I wouldnt know what to do if avon discontinues this line - this serum especially my skin which tends to be dry loves this stuff it is fabulous I am usually allergic to every cream on the market but this stuff actually calms down my eczema makes your pores disappear and keeps my pale pale skin white and smooth. I am only 25 and this line is aimed at 40 year olds but it is fantastic I use the whole line. Yes it is expensive at $80 full price NZ but there are lots of specials on this and you can get a good deal. I see lots of others hate the packaging - I did too but then I realised when you are getting low you can snap the two halves of the container undone and inside is a plastic pump bottle - you can remove both halves without breaking it and actually put it back together if necessary. the 30ml actually goes along way my first bottle lasted 6 months with morning/nightly use. Also I would recommend the eyecream and moisturisers to go with this and top off with the Magix primer and your skin will take your foundation amazingly.
Lipstick -Revlon - Super Lustrous Lipstick Ginger Rose
Shanplum 4/27/2010 12:30:00 AM
Love this perfect rose (on the side of the scale being warm/terracotta toned perfect with peachy/rose/coral toned makeup schemes). This and Smokey Rose by revlon are fantastic. Slightly creamier texture this one though, only thing is I find it clings to my teeth for some reason but still love it.
Lipstick -Revlon - Super Lustrous Lipstick- Smokey Rose
Shanplum 4/27/2010 12:28:00 AM
Love this perfect rose (on the side of the scale being cool/silver toned - perfect with a plum themed makeup look). This and Ginger Rose by revlon are fantastic. Lasts for ages on the lips too.
Eye Shadow -Clinique - Colour Surge duo in Victorian Pink
Shanplum 4/26/2010 7:21:00 PM
My new fave eyeshadows, perfect on almost white skin, subtle but there, Also the frosted shell/white colour makes an excellent facial highlighter all over the cheekbones. Most amazing shade of darker/cameo brown looks so natural. Love this.
Brilliant brush for the price - $7.95 NZD cant complain. brilliant for brushing colour onto the browbone.
Blush -Clinique - Soft-Pressed Powder Blusher in Honey Blush
Shanplum 4/15/2010 11:41:00 PM
My favorite blush of all time. Never goes on too much and looks so pretty and apricot on my porcelain white skin.. Have gotten rid of all my MAC blushes and now use this.
have had 2 tubes of this, thought it was the be all and end all for me but then recently some photos of me shocked me into realising this is quite alot darker than I realised and its matte texture gives me a very 1990's look so I have given the remainding product to someone else and have gone back to my old pre-twig colours.
Gorgeous shade only pink I have found that works on me as it has a beige undertone. only gripe is it wears off too easily. Have never found another shade similar though. Sadly I left my whole makeup box in the sun and everything melted including this so now I have to use the melted lipstick out of the lid/tube with a lipbrush. Though product is just as good and hasn't seperated or anything so definitely worth the cash.
I miss having this, mine melted all over the place. A beautiful shade
Eye Shadow -Elizabeth Arden - Color Intrigue - Aura
Shanplum 4/15/2010 11:28:00 PM
Got a freebie of this in a small duo compact with a matching blush have to admit I now cant live without this. I always thought I needed the perfect taupe for my natural looking eyemakeup, however after all these years have discovered that apricot was what I needed. This is a gorgeous slightly shimmery apricot washed with a deep taupey/bronze. Amazing against hazel eyes. Wish I had found it sooner. Apricot by Arden is lovely as well as a slightly more vibrant apricot without frosting.
Forgot about this and found it in mums drawer recently and she hadn't used it either. Thought it was too dark when I got it and gave it to her. But now I have tried it it is the most fantastic dark chocolatey/taupey/plum on my fair skin and looks good against my dark hair. Tastes nice and really creamy. Mine is an ex-tester from a closed out store so not sure how much these are.
A perfect healthy shade on my fair skintone. Feels nice and moisturising but also lasts a long time on the lip. Good when you can get the gwp size - real cheap.
Polishes -Sally Hansen - Beyond Perfect Protein Nail Color in Soothing Spice
Shanplum 4/15/2010 11:18:00 PM
This range is the best nail enamel ever. OMG you can wash dishes, clean the bathroom, scrub the shower, then dig in the garden - all without gloves and find this stuff hasn't even chipped! Amazing plus non-staining and in such natural shades this is my fave along with chocolate therapy. Lasts for days- almost weeks without a basecoat or a topcoat. Sadly we hardly get any Sally Hansen products in NZ and these were found for cheap at a closeout store we have here. Hopefully not discontinued. I have stocked up!
Eye Shadow -Clinique - Color Surge Duo in Mochaberry
Shanplum 4/7/2010 8:44:00 PM
Dont be alarmed by the pinkish appearance in the pan - it warms up on the skin to a very neutral taupey/peachy/neutral on the skin - a perfect duo for the understated everyday (is she wearing makeup) look. Lasts well and resists creasing. Clinique knows their stuff about shades for the everyday plain janes of this world - they actually sell what suits people rather than mass hyped trends which only suit 2% of the population. This double date, strawberry fudge and butter pecan duos are all very wearable subtly sexy shades perfect for young and old.
Good alround mixing shade brings out the teal/green/purples/pinks of many other shadows and is a nice standard gold beige by itself.