Avon Anew Reversalist Complete Renewal Express Wrinkle Smoother say that three times. How about we just cut it down to Avon Express Wrinkle Smoother? Yeah, that’s better! I know the first time I saw Avon Anew Reversalist Complete Renewal Express Wrinkle Smoother I had to try it and review it because I am so obsessed with these newfangled solid primers and perfectors.
My personal favorite that doesn’t leave my side is Mally Face Defender but others around like Young Blood Anti-Shine Mattifier and now even a drugstore version from Covergirl called Tru Magic Skin Perfector Mattifier.
Avon actually promotes their Express Wrinkle Smoother as a skincare of sorts, it even listed under makeup on their website!
Let’s take a peek!
Avon Anew Reversalist Complete Renewal Express Wrinkle Smoother comes housed in a mirror compact which slides upwards to reveal the balm. It does not come with a sponge for application unlike Mally’s Face Defender and actually is recommended for use with fingers. This could potentially be an issue for many folks (such as myself) who aren’t keen on touching product to apply due to bacteria.
This a solid balm that looks and feels like a liquid primer that has been poured into a pan and left to harden. It has a dense yet creamy texture which applies like a cream but sets to a matte powder-like finish. It does have a silicone-y texture and feel. According to Avon it can be patted on crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and expression lines. It can used under or over makeup so you can prep with it or apply it after you’ve applied your makeup. Simply smooth a finger in the balm and tap your finger where you want to fill finer lines and wrinkles. It has a smooth, velvety finish on skin with a breathable, lightweight finish.
According to Avon it is formulated with Tri-Elastinex to enhance skin cells’ ability to renew, regenerate and reconstruct itself. That’s a pretty hefty claim and I can’t speak for it working in such a way as I’ve only been using it for about two weeks now.
Interestingly enough they don’t really market it for pores! Or even for under eye use. It actually is a nice way to prep under your eyes as it’ll smooth finer lines and even fill them slightly to allow concealer to have a smoother finish under finely lined eyes. It also does a nice job with smaller visible pores. For example, I do not have visible pores anyway on my face but my nose and this smooths them away instantly upon application. It should do well with smaller pores as it’ll fill and blur their appearance.
I dislike it doesn’t have a sponge! I also think the texture is lighter than Mally’s version so I guess less of an airbrushed appearance after using it due to the thinner consistency in comparison to Face Defender. And above all else it is expensive at $30 ($26 on sale). Mally’s version is around the same price range but I find her product works considerably better at creating a really airbrushed finish where as I am not getting that with Avon’s formula as much so if I’m spending money I might as well go with Mally’s version that does work for me.
On the upside Avon has SO many sales you can score this at a deal sooner or later. I got mine for $17 on E-bay (I still thought that was expensive).
Avon Anew Reversalist Complete Renewal Express Wrinkle Smoother is a nice product. It’s a cool one to have around for touch up jobs but not something that does a good job all over my face! I’d liken it to Covergirl’s formula the most and Covergirl’s formula as we all know is considerably cheaper! Nicely formulated but a bit expensive for what it does do.
Available now from Avon.