Monday, 16 February 2015

beauty | Spotlight on: Avon

I've used Avon products for as long as I can remember. I can still recall going to Avon parties with my mum and all of her friends, feeling all grown up as I wrote out my order form from the Colour Trend section (AKA every tweenager's dream - think bright blue mascara and green eyeshadow).

But I've grown up (at least a little) now - and I was excited to see my grandparents had bought me this beautiful make up set for Christmas from the more grown up side of Avon.

This is the 'Prepare to Party' gift set - and for just £10 you get an eyeshadow duo, eyeliner, mascara and lipstick.

The eyeshadow duo is in Warm Cashmere, and includes a nude shade that goes over the lid, and a darker warm-toned brown shade which looks lovely throughout the crease. Both have a shimmer to them - but there's no fallout and the shadows themselves are buttery and easy to apply and blend.

The glimmerstick eyeliner - in Blackest Black - stays for a lifetime in the waterline - and can be easily blended out to create a simple smoky eye. It's also incredibly pigmented and a little goes a long way - and once it's set it won't budge (it took me a good few minutes to wash the swatch off my arm minutes after applying it!).

The Supershock mascara is the only product in the set that I haven't totally fallen in love with. The first thing I noticed is that the formula is incredibly dry already - which doesn't bode well for how long it'll last me. But the brush is right up my street - plastic with a ton of bristles that reminds me of the Benefit They're Real brush. It isn't the worst mascara I've ever tried but I definitely wouldn't rush out to buy a new one when this one ends.

And finally, my personal highlight of the kit is the Ultra Colour lipstick in Pout. It's the most beautiful nude-pink colour that's such an easy colour to just throw on and go. It's really moisturising and has a faint sheen to it - which means it doesn't have the longest lasting-power, but it's so easy to reapply due to being a nude.

I think these four products can easily work together to create looks perfect for day or night - and I'm so impressed that these four products only cost £10 overall. To say three out of the four products are high in my favourites since Christmas, this set really is worth it.

The Avon 'Prepare to Party' gift set costs £10 and can be bought here.

Have you tried any of Avon's products?