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!
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!