Avon Glimmerstick in Blackest Black and Saturn Grey - £6 each (now £3 on offer)
Avon Glimmersticks have been around for quite a while, and as an all-round, good quality eye liner it's little surprise that Pixiwoo have mentioned them a few times too. My mum sent me a package a few weeks ago containing 'blackest black' and 'saturn grey', so I was so excited to try them out and got on with it right away.
There's a lot of things I love about these eye liners, and the fact that I reach for at least one shade every day is testament to that. The formula of the eye liners is firm but creamy enough to make application incredibly smooth without the sticks snapping (although winding excess stick up would snap it!) There's no dragging either, which makes using the eye liner so much easier than others that I own. I love that there's no sharpening with these as well - just twist the stick up, and down again - so there's never wasted product. I've also found that they take a really long time to wear down, which is surprising since they're so creamy. The packaging is also pretty smart; neat plastic casing, a lid that clicks on and the 'twist' section is almost half the tube, so no fiddling.
The formula is waterproof, which although it won't last after washing your face, it does take a bit of effort to really get it off. Because of this, I use it for my upper and lower waterline. It does transfer a little, but I've found it to have much longer-lasting capabilities than the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On liner that I've used for years - Avon's Glimmersticks do not end up half way down my face, so I'm very glad for that! The creamy formula does smudge if you rub it hard enough - it's not as 'fixed' as a liquid eye liner, which has its positives and negatives. I much prefer using a pencil to a brush though, and the colour is pigmented enough to look just as dramatic.
I am somewhat confused over the 'glimmer' in the name 'Glimmerstick'. My 'saturn grey' liner does have a shimmer in the product which, despite what the swatch photo tells you, you can't see it on your eyes - and 'blackest black' has no shimmer at all. They both apply quite matte on me. I'm not complaining, as I don't want sparkly eye liners any more anyway, but some might find it a bit of a let down. But overall, I love these eye liners and choose them over any other that I own.