When you think of Avon, you might think of the catalogues sent from door to door, with parties in your living room filled with your mums friends. There is actually a lot more to Avon. Did you know it was one of the first beauty brands to not test on animals? They currently have a new make up brand called Mark, designed for make up lovers to make their “mark”. In America, the brands ambassador is Lucy Hale from Pretty Little Liars.
I get a few bits from Avon occasionally as a gift as my boyfriends aunty is an Avon representative (yes, they do still exist). However, I have never sat down and made an order myself.
There is a lot more available on the site when you find your local representative. If you go to the top of the website, you can click “find your representative”. You can add your postcode and see the nearest representative to you. When you can find one near you, click the option “shop with me” and it allows you to continue looking online.
I picked up the Skin So Soft dry oil as I get bad insect bites and it works well as a repellent. I then went for the Extralasting Inks cream eye shadow in taupe, the Perfect Brow Kit, a Big Colour Eye Pencil in Flipping Out Pink and the Magix Prep & Set Spray.
The Perfect Brow Kit has an eyebrow powder and clear wax. I have used it over the last couple of days and really enjoyed how natural it looks as well as sculpting my brow. I have been using the Prep & Set spray before and after doing my make up and it has kept my make up intact. The colours for the eye pencil and cream eyeshadow are great but I am yet to try them out properly.
There is always stuff on offer on the Avon site. You might have thought all of those things added up but it only came to £19.99! Yes! You’ll be able to get your order sent directly to your house or wait for your representative to deliver it to you.
Gone are the days where you put your make up on with your hands (I leave that for quick touch ups in public bathrooms). Now there are lots of things to apply foundation, concealer and contour.
I used to have a brush but when rushing in the morning I found I had brush marks, especially around my nose. After a few recommendations I went on to a Real Techniques sponge for my base and a range of Morphe brushes for my cheeks, brows and eyes. However, I see oval brushes everywhere with a pretty high price tag for something I am not too sure about. I went for a wander around Primark and browsed through the beauty section. Surprisingly there are lots of great products. The one thing my eyes fell on were their oval brushes. I picked a small one up for £2.50 to see what all the hype was about.
I put a little of my foundation on my hand to massage into the brush. To be honest, I felt like it all disappeared. I used it across my cheeks and saw not much coverage. I was worried I would use too much product so I continued applying my foundation with my Real Techniques Miracle Sponge. Once it got to applying my concealer, I decided to try the oval brush again.
The feel of the brush is soft and not bristly. Despite not using it for the application, it was good for blending across your eyes ad nose. Was it worth the £2.50? Probably. Would I buy more oval brushes? Perhaps, but for now I am sticking to my Morphe brushes and my Miracle Sponge.
I have had so many cleansers and creams to take my make up off in the past. Miscellar water or gel from Garnier was what I used the most as well as the dreaded make up wipe. I never found anything that managed to take full coverage make up off fully. I wanted something that could become a great addition to my skincare routine.
I use Pixi Glow Tonic on days my face needs brightening but i hadn’t looked at the other skincare until the Pixi Pretties collection came out. I am a follower of Caroline Hirons blog and Instagram and was so intrigued to try the Double Cleanse.
It comes in a huge circular pot that is sectioned into two halves – cleansing balm on the one side and cream on the other. I use a small amount of the balm and work it into my skin slightly with my hands. I then get the Real Techniques Miracle Cleansing Sponge, dampen it and rub the balm into my skin. The difference is incredible. It feels like it melts my make up off. I then do the same when adding a small amount of cream. The cream takes any of the excess make up left on my face.
I am honestly so impressed with the Double Cleanse. I recently had an allergic reaction to a new setting spray so I wanted to take make up off as soon as I got home from work. It was a nice way to Cleanse and I am still taking off my make up as soon as I get home as it’s made my skin feel vibrant, clean and soft.
On a side note, I highly recommend using the Real Techniques Miracle Cleansing Sponge. It’s great to use when cleansing and it’s really easy to clean and squeeze all of the make up out of it after each time you use it.
I’d really recommend the Double Cleanse as it’s made it a joy to do the boring task of taking my make up off.