22 Jan 2013

Foundation Love #1

I’ve quite a few foundations (7 to be exact), I know I’m not alone on this. We’re always searching for the next big thing, that perfect colour match and perfect amount of coverage. Throughout the year you need your foundation  to do different things for your skin and I like to have a foundation for most seasons. During the winter my skin can get a little red due to the cold weather and the wind. Winter also dries out my skin and the foundation I’ve been reaching for to combat my winter skin has been my Avon Calming Effects Foundation in the shade Cream.

Avon Calming Effects Foundation

Avon Calming Effects Foundation has a creamy consistency and gives a medium coverage. The finish is lovely and dewy it makes your skin look fresh and healthy. This foundation has aloe and lavender to help calm your skin, I find this does help my red cheeks.

I’d never tried an Avon Foundation before so didn’t have any expectations but this has become a foundation that I find myself reaching for over some of my high-end foundations. I like the natural dewy glow it gives, it doesn’t sink into my pores and although its dewy it isn’t greasy. I could go on about how much I love it forever (I’m that sad). I use my Real Techniques Stippling Brush to apply it and that way I don’t apply too much product and it gives me even coverage.

Avon Foundation 2

Avon only offer 5 shades in this foundation, so that’s not great. I’m lucky my shade was a good match and I wear Cream. They could do with adding some more colour options. Also the pump isn’t great, it doesn’t dispense much product and often gets stuck. My bottle just might be faulty.

Apart from the pump the packaging is nice, the bottle is glass and feels quite luxurious. You get 30ml of product for £10.50 (as of 20/01/2013 its £6.00).

Looking through my makeup stash I own quite a few Avon products esp Nail Polish and Eyeliners. What do you own from Avon? What would you recommend I try next

9 Responses to “Foundation Love #1”

  1. Orla says:

    I’ve got that foundation too and I find it’s really nice for those days that my skin just won’t behave. I hate the pump thought and tend to unscrew the top and use the little straw-thing to pop some foundation on the back of my hand :) This one is on my repurchase list along with the smooth minerals powder foundation :)

  2. Leigh says:

    I haven’t tried a Avon product in years. This foundation sounds great though I may have to give it a try.

  3. Great review. This sounds like a great product.

  4. Sian says:

    The only avon product I have is a Timeproof eyeshadow. You were lucky to get a match if they only do 5 shades! xx

    • Vicki says:

      I have quite a few Avon products now. So many nail polishes & skincare items too. I really like their range and its always well priced

  5. Must Have Boxes says:

    Great review. I’ve never used any Avon products before, but I’m open to trying something new.

    – KW

  6. Viv says:

    I’m personally not fond of Avon, think it’s their whole corporate image I just can’t get over!xx

  7. Lauren says:

    This looks gorgeous, will have to check it out. Nice photos too x

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