Avon Luxe Velvet Matte Crème Foundation

After flaunting beautiful photos of new foundations from Avon on Instagram which, I must say, have attracted much attention I’ve finally collected all my impressions and poured them in this post. Avon Luxe Velvet Matte Crème Foundation is the brand’s newest offering from the Luxe range and that range indeed is epitome of beautifully selected shades and elegant designs. This particular foundation comes in heavy (not too heavy though) 18g glass jars with elegant gold-colored font on the side and a plastic lid, also in that pretty & festive gold coloring. Luxe Velvet Matte Crème foundation is intended to balance the complexion, mattifying it and leaving a velvet-like finish. Mousse/cream texture is enriched with silk and a hydrating elixir which doesn’t dry skin out while unifying it. I find that this foundation has a very pleasant and very faint scent strongly reminiscent of luxurious hydrating creams. This is just a little piece of the entire luxury theme it is immersed it. From the well-made packaging that oozes glamour, to the elegantly and subtly scent and a beautiful texture. As for the texture, it really is something. You have to have in mind that this foundation isn’t the one to cover-up significant skin imperfections. It is creamy to the touch but as soon as you start massaging it in you’ll notice that it’s not oily or heavy but mousse-like and extremely light. It hugs all the curves of the face well, mostly adapts to the skin giving an incredibly light and natural effect. It is silicone-based and that’s how it ‘irons’ the skin’s surface, making it baby smooth, filling out pores, fine lines and making it matte – creating a perfect base, really.

Nakon sto sam pokazala fotku ovih prekrasnih podloga za lice na Instagramu koje su, moram priznati, privukle mnogo paznje – napokon sam danas stavila na papir sve dojmove koje sam sakupljala sedmicama dok sam podloge testirala. Avon Luxe Velvet Matte Crème podloga za lice je najnoviji dodatak Luxe kozmetickoj liniji koja je zaista divan spoj krasno odabranih boja i elegantnog dizajna. Konkretno, podloge koje sada recenziram su upakovane u teske (doduse, ne isusvise teske) staklene teglice sa 18g proizvoda, elegantnim detaljem u obliku zlatnih slova sa strane teglice i plasticnog poklopca koji takodjer dolazi u praznicno prikladnoj zlatnoj boji. Luxe Velvet Matte Crème podloga je namijenjena ujednacavanju tena, pruzajuci mat efekat te teksturu koja je barsunasta na dodir. Pjenasta/krem tekstura je obogacena svilom i hidratantnim kompleksom koji kozu stiti od isusivanja (posebno zgodno zbog mat finisa). Podloga je jako prijatnog i blagog mirisa koji me podsjeca na luksuzne kreme za lice. Taj detalj je samo dio ‘paketa’ koji odaje dojam luksuzne teme koja savrseno pristaje ovom puderu/podlozi. Od lijepo uradjenog pakovanja koje odise glamurom do elegantnog i nenapadnog mirisa pa do svilenkaste teksture – cjelokupni dojam je jako pozitivan. Samo, imajte na umu da ova podloga nije namijenjena da prekriva nesavrsenstva koze. Licno je vise dozivljavam kao podlogu koja ne koriguje vec uljepsava kozu. Kremasta je na dodir no cim pocnete da je nanosite na kozu osjetite onu laganu, pjenastu teksturu. Lijepo ‘obgrli’ sve obline lica, prilagodjava se kozi i pruza nevjerovatno lagan i prirodan efekat. Sadrzi silikone i to je njena tajna pomocu koje ‘pegla’ povrsinu koze cineci je glatkom poput bebine guze. Silikoni popunjavaju pore i fine linije (manje borice) i matiraju ten – u sustini, podloga kreira savrsenu bazu.

However, it doesn’t feel as silicone-heavy as most silicone-based primers/foundations I’ve tried (and I’ve tried a lot). It hasn’t made me break out and feels rather soft and gentle. It’s a wonderful product but it does have a specific audience. Firstly, you get only a pot of a mousse/creamy foundation so you can apply it with clean fingers, brushes or sponges you already own (or will own). Then, you get only 18g compared to the usual 30ml of liquid foundations but the mousse/like texture compensates as you don’t need much to cover an entire face. It’s silicone-based so that always divides people – you love it or you don’t (I personally do). It does exactly what it promises – gives a pretty mattified effect but it’s medium in intensity (extremely oily skin would need an extra mattifying powder throughout the day). It doesn’t provide serious coverage – just a hint of healthy color and acts more of a tinted moisturizer in mousse form. Actually, it reminds me a lot of the Avon Solutions Matte BB Gentle Beauty Balm I raved about this summer. Luxe Velvet Matte Crème foundation is a more luxurious version of that BB cream in my eyes. You have a range of five shades and I was supposed to get all five but by accident got one shade twice so I’ll showcase what I do have. Porcelain is the lightest shade with a pinky undertone, Nude Bodice is a fair shade with yellow undertones while Natural Glamour has a slightly warmer, peachier undertone. Nude Bodice and Natural Glamour look almost the same on my skin but Medium Bisque indeed is the darkest shade which is something I’d probably wear during summer, with a tan. It’s rather warm.

Iako podloga sadrzi silikone, ne djeluje mi kao da su toliko dominantni koliko su bili u vecini prajmera/podloga koje sam isprobala. Nije zacepila pore tokom intenzivnog koristenja i dosta je njezna spram koze. Mislim da je divan proizvod ali ima specificnu publiku. Prije svega, treba imati na umu da uz teglicu podloge nije ukljucena neka vrsta aplikatora. Nanositi cete je cistim prstima, kozmetickim kistovima ili spuzvicom. Potom, dobijete 18g proizvoda u odnosu na klasicnih 30ml tecnih podloga no pjenasta tekstura nadoknadjuje kolicinu – potrebno je jako malo po nanosenju. Sadrzi silikone sto odmah znate da li preferirate ili ne iz licnih razloga (meni ne predstavljaju problem). Cini sto i obecava – uljepsava, ujednaci ten i matira kozu. Ipak, mislim da izrazito masnoj kozi nece biti samostalno dovoljna za matiranje – vjerovatno ce tokom dana biti potreban zaseban puder za matiranje. Ne pruza znacajno prekrivanje – ustvari, jako me podsjeca na tonirane i BB kreme samo u pjenastom obliku. Najvise me asocira na Avon Solutions mat BB kremu koju sam jako voljela i stalno koristila ovog ljeta. Luxe Velvet Matte Crème podloga je luksuznija verzija te BB kreme u pjenastoj formi. U ponudi se nalazi pet nijansi koje sam trebala pokazati ali sam greskom dobila cetiri i 2x nijansu Porcelain a bas jedno pakovanje imate priliku osvojiti na Meteo Beauty Facebook stranici. Porcelain nijansa je dosta svijetla i ruzicastaog podtona, Nude Bodice je takodjer u fair/svijetlom spektru samo zuckastog podtona dok je Natural Glamour nesto toplija, sa breskvastim podtonom. Nude Bodice i Natural Glamour na mojoj kozi (kada ih umasiram na kozu) djeluju skoro pa identicno dok je Medium Bisque znacajno tamnija i toplija nijansa. Podloge su u Brosuri (Kampanja C17) dostupne po cijeni od 16,90KM koju smatram prikladnom za ono sto pruzaju podloge kao proizvod. 

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