Avon Ideal Flawless Colour Correcting Pearls


Warning: this review contains a beauty item which people of an exclusively logical, concrete way of thinking cannot comprehend nor understand, let alone sympathise or get behind the reasoning of such a purchase. If you only seek of intense color pay-off, more than obvious coverage and matte finish – this is not for you my friend. This is something along the lines of the Guerlain Météorites powder which is an either a love it or a hate it product due to all the reasons I've mentioned in the opening line. Multicolored powder pearls contains specific hues which color-correct certain imperfections (e.g. we all know green tint counteracts redness). Apart from color-correcting, one of the focal points of such powders is their complexion-enhancing property. Usually they impart a very, very subtle sheen to the face (sometimes there is micro shimmer involved) and they can be used as finishing powders. That means that they're not classic setting powders although you mostly get that benefit. They're not mattifying powders either + take into consideration that any shimmery particles would have an opposite effect and/or enlarge pores on oily skin. These powders aren't a necessary step in anyone's routine (although the term ‘necessary’ certainly varies from person to person). They're also very pricy in most cases and a dash of luxury since you're paying lots of money for an almost invisible effect. So invisible that no photo has ever showcased what these powders do exactly – you just see skin or foundation on top of it and some subtle shimmer. Also in real life, it's extremely hard to tell the difference when you have it on. I really wanted to prep you for this following product as it definitely belongs in this beauty item category but this is how I see it – if you're intrigued by these pearls, it's safer to spend a decent, affordable amount of money experimenting rather than shelling out more than $60 without even knowing if you'll like this sort of product.

Upozorenje: ova recenzija sadrzi kozmeticki proizvod koji osobe iskljucivo konciznog i logickog razmisljanja prije svega nece moci rezonovati, shvatiti a kamoli suosjecati niti opravdati kupovinu jednog takvog komada kozmetike. Ukoliko trazite konkretno izuzetnu pigmentaciju, vise nego ocigledno prekrivanje, konkretan i vidljiv efekat te mat finish – ovo nije za tebe dragi prijatelju. Ovdje se radi o necemu jako slicnom Guerlain Météorites puderu koji, iako je izuzetno popularan, ipak ostaje u kategoriji stvari koje ljudi ili vole ili mrze – i to iz svih razloga koje sam nabrojala u prvoj recenici ovog pasusa. Visebojne perle su u biti puder obojen specifinim nijansama ciji je zadatak da korigiraju nesavrsenstva koze (npr.znamo da zelena boja neutralise crvenilo). Osim tog aspekta, jedan od kljucnih faktora ove tipe pudera jeste njihova sposobnost da uopsteno poboljsaju izgled tena. Obicno se radi o tome da daju jedan jako, jako suptilan sjaj kozi (ponekada su u pitanju i mikro fine cestice shimmera) i ovakve pudere mozete koristiti kao ‘finishing touch’ tj. kao posljednji korak u nanosenju sminke. Ovo znaci da nisu puderi kojima cete fiksirati sminku iako cesto to cine (no nije im primarna namjena). Nije im svrha da matiraju kozu + ako sadrze shimmer sigurno znate da nece odgovarati masnoj kozi niti kozi sa prosirenim porama. Ovakvi puderi uopste nisu neophodan korak u sminkanju (iako rijec ‘neophodan’ sigurno varira od osobe do osobe). U vecini slucajeva kostaju mnogo i pravi su dasak luksuza posto u sustini placate mnogo novca za gotovo pa nevidljiv rezultat i efekat. Toliko je neprimjetan da do sada nisam dozivjela da niti jedna-jedina fotografija prikaze sta konkretno ovi puderi rade. U stvarnosti je takodjer tesko uociti razliku. U vecini slucajeva cete na kozi vidjeti – nista ili eventualno sitne cestice shimmera. Ovaj uvod sam napisala posto zaista zelim davas pripremim posto perle koje cu sada da recenziram definitivno spadaju u ovu vrstu proizvoda. Tako da ja razmisljam na ovaj nacin – ako vas visebojne kozmeticke perlice intrigiraju, mislim da je sigurnija i pametnija opcija potrositi jedan razuman iznos kako bi eksperimentirali umjesto da izdvajamo preko 100KM na nesto ciji efekat necete ni vidjeti (koliko god zeljeli).

Avon Ideal Flawless Colour Correcting Pearls (22g cost approx £10) come in a very pretty, sleek and shiny black box and pot. The pot is especially elegant-looking as it's paired with shiny silver font. Inside you get the protective foam which prevents all the pearls hitting among each other, turning to dust. Inside you'll note that there are five hues of these pearls and, according to Avon, they all have their purpose; peach hue corrects blue in the skin, lilac corrects yellow undertones, golden/yellow counteracts purple, cream hue illuminates and green neutralizes redness. As I've mentioned earlier, the idea is that the different colors will blend together to correct any flaws on your skin as well as boost radiance. These pearls are eye-catching, that's for sure! They literally look like candy-colored sweets and I doubt a woman's heart would remain indifferent about them. When I wear them, I don't feel any scent but I can detect something very faint, almost sweet from the pot (nothing irritable). These pearls contain shimmer and it is visible on my face, especially when sun hits it. That's why I feel people with oily skin or enlarged pores should skip them. Also, if you're only a matte skin fan – the shimmer isn't too noticeable but you'd probably dislike its presence. They do impart a lovely radiant effect when paired on top of my foundation, skin looks more glowy. However, if used on bare skin – shimmer is dominant. I haven't noted that they make my make-up last longer nor do they mattify my T-zone. I swirl a clean fluffy brush over them and apply the powder all over my face (kabuki/powder or a clean blush brush will do!). I'm under the impression that the color-correction will be most prominent on fair skin as it was invisible on my medium skin tone. They do have an effect but it's very subtle – I've noticed the redness around the nose was slightly less prominent as were my blemish scars. Of course, neither was captured on photographs. There is no coverage involved either. If your skin is dark – these pearls may only have a slightly illuminating effect on you. So to sum it up – if you have a desire to try the iconic Guerlain Météorites powder but are on a budget or are simply smart about your purchases and don't wish to be hasty – this is a nice way to experiment and see if this sort of thing is for you. Am I still yearning for Guerlain Météorites? Yes! What can I say? A mind of a woman is a puzzling thing 🙂

Avon Ideal Flawless Colour Correcting perle za lice (22g kosta 14,90KM) dolaze upakovane u jako lijepom vizualu – kutija i posudica su crne boje i sjajnog finisa. Posudica djeluje narocito elegantno posto sjajno srebrna slova prave lijep kontrast sa crnom bojom. Kada skinete poklopac vidjeti cete da se ispod njega nalazi zastitna pjena koja sprijecava da se perlice sudaraju a time pretvore u prah. Ispod pjene se nalaze perle u tacno pet nijansi od kojih, prema navodima Avona, svaka radi na neutraliziranju odredjenog pigmenta u kozi; breskva/crvenkasta nijansa neutralise plavu boju u kozi, lila/ljubicasta neutralise zuti podton, zuto/zlatne perle umiruju ljubicastu, krem perle iluminiraju kozu dok zelene neutralisu crvenilo. Kako sam spomenula ranije, ideja iza ovih perli jeste da se razlicite nijanse pomijesaju i zajednickim snagama da neutralisu nesavrsenstva te da osvijetle ten. U svakom slucaju perle izgledaju divno – poput slatkisa! Zaista sumnjam da bi zensko srce moglo ostati ravnodusno na njih. Kada nanosim i nosim puder ne osjetim miris no iz pakovanja sam detektovala jako njezan, pomalo slatkast miris (nista napadno). Perle sadrze mikro fini shimmer koji licno vidim na kozi, posebno pod suncevom svjetloscu. Zato smatram da osobe masne koze i prosirenih pora nece uzivati u ovom efektu. Takodjer, ako preferirate mat izgled koze – preskocite ove perle. Jer, iako je shimmer suptilan, vjerovatno ce vam zasmetati. Na sebi sam primjetila da kozu uistinu cine blistavom ako ih nanosim preko tecne podloge no ako su nanesene na golu kozu – shimmer je dominantan. Nisam primjetila da su produzile trajnost sminki koju koristim niti su matirale T-zonu. Obicno ih koristim tako sto predjem kistom preko svih perlica i nanosim puder preko cijelog lica (kabuki kist, kist za puder u kamenu ili cak cist kist za rumenilo ce posluziti). Pod dojmom sam da ce najvise koristi korigiranja bojama izvuci svjetliji ten – na mojoj srednje tamnoj kozi je efekat jedva primjetan. Ako vam je koza tamna, eventualno bi perle mogle posluziti kao sputilan iluminator. Necu reci da ne rade nista – primjetila sam da su blago smanjile vidljivost crvenila oko nosa i oziljaka od bubuljica. Naravno da fotoaparat nije zabiljezio moja opazanja. Perle ne pruzaju prekrivanje. Da sumiram – ukoliko imate zelju da isprobate ikonski Guerlain Météorites puder u perlama no budzet je ogranicem ili jednostavno ne zelite da se zalijecete i vjerujete u pametnu kupovinu – ovo je lijep nacin da se poigrate i otkrijete da li je ovakav proizvod za vas a da ne zalite za potrosenim novcem. Da li i dalje zelim Guerlain Météorites? Da! Sta da vam kazem, zenski um je cudna stvar 🙂


Ingredients list: / Lista sastojaka:

TALC, OCTYLDODECTYL STEAROYL STEARATE, ISOSTEARYL NEOPENTANOATE, SORBITOL, AQUA, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL. SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, TIN OXIDE +/- MICA, CI 77891, CI 77163, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77288, CI 77742, CI 77007, CI 15850, GL1571

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