How have you all been? I have been missing on action a bit on MABH and I do miss writing and reviewing for you all – SO much! Anyway, you all know that I have a weakness for coloured eyeliners. So I am back with a review for another one! This is the Avon Glimmersticks Eyeliner in the shade ‘Nocturnal’. Let’s get into the review!
Rs 259 for 0.28 g
About 2.5 years
Nocturnal, Bronze Glow, Majestic Plum, Emerald, Starry Night Blue, Textured Teal, Blackest Black
Super long-wearing and easy to blend; an automatic eyeliner for precision lining and defining
My Take on the Eyeliner:
Like all the Avon Glimmersticks/Glimmersticks Diamonds eyeliners, this one too comes in a retractable pencil form. The difference between this packaging and that of the Glimmersticks Diamonds range is that the Glimmersticks Diamonds one has sparkly stars in it! I noticed this and I am proud I did so I wanted to show off a bit :P okay now I am done :D
The shade nocturnal is a deep eggplant purple. The brochure says the eyeliner is self-sharpening but the tip becomes blunt after 2-3 uses, and then stays that way so drawing thinner lines is a little tricky. As far as pigmentation is concerned, you can’t really fault this eyeliner – 2-3 swipes give a rich purple line that is really flattering, especially on brown and hazel eyes. It is waterproof as well as smudge-proof. It sets within about a minute or so of applying it so if you want to smudge it, you’ll have to be quick. You will need a makeup remover to remove this completely. I use the Ayur Deep Pore Cleansing Milk. It stays put on my eyes for about 4-5 hours and I have semi-oily eyelids so for me that is pretty good wear time.
For some reason I didn’t like the finish of this eyeliner. I haven’t had this problem with bronze glow, but with this, the edges of the line look a bit faded and patchy – you can see it on my eyes. So I didn’t really like that. Another problem I see with this eyeliner is that if you have dark circles that have purplish undertones, I feel this shade may emphasize them. So be sure to conceal the dark circles properly before applying.
Why I like this Eyeliner?:
- Reasonable price especially if you get it on discount
- Lovely purple shade
- Staying power is easily about 4-5 hours
- Waterproof and smudge-proof
Why I don’t like this Eyeliner?
- Available only through Avon agents
- Shade may emphasize dark circles for some skin tones
- Finish is a bit patchy
MABH Rating: 3/5
Of all the Avon eyeliners I’ve tried (and that is A LOT) somehow this one doesn’t really stand out for me because of the slight patchiness. Overall I do like the pigmentation and wear time. Purple-lovers can go for eyeliner, it will not disappoint you! Hope you liked the review!