Musings of a Muse

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Dec 30, 2008

Avon Glazewear Diamonds Eye Color Review

Don't quote the Muse but she recently tried Avon Glazewear Diamonds Eye Color and she had thought this was a new product for the Avon Holiday Collection (yeah, yeah I'm still in Holiday mode here, sue me!) but I think maybe that the color I tried might have been new for the collection and not the actual product. Ok anyway...little bit more info that you'd be interested to know there but I just wanted to clear that up before getting onto the review stage of this process.

Honestly, put diamonds and any cosmetic name after or before it and the Muse gets hyper...diamond lipstick, diamond gloss, diamond powder....I mean seriously doesn't diamond just make everything look extra special? Dontcha just want it after you hear diamond attached to it?

So when I heard Avon Glazewear Diamonds Eye Color I was all about it. Diamond? That had to mean it would shimmer and sparkle and shine! Oh yes I need diamonds to make all my holiday looks complete plus it's cheap at $7 USD!

Umm I found out I really didn't need diamonds after all sadly....

I tried out Avon Glazwear Diamonds Eye Color in Pure Silver and I must say the excitement and prospects of a silvery liquid color had my mind turning to mush and my heart throbbing in excitement. I think what really had me going was the chance that maybe Avon Glazewear Diamonds Eye Color could be the next Visee Aqua Shining Eyes. I'm a self confessed hater of liquid and cream shadows but I do so admit that as of late I've given some a chance and really loved ones I've tried. I had pretty high hopes for this product as lately Avon hasn't failed at really delighting me with some of it's newest releases.

Sadly, all my hopes and dreams of an awesome liquid shadow were quickly dashed upon application. Avon Glazewear Diamonds Eye Color may have the potential for greatness but somewhere along the line the formula fails miserably. I had to strain myself to build up color for decent coverage and even after several layers the shadow still looked sheer. The formula dries down considerably slower than normal liquid shadows which makes blending a real treat but that doesn't excuse the lack of pigmentation nor does it make up for the fact that the final, finished dry down is a complete nightmare of a mess. Blending was a bit of a problem simply because the product streaks around the eye big time. The dry down is slow which makes blending easy however the streaking causes a problem of having to apply layer after endless layer to get a very sheer finish. Ugh! Frustrating! The finished results are more of problem as the product dries down to a flaky, cracking, creasing hot mess. Finished results looked like I had nothing on at all but upon closer inspection you can make out smears of shadow all over my eye that looks like I slapped it on without properly blending it when in fact I just spent the last 15 minutes applying one hundred layers of this stuff and blending until my little finger hurt.

Here I am wearing about five hundred layers of Avon Glazewear...mmmm..very sheer as you can see!


The moral of this story is the Muse can't help but be let down by Avon Glazewear Diamonds Eye Color. I was kinda sorta hoping for something special especially considering I've had such wonderful luck lately with Avon! Sadly, I really didn't like this and I was somewhat shocked at all the raving, glowing reviews on the Avon site for the product because I honestly thought it wasn't great at all.

This one the Muse isn't feeling this one sadly but she still hearts other Avon goodies!

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Blogger The Mighty J said...

Yah, I got it and had the same experience. Sadly it was a let down esp. after I tried the 24K lippies. Oh well - can't win 'em all. Have a Happy And Muse-worthy New Year btw :-)

December 30, 2008 at 2:50 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey j!

happy almost new year :)

Ugh amen I thought I was alone :) I was really pleased with the lippies and I just figured this would be just as good but it's rubbish sigh :P

oh well plenty of other avon goodies that have been good so I can't rant too much!

December 30, 2008 at 3:14 PM  
Blogger Phyrra said...

So I finally got to try the glazewear lippies and I like them :) I also tried Golden Wine and it's a very good color for me. I'd looked at these but eek! I don't like sheers!

Btw, I no longer get messages emailed to me for some reason when you respond :( But I'm still reading ;)

Thanks for reviewing this!

December 30, 2008 at 4:35 PM  
Blogger 心。葵 @ plue said...

oh gosh, i nearly bought something similar to this in Avon! not sure if it's the same thing, but i think it is. the brochure isn't with me right now, so can't quite tell. this comes in another colour which is gold too, right?

i thought it would be pigmented, but i guess not. lucky i din buy this though it's kinda cheap :)

but i am not giving up on Avon, they have really good items usually :P

December 30, 2008 at 8:16 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

yay! These are pretty good dd! I have two or hree! I'm so glad you like golden's topping my fav list at the moment :)

I was looking into your problem and it works fine for me....have you tried unsubscribing from a post and resubscribing? maybe that'll help!

December 31, 2008 at 7:23 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi plue! Happy almost New Year!

Yes...not gold but more of a bronze shade....I'm glad you didn't buy it as this is kinda meh for me :P

I'm not either! I've been very very very pleased with Avon Lately ;)

Any luck on the 24k lipsticks?

Those are awesome!

December 31, 2008 at 7:24 AM  
Anonymous DivaShop said...

BUMMER, it looked like it had such possibilities too! Oh well. I rarely find cream/liquid shadows that I like either. Most look all patchy & crappy on my lids.

December 31, 2008 at 9:29 PM  
Anonymous cherrysoftness said...

dear miss Muse,

I finally have free time! Yey! I was just going to cry and say I love Gackt with all my heart and then... I was gone! Could not check the site!

Anyway on to Avon! I sadly bought this product a few weeks ago. Avon is easy to get here and cheap (catalogs - they bring it to your house even) and this was positioned as a holiday item. I got the gold one and was so excited as I always apply my powder shadows with a wet brush but have never tried liquid shadow bad experience). I was even more excited because I had recently purchased a champagne colored Glazewear lipstick and it is currently my favorite... I also bought a plum glazewear liquid lip thingie a gloss?) that's not quite sheer and very shiny, very lush looking, not harsh at all... I thought, a gold eye, liquid eyeliner, soft plum lips... mmm...

Sad to say, I had a similar experience. I can't express how bad the formula is. It reminds me of old nailpolish. It streaks, thickens and CLOTS as you apply it. Layering is a nightmare. It's almost like glue ne? I was most disappointed afterwards as after applying, it dries down to a strange matte frost. the color and finish is very different from the liquid - it's dry, whitish, matte. It was a sad night :( I ended up using my tried and tested Majolica Majorca gold shadow with a wet brush again. Oh well.

Oh just to add though - yes the lipsticks are a winner! I've gotten many shades of many kinds, and they are great for those looks you want to "try out". Cheap and great colors and formulas, Avon never fails with the lips!

January 1, 2009 at 1:27 PM  
Blogger Phyrra said...

oooh now I seee the subscribe by email!
Thank you so much!
I feel like a HUUUUUUGE dork!

January 3, 2009 at 1:09 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi gloria

happy new year!

ugh total crap :( I was really disappointed! yup same probs here le sigh :( I found a few good ones but sadly not many!

January 6, 2009 at 4:15 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi cherry
so so sorry about my delayed reply!

yay for free time! I love gackt too what a man :)

sounds like a nice haul of goodness...I wanted the gold one too, glad I didn't bother as I really didn't like the formula on these!

yes yes that's about right...really old clots and streaks and patches up eww!

I don't understand what went wrong but they are bad :(

I LOVE them! So glad you hauled great! I want to haul a few more shades!

Thanks for the comment hun sorry for the delayed reply!

January 6, 2009 at 4:18 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi dd!

yayayayaya hehe :) glad you got it dd!

January 6, 2009 at 4:18 PM  

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