Concealers -Bourjois - Healthy Mix Correcting Concealer
shushkin2 11/17/2012 12:49:00 PM
I use this in medium. I think it is particularly perfect for the eye area. It goes on easily and so no dragging of delicate skin. Great price and I like the packaging. Coverage is excellent and a tube can last forever as you need so little to achieve the results required. It stays put all day after a dusting of transparent powder to set it. Definitely a fave.
Smells absolutely divine. It seems to capture the scent of neroli perfectly for me. It is very exhilarating on the initial spray but it just doesnt have any staying power. Uncomplicated and beautiful scent. My AVON collection of scents last longer that this! Cant afford to keep buying bottles of this with all the multiple application through the day. What a shame.
I absolutely loved this mens fragrance when it first came out so I soon bought it for my other half who usually only wears the likes of Boss or Armani. It smells expensive and quite modern. He was a bit sniffy about it at first but now he wears it most days to his office. He applies it about 8am and I can still smell it on him by the evening. That is excellent lasting power. Yummy!
I just love this classy looking product. The shimmer in it is just perfect - not great chunks of glitter but also not too fine to be not easily detected. Gorgeous neutrally tone that is hard to describe. A taupe base with a lilac tone. The shimmer is just a rainbow of gorgeousness running through it. It has a high density of pigment in there unlike some similar glitter polishes. You can easily get away with just 2 coats!! The packaging is a bit cheap looking but that does not bother me a jot as long as lid screws tightly enough to keep this from drying up!
Great product that does what it says. As a makeup artist I like my clients eyebrows perfectly groomed and shaped but I like to keep them lightish in tone so they dont overpower the face. It obviously varies from client to client. You can make the colour as concentrated or not by the pressure of application. I love these automatic glimmersticks as I dont have to keep sharpening them.
I am generally not keen on AVONs skincare products but this is the exception. It really is fab and has made a difference to my lines and teeny wrinkles. My skin is well moisturised from using this every night. Makeup definitely goes on more evenly and smoothly when I use this. It is not heavily scented and so does not make my hormonal sensitive skin break out as many heavy creams do normally.
Top/Base Coats -Avon - Quick Dry Nail Enamel Spray
shushkin2 6/16/2012 6:41:00 AM
Fab product. It does what it says on the bottle. Really cheap as well. It does leave an oily residue if you spray it too closely and too heavily. I just rub the oil into my hands if I am heavy handed with it so no bother. Since I love my nail polishes and I am so busy this stuff it indispensible. I am another poor time starved female trying to look groomed.
I have taken my time before trying this as I usually hate the "coconut" scent big time. Well I finally went for it and I was most pleasantly surprised. Yes, there was a big hit of coconut when you first spray it but then it quickly dries down to lovely tiare flowers. I have smelt tiare flowers in Fiji and it really is true to their divine scent. I also have Yankee Candle in Tiare Flowers - wish they never discontinued it! : ( It seems to stay with the tiare flowers as well. It really last as well too. I reckon 5 hours for me. I do keep my skin well moisturised which does make a real difference.
Lips -Avon - PERFECT WEAR Plump & Stay Lip Color - Plump Peach
shushkin2 4/21/2012 12:14:00 PM
I tried this as a cheaper alternative to MF lipfinity. I admit I was rather cautious at first but I was definitely pleasantly surprised. It doesnt dry my lips out and it does plump them up. Everyone comments positively about this lippy on me so it cant be bad. It does stay on for ages and ages but obviously little shorter if you have just eaten a three course meal!! It will easily last all day even after sandwiches and cups of tea. You can tell I'm British!!
Lip Liners -Avon - Glimmersticks Lip Liner - Mystery Mauve
shushkin2 1/30/2012 5:54:00 PM
I seem to use this with nearly all my berry and pink lippies. I think its the fact that it so closely matches my natural lip colour. Nothing worse that seeing an obvious lip line. So easy to use and I love that fact that you dont waste time or product having to sharpen it. Very reasonably priced. Seems to last an age on my lips and is effective in stopping my lipstick from bleeding. I wish AVON would introduce some more colours! A nice pale nude shade would be fab. The four colours are quite strong.
Foundations -Avon - Ideal Flawless Invisible Coverage Liquid Foundation
shushkin2 1/30/2012 5:43:00 PM
This is only just about to be launched in the UK so I tried a tester. I am Eurasian and have a real problem finding the right shade of foundation. For years I have stuck to BE mineral powder foundation and just tried the "Medium Wheat" on a whim. Over many years I have used Chanel etc etc and this is the best colour match I have every found!!! I hate heavy lquid foundations but nope this has a lovely light consistency. It is definitely not a foundation to use if you want heavy coverage. I would also say that this is definitely not a foundation for oily complexions. You definitely need to set it with a decent transparent powder. For the price, light texture and perfect colour match its a winner for me.
It does what it says on the tube. I cant smell anything when I use this product on my customers and clients. They love how it makes their skin smooth, sateeny looking and keep their makeup on longer. None have made any comment on horrid smells!!!! Primers are generally all silicone based products that must be used minimally. A very thin coating is all thats required.This seems to be where some clients go wrong and find their makeup beading. Fab product. Always use this product on a perfectly cleansed and toned skin. Its amazing how many customers tell me their skin is clean and its NOT!
I love the lavender, white lily and french lilac. I use them as shower gels and they leave my skin soft and clean. I am in dear ol Blighty and the water is hard but I have no problems whatsoever. It does not irritate my sensitive skin either. Gorgeous smelling stuff that lasts for ages and is so reasonably priced. Everyone knows when I have just had a shower as the whole house smells heavenly.
I was rather wary of avon perfumes. I found they did not last at all. For some reason I decided to try absynthe. I didnt even try a tester first. I love it, its very sophisticated, woody and spicy. Dare I say it even sexy! Almost unisex. The packaging is gorgeous to. I was amazed by its lasting power. I have come to the conclusion that some perfumes last longer than others depending on the individual. I say give it a go. You always have the 90 day return policy to fall back on.
I have sniffed just about all the Avon scents and there are alot of them! This is definitely my favourite but it really does not last on its own. Layering has worked for me. I use the shower gel and the body lotion. Add a squirt of the scent and it seems to last longer as it works with the body lotion. It is very floral and really lifts my mood. You have to smell it and try it on your own skin to make a decent assessment. Scent is so personal to everyone.