Anyway I don't work nightshift anymore but I still have the same great AVON lady and I seem to able to talk myself into plenty of things I think I need. Here's my latest little AVON haul...
Silk wrap nail treatment - SuperShock mascara
I've only used the Silk wrap once but so far I like it. You apply the first coat side to side & then the second coat is lengthwise. It comes off as a pale pinky nude color, almost like the base coat for a french manicure. It didn't chip and lasted thru my work week. I do need to be a little more careful on how I apply it next time because I could see a few places where it was a little thicker than others.
This looked promising, but I really don't like this mascara. I have heard great things about it, and maybe I got a bad tube, but this one of the strangest mascaras I've used. The formula is dry, which I usually prefer, but this is so dry that its almost as if I've been using it for months already. The brush also looks like it could produce some beautiful lashes, but it barely added volume and there was no extra length at all. So to re-cap, this left me with short, stubby, clumpy, dry lashes. Which shockingly was so not the look I was going for.
Ideal shade custom shade foundation - Smooth minerals mineral make-up
I am saving up some items for an empties post so I'll just talk about the mineral make-up I ordered. I bought this for my niece last year and she loves it, so I decided to try it too.
I can't decide how I feel about the packaging. There is only a small amount of product that comes out at a time, which is good & bad. The product itself is really quite nice. I use Laura Mercier mineral makeup and I'd say this doesn't necessarily have the coverage or staying power that does, it does still hold it's own. The coverage would be medium and it lasts about 6 hours without requiring a bit of a touch up. It does give a nice sheen without being greasy and doesn't look powdery or cakey. So far I'm very happy with it.
Lip conditioner - Extra Lasting eyeshadow
Again I'm saving the lip conditioner for another post so I'll just talk about the eyeshadow.
This is said to not crease or fade, I got the color Crushed Violet. Here is a swatch.
Well wasn't that worth waiting for. I don't know why I took a picture of a far off swatch but there yah go, better than nothing I guess. I haven't used this shadow enough to give a fair opinion, but I will say I wish it were a little less shimmery. I'm not feeling a love affair here but maybe I'll be proved wrong.
Anyway, that's it for now. I'm working hard on an empties post, one that would make Gaby (who does some of the best empties posts ever) proud. I'll be talking about some of the AVON products you see here so stayed tuned for that.
How about you, order any AVON lately?