Avon Luxe Lace Winter Collection

Posted by Lipglossiping On October - 6 - 2010

My first ever eyeshadow was an Avon Color Trends lilac shade in a green case… I ground that thing down to the pan and then when I went to repurchase, couldn’t find the sucker!  I still have the occasional search on eBay for it for sentimental value, but have long forgotten it’s name :(

Anyway, I was invited to have a look at Avon’s new Winter cosmetics collection which goes by the name Luxe Lace… is it just me or is the name just a touch naff?  Fortunately, that’s where any naffness ends because the collection itself is really rather nice.

Let’s have a look at what we can expect…

Avon’s Luxe Lace True Colour Eyeshadow Quads (£8.00)

The Chanel-esque eyeshadow palettes offer 4 complementing shades that are suitable for both day or night depending on how you combine them.  The picture above shows the purple palette (Lace Electric) and the other (which I got in my goody bag) is a slightly more eclectic mix of champagnge/pinky-beige/green and blue (Lace Hues)  I shall swatch it v. soon!

In the photo, Lace Hues is hiding snugly behind Lace Electric.  Fail.

Luxe Lace Ultra Colour Rich Lipstick (£7.00)

Three new shades are due to be introduced from the end of October.  Instant Mocha, Frostiest Mauve and Pout will be priced at £7 each and promise to offer hydrating colour.  I found them to be hugely wearable in terms of pigmentation.  Not particularly long-lasting, but easy to apply and non-drying.

Luxe Lace SuperShock Mascara (£8.00)

I’m not a huge fan of Avon’s SuperShock Mascara though I know it’s very well-received. On me, it transfers and leaves little black spots just under my brows if I even remotely show any sign of getting a little ‘glowy’!  I love the big brush and the slightly dry formula… but there’s nothing worse than looking in the mirror and noticing funny black splotches undermining your appearance!

For the Winter Collection, SuperShock has been given a cute packaging makeover to bring it in line with it’s lacy counterparts.

Luxe Lace SuperShock Gel Eyeliner Pens (£6.00)

For me, the most impressive product in the collection.  These SuperShock Gel Eyeliner Pens completely blew me away.  Pigmented like you wouldn’t believe… creamier than a tub of Ben and Jerrys and long lasting?  Oh my…

I met up with a journalist the next day who’d attended the same event and we were both still wearing our swatches on the back of our hands despite showering and secondary scrubbing in an attempt to remove them!

Two shades: Black and Silver, perfect for the party season.  If you only get one thing from this collection, make it these!

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The new collection will be available to order online or from your Avon rep from the 28th October.

I’ll be back with swatches of the Black Eyeliner, Lace Hues palette and Pout lipstick as soon as I can get accurate shots!


20 Responses to “Avon Luxe Lace Winter Collection”

  1. Bettina says:

    Looks very nice, look forward to the swatch!

  2. katy says:

    I’ll definitely be buying an eyeliner and maybe a lipstick when you post a swatch of Pout :) xx

  3. Amee says:

    Aww…surely an eye catching collection… eagerly waiting for the swatches… :)
    thanks for the post…

    my recent post: Review – Sigma Individual Bushes – F45, SS188, F80, SS109

  4. OMG The packaging of this is divine!!! I think I may need some!

  5. Jane says:

    Aw, the products and packaging all looks so lovely… I just cant get over my “Avon sucks/ is for old people/ is for people who dont really do makeup” feelings for AVON! lol. Shame really as they look sweet

    x

  6. liloo says:

    yay, bring on the party season!

  7. redtiger21 says:

    I’m sure I’ll buy something, I can rarely resist the delights of the Avon book! Lookng forward to some swatches!

  8. Anitacska says:

    The lace packaging is a year behind other brands like Mac and Dior, so to me just feels like a cheap copy. I also find the eyeshadows really bad quality and ridiculous to be compared to Chanel, BUT I do like Avon lipsticks and lipglosses, and I often order their jewellery as it’s cheap and pretty nice. Interested in that eyeliner although not sure I want it to last for over 24 hours on my lids!

  9. Lisa says:

    The packaging definitely reminds me of Dior’s last year, however I often really like Avon products and I have one of the SuperShock gel liners in a purple colour and I adore it! It beats any of the Urban Decay 24/7 liners I’ve ever tried hands down, so smooth and beautiful. I’ve never had a problem getting it off my eyes with eye make up remover either :)

    Looking forward to swatches of the quads and lippies!

  10. Kat says:

    Really looking forward to this release. I ADORE the superSHOCK gel eyeliners. I got one when they were released initially (at half price), then bought all of the other colours at full price. I was that damn impressed, and still am. They apply smoothly, blend well, don’t transfer and last well over 8 hours, even on oily lids like mine. Urban Decay’s 24/7 eyeliners were my staple, until I came across these guys. Can’t wait for swatches!

  11. Lindseu says:

    It all looks gorgeous!

    I’ve never really pruchased makeup from Avon – but will definitely be giving it a go now!

    Lx

  12. Gorgeous! I have never really used Avon but I may have to get this…

    Thank you!

  13. Helen says:

    Worth noting that in Campaign book 18 the Supershock Gel Eyeliner Pencils are half price (£3), and the eyeshadow quads and lipsticks are are down to £6.

    Also if you spend £12 between certain pages (which includes Luxe Lace) you get a free gift which includes the Luxe Lace Supershock mascara, a nail varnish, and a shimmer gel.

    Definitely tempted by the Lace Electric and the eyeliners…

  14. Phyrra says:

    Oooh I wants the gel eyeliner pens!

  15. gio says:

    The packaging looks very pretty! I’m very tempted to get the gel liners. Can’t wait for your swatches.

  16. oooh, gel eyeliner pens?! i NEED this in my life!

  17. Lauren says:

    Gorgeous! I want to check these out now!

  18. Loeny says:

    Is this collection only available in the UK?

  19. Shanda says:

    Ohhhh pretty!! I love the packaging.

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