The Muse sure is working hard at finding good budget beauty finds. I’m trying guys, I’m really trying. Many of you have e-mailed me asking please can I do more budget beauty finds and I’ve been seriously doing my homework and searching out cheaper options that work well for the price but it’s hard work and about 95% of the time I end up disappointed.
One such case of disappointment recently was my test of mark Shimmer Cheek Blossom. This one really sounded like a nice find plus the price sure was sweet but sadly it’s a no go.
Read ahead to find out what I thought!
mark is Avon’s younger sister company that has a wide variety of items available for a younger crowd of makeup junkies. Almost everything I’ve every purchased from mark has been a winner as the quality is great, the price is wonderful, and quality is most definitely there.
Recently, when I noticed the release of mark Shimmer Cheek Blossom I decided to give it a go since I’m quite a big fan of mark Glossblossom I automatically assumed that mark Shimmer Cheek Blossom would be a rave. Sadly, it turned out to be a waste of $6.
mark Shimmer Cheek Blossom mimics Smashbox O-Glow offering a tinted gel blush that reacts with your skin’s chemistry to give your face a natural pink flush. On the plus side of the pink flush you’ll also get a hint of golden shimmer, take that Smashbox O-Glow! Pink cheeks and gold shimmer! w00t! Yes, well the gold shimmer effect may be there but the pink cheeks not so much.
The texture of the product feels pretty much like Smashbox O-Glow with that slightly silicon feel but a good deal more gel-like and quite greasy so don’t try applying this over foundation as it’ll smear terribly. I tried out a dab at first with no results so of course I proceeded to apply a good dime size amount on my cheeks to see if that would help, again nothing. Aside from a faint gold shimmer the product fails at offering a pink flush, in short it does absolutely nothing.
The idea is fabulous combining a pink stain with faint golden shimmer but sadly it fails to work at all and does absolutely nothing aside from leaving behind a greasy feeling and a tiny bit of gold sparkle.
At $6 USD it’s not like I broke the bank with the purchase but I can’t help but feel what a waste it was. Truly a budget beauty find gone terribly wrong.
Skip this one, not worth your cash!
No stash, but definitely a trash.
Read more bad reviews on mark Shimmer Cheek Blossom at shop.meetmark.com
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Avon Hollywood Lights Lip Gloss caught my eye recently.
What? I’m a sucker for cool packaging and this has it all!
Avon Hollywood Lights Lip Gloss brings it all to the table with it’s slick built in mirror and light up wand for quickie touch ups in the dark!
Available in four shades at a price of $7.99 USD mmm I think I can afford to nab one or two try it out for size!
Yay or Nay?
Tell the Muse!
My quest for inexpensive beauty finds has led me to Avon Anew Rejuvenate Night Revitalizing Cream which has a near perfect rating on Make Up Alley and a really huge fan base on the Avon website.
If the MUA’ers like it that has to account for some of it’s creditability wouldn’t you agree?
At $32 USD for a 1.7oz jar I doubt you’ll find a cheaper night cream option, jump ahead and more about Avon Anew Rejuvenate Night Revitalizing Cream.
Avon Anew Rejuvenate Night Revitalizing Cream Review is a lightweight gel-like cream that works while you sleep to rejuvenate sleep, hence the name eh?
The price can’t be beat as this not only renews and rejuvenates but also helps to visibly shrink pores and erase fine lines from the face. Gets better and better doesn’t it? The formula is a gel cream which absorbs easily into the skin with absolutely no effort, my dry skin seems to like it alot as it’s cooling and glides into my skin beautifully. It carries a fresh scent which is somewhat floral, almost rose-like, very pleasant.
I honestly can’t speak for reducing pores and fine lines but the moisturizer did work well at renewing my tired, dry skin so I woke up with soft, silky skin minus dry, flaky patches that are customary in the Winter for me. Normally I use Philosophy When Hope is Night Enough for my night cream but I quickly ditched it in place of Lush Skin Nanny for the anti-aging benefits. A few months ago I discovered Steamcream (review coming soon…) which became my night cream but honestly speaking Steamcream has absolutely no anti-aging benefits to speak of. Taking into consideration all of this I’ve decided to make Avon Anew Rejuvenate Night Revitalizing Cream my nightly cream until the jar is finished as I hope to report back soon that I see as many visible improvements as reviews have claimed on both MUA and the Avon site. So far I’m quite pleased that it works well with my dry skin and absorbs quickly, the benefits of anti-aging ingredients and promises of renewed skin are added bonuses.
All in all if you’re looking for a budget friendly night cream with quite a few bells and whistles I do think checking out Avon Anew Rejuvenate Night Revitalizing Cream could be worth checking into!
Have you tried this?
Willing to try an Avon night cream?
Tell the Muse!
Get more info or purchase by visiting shop.avon.com
A little something for those of us that aren’t exactly eye shadow experts!
The new Avon Artist Eyeshadow Trio is as easy as coloring by numbers with three shades of shadow to create one complete eye look! Base, Highlight, and Contour your way to the perfect eye look using this trio with a budget friendly price of $5.99 USD.
I can’t speak for the quality as I haven’t tried these palettes yet but I love the cute packaging.
Avon Artist Eyeshadow Trio is available in four shade selections:
What do you think?
Like the looks of ‘em?
Want a review?
Let me know in the comment box!
Available now @ Avon
Ok, ok so the Grinch (or in this case the Muse) that Stole Valentine’s Day says that V-Day is such a terribly overrated holiday! Seriously, do we need one day of the year to tell people we love them?
But…I admit…I kinda dig V-day beauty! I secretly love when Sephora, Victoria’s Secret, Bath and Body Works, Avon, Etc…release little bits of beauty fun that’s themed for Valentine’s Day. I can’t deny I love the cute factor.
Taking into consideration the economy is absolutely depressing as hell I think we all need a little budget beauty Valentine joy to put a little bit of a smile on our face.
Soak away the stress of reading the news with Avon Bubble Bath in Chocolate Strawberry Truffle. Who doesn’t want to soak in a tube full of chocolate strawberry scented bubbles? Plus at $4.99 USD for 24oz you can’t beat the price! Snag some for yourself and maybe as a cute little gift for a friend this V-day season!
.69 cents for lipbalm? I’m all over it! Avon Sweet Delicious Lip Balm
is available in four flavors:
- Coconut Cream
- Decadent Cherry
- Luscious Berry
- Sweet Strawberry
Layer ‘em up to create a cherry, berry, strawberry, coconut smacking pout! Hey, for .69 cents you can’t really complain about the price!
The Muse suggest snagging some Valentine Gift Bags from Oriental Trading Company for $6.99 a dozen and stuff an Avon Lipbalm or two into the bag, with a bottle of Avon Bubble Bath, and a few Valentine chocolates and give it to a friend or two to make ‘em smile!
Cheap, affordable gift giving! Loves it!
Don’t forget to spoil yourself too!