Product Type: Avon makeup
Newest Review: ... or a mascara. And also even at that they are often on a special offer in the Avon catalogue meaning that you have plenty of time to ord... more
Shimmer and shine
Avon Illuminating Face Pearls
Member Name: brady58
Avon Illuminating Face Pearls
Advantages: Lovely shimmer and shine, no caking, non irritating, last for ages
I have a real love/hate relationship with Avon. On the one hand they have loads of really good products but on the other some of their items are really bad and it's hard to know what they are going to be like until your order arrives.
Unfortunately for me loads of my friends and neighbours are doing Avon at the moment and I feel obliged to order something from each of them so I have ended up with some rubbish but I have also ended up with some products that I absolutely love.
The illuminating pears are one of the things that I love and have become a big fan of over the years. They cost £9 but I got them as part of a deal where I got these and another product for £8 and this offer was still available when I got my latest catalogue.
The pearls come in a plastic tub and inside the pearls are little hard pellets of compacted powder in various shades. As you can probably guess from the name they are for illuminating your face and décolletage.
To use the pearls you just need to get a make-up brush and sweep it over the pearls to release some of the powder on to the brush and then sweep the brush over your face where you want to highlight. The powder is really light and doesn't sit on my skin and make it powdery and instead they give a gorgeous shimmery sheen to my skin and really do highlight the areas where I brush it on.
The shimmery sheen is really quite subtle which is good for daytime wear but for night time when I am wearing these I brush it on a few times layering up the power and this gives a much more impactful effect. It still isn't in your face but it is definitely more dramatic.
It feels really light and doesn't feel heavy and uncomfortable on my skin and in fact I would be hard pressed to even notice that I had it on. It also doesn't irritate my sensitive skin and isn't drying although it does help with absorbing some of the grease that can accumulate on my skin after a few hours and stops it from becoming shiny.
I have been buying these pearls for a few years now and I am not exaggerating when I say that they last for absolutely ages. I have only actually bought this twice as the first one that I bought lasted me for two years and that was with using them fairly regularly. I'm not too sure how good it is for my skin wearing the same pearls for two years but they looked exactly as they did when I bought them and they didn't cause my skin to break out so I am sure it must have been fine.
I would recommend these pearls for anyone who is wanting something to highlight their cheekbones and other contours but who is wanting something more subtle than a bronzing powder. These pearls look lovely and give a really nice shimmer and shine to skin and make it look more healthy and glowing without leaving you feeling as though you have caked make-up on.
Summary: Shimmer and shine