Product Type: Avon makeup
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Avon 8-in-1 Eye Palette
Member Name: julieg123
Avon 8-in-1 Eye Palette
Advantages: Varied colour/shade selection
Disadvantages: Tend to break up in the compact
If I wear eye shadow it is usually Neutral in colour so when I saw this palette in the Avon brochure I thought it would be ideal, giving a bit of variety. The palette comes in two options Neutral Tones or Smokey Eyes. I purchased both but so far have only used the Neutral Tones.
The eight eye shadows come in a sleek Black plastic compact with a clear panel in the lid through which you can see the colours. The compact has a good snap shut fastening and does not open randomly when searching through a makeup bag. Once open, there is a mirror on the inside of the lid which is ideal when on the go and there are two double ended sponge tipped applicators.
The colours vary from very light Beige through the spectrum to darker Browns and, with a bit of imagination, different effects can be achieved by using different shades together. Some are matt colours and some have a slight shimmer but are not glittery. The shadows are soft and easy to load onto an applicator or brush and apply evenly. They do feel very soft when applied and stay put for hours without creasing or bleeding. They do tend to produce rather a lot of excess dust when loading onto your applicator which then covers the other colours if not removed so I tend to gently blow this off which can be quite messy if not done in a suitable place. Unfortunately, although I have not used this very much some of the shadows have now started to break up in the compact and large chunks have fallen out.
As I mentioned this palette also comes in a Smoky Eyes option which contains colours such as Grey/Blue/Charcoal/Lilac/Purple as well as a light Beige and Brown.
The Normal price is £10.50 but I saw this in the Brochure recently at 2 for £12.00. As with all Avon products they are available to order through an Avon Representative free of delivery charges or from the Avon website where delivery charges of £3.50 (standard) or £5.50 (express) are charged.
This is a neat compact with a varied palette of easy to apply eye shadow in a range of colours/shades which are all usable even for quite conservative makeup wearers such as myself but disappointing in that some of the shadows have crumbled in the compact.
Summary: Good for achieving a range of looks.