Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Avon Supershock Vivid Liquid Eyeshadow - Review

It occurred to me that I haven't done a beauty review (other than nail of the days) for quite a while so today I'll be reviewing the Avon Supershock Vivid Liquid Eyeshadow (what a blooming mouthful that is!). 

http://avonshop.co.uk/product/make-up/eyes/eyeshadow/avon-supershock-vivid-liquid-eye-shadow.html?newdept=&s=bvSearch&c=Bazaar&otc=AvonSupershockVividLiquidEyeShadow&bnd=&

This is a liquid eyeshadow infused with Vitamin E. You simply shake the bottle to mix up the moisturisers and ultra fine pigment and it's supposed to give you a vibrant and pearlised result when applied. 

When I first received it I was pretty dubious as it's so liquidy it's almost water like, I couldn't really imagine that it would give a decent coverage. My doubts were confirmed when I applied it to my eye lids. It takes a good 2 - 3 coats to get a decent build up of colour and I wouldn't describe this particular shade (platinum) as vibrant, maybe the other colours are different but this one is like a wishy washy pale silver. Some people may like it if they only want a thin base of colour but it's not punchy enough for me. I have found it makes an excellent base for a smoky eye though and powdered eye shadow stays on well when worn over it. It also worth saying that it wears off very quickly (when worn alone) and creases easily. The shade I'm using is Platinum. 



Sadly I don't have any photos to show the wear on my eye as it's really difficult to take a picture of your own eye, you'll just have to take my word for it!! You can see in the pictures above the coverage it gives and although it's lovely and sparkly it's very sheer and not particularly vivid or pigmented. 

http://avonshop.co.uk/product/make-up/eyes/eyeshadow/avon-supershock-vivid-liquid-eye-shadow.html?newdept=&s=bvSearch&c=Bazaar&otc=AvonSupershockVividLiquidEyeShadow&bnd=&

It's one of the products that's left me thinking it's a flash in the pan type thing. It sounds good when you see it advertised but when actually used it's not that great.  I will however continue to use it as a base eyeshadow or if I'm in a rush and need a quick slick of colour.

If you're interested in trying any of the liquid eyeshadows you can click on the link and it'll take you straight to the page: Avon, they retail at £6.00 which in my opinion is actually quite steep considering what you can buy on the high street for that.

Has anyone had any experience with any of the other shades in this collection?

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10 comments:

  1. I've never been sure about liquid eye shadow just because I'd be worried they'd end up sliding off.
    i do love the colour of this one though.

    x x x

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    1. Me too! I really wanted to like this but I just I not that keen :-( x

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  2. From the name I would have assumed it would be more vivid such a shame it's so dull.

    Sarah
    Life in a Break Down
    xx

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    1. I know, I was expecting something so much more :-( x

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  3. Ooh liquid eyeshadow is really good. I love this one the colour's great :) xx

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    1. I think I need to experiment with another colour or brand maybe? x

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  4. Oh wow, great idea for this!! That colour looks really vivid but a shame to hear its not really that good!! I suppose on the eyes its much different, more oil etc too!!

    http://www.fridayisforeverblog.com/ xx

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    1. I'd say so, I would like to try some of the other colours in the range but I'm worried they won't be as bright either! Thank you for your comment :-) x

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  5. I was expecting something a little brighten than it is :( xx

    Lots of Love Beautyqueenuk!

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    1. Boohoo I know :-( think they need to rename it!! X

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