Thursday, 7 May 2020

Avon Power Stay 16 Hour Shadow Stick review and swatches


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Hey guys! Today I’m going to be reviewing an Avon product that has just been released. Avon is a brand that actually features in the majority of my most popular posts here on the blog! In my last post I mentioned that I’d be reviewing the eyeshadow that I was wearing in the photos, but other than that I didn’t explain much as I thought I'd save it all for today.

Avon Power Stay 16 Hour Shadow Stick
Avon Power Stay 16 Hour Shadow Stick

The Avon Power Stay 16 Hour Shadow Stick is an eyeshadow stick and eyeliner in one. It promises a creamy, vibrant, waterproof formula that lasts all day. It is described as being easy to apply and blend, yet not transfer or crease during wear. At the time of writing, it has been launched with a range of 6 shades. The shade I have to show you all today is Everyday Beige which is a shimmery beige with blue undertones (and I'm sure I spy some very subtle blue shimmer amongst the silver shimmer).

The eyeshadow comes packaged in a sleek, black pen with a lid and the product info in gold lettering. At the base you can see the shade colour, but inside there is also a hidden sharpener to sharpen the stick if you wish.

So let's jump right into it!


Usage and Results:

My first thoughts on this were that I liked the packaging, but I personally would have preferred a matte finish to the plastic. That is just my personal thought and obviously it doesn't change the performance of the product.

Avon Power Stay 16 Hour Shadow Stick in Everyday Beige
Avon Power Stay 16 Hour Shadow Stick in Everyday Beige

The main thing that I believe most people will be purchasing this product for is to use as an eyeshadow. Avon already sell pencil eyeliners in a range of shades and I feel that this is primarily advertised as an eyeshadow also. Therefore, I was a little unsure about the fact that it arrives with a pointed tip. The idea of applying an eyeshadow with a pointed tip doesn't sound comfortable to me personally, but I feel that there are pros and cons with it.

As you can likely expect, applying it wasn't comfortable at first as I felt like it had to be held at an odd angle and the point wasn't a nice feeling anywhere above where you would normally apply your eyeliner. On the plus side though, it gives more control with getting it exactly where you want it in the crease line. A quick side note at this point: if you do decide to use this as an eyeliner, Avon say to not use it on the waterline.

With this all said, the point actually melted down very quickly and the stick soon had a rounded tip before I had even finished covering my first eyelid, so if this is of any concern to you then I would simply recommend melting it down on the back of your hand a bit before use. 

Avon Power Stay 16 Hour Shadow Stick in Everyday Beige
Avon Power Stay 16 Hour Shadow Stick in Everyday Beige

Avon Power Stay 16 Hour Shadow Stick in Everyday Beige
Avon Power Stay 16 Hour Shadow Stick in Everyday Beige

I found that it applied rather easily, but it did take a few layers to make it as opaque as I wanted it to be. It blended out okay, but you need to be fast as it dries quickly. Therefore I found it easier to do it in bits rather than all at once. 

In regards to wear, the eyeshadow did last for hours before fading. However, I did get some creasing during the day. Removal was a little tough though as it took a fair bit of gentle rubbing across the lids to remove all of the shimmer!

Avon Power Stay 16 Hour Shadow Stick in Everyday Beige
Avon Power Stay 16 Hour Shadow Stick in Everyday Beige

Overall, I think that this is a good product for the price point. I have used other Avon eyshadow sticks in the past and I do feel that this is an improvement on those that have come before them.

It is creamy, yes, but I didn't find it to be that vibrant unless you build it up (maybe other shades are different in this respect). This doesn't have to be a negative though as it means that you can choose to go with a sheer finish or more opaque finish - it opens more options. 

It wears for a long time, but it will need a little maintenance during the day to keep it looking fresh (blending out those creases). However, do be ready with a good makeup remover at the end of the day to take it back off again!

Avon Power Stay 16 Hour Shadow Stick
Avon Power Stay 16 Hour Shadow Stick

If you want to check out the other shades in the range or to get your hands on the Avon Power Stay 16 Hour Shadow Stick in the same shade as I have, you can find them at my online Avon Store (UK, home delivery only). 

What are your thoughts on the Avon Power Stay 16 Hour Shadow Stick? What are your favourite eyeshadow sticks?

Zoe.
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