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Monday, 7 May 2012

Avon Fav - Luxe Lace Collection

The Luxe Lace by Avon is one of my absolute favourites. Some pieces are even comparable to cult products within much higher priced brands. The collection is influenced by the "luxurious lace" that featured on Autumn/Winter runways and comes in aesthetically-pleasing, limited edition black and pink packaging, with shades designed to create "mysterious" and "alluring" looks.

Avon Luxe Lace True Colour Eyeshadow Quads 

There are two quads in the collection, "Lace Hues" and "Lace Electric", both designed for creating smouldering smoky eyes. The round shadows are slightly domed and the packaging is well-built and sturdy, making the quads look and feel much more expensive than they actually are.

"Lace Hues"

"Lace Hues" contains:
  • very sparkly white gold (seriously sparkly, not just pearl/shimmer)
  • A matte pastel pink (quite powdery and "barely there")
  • A satin grey green (in real life it's more grey than in my photo)
  • A shimmery, multi-faceted navy blue (very pretty if you like blues)

"Lace Electric"

"Lace Electric" contains:

  • A satin white (great for inner corners of eyes)
  • A mostly matte violet purple but with some tiny bits of glitter
  • A black-toned, smoky purple which flashes a slight pink shimmer
  • A gorgeous satin grey blue
Swatches of "Lace Hues" on top row and "Lace Electric" on bottom row

My favourite of the quads is "Lace Electric" because I know I would use the shades much more and I just lovethe grey blue that comes in it

The shades within each quad are complementary which takes the guesswork out of choosing colours to wear together. And I find they blend very well. If these are the kinds of colours you think you might wear quite often.

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Avon Luxe Lace SuperShock Gel Eyeliner Pencils 

Avon have really outdone themselves on these gel eyeliner pencils which are as good, if not better than Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eyeliner Pencils. They are extremely creamy and smooth to apply and once they're on, they don't budge at all. Let's just say in the absence of any eye make-up remover at the time, I needed to use a washing-up scourer to remove the swatches from the back of my hand.

There are just two shades in the collection, "black" and "silver". I personally don't have a use for the silver, but black is always an essential.

Again, these gel eyeliner pencils are a bargain considering the Urban Decay equivalents

Avon Luxe Lace SuperShock Mascara 

This fat tube of mascara comes with a super chunky brush designed for volume. 

I do find it volumises very well and makes lashes look fanned out and plentiful, but it's quite difficult to get much of a thickening or lengthening effect.

This mascara gets top marks for holding a curl, essential if you have poker straight lashes like mine and you depend on eyelash curlers. I also find the mascara lasts well and doesn't smudge much.

Avon Luxe Lace Ultra Colour Rich Lipstick 

There are three lipstick shades in the Luxe Lace Collection and I have "Pout". It's such a perfect nude pink colour, with a hint of silver shimmer.

Overall, this is one of my favourite collections from Avon that is excellent quality which I find myself reaching for over and over again.

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