Beauty Test Drive: Avon Glimmersticks Diamonds Eyeliner

Eyeliner, where have you been all my life? I have enough eyeshadows and eyeshadow palettes to keep me going until 2036. But after an unremarkable experience with a plain brown MAC eyeliner, I gave up on it.

My mistake. While I usually use a kickass BECCA eyeliner, which smudges beautifully and lasts all day, I’m also rather partial to Avon’s Glittersticks Diamonds eyeliners. Their twinkle is subtle, not “Rock Of Ages,” and it’s beyond easy to apply. Just try not to think about how the name sounds like a Care Bear.

Price/Availability:, $7

Packaging: Glittersticks eyeliners come in retractable, self-sharpening pencils, so you don’t have to deal with any of that sharpening annoying. It’s been banging around in my makeup bag for a few weeks and the cap hasn’t broken, which is always a success in my book. 

Formula: The colors are super-pretty, especially the blue one, “Twilight Sparkle.” It’s blue without being “WHOA, SHE IS WEARING BLUE EYELINER,” which is important.

Wear Time: Not super impressive, to be honest. Glittersticks Diamonds aren’t as long-lasting as other eyeliners I’ve worn — the aforementioned BECCA and one I used to wear in college from Maybelline. I have been the “Flashy Copper” brown and the  blue. By mid-day, the brown one has completely faded into my eyeshadow and the blue one is only barely visible, probably because it’s a darker color. I have to reapply both several times a day for a made-up look. But it’s $7, so whatever. 

Overall: I think my previous comment, “hey, it’s $7, so whatever,” just about sums it up.  

Grade: 3/5

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