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Avon Invisible Light Illuminating Make Up Base

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Brand: Avon / Type: Concealer

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      29.07.2010 22:11

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      I wouldnt recommend it

      my sister brought this is one of her splurges and then regretted buying it, so i brought it off her (being the nice sister i am) I know dont understand why i brought it, and what came over me when i did such a silly thing It says that this is a base makeup, but its quite thick for just the base- youd end up with an inch of make up when your finished. The packaging of this product is pretty dull and boring. A plain bottle with a lid at the bottom with small black writing on it. As i knwo from other products the packaging is not always true to whats inside, but this time it is The actual make up is quite thick in consistency, and looks almost white to start with. The colour first scared me, but i gave it a go and apllied it and it does blend with your natural colouring and doesnt look too artificial. I couldnt go out wearing only this as it doesnt completely cover the bad bits perfectly and makes your face almost light up. I didnt like this product as it seems a pointless edition to my many make up cases. Why apply a layer if your going to cover it up?

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      26.04.2010 12:08
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      I wont be buying this again

      I don't know what it is with Avon as they seem to make us order things that we don't actually need, maybe it's because we get the book delivered and picked up and its sheer convenience to order things from there knowing it gets brought to us and we have something to look forward to receiving. I have a long list of Avon products at home that have been tested once and never used again as of course I didn't need them when ordering I just got them anyway even though I know I probably wouldn't use them. A few months ago I seen this illuminating make-up base in the Avon brochure and I'm afraid I really can't remember how much it was. I have looked in the new brochure for the price but it seems to have disappeared maybe it has been replaced with a product called face perfector which is £10.00 to buy. I am however certain I didn't pay anymore than £6.00 for this. The make-up base comes in a 30ml light golden beige tube with a shiny black screw lid. The colours are nice together but the tube does nothing to stand out. The make-up base is white in colour with beautiful faded pinks running through, they are practically luminous. The make-up base is designed to be either worn alone to create an illuminating natural glow or under foundation to add a healthy glow. I was hoping that by using this product I wouldn't have to wear as much foundation creating a more natural healthy look however I was wrong. I applied this base all over my face and upon looking I didn't appear any different. I do have an uneven skin tone and this base did nothing to conceal that I didn't look fresher or natural and I certainly didn't have a healthy glow about me. When I tilted my face I could see in some places a sheer shimmer but that's about it. I applied my foundation over the top as I knew I couldn't wear none with this base and when I did so I looked exactly the same as I did the day before. I have used this base a few times now and IV even applied more of it and less foundation but to be honest I don't think it really does anything to my appearance whatsoever. Overall I think this will be another Avon product that should just be thrown in the bin as it doesn't work. I wouldnt be surprised if it has been discontinued.

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      04.11.2009 20:55
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      Okay, but not the greatest of value, try other bases first.

      Recently, while hunting for my tone of foundation (which can be a hard job!) in the Avon Catalogue, I noticed Avon's Invisible Light Illuminating Make Up Base, and I was interested as I've never used a Make Up Base before in my life, and thought I'd give it a go and see how good it actually is. The claims Avon made about this Make Up Base was that is was to give me "a natural glow" and "illuminate skin." These are big claims, as I, personally, have very dull, pale skin, and it would be amazing if it could give me a natural glow. The product comes in a 30ml tube, which can be squeezed easily, so getting the Base out is very easy. The actual Base is white, with a slight tinge of shimmer, and it felt soft, and not greasy like I had imagined it, but felt light. So I applied the Base to my face, like a moisturiser, but only put on a small amount, because I was very scared of over -doing it, and getting a greasy face. But after applying the Base, I noticed my face had a slight shimmer to it, which I really liked, and the base felt so light on my face, and defiantly didn't clog up more pores, or make my face feel heavy with Base. After applying my Foundation, I noticed that I didn't have to put as much Foundation as I normally do, because the Base was able to make my face look covered, also coverage look more even with the Base underneath, which was a really advantage. But another claim from Avon was "Wear with Foundation, or without." I personally, wouldn't, I don't think it gives me enough coverage, and I would never feel confident enough, but some women may feel more comfortable with it, as the coverage is not bad for a Base. The Base does not make my skin greasy, clogged up or uncomfortable, it was light and soft on my skin, and it worked well with my other Make Up's especially with my Foundation. Overall, Avon's Invisible Light Illuminating Make Up Base was very good on my skin, it was soft and didn't cause any greasy skin, and I did like the slight shimmer the Base has, great for a night out. I would defiantly recommend this Base, but probably wouldn't use it everyday, to give skin abit of a breather. This Base is £6.50, which I'm going to be honest here, is not worth that, yeah it's a good base, but not good, and I'm doubtful if I'll buy it again at that price, although I am going to say, it is one of the cheapest Bases I've seen, not high value. It is available from your local Avon person, on the Avon website.

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        29.06.2009 14:10
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        Not worth the price tag.

        Another product from Avon which sounded great in the book, and with the summer approaching I wanted a less heavy foundation and something that was a bit lighter that still gave me coverage, hence when I saw Avon's invisible light base it seemed perfect. My nan also being a big fan on the stuff rated it very highly claiming it gave enough coverage for her during the day and gave her a nice base for her powder at night. However, trying it out for myself I wasn't too enthusiastic about the stuff, it doesn't offer enough coverage for me personally. However I will say it does give a nice base for me to put my normal foundation on top of. I probably wouldn't recommend this for anyone wanting a lot of coverage but for someone who wants a very little almost like a moisturizer its perfect, however I do feel that mixing a tiny bit of normal foundation with moisturizer will have just the same affect. Avon have now stopped selling this product (you may be able to get a bottle in the sale books) however they have introduced something similar which called MagiX Face Perfector, which I've found has very similar results to the invisible light. I don't think this is a terrible product but I defiantly don't think it's worth the £10.00 Avon retail it for however they do usually have offers on it.

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          14.06.2009 22:56
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          I've bought better products

          When I read about this in the avon catalogue I was really pleased it seemed exactly what I needed: something to give me that really glowing skin.... or so I thought. If you wear it alone use it sparingly because otherwise there's an obvious sheen that resembles an oil slick pattern on a puddle. I wouldn't wear it all over my face either but a little bit on your cheeks does add a nice glow. My major problem is that avon say you can wear it under foundation. I tried it under my usual foundation. When you apply your foundation it seems to stick to the make up base and form an uneven clumpy surface. I tried using foundation brushes and sponges and my fingers but nothing got rid of the mess I ended up with on my face. It cost me £6 and I don't think it was value for money, I wear it only those days I can't be bothered to do anything else.

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          08.11.2008 22:42
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          What's the point?!?

          I have to admit, when it comes to Avon, I can't look through a brochure without ordering something. It's not because I use the products regularly and I'm not even particularly fond of the products. I think it's more to do with the fact that I've been there and done that and I feel so sorry for the young girls that come to collect their catalogue come rain, sleet, snow or heatwave (yeah right). Avon was my first source of income and I began selling it when I was 13. Did you know that Avon reps have to BUY the brochures? They also have to BUY the order forms and they even have to BUY the paper bags that your orders are delivered to you in. Avon pay their reps quite a small percentage of their sales. In fact, if you don't reach the minimum order value they don't pay anything!! Anyway, I usually try and stick to products I know, but somehow I've ended up with a tube of this invisible light illuminating make up base. Although it's a make up base, it can apparantly be worn alone and it will reflect the light to give you a healthy looking glow. I've never felt the urge to wear it on its own. Firstly I'm definitely a make up kinda gal and secondly when I apply this it makes my skin pearlescent and I just think it "illuminates" way too much. The make up base comes in a 30ml squeezy tube which says it should be applied all over my face and that I can wear it alone, under or over my regular foundation. The cream inside is white and pearlescent, so is very shimmery. It is quite a thin cream about the same consistency as a liquid foundation and it can be rubbed in quite easily. It dries in quickly so foundation can be applied pretty much straight away. It makes my skin look almost glittery with a purply, pink sheen when caught in the light. Once on and dried in it has good staying power and doesn't come off - even when rubbed. I found I didn't need as much foundation to get a good even coverage as the make up base made my skin smooth and the foundation went on a lot easier. With foundation on you can just make out a nice shimmer which isn't nearly as overpowering as without. I did find that it left a bit of a shine though. However, if you wear additional layers I found both the nice shimmer and the shine disappeared. I only wear a small amount of concealer and a light dusting of powder, yet this was enough to completely eliminate any sign of the make up base. My make up lasted the same amount of time as it usually would had I not used the base, but I did find that it was much easier to remove at the end of the day. The cost of this make up base is £6.50 and I don't think it's worth the money in the slightest. There are advantages and disadvantages to this product and in my opinion they just cancel each other out, rendering the product completely pointless. The only real benefit I can see to using this product would be that I don't need to use as much foundation when I wear this underneath, however, unless the make up base was given to me for free, the foundation I saved certainly wouldn't be enough to justify me buying this again.

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          20.03.2008 17:09
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          A supposedly illuminating base which actually just looks a bit strange

          To be honest I'm not sure why I ended up with this product. When I flick through the Avon brochure I usually end up with a list as long as my arm of products I want to try, but this never made it onto the list, so the only explanation I can think of for why I have this is that it came on one of Avon's offers of spending a certain amount across a range to get a product free. It costs £6.50 in the latest brochure and you can get it from an Avon rep or their website. All Avon say about this product is that it's an illuminating make up base which should be worn under or over foundation for a healthy, natural looking glow. It comes in a small white 30ml bottle which is quite flat and stands on it's lid. The lid screws off to reveal quite a long nozzle where you dispense the product from. To get the product out you just have to squeeze the tube. The nozzle makes it really easy to get just how much you need rather than ending up with too much. It's a white pearlescent liquid with about the same consistency as your average liquid foundation, but when you smooth it over your skin it changes to a pearlescent pink. It smoothes quite easily over the skin under foundation, but if I try to apply it over foundation it always seems to go really bitty. You have to rub it into the skin quite well and make sure it's blended or it just looks ridiculous and really obvious. When you've properly applied it to your skin it doesn't look as pink anymore, but if you use too much it looks really odd so you do need to be very careful to apply it sparingly. It feels quite nice on my skin and it doesn't feel as though it's clogging my pores or anything, and it seems to last as long as whatever foundation you happen to be wearing, or if you wear it on it's own it just lasts all day. I'll be honest, I'm completely underwhelmed with this product. I just can't see any benefits of wearing it, it doesn't make my skin look better and if anything it just looks strange because it has a shimmer or pearlescence to it and the colour just looks weird to me. I wouldn't describe the effect as illuminating, it doesn't give me a 'natural glow' and I just really don't see the point of it. I'm sure someone out there would find a use for this, but for me it's just a completely pointless product which does not enhance or improve anything in any way.

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          Achieve a natural looking glow and illuminate your skin / Wear alone or under foundation /