Product Type: Avon makeup
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I've got a light glow but fortunately not quite an Arabian one!
Avon Arabian Glow Bronzing Pearls
Member Name: katykicker
Avon Arabian Glow Bronzing Pearls
Advantages: Easy to use, light brush across my cheekbones looks fantastic, good price, comes off easily.
Disadvantages: Overuse, even slight overuse, shows up quite obviously on my pale complexion.
Bronzer isn't a product that I use on a regular basis. I tend to find that bronzer always looks over the top no matter how little you use and really I feel that a lot of women who wear it look a little ridiculous. I actually received this bronzer from my sister who thought the same as I did but didn't want it to go to waste so I decided to give it a try and see what I thought! It has been languishing on my dressing table since then and I've actually used it a few times with fairly favourable results.
This product is available from Avon and costs between £6.00 and £10.00 depending on promotions available at the time. It is currently £6.00 in the Avon catalogue and I am sure that my sister would have got this when it was on special offer as like me she loves a good bargain.
The packaging for this is very simple really with the bronzing pearls being contained in a plastic pot with a screw top lid. I just use a make up brush to swish around in this pot and then rub across my cheekbones or a light dusting on my cleavage just to enhance it a little. To my knowledge these pearls do not come with a make-up brush but I have a vast array of them anyway so I'm not too worried. Taking the lid off this can be something of a delicate matter because loose dust can be blown everywhere and on two occasions I've made a right mess of my dressing table! There is a little piece of circular foam that sits above the pearls so as long as I am careful taking this out I don't have any problems really and it is just my carelessness that causes problems.
The pearls are difference shades of bronze, gold and beige really. There is a variety of different colours to ensure that the bronzer isn't too over the top which is nice. They shimmer nicely and all have a nice pearlescent finish to them. I would say that there is around 80-100 pearls but I'm not sure of the exact amount and I'm not going to count them even for the purposes of a review! Some of the pearls are a little broken up now where I've been quite rigorous with the make-up brush but generally this has taken a long time to start to go down even after having been used by my friends a little too often on nights out.
Generally I only use this across my cheekbones and on my cleavage as I feel that anywhere else it can look over the top. The colour that I get from using this bronzer is deep without being over the top and it is nice and even despite the different coloured pearls. I do run the brush across my cheekbones just once or twice to ensure that there is only a light covering as I just cannot stand heavy make-up and feel that it can look trashy on me. I get a lovely natural looking glow from using these pearls and so far my overly critical friend (who I seem to be out drinking with a lot recently!) has only had good things to say about this so I'm glad I've given it a try! The look of this really suits me but I only tend to wear it for nights out in bars/clubs as for anywhere else I just feel that it would stand out too much against my pale complexion and especially given that it is Winter!
This bronzer is very simple to remove using make-up wipes and I have not had any problems with my sensitive skin either.
In all it is fair to say that I have been quite pleased with these, particularly because they were free! I would rate these 4 out of 5 as they are very simple to use but one brush too far can lead to me needing to remove my make-up and start all over again as this bronzer, like all bronzer, can look heavy and too dramatic against pale skin if over used. This of course is just down to user error really but it is something that has happened to me once or twice. I would recommend this if you use bronzer as it is simple to use and works very well too!
Summary: An easy to use bronzer that looks good and is simple to use & remove at the end of an evening.