Primer/ Corrector -Revlon - Beyond Natural Smoothing Primer
gswitch 11/20/2008 12:42:00 PM
I got a free sample size with a Revlon foundation-so I didn't pay anything for this! I actually like it. I've tried the Avon face primer and actually like this just as well. It went on smoothly and does help my foundation stay put-no streaks! I do have to powder or blot my face through out the day-but then again my face tends to be very oily regardless. It hasn't blocked any of my pores or caused any breakouts. I would repurchase without hesitation.
I bought a bottle of Rare Gold when it was on sale for $9.99. I wasn't expecting much but figured-WTH the price is right! I was pleasantly surprised. I actually like it. It not too heavy and not too "fruity". I don't think I would spend $22.50 for it, but buying it on sale is worth the money.
Not worth the money! I bought it when it was on sale. I had very hopes for this, considering all the hype around it. It did not go smoothly and evenly. It clumped my eyelashes together and like many other reviewers have mentioned it FLAKES! It left me with racoon eyes by the end of the day! I will definitely not be repurchasing this again. As a matter of fact, I threw away the tube I bought.
Eye Shadow -Avon - Big Color Dazzlers Sparkling Eye Pencil
gswitch 11/20/2008 12:27:00 PM
I bought this eye pencil when they were on sale, so I didn't spend too much in the long run. It's still not worth it! I bought it in lilac and the shadow did not last. It went on smoothly and evenly but after a couple of hours it disappeared on most of my eyelid and I ended up with ugly creases! No matter how many times I reapplied it-it did not last! Definitely not worth the money.
I bought ithis lipstick with high expectations. L'Oreal has a wide selection of colors-so that's good. The case it comes in is very attractive. I bought 740 Pomegranate. It was just under $10.00. (Kind of expensive IMO). The color goes on somewhat sheer. If feels "sticky" while you wait the two minutes to put on the topcoat. The topcoat is sheer with a pleasant aroma. It does last longer than "normal" lipstick would: eating, drinking, etc. but unfortunately it leaves my lips feeling very dry afterwards. After a few hours my lips feel "chapped" and I end up scrubbing it off with a tissue just to get rid of the "build up". I then have to reapply it and start over again. I'm going to finish what I have because IMO 10 dollars is lot to just throw out. I won't be repurchasing.
I highly recommend these tweezers. I bought them when they were on sale for $1.99 (very cheap for tweezers). They come with their own hard carrying/storage case. The red case is very stylish and easy to carry in your bag. They look more expensive than a buck and change. They are slanted and are very easy to use. I have my brows waxed once a month but still need to pluck to maintain them in between waxing. Not only are these tweezers easy to use but they get the smallest hairs easily! I haven't "pinched" my eyelid yet. I prefer these over my drug store purchases. I only wish I had bought a few more as gifts for my friends. I will purchase them again if they go on sale.
Mascara -Avon - Longest Lashes Ever Mascara [DISCONTINUED]
gswitch 12/21/2007 5:39:00 PM
I love, love, love this mascara. I bought it when it was on sale, 2 for $7.99. It makes my lashes look longer and thicker without clumping. It doesn't bother my contacts and it doesn't leave me with racoon eyes! The next time its on sale, I'll be sure to stock up!
Lip Treatments -Avon - Moisture Therapy Lip Balm SPF 15 (solid stick)
gswitch 12/5/2007 8:42:00 PM
Love this stuff! I buy this for my husband and son. This is odorless and colorless. They hate using lip balms that have odors/scents. (Too girly for them). My daughter and I usually "borrow" these from them at night to help our lips from drying out overnight. (Heater during the winter is awful on lips) I usually buy these when they're on sale for 95 cents. Can't beat that. We like it better than Carmex. Highly recommend this product for winter lips.
Moisturizers -Avon - Ageless Results Overnight Renewing Cream
gswitch 12/5/2007 8:37:00 PM
I've been using this in conjunction with the Ageless Results Day Cream. I'm very pleased with both products. My skin feels better and my wrinkles aren't as pronounced. I've really noticed a change in my neck area. It's not as wrinkled as it once was. Overall, my face looks "refreshed" and not as tired as in once did. My skin isn't as blotch either. I wil continue to purchase and use. I try and stock up when they have the buy one get one free sales.
Wow! When they say invigorating-they mean INVIGORATING!!! This facial scrub has antiseptic in it. The granules are very fine, think fine grade sandpaper. I've only used a few times and love how clean my face feels after using. My skin in very oily and I'll probably use this product every other day to help fight off any pimples and reduce my blackheads. If you have sensitive skin-use with caution. The scrub has a nice scent and truly leaves your skin feeling refreshed and cool after use. I will continue to use and will update if anything changes.
Lotions/ Creams -Avon - ANEW CLINICAL Lift and Tuck Professional Body Shaper
gswitch 12/1/2007 2:24:00 PM
I bought this product after reading all of the rave reviews on MUA, Avon.com, and other websites. I've been using it religiously (2x a day) for the past three weeks and I have seen results. I'm the mother of two and my skin was stretched beyone recognition with both pregnancies. The stretchmarks on my belly look like a road map. I also have what I call a "kangaroo pouch". Excess skin that can't be exercised away. My stretchmarks have started to lighten and gradually fade away. My skin looks tighter and not as "flabby". The cellulite on my butt and thighs has started to diminish. This cream is not going to make you look like you just had a tummy tuck but it will make a difference. I will continue to use this cream. I recommend this cream to anyone that wants some "help" but does not expect 'surgery in a bottle". The cream does have an odor, it's not too strong or unpleasant. Just expect it.
Misc Beauty Tools -Clean & Clear - Oil Absorbing Sheets
gswitch 11/27/2007 3:58:00 PM
The only reason I gave these a 4 instead of a 5 was the price. I absolutely love these!!!! My skin tends to be very oily in the winter and I don't like to repowder my nose during the day. I don't like looking "caked". I use 1-2 of these per day to help get any extra oil off of my face. They work like magic. They are blue when you take them out of the package and then become transparent as you blot off the oil from you face. They don't cause any damage to your make-up, are portable and easy to dispose of. These have quickly become a staple in my cosmetic bag. My only wish is that they were a little less pricey.
Lip Liners -Avon - Beyond Color Plumping Lip Liner with Retinol
gswitch 11/23/2007 6:37:00 PM
I have this liner in bordeaux. I wear it with lipsticks in the plums and wines families. I love it. It goes on smoothly and lasts through eating, talking, and life in general. I haven't noticed any "plumping" but I have noticed that my lips don't feel as "tight" or dry. I will continue to use it until I find something else I like.
Treatments -Avon - Ageless Results Intensive Line Filler
gswitch 11/23/2007 6:29:00 PM
I received this free when I ordered another ageless results product. I've only been using it a few days. I haven't noticed a dramatic results yet. I will admit that it leaves my skin feeling very smooth. I will continue to use it and will update this post if anything changes. If it doesn't work-well no harm done since it was free.
Treatments (Eye) -Avon - Ageless Results Renewing Eye Cream
gswitch 11/23/2007 5:16:00 PM
I got this cream free (after buying the Ageless Results Day Cream) a few campaigns back and have been using it religously. I use it twice a day (night and morning) in conjunction with the Avon Anew Eyelift cream. It has done wonders for my fine lines around my eyes. My eyes look less puffy and the "feathers" around my eyes have started to diminish. I look rested and my husband and co-workers have commented on the fact that I don't look as "tired". The jar size is perfect for trave. I will continue to use this cream. The only con that I can think of is that it doesn't have SPF. I wish Avon would consider adding SPF.