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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Buy & Blog: Avon

Hello, my Pretties!

I have another purchasing post for you.  This time it's Avon.

Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad
Holiday Edition

I know what I've said about the Avon shadows not being my favorite out there.  They're not.  But I see the brochure and the eyeshadows pop out at me.  I buy them hoping they are going to be better than the last one I purchased.

.20 oz. total net wt.
Brochure Price $9.00

This is the same compact the other shadows came in.  I'm not sure if this is a holiday limited edition thing or if this is the new packaging.  I like it.  Hope they keep it around...in case I buy more shadows.

Glitz and Glamour Quad

Do you see why I had to buy them?  The colors are so pretty!  Very rich looking.  If that makes any sense at all.  I like the jewel tones of the purple and blue.  The gold is luxurious looking.  I had to have it.

Swatches without flash.
No base or primer used.

And this is how they swatched.  Not so regal anymore.  Gah!  Why you no swatch good??

Swatches with flash.
No base or primer used.

I did like the iridescence of the white shadow.  Well, it looks white in the pan but when I swatched it, it was a delicate gold.  The gold is nice.  The purple has a bluish "duo chrome"  to it.  The blue has a purple "duo chrome" to it.

To be fair, I haven't done an eye look with this quad.  I didn't use a primer, base, or anything to help the colors stick and stand out.  I'll try that soon and let you know if that made a difference.

Avon Glazewear Summer Sheers Lip Gloss
in Sheer Envy
.135 fl. oz.
Outlet Price $1.99

This was not for me.  A customer ordered it but did not want it after all after it had arrived.  Instead of sending it back and all that hassle, I decided to keep it.  It's not something I would buy but for less than two dollars, I decided I could use it for a top coat over a lipstick.

Swatch.
It's a clear base with rainbow mirco glitters.

Avon Ultra Color Rich
White Gold Lipstick
.106 oz. net. wt.
Brochure Price $2.99 on sale.

I love the Avon lipsticks.  I've never had a problem with them.  These Ultra Color Rich lipsticks are very creamy and feel good on the lips.

Golden Berry

I sold so many of these lipsticks in this shade!  It is so pretty.  The description in the brochure makes you want to try it.  "Indulge in creamy color infused with real gold, sensuous sparkle and lip-pampering vitamin E."


Swatch.

I must say, it swatches beautifully.  Such a pretty berry color and the white gold reflects are visible.

I hope to be able to do an FOTD using the eyeshadow quad and the lipstick very soon and see what they look like when applied to the actual face.  Keep your pretty eyes out for that.

Luv & Luk,
--L.

♥♥ All products that were mentioned in this post were purchased by me with my own money.  I am an Independent Avon Sales Representative.  I am not sponsored by Avon nor was I asked my Avon to write this post. ♥♥

11 comments:

  1. I really like the eyeshadow and lipstick swatches, they look so pretty. Cant wait to see a look with these :)

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  2. Wow!! Swatches are so amazing! Even the lipsstick swatch is gorgeous!

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  3. @Christine, thank you :) The eyeshadow swatches didn't show up as nice as I wanted them to but I do hope they show better when I actually apply them to my eyes :)

    @Jacquelyn, I loved the lipstick from the start! The shadows had me in the pan but I was a little let down with the swatches. I hope I can create a nice look with them and get them to work for me :)

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  4. Aw, what a beautiful quad, and that lipstick is so pretty too! I love them!!!

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  5. @Krystal Caracol, the lipstick is so pretty and it was only available for a limited time. I should have bought the other shades to try too. And an extra one of these!

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  6. Woah. I need to get Golden Berry!

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  7. @Lilybeans, hurry to the Avon website and see if it is still available. It was for a limited time only! Run!!!

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  8. Great stuff!
    You will have to do a EOTD using those very pretty eyeshadows that you got.
    ~Jazmin

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  9. The lipstick looks gorgeous as does the gold shade in the quad!

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  10. All of your buys look fantastic. The colors look lovely.

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  11. @Hunter87, thanks! Yes, ma'am, I will do and EOTD with this eye quad ASAP :)

    @Vintage Makeup, I think the gold shade in the quad was my favorite and the lipstick is really pretty!

    @Sunny & Star, thank you! I am looking forward to using this eye quad in a look soon so hope you check out the blog later and see it :)

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