Thursday, April 16, 2009

Mark/Avon Haul: Pics & Swatches.

This past Sunday I received some goodies, and they weren't from the Easter Bunny, but from my Aunt who always supplies me with awesome Avon & Mark stuff (so, it's like she was kind of an Easter Bunny? Haha).

First, a couple of new "hook ups." I ordered a new gloss called Lip Exotics and a highlighter called Get Bright. I don't believe these are out yet, but there are 5 new shades. This is going to be part of a new "Costa Rica" inspired collection (along with a new fragrance). This is in the shade Rush.

I've always been a fan of the hook up glosses, this is similar to the original Glow Baby, Glow lip gloss, maybe feels a little thicker. Oh, and these have a doe-foot applicator as well. The shade is a coralish-rose-red (yes, I'm making up my own colors) with a subtle shimmer. It's really pretty and will be perfect for the warmer weather.

Now, the Get Bright highlighter is pretty neat. When I think of highlighter I think of shimmer. Not the case here.

I ordered this in the lightest shade, Light. The formula is kind of thin, definitely more liquidy than a lotion-feel. When I swatched it (above) I thought, where's the shimmer?

It's there! It's subtle, but it's there :) This is kind of refreshing because some highlighters are just too much to use sometimes, and the shimmer (and sometimes glitter) can be too much for the daytime. I haven't used it all day yet, but I think this will work well for daytime/work. These are available now and retail for $6.

I also ordered some stuff from Avon. Looks like they repackaged their eyeshadows and might have reformulated as well. Anyways, I ordered this palette that looked like a bunch of great neutrals in Mocha Latte.

Yeow!!! I'm very pleased with this quad. The colors are smooth and silky and blend nicely. And, of course, they're neutrals, so what's not to love? I wore this on Tuesday when I went out for my post-surgery check-up (by the way, I'm fine! All the aches and pains I'm still experiencing are notmal. Annoying, but normal) and was so impressed. I took swatches, but I'll wait and post those for a full review.

Now, you know I'm absolutely in love with Avon's primer, Magix Face Perfector, so when I saw in my Aunt's books that they would be coming out with a TINTED version, I freaked out! So, this is the new Magix Tinted Face Perfector. It's a neat little product. Again, I'll save it for the full review but again I wore this out on Tuesday and I was in LOVE.

This is also available for purchase now and is currently being offered at an introductory price of $7.99.

Full reviews of each product will be up soon! :) Now I'm off to spend some quality time with a man named...HAMLET. I'm taking a Shakespeare class and since I've missed the past three classes, I need to get crackin' and finish reading the play. At least I have the help of Kenneth Branagh. We were watching his film version in class and was suggested to rent it while I was off. Bad thing, It was impossible to find!! Thank goodness I liked the film enough that I tracked it down at Barnes & Noble and decided to just buy it. It really is a gorgeous film, if it wasn't for that and the awesome cast I wouldn't have spent *gulp* $25 on it! Oh well, it's studying time!


Askmewhats said...

wow on your hauls!!! Avon makes great stuff!!! :)

The Mighty J said...

I love KB's Hamlet - isn't it simply stunning?

Recessionista! said...

Wow, I love that neutral palette and I'm totally intrigued by that low-key highlighter! Thanks so much for sharing :)

CheapChick said...

Ooh, I want that highlighter! I'll be checking that out when our Avon girl comes in at work :)

Jeweled Thumb said...

You definitely made me order the quad and highlighter with those pics. I don't even usually like Avon. This beauty blog thing is addicting.