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The Avon cream to powder foundation comes in a sleek, portable, black plastic box. On opening the box you find a mirror and the foundation itself and this section lifts up to reveal a sponge underneath. All you could want to apply your foundation in the same handy little box!
What I like is that the sponge itself doesnt break or crumble after a few applicances and is actually a decent quality sponge that is soft against the skin. The foundation is very creamy but applies evenly and streak free to the skin with the sponge before drying quickly to a powder like covering that is not noticeable. It is alot easier to apply than liquid foundations that can smear and not spread very well or even take awhile to blend in. However it can be difficult at first to pick a colour from the cream to powder range that matches your skin colour. I speak from experience. Having pale skin myself I at first chose the shell colouring but found that it was in fact far too pale and I ended up using bronzing pearls to give my skin a glow to it. However I now have matched my skin colouring to the natural beige cream to powder foundation which is a lovely natural colour, not orangey like some can be and which does wonders for my complexion. It is often on offer in Avon at half price- Normal retail price is round a bout £12 but I have paid as little as £4.20 for the product myself. My advice would be to take time picking the colour that suits you but after that enjoy. It is a really light foundation that has a good last and is also easily removed at the end of the day. The foundation itself lasts for a good few applications before it runs out so it is very economical as well. Mines lasted for nearly 2 months with wearing it on a daily basis.
If you like trying something new I would advise to try this!!
I bought this product recently as I had used it in the past. I have started to try and wear a bit more make up thesedays as I just feel that I look so tired all the time and am hoping that some make up will make me look half awake when I start my work at 7am. I have pretty bad skin so to be able to cover it up a bit would be good, but I don't want to make it any worse either.
This is obviously from Avon and it can be picked up on a special offer price now and again. I got this for £5.50. Can't think what the right price of this is - perhaps £11 or £12 which is the norm for Avon Foundations (or a little cheaper compared to some in the book). The appeal of this to me was that it is quick and easy to apply and no fiddling about with putting liquid into a sponge and all that. Just something that would take a couple of minutes would suit me fine.
The compact looks like the picture on here, so there is the handy little mirror if you want to touch up which out and about. The plastic cover seem to be sturdy enough and has lasted alright being knocked around in my bag. The sponge for this is underneath the part where the Foundation is, so easy enough to pop away when you are finished.
This comes in a good few different shades so there should be a shade for every skin tone I would imagine. I use the lightest shade since I am so pale.
So this smears on as a kind of creamy foundation but turns into a Powder therefore hopefully keeing you shine free. This is easy to apply and it blends in well. I found that the powder seemed to keep the shine away from my constantly shiny forehead but since using this the last time I think my cheek area has got drier as upon looking closely I found that my cheeks had the appearance of looking even drier due to this powder. Not the Foundations fault, just my annoying combination skin. This reduced the look of the red patches on my face and covered spots well.
A good product but I would say if your skin is pretty dry then perhaps this isn't the product for you.
When I first saw this product in the Avon catalogue, I kind of knew it would be a little too good to be true. I love creamy liquid foundations but I also love pressed foundation, so I thought it would be worth a try. It pains me to say it but I was a little disappointed.
So the packaging is lovely as is ALL Avon make up, it looks so sleek and professional which I love! I love how it has the little mirror in it too and a little sponge (which I don't often use because I like to use my own means of application but with this I wasn't really sure how to apply it so I just used the sponge!)
At the time I was having really oily breakouts so I was using powders to combat it, so I thought this would be perfect, because it's always faff applying powder foundation!
It worked for a little while... And it was lovely on my oily skin, like it applied well and lasted well but it actually made my skin dryer and dryer to the point I had to stop using it because it was becoming patchy and building up on my skin.
I don't know, but after that I just couldn't give it another chance, even when I got my skin back to normal because it was such a horrendous experience. I'm really unimpressed, and I'm quite pleased they never made anything else like this after this product because I just don't think the whole, liquid to matte thing works. Sorry Avon!
---Why I Bought This---
As I sell Avon around a few friends I am able to try out their foundations, I have found that this cream to powder foundation is both economical and convenient. I hate liquid foundations wich are messy to apply and sometimes take a lot of blending.
Avon - available from Avon Representatives or their online store.
Comes in a black box - 'invisible coverage cream to powder foundation'.
Made in China.
Use within 24 months.
A long list of ingredients is printed inside the box.
Square chunky black compact, 9 grams of foundation.
Press button on front to open the lid.
Inside you will find a square mirror inside the lid and a circular cake of the foundation embedded in the bottom.
Lift the plastic holding the foundation to find another compartment in the base which holds a round foam sponge applicator.
Medium to full coverage - lasts up to 8 hours, in a study of 240 people.
Comes in a variety of shades:
£12.00 but often at half price or sold as 2 for 1.
The foundation is a round cake of compressed foundation - feeling slightly greasy to the touch if you run your finger over it. However this is applied with the foam sponge.
I have been using this foundation for quite a few years now, and the product has remained pretty much the same although the design and shape of the compact has changed over the years.
I find liquid foundations messy and time consuming to apply - with this compact foundaton there is none of this.
To use you just wipe the sponge over the foundation and apply to the areas you wish to cover - for me it is mainly my chin, cheeks, nose and a little on my forehead. You do not have to cover the whole face and it is blended in as you apply and you never have to get you fingers covered in messy foundation.
A few quick swipes across your face and you are done - you can do one quite layer or add a little more for certain areas if necessary.
It does not exactly cover everything, but does tone down my freckles to almost non-existant and leaves you with a much more even texture and color to yur skin.
It also does not feel heavy and sticky - if you rub your finger o your face you can feel something - but it does not feel thick or mask-like.
It is not exactly powder-like either - but I like the fact that it is quick, easy and non-messy - and you often only need a little - so if you buy the compact when on offer for about £6 and it lasts absolutely ages - you have quite a bargain.
I an quite pale anyway so find I can use Ivory, Nude or Shell and there is hardly any difference between them in my opinion. I also have a friend who swears by this foundation too - but she goes for a more medium shade.
If you have a really bad blemish you may still need a bit of concealer and I am not sure this would last a whole 8 hours, but I have always found it fine, and you can always re-apply a dab to your cheeks if necessary. The compact is clean and lightweight to carry in your bag and here is no fear of spillages. So you just need a quite swipe if you wish to re-apply a little after a few hours.
This product does not specify sun protection (as it used to) but I do not need it as in the summer months when hopefully there is some sun then I always wear a moisturiser than contains SPF anyway.
---Would I Recommend?---
I am always on the hunt for something new, especially when it comes to finding a foundation that covers flaws and leaves me with a natural tone and shine. After trying several of the Avon foundation ranges, I come across this item in the sale leaflet and thought I would give it a go. The product was on sale for £5 and caught my eye from the moment I saw it. The sleek, compact design leaves it perfect to use on the go or just to pop into a bag incase you need a touch up. Upon opening the product I was surprised to find the amount of foundation that was actually there.. In the picture, I felt it looked quite shallow and left me slightly skeptical when it come to quantity for price, however after opening the product I was pleasantly surprised. There is a mirror on the inside of the top lid, which is a bonus because you won't need to carry one round seperately. touching the actual foundation with my finger tip, it felt light and creamy. If you then lift up the level that the foundation is on, there is a little compartment with a soft applicator, I found this to be incredibly handy. So I decided to take the plunge and try the product on my face, After first applying it to my cheek and stopping to look at the rest of my face, I was pleased with the blended result It achieved, leaving me with my natural colour but 'perfecting' the level and tone. After applying the foundation to my whole face, I took a look in the handy mirror and had achieved my desired results. The foundation was very light weight and left my face feeling fresh and smooth. Throughout the day, I began to feel a little self-conscious as the product began to wear off and left my skin quite patchy in areas, despite re-application. After wiping off the foundation, I was quite upset to see that it had left my skin rough and dry in areas. Now I do have very sensitive skin, so this may have just been an outcome of that, however I do normally react quite well to the rest of the Avon range. I have since found that applying moisturiser to my face and leaving it to settle for 5 minutes before applying the foundation, that it is a lot less patchy and does actually appear to stay on for longer. The rough and dry patches at the end are still the same, however this is something I am working with because I do like the effect that the foundation has whilst it is on. The product blends well with natural skin tones and I feel that it is quite light reflective, giving a glow. I'm not too sure if I would purchase this product for the normal catalogue price of £10, however if you happen to come across it in the sale, I would recommend grabbing yourself a bargain and trying it for yourself. I would definitely recommend applying a moisturing lotion before hand if your skin is prone to drying out, however if you have quite oily or well-moistured skin, I would recommend this product to you!
I paid £6 for this foundation compact from the Avon brochure. The usual price of the foundation is £10.50 so I got a bargain. The foundation is available in eight shades. I opted for the Ivory shade as it suited my skin type which is pale, a little like Nicola Robert's skin.
The compact is sleek and elegant. It comes with a small mirror inside the lid and you receive a small round sponge underneath the lid to apply the foundation with. The Ivory shade was lovely - it really suited my pale skin.
I find that the foundation is very easy to apply. It is quite creamy but the sponge makes it easy to apply and it does dry to a powdery effect on your skin. The sponge is soft and comfortable to use, it feels lovely against the skin. It's also an excellent quality sponge - it doesn't fall apart or fray. The foundation blends easily and it doesn't leave any tell tale orange streaks against your skin. It's comfortable to wear and it doesn't dry out my sensitive skin, which is a bonus. I am very impressed with this foundation on the whole and I even purchased another one from eBay for £5, which was less than I paid in the brochure!
I would recommend this compact. It's easy to use, hassle free and portable. It is also easy to remove at the end of the day.
A lovely creamy foundation that's great quality and suitable for sensitive skin.
** About the Product**
Ideal Shade Cream-to-Powder Foundation
Can be bought from Avon for £10.50 (is sometimes on offer)
Comes in 8 different shades: Ivory, Medium Beige, Natural Beige, Nude, Nutmeg, Pure Beige, Shell and Soft Honey
The product comes in a black box, with the name and shade of the item printed on it. This is handy as you can then check that you have received the correct shade of foundation. The actual product packaging is nice. It is in a compact style case, with a button to open it. This means it will not open on its own accord. There is a mirror in the compact for easy application. Underneath the tray of makeup is a sponge for you to apply the make up with.
I am not usually too fussy when it comes to foundation, as long as it does not make me look orange or like a vampire then it's fine. But I did not really like this product. There are good things about it don't get me wrong. The colour I ordered was perfect for my skin and makes me look a healthy colour. I also liked the packaging as it can be easily popped into a bag and you would not have to worry about getting make up over all your belongings. I just found that when the foundation is on my skin it dries it out and makes my skin feel rather tight. It could just be me but other foundation does not seem to do this. I also liked the idea of getting a makeup sponge in with the product but that is also aggravating. It does not feel nice when applying the make up to your skin and after a few uses my sponge began to fall apart. I bought mine at a cheaper price which is ok, but if I paid the full £10.50 I would have been extremely disappointed with its value for money.