The first one I want to talk about is the Glimmerstick Cosmic in the shade ‘Blackened Night’. This is a black eyeliner, with specks of blue and silver glitter running through. Although it sounds pretty garish, when placed on the eye the glitter blends in and becomes a gorgeous shimmer. Unfortunately, I have had this one for quite a while, and it is now discontinued. But never fear – I had a look at the Avon website, and it looks like you can buy a similar colour called ‘Black Ice’ from the Glimmerstick Diamonds collection – here.
The second Glimmerstick I own, is one from the Diamonds range I mentioned above. This is the most gorgeous bronze shade called ‘Brown Glow’. As soon as I swatched this product, I was amazed by the metallic effect that this eyeliner pencil offers. Unlike ‘Blackened Night’, there are no glitter specks – yet it still gives a multi-dimensional shimmer effect. However, do not be put off by the brightness of the shade. It looks beautiful when used on its own with a little mascara (more of a daytime look for me), as it gives a little colour and creativity than just plain black. When used over top of eyeshadow, the colour is muted slightly without looking too dark and almost black. I particularly enjoy using it with my Naked 3 palette.
These eyeliners come in a twist up pencil, and have a creamy consistency which is very easy to blend. They are such a versatile product, they can be smudged with eyeshadows, q-tips or even fingers for a great smoky eye, or used with a steady hand to create a sharp line or even a wing. At £6.00 each, these really are bargains. In fact these eyeliners are currently part of the Avon ‘2 for £8.00’ deal which you can get on their website – here.
Have you tried the Avon Glimmersticks? What did you think?