If you’re looking for a warm, simple, inexpensive look for Fall might I suggest having a look at by Jillian Dempsey for Avon Retro Charm.
Although I’m a self confessed Avon hater I do admit that many of the collections they have released over the course of the last year have been really great, in particular those designed by Jillian Dempsey.
The collection consists of several items to make up a great face look for Fall. My favorite item is the Avon Retro Rouge which is available in two shades. The blush is a wonderfully pigmented cheek color that’s silky and long wearing. The blush comes in two shade selections and is available for $7.99 USD each. Each blush has a beautiful floral design which remains in place after swiping your blush across it! Bonus points for a great design that allows you to enjoy the cute floral design without completely erasing it after application! The color selection I have is Vintage Shimmer which is a warm peach shade. Although it contains “shimmer” in the name the blush itself remains a matte, silky finish.
To pair up with my warm, peachy shade of blush I choose a Avon True Color Eyeshadow in Apricot which is a golden peach shade that has a very slight shimmer but creates a very natural, smooth finish that’s flattering with warm blushes.
Finally to complete my look I used Avon Ultra Color Rich Lipstick in Charming Rose. The name is slightly misleading as the finish on this is a warm, metallic coral. Again, paired up with a warmer blush and shadow this color looks simply stunning!
I was really pleased with the look I created using these products and highly recommend picking some of this collection up. My entire look minus foundation, mascara, etc….was $13.73 USD to create. $2.49 USD for my shadow, $7.99 USD for my blush, and my lipstick was $3.25 USD.
Creating a stunning look for Fall for under $15 USD is definately Muse Approved.
I liked this collection alot. Color pay off was excellent, design and packaging was elegant, and my finished look was beautifully warm and Fall-like!
If you’re not particularly eager to shell out $25 USD for NARS Super Orgasm after reading my recent review I’d highly suggest nabbing this blush as a great replacement item!
Do check out Jillian Dempsey for Avon’s Retro Charm Collection to keep your beauty nice and budgeted!
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Find more Budget Beauty finds by clicking through my past reviews!
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NYX Mosaic Powder Blush Review
mark Glossblossom Ripening Lip Tint Review
Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Sparkling Eyeshadow Review
Yet again Avon has stepped up it’s game with the Limited Edition marimekko for Avon Collection. marimekko famous floral motif is now available in cosmetic compact format with this new collection from Avon. I’m thrilled to bits that I got a chance to test out one of the two available eyeshadow palettes from this new line up.
The collection consists of two face powder compacts and two eyeshadow palettes each of which sports a cute floral design that makes each compact both unique and kawaii! The Muse likey!
I got my shadow compact in the mail last night and I promptly went online and ordered a shadow compact and a blush compact for my mate Iris from Rouge Deluxe because I know she’ll feel the same way about these as I do! They are just too cute! You know I’m impressed with something when I’m ordering it to gift to friends!
I got my palette in Poppy Bouquet which contains an array of cool shades. One of the dominant shades in the palette is a shimmering navy blue which I was slightly scared of as blues aren’t so easy to pull off. However, I was delighted to see that the color is quite soft and completely wearable! The other shades in the palette are a softer grayish white and a pinkish lilac. The shades all work well together to create a rather soft, fresh eye look. I was impressed with the silky, shimmering texture of the shadows which offer decent color payoff while not over doing it! The colors in the palette are of medium pigmentation but can easily be built up for deeper color pay off or with a lighter hand you can easily create a softer look.
The palette is a tad unconventional because of the floral motif design. The floral design is separated by an empty black, plastic divider which makes it difficult to fit your brush or sponge applicator into the powder to grab up color however with the the floral design so gorgeous you’ll soon forget any inconvenience of application!
In times of a failing economy, options of inexpensive makeup become a necessity for many of us and Avon offers these palettes at a brilliant price! Each eye palette is $8 USD and each face palette is $10 USD. You can’t beat the price for such a cute little palette!
The Muse digs ‘em and approves ‘em for purchase!
Check out the marimekko for Avon Eye Shadow Palettes and marimekko for Avon All Over Face Palette.
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Avon is jumping on board the ease of eyeshadow application bandwagon!
I’ve reviewed Eye Majic in the past which was one of the very first brands to pave the road for sheet eyeshadow application but I recently noticed that the market is becoming saturated with these sheet eyeshadow products. Everywhere I look some new brand is pimping these out.
But…props has to go to Avon for making it not only easy but CHEAP too!
$5.99 USD scores you 14 powder eyeshadow sheets. That’s a deal and a half in the Muse’s humblest opinion. Whether they work or not remains to be seen however they are getting a few raving reviews on the Avon site. Check out what folks are saying by clicking here!
If you happen to want idiot proof eyeshadow application for a nicely rounded price I’d definately consider picking up a set of these to try out. They come in eight shades and are super easy to use. Unlike other kits I’ve seen where the entire process consists of several steps this is a simple press, rub, and blend with your fingertip for gorgeous, vibrant shadow!
Can you seriously go wrong for $6 bucks, the Muse says nay and adds these to the wish list to try out!
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Enjoy a trio of fab eyeshadows on a budget for $7 USD from mark!
Me wants to the green trio! Can’t go wrong for the price either!
Budget your lip gloss purchases by glancing at my review of mark’s Glossblossom Ripening Tint Lipgloss!
Indulge your need (and greed) for palettes while keeping your costs down with mark’s new Eye and Lip Strip Palettes!
I remember when I was around 13 or 14 years old, a very not so long time ago, I had these really cute Bonne Bell flip-up gloss sticks. Now at the time I was the height of popularity due to these awesome glosses! I’m talking major cool here!
Turns out, after a quickie visit to Bonne Bell’s website, they still make these flip up gloss sticks! W00t! I’m all for re-living my teenage years!
Ok, ok I might be a tad bit old for cosmetics purchased from Bonne Bell however Avon is allowing me to cash in on awesome packaging with it’s new Pro-to-Go Lipstick. Hells these don’t only carry the same great style as the my old Bonne Bell flip glosses they also happen to carry about the same price tag at $5.99 USD each! Can you seriously hurt anyone by trying these out?
You know how much I heart Avon lately right? I couldn’t not test try these new Pro-to-Go Lipsticks for myself so away I went on my merry way to obtain some!
They happen to be pretty darn nice! The formula is a beautifully moisturizing, glossy lip color that has fantastic pigmentation and nice staying power!
I can’t begin to say how impressed I am with Avon lately. As a long time Avon hater I must admit that lately some of their products are pretty bloody good plus the amazingly, inexpensive price tag keeps me coming back for second and third helpings!
I’ll go ahead and admit that the awesome formula isn’t really what had turned me on to purchasing these….I liked the packaging. Don’t you dare sit there and say you never purchased cosmetics for the packaging alone! You’d be a liar if you said that!
The packaging on these is just super and I’m sweating it really hard! Sorry but it’s a fact that the packaging had my heart before the formula every did! It’s your basic slimline lipstick with a chic little click slider on the slide that slides up and down to open the cap on top and bring the lip color into view for a quick slip on the lips and go thus the name I guess…Pro…to…Go!
These are available in 15 colors which is pretty darn nice! Gives you a nice selection of color to choose from! They are on par with MAC Slimshines formula wise and are at least half the price! So if you’re kinda budgeting yourself at the moment and you’re lemming MAC Slimshines these are a nice, inexpensive substitute!
The two color selections I took for a test drive were Russet which is a beautiful maroon red and Pink Passion which is a very beige, nude pink.
Both colors looked great on even though I’m not normally a nude girl I did enjoy how nice Pink Passion appeared on my lips!
I actually used them without gloss as they were moisturizing enough to do without plus they did have a faint gleam on my lips.
All and all, for the price, you can’t really go wrong or hurt anyone by giving these a try! I’d definately give them a whirl! The price, packaging, and the good formula all work well to create a really nice, solid product!
Cheers to Avon for creating some killer items lately! The Muse likey!
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Click on over here to check out the color selections available on Avon Pro-to-Go Lipsticks! Definately take a peek at the color Fruit Punch! The Muse is loving it and must have it!
Remember I was babbling about Cynthia Rowley doing two new fragrances for Avon a week or so ago? Someone was even kind enough to point out what “Cheap, Rubbish” they might be!
Cries of Cheap and Rubbish didn’t sway me from purchasing both on E-bay for mere pennies and here I am to review them for you!
Two fragrances were released one entitled Flower and one called Petal. Flower is geared towards women while Petal is more for girls. I got both for the hells of it. Since I was so happy with Rowley’s Avon Collection in the Fall I firgured I couldn’t go wrong!
First of all it deserves to be mentioned that the bottles are very nice. Flower is a tiny bit bigger at 1.7 oz than Petal which is 1 oz which makes the contrast in size of the bottles sitting side by side a very nice little display for your vanity.
Flower is actually in Eau de Parfum which I was fascinated with. Not many companies put themselves on the line with Parfum. Hells even high end brands sell you Eau de Toilette for outrageous prices! Flower is my favorite of the two. It lingers and lasts all day and carries with it the strong scent of Lily of the Valley. Although it’s very nice I still do get slightly woozy from the smell of the Lily as it smells more artificial than fresh and fragrant. I do like it but I don’t love it but hey it’s Avon and for Avon it’s pretty good, not great mind you, but ok!
Petal is the worst of the two as it’s an Eau de Toilette and most definately holds true to that title as the scent doesn’t last at all. Spray it on, experience a faint whiff of a floral blend, and it’s gone. The lasting power is zero on it. No linger from this at all! As cute as the bottle is that doesn’t make up for the fact that what’s inside sucks! Although it’s a very nice, light blend and has the potential to go from ok to good the fact that it doesn’t last makes it useless sadly!
All in all a complete disappointment and a waste of cash. I honestly didn’t expect too much from these and they didn’t deliver.
I guess I was blinded by Cynthia Rowley’s name on the bottle and was hoping for better! Oh well!
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Click here to read my original babblings Flower and Petal by Cynthia Rowley!
Click here to read my ravings about the Cynthia Rowley for Avon Collection!