Avon True Color Eyeshadows For Sultry Eyes

7/21/2014




Most of my readers know that I love Urban Decay eye shadows the most as they cater to my needs completely. The buttery texture, heavenly hues and awesome pigmentation captured my heart but I'm well aware how not everyone is, at least, currently in the position to shell out approx $50 for an eye shadow palette. I know that I felt very anxious about spending that much money so I completely understand. A few years ago, the drugstore and in general the affordable world of eye shadows wasn't as abundant as it is now. Luckily to all of our wallets sake, we now have some great cheap-ish eye shadow offerings be it an eye shadow palette,quad, trio, duo or mono. I was lucky enough to receive an eyeshadow palette that literally blew my mind and I find it to be the best bang for your buck. Little did I know that a true gem was hiding and I was lucky enough to try this beautiful, beautiful palette called Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Barely There. The sleek, black packaging houses four eyeshadow hues - each more sultry than the previous. The reason why I think this is the most intelligent buy you can make is because out of four eyeshadows - three are absolutely divine! The fourth one isn't bad per se but it isn't on that same lever three remaining shades are. And believe me when I say that there isn't a lady around who wouldn't be in love with those.

Vecina mojih citateljica zna kako najvise volim Urban Decay sjene za oci posto mi u potpunosti ispunjavaju sve zahtjeve. Puterasta tekstura, prekrasne nijanse te izvrsna pigmentacija su ostvarenje svih zelja no itekako sam svjesna kako vecina nije (ako nista, barem ne trenutno) u mogucnosti izdvojiti cca 80KM za paletu sjena za oci. Sjecam se da sam se jako mucila oko odluke glede kupovine paleta koje kostaju toliko, tako da zaista razumijem kako to nije bas za svaciji ukus/dzep/nacin rezonovanja. Prije par godina drogerijski rang sjena za oci, ruku na srce, nije u ponudi imao obilje kvalitetne kozmetike kao sto je situacija danas. Na srecu novcanika sirom svijeta, sada na raspolaganju imamo solidnu ponudu jeftinih a kvalitetnih sjena za oci bilo da se radi o paleti ili mono sjenama. Smatram se sretnicom zbog otkrica palete koja me odusevila te je smatram najisplativijom paleticom sa kojom necete pozaliti niti jedan izdvojeni novcic. Nisam ni sumnjala kakav se dragulj krije u skromnoj ambalazi Avon True Color palete sjena u nijansi Barely There. Kompaktno pakovanje skladisti cetiri sjene za oci koje su jako lijepe i tesko je odabrati favorita. Razlog zbog kojeg ovu paletu smatram pametno ulozenim novcem jeste cinjenica da su tri nijanse fantasticne! Cetvrta nije sama po sebi losa vec ne doseze kvalitet prethodne tri sjene koje su ogromno iznenadjenje. Vjerujte mi na rijec da nema dame koja ne bi bila zadovoljna ovom paleticom.




Barely There's eyeshadows are marked with numbers, indicating the order of applying but these particular shades are so great that you can use each as a base, all-over-the lid hue. That's what I love about this palette - mostly, with eyeshadow palettes you really are inclined to use two or three corresponding shades together for them to look good. This time you can use a single shade as an entire lid coverage + a lick of mascara and eyes pop, look gorgeous and very dreamy. Eyeshadow number one is a creamy, milky beige hue which is a bit chalky and thus the one which I find is not up to par with the rest three colors. It isn't low quality, it's just that the chalky feel makes is appear less enjoyable to use. Eyeshadow number two looks like something that popped up from the Urban Decay's Naked 3 palette. It's a beautiful dusky, pillow pink with very little fallout and it gives the impression of a much more expensive offering. It's a very beautiful and wearable beige-pink which I adore. Eyeshadow number three isthe 'me' kind of shade with it's taupe-y, mauve-y coloring. It's very reminiscent of the UD Naked 2 palette in its buttery, silky texture and great pigmentation. It has a satin feel and is enriched with sheeny particles - not glitter or shimmer. It's neutral to cool taupe/brown and those mauve-y undertones make it stand out. Eyeshadow number four is of the same, fabulous quality. So buttery, so smooth, so intense and pigmented - are we sure this is a drugstore palette? I'm really in shock over this one. Also a taupe-y/brown hue but no mauve-y undertones - just sheer chocolate goodness and subtle bronz-y sheen. Amazing value for money.

Barely There sadrzi sjene koje su oznacene brojevima koji nas navode na idealan redoslijed nanosenja za njezni smokey eye no konkretno sve ove sjene se mogu koristiti i kao bazne, preko cijelog kapka. To je ono sto najvise volim kod ove palete - vecinom se sa paletama nalazimo u situaciji kako koristimo 2-3 nijanse da bi kreirale efektan 'look'. Ovaj put je dovoljno da jednom nijansom predjete preko kapka + malo maskare da obgrli vase trepuske i pogled djeluje krasno, sanjivo. Nijansa broj jedan je kremasto-mlijecna bez boja no nesto je kredaste, suhe teksture i zbog toga mislim da nije na istom, zadovoljavajucem nivou kao preostale tri nijanse. Nije loseg kvaliteta no kad isprobate ostale nijanse, primjetno je odskakanje u teksturi. Nijansa broj dva djeluje kao da je dijelom krasne Urban Decay Naked 3 palete. Prekrasne je  'prljavo' ruzicaste nijanse, mekane poput satenskog jastuka koja nije previse praskasta i lako se nanosi. Ostavlja dojam mnogo ekskluzivnije sjene nego bi to pomislile. Jako mi se dopada ova nudasto-ruzicasta sjena koju stalno koristim. Nijansa broj tri je 'ja' nijansa sto ce reci da je nesto sto mi se inace jako svidja. Sadrzi sivkasto-smedje primjese, malo mauve/lila podtona koji cini ovu sjenu dosta zanimljivom. Mene podsjeca na nijanse iz Urban Decay Naked 2 palete ponajvise zbog puteraste, svilenkaste teksture i izvrsne pigmentacije. Satenskog je finisa na dodir te njeznog sjaja no ne sadrzi sljokice. Nijansa broj cetiri je jednako ocaravajuce kvalitete. Tako je puterasta, glatka pod prstima, intenzivo pigmentirana - da li se stvarno radi o sjenama drogerijskog ranga? Jos uvijek sam pod nekom vrstom soka. Takodjer je sivkasto-smedje nijanse no bez lila podtona - radi se o bogatoj cokoladnoj nijansi suptilno bronzanog odsjaja. Vise nego isplativa paleta za 12,90KM u aktuelnom katalogu (str.57).






After definitely stating how much I love the Barely There palette, let's go over two mono eyeshadows I got and I have a clear favorite. Avon True Color Eyshadow Single in Blackest Black is supposed to be this intense black shade. I'm not quite sold on this claim. It looks more like an intense charcoal grey to me but to it's defense - it can be layered up to achieve quite decent black intensity. After using Blackout from the UD Naked 2 palettte, I've finally found the true black as night eyeshadow and it has set a high standard for me. If you don't own a decent black-ish shade, than by all means do try this one out as there's a high chance you'll like it and value it. However, it's not for those among us who really want a serious black pigment. Avon True Color Eyeshadow Single in Iris Icing is the clear favorite and winner between the two singles. Iris Icing shares the same quality, pigmentation, silky texture, wear and intensity with the winning shades from the Barely There quad. It's a gorgeous shade - fabulous silvery/grey shade that leans more towards the grey than silver side of the spectrum. Very effective as a bade for a smokey eye. I think most women would love it and use it for that purpose. So these are my conclusions - if you want to purchase a mono eyeshadow from Avon's catalogue, than go for Iris Icing and eventually Satin Taupe I've been also eyeing. If, on the other side, you crave a fantastic eyeshadow palette - Barely There is your best and safest bet (sorry Berry Love).

Nakon sto smo zakljucili da sam zaljubljena u Barely There paletu, prelazimo na temu mono sjena za oci - posjedujem dvije nijanse i jedna se izdvojila kao nesumnjivi favorit. Avon True Color sjena za oci u nijansi Blackest Black bi po svemu sudeci trebala biti intenzivno crna sjena. Moram reci kako me nije u potpunosti 'kupila'. Meni vise djeluje kao tamno siva koja granici sa bojom uglja. Nakon koristenja Blackout nijanse iz UD Naked 2 palete, osjecam se kao da sam sa njom spoznala kako crna sjena treba da izgleda i postavila je visok standard. Ukoliko u svojoj kolekciji nemate crnu sjenu, u svakom slucaju vrijedi pokusati sa Blackest Black no za one koji ocekuju istinski dubok crni pigment - ovo mozda nije najidealniji izbor. Avon True Color sjena za oci u nijansi Iris Icing je neosporivi favorit i pobjednik duela izmedju ove dvije mono sjene. Iris Icing dijeli puterastu konzistenciju najboljih nijansi iz Barely There palete. Jednostavno tu je ona krasna pigmentacija i intenzitet, svilenkasti finis i odlicna trajnost ekvivalenta radnog dana. Ova sjena je i divne sivo-srebrnkaste nijanse iako mi djeluje da preovladava sivi pigment a ne sitni, sjajni shimmer. Mislim da je idealna kao baza za smokey eye te vjerujem da bi je mnoge korisnice koristile upravo u tu svrhu. Trenutno je u katalogu mozete nabaviti po cijeni od 7,50KM (str.48). Tako da sumiram zakljucke - ukoliko zelite nabaviti jednu sjenu iz Avonovog kataloga, preporucujem nijansu Iris Icing i eventualno Satin Taupe koja djeluje obecavajuce. Ako ste ipak u potrazi za stvarno isplativom paletom sjena za oci - to je Barely There. Najbolji i najsigurniji izbor (oprosti Berry Love).




*Some of these products may have been sent to me for review. For more information, see my disclaimer.

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