Saturday, September 14, 2013

Avon Glazewear Diamonds Eyecolor

Product: Avon Glazewear Diamonds Eyecolor 

Where did I buy this? I bought two of these eyeshadows from my Avon rep, Lisa Wetherby.

Price: $1.99 each (clearance price)

Performance: I try my best to review a product on its own merit, not my expectations or preferences. Having said that, I should have paid more attention to the product description in the Avon brochure/Web site. I got suckered in by the glossy photo in the brochure and the inexpensive price. Application-wise, these went on excellently and with ease, even slightly better than the Chocolate NYX cream eyeshadow.

Avon Glazewear Mauved Metal on my pale skin under natural light: You can barely see it!
There was no clumping of the product, no need to smooth it out with a finger, no need for double-dipping to get more product on the wand. It lasted all day, but I don't have oily lids, so YMMV. Color-wise, they were pretty much spot-on. Finish-wise, however, my fantasy of how they would look exceeded reality. Right when applied, for a nanosecond, I saw a metallic finish. However, like the Avon Web site description says, it "flows on like liquid metal, cools to a shimmer, and keeps its luster all day." That's the part I didn't pay attention to, i.e., that the finish changed with wear time (in just a minute or two in my experience).
Avon Glazewear under natural lighting: Mauved Metal (left) and Mocha Flash (right).
So, they did exactly what Avon said they would do, but I was "expecting" them to do something different (isn't that the definition of "insanity"?). I bought these in Mocha Flash and Mauved Metal. They are both very neutral colors, with a neutral finish, and don't show well on my lids because my complexion is very light. There not bad, just rather innocuous.  They would be gorgeous on someone with a darker skin tone. All in all, these Glazewear shadows would be good if you wear a lot of matte neutrals because they have absolutely no shimmer in them; they're quite satiny though. Perfectly acceptable for, say, church, synogogue, a job interview, or dinner with grandmother, but they're not how my lids roll :-) I wear almost all sparkly eyeshadow wherever I go (although I do love me a good matte shadow from time to time)!
Avon Glazewear under natural lighting: Mauved Metal (left) and Mocha Flash (right).
Packaging: Standard tubed wand with doe-foot applicator.

If I lost, spilled, or broke this item, would I buy again? No, I wouldn't buy this product again (unless I find myself reaching for them a lot).

Overall rating: 5 of 5 lippies (for accurate color, finish, and performance as described by Avon; three lippies for my personal preference)

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