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WHAT IS IT?
A pot of gel eyeliner from Avon.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
You have to use an eyeliner brush and apply sweeps of colour along your lash line. You should use an eye make up primer before because gel eyeliner does not stick to the skin as good as pencil or pen liner.
WHAT I THINK
I am very happy with the colour of the eyeliner because they are bright and look striking on my eyes. One is black and the other is sapphire a bright blue. My favourite one is the sapphire eyeliner because it is a very beautiful colour and makes my eyes shine and stand out.
It is very easy to apply because the gel is soft and it goes even softer when my it touches my warm skin. You do not receive an eyeliner brush because it comes in a small round pot but Avon sell the brushes separate, I did not buy one because I have got lots of make up brushes.
The eyeliner is very smooth to apply and I like it that I can apply a second coat over the top without dragging out the colour that makes up the first coat. It lasts very well and I was surprised about that because Avon eye make up does not usually stay on my eyes for very long even when I use a primer. The black one fades a bit quicker but neither of them flake and the colour just fades so that eventual it is very pale on my eyelids but it is still there faintly.
It is easy to remove with just cleanser and you do not need to use special eye make up remover like you have to with a lot of gel eyeliners.
This eyeliner costs about £4 and you buy it from Avon. There are 6 colours that you can pick from and they all look bright, it dries up quite quick so you should use your pot as quick as possible to make sure you do not waste any.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
It may seem a little unfair to compare eyeliner that I bought for £3 in a sale booklet to the ones I have from MAC which I bought from £14, but to be honest as far as eyeliner goes, this seems to be the best comparison. I first bought Avon Supershock Gel Eyeliner (the one in a pot) around Christmastime when I was feeling a little poor but really wanted a bright, vibrant blue eyeliner for an outfit. I was already a fan of the Avon Supershock pencils so decided to try out the gel pots as well. In the booklet, they also had the option of purchasing an eyeliner brush for the pot, but I did not purchase this as I already had my own, so cannot comment on the quality.
The benefits of gel eyeliners are the staying power, the vibrancy of colour and the precision to which you can apply it. The eyeliners offer the precision of liquid eyeliners, without the difficulty of using them. The colours are only slightly less vibrant than using a liquid eyeliner, offering a softer look, but normally much more vibrant than using a kohl pencil. This eyeliner is applied to the lid rather than the waterline, and needs a special tilted brush to apply.
The eyeliner came in a small black box with white writing, when this was removed the eyeliner was in a small, round glass tub with a black plastic lid. The whole look is very professional and very similar in style to Bobbi Brown or Mac Fluidline eyeliners.
The colour in the pot (I went for Sapphire) was a very vibrant blue. When put onto the eyelid it did fade in intensity a little bit, but still left a strong, solid blue on the eyelid (though you need to layer it a couple of times to get quite the same vibrancy you get from a mac eyeliner, but this does mean you have more flexibility, as if you want a subtle look the option is available). The eyeliner also comes in a fawny, golden brown colour and a black, the latter of which I own and it is just as strong a colour as the blue (though admittedly less strong than MAC Fluidline, which is jet black.)
This eyeliner applies very smoothly with the brush, and cannot really be faulted. It does not tug at the eyelid, and lies smoothly. It is also easy to blend with a small brush if you want a less harsh line for a more natural look. The texture is very creamy and does not feel too heavy on the eye.
Over the top of MAC eyelid Primer, this eyeliner lasts as long as I want until I clean it off! Without using an eyelid primer, it does tend to last less time and smudges much quicker, but I am very prone to rubbing my eyes and it still lasts a good few hours without re-application. I would always recommend wearing this eyeliner over a good primer or at least moisturising and powdering the eyelid first.
I have had the blue pot about 6 months now, and whilst I have not used all of the eyeliner I am finding it is starting to dry out a bit. Whereas my MAC Fluidline is still going strong a year on. This may be my own fault due to not screwing on the lid tightly enough in a rush or something, and probably needs further investigation before I commit to this claim. However, even if this is the case, £3 for 6 months worth of eyeliner is very reasonable!
Absolutely I would buy this eyeliner! However, I would wait until it comes back onto the sale brochure if you can as £3 is much more of a bargain than £6! (though they're currently 2 for £8 on the avon website) I will still buy Fluidline occasionally, as it has a larger range of colours, but for the black and blue I can certainly recommend Supershock Gel Eyeliner. I would also recommend the supershock pencil eyeliner, as they have a gel core. Whilst these aren't as precise to use, they do have some beautiful, vibrant colours and are probably an easier transition for those who have only ever used pencil eyeliner before.
When Avon brought out a gel eyeliner in a little pot, I thought "whoopee!". I bought a similar one years ago, made by another manufacturer whose name I cannot recall, and I loved it. At that time I could only buy a black one, but I really wanted blue, as I have grey eyes and black can look a bit harsh on me. I ordered the Avon eyeliner in Shimmering Sapphire, together with a little, fine applicator brush, and have not been disappointed. As well as the Sapphire blue colour, Avon also market this eyeliner in a gorgeous, shimmery bronze shade, as well as classic black.
The advantages of this product is that it is much more controllable upon application than many liquid eyeliners available on the market, so it is an excellent starter eyeliner for novices or those who, like me, are nervous of applying too much colour and looking like a circus clown. The colour can be applied lightly if you are seeking subtle definition to your eyes or it can be 'layered' for a more dramatic evening look. It glides on without dragging or pulling the delicate eye area, and this particular shade of blue is absolutely gorgeous, suiting my grey eyes very well (it is also very flattering for people with brown eyes). I paid £3 for my eyeliner and £1 for the eyeliner brush (a half-price offer in the Avon brochure when the product was first launched), and this lovely little pot of colour goes a long way.
As mentioned before my sister has recently become an Avon rep so in support of her business I bought a few products from an Avon campaign brochure including this eyeliner which at the time I think cost about £5.
It comes in a small black cardboard box which I swiftly disposed of, and inside the eyeliner is in a small clear glass pot, with a black screw top lid which boldly says Avon Supershock in silver writing. I bought mine in a bronzey goldish colour which the bottom of the pot says the colour is "flashy brown". The eyeliner itself is quite a shimmery brown/bronze and is of a creamy gel type texture.
To apply it I also have the Avon eyeliner brush which is a small long black brush with a fine tip which can easily be immersed in this tiny pot to gather the eyeliner with little dabs for application on my eyes. I am no make up artist (trust me!) but I find this eyeliner, when used with the compatible brush easy to use and gives an amazing shimmery desired effect! The eyeliner sits well on my eyes, giving a noticeable coverage and look without having to apply loads and loads. It doesn't smudge easily and has a long lasting effect as I have worn it on a night out a couple times and it has seen me right through! I also got a few cheeky compliments at how "sensuous" my eyes looked (why thank you!).
Removing it is easy, using my Estee lauder eye make up remover, one quick wipe with a cotton wool pad and it is easily off and I don't have to vigorously rub my eyes leaving a mass of messy eyeliner everywhere! As someone who likes the basics of makeup I love this eyeliner and would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting a nice shimmery eyeliner product of good quality and which is easy to use!
About the product:-
The super shock eye-liner is gel based and currently comes in 3 shades .. Blackened metal,flashy brown and shimmering Sapphire,
they are usually available for £6 each but are currently on offer for 2 for £8. They
arrive in a little glass pot as you can see.
You can buy a brush to assist in the application.
I cant say I am an eye-liner fan or i should say, I wasn't as i have used the liquid one's before and have never been able to master the art of it as they always seemed to be too thick, and the line was always too bold for me.
but i have since bought the shimmering Sapphire and i love it, you need to apply quite a bit for the wow affect but it looks amazing and lasts all day and night, and I now use this one all the time and will be buying the blackened metal while it's on offer.
i found the best way to use the eye-liner was with the eye-liner brush (bought separately) across the eyelid with a slight flick at the end gives a brilliant effect.
Being a regular buyer of Avon products I was really pleased to see this SuperShock eyeliner when it was introduced just before Christmas (2011). It was given a big page showing the colours and the applicator brush they also sell, they had an offer to buy one pot of eyeliner and a brush for £5 which was a bargain as the brush alone is £4 and the usual price of this eyeliner is £6!
I looked forward to the product arriving as I had been wanting to try a gel eyeliner for a while.
When it was delivered by my avon rep I couldn't wait to have a look and wasn't disappointed with what I found, it came packaged in a small black cardboard box and once opened I found a small glass pot with a screw top black lid, as the pot is glass it is easy to see the product through it and I noticed that this is predominately black but it does have little silver speckles amongst the gel. Opening it just took a little twist of the lid and then I got a good look at the 'gel'.
It doesn't appear to have any scent to it and looks quite creamy and not very much gel like but I didn't let that stop me trying it!
I took my eyeliner brush (which I purchased from Avon at the same time) and brushed it around the substance in the pot and saw that it picked up a little of the gel so I put more pressure on the brush which meant more product was picked up, I applied it to my upper lash line and was pleased to see how quickly I could sweep a line across. It came out really well and looked quite funky. The colour wasn't really dark but by building it up it does add depth to the colour. It also brings a nice glittery shine along the lash line.
I found it very easy to apply and easy to use.
I wipe my eyeliner brush with a wetwipe to clean it and stop build up of product as I noticed that if left the eyeliner gel does go quite brittle and flakey on the brush.
I have also purchased the Shimmering Sapphire shade which is a deep metallic blue, it did show the model wearing this in the Avon brochure and I was disappointed that the colour wasn't nearly as deep as what was shown. I applied this in the same way before a night out but even with trying to build up the colour it didn't really make the colour deep enough for me although it was a very nice colour.
Disappointingly the 'gel' needs to be slightly warm(ish) for you to be able to pick up a decent amount onto the brush and I now leave the little pot on the radiator to soften it slightly before applying which I am sure will shorten the life of the product! But doing this stops the 'gel' becoming flakey, when flakey it is pretty much useless and hard to use.
This comes in a variety of three metallic colours ~
Avons blurb describes it as this ~
In a metallic gel for perfect chrome precision, glides on smoothly for a long-lasting, precise line*.
How to use: dip your eyeliner brush in the pot, wipe off excess gel on pot, apply following the line of your eyelid, adding a flick at the end for extra wow!