Having heard so much talk of late about Avon, I was glad when my Mum informed me that a work colleague of hers was an Avon representative. I could have just ordered on-line, but I thought as I was feeling the "old skool" vibe ordering from Avon, that I'd like to have a browse through the brochure.. I used to spend hours looking through my Auntie's Avon catalogue as a child. Ahhhhh happy days.
So, I got the SuperShock Mascara in black, as well as the black option of the much discussed SuperShock Gel Eyeliner. As I am full of cold, I've not really had the inclination to have a play about with make up, or actually wear any at all. I'm afraid I've generally been looking like a hobo of late. Hopefully normal service will resume shortly. And while I can't tell you about how it wears on the eyes, I can tell you is that I was rather impressed at the staying power of the gel eyeliner swatch on my hand. I do have the tendency to have slightly watery eyes, but I guess I'll just have to road test it, although initial reports are good.
I also picked up the In a Blink, Eyeliner and Shadow pencil in teal and a Ultra Colour Rich lipstick in the colour Pout. I'm getting quite into lipstick at the moment. I've always been a gloss girl, not quite sure what has exacted a change - dare I say it - my age? Who knows! Pout is a lovely creamy nude. Its an inoffensive, glossy neutral that would look great on anyone. It's also fairly low maintenance lip colour, which is a winner for any day I am at work.
(L-R SuperShock Gel Eyeliner, In a Blink Eyeliner/Shadow and Ultra Colour Rich Lipstick)
As is often the case with Avon, I also managed to benefit from a free gift. I got an additional SuperShock Mascara, Nailwear Pro in shade Romance and Spotlight moisturising shimmer gel. If I'm honest, I would only end up using the mascara. I'd love to try out the nail varnish, but it is just not the kind of shade I would usually go for and as for the spotlight gel - it is just something I would never use!
I've already decided that these few freebies can be added to the ever increasing pile of goodies/essentials I've collected for Give and Makeup. If you haven't heard about this non-profit initiative and their work supporting Refuge, I urge you to check out their website and offer your assistance in any way you can. It's for a great cause.
Have you been revisiting the Avon catalogue recently? Any gems to report?