Saturday, 28 April 2012

OOTD and and today's make up

Ew, what disgusting weather we have been having. Weather really affects my mood, and I'm not liking it, so sort it out England! I want to go on a walk! I know we're lucky to have fairly mild weather (no monsoons or major floods etc) but you know...I'm British, I moan about the weather. It's what we do.



*my beloved cat print dress from H&M
*Mustard Topshop Cardi

Simple.

I've put on quite a bit of makeup too, featuring some new products and some old favourites.



L-R:

Face
*Mac blusher in 'Pinch Me'
*Mac mineralise skin finish powder
*Murad Skin Perfecting Primer
*Gosh eyebrow gel
*Natural Collections concealer in 'fair'
*Illuminating concealor (er, need to learn how to use this)

Eyes
Maybelline Colour Tattoo in 'On and On Bronze' (a new favourite, stored upside down to keep in the moisture!)
*Avon Supershock gel eyeliner in 'Blackberry'
*Nars eyeshadow duo in 'Isolde'

Lips
*Carmex (to soothe my dry lips)
*Rimmel lipstick in 'Vintage Pink'

This is a lot more than I usually wear, on a day that I will probably not even be leaving the house, haha. Typical!

Th real star of the show at the moment though is my Avon Supershock Gel liner. 

 
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It is one of my staples, and even though I have lots of liner, it is the one I reach for everyday. So here's a little mini-review of my favourite eyeliner. 

Packaging
I know Avon has a bit of a bad press, being associated with older people, as an outdated make up brand etc, but they really do have some gems. This is definitely one of them. In my opinion the packaging is pretty simple and sleek, being black with silver writing with a useful tip which reveals the colour of the product. The eyeliner pencil itself is quite soft and I haven't tried sharpening it yet, but I imagine it would be a bit awkward. Or at least not as simple to sharpen as your average eyeliner penicl, which is the only hypothetical downside for me. 
Colour
It is a beautiful deep brown colour. I find that dark brown liner flatters my pale complexion and blue eyes- black can look a little too heavy/goth sometimes. I do, however, like eyeliner to be visible and 'heavy' and it definitely still gives this look as it is very pigmented. Here it is on my lower lash line:


*random aside* apparently you can tell how a person is feeling from their eyes...how I do not know. I read this information in a very scientific magazine going by the name of Cosmopolitan. Ahem. Can you tell that I am feeling frustrated from my eye?! Well I am! (damn weather and hormones. Maybe I should just exercise or something. Excuse my crazy, people).

Wear

It lasts really well. Most days I put it on before work at 6ish and it is still visible when I get home at 7ish. Granted it is not as dark as when first applied, but it still gives a good look and hangs on it there. My make up wipe testifies to this fact! 
So all in all I love this product. I have it in a lighter shade, but on a day to day basis I  prefer a darker colour on the waterline. It was really cheap too. I think I'd give this product a 9/10 (only down is the sharpening issue). 

Have you tried Avon products before? What do you think of them? 

Have a good weekend people. I think I am going to exercise off some of this undirected frustration at the gym now! (with a sneaky stop off at Superdrug on the way). xx

17 comments:

  1. Canadians are the same about the weather:) And love that mustard cardi!
    Haven't really tried any AVON makeup in awhile, but I did like their skin care line before.

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  2. I totally agree about the weather, it is so depressing in England right now, I need some sun!!

    I love your Topshop cardigan and that eyeliner looks really nice, i have never actually tried anything from Avon before! xx

    http://b-j-s-t.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. I love the avon super shock liners. blackberry is my favourite colour. I am ahting the weather also, bored of rain now. xx

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  4. I am so sick of this miserable weather! That eyeliner looks lovely, i've never tried anything from Avon, might have a look xx

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  5. Your eyeliner looks lovely! Such a nice colour with blue eyes <3

    Ellen xx

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  6. love the dress and the cardigan,so beautiful :)

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  7. Lovely outfit! :) the colour of the cardigan is beautiful and hey! I am with you on the weather front. It is raining here and looks like a mini hurricane out so I can't even go for a nice walk this evening :/ but haha yeah, we are lucky not to get monsoons etc

    Hailes<3

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  8. love the yellow cardigan! Amazing :)

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  9. love your cardigan! it's gorgeous :-)

    thanks for the comment on my blog,
    XOXO, BECCA
    http://www.fashion-train.co.uk

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  10. cute outfit, the gel liner looks really handy.

    xx

    fashion-nerdette.blogspot.com

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  11. I love that mustard cardi - it looks so big and warm and comforting, and the colour is perfect!

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  12. Love the dress and cardigan!

    Love Avon too, they definitely don't deserve the press they get, some of their products are so good!

    Love, Elizabeth xx

    http://butterflyboo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. Gorgeous outfit, seriously in love with that cardigan !

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  14. Your cardigan is gorgeous, such a nice colour and looks so snuggly!xxx

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  15. i love this look !it's fab!!!



    xoxo from rome
    K.
    kcomekarolina.com

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  16. Oh my, that dress is so pretty and goes so well with the cardi!

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