Avon Glimmersticks Diamonds Eyeliners - Swatches, Photos, Review

Avon Glimmersticks Diamonds Eyeliener Pencils

I had ordered the Avon Glimmersticks Diamonds Eyeliner Pencils ages back but got them only last weekend.  I am in a no-eyeliner phase right now, so I wasn't too excited to finally get these, but once I swatched them I really did like them a lot.  Unlike the older Avon Glimmersticks, these have a bit of a shimmer - nothing too obvious, though they do tend to sparkle more under artificial lighting than dayilght.

Avon Glimmersticks Diamonds Eyeliners Smokey Black Ice Twilight Sparkle Emerald Glow Swatches Review Photos Indian Beauty makeup blog

My Experience with the Avon Glimmersticks Diamonds Eyeliner Pencils

These are retractible pencils, twist to get the pencil out and twist to get it back in.  They are quite soft and can break easily if you twist out too much length.  The colour stays on quite long and does not smudge unless intentinoally/unintentionally rubbed.  The brown colour in the swatches is "Bronze Glow" which is one of the older Glimmersticks - not Glimmersticks Diamonds - and does not have any shimmer to it.  I added it in the photos by mistake and later got too lazy to take another set of photos :P :P  As for staying power, I found that varies depending on the climate - under more humid/hot conditions, the shimmer particles tend to move around the eye area a bit.  This can be reduced greatly, though, with the use of a primer before applying these eyeliners.  At any rate, I would recommend these pencils for the more casual/night time rather than a more formal venue and/or day time use.

Avon Glimmersticks Diamonds Eyeliner Pencils - Swatches/EOTD

I tried Emrald Glow on my eyes.  Ever since I started trying eyeshadows, I find it very odd to use just eyeliner on my eyes (!!!), so I smudged a bit of the same colour all over my eyelid after applying the eyeliner.  Mascara and kajal, and I thought this was better than my earlier way of applying, which would have been just drawing a line with the eyeliner.  The shimmer is a bit exaggerated thanks to my fab photography skills, but it's more toned down and nonmessy in real life :D

Avon Glimmersticks Diamonds Eyeliners Smokey Black Ice Twilight Sparkle Emerald Glow Swatches Review Photos Indian Beauty makeup blog
Swatches:  (L to R):  Smokey Diamonds, Black Ice, Twilight Sparkle, Emerald Glow
Brownish-bronze swatch - bronze glow (not a part of the Glimmersticks Diamonds)
I liked the Avon Glimmersticks Diamonds Eyeliner pencils, more than the regular Glimmersticks.  Despite the shimmer, the colours are all pretty wearable, at least for a darker-skinned person like me.  I don't think these are suitable for use on the waterline, though.

Have you tried these pencils? Do you have a favorite?

Cost:  About Rs. 150/0.28 g (on discount).

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