Another hobby to add to your self-isolating routine? Practicing with makeup! Although I go makeup-free Sunday to Friday, the past few Saturdays I have been filming some IGTV videos and I have to say that it’s been pretty nice to wear makeup and pretend everything is completely normal. Since I have so much makeup, a lot of it is sitting around right now not being used, but that’s okay since this won’t be forever and you better believe that once we can all go out again, it’s all going to be used in full force.
If you are looking for some new goodies to try, then I have some affordable recommendations from Avon. I actually got these products at the beginning of February but then I went to New York so I was unable to properly swatch and report.
As part of their The Face Shop collab, Avon has released a couple eyeshadow palettes and a range of lipsticks that are oh so spring appropriate.
Starting with the shadow palettes first, the Mono Pop Eyeshadow Palette (C$28) comes in two different colour combos (pinks and browns) and is designed to enhance your eye look thanks to a variety of monochromatic shades. Open up the palette to reveal nine universally flattering shades to create an assortment of different looks that can easily be transitioned from day to night.
I received the Mood Brown palette, which contains a variety of browns, nudes, coppers, and golds. These shades can be easily mixed and matched and I found this to be a great everyday palette. The shadows come in matte and shimmer formulations and they apply quite soft. I wouldn’t say this is the most pigmented palette I own, but it’s great for everyday wear, and since it’s so small, it would be great for travel as well.
The other palette, Mood Coral, is also a dream with more pinks, browns, nudes, and even an orange. Honestly, you can’t go wrong with either palette since the shade range in both are so neutral.
For the lips, Avon x The Face Shop has released their Rouge Satin Moisture Lipsticks (C$22 each), which is a moisturizing colour-rich lipstick that leaves lips feeling soft. There are 20 shades to choose from, each packed full of pigment, giving you a pop of colour that is oh so appropriate for the season.
Avon sent me three shades to try out, but overall all the colour lean towards pinks, corals, reds, and purples. I found these to apply very pigmented and lightweight. They were comfortable to wear and really pretty on the lips.
Truthfully though, I didn’t find these to be any different from other lipsticks I have tried as there are so many pigmented lightweight lipsticks on the market right now anyways.
Overall, I really like what Avon has released with The Face Shop so far and I’m not sure how long their collab is going for, but I definitely hope they keep releasing more products.
Have you been playing around with makeup during this time?
Please note, products provided by PR. All opinions are my own.
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