Sunday, May 1, 2011

Avon Smooth Minerals Makeup & In2It eyeshadows

Avon Malaysia recently brought in their mineral makeup line, Smooth Minerals and i just had to give it a try. I'm not a big fan of mineral makeup for one simple reason - i find it very difficult to handle. The shaking, the pouring, the swirling, and all the pigments flying - not to mention such a waste! lol. Avon's line is inexpensive - a good excuse to experiment. Here i purchased the foundation in Light Ochre, two blushes in Radiance and Blushed and mascara in Black. I wanted to get all 3 of their blushes but the other one in Mauved was out of stock.

My verdict? The foundation is pretty decent - light to medium coverage and concealer is needed. It gives a glowy finish - has some glitters in it. I wear this if i am indoors most of the time at work or on weekends. Sadly tho, this product might have broke me out - or just the combination of this on top of Clinique's Derma White City Block didnt work - i have skin tags now =(((( I'll write about my SPFs in another post.

The mascara is not impressive at all to me, although the wand is quite unique. formula wise it does nothing to my lashes.

The blushers on the other hand are really nice! My favourite would be Radiance - light peach tone - gives a really nice, healthy glow. Absolute love. Mauved will be on my next purchase list!

I really hope the colour is visible and distint!

 When purchasing more than RM30 from this line - you get two brushes for free. A kabuki and dual end brush. The! the dual end brush is much better!

 I use the Sigmax F80 Flat top kabuki to apply the mineral foundation - works heavenly and Sigma F05 Small contour brush for the blushes. Perfect combination.

I also came across these eyeshadows one fine Guardian-just-for-fun-strolls. The Green eyeshadow in Marine is the one that caught my eye the most. i love love love that colour! they are all shimmery, quite pigmented and RM16 each. have i told you, i REALLY like the green! i bought Dream as well cause the blue is pretty cool too.

 Hope the swatches can tell. The green in Marine and blue in Dream looks almost similar.
Nope, no chance to wear them yet. hopefully soon!

Lots of love. xx.


sara[h]** said...

hi there, just curious. did u order the avon powder through a rep? or u just stop by the small avon outlets to get this?:D

aileenagan said...

Hi there Sarah, apologies - only saw your comment today! I'm actually an Avon member myself so i just visited one of those avon outlets and purchased them. Thanks for dropping by :-)