Avon True Color Eyeshadow Duo in Sunkissed
Avon recently introduced two new limited edition True Color Eyeshadow Duo Palettes with their Fiji Paradise Summer 2013 Collection. I picked up the color Sunkissed with a recent Avon order I did because it had a very pretty corally peach shade in it. The other shade Luscious Orchid is a purple and brown combo which I skipped out on.
I don’t technically like Avon Eyeshadow particularly their quads and duo palettes. Creams, powders…I’ve never really had a successful run with Avon Eyeshadow unfortunately. But sometimes my love of peach leads me into a purchase and in this case I decided hey, maybe the True Color Eyeshadow Duo would be better than the quads I’ve tried in the past.
Let’s fine out if it was.
Avon does lipstick so right. It’s one of my favorite budget places to grab excellent lipstick at a super cheap price tag. I wish I can say the same for their eyeshadow. Ugh, the formula just isn’t good at all.
The Avon Fiji Paradise True Color Eyeshadow Duo comes in a limited edition black compact featuring an aqua hibiscus print. It’s basically the same formula as any of the True Color Eyeshadow Duos just in a new style packaging for Summer. So, if you loved the duos before you’ll likely love these LE shades. And if you didn’t, like me, that means you won’t like these LE versions either.
Sunkissed, the shade selection I choose, contains a pale icy beige peach and a cooler peach coral. Not only do I love shades like this but they also happen to pair very well together in looks. Using the peach beige all over the lid and highbrow and accenting the crease and outer v with the peach coral creates a very Summer-y fresh lighter eye look! They are indeed the perfect two shades to pair together. The peach beige is a frosty satin where as the peach coral is a semi-matte satin, neither shade contains sparkle, shimmer, or glitter of any kind.
My problem is with the formula. These are a very chalky, drier texture which literally age my eyes. I have finer lines under my eyes but thankfully my eyelid is smooth. This shadow formula seems to just settle onto the lid in very patchy, dry way that makes eyes look older. The texture is also very difficult to blend as the colors go muddy (how can such light shades go muddy!? But it’s true, they do!). Unfortunately both shades are quite sheer as well with very little pigment and this is worsened as you blend out as it feels like the shadow just fades away as you blend the color. They wear fairly well without creasing but loose their intensity very quickly and fade away within a four hour period. I think it’s just an unfriendly poorer quality eyeshadow formula.
Unfortunately, as pretty as the Sunkissed True Color Eyeshadow Duo was it suffers from a poor formula that I find nonredeemable. Each duo is a mere $3.99 each but even that doesn’t make them worth picking up. If you like drier texture shadows you might like this palette but I’m doubtful anyone will find the joy in this formula.
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