Avon eye shadows: A mixed opinion
By far I think everyone knows I am an impulsive shopper and end up buying what ever I like if it’s in my range. I do a hell lot of catalogue shopping too and I am a self proclaimed expert in that although I don’t recommend anything to any one else from the catalogue unless I am sure myself. I also end up committing a lot of blunders in choosing from the catalogue. Not to mention that the catalogues do mention as a foot note that actual colours may vary from the brochure. I recently purchased some eye shadows from Avon and a couple of other stuff too but I here I want to share my mixed reaction to these eye shadows so that any of you contemplating spending on any of these can think again. Hopefully I can save some money here.
Avon simply pretty eye liner and eye shadow duo
Price Rs 199 for 1 gram loose powder eye shadow and a tiny 0.5 gram pencil
Shades available: Princess wink (pink), Goddess wink (blue), Angel wink (brown)
I happen to have bought all three. 🙂
These are made in Argentina
Let’s start with my favourite:
Angel wink: I was in the market for a nice pigmented wearable brown smooth satin finish eye shadow for a very long time. This colour caught my eye and I should not resist buying it. Angel wink is a powder eye shadow or loose pigment we can say with a doe end applicator. The powder is coppery brown with shimmer finish which looks beautiful. It blends beautifully and suits my skin tone safely. I need a very less amount of the powder on the applicator. It stays for 5 hours even on my oily eye lids. It is very pigmented. It’s a great colour for all. The catch is that the doe end applicator is difficult to use. And when I place the applicator a lot of powder flies here and there on the insertion. And not to forget, its powder so there is a lot of fall out. But over all verdict, I love the colour. The catalogue shows it to be a lighter golden colour eye shadow but its not, its brown and coppery
It comes with a eye liner pencil. Now what should I say about these eye pencils. Disgusting is the only word that comes to my mind. The pencil along with eye shadow is supposed to be complementing the colour. It’s a yellow golden colour. The pencil is tiny and is difficult to hold between the fingers.
The wood quality used is awful. It does not sharpen. It crumbles on application. Its waxy an gooey. It does not have colour. It does not look good with this eye shadow colour, it is impossible to apply it on our gentle lash line. Safely, you can just toss it in the bin.
Next colour is princess wink:
I know it’s a weird pink but I did not have any powder eye shadow so I had to buy this. It blends well and is good for parties. Although the catalogue shows the eye pencil along with it to be pink, the pencil I got was black. It was disgusting, not sharpened when I opened it, could not even see the tip. The catalogue shows some other pink colour of the eye pencil which I find very strange. Nevertheless the pencil is so tiny that a little sharpening will be the end of it. So I am not going to use it. There is fall out with this pink colour too but it’s a very pretty pink shimmer colour to mix and match with other colours. Ignore the eye pencil is what I say.
Last one is goddess wink:
It bright medium blue powder eyes shadow. Again, blends well, there is fall out. It comes with a navy blue eye pencil which is smooth for a change but is super crumbly; I will use this pencil only out of the three as it does have some colour in it. I am not sure it goes with the eye powder though.
Not worth the money if you look at the pencils, I can say you can buy it for the powder eye shadow. The angel wink is a very beautiful colour. You can safely trust my opinion on the angel wink one. Rest two, I cannot recommend, as they are bright. The pencils are disgusting and make the whole packaging a joke. The size of the pencil it self is a joke. The catalogue mentions lining eyes with these and using the eye shadow colour with it. You can buy the pink and the blue colour if you are really keen on buying a shimmer pink and blue colour. Do check out angel wink. 🙂