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I got this as a free gift when spending a over a certain amount in one of the Avon offers than Avon often have on. It is usually sold for a bout £4.50 which I doubt I would pay, especially as I wasn't sure how it worked as it wasn't your usual eye shadow. The eyeshadow comes in tube like packaging that at first looks like an eyeliner, it is black with silvery writing on, indicating what it is however this wears off very easily and I used to get it mixed up with my other products in my makeup bag. The actual eyeshadow stick inside looks like a lipstick but purple (I had a plum colour) and you twist the tube to bring it out. I tried it out my hand first which was a good idea as the stick needs to be warmed up to get the colour to apply nice with intense colour, if you press two hard the stick with smoosh into itself and be difficult to put back in it's casing though so make sure you are careful when applying! It is quite difficult to apply on the eyelids precisely so I draw a thick line and blend it in with my fingers so it's covered well. The colour is soft and easily blends, because it is a creamy mixture it doesn't move very easily but after a few hours it does gather in the crease so I need to carry around with me. I haven't tried using a primer when wearing this which I'm sure would improve this problem. Overall the eyeshadow is just okay, it's definitely not the best eye shadow out there but it's also not the worst so I'm not entirely sure if I would recommend it, I wouldn't pay the £4.50 it is usually sold for as I don't think it's worth it but it's fine when you get it free.
I do not normally use eyeshadow myself but I was given this mousse in 2 colours, a light blue and a light green one (sorry I cannot remember the exact name of them now) by my friend who is an Avon representative. She was convinced I would like the products and she probably thought I would spend more on make-up products if I tried these. Well, to be honest the exact opposit happened, it just put m eoff completely and I have not been using eyeshadow ever since. It was really difficult to apply it even though Avon claims it is so smooth and easy to apply. I actually hurt my eyeballs because I had to press it on so hard to get any colour out of it. It is also too sticky and did not feel comfortable to wear as a result. Then of course it was even harder to take it off. I tried it again the next day and it wasnt any easier. Also when I did it the second time, the inside of it (the actual `crayon bit`fell out. I robably broke it off buy trying to apply it. So all in all it was very disappointing and I just cant be bothered with products like that. Nowadays you can expect a make up product to be easy and quick to apply and this is certainly not the case with this eyeshadow. In the end I gave them back to my friend.
I have this product in Tranquil Teal, and was initially attracted to it by the vivid colour. I was not, however, convinced by the idea of a mousse eyeshadow in a stick, and these doubts were to be confirmed when I tried it. The eyeshadow stick looks and feels like a cheap lipstick: slightly crayon-like. Avon claims that it "glides on easily", but I'm afraid it didn't for me. I had to press quite hard to get any colour at all transferred to my eyelid, and once on, it was patchy and uneven, and the colour was nowhere near as vivid and smooth as it had appeared on the model in the book. Avon also pronounces this eyeshadow to be crease-proof and smudge-proof. It is most certainly not crease-proof, as it was creased as soon as it was applied, but I will give them smudge-proof, as it stayed where I put it - even when I tried to take it off! It came off unevenly, and took quite an effort to remove properly. This product was very disappointing, and is now languishing in the bottom of my make-up bag in case I ever fancy the patchy look.
I don't usually buy make up from the internet but I thought I would try some Avon products as I needed to buy some hand cream, so whilst looking on the site, I found the Avon Mousse Eye shadow, and thought I'd give it a go. Packaging -------------- This product comes in a stick; it is approximately 11 cm in length and 1.5 cm in width. The stick is black and comes in a plastic wrapper, which is sealed showing only the bottom of the stick with the colour sticker on show. The outer wrapping is quite horrible, you have to peel it the whole length of the stick to get it off. It is a thin plastic but what is more annoying is it has all the information on it, brand, product name and directions etc. So once you have ripped this off, you have to then keep it so you know what it is. I think the information should be printed on the plastic case of the stick itself where the product is actually housed. Once the outer wrapping has been pulled off you discover a black stick, it is obvious by the line a third of the way up that one half is a lid, but which, you'll have to pull both ends and see. Product ---------- The product itself is great, it is styled like a lip gloss so it is the right size to fit in a hand bag but also the eye shadow itself is shaped like a lip stick but instead of applying it to your lips you apply it to your eye lids. It is quite hard but also soft, you can apply pressure to your eye lid and the colour comes out strong, but it is also quite a soft feeling and does not hurt. Obviously you don't want to poke your eye out. It is very mousse like but not runny which I find very helpful, I hate messy make up. The nice thing about the mousse aspect is when applying it, it isn't like dust or powder and doesn't end up all over your cheeks or anything. The colour I have is velvet taupe, it is not too overpowering but comes out well, and it shows what colour it is on the sample as on your eye. There are four shades: Velvet Taupe Soft Lilac Sweet Mint Tranquil Teal The shape of the product can be a bit awkward as it is like a lip stick/gloss it isn't shaped for eyelids brilliantly and can be awkward to get the colour across the whole of your eyelid, I have quite small eyelids and this isn't too much of a problem just a bit tricky. Price ------- This normally costs £7.00, I got mine in the sale for £3.00. Overall ---------- I really like this eye shadow, I am not keen on the other colours as they are a bit too bright for me, and I like the Velvet Taupe as it's a light shimmery brown and quite natural. I wouldn't pay £7.00 for it, but then again the stick is quite long and I can imagine it lasting quite a long time.
I had loads of Avon stuff given me off my cousin and one of the things was a True Colour Mousse Eyeshadow in Velvet Taupe. This is a glimmery brown eyeshadow but there are a few more colours in the book like green, blue and lilac. This eyeshadow is easy to use. The colour comes in a pen like in the photo and you twist the eyeshadow out as much as you need it to. I think its easier to use when it is just poking out a bit because that makes it easier to control. The eyeshadow goes on v. smoothly and its easy to build the colour up. I always put mine on fine to start with and then go over it again until I get the colour I want. This is easy with the brown but you would have to be carful not to do the blue too heavy because it looks very bright in the book. The eyeshadow is a solid colour stick but inside it the core is a soft coloured mousse and that softens it up a lot and makes it better to apply without it creasing. The colour lasts all day and even when it starts coming off it just fades instead of disappearing in patches like a lot of the Avon eyeshadows do. I like it like that because it still makes it look like I am wearing eyeshadow instead of having it on one minute and it being off the next. You dont have to use a lot each time and I think this tube will last me for ages. I'm going to buy the green next time because it looks a nice colour and it will be perfect for autumn and winter when you need a bit of extra colour on your face. This eyeshadow is £7.00 and that is a lot for eyeshadow because even the cheap brands suit me and its not very often I spend much on eye make up except for mascara. I think this one is worth it though because it looks good when its on and is quite moisturising on my eyelids but it is a bit akward to get off so you need to buy a good eye make up remover.
Glides on easily / Crease-proof and smudge-proof /