Avon Calling

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Avon reminds me of being little, my Nana used to do it & I was frequently gifted with clear nail varnishes & barely pink lipsticks from their children's range. When my Mum recently placed an order I couldn't resist adding a cheeky couple of items.

Avon Tinted Lip Care - Pink
I'm a lip balm fanatic & love tinted lip conditioners so I had high hopes for this. Unfortunately, it's awful! Whilst I love the sleek packaging, it barely moisturises & the colour is horrific. I have quite pigmented lips anyway & initially the colour is vibrant pink with a metallic sheen, reminiscent of something I would have worn when I was about seven. It eventually blends in to a wearable colour but by then has lost any moisturising effect, definitely won't be repurchasing.

Glimmerstick Brow Definer - Soft Black
On the other hand, I love this! I draw my eyebrows on everyday but it still takes me forever to get them reasonably similar. With a pencil I struggle to keep the pressure even on both brows & eyebrow kits never seem to be dark enough. The soft texture is perfect for lightly shading yet is equally as dark as any pencil I've tried. The only downside is whilst the colour lasts for hours, it's easily smudged!

Bought any beauty bargains recently?
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12 comments:

  1. oh no - Avon is a classic! Shame that it wasn't up to scratch. You should consider getting your brows tinted. It lasts about 3 weeks and makes a difference. xXx

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    1. I would if I had brows to tint! Unfortunately the hair seems to grow in the wrong place haha

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  2. That's such a shame about the lipstick. Urban decay have a eyeliner called Ink for eyes. I have the brown one and use it on my eyebrows. The black one could be perfect for you. Mine lasts all day and doesn't smudge :) x

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    1. oo thank you for the heads up bb, I'll check it out!

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  3. I used to love that lipstuff when I was younger and had lower standards ;)

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    1. LOL! I love the ANEW one but the colour on this one is just icky.

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  4. i have naturally pigmented lips too and basically never wear lipstick bc of it! do you have any tips or favorite lipsticks?

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    1. I rarely wear lipstick as I don't feel comfortable but I used to wear all sorts of crazy shades. My favourite lip products are MAC Tendertone's, a mix between a lip balm & a lip gloss but they give a nice colour pay off without being over powering & keep my lips smooth. I do enjoy Sleek lipsticks for cost/colours & MAC is always a favourite. As for tips, I've seen people use concealer as a base in order to get a truer colour pay off with lipstick, or use a lip liner as a lipstick. Sorry for the ramble! :)

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  5. Ah sorry to hear about the lipstick! But I'm looking for a new brow pencil as mine is seriously short, your review might just have saved me looking around x

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  6. I haven't tried any Avon products for such a long time! I'm currently using a Rimmel eyebrow pencil but it's so hard I find it difficult to blend. I may have to look into Avon!

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  7. Do you have any pictures of the lipstick? Even on the back of your hand. It looks so innocuous I can't believe how awful it sounds.



    Devon xx
    www.eightforawish.com

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    1. I tried to take a picture on my phone but it wouldn't pick it up, I'll try tomorrow in the light!

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