Friday 2 October 2015

Avon Glimmerstick Flick in Sky review and swatches

When it comes to eyeliner, winged eyeliner (or flicked/cat eye) is a key look. However, they can be a tad tricky to master. Because of this, there are thankfully a range of products available to help you out.

One of these is the re-release of Avon's Glimmerstick Flick. Originally part of their Hollywood collection and only in the shade black, Avon are bringing them back with a range of shades.

Avon Glimmerstick Flick Eyeliner in Sky

The colour palette is made up of jewel tones, including purple, blue and green as well as brown, black and grey.

I ordered myself the shade Sky, which is a dark blue colour (think along the lines of Urban Decay Mainline).

It comes packaged in the same plastic packaging of their Glimmerstick Eyeliners (which are soon to be re-branded and be sold with a new formula), but instead of being round like a regular eyeliner nib, it is rectangular and angled. It has a twist bottom that reveals more eyeliner when needed.


Due to the angled nib, you can choose how you wish to apply it.

Avon Glimmerstick Flick Eyeliner in Sky

You can keep the pencil horizontal for a thinner line, or you can hold it vertically for a much thicker line and a more dramatic look.


The Glimmerstick Flick Eyeliner is a creamy pencil which is good as it means less tugging on the eye. However, even though it applies fairly opaque on the back of your hand, it can be patchy when applied to the eye. It personally takes me a couple to a few strokes to achieve the preferred opacity. 

Avon Glimmerstick Flick Eyeliner in Sky

In regards to the flick, I find it easy to do, but that it can smudge easily. When I applied the eyeliner for the picture below, the flick was bold. This photo was taken roughly ten minutes after application and as you can see, it has smudged around the flick tip. 

Avon Glimmerstick Flick Eyeliner in Sky

It doesn't completely ruin the look though. From a distance the smudge isn't completely noticeable, but it is if you get up close.

Throughout the day, the eyeliner can smudge further, such as into the corner of your eyes and even underneath. With that said, the main line does stay put for a fairly decent amount of time, but I do use eye primer (for testing this I used Benefit’s Lemon Aid). I would imagine that without any primer, your main line could fade a lot quicker.

In regards to the colour itself, I find it to be a beautiful shade, one that is flattering for all skin tones and eye colours.

Avon Glimmerstick Flick Eyeliner in Sky

Overall, there are pros and cons to this eyeliner. It’s creamy and simple to apply and it makes flicks easy to achieve, but it is prone to smudging, even with eye primer. It has good longevity and the colour stays strong, but it won’t look as bold or vibrant as flicked eyeliner that is done with a liquid liner.

If you are the type of person who has already mastered the infamous eyeliner flick, I think that you would likely be happier with a liquid liner that can give you a polished finish. However, if you are new to the world of eyeliner and are trying to get your head around the flick look, this is a decent, affordable product to try out and practice with. It is good for its price.

You can purchase the new Avon Glimmerstick Flick for an introductory price of £3.50 (then it will go up to £6) from Campaign 18 in the UK (which you may already have if your rep is a Trendsetter rep), or online at Avon soon (in which case I will update with the link).

UPDATE: It is now available online to buy here.

What are your thoughts on Avon’s Glimmerstick Flick? Do you prefer liquid or pencil eyeliner for flicks?

Let me know in the comments below!

Zoe. @Beautifinous

1 comment:

  1. Ooh this is interesting i've never tried the flick ones before only the usual glimmersticks!
    charlotte //