Thursday, 17 October 2013
Avon Eye Shadow Primer: A Review
I will start this review by stating I am not an Avon kind of person. I don't really like the idea of buying anything out of a catalogue, never mind makeup. I can't imagine how the colours on a 2d bit of paper can ever properly convey the colour of that product when it's there in front of you, or in my case, usually smudged all over my hands in the makeup isle in boots while I desperately search for a tissue or makeup wipe to get rid of said colours... Surely this can't be just me?!?
Anywho, that being said I am not adverse to trying something new, and this my friends is my first time for delving into the vast underworld of avon.
Now, as I said, I don't like buying something out of a catalogue, however, it appears I do like buying stuff off the internet, and this is something I picked up just there, on good old Ebay to be precise. Who knew that you could buy Avon off of t'internet, not me anyway! But lo and behold, there it was flaunting itself over the pages of ebay.
I wasn't looking for a specific brand but I really wanted to try an eye shadow primer with the hope of getting rid of that annoying crease of my eyelid that my eye shadow seems to disappear into by the end of the day. Having spent very little time looking I stumbled across this little gem here, for the bargain price of £3.99 with free p&p!
I've used this product a few times now, and I find it really does do the job nicely. As the primer is light beige it acts as both a primer and a concealer, so you don't have to use any extra makeup than necessary, which helps with the whole makeup sliding into the crease business.
The texture is smooth and silky but thick enough to feel like it is giving a proper base and good coverage and you don't need to use alot to create the perfect look.
I've found that my eye makeup has stayed in much better condition throughout the day, and although I may get a bit of a crease at towards the end of wear, it does seem to leave everything looking alot better for longer.
The product is presented nice and neatly in a small round glass tub so perfect for fitting snugly into my makeup bag. You can't really go wrong with a little tub, plus once it's all finished I like to keep such things for putting in my own little concoctions like coloured lipbalm.
Overall I like this product, I'm somewhat swayed by Avon and would be tempted to buy something from their range again, although I would be more than likely to buy it off Ebay instead, I guess I'm just stuck in my ways.
Have a pleasant eve,