Thursday, 29 November 2007

Avon Arabian Glow Eyeliner



RRP: £4
no. of shades available: 3 (emerald, gold and turquoise)

--What does the promo say?--
"Glides on easily for a gorgeous glow. Lines eyes with waterproof, smooth colour."

--Packaging--
Just as you see it in the picture - a simple but glamorous gold pencil, with a clear lid and the Avon logo and product name written on the pencil in white.

--Application--
I normally apply my kohl eyeliners on the waterline, but I found that this didn't go on the waterline too well at all - probably because it's so smooth. However, the upside of this is that it doesn't drag on the upper lash line, and it's easy to apply below the lower lashes too.

--Appearance--
Gives an excellent line (well, except on the waterline, but I've already explained that), and because of the metallic colours in which it's available, it actually looks lovely when applied on both the above and below lash lines, not looking too Gothic or over the top. Plus, despite the fact that there are only 3 shades available, there should be one here to suit any eye colour. However, they're definitely shades for younger makeup wearers, or at the very least, older makeup wearers would need to wear the eyeliner differently, perhaps as an enhancement to eyeshadow rather than being worn alone.

--Texture--
Smooth, but not too soft. Could do with being a little bit harder for waterline use, but this looks so lovely when applied on the lash lines only that I'm prepared to make that sacrifice.

--Longevity--
Brilliant, except near the outer corners of the eyes, where it tends to smudge.

--Value for money--
Despite being essentially a budget brand, the quality of Avon's products is generally brilliant, and at £4, this eyeliner is far cheaper than its high street competitors, as well as challenging (and in some cases exceeding) them in terms of excellence.

perfect partner
Avon Arabian Glow Embossed Eyeshadow, £5

1 comment:

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