Product Type: Avon makeup
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Pretty Peepers But Lacks Intensity
Avon Color Trend Eye Contact Eyeshadow Duo
Member Name: angelboouk
Avon Color Trend Eye Contact Eyeshadow Duo
Advantages: easy to apply, not too messy, nice enough
Disadvantages: lacks staying power, no applicator, quite basic
Color Trend is a make up range from Avon cosmetics. Color Trend products are aimed at younger make up wearers.
The Color Trend range includes a collection of eyeshadow duo compacts. There are 8 duo compacts on offer including combinations named 'Party Girl' and 'Violetta'. The shades on offer include pink/silver, black/white and also cream/mauve.
Avon market this eyeshadow duo as being silky smooth and easy to blend. Each duo is presented in a small, round white compact which has a clear (featuring the Color Trend logo) flip up lid. Inside the compact, both shades are packed neatly together. There is no applicator so you will need to use your own.
~Price and Availability~
This eyeshadow duo is available from www.avonshop.co.uk or from your local Avon rep. It is priced at £4.50. Color Trend products are often on some kind of special offer. The current online promotion is '2 for £4.00'.
I have quite a large collection of eyeshadows in my make up box. I like to have a varied collection of shades and own eyeshadows from various brands. I'm not brand loyal - I have some from more expensive brands such as Dior and Clarins but also cheaper eyeshadows from MUA and No7. I usually stock up on goodies when Avon have multibuy promotions on. I have been buying from the Color Trend collection since I was a teenager and feel I can still get away with buying from this range especially since they have recently revamped their product packaging!
The compact holding this eyeshadow is fairly sturdy and once closed, the lid remains securely shut. The compact is quite small but easy to use. I have my own eyeshadow brushes and prefer to use my own rather than supplied (in other compacts) applicators. I would say the shade range of the duo eyeshadows is quite limited compared to other brands. It has certainly reduced since my first purchase a good few years ago and isn't quite as 'exciting' in terms of shade choice. Some of the duo eyeshadows providing shades which would suit being applied together ie as a base colour and a highlighter.
I currently have shade 'True Romance' but have experience of 'Glamour Ice'. Completely different shade selections and therefore I used them for different looks. True Romance is a gorgeous pink and silver duo. It doesn't look very bright or engaging when in the compact but is a lovely duo to wear. The surface of each shade turns to a light powder when I run my eyeshadow brush over it. I wouldn't say the shades are very pigmented. I do need to apply a few layers across my eyelid to create a fairly strong colour as one layer is simply too weak in this particular shade duo.
The eyeshadow sits neatly on my eyelids and feels lightweight. The colour looks smooth and doesn't crease. I like the look of wearing each colour alone rather than blended together. The pink requires an extra layer but the silver goes on quite strongly and has a very slight glimmer to it - a subtle, feminine look overall. I personally prefer Glamour Ice as I like deeper shades for when I am going out somewhere. I do prefer the intensity of my Lancome dark palette but Glamour Ice is a much cheaper alternative. The shades in this duo look great when worn together. The slightly shimmery black is nice across my eyelids with the brighter white highlighting the top of my eyes and blended in a little.
Whilst there is no fall out of colour from the eyeshadows, I find the colour starts to fade quite quickly from my eyelids. This is a little annoying as the rest of my eye make up is still in place and I need to faff about applying an extra layer of eyeshadow. This is the main drawback of this product and it does seem to be of an inferior quality compared to the more expensive Avon eyeshadows.
I don't mind buying and using this if I can get it on offer but I find the MUA eyeshadows from Superdrug to be just as good and a bit cheaper too. I found that whilst the shades looked nice on my eyelids and gave a lovely colour, they lacked intensity and vibrancy. I find them to offer a safe colour choice but would opt for a more long lasting colour for important or special occasions. Despite being quite a small compact, this product lasts really well.
4 stars..thanks for reading :)
Summary: fine if bought on offer