Avon Metallic Teal SuperShock Gel Eyeliner Review

 Avon claims their SuperShock eyeliners are a "glide on gel" that "lines your eyes with precision". Avon gives you a selection of six shades, I have Metallic Teal, whose name says it all. Each little pot contains .14oz (4g) of product and retails for $7. I paid $3.99 for mine when it was on special. This eyeliner is not safe for use on the waterline. Avon does not test on animals, except in their Chinese market. This gel liner was made in China. Avon products can be bought through your local sales rep, or through the brand's website.
 Packaging for this gel liner is surprisingly cute! The product comes in a standard black Avon box that offers a description, directions, ingredients, and company info. The eyeliner it's self comes in a rounded glass jar topped with a black screw on cap. The cap features the product name, written in silver lettering. The jar has a lot of excess packaging at the bottom, which normally I wouldn't like, but in this case I think it's ok because the jar is still quite small. The cap twists on well, keeping the product safe from drying out. I've had this liner for a few months now and it hasn't dried out.
 At first I hated this eyeliner, it was awful! It had a waxy texture and shamefully bad color payoff. I stuck it in my eyeshadow base drawer, considered returning it (Avon has a great return policy), but I eventually forgot about it. I pulled it back out last week and wiped away the top layer in case it was dried out. Now it's...kinda good. I've tried better gel liners for sure, but SuperShock is decent. The formula is a dense, hard, solid gel that needs to be swiped a few times with a brush to get picked up. I'd prefer the SuperShock gel liners to be a little creamier. Despite it's harder texture, Avon's SuperShock Gel Eyeliner applies nicely, it doesn't glide on effortlessly the way a gel liner should, but it doesn't tug either. This liner wears well, about 7 hours before it starts to far. SuperShock doesn't smudge, smear, or transfer. My only two annoyances with Avon's gel eyeliner is that it doesn't get along with my eyelash curler; for some reason some of this liner flakes off when I curl my lashes. My other problem? This eyeliner is kinda difficult to remove, and even after the actual product is off, it still stains my outer corners a little.
 Metallic Teal is a deep, mostly green teal. In the pot it appears to have small flecks of teal shimmer, but they don't transfer noticeably onto the eye, at least not as an eyeliner. If you use Metallic Teal as a cream shadow you're more likely to see the shimmer, but it's still very subtle. Metallic Teal has good color payoff if you swipe your brush through the product two or three times. I like the color of this liner, it's surprisingly flattering. Because its a deeper shade of teal it doesn't shout "bright, colorful eyeliner!", its a great way to add a colorful accent to any look. I'm planning to wear this liner to work over the weekend with an otherwise neutral eye, which I think will be a great look for spring.
I like Avon's SuperShock Gel Eyeliner, but I don't love it. I think the formula could be improved upon. This liner wears decently and applies well enough, but it doesn't actually impress me in any way. The color is what saves this product from total mediocrity. I definitely would've returned it if I had chosen a more common color. I'll use this liner from time to time, but I wouldn't repurchase it. There are definitely better gel eyeliners out there, even for a similar price point. I only recommend Avon's SuperShock Gel Eyeliner in Metallic Teal if you love the color and don't mind putting a little more effort into your eyeliner application. 


Ingredients:
Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polyethylene, Synthetic Fluophologopite, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Di-PPG-3, Myristyl Ether Adipite, Phenyl Trimethicone, Hydrogentated Polyisobutene, Silica, Caprylic/Capric Trigylceride, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone, Acrylates Copolymer, Propylene Carbonate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Hydroxyapatite, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Zinc Oxides

May Contain:
Mica, Iron Oxides, Ultramarine, Chromium Hydroxide Green, Manganese Violet, Titanium Oxide, Carmine, Blue 1, Ferric Ferrocyanide 

9 comments

  1. I think this looks lovely and soft on you! As I am a bit older than you, I don't like to wear my colors too over the top; just not a good look for me. Also, I would like to know what the shadow you are wearing with it? It's a beautiful look on your brown eyes Is it the eyeliner used s a wash?

    Sherry in Corey

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    1. Thanks! I think any age could pull this off in a thin enough line. The eyeshadow is by Makeup Academy, it's Pearl 6. I'll be reviewing it tomorrow.

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  2. It looks amazing on you!

    Emma x
    http://beautyandrags.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. I have one of these too in a copper color, and like you, I put it in the drawer and forgot about it. Love your eye look in the photo, very soft and pretty.

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    1. Did you find it really waxy at first? And thanks!

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  4. I think the pencil forms of this are much better i dont kno why but they seem to be

    www.andrewjamesblog.com

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    1. We don't have the SuperShock pencils in America, but we have the Mega Impact pencils and they're amazing! I'm not sure if they're the same formula or not.

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