I’ve always had a thing for the eyeliner because one, it’s quite easy to use, and two, it is versatility packed in one slim stick. I sometimes draw a thicker line than usual and just smudge it with my fingers and voila – instant eyeshadow! Admittedly though, this technique doesn’t work with all eyeliners. I think there are certain kinds that can be smudged easier. (Cue Google search now!) Anyway, I was really excited when I saw these new Always On Point Reflective Eyeliners from Avon. I have a small collection of retractable eyeliners and this one features the same ease but always with the pointed tip.
The two available shades I got were part of January’s Avon Makeup Council goodies – Molten Gunmetal and Molten Plum. As much as I loved a good colored eyeliner, I still had two violet ones that I am yet to use up so I was more excited for the Molten Gunmetal. A couple of years ago I went on an eyeliner search for that one shade that would match my then dying Clinique eyeliner that was a forever staple in all my makeup looks. It wasn’t even black but an almost black shade that showed up a bit like a blackish grey on me, kinda gunmetal-like which gave me that worn in liner look that I so loved then. Sorry if I sucked at describing that Clinique liner but really, all I wanted was for Molten Gunmetal to come close to that look.
I swatched the two and yes, these liners were true to the reflective part. Notice the shimmer that caught the light of my light bulb. I made two lines each to show the marvel that is the sharpener inside the cap which guaranteed a pointed liner – always! As much as I am partial to thicker lines, I find that I’ve been tightlining (or at least attempting to) more these days for that cleaner look. I like how the colors are buildable for a more striking stare. However, I find that the texture of these liners tend to be a bit softer than what I’m used to with the perfect point easily blunted before I achieve the line that I want.
See below? That’s how it gets quite quickly with a swipe or too. I have to do a couple of passes with the sharpening and lining part to get the look I prefer.
This video from Avon Philippines’ Youtube account shows you how to use the Avon Always On Point Reflective Eyeliner’s built-in sharpener.
To get this point below, always. I find it quite the ingenious little thing really.
I’ve been playing around with the two for weeks now and below is my Valentines Day FOTD using the eyeliner in Molten Gunmetal with my Urban Decay Naked 2 and Naked Flushed palettes. I can’t remember the lipstick I wore on that day though.
Overall, I find that I fluctuate between just liking the Avon Always On Point Reflective Eyeliners to loving them depending on the look that I’m going for on that day. Like is for those days when I want a cleaner, tighter line while love is for those days when I feel like I’m a couple of years back and rocking (or at least I hope) a smokier line. That built-in sharpener thing is something I can’t get enough of even with the slightly softer texture. Retractable liners are the best for a lazy girl like me but this pointed tip just tops the cake. I do hope Avon releases more shades though in this particular line, one in a solid black preferably and please, with just the slightest hint of a firmer texture. I would recommend these existing ones in Molten Gunmetal and Molten Plum when playing with your makeup for a softer, more feminine look.
Here’s another FOTD using the Avon Always On Point Reflective Eyeliner in Molten Plum with the new Avon CC Cream in Nude (this is different from the CC Cream I previously reviewed and I just had to buy the two shades available to try. Will review ASAP), Avon Face Pearls, Mac Girl Boy Brow Set, and Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Villa Lante.