Product Type: Avon makeup
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Avon Color Trend Eye Contact Eyeshadow Duo
Advantages: quite pigmented, easy to apply, transfers well, has a light shimmer and feels smooth on your skin
Disadvantages: packaging is a little cheap, could be more pigmented, £4.50 is more than I think this is worth!
I bought this duo eye shadow from Avon a while ago, but haven't used it very much.
I have it in the colour 'Storm' which has a dark forest green and another teal green, which is a lighter green, but still quite dark. I'm sure I also have this due eye shadow in light and dark blue shades, but it seems to have gone missing at the minute.
~ Price and availability ~
The Color Trend eye shadow duo is available in 7 different shades including greens, blues, purples and browns and costs £4.50. It seems that the 'Storm' shade that I have the duo in has been discontinued, but there are still some green colours available in the range.
It can be ordered online at www.avonshop.co.uk or through your local Avon representative via the Avon brochure.
It is currently on offer for £2.00.
~ Appearance ~
The eye shadow comes in a small round little compact. It is about 1.5 inches in diameter. The back of the compact is made of black plastic. It has a lightly frosted clear plastic hinged lid, which has the Color Trend name and logo on in blue.
You can see the eye shadow through the lid. It is easy to open and the eye shadow appears as one large round eye shadow, which changes colour in the middle.
The lighter green is on the left and the darker green.
The bottom of the compact has a blue sticker on with the word 'Storm' on it, which is the name of the shade.
~ Use ~
I think the compact seems quite cheaply made. The plastic is thin and the clear plastic lid seems quite flimsy.
To be honest I didn't expect this eye shadow to be very good quality, but I have found that it picks up onto your brush or applicator easily. Brushing over the eye shadow it is picked up as a very fine powder. It also transfers easily onto your skin and is quite pigmented.
It blends well and it has a very light shimmer to it.
The eye shadow is has a smooth silky feel to it.
Although I don't think it is anything too special I like the colours and it looks good on. The pigmentation is good, but not as great as brands like MAC and Urban Decay.
I have found this eye shadow to be very long lasting and for me it still looks the same as it did on application some 8 hours later.
~ Conclusion ~
This eye shadow is pretty good. The cheap packaging is its main let down, but it doesn't bother me too much. It is not bad for the price, but I have used more pigmented eye shadows which I prefer to use.
The eye shadow duo is small and it is very easy to apply, it is more pigmented than I expected it to be and it looks good on my skin. I like that it has a light shimmer to it and it is picked up as a fine powder and creates a nice smooth effect.
I think at £4.50 it is overpriced, but in my opinion all of Avon's make-up products are overpriced deliberately so that when they put an offer on (which is very regularly) you feel like you're saving money and you have bagged a bargain!
I think £2.00 is a very realistic price for this eye shadow duo and I think this is around the price I paid for mine.
Summary: Good when it's on offer