Friday, March 13, 2015

Must-Have Makeup from Mark and Avon

As you browse Avon’s website or brochure you may notice that there is a large range of products and collections to choose from and though we all appreciate great variety it can be difficult to decide on shades, textures and finishes. Today's review is all about fabulous finds including makeup from mark, cult favorites and a few brand new items just waiting to be swatched and applied!

First up are a couple of delightful products that have inspired me to create some fresh, new makeup looks in anticipation of spring! To brighten and boost dull, tired complexions with a pop of color and radiant highlight the mark Touch and Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes All-Over Face Palettes deliver beautiful illumination right where you need it! The cubes are available in two compacts: the widely popular All Over Glow and the newest shade- Coral Glow.

The blendable cream-to-powder formula is designed for easy application, long-wear and consistent coverage. All Over Glow contains pink, gold, bronze and silver hues and each little cube has a soft, smooth, texture with a beautiful luminous finish. 

You can wear the shades individually or as I like to do, sweep the brush across the entire cube and apply to the cheekbones and along the nose. Paired with primer the pigments also look lovely on the brow bone and the light formula is crease resistant.

Shade- All Over Glow

For spring and summer Coral Glow looks gorgeous on all skin tones and the rich sunset hues include: coral, bronze, gold, pink and champagne. This trendy little compact is great for both day and night and you can even apply some sheer shimmer to the shoulders and decolletage for an all over glow on warm, sunny afternoons. The cubes retail for $18.00 ea.

Coral Glow

The Avon Ultra Color Lipsticks deliver a wash of beautiful smooth, pigment with a velvety soft cream finish and a hint of shine. Infused with shea butter, omega oil, arctic berry and vitamin E they provide long-lasting vivid color and great hydration.

With an astonishing 55 gorgeous shades to choose from the variety is sure to satisfy even the pickiest lipstick lover. Berry Bright is in the rose/mauve category although the pink is quite bright.

Color- Berry Bright

My eyes were also drawn to the shade Crush, which is in the plum/wine range with a flattering berry undertone that is simply stunning! I recently wore this shade to an event and I wasn't the only one who was totally smitten with it. 

Color- Crush
The lipsticks retail for $10.00 ea

I've also had some great luck with lip crayons over the last year so I thought I’d try the Avon Ultra Color Lip Crayons in the shades Reddy for Me and Fresh Fuchsia which turned out to be wonderful finds!

The crayons are available in 10 shades and have a creamy formula that glides on smooth to deliver deep color with a subtle shimmer finish. I wasn't always a fan of shimmer lip products but they do add some dazzle to my lips and the glitter in these crayons doesn't actually show up very much or feel gritty. The pigmentation is as marvelous as a full coverage lipstick and the shape makes for easy application.

Reddy for me, Fresh Fuchsia 

These crayons are also infused with shea and vitamin E to keep lips moisturized and they twist up for simple use with no sharpening required. They retail for $10.00 ea and you can find them by clicking HERE.

Swatches from left to right: 
Ultra Color Lipsticks- Berry Bright, Crush
 Ultra Color Lip Crayons- Reddy for Me, Fresh Fuchsia 

If you thought the Ultra Color Lipsticks were stunning then take a look at the new Ultra Color Indulgence Lipsticks! My favorite kind of lipstick is highly pigmented, rich and creamy which is exactly what you get with this collection. The 12 sensational shades are formulated with hydrating gel color using “true color technology” and they provide medium to full coverage with a weightless comfortable texture.

Shades from left to right: Red Tulip, Plum Verbena and Peach Petunia

Some of the shades apply very rich and opaque while others are a bit sheer and can be built up for more intensity. These lipsticks glide on buttery smooth with alluring shine and leave lips feeling moist and soft. If you are looking for some great new lipsticks I definitely recommend giving these a try! My favorite shade is Peach Petunia because it has a unique pink-coral-peach hue that I don’t yet have in my collection. The lipsticks retail for $12.00 ea.

If you are still unsure which shades and finishes complement each other then the mark get it together Lipstick and Nail Lacquer set can help. This little box of goodies contains one lipstick in the shade Coral Fixation and two mini lacquers: a neutral base called Coordinating Coral (so your lips and nails look great together) and a glitter polish called Go Bolder Gold to glam-up your manicure with a little sparkle. 

I love the silver glitter because the particles are micro-fine, cover very well and dry quickly. The lipstick has a great hydrating formula with a bright pink-coral finish and a hint of shine.

This set retails for $24.00 and also makes an adorable gift! 

You can find Avon and mark cosmetics by clicking HERE and through Avon sales representatives.

*Press samples featured 


  1. aren't Avon cosmetics and Mark really stepping it up they have some of the most pigmented lipstick ever!

    1. They really are! Avon isn't just for your mom or granny anymore they have a new hip line that is very trendy!

  2. I've read about the lip crayons having glitters and feeling gritty, is it true? I am planning to get the lipsticks as Avon is having 5 lipsticks for $20 now so this post is really helpful, thank you!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    1. I think they feel smooth, the glitter isn't overwhelming and doesn't bother me. I love the color payoff!

  3. I still do not own any sort of shimmer brick type of makeup product, but I think those look so pretty! All of the lipsticks you swatched are sooooo up my street - gorgeous!

  4. I have never tried anything from these brands but you have tempted me to buy some with lovely swatches :)

    1. Thanks you :) they are really stepping up their game and the lipsticks are quite affordable!

  5. These products look amazing. The lip shades are so pretty!

    1. They are very nice, and the formulas are very comfy :)

  6. I really need to get to trying some Avon products- these swatches are gorgeous!



    1. Thank you! I love the colors too, great for the warm weather.


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