Wednesday, July 3, 2013

OPEN BOX | Fresh offerings from AVON

About two weeks ago I received a large mysterious package at my door. It was big, brown, hefty and came all the way from the east coast. Unfortunately not a mystery gift from my secret admirer but I opened the top to find a generous press package from AVON Canada, filled with their new releases and soon to be released goodies. Since I was blessed to get this in my hands, I thought I ought to share a video and some details with you so we can all enjoy this together. Watch my open box video and then scroll down to see all the photos and some first impressions.



AVON ELEMENTS:: SKIN REVITALIZE RANGE
A trio of three products in this range which are meant to give the appearance of a more even skin tone. The wording perplexes me a little as it claims to give the "appearance" of rather than definitively provide a brighter look to the skin. The night cream has a very lightweight consistency that is borderline a gel and is generously sprinkled with peachy-golden shimmer. It appears to be oil-free but does smell quite noticeably of alcohol which is the second ingredient on the list.

AVON Skin Revitalize Skincare

The innovative looking eye roller (which rather confused me at first) actually has a vibrating function via a small twist mechanism at the bottom which is supposed to help revitalize puffy eyes and can be used morning and night. The consistency appears quite thin but again contains a good dose of shimmer inside. However it does contain an impressive sounding ingredients list including sodium hyaluronate, soybean seed extract and silk proteins.
  • Instant Radiance Lotion SPF20 | 50ml @ $15.99 CAD
  • Night Radiance Cream (shown) | 50ml @ $15.99 CAD
  • 2-in-1 Brightening Eye Roller (shown) | 12ml @ $19.99
Avon says: Safe for sensitive skin, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic.
Available: August 2013


AVON Skin Revitalize Skincare


AVON ELEMENTS:: MOISTURE BOOST SKINCARE
Meant to balance and intensely hydrate your skin, the Moisture Boost collection has two separate ranges within it for various skin types. Those with regular skin can dive right into the normal set of product while those with combination skin have a lighter gel-cream oil-free set of products to play with. What seems to be the common factor among all products in this collection is the camellia tea leaf extract meant to help soothe the skin.

AVON Moisture Boost

What also immediate struck me was the light textures of all the products from this line, the scent was fresh and seemed to be quite fitting for those who live in humid climates or just the warmer months in general. I'm thinking this may also be a fabulous line for men as they tend to be rather picky about textures and scents but they also suffer from dry skin (don't try to hide it boys, we know it!).

AVON Moisture Boost

  • Daily Moisture Cream SPF15 (shown) | 50ml @ $12.99
  • Night Gel-Cream (shown) | 50ml @ $12.99
  • Eye Cream (shown) | 15ml @ $12.99
  • Daily Moisture Lotion SPF15 | 118ml @ $12.99
  • Night Cream (shown) | @ $12.99
Avon says: Suitable for sensitive skin, hypoallergenic.
Available: August 2013

AVON Moisture Boost


AVON ELEMENTS:: YOUTH RESTORING SKINCARE
For those looking to start up on their anti-aging may want a closer look at this range, boasting a nutrient rich "Amethyst Mineral Complex" the Youth Restoring Collection is meant to fade fine lines and boosts the appearance of skin for a smoother, younger look. A very basic concoction of ingredients that appears more suited for the first signs of aging rather than an intensive treatment although the night cream contains a heavy dose of exfoliating glycolic acid so remember to patch test your skin first if you've never used glycolic acid before. All the items contain quite a distinct floral scent.and while it looks creamy in the jar, the textures are very comfortable to apply and leave no residue.

AVON Youth Restoring Skincare

  • Anti-Wrinkle Moisture Cream | 50ml @ $19.99
  • Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream | 50ml @ $19.99
  • Anti-Wrinkle Eye Roller | 50ml @ $19.99
Avon says: All products are suitable for sensitive skin, except for Youth Restore Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream, which is hypoallergenic only.
Available: August 2013

AVON Youth Restoring Skincare

AVON:: COLOUR MAKEUP
Just in time for the real test of summer, these new makeup products from Avon are looking mighty enticing this time of the year. The Extra Lasting collection packaged in red and black contain a few re-releases and a few new items as well. Though I only have 3 to show you, in its entirety the collection has 7 base and colour products all formulated with color-lock complex technology.

AVON Extra Lasting Makeup

I'm relatively certain that the foundation shade is too saturated and dark for my complexion which is rather disappointing as you all know I am a huge foundation fan and will usually jump on a new base product eagerly but fear not, this formulation does have a total of 17 shades if you ordering from the catalogs.

Another very on trend release are the Big Colour Eye pencils which have a diamond finish (read: big sparkles) in a creamy formulation. A collection of 6 jewel toned shades which can be used as both shadow and liner in a single swipe. Oh yeah, did I also mention they are waterproof? These shall be fun to take for a dip.

AVON Big Colour Eye Pencil Diamonds

  • Extra Lasting Foundation SPF12 (shown) | 30ml @ $15CAD
  • Extra Lasting Cream-to-Powder | 9 grams @ $15CAD
  • Extra Lasting Pressed Powder | 12 grams @ $12CAD
  • Extra Lasting Concealer | 8 grams @ $12CAD
  • Extra Lasting Eyeliner (shown) | 2.5ml @ $12CAD
  • Extra Lasting Lipstick (shown) | 3grams @ $12CAD
  • Extra Lasting Lipgloss | 3 grams @ $12CAD
  • Big Color Eye Pencil "Diamonds" (shown) | 1.6 grams @ $9.99CAD
Available: June 2013 (Extra Lasting Line), August 2013 (Big Color Eye Pencil)

AVON Extra Lasting Eyeliner

I've noticed that some of these items are on the Avon USA website though the newly released items have not been fully updated on the Avon Canada site but do have a chat with your local Avon representative for all the details. 


AVON Extra Lasting Makeup

What a way to be introduced to a brand. This shall be a truly new experience for me as I've never quite had the opportunity to fully dive into Avon but with all these products to try out, you can be sure some of these will reappear in a future blog post. Skincare will need to be divided and shared amongst the boyfriend and my mother most likely but I'll be sure to get their thoughts on them and pass it on to you. Now please excuse me as I go and re-try to scrub this lipstick off my arm...they sure don't call it extra lasting for nothing.

Have you used Avon products before?
Which items are you most interest in?

6 comments:

  1. I hope you enjoy Avon products, some of them are really good!! If you need any help choosing something or you need further information about a specific product, don't hesitate to contact me, I will help you in any way I can ^__^. I will try put some move Avon reviews on my blog too, but I guess sometimes we can't wait for reviews to be released :D
    Here is some love <3 <3 <3 <3

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  2. So many products! Enjoy them all darling ^^ xx

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  3. The Skin Revitalize products look intriguing! I've never tried anything from Avon (yet), but I keep seeing glowing reviews and am prepping my first order. I might have to include in it that eye roller.

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  4. Wow! What a press kit!! I have only tried a few lip products from Avon, but the skincare looks really good! Can't wait to hear you and your family's thoughts on them!

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  5. That's a nice kit!! I used to use Avon about 5 years ago, but fell off somewhere in between. I used to love going through their catalogs and pickings things out.

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  6. Oohh! I got the same mysterious package! I haven't had a chance to try them out yet, but I can't wait! I was obsessed with their tinted moisturizer, unfortunately I think they've discontinued it x

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