BEAUTY: Avon Supershock Gel Eyeliner Pencil

Avon Supershock Gel Eyeliner Pencil – £6 (currently reduced to £3.50)

With the recent release of Benefit’s They’re Real eyeliner I thought I’d share a little affordable gem that’s been hanging about in my make up bag for a while now. I find that gel eyeliner formulas offer the most in terms of pigmentation and lasting power, however I hated using the little tiny pots with the awkward brushes when I was in a rush.

Step in Avon’s Supershock Gel Eyeliner pencil! Upon first glance it looks deceivingly like your bog standard black kohl eyeliner however this thing really packs a punch. The product itself is a lot softer than your usual pencil liner so will require a fair bit more sharpening than usual, but when you see how easily it glides on that’s something that is pretty easy to overlook.

In just one stroke this liner delivers a solid, matte black line which will stick around all day long regardless of what product it is applied on top of. Unlike Benefit’s offering I find this has the perfect smooth consistency and doesn’t feel powdery over eyeshadow. With my sample of They’re Real I felt that it needed a bit of work to heat up the product before applying but that really isn’t an issue with this!

Compared to the slightly large price tag of Benefit’s They’re Real I think the Avon offering is much better value and probably better quality too, as much as I originally liked the look of They’re Real I’ve got mixed feelings towards it whereas I love this product.

How do you feel about gel eyeliners?