Blue Grey is a dark, navy blue with silver shimmer. It looks almost black. Khaki is a light olive with green shimmer. I haven't tried any shimmery shades from Smashbox so, I really cannot compare the two in terms of texture. But, these shades of Avon liners pack a lot of shimmer in just one swipe. Blue Gray is quite pigmented and goes on evenly. The green however is a little sheer and needs some work for the color to show up. The applicator is a very soft sponge tip. Just like any other powder eyeliner/eyeshadow, there is fall out so be sure to do your face makeup after your eyes are done.
I prefer using these over an eyeliner. If there was no shimmer, they would be great for a smudgy, smokey look along the lower lash line on their own too. These smokifiers stay on for about 5-6 hours on an average and do a great job keeping any eyeliner in place. They are water-resistant, not waterproof. The shimmer does tend to migrate so, I run a q tip along my lash line to remove excess glitter.
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Overall, apart from the fallout and the shimmer that migrates, these work well for smokey eyes. They are also a good budget pick if you don't want to spend more than $20 for such an eyeliner. I wouldn't recommend them as eye shadows, more like a convenient setting tool for eyeliners that tend to smudge.
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