February 24, 2010

Affordable Shimmer: Avon Glimmersticks Diamonds Eyeliner Review and Swatches

Hey shimmer fans!

It’s ok you don’t have to admit you love shimmer as much as I do. I love it enough for ALL of us.

In celebration of my shimmery addiction I’m all about the new Avon Glimmersticks Diamonds Eyeliner!

Oh affordable shimmer! Likey!


These retail for $6 bucks each but from time to time they pop up in your Avon catalog for $2.79. w00t nice deal right?

These are a retake on the standard Avon Glimmerstick formula and are infused with hints of beautiful sparkly silver. Packaging is along the same vein as MAC Techakohl with a click application to raise the pencil. You can’t sharpen these which I find deeply annoying, I love me some Techakohl but same problem!

Aside from that minor rant must say they are just as nice as a Techakohl at half the price. Formula starts out a little slow going but once warmed up it’s a nice creamy glide across your lash line minus skipping or tugging. The sparkle isn’t heavy duty but seen in the right light you can capture a little hint of it. I got two shades to try which were Black Ice, obviously true black with silver, and Emerald Glow, a deep forest green with silver. You can see the sparkle in the black better than the green in my opinion.

Overall, if you’re shopping around for a cheaper liner with a hint of sparkle I’d say these are your guys!

Pretty much a likey, not bad.

Anyone a Avon Glimmersticks fan?

How do you like them?

Share your review!

Disclosure: The following item was provided to Musings of a Muse by a PR firm for review purposes. For further information please see my FTC Guidelines or my Disclosure/Disclaimer posts.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment.

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  • Lisa

    I have two of these, and am really impressed with them. I got the grey one and the navy one, although I’ve only worn the navy on so far, it lasted all day and had no complaints from me whatsoever. Awesome price too 😉

    • the Muse

      lisa for the price they aren’t half bad right? 😀 I agree price really helps!

  • Phyrra

    I’m slowly turning into an Avon and Mark fan, due to the products I’ve tried. I’d have never given them a chance if I hadn’t seen you reviewing them 🙂

    • the Muse

      dd I was never an avon fan but I slowly started re-exploring it and I must say the products have gotten WAY better the last year or two! aw shucks flattered!


    Not a fan of the glimmersticks because they don’t go on smoothly. I did order some of their new gel liners. I’m looking forward to trying those! They are supposed to go on easier.

    • the Muse

      hey stephnie same prob here but with a little warmer up they are good to go 😀

  • jonnie

    Wow, I can’t believe they still make Glimmersticks! I think that was one of my first eyeliners ever way back in the day. At the time I didn’t have any idea how to wear it so I’m not sure I ever did… 😛

  • SilhouetteScreams

    Im bummed that the shimmer doesnt show up better, and the green looks exactly the same as the back when swatched 🙁 it looked like it would be such a pretty green

    • the Muse

      hey Silhouette don’t be too turned off hun my swatches aren’t spot on 😀 the green one is actually quite a nice forest green 😀

  • Carielle

    Not a fan of Avon at all,
    My mom, daughter & I have all had weird skin irruptions & problems the year we used Avon’s soaps, shower gels, eyeliners & perfumes.
    One of the best thing in my life happened then. After research, I redirected my habit to higher end cosmetics to avoid such things……and discovered Clarins & Dior.
    I was already into Lancome but still…
    …funny as I’m writing this, the Avon lady walked into the office.
    I always buy the Breast Cancer stuff….♥

    • the Muse

      hey carielle aw sorry to hear it. I haven’t used the soaps or shower gels myself but I never had a bad reaction to the liners or perfumes. I’m so sorry to hear it. I love Dior and Clarins too 😀 great stuff!!!!!!

      ha! she heard you talkin’ bout her shhh!

  • natassa

    what do u mean that it needs “warmer up”? how do u do this? have any of u tried the Jillian Dempsey professional eyeliner or the super’shoch eyeliner? which of these three (including diamonds) would u recommend?

  • Liza

    Hi Muse,

    I was thinking of ordering the glimmersticks diamonds in emerald glow…would you say there is some teal in it or not?. Does it sparkle?. Does it come off as a dark green, almost black or light? I already have it in sugar plum which I like alot. Thanks!

  • amyleigh

    I bought about five shades of the glimmersticks a year,ago a d was TOTALLY disappointed! Although I am however an Avon fan, and buy a lot of their eyeshadows. I am debating on their 4 for $10 eyeliners now, I have dark blue eyes, a d was wondering if the diamonds eye liner shows any more shimmer than glimmersticks, or even of the chromed may look better? Or what colors people recommend for my eye color….helpful hints ladies? I am ALL EARS FOR NEW MAKE-UP ADVICE! THANKS LADIES!!!!