I was lucky enough to be reunited with a brand of cosmetics which I’ve grown up with. The one and only AVON. Some of you may think that this is a some what OLD SCHOOL brand, but with what I’ve come across this past week or so is much more than that. They have revamped the whole brand image… Which to me brings a nice new fresh of breath air for Avon… If you’ve read my “ABOUT” section, you will know that Avon was the reason that my LOVE for cosmetics came about
I’ve got a series of Avon products to review for you… But I thought I’d start off with 2 of my favourite & day-to-day products which I use the most. EYE LINER & MASCARA!
I’m not gonna lie, I’ve used Avon eye liner longer than any other eye liner out there. It was probably because my mum would always bring them home after work. But other than that, they’re fairly affordable & well as being of good quality.
RRP: £5.50 – but usually on offer
I absolutely love all 4 eye liners. You’re probably thinking, “WHY?!” right? Well I’ve got 3 biggies on why! Firstly, these colours are very pigmented & you can build the colour up as you go along. That way you’re not stuck with always having a dark eye liner on your waterline &/or lower or upper lash line! Another reason why I love these is because it is very rare for these liners to SMUDGE! Yes, I know!! Amazing isn’t it? I RARELY get panda eyes with these!! But I have with certain brands… & I absolutely hate panda eyes! Lastly, as well as being in a retractable pen which means no faffing about with a sharpener, this is also WATERPROOF as well! I recently bought a Chanel waterproof eye liner which I paid about £18 for it, & Avon beats it ANY DAY!! The ‘Smokey Diamond’ colour has a bit of sparkle to it which would look GREAT in a smoky eye for a night out with the girls! I think every girl should own an Avon eyeliner! They’re a must have for your make-up bags dolls!
Now on to the mascaras. I’m in two minds about these. Both ‘SuperSHOCK’ (waterproof) & ‘SuperMagnify’ mascaras have a some what comb-like wand… I’m not very KEEN on comb wands. I always think that there is no way that it’s going to comb through all my lashes to make them look good. But I guess that’s just a personal choice. However, I was surprised with what they did!
RRP: £8 for normal SuperSHOCK & £8.50 for SuperSHOCK waterproof.
I quite liked this mascara! One thing I have to say is that the first time I used it I found that it dried fairly QUICKLY, so you have to make sure you keep dipping the want back into the tube – & I don’t really do that much which was a bit weird for me! I made this mistake the first time I used it & it clumped on my lashes & looked very weird Any ways I’ve got used to re-dipping the wand & I LOVE how my lashes look every time I wear this! From quite a distance you can see my DEFINED lashes which I don’t seem to get with my regular favourites. Because this mascara’s waterproof it takes a little longer to REMOVE & made my lashes slightly hard… I honestly wasn’t expecting much from this mascara because thought the CHUNKY wand & little spikes wouldn’t do wonders but clearly it did! I was impressed with this product seeing as I’m more of a brush wand girl!
As you can see this mascara doesn’t ‘volumize’ your lashes, but it does make them slightly longer. Personally I would wear this mascara to work as it’s not in-your-face kind of product – which is always a safe bet for a working environment! I was really surprised that it made a difference because looking at the wand & the tiny little spikes on it (which you can’t really see in the picture LOL)… I thought it wouldn’t do much! But it did separate my lashes & managed to coat the IDDY-BIDDY ones too I prefer my lashes to be full of volume, so I liked SuperSHOCK way better! I think that has converted me slightly to a comb type wand for sure!
P.S – Sorry about the picture quality! I took these photographs in the evening & they didn’t turn out too good! But look out for a few more Avon posts dolls! Have you tried any Avon products at all?
These products were sent to me.