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I bought one of these the same time I bought the Avon Eye Artist Trio that one is the shape of an eye and I was a bit disappointed with that one. I found the Marimekko palette being sold by the same person so bought this as well to save on postage.
The Marimekko Poppy Bouquet palette is a cute eye shadow set that comes in a small box with the powder in the shape of flowers. It is a novel idea and very eye catching. I bought this item mainly for my daughter as it had a lot of blues in it and having blue eyes myself avoid the same colour. My daughter loved the design of this palette and got really excited as she had never seen anything like that before.
The shadow was very good quality and it went on well, like the Trio set it doesn't come with an applicator as the box is too small so you have to use your own brushes. There was no flaking of the powder, it blended well and the colours were bright. I did find having lighter colours in the middle of darker colours a bit annoying as the colours tended to blend together rather than being able to get individual colours out separately.
Good novelty item, good for making little girls days. I paid £3.50 from eBay for these which was an ok price, the product lived up to expectations so would be happy to pay that price again.
Avon's Marimekko range was a bit of a disaster over all. It was marketed as a designer range at affordable prices, but customers were not as gullible as Avon had hoped they would be! This is a product range that has recently been discontinued, but the bonus to that is that customers will be able to pick up these products at heavily reduced prices usually in the very near future. So this is one of the ones to look out for in the discount section if you are hoping to purchase it.
The recommended retail price for this eyeshadow pallette was around £10, which is considerably more than Avon usually sells its eyeshadows for. I received this as a free gift though, which meant I did not pay a penny for mine.
What makes this eyeshadow pallette a little different is that the shadows all come contained with a floral design. In the picture you can see, where there are colours - there are eyeshadows. The idea is that you use these different colours to blend together into an eyeshadow fountain. And the design is intended to simply appeal to those who wish to look like they've paid a premium for their make up products.
The actual eyeshadows are slightly better quality than the standard Avon eyeshadows, although I did still find them to be a little on the dry side for my liking. The real problem with this product is that it is difficult to accurately choose a colour to apply. I found that sweeping over the smaller sections of the flower alone was near impossible, and I was continually getting the dark grey eyeshadow mixed in with the lighter colours.
I am not very impressed with this product over all. It is difficult to use, ineffective and not very good quality. I am really disappointed when Avon try to pull fast ones like this and sell novelties instead of proper make up.
I had first noticed the Avon marimekko eye shadow palette in a good few magazines. The magazines had reviewed the eye shadow palette and all had given it very good positive results. The eye shadow looked very professional and it was different to any other palette I had seen. The shadow came together with pretty shapes instead of the normal blocks of different colours. When I noticed that the palette was reduced to £3.50 in the last sale brochure, I thought I would give it a go and see if it lived up to all the reviewed hype.
The palette comes in a black box with a picture of different coloured flowers on the front. It looks very professional and also a bit designer. All of the instructions and information can be found on the back of the box. In the box you can find the eye shadow palette. The palette is square shaped and it has a clear plastic lift up lid. You can see the eye shadow design through the lid, which consists of different coloured eye shadow flowers. The flowers are all different sizes and again looked very professional.
So far I was very impressed with the design of the palette and already I was confident in giving this a go. The palette I decided to choose was the poppy bouquet variety. I liked the look of the colours as they gave a good variety of blue and purple. When I opened the palette, I wasn't disappointed. In the past I have ordered items from Avon and when they have arrived the colours have been totally different than the ones shown in the brochures, this one was practically exact and the palette contained smooth shimmering colours of lilac, mint, light shimmering blue and a darker blue /green. Unfortunately you don't actually get an applicator with this shadow so one of your own will be needed. The shadow is designed to be used together to create a multidimensional effect to the eye area. The colours can also be used alone. The shadow is very fine and applies extremely well with no lose dust sprinkling every where like some shadows. The colours are vibrant and shimmery and do last all day, so no need to keep re-applying.
The good thing about Avon is that you often find products at reduced prices, as I did with this one. The usual price for this is £8.00. This does seem quite steep but you are getting 4 colours in one handy palette so in the long run it will definitely work out cheaper.
I think this palette is a great idea. I love the design and the colours and the whole palette has a very expensive designer look about it. A lot of my friends have commented on how unusual the palette is and they all will be ordering one for themselves. I would definitely recommend this product.
I received this eyeshadow palette free when I spent £20 on the Avon website a few weeks ago. It is from the Marimekko range which has some cool flowery designs. Normally it costs £8, although it is not currently available in the catalogue. Avon stock often changes though so it may return, or you could probably find it on Ebay.
The compact looks adorable. It comes in a cardboard box and inside is a little black plastic compact with a clear plastic lid. The compact has a design of flowers moulded in black plastic, and in the spaces or petals between the plastic there is eyeshadow.
The compact includes three shades of eyeshadow. There is a shade which looks mauve when in the compact, but I have found that it has hardly any pigmentation and when you apply it, it disappears. It seems to have no colour at all and at the most all it does it add a little bit of pale shimmer to eyelids. It is a pointless shade and I haven't bothered using it much.
There is a shade which looks a light blue shade. When you apply it is a silvery blue colour which is very pretty and not too obtrusive. It has a slight shimmer to it but doesn't look cheap or tacky or glittery. It blends nicely with the darker blue.
The shade which takes up the most amount of room in the compact is a dark blue one. When applied it is a very nice midnight blue colour which can be slightly see-through if you blend it in a lot, or can be very dark and dramatic if you apply a lot of it.
The eyeshadow goes on very easily and can be blended well. It has quite a lot of staying power though I do find by the evening that the shadow on the lids will have gone a little patchy if I have been very active. However I have also used the darker shadow as a liner on my bottom lash line, and when set with a little clear mascara over the top it stays in place even through crying!
The compact is not great for carrying around in your make-up bag because it doesn't include any brushes with it, so I find it is best to put it on at home before a night out and carry a smaller eyeshadow with a built in brush when I'm going out all day.
I think that the two blue shades are very nice eyeshadows and I will certainly continue to use them, however I am only giving the compact itself 3 stars because it is very expensive, it doesn't include a brush, and the mauve shade is a bit pointless.
Four beautiful toning eye shades /