3 New Summery Things From Avon

I'll try to ignore the horrible, rainy weather we've been having today in Sarajevo and I shall do my best to focus on three interesting beauty things from Avon that I've been testing. I must say that they've all turned out differently than I anticipated by browsing the brochures. Let us start with the newest version of the much celebrated and much loved bronzing pearls. At the beginning of this month I've reviewed the Avon Ideal Flawless Colour Correcting Pearls which mimic the effect of the iconic Guerlain Meteorites. In a nutshell, that's a finishing powder which offers a subtle enhancing effect, perfecting the overall look of your complexion. Avon Bronzing Pearls are a warm, very wearable bronzer in pearl-form. There was only one shade available (Bronzed) and apparently, two more are added (Pink Bronze and Deepest Bronze) thus extending the range. I've tested Avon Glow Bronzing Pearls in Pink Bronze (22g currently cost approx $6) and I'd say that they're neither a bronzer, nor a finishing powder – but a bit of both + an effect a light blusher would have. Packaging is familiar with a golden, summery logo on the lid. Inside you get two shades of lightly scented pearls (only noticeable from the jar). Both nuances are peachy in nature, one being more peachy and pigmented whilst the other shade of pearls is more sheeny and light pink/peachy in tone. Together they can be used as a blush on the cheekbones or all over the face to add some sheen and warmth. They would be more noticeable on a lighter skin tone than mine and, generally, I would recommend Pink Bronze to light/fair skin tones as they would get the best color payoff. Medium and darker skin tones might get a light illuminating effect. Longevity is very good, an entire working day on me.

Pokusati cu ignorisati grozno kisovito vrijeme u kojem ‘uzivamo’ danas u Sarajevu i fokusirati cu se na interesantna tri kozmeticka noviteta iz Avona koja sam testirala u posljednje vrijeme. Moram priznati da su sva tri proizvoda na kraju ispala dosta drugacija od onoga sto sam ocekivala, ukoliko bih se oslanjala na kataloge. Zapocnimo sa najnovijom verzijom dosta voljenih i popularnih Avon bronzanih perli za lice. Pocetkom mjeseca juna sam recenzirala Avon Ideal Flawless Colour Correcting perle koje imitiraju efekat hvaljenih Guerlain Meteorites perli. Ukratko radi se o puderima u obliku perli koje se nanose na kraju sminkanja i pruzaju jedan suptilan efekat – ‘povezuju’ cjelokupnu sminku koju nosimo i tenu podare njezan sjaj. Avon bronzane perle su, sa druge strane, u funkciji nosivog bronzera toplijeg podtona (takodjer u formi perli). Ranije je bila dostupna samo jedna nijansa ovih bronzanih perli (Bronzed) a izgleda da od nedavno imamo na raspolaganju jos dvije nijanse (Pink Bronze i Deepest Bronze) koje su prosirile ovu ljetnu kozmeticku kolekciju. Licno sam testirala Avon Glow bronzane perle u nijansi Pink Bronze (22g trenutno kostaju 9,90KM) i ne bih rekla da su bronzer ali nisu ni ‘finishing powder’ poput Ideal Flawless CC perli. Ustvari, mozda su oboje + njezno rumenilo. Pakovanje je poznato uz zlatni, ljetni logo na poklopcu. Unutar pakovanja se nalaze dvije nijanse perli koje su blago parfimirane (miris osjetim samo iz pakovanja). Obje nijanse su u sustini breskvastog tona – jedna je izrazita boja breskve i intenzivnije je pigmentacije dok je druga svijetlo ruzicasta/breskva nijansa te je dosta sjajnijeg efekta na kozi. Kada se pomjesaju, mozete ih koristiti na jagodicama umjesto rumenila ili preko cijelog lica da osvjeze ten. Uopsteno bih Pink Bronze perle preporucila osobama svijetlijeg tena od mog posto vjerujem da bi na vama sama boja bila uocljivija. Na srednje tamnoj i tamnoj kozi, ove perle bi mogle koristiti kao njezni hajlajter. Trajnost je jako dobra, cijeli radni dan na mojoj kozi.



Avon Luxe Silken Lip Balm in Berry Tint (3,6g currently cost approx $6) is something you ‘have to’ own if you're searching for ways to incorporate color in your everyday make-up looks. Or if you're simply wanting to make red lipstick wearable and maybe even workplace appropriate? Luxe range is something I find to be extremely appealing as these products offer soft, natural yet sophisticate and luxurious-looking make-up for the subtle gal. Their packaging is also wonderful and this lip balm is no exception. Truly beautiful lippie bullet of gold coloring and font looks special and is a guaranteed eye-catcher every time you pull it out of your purse. The scent is extremely faint, texture is non-sticky and very soft yet lightly waxy. Pigmentation is wonderfully combined with lip balm benefits and lips look and feel soft for hours while the subtle pigment makes them lightly cherry red colored. I really love it and it suits my personal taste. Finally, we have one of the two new nail polish shades Avon has released this summer. Avon Glow Nailwear Pro+ in Flaming Orange (10ml cost approx $2,5) is a statement fiery orange with tons of gold flecks running through. Now this isn't for the faint -hearted or ladies who prefer simplicity. it is, however, something I can definitely see among the summer trends! I tend to go back and forth between extremes – I love something like Essie Ballet Slippers but I don't shy away from this either. This particular shade would look especially magical with a pretty tan. However, be warned – it takes a lot of coats for it to look opaque. The orange base is quite sheer so do have this in mind. How do these novelties look? Anything interesting? And do we have a collective mantra to summon up real summer? This heavy rain is really getting old…

Avon Luxe Silken balzam za usne u nijansi Berry Tint (3,6g trenutno kosta 9,90KM) je nesto sto ‘morate’ imati ako trazite nacine da u svakodnevni make-up unesete malo boje ili ako jednostavno zelite da nosite crveni ruz no ne da bude napadan (a ova opcija bi bila prigodna i za radnu sredinu). Luxe linija kozmetike mi se inace jako dopada posto ovi proizvodi kreiraju ‘mekane’, njezne efekte koji djeluju prirodno i sofisticirano – idealni su za dame koje preferiraju njezniju sminku. Pakovanja su takodjer divna, sto nije izuzetak ni u slucaju ovog balzama. Pakovanje je jako lijepo uradjeno, pomislili bi ste da se unutra krije neki skupocjeni karmin – zlatna nijansa svakako da odaje takav dojam. Takodjer, privlaci mnoge poglede i komplimente. Balzam ima jako njezan miris, tekstura je neljepljiva, hidratantna ali i pomalo voskasta. Pigmentacija je krasno spojena sa hidratantnim svojstvima balzama za usne a rezultat su divno mekane, njegovane usne koje su blago obojene u boju tresnja/crvene. Jako mi se dopada ovaj balzam za usne i u potpunosti se uklapa u ono sto inace volim. Avon Glow Nailwear Pro+ lak za nokte u nijansi Flaming Orange (10ml kosta cca 4,50KM) je vatreno, bljestavo narandzasta boja koja je prozeta relativno krupnijim shimmerom. Ovaj lak nije za osobe slabijeg srca ili minimalisticnog ukusa ali ga itekako mogu zamisliti u sklopu ljetnih trendova. Licno uvijek setam izmedju ekstrema – cesto nosim nesto poput Essie Ballet Slippers ali ne bjezim niti od ovako neobicnih nijansi. Mislim da bi Flaming Orange izgledao sjajno uz lijepo osuncan ten. Ipak, ima jednu manu – potrebno je dosta slojeva da bi nokat bio potpuno prekriven. Narandzasta baza je dosta prozirna tako da, imajte ovo na umu. Kako vam se cine ovi noviteti, da li vam je nesto zapalo za oko? I mozemo li dobiti ideju za kolektivnu mantru kojom cemo prizvati ljeto kakvo bi trebalo biti? Ove stalne kise i pljuskovi pocinju biti naporni…

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

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