Thursday, December 6, 2012

AMW Reviews: Avon Bright Eyes Shadow Stick in Black Diamond

If you are a fan of MAC Shadesticks but felt it's a bit too pricey for you, well, aren't we glad there are more and more alternatives out there?

Avon finally created an eyeshadow stick for people on the budget!  There were only 2 shades available but I was able to give the Black Diamond Shade a try! 


 

Smile and click HERE on how I used my Avon Bright Eyes Shadow Stick.


Avon says ---
Draw attention to your beautiful eyes, and stand out in a crowd with unexpected shades.  This cream shadow pencil delivers brilliant color and blends easily.  It is a bold eyeshadow and eyeliner in one, creamy, vibrant stick.  Plus it's fade-proof and crease-proof.

Available shades: Black Diamond and Purple Star

AMW says ---
Pros
  • Cute, click type packaging.  No sharpening needed.
  • Shade is pigmented and creamy.
  • Black Diamond has a nice metallic finish.
  • No glitters.
  • Gives a vibrant look to any eyeshadow.
  • Indeed fade-proof.
  • Easy to use. 
  • Multi-purpose: Can be used as eyeshadow base or liner.  
  • Price.
Cons
  • I'm not sure if this is the case for all of their eyeshadow sticks but mine doesn't twist back down.
  • Only 2 shades available.  It would be great to find a blue, green or gold version.
  • Will crease if you do not use an eyeshadow primer.
Overall
An easy to use eyeshadow/eyeliner sticks for people on the go and people on the budget!  This product is much pigmented and has a nice metallic sheen that doesn't transfer.  This product WILL crease if you suffer from oily lids so using a good eyeshadow base underneath is recommended.

Tips
  • You can choose to use this product as is and blend with your fingers or brush or use this as an eyeshadow base.
  • For a very simple smoky eye makeup look, apply the product all over lid and blend.
  • Even if you do not suffer from oily-lids (like me), I like to use an eyeshadow primer underneath as I feel safer that way! 
  • To create different eye makeup looks, apply different shades of powdered eyeshadow on top of Black Diamond.  Be creative!
  • If you plan to use this as a liner, gently apply the Avon Bright Eyes Shadow Stick close to your lash line with short strokes for a more natural finish.
  • If you prefer to apply Black Diamond on your lower lash line, set it with a translucent powder or a  powdered eyeshadow.
Will I repurchase?
Not for myself but will recommend to people on a budget.

To whom do I recommend this to?
Girls who don't suffer from super oil lids and would love to enhance the pigmentation of their eyeshadow or wear this on its own.

Where to purchase and how much?
Php179.00 (approx $4.25). Simply Pretty Bright Eyes Shadow Stick is available exclusively through Avon Representatives nationwide.  Log on to www.avon.com.ph to find out how to contact your Avon Rep.  Follow them on Facebook and Twitter (@AvonPH).

Photos

 You get a well sealed Avon Bright Eyes Shadow Stick upon purchase.
 

Swatch of Black Diamond without base.

In my case, twisting back the Avon Bright Eyes Shadow Stick is not possible
 so I had to use my finger in gently pushing it back.





Cream based eyeshadow is tricky to apply (especially dark colored ones).  So take time to apply them on your lid going a bit beyond the crease.  NEVER apply all over as the effect would be dirty. 


What are some shadow sticks you've used and enjoyed?
So far, I enjoyed using my MAC Shadestick in Beige-ing and SharkskinThe Body Shop Kajal LinersTony Moly Crystal Stick Eyeshadow and the Sephora Crayon Jumbo 12H Jumbo Line and of course, who would forget our NYX Jumbo Pencils?



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(Product received for review.  Opinions 100% mine.  Please purchase at your own discretion.)

10 comments:

  1. I've never tried these shadow sticks before because i always fear that it might fade off on me since my eye lids are hooded. I do, however, like the NYX jumbo pencils! haha

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    1. So far, it doesn't fade, it is long lasting but the only problem would just a bit of creasing but it can be solved by using a primer underneath. If NYX Jumbo Pencils work for you, this will work for you too :D

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  2. I have only tried the Body Shop Kajal Liner ... so sad I have very oily lids, I can't seem to put decent eye makeup without the eye primer, hihi ....

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    1. Naku sis, mahirap hirap nga if you have super oily lids! do you use primer? Anong primer brand gamit mo?

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  3. I actually tried one of the shadow sticks from avon and was surprised that it lasted longer without putting on primer. :)

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    1. If your lids are normal and doesn't oil up much, this will definitely last even without primer! I think I can get away without primer too but I just want to make sure the crease area stays! :D

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  4. awe! wow! I've never tried Tony Moly shade stick, going to get some :)
    This shade looks very good!

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    1. I only own ONE tony Moly shade stick and they work! Super wonderful! Give it a try! :D

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  5. I used to work for Avon and I can vouch for some great products they have :) This one, I havent tried pa! Looks promising though :)

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    1. I agree, I have tried several of their makeup products and so far, so good! I'm impressed :D

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