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Eye shadows have always been something I've enjoyed experimenting with since I learnt to apply it. I always liked trying random colours together, mainly to see what it looked like together - see if it makes my eyes stand out of if it just makes them look utterly ridiculous and looking like a clown. As I got older though I realised that I couldn't get away with wearing this bright and experimental make up to school so I needed something subtle but enhancing for my sixth form days. I saw these one day in a catalogue and they advised which colour palette was right for what else colour you had. To be honest I loved these palettes so much I ended up with one of each colour even though only one was apparently suitable for my eyes!
~*~ Avon ~*~
Well without going into a deep history, Avon are a company that began in 1889, with a gentleman trying to sell his books with the enticement of perfume - but the perfume was more popular so he changed his tack slightly! So in the end he ended up forming a company by another name that has ended up with the book and products we know now... Nowadays, there are many ways you can get hold of Avon products, from the old fashioned Avon lady or person (lol) which is normally, friend, neighbour or colleague... You can now also order online and get it delivered to your door. Or there is also the old fail-safe of eBay if you can't get any of the old items, they are more than likely on there! Either way you get it, you are bound to enjoy your purchase. However with the Avon representative or online option, you can always try it and send it back in you don't like the product for any reason!
~*~ Eye Artist Trio ~*~
Don't worry they're not as arty as they sound!
~*~ What are they meant to do? ~*~
Essentially, they are supposed to provide a quick, easy and convenient way to create a defined look in eye shadow on your lids. It provides the user with three different shades of their chosen colour in one convenient palette, with instructions on the back of the packaging identifying the places on the eye - each of the three colours should be applied. They were dubbed at the time an easy way to highlight your eye colour so when I bought mine initially, I went for the one that would enhance my green eyes which just happened to be the copper and pale brown shade palette.
~*~ Application ~*~
It is all very self-explanatory on the back of the packaging, you've got a nice diagram of the your eye and eyelid and it's got numbers which refer to the placement of the shadow in your palette, so you just have to pick the right number for the right part of your eye and pick out your implement of choice to apply it to your eyelids. The eye shadow is quite dense so I used to use a brush to apply, but just recently I'm happier to go with one of the eye pads that have a spongy end to apply it because I seem to lose less of it down my face when I do that. It's really easy to apply as long as you've looked at the diagram if you're new to using this kind of scheme to apply eye shadow; if you're already used to using multiple shades to enhance your eyes then go for it, after a while of using this I found that I didn't really need to look at the back because the way the eye shadow is placed in the palette gives it away a little bit. So it's nothing that's too strenuous to apply and the fact that you've got 3 shades in one palette means that you don't have to look around for your other colours, and you can just apply and go in a fairly short amount of time.
~*~ Strength of Colour ~*~
It depends entirely how liberal you are with your application to how strong the colour is on your lids, if you're going for a subtle day time work look, you're more than likely going to go for a light covering, but enough to notice the definition the different shades give you. For a night out or for a more obvious application where you've put a lot of eye shadow on, you'll find it's got a really strong colour to it even in the coppery tones that I own they have a good level of pigmentation, especially when they're applied with the spongy ended brushes or your fingers, which although looks brilliant be careful that you've not had greasy fingers as you might find you get more stuck to your finger than your lids. Applying an eye shadow primer before you apply the shadows will also help to define the colour and make it seem a lot stronger, because there isn't a huge difference in the colours of the shadows you might find that you need to apply a lot of the darker colour to get the better distinction in colour. I quite like the fact that it's only a subtle difference because when I wear it on a normal day, when I'm just going to work I know that I've got something that's enhancing my natural features without making my eyelids look like I'm prepared for a night out rather than working.
~*~ Longevity ~*~
I've found that on a normal day at work, I can apply this when I get up and it will still be there, even if it is somewhat duller then when I applied by the time I finish work. This is because I only apply a light amount and well my job isn't exactly sedentary, I do walk/run about quite a bit during my shifts - if I applied more there would be a lot more left at the end of the day but I like to look professional rather than like I'm trying to attract someone. On a night out, or just any situation where it's a bit hotter and I've normally applied a bit more, just to survive the circumstances - it doesn't often need reapplying actually, especially if I've applied a primer before putting it on. The colour doesn't seem to crease in my eyelids if I've applied it well either which I'm always grateful for because, working on a hot ward for eight hours a day I don't want to have to worry about looking in the mirror, not that I get time to really actually - so having the peace of mind that I don't look like I'm losing my make up during a shift helps me just get on with it! The palette of eye shadow on average lasts me about two or three months of almost daily usage, it's got a lot more in it than the packaging actually looks which is deceptive but a nice surprise actually. Which is a bonus since Avon don't actually make it anymore, and the only way you can get hold of it is on eBay - which in the colour I use can be quite hit and miss to get hold of, so if I spot one I'll buy a couple just in case I can't get one again!
~*~ Removal ~*~
It is as easy as getting a bit of eye make-up remover on a cotton wool ball and wiping it off, it's not a stubborn eye shadow to remove. I will admit I can get a bit lazy and just use a baby wipe to get it off, but it's not a gritty eye shadow so won't scratch or hurt you when you take it off. I've never come across a time I've used it when I've had any reaction to it so it's a good eye shadow when you put it on and take it off. Just always be careful not to get any of it in your eyes, and if you do give them a rinse out with water and you should be perfectly fine with them after.
~*~ Price and Availability ~*~
The only place I seem to find the colour I want is on eBay, so if you're interested in them and the varying colours they offer just type Avon Eye Artist into eBay and it'll bring up all the products that are available. Some of them are only £3 with free postage and you'll find greedier members that are charging closer to £5 for an item, just search through and you'll find what you're after, and you'll not regret it because it's a slim line convenient way to put your eye shadow on in the mornings!
I have two of these Avon eye artist trio eye shadow compacts in Perfect Pink (the colours in Dooyoo's picture) and Grey Guidance (which I thought was a bit of a weird name, but it's a great set of colours for creating a smoky eye effect)!
~ Packaging ~
The eye shadows come in a nice neat black plastic compact with 'Avon' written on the front in silver lettering. You cannot see through the hinged lid when the compact is closed, but when it is open the black plastic lid is translucent and you can see through it.
The compact is not too difficult to open. On opening it there is a black and white plastic picture of an eye with three eye shadows in waved lines above it. The eyelashes from the picture flow into the lower eye shadow.
The three eye shadows are ordered with the in between colour at the bottom then the darkest colour above that and then the lightest colour at the top.
The back of the compact has a black sticker on it with the name of the shade and a drawing of an eye and an eye brow and two lines showing where colour 1,2 and 3 should be applied.
~ Price and availability ~
The eye shadow trio is not currently available in the Avon brochure, but it is available on www.ebay.co.uk brand new for around the £3.00 mark.
~ Use ~
The first thing I noticed when trying out these eye shadows for the first time, was how easy the eye shadow is to pick up onto your brush. I find Avon products are a bit hit and miss and even though some of their eye shadows are great others can be terrible so I never know how I am going to find them.
The eye shadow is also easy to apply to my eyelids and the colours blend easily with each other.
The eye shadow is quite pigmented making it easy to transfer and it has a light shimmer to it which looks good.
I love the look that you can create with these palettes particularly the Grey Guidance palette, which allows you to achieve a smoky look on your eyes.
I have also found that the eye shadow stays put and it is long lasting. It is also easy to remove with a cleanser or wet wipe.
The eye shadow does not irritate my skin at all.
~ Conclusion ~
Overall, I really like these Avon eye artist trio palettes. The eye shadows are good quality, quite pigmented and the colours blend perfectly.
They are really handy, having all of the colours that you need to create an impressive look, in one palette.
The eye shadows have a light shimmer and they are easy to transfer and look really nice on your skin.
I am happy with the two palettes that I have, but I would consider buying another palette in another shade as I think they are really good and they are available at a reasonable price. I would recommend these eye shadows.
Eye Artist Trio deserves 10 out of 10 for design on this product. That is the reason I bought these because I love this design.
The black plastic square holds an image of an eye; the 'eyebrow' is the colour. The eye image has three lines of colour and (as explained on the back) you apply the shadow as it is on the palette. I opted for the pink shades which included a light pink, a pinky/purple shade and a lighter cream shade. Applying these shades is where the problems started. The colour was very flaky and didn't apply well at all. It flaked off onto my cheek and really went everywhere apart from on my eyelid. The amount of shadow you get is very little; the strips are very narrow and not deep so you pay a fair amount for not a lot really. These are good as a novelty item for 'hip and funky' kids but as an actual eye makeup product, it doesn't hit the mark at all. I picked mine up from eBay for £2 so was fine with the amount paid, I would have paid any more than that for it.
There is no applicator with this product, I dont use the sponge ones anyway, brushes all the way for me, but being so small, there is nowhere to fit one in.
I do not know how many different colours of these there are or were. On eBay I could only buy the shade mentioned above or a purple one, there very well may be more than that though.
===Why I Bought This===
As I do Avon regularly I get to see all the Sales brochures as well and was wanting some white eyeshadow as highlighter so picked it up in this trio pack of eyeshadows. I purchased the Passionate Plume collection where the highlighting shade is white.
Avon is a long established direct selling network which used to sell just door-to-door but you can order directly from their website these days if you do not have a local representative handy. However this palette has been discontinued (unless they bring it back again) but can still be picked up online at Ebay.
Slim compact about 3 inches square.
Lightweight black plastic compact - would have come a black cardboard box but that has long been discarded.
The reverse has a sketch showing where each colour should go on the eyelid and states it should be used within 24 months of opening.
Inside is an image of a black and white eye with three arcs along the brow with three shades or tones of colour swept across in thin bands.
Promoted by Avon as being 'long asting, creaseproof and blendable'.
Came in five shades (but may not all have been available a the same time):
Full brochure price was £8 but I picked mine up for a couple of pounds.
They have now been discontinued but can still be found on Ebay for £2.99 with free postage - and you may even find them cheaper.
Firstly - I would never have paid £8 for these compacts as they are lightweight and do not in fact hold a lot of eyeshadow as they are also quite shallow and you only get a thin band of each colour.
However picking them up on sale I was quite happy and they do last quite a while - though I have not been using the colours daily.
First impressions are that it is quite a novel idea to have the three colours set out as they would probably be used on your brow - to highlight under the brow, a deeper colour to sweep across the rest of the eyelid and then the darkest shade being used for the contouring along your crease line.
The lid is very thin cheap black plastic, almost see-through and one thing I have found I missed was not having a mirror in the lid - which I always find very useful.
As I said I primarily wanted the white to use as a highlighter but as I bought the 'Passionate Plum' collection I have been using the lilac and deeper mauve shadows as well.
This palette has no place for a sponge applicator as most do so you need to use your own brush - this is fine for me as I prefer to use proper brushes anyway.
They go on easily and do blend, but they do not seem to have a deep intensity of colour. I find them fine for me but if you wanted a dramatic look you would have troube achieving it with these powders I think.
On close examination the shadows appear to have very tiny shiny flecks embedded in them but it does not appear very noticeable when they are being worn.
The colour lasts well when applied and does not sit in the crease of your eyelid. The purples are not too bad a shade as I have had some which made you look like you had bruised eyes. These produce a more subtle effect, so although you can tell you have some make-up on it does not look overdone.
I have not tried all the shades but do recall having the grey selection a while ago. That I mostly kept for funerals as I am not too keen on grey myself.
All in all these are adequate eyeshadows and the packaging may be a novelty. I was happy to buy them when reduced but would not search them out especially as they are no better or worse than any other eyeshadow powders you can pick up from Avon at any time.
I have seen that some people have found the packaging patronising - as if we did not know where to put our eyeshadow on - but I think it was just a bit of fun packaging - and would made it look better if you were giving it as a gift.
4 stars - not very intense colour.
===Would I Recommend?===
Yes - but not if you wanted a very bold look.
I really like these eyeshadows and have been buying them for a while. I first noticed it in my cousins make-up bag and nabbed her's!!! She wasn't happy though so I gave it back and told her to order me one.
The first one I had was in Grey Guidance, this has three colours (obviously, seeing as it's an Eye Artist Trio!). Black, Grey and White.
These are set out just like the picture shown above.
The come in a square case that looks pretty boring and much like any other eyeshadow really, but upon opening the case, you are greeted with a giant eye staring back at you!
Above the eye is where you will find the eyeshadows. They are set out in the order that they are to be applied. If you follow the pattern, i.e. Black first along the lid, grey in the crease of your eye and white to highlight your brow you can't really go wrong.
The Teal Tutor version I have has been discontinued now but it is exactly the same as the Grey Guidance, the only difference obviously being the colours. These are quite pale, first an aqua colur for the lid, a teal colour for the crease and a very pale creamy colour for under the brow.
I have found the Grey Guidance to work the best with the least effort. The paler colours seem to need more layering and therefore you end up using more product to get your end result and your stuff runs out quicker!!
I usually buy them when they are on offer but the usual price is £8. At the moment they are available in three different colour ways.... Grey Guidance, Naturally Neutral and Passionate Plum.
These really help putting make up on easy!
I have purchased the Avon Eye Artist Trio in neutral shades (gold and browns). It is brilliant because it is very easy to apply in a way that looks professional. The eye shadow pad is self explanitory and shows how and where to apply each colour to the eye. Currently on the avon website it is priced at £8.00. When this product is on sale it will be a great bargain. I have found that the eye shadow lasts most of the day therefore it does as described. Also this palette seems to be lasting a long while without the need for replacement. The palette also comes in greys and silver as well as the purples shown on the image.
It's natural shade's sit on the eyelid subtally and is perfect for day time use in work or out and about. Another positive about this product is that it sits on the eye and doesnts get crumbly like some mouse eye shadows would.
This product is above satisfactory and I would recommend this product to women who want a subtle and pretty day time look.
I saw this in a recent avon brochure and though this was a must have, considering i had just had a make up clear out and was needing to make replacements
two weeks later my order arrived.
This is a small and very neat compact eye shadow trio, which i found fits nicely into my make up bag for touch ups when required.
The colour does apply with ease, and does blend well, except i have found the colour can be a little pale for a real moody, smokey look.
The colour does take a little time to build, but once there it does look great for such a small bargain price of £5
The colour has great staying power, didnt crease, and looked just as fresh after a night on the dance floor as when i first applied it
would recommend this for a budget buy, and as a handy compact for the make up bag
well worth it
Last Christmas eve, I received a small package from my niece when she came over. When I unwrapped the present, I saw a lipstick and a 2 x 3- inch glossy black box with white Avon print on it. It was Avon Eye Artist Trio eyeshadow. When I opened it, I smiled at the unique design of the eyeshadow with a sexy eye staring at me. It has 3 stripes of different colours which would blend into 'Perfect Pink' shade as written on the back label.
The next morning I tried putting on the eyeshadow. It's designed to be fool-proof as the palettes are placed where they should be applied. When I tried to swipe the applicator through the first layer, the applicator touched the next layer so the 2 colours blended together on the applicator, not on my eyelids. I swiped again. Being careful this time, I managed to swipe a single colour perfectly without messing it up.
To create the perfect look with this Avon Eye Artist Trio, sweep the base shade (the bottom stripe) over the entire lid. The second stripe is the contour colour and should be applied in eye crease and must be blended well. The upper stripe is for the highlight to be applied just under the brow.
Avon Eye Artist Trio eyeshadow lasts longer than some eyeshadow brands. The slight problem I have with it is that some flakes of the eyeshadow fall down into my eye when I happen to swipe the applicator a bit heavily on the palette. When the colours are applied correctly and blended well, the result is great. I don't bring it outside of my house though. I consider it embarrassing being seen in the public powder room applying this eyeshadow as its design seems to be for first-time eyeshadow users.
Regular price: £8 but can be bought at £6 when on sale
I won one of these in a competition a while back.
The one I recieved was the grey,white and black version.
At first glance the compact is very tidy and modern looking,if a little boring. It's small,square and black.
When you open it,however,you're greeted with a smokey-eye staring right at you - it's quite pretty and a nice touch.
The colours themselves looked promising in the compact - the black was charcoal-like and not too dark,the grey was silvery and the white wasn't too bright or too cream-like.
Onto application ; this dosn't apply very well,in my opinion. It flakes and powders and falls into your eyes as you're applying. The best way to remedy this is to use a little vaseline on the brush but then the colour is very wet looking and shiny.
Once on (without using vaseline) the colour isn't very strong at all - even with a few layers built up and blended in I found that my eyes looked more like I needed a good nights sleep than anything resembling ''smokey''.
I really had higher hopes for this product.
I wouldn't buy this - it's not about being over the top with your make up,it's just that there's no point paying for something and putting it on when it makes hardly any difference.
THis is such a stupid idea. Avon think we are all idiots I reckon, why else would they sell 3 eyeshadows in a set but put them where they think we should put our eyeshadow?
I have got the Teal Tutor set and the colours are quite nice but they look rubbish if you apply them where Avon say to. The colours don't blend that good because the powder is v. sticky so by following Avons advice you end up with 3 different colour stripes of eyeshadow and none of them go with each other anyway.
In my set I got a baby blue, deep green and apple green eye shadows. I like the baby blue colour because it brings out the colour of my eyes but when I put this on as a base and used the green on top it looked like an old womans make up. The apple highlighter shade don't highlight either because it's too pale and dull looking.
The pallete they come in is nice and looks good with the eye but thats about it because no way would I go out looking as stupid as I do when I've followed the instructions that come with the eyeshadows.
Another thing is that the eye shadows don't last very long and the green especially faded proper quick which left me looking stupid cos the other colours were still there. The powder feels heavy on my eyes as well and after I'd had it on for a few hours I saw it was getting into all the creases round my eyes and looked bad.
I suppose for the colours this is ok but i deffo wouldn't spend the £8.00 on it that Avon have got it for in the book. You don't get a lot of eye shadow for your money either because the pallate is only shallow and I think its a bit of a con because it makes it look like you are getting loads but your not.
Avon have recently bought out a new Eye Artist Trio that is designed to make designing the perfect eyeshadow blend nice and simple. It costs £8 usually which I feel is a little bit expensive for this quality and quantity of eyeshadow, but it is presently available for £5 which is much more reasonable.
Each little palette is square shaped with an eye inside and three lines of eyeshadow running in strips over the eye to remind us of where we should be putting each shade. The shade at the bottom of the eye is for the base, the shade in the middle is for contour and the shade at the top is for highlighting around the inner eye and brow line.
I think this is a great product for someone wanting to branch out into more extravagant eyeshadow application as it really is quite helpful to have the palette laid out as it is. For those of us who are already accomplished in selecting complimentary shades however, this is not worth the price tag. It is a little bit cheaper to buy an eyeshadow quad for the same or slightly less price.
The eyeshadow itself is the same middle of the range quality as the rest of Avon's eyeshadows. It is a little bit dry but it is easy to blend and it lasts well without creasing. As long as you apply it to well moisturised skin, this is a decent everyday eyeshadow.
This comes in Grey Guidance, Perfect Pink, Naturally Neutral and Teal Tutor so there should be a palette to suit most eye colours here if you are considering purchasing this product.
The soft, luxurious eyeshadow is fade-proof, crease-proof, ultra-blendable and wears for hours /