I received some lovely early make-up presents from my partner's mam, so I thought I would put together a look worthy of this oh-so shiny and sparkly time of year. All of the products I used were from Avon, except my foundation, one of the eye-shadows and my mascara (which are, slightly predictably, from Max Factor. Don't you know me at all by now??).
Sparkly jumper from Primark / Earrings from New Look
I don't own a lot of products from Avon and I think they can be a little hit and miss, but I absolutely loved the ones I used here! Easily my favourite was the Ideal Luminous Blush, which I found lovely to apply and gave a really soft, gentle colour. I don't wear blush a lot as it can easily be overpowering on my pale skin, but this one is definitely going into my everyday makeup bag. Another star was the Supershock Double Ended Eyeshadow Pencil, in Chocolate Melt & Cream Dream. I used the light side to highlight my inner eye corner and brow bone and the darker side to blend into my crease, before topping it all off with a dusting of Max Factor Wild Shadow Pot in special edition colour Gold Amazon. I got this eyeshadow in the Max Factor 'All That Glitters' free gift deal that's been on at Boots for a while now, and it was so worth it. It's a really luxurious formula that manages to be sparkly without having a lot of fall out or being too in your face - fantastic to wear, and it went really nicely with the Avon cream shadows.
A girl can dream...
I also quite like my hair for this look, which was quite an accident! My sister wanted to try out her hot rollers on my already wavy hair, and I ended up with quite a wild blow out, which calmed down a little after a few hours into what you see above.
Cutest kitties! My mam's new kitten Lilly on the left, and my boyfriend's grumpy old man cat Oreo on the right. I got lots of cat cuddles this weekend.
Overall, I think I'm definitely going to be looking around for a few more good Avon products in 2015. They're very reasonably priced, and although their quality does vary, when they're good they are very good, so that'll do for me.
Hope you all had a lovely weekend! How do you like the look above? Do you like Avon products, or are they not for you? Let me know below!
- Natalie XOXO