Sunday, 30 December 2012

3x Avon SuperShock products; Gel eyeliner, pencil eyeliner, mascara; reviews + photos


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There are quite a lot of products in Avon's SuperShock range, and I have three of them; SuperShock Eyeliner in "Blackened Metal", SuperShock Gel Eyeliner Pencil in "Black", and SuperShock Mascara in "Black" in the limited edition packaging. So I thought I'd give them all a review in one blog.



First I want to share my thoughts on my favorite product of the three, my SuperShock Eyeliner in "Blackened Metal". I'd heard good things about it from friends, and I can see why! Its a gel eyeliner which comes in a little glass pot, and is currently available in three metallic shades; "Blackened Metal" is a very dark grey/black packed with silver shimmer (see my "swatch photo" below), "Shimmering Sapphire" is cobalt blue with light blue sparkles, and "Flashy Brown" is a metallic shade medium-dark brown/bronze.
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I went for "Blackened Metal" as I'm not a fan of bright eye make up on myself. I wish this product was available in matte black - I can't fault this shade at all, but it would be nice to have it in plain black, too. Anyway, I really love how build-able this shade is. When first applied it's fairly light and translucent, but when you layer it up it becomes a gorgeous dramatic dark grey / "almost black", packed full of sparkling silver shimmer, I love it!
I can't explain how good the wear is; I work 18 hour days, and it looks just as stunning at the start of my day as it does at the end... it doesn't even need any touch ups! It's also smudge-proof and crease-proof. The formula is silky-smooth, but it does feel quite greasy on your hands and it's a pain to get off your skin and brushes with water alone (so try not to make a mess with it!).
Obviously you'll need an eyeliner brush to apply this product. A brush isn't supplied, but Avon do sell one separately for £4.00. My assistant's sister uses Avon's eyeliner brush and tells me it's good, but I use my MAC 263 Small Angle Brush which is available for £16.00 from the MAC website.
Avon SuperShock Eyeliner is available from your Avon representative for £6.00.
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Now it's time to discuss the eyeliner pencil, Avon SuperShock Gel Eyeliner Pencil in "Black".
Although I do like this product, I personally don't think it's as good as the SuperShock Eyeliner. If they made  the SuperShock Eyeliner in this deep matte black I'd buy it in a shot!
On your skin this liner lasts all day, the wear is fantasic. Again, it's completely smudge-proof and crease-proof. However, on your waterline this product just doesn't work for me; it fades and begins to run very quickly, and literally within minutes I have no liner left on the corners of my waterline at all which is disappointing. Again, this product is silky-smooth but quite greasy; you need to be careful not to make a mess with it as it's almost impossible to remove with water alone, in fact it's even more difficult to remove than the SuperShock Eyeliner due to the dark shade. The pencil is very soft which makes the application smooth and drag-free, but it also means it wears down fairly quickly so you'll need to sharpen it quite a lot.
Avon SuperShock Gel Pencil Eyeliner is available from your local Avon representative for £6.00.

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Lastly, my Avon SuperShock Mascara in "Black". They only sell this product in black, but that's no problem for me. They also sell a SuperShock Max version which I'd like to get my hands on! I bought it a couple of months ago in the limited edition packaging; it's metallic red with gold writing and stars and really is quite pretty, now and then they sell it online and in the brochure for a limited period.
This is a volume boosting mascara, and it really does work. I have fairly short lashes and they're quite thick anyway, so I usually go for a lengthening product, but I'd heard great things about this one so I had to give it a go. It thickens my lashes really well! And it coats my lashes for root to tip which gives me a nice dark lash line without eyeliner. It doesn't clump which is always a winner. It also dries very quickly - my "everyday mascara" was Maybelline Great Lash for about 2 years as it was an all-round beauty bar the fact that it took too long to dry which could lead to it getting messy, but Avon SuperShock (and my No7 Extreme Length Mascara) have now replaced it! The photos show the thickness and length of my lashes after using Avon SuperShock Mascara.
Avon SuperShock Mascara is available from your Avon representative for £8.50.

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By Tuesday T. Bryan.

Image - below: The photo below shows all three products together; SuperShock Eyeliner on my upper lid, SuperShock Gel Eyeliner Pencil on my waterline, and SuperShock Mascara on my lashes.
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