don't seem to last. I have fairly sensitive eyes that water very easily when I'm out in the sun, or in the wind. Therefore, my eyeliner doesn't seem to last for very long. I saw this on offer in an Avon brochure, I'm not entirely sure how much it was, but I think it was around £5. I was drawn to this not only because it's a gel liner, and I'd heard that gel liners last for longer, but the name 'Supershock' tempted me too, because it put me in mind of strong and bold colour. Since then, this has become my favourite eyeliner, and I bought another one when the first one started to run out.
USING THE LINER
It's very easy to use this, it glides effortlessly and covers my lower eyelid with one sweep. However, since it glides so easily, it's also easy to miss your eye and get it around your eye instead. It's best to use this when it's sharpened, as it's more precise than when it starts to go blunt. I've only used this a few times on my upper eyelid, it still glides well, but it does tend to drag slightly across the skin. Sharpening this is a bit more difficult than sharpening a pencil liner, since it's very soft and can make a mess in your sharpener. I usually put mine in the fridge for a few hours before sharpening; this makes the product harder and less likely to smudge.
DOES IT LAST?
This does last a lot longer than other liners I've tried. I do find that it smudges very easily if I need to scratch my eyes though, and I always need to scratch my eye as soon as I put eye makeup on! Sometimes, with other liners, I'd put some on and it would all have faded away within an hour. With this liner, I can go out for a few hours, and most of it is still visible, however it does sometimes smudge to underneath my eyes if my eyes have watered.
Avon are currently selling this for £6, which is a good price, since I think I spent £8 on my last one. However, I'd definitely pay the £8 for it, as it's the best eyeliner I've owned.
I love this eyeliner. It's easy to use, it lasts for longer than normal pencil eyeliners, and it's a reasonable price. I don't like how easily it smudges, and it's irritating so sharpen, since I don't always have time to put it in the fridge, if I'm going out and I've only just noticed that it's blunt. All in all, it's a good product though and I give it 4 stars.
I have been looking for an eyeliner gel for quite a while now because I was getting increasingly frustrated with my pencils as they seemed to drag plus seemed to need sharpening every other time I used them. I was therefore pleased to find them in my Avon Lady's brochure a few weeks ago and was even more chuffed when I saw they were on promotion at £3 which I seem to remember was half price.
I had to wait a week or two for delivery but when it came I couldn't wait to use it and have to say it far exceeded my expectations. The liner comes in a smart black box and the product itself looks,to all intents and purposes, like a pencil with a top. It is approximately 6" in length and is nice and thin to hold plus it slots into my make up bag without being bulky.
The end was already sharpened and it still looks and feels like a thick pencil but my goodness it works so well I could not believe it. I always thought 'gel' meant slightly wet and not completely solid but this is neither of these. I ordered black and it goes on like a dream with NO dragging whatsoever. Because of the precision end it allowed me to easily achieve the look I wanted - a thin line on the eyelid as near as possible to the lashes - a thicker line around the bottom of the eye plus inside the rim which created a kohl effect which just has to be the best I had ever achieved.
Then the hot weather started and I was sure that the gel liner would either melt, disappear or need reapplying all the time. But my fears proved ungrounded - once applied it did not shift, smudge, melt or disappear even though it was sooooo hot - yay! Being the ultimate pessimist I thought this must have been a 'one off' but no - I get the same precision lines time after time. Even today - the hottest day of the year and me rushing around all day - my eyes looked the same as when I'd left home in the morning and I felt no irritation whatsoever even though I have quite sensitive eyes.
It amazes me that I do not have any need to reapply at at any stage although when I go out I do touch it up.
It is easy to remove too with eye make-up remover.
I really do hope that Avon keep selling this gel pencil because it is perfect for my needs.
As it ticks all the boxes for me I'm awarding 5 stars.
WHAT IS IT?
A gel eyeliner from Avon. You usually would buy it from an Avon catalogue but I received mine for free when a womans magazine were giving them away.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
It is a pencil eyeliner and comes already sharpened. You use it the same way as you would use any pencil eyeliner but because this is gel it comes out quite dark to start so you have to be sure that you are applying it right the first time because it does not clean up very well.
WHAT I THINK
When I first used this eyeliner I liked it very much and it was only when I had been wearing it for half a day that I realised it is not a very good eyeliner.
It is very nice to apply because it is smooth and does not drag on my skin when I am lining my upper and lower lash line. The colour is dark black straightaway and it looks very effective as soon as I have drawn one line. I wanted to make a broader line of eyeliner so I picked up my pencil again to make the line thicker but it would not work and when I went to draw a thicker line it rubbed away some of what I had already applied. It was very hard to complete my make up that day because every time the eyeliner overlaps even a little bit it removes colour that I have already applied.
I finished off my eye make up but was not happy with it because it looked patchy but I thought I would continue to wear it so that I could see how long it would last. It did not last for very long and after only one hour the black had faded badly and then it started to rub off even though I had not been touching that area of my face, it rubbed off very uneven and most of it was at the edge of the colour so that it looked like I had applied my eyeliner messy. At the end of my day I did not have to remove my eyeliner because it had all gone by itself and I was not very happy about that.
This gel eyeliner costs about £5 from Avon but I would not recommend you to buy it.
1 Dooyoo Star.
When I saw this eyeliner being offered as a free gift with Marie Claire I had to try it as I have been on the hunt for gel eyeliner that is easy to apply for a while (I tried the Maybelline one with a brush but I didn't quite get on with it) so I snapped up the magazine and duly tried my new Avon supershock gel eyeliner in black.
It comes in a very thin cardboard tube with your gel eyeliner inside. The eyeliner itself looks much like any eyeliner pencil, although it is very thin, with a lid and a black pencil. The eyeliner itself is like a very soft and smooth crayon. However, I would expect this pencil to have a screw base so the liner replenishes itself. Instead, like a normal eye pencil it needs to be sharpened
Well according to the Avon website it is a "gel style eyeliner in an easy-to-use pencil for a bold intensive colour". One of the first things I noticed about the pencil was how soft it looks. Because it is gel based it glides on really easily and doesn't drag like a pencil would it is also really easy to smudge if you are looking for a smoky look. Although it wasn't quite as precise as a liquid eyeliner with a thin brush would be but it does apply really easily and I managed to get a nice thinish line.
Once it was on my eye it was clear that this is a really well pigmented eyeliner. The black was really black and not a brownish black that you sometimes get with other eyeliners. However, if you don't want black it does come in other colours with the Avon website offering - aqua pop (which looks like a darkish blue on the site), flash ( a flesh toned pink), silver, khaki shimmer and steel.
However, I do have an issue with this is the fact you have to sharpen it as a gel eyeliner it loses its point really quickly and as a result won't last that long and it's a pain to have to keep re-sharpening pencils
I have read some reviews which found that the eyeliner smudged all down the face while wearing it so I was worried about it staying put. It actually did a reasonable job of staying put at least for a few hours. However, by about 3pm (I put the eyeliner on at 7.20 am) it looked like some bits had started to stray below the eyes as well as on the upper eyelid and the line looked slightly thicker where it had smudged it wasn't pouring down my face but there was clearly some movement in the eyeliner over the course of a day. It did mostly stay put till the evening when I tried to remove it when for some reason it wouldn't budge! I usually use a cream cleanser on my face and then eye makeup remover if my eye makeup is particularly stubborn but even with eye makeup remover it was still there. I eventually got rid of most of it the next morning having washed and cleansed my face the night before and washing again with the shower did the last bit but I did look like a panda when I first woke up which is not ideal.
According to the Avon website this eyeliner is usually priced at £6 although they often have offers. If you can get it on offer it is an OK eyeliner for the price and it did work quite well. Would I buy it again? Well if I could get it for the right price maybe as I like the concept of a gel eyeliner pencil but it's not perfect.
I first tried this eyeliner after it was recommended to me by a friend. My main gripe with eyeliner pencils is that you usually have to really scribble on your face to get some colour to show.
Not so with this one! It glided on really smoothly and easily with very little pressure. I have tried it in both silver and black and it has gone on really well, a nice thick line of intense colour.
I wear contact lenses and I have never personally had the issue described by other reviewers where it has smudged and got onto the contact lenses, and it has never made my eyes water or sting.
It does wear down quite easily so you do need to sharpen the pencil quite often. However, at £6.00 it's not all that expensive, especially as Avon frequently have offers where you can get it up to as much as half price.
I would recommend this to anyone who likes a nice thick, definite line of colour in an eyeliner. I love it!
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The product I am reviewing is Avon Super shock Gel Eyeliner Pencil which has been seen in Look magazine. The pencil is a gel style eyeliner in an easy to use pencil which gives a bold, intensive colour. This sounded like a brilliant product and it came in the main colour I would want which is Black. I needed a new eyeliner anyway so I thought I would get this to see if it was any good and worth the money. I actually ended up buying the Black and the Silver eyeliner as I sometimes like to use the silver for the inner corners of my eye on a night out. The eyeliner is a gel pencil form which is black in colour. At the end of each pencil is a colour band which represents the shade/colour of the eyeliner. It also states that this product is by Avon and is called Super Shock and it has the colour on the pencil written in words as well. The lid which protects the nib to the pencil is made from black plastic and slips on and off easily. The eyeliner actually comes in a thin cardboard box when you first receive it. This contains a list of the ingredients in different languages.
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I purchased this through an Avon book but you can purchase it online from www.avonshop.co.uk. The eyeliner is £6.00; how-ever I actually purchased it when it was on offer. The eyeliner comes in 6 different colours which include:
* Khaki Shimmer
* Aqua Pop
Using the Product
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After applying most of my makeup which included foundation & bronzer I got ready to apply the eyeliner. I pulled the plastic lid off and looked at the nib of the pencil. The nib wasn't too pointy and had a nice round edge to the tip of the nib which looked as though it would make it easier to apply the product. I carefully applied the product as close to the top lash line as possible. The eyeliner was really smooth and glided on really easily leaving a nice black line along the top of my eyelid. The line was a nice thickness and was very bold and black. I could already see that this eyeliner was much darker than my previous one. I normally apply eyeliner to the bottom of my eyes as well so I again applied this as close to the lash line as possible. It took me longer to do this as the nib of the pencil was slightly thicker than what I used to. The eyeliner just glides on so easy without having to apply much pressure to the pencil itself. Whilst using the product I didn't find any flakes coming off the pencil falling onto my carefully applied make up and no flakes entered my eye either. As the gen pencil is quite soft I think you need to be careful when applying this as I think if you press too hard the nib may break. I added some mascara to finish the look off and the results looked great.
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The eyeliner was very bold and dark which made the blue in my eyes look slightly brighter than what they are. The line looked perfect and it looked as though I had used a gel eyeliner that you get in those little pots rather than just an eyeliner pencil. I was impressed with the results and would see how it lasted throughout the day. I actually applied the eyeliner mid-morning as I was going out for a meal with my boyfriend & his mum. I was hoping that the eyeliner would last throughout the afternoon and early evening as the last thing I wanted was to look like a panda. After a good few hours of being out I visited the toilets and also checked my makeup whilst I was there. The eyeliner still looked as dark & bold as it had done when first applying it and it also hadn't smudged either. It still looked perfect. I would also like to add at this stage that the eyeliner did not irritate my eyes in anyway. I often suffer from dry, sensitive eyes so it was really good that the eyeliner was kind to my eyes. A good 4-5hrs later when arriving home I checked my makeup again before taking it off to see how it looked. The eyeliner still looked great, although a tiny bit smudged around the bottom lash line; how-ever this wasn't messy and still looked fine, just not as bold as it had done. The line on my eyelids looked perfect still and hadn't smudged at all, I was really impressed. I used a Simple Facial Wipe to remove my make up as I find this does a really good job of getting off any kind of makeup. I did have to rub at my eye a few times in order to get the eyeliner off as it doesn't come off as easily as kohl pencil. Once the eyeliner was removed my eyes felt fine and there was still no irritation.
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This eyeliner sounded quite good after reading some reviews and due to being featured in Look magazine I thought the eyeliner must be pretty good. Although I didn't pay full price for the eyeliner I was intrigued to find out whether this was worth paying full price for or not. The thing I love most about the eyeliner is how easy it glides on with minimum effort leaving a really black, bold line. I was also impressed at how long wearing the eyeliner is and was pleased that it lasted me for the good 5-6 hours that I was out. Although the eyeliner smudged a little on the lower lash line this may be because I used the pencil lightly so there wasn't as much of the eyeliner here as there was on the top lash line. I have also used the silver eyeliner for the inner corners of my eyes when going out and the silver shows up really well and also brings a little more glamour to my eyes. I will definitely be purchasing this product again and I would also recommend it to others as I thought it was great.
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I recently started getting into Avon products after a friend said they had had a big makeover and their products were excellent value for money. So i figured it was definitely worth a shot!
For £3, i got this eyeliner in black. It took about a week or so to arrive but i was so happy when it did arrive because id heard so so many great things about this eyeliner from other beauty bloggers.
The perfect occasion was coming up to wear this - a night out with the girls! So once the night approached, i applied this and went on my way to the night out, only to realise half an hour later, it had smudged everywhere... and that's just the tip of the iceberg!
The colour of the pencil, is great, it really is black and it glides on really easily, however, you need to re-sharpen this pretty much after every application as the product wears down really easily. Not so cost effective and actually quite annoying.
Once the product was on, my eyes started to water ever so slightly, i figured it must just be my eyes getting used to the product. Until i came home after the night out, i realised it was because it had smudged all over my contact lenses and because my lashes were now wet, everytime i blinked, the product was smudging all over my undereye. I looked like a panda. A wet eyed, smudged, untidy mess of a panda.
The product removed really easily, but in the morning my eyes were sore, which i did not appreciate.
I had hoped this was a one off, so tried it again, this time using it very sparingly, but unforunately it just did the same thing again - it smudged everywhere and Holly the Panda was back in town.
I would not recommend this eyeliner at all, it was a complete waste of time, money and a few (tragic to look at) pictures.
I love a good eyeliner but some I have purchased in the past which are in pencil form have been very disappointing. The problem with pencils is they can be quite dry and pull on the skin making it hard to draw a precise line on the upper or lower lids. I have tried liquid liners and even though the collection 2000 one is fab, it is more for use on top of the lid than underneath. I was pleased when I saw the super shock gel liner in the Avon brochure for about £4.00 as I had high hopes that the product would be very easy to apply with the gel formula.
The product comes in a long cardboard box upon arrival and inside you can see the liner. I never understand the boxes for eyeliners as surely it would look just as good to wrap them in a plastic than a box which doesn't even close properly. The liner inside is shiny black in colour and advises that this product is the super shock variety. I chose the black liner although it was also available in silver. I decided to try the black first as I would wear this colour more for a night out and if I liked it I would go on to purchase the silver.
This liner is incredibly easy to apply as the consistency is super soft it glides on super easy. You can cover a full line in one stroke and it creates a bold and intense colour that is jet black. Once applied the colour looks really good and due to the gel formula it is easy to curl around the eyes to create more definition too. The problem with this eyeliner is that it tends to slip as the night goes on and as you go to the loo you notice a horrid transfer of black under the lower lashes, you can rub this but of course you can tell which is such as shame as apart from this it could be a great product. I tried applying my liner and then putting powder around my eye area too to try and matte the liner a bit for more staying power but unfortunately the same thing happens.
Overall this liner could be fantastic however it has missed out on ratings this time due to its ability to stay put.
I buy a lot of my make up from Avon because the prices are low and they do good quality items. The Supershock Gel Eyeliner is no different.
My preference was the black eyeliner since that is the only colour that I wear. I was hoping that this eyeliner would have a similar effect as liquid eyeliner and I was pleasantly surprised.
The colour is very bold and distinguished, just like using a liquid eyeliner but with more precision.
I found the top of the eyeliner to be a little soft though, so if you press on fairly hard or use the eyeliner a few times, it will need sharpening very regularly. I also found that once the eyeliner became blunt, trying to sharpen it again was very messy due to the softness of it.
Applying was quite good, the eyeliner glided and was quite precise but once it was on, it felt very wet and was easy to smudge. It is also not very waterproof so beware when wearing it in unpredictable weather!
For the price of it (between 3 and 6 pounds depending on where you buy it) I think there are better and more reliable, inexpensive liquid eyeliners that have the same effect.
I love it when a product comes along that excites me, and I was very lucky to have been offered a chance to try such a product before its official re-release. Now you may be surprised to see that the product in question is an Avon product as although they're widely known, they're not usually the first brand you may think of when it comes to products that people should be (and are) raving about.
Their SuperShock Gel Eyeliner has been on sale before, but went away for a while and now back, it appears to have had a little makeover itself, now sporting a fancy pink lace design.
Eyeliners can be VERY hit and miss, performance wise; liners that are soft enough to smudge usually don't stay where you want them to, and liners that stay put can be too hard to smudge. I've been through my fair share of liners and this one is one of the best that I've used.
Firstly, it's so easy to use, you do not need to keep going over the same skin area to try and get a good colour depth as the colour payoff on the first stroke is incredible - it is pigmented to the max. Even the lightest stroke gives great colour and you can easily make the liner as thin or as thick as you desire with no drag on the eye.
If you want it smudgy then you have a window of opportunity to do it before the colour seems to set in place, and once it has done so then it stays put. I love love love this as there's nothing worse than having your eyeliner ending up everywhere but the place you had wanted it to be.
I do think that Avon *may* have slightly missed a trick in making it retractable, rather than a normal sharpening pencil - unless, as I suspect it's something to do with the formula possibly being too soft to use in this way, in which case I forgive you, Avon.
This appears to be the only real downside that I have found, as this means that the liner needs sharpening (using a good sharpener) more than usual as it is a bit softer than a normal liner (although I've found this with Urban Decay 24/7 liners too). However, for the price of the liner this isn't such a big deal and you're still going to get plenty of wear out of it before you need to repurchase.
Currently there are only 2 to choose from in this range (black and silver) but I don't see this as a massive issue, and I suspect (hope) that the range will be expanded as it grows in popularity. Until then we do have 2 fabulous colours to play around with and I am happy with that.
The black liner is more pigmented than the silver and lasts a bit longer, but the silver does hold its own and lasts a respectable amount of time and still has great colour payoff. The silver is also fabulously metallic and can be worn over the lid for a long-lasting hit.
This liner is a complete bargain, especially when you consider how well it works and how it lasts once applied; it will be priced around the £6 mark, although Avon regularly run special offers so you may even be able to get it cheaper, and it's available right now (currently half price on the website).
If you would like to see my swatches of these eyeliners then please do visit my website (www.thebeautyscoop.co.uk).
I love my eyeliners and rarely go without so am always on the lookout for a new one. I think Avon have outdone themselves with this one. At an RRP of £6 it is not hugely expensive, but Avon do regular offers and I have seen it for as low as £3 in some campaigns so always worth keeping an eye out. The pencil originally came in colours Plumful and Steel, but Avon have recently bought out some new colours, Khaki, Bronze, Silver and of course Black. Personally I have tried the Steel, Black and the Plumful, and my favourite by far is the Steel. The Plumful is quite a dark purple so did not really give the desired effect I was after for a lighter daytime look. The Black is VERY Black and made me look a little gothicy so make sure you are light handed when you apply it. The Steel is gorgeous, it gives a softer effect than black along with a light shine which reflects the light beautifully to give a nice bright wide eyed effect, that is not too dramatic and can be easily worn for both day and night. The pencil itself glides on beautifully, no need to "scribble" on your eyes and only a very light touch was required so no dragging of skin resulted either. So after just one sweep across my eye the eyeliner stayed put for the whole day, no smudging or leaking at all. I am now waiting for the new colours to come on offer so I can try out the Bronze :o)