Every issue of this magazine is filled with ideas, tips, and offers exclusive to Avon representatives. As you may know, I'm not just an Avon costumer, I'm an 'Avon lady' as well. Being one has its perks, with the Advanced Try Me Offer as my most favorite Avon lady privilege. This is the opportunity to purchase and try the newest items before they are made available to the public. Of course, when we're talking about new makeup releases, expect me to seize each and every opportunity I can get.
|Smoke & Mirrors Limited Edition Collection.|
As I've promised earlier, here are the swatches from the entire collection. First up, the eyeshadow which I got for Php 309.
|Clockwise from top left: Island Breeze, Gray Illusion, Perplexed Purple, Nude and Infused.|
|From L-R: Island Breeze, Gray Illusion, Nude and Infused, Perplexed Purple|
Now these gel eyeliners (Php 189 each) are something new to me, as I am more familiar with the conventional eyeliner pencil and liquid eyeliner.
|Blackberry (left), Golden Fawn (right).|
These are actually my first gel eyeliners ever, and I'm amazed at how easy it was to work with this product. Unlike liquid eyeliners (which actually took me a long time to get the hang of it), the gel eyeliners glide smoothly and for someone with wobbly hands, these babies are quite easy to control. They don't smudge or flake, and are pretty long-lasting, too.
|Golden Fawn (left), Blackberry (right).|
The lipsticks (also priced at Php 189 each) are just as stunning.
Purple Hazed, as the name implies, is a purple lipstick with light pink undertones. It may look too pale or too frosted, but in actual, this product has a creamy yet glossy finish - characteristic of most Avon lipsticks from the Ultra Moisture Rich line.
|Apricot Mystery (left), Purple Hazed (right).|
And speaking of which, here's the look I've created using the Smoke and Mirrors collection.
|Gray Illusion on the lids, Nude and Infused on the creases. |
Perplexed Purple on the outer V, Island Breeze on the brow bone / highlight.
|I love my cheekbones, lol. Pardon the narcissism. :)|
|Fantastic Baby! :)|
|Smoke and Mirrors, success! :)|
L'Oreal Base Magique Primer
Avon Healthy Makeup BB Cream in Light
Avon Ideal Luminous Dual Powder Foundation in Shell
Avon Ideal Luminous Concealer Stick in Almond
Fanny Serrano Eyebrow Liner in Dark Brown
Avon Smoke and Mirrors Eyeshadow Quad
Avon Gel Eyeliner in Blackberry
Avon Super Curlacious Waterproof Mascara in Black
Human Nature Love Minerals Blush in Pink Quartz
Jordana Lip Liner in Rose
Avon Ultra Moisture Rich Lipstick in Purple Hazed
The Smoke and Mirrors collection will be available to the public starting March 16, 2012. Better pre-order from your Avon reps now, as these goods will be out for a limited time only.
And now I'm off to remove all this gunk from my face and get me some sleep! :)
Sharing the purples with Color, Click, Capture and Artistic Tuesday.
A great euphonious in every box