Review: Avon SuperShock gel eye liner pencil
Before Purchase: I spotted these as a new item in an Avon catalog. I researched them a little further on the Avon website before purchasing, mostly to check the ingredient lists. I attempted to find swatches via Google, but being these were new, I didn’t have any luck.
Price: I paid $4.99 each, which was an introductory price. They are currently priced at $6.00/each on the Avon website.
Packaging: These are standard eyeliner pencils that came with a plastic shrinktube over them, inside a little box. I did not receive them with any other packaging as I ordered through my Avon Lady.
Ingredients: The ingredients are not listed on the pencil or in the Avon catalogs of course, but they are listed on the Avon website, and rather completely. Department store brands (*cough*Lancôme*cough*) should take note of this and follow suit.
ISODODECANE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, SYNTHETIC WAX, PEG/PPG-19/19 DIMETHICONE, HYDROGENATED POLYDICYCLOPENTADIENE, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, NYLON-12, C20-40 ALCOHOLS, PERFLUORONONYL DIMETHICONE, SILICA, POLYGLYCERYL-4 DIISOSTEARATE/POLYHYDROXYSTEARATE/SEBACATE, POLYETHYLENE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, TIN OXIDE, STEARIC ACID, TOCOPHEROL
MAY CONTAIN: IRON OXIDES, MICA/CI 77019, ALUMINUM POWDER/CI 77000, TITANIUM DIOXIDE/CI 77891, ULTRAMARINES/CI 77007, CARMINE/CI 75470, FERRIC FERROCYANIDE/CI 77510, BLACK 2/CI 77266, BLUE 1 LAKE/CI 42090, MANGANESE VIOLET/CI 77742, CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS/CI 77288, CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN/CI 77289, YELLOW 5 LAKE/CI 19140, BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE/CI 77163, RED 40 LAKE/CI 16035
These pencils currently come in four colors: Bronze, Khaki Shimmer, Plumful, and Steel.
Then I washed my hands and noticed they didn’t come off completely, so I took a picture.
Application is smooth, easy, and non-tugging, which I found surprising for an eyeliner pencil that isn’t petroleum-based. They also held up pretty well through the day.
My one complaint: these are not suitable for waterlines at all. They don’t even really apply, and what little bit of a faint line you manage won’t last long, anyhow. I was hoping these would be an alternative to Urban Decay’s 24/7 pencils or MUFE’s Aqua Eyes pencils, which are both petroleum-based and I am unable to use for that reason.
- Was I happy with my purchase? Yes.
- Would I purchase Avon SuperShock eyeliner pencils again? Probably, but I would like to see a larger color selection.
- Rating? 4 out of 5 stars.