August 11, 2011

Avon SuperShock Vivid Liquid Eyeshadow Review, Swatches, Photos

Avon SuperShock Vivid Liquid Eyeshadow isn’t a new product by any means but for some odd reason or another I felt like revisiting them when I saw a friend using one recently.

Yeah, my mentality, as you may have guessed, was the fact that maybe these were a budget option for Chanel Ombre D’Eau due to their bi-phase formula.

Hi-ho, hi-ho off I went to locate these on Evil-bay since Avon no longer sells them….

Here are my thoughts!

A liquid eyeshadow with a metallic finish and a bi-phase formula.

Without a doubt Avon SuperShock Vivid Liquid Eyeshadow rocks it formula wise. It’s just cool. The bi-phase formula has a liquid, heavier pigment base on the bottom and a watery, moisturizing layer infused with Vitamin E on the top, shaken up you’ll end up with a liquid eyeshadow that has a cool, metallic sheen. I just like the concept behind these and the way they look, very Chanel Ombre D’Eau.

I only hauled one but there are a few shades you can locate easily enough on E-bay and for a fairly low cost if you’re interested. The color I got was Chrome Cocoa which is a metallic, golden brown.

The sponge tip applicator allows for easy application and a little blend with your finger helps things along. I find this swatches amazing (as you can see in my photo) and the pigmentation is simply brilliant as well as the overall vibrancy of the color. The formula is pretty unique as well but…

As nicely as the product swatches on my arm I do wish I could achieve the same smooth finish on my lid. The wet consistency of the product is very messy to apply to lids and I find it goes patchy and sheers out too quickly as you blend. You can build color up but again the liquid formula seems to migrate easily which makes for very difficult application that looks less than smooth on lids.

Bluntly put, the final result is a very messy look and not the smooth, even color finish I get when swatching on the flat surface of my wrist.

  • Those makeup users who have alot of patience and care when applying shadow (you might get these down right if you take alot of time and patience to apply, I personally get frustrated easily with products that don’t work “right out of the box”)
  • Those with drier lids (the Vitamin E is highly moisturizing and feels lovely on lids).

  • Those who just don’t have the time or patience to deal with crummy application.
  • Those with oily lids.

Avon SuperShock Vivid Liquid Eyeshadow in theory is a really cool product but in reality it just fails to work. I personally feel like I’m removing my eyeshadow rather than applying it during application due to the watery, liquid-y nature of the product which slips and slides and migrates all over the place. The product swatches extra smooth on my arm but sadly I can’t replicate the effect on my lid which has considerably more curves than the flat surface my arm provides as a smooth canvas. If you have time and patience you might achieve better results than I did but I’m going to throw it out there and say, I doubt it.

Oh well!

Cool idea…but just doesn’t work all that well.

But if you’re craving this shadow, I found quite a few sellers on E-bay selling them for as little as $3.99 each.

Every try them?

Do share?

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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  • Melissa

    Flippin love the Chanel ones. I hope they don’t get discontinued with the new cream/gel shadows they released. Thank you for the review. I love me some avon cheapness!