Many of you know that Mark is my favorite Avon brand and I’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of a new eye shadow palette. Just in time for the holidays they launched this jaw-dropping color collection - a sequel to the bestselling Eye Dream of Glam Palette which I still use all the time!
When it comes to unique design, pretty pigment and cool packaging this palette takes the cake! There are 16 large eye shadows in shimmery marbled finishes that resembles a multicolored galaxy. The casing is sturdy and even when closed you can see every shade through clear peek-a-boo circles on the lid.
The shade selection is fascinating with a beautiful array of gold, blue, silver, champagne, pink, garnet, purple, deep green and more. Although each shade has a swirl of color, the most dominant hue in the circle is the one that shows up and I should also note that they do not appear multi-toned on the lids. You can alter the shade slightly by sweeping your brush over certain areas of the shadow to pick up different tints.
Overall the pigmentation and color pay-off is good and only a couple shades have a sheer base. The consistency is silky enough but still quite textured without much creaminess. To achieve more intensity I usually layer over primer or dampen my brush to pick up more shadow and swipe on heavier to enhance the color. Using a base also helps prolong wear and allows for better adhesion.
The finishes are mesmerizing with some shades applying iridescent, luminous and metallic. The vibrancy and bold effects pair well with matte crease colors that are blended to perfection. With a flattering mix of everyday hues and lavish tones you can use this palette for soft looks or glamorous creations and the shadows compliment all skin tones.
This palette is a holiday exclusive so it may not be around for long. It makes an amazing gift or a nice treat for yourself and retails for $50.00. You can find it at avon.ca or through an independent consultant and this collection also includes a brush set, nail polish and fragrance with the same packaging design. To see more of Avon’s holiday collection click HERE.