I used to buy Avon Glimmersticks Eyeliners a hundred or so years ago when I was a wee little Muse. They sucked back than even though it seems like the entire world gives them a hearty “hey, you must buy these!”
Having not tried them in years and being every so tempted by the shades I ended up picking up a few shades of the Avon Glow Eyeliner aka these are Glimmersticks with a fancy Summer name.
Formula hasn’t changed much….
I’m all for cheap thrills but Glimmersticks don’t have a fabulous formula so even at $3.99 each I feel like I’m tossing money away and not really gaining much out of the purchase.
My mum loves telling the story of how my grandfather would say, “If it doesn’t work they could give it to me for free and I wouldn’t want it!” True story….
These are a retractable creamy eyeliner with a super thin tip. Packaging is fairly great since the pencil swivels up and down without issue. I’ve been noticing a ton of brands, even higher end ones, that have issues with liners that don’t swivel down…thankfully these work!
There are four Summer shades available however Avon offers these in a variety of colors. I just ended up picking up the Summer ones since they looked interesting. I was disappointed Desert Gold was nothing like the promo swatch as this is a white gold I find unwearable versus the swatch which looked like a bronze-y dirty gold.
Dessert Gold and Copper Paradise
Both liners have a nice sparkle however they tug on application, aren’t as creamy as I like my formula, and don’t work well on the waterline. The formula overall, isn’t exactly all that great in my opinion and you can honestly do better at your local drugstore for a few dollars more.
Moral of this story?
Your $3.99 can be spent in better ways.