Avon Blue Lagoon Makeup Look

8/14/2014



Remember the Avon Senses Refreshing Lagoon post? It featured one of my favorite affordable bath & body bits. Hubby and I have almost used up the Refreshing Lagoon shower gel and body scrub - they smell amazing and they come in wonderful blue packaging. It's no secret that my favorite color is blue and Avon has kindly sent me everything I would need to recreate a make-up look from scratch, inspired by that particular Senses collection. Cool idea, right? I've used a total of 10 beauty items by Avon and some of those are recurring favorites of mine while others have pleasantly surprised me. I've posted about the amazing Avon Solutions Matte Beauty Balm in Medium and I've used it alone as my base. It provides decent but very natural coverage and a velvety finish. The focus is definitely on the eyes but I had to bring some subtle color to my cheeks and for that I used Avon Glow Bronzing Pearls in Deepest Warm. I remember using these bronzing pearls ever since high-school and everyone loved them. They're fail proof, really. These provide just enough warmth without going too strong on the orange side. I decided to apply this bronzer just below my cheekbones and along my hair line. Avon Ideal Luminous Blush in Classic Aura was a massively pleasant surprise! I had one of these blushes before, 'russet' something it was called. It smashed to pieces and was beyond repair with the alcohol trick so I tossed it away but this beaut came as my savior! Classic Aura must be one of the easiest, most wearable blush shades I've seen from Avon. It's pink but it's almost skin-like and the texture is dreamy - powdery but buttery as well and has good color payoff.

Sjecate li se posta o Avon Senses Refreshing Lagoon proizvodima? Bilo je rijeci o meni najdrazim proizvodima za njegu tijela (i tusiralicama!) pristupacne cijene. Skoro da smo muz-puz i ja potrosili Refreshing Lagoon gel za tusiranje i piling - krasno mirisu i vizuelno mi se dopada plavo pakovanje. Nije tajna da je moja omiljena boja plava a Avon se ljubazno ponudio da mi posalje make-up koji bi bio potreban da kreiram look inspirisan upravo tom Senses kolekcijom. Odlicna inspiracija, zar ne? Koristila sam ukupno 10 proizvoda medju kojima se nalaze neki prijasnji favoriti ali i novootkrivena prijatna iznenadjenja. Pisala sam detaljnu recenziju za Avon Solutions Mat BB kremi u nijansi Medium koju sam koristila za bazu. Ova BB krema pruza pristojno prekrivanje, prirodan i barsunast finis. Fokus sa plavim tonovima je definitivno na ocima no zeljela sam tenu da pridodam malo zdrave boje i u tu svrhu sam se posluzila Avon Glow bronzanim perlicama u nijansi Deepest Warm. Sjecam se kako sam ih koristila (u crnom pakovanju) jos od srednje skole i svi su ih voljeli. Sa njima je tesko pogrijesiti - pruzaju sasvim dovoljno toplih tonova koji ne prelaze u narandzastu boju. Nanijela sam ih nesto ispod jagodica te malo uz ivicu kose. Avon Ideal Luminous rumenilo u nijansi Classic Aura je bilo jedno od najprijatnijih iznenadjenja! Imala sam upravo jedno ovakvo rumenilo ranije, naziva se tacno ne sjecam ali je imao rijec 'russet' u sebi. Jednom prilikom mi se razbilo doslovno u prah i nije mu mogao pomoci trik sa alkoholom tako da smo se rastali. Zato mi je bilo drago kada sam koristila ovog ruzicastog ljepotana. Classic Aura je nijansa rumenila za koju mislim da je najljepsa i najnosivija od svih Avon rumenila koja sam isprobala. Ruzicasto je no ima neki ton koji je slican kozi a tekstura je odlicna - puderasta ali istovremeno puterasta i jako lijepe pigmentacije. 


Now, off to the eyes. I began by framing them and taming my brows. I'm almost constantly using eyebrow pencils so it was refreshing to use powder to fill them in. Avon Perfect Eyebrow Kit in Soft Brown contains two pots - one is pigmented pressed powder and other is wax to keep those brows in place. I didn't use the two-sided brush that comes enclosed as I find it too stiff so I resorted to my Real Techniques Brow Brush. I find that this Avon's eyebrow powder is rather good match for my brows and gives quite a natural look. I've prepped my lids with a light layer of Avon Eye Shadow Primer in Light Beige. It's very creamy and it immediately makes eye shadow adhere better to the skin and it definitely makes any eye shadow appear much more pigmented. I find it far better than the Artdeco eye shadow base I used intensely a few months back. Perhaps the favorite part of this 10-step make-up look are the eye shadows I used. I've reviewed Berry Love and Barely There (clear favorite) but I'm almost enchanted with this following palette. Avon True Color Eyshadow Quad in Glow Teal features some seriously pigmented shades! Out of four hues, I find that three have beautiful buttery texture and wowza pigmentation (#2,#3,#4) while shade #1 is a bit chalky and shimmery). I've applied shade #3 (intense teal) all over my lid, lightly feathering it along the crease. Than I've popped some shadow #1 (bone shade with sparse shimmer) in the inner corners and under the brow bone. I picked up shade #4 (midnight blue) with my brush (RT Base Shadow Brush) and pushed it on the outer 'V' of the eye and along the crease. Colors #3 and #4 are extremely pigmented so you need only a tiny amount for maximum impact. I've applied some shadow #2 (bronzy-taupe) along my lower lash line to prep it for my next step.

Prelazimo na oci i pripremila sam ih tako sto sam prije svega uokvirila obrve. Obicno koristim samo olovke za obrve tako da je bilo osvjezenje koristiti puder za njihovo popunjavanje. Avon Perfect Eyebrow kit u nijansi Soft Brown sadrzi dva polja - jedno je puder za popunjavanje u boji a drugo je vosak koji pomaze da obrve ostanu u zeljenoj poziciji. Nisam koristila dvostrani malecki kistic koji dolazi u pakovanju posto mi je isuvise krut tako da sam koristila Real Techniques kist za obrve. Mislim da je nijansa Soft Brown lijepo uskladjena sa prirodnom bojom mojih obrva, nije isuvise topla i cini da obrve djeluju mekse i prirodnije. Kapke sam pripremila tankim slojem Avon baze za sjene u nijansi Light Beige. Jako je kremaste teksture i odmah cini da sjena za oci bolje prijanja uz kozu te definitivno cini da nijanse sjena djeluju zivlje, zasicenije. Rekla bih da je dosta bolja od Artdeco baze koju sam koristila sve do prije par mjeseci. Mozda najdrazi dio ovog make-up look-a je naredna paleta sjena za oci. Ranije sam recenzirala palete Berry Love i Barely There (moj favorit) no kombinacija boja koju cete vidjeti me posebno ocarala. Avon True Color Quad u nijansi Glow Teal je odlicna paletica koja sadrzi sjene izvrsne pigmentacije! Od ukupno cetiri nijanse, tri su potpuni pogodak (#2,#3,#4) zahvaljujuci fenomenalnoj pigmentaciji i puterastoj teksturi, dok je nijansa #1 pomalo praskasta i sadrzi shimmer. Nanijela sam nijansu #3 (intenzivna, srednje tamna tirkizna) preko cijelog kapka, blago blendajuci prijelaz ka pregibu oka. Nijansu #1 (boja koze sa neravnomjerno rasporedjenim shimmerom) sam nanijela u unutarnje kutove oka i ispod obrva. Na RT Base Shadow kist sam pokupila malo nijanse #4 (nocno plava) i utisnula je u vanjski 'V' dio oka i unutar pregiba. Nijanse #3 i #4 su jako pigmentirane stoga ih je potrebno jako malo. Sjenu #2 (bronzano-taupe) sam nanijela uz donju liniju trepavica kao bazu za naredni korak.



Avon Glimmerstick Brights Eye Liner in Cobalt Cool is an electric navy eye liner which I love. It's of an unusual texture and reminds me of an eyeshadow/eyeliner hybrid. A bit powdery and of amazing pigmentation, it's perfect to apply on the waterline as it doesn't slide off and has great lasting power (over 5h with same intensity and color clarity). Most eyeliners and eye pencils simply slide off or don't even come off as visible when I apply them on my waterline so this is a keeper. Although blue tones look rather striking in contrast with brown eyes, I still need some light definition. I've used Avon Super Shock Gel Eyeliner in Black to draw a thin black line along my top lashes and to tightline them. It's extremely creamy and extremely black, it's the ideal tool in making eyelashes appear fuller. It can slide off under the heat and that's why I applied only a lick of it. To finish off the eyes, I've used the Avon Super Shock Max Mascara in Black. It seems to be one of those mascaras which are great for every day looks. Not something that pumps up whimpy lashes like mine to the max. However, I do like it but I'll use it for natural eye make-up looks from now on. And for the finale - we have the Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Pure Peony. It acts like a lip butter and imparts a healthy pop of rosey color. Really delightful hue, this Pure Peony, and it definitely gets a thumbs up from me. I find that it's subtle nature goes well along with strong, striking eyes. Did you like this look and would you wear such bold, blue shades on your eyes?

Avon Glimmerstick Brights olovka za oci u nijansi Cobalt Cool je elektricno plave boje i jako mi se dopada. Neobicne je teksture koju bih opisala hibridom sjene i olovke za oci. Pomalo je puderasta i odlicne je pigmentacije sto je cini idealnom za nanosenje na waterline-u (unutarnja linija donjih trepavica). Upravo zbog toga sto nije isuvise kremasta cini da je solidne trajnosti (5h jednako svjezeg intenziteta kao po nanosenju). Vecina olovaka za oci mi ne odgovara pri nanosenju na waterline jer se cesto ne vide ili su previse kremaste i cim mi oci zasuze - nestanu za par minuta. Iako plave nijanse jako lijepo pristaju smedjim ocima, ipak mi je bio potreban minimum deefinicije. Koristila sam Avon Super Shock Gel eyeliner u nijansi Black kako bih iscrtala jako tanku liniju duz gornjih trepavica a nanijela sam ga i tightlining metodom (waterline gornjih trepavica). Izuzetno je kremast i izuzetno je crn - savrsen je pomagac koji cini da trepavice djeluju punije. Ovaj gel u olovci zbog mekane i kremaste teksture ne moze na visokim temperaturama da se odrzi na kozi i zato sam ga nanijela samo u tankoj liniji. Za kraj, koristila sam Avon Super Shock Max maskaru u nijansi Black. Cini mi se da je ova maskara idealna za make-up za svaki dan posto ne pruza neki dramatican efekat. Ipak, meni se dopada upravo u svrhu prirodnog make-upa te cu je tako i koristiti. Na usne sam nanijela Avon Ultra Color Absolute ruz za usne u nijansi Pure Peony. Ponasa se poput buttera za usne i pruza njezan dodatak ruzicaste boje. Mislim da je nijansa Pure Peony jako lijepa i upotpunjuje intenzivno nasminkane oci. Da li vam se dopao ovaj look i da li vi nosite ovako upadne, plave nijanse na vasim ocima?


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

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