Friday, November 11, 2011

Jillian Dempsey For AVON Professional Eye Smokifier

These Professional Eye Smokifiers($8.00) from Avon remind me of the Smashbox Soft Effects Powder Eyeliners for less than half the price.The packaging and the applicator are very similar and so is the concept behind these. I like to use them like a setting medium instead of eye shadow, similar to how I use the Smashbox one.

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.
Top to Bottom : Khaki, Blue Grey

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.

Available through all AVON reps and online at

What are your thoughts on the AVON Professional Eye Smokifier?

Disclosure: The products in this article were provided by PR for consideration. All opinions are my own. For more information please refer to my Disclosure Policy.


  1. I don't think I've tried any makeup from Avon before, but I love the idea of creating smokey eyes w/a liner like pen :)

  2. @Rainy Days - Liner pen is the most convenient, I agree! :) Avon has some great makeup...I like the liners & glosses!

  3. Glitter migration would be a pain in the backside for me. :(

  4. I know! A q tip helps in this case but, not completely!!