LIMITED EDITION – Avon’s Signature Collection

“Heritage meets modern style” with Avon’s ICONIC MONOGRAM COLLECTION!

The Mailyn Collection consists of a wallet, cosmetic bag, tote bag, and scarf.
This line is available in rich earth tones — rich chocolate brown colour with gold hardware. The gold hardware details Avon’s 4A monogram, a symbol of Avon’s heritage.

Avon’s iconic 4A logo was the company logo from 1954 – 1972. It appeared on all of their products in the ’60s and ’70s.

4A Logo = “Anytime, Anywhere, Always, Ask”
Can you see the 4 A’s?

I just received the wallet and scarf and I must say, I am very impressed with the quality and the chic look! I love the neutral look because it can go with any outfit and purse. The golden hardware is my favourite touch as it adds richness  to the products and makes it look classy. I am very excited to use them both!

Wallet $19.99
Six card slots and interior zippered section
19 cm W x 10 cm H
Scarf $14.99
Polyester
180 cm L x 56 cm W
See the rest of the collection at: www.avon.ca
Thanks Avon!

{Review} Avon Extra Lasting Lipstick

I thought I’d begin the Canada Day long weekend with a bright red lip.This one is called “Fiery Red” by Avon.This lipstick, similar to yesterday’s LOTD (click here) is from Avon’s “Extra Lasting” line.

Avon claims that the Extra Lasting lipstick:

  • is extra lasting
  • is infused with Vitamin E and wheat protein
  • provides 24 hours of comfortable wear, for hours upon hours

My experience:

  • beautiful shade
  • moisturizing
  • pigmented
  • not extremely long-lasting
  • semi-matte finish

Not owning any Avon lipsticks before, I am impressed with the colour pay-off and how pigmented the lipstick is. It also feels very nice on the lips with a desirable finish. With “Extra Lasting” being in the name of the lipstick line, I had high expectations of its lasting finish. But about an hour later, when I took a sip of my drink, the lipstick transferred onto my straw quite easily. By about 6 hours after the application, I still had a tiny bit of colour on my lips but with the lipstick more prominent on the edges.

There are definitely other lipsticks out there that I have tried which are more long-lasting. However, the shade, pigmentation, and finish of this lipstick is just enough for me to keep coming back! 😀

One tip to keep your lipstick lasting just a little bit longer, is to blot then layer. Blotting your lipstick on a tissue in between layers will keep some of the colour on your lips but remove excess moisture/oils that can easily transfer.

Instagram photo:

On sale $6.99 CAD

LOTD: Avon Extra Lasting Lipstick in “Pink Peach”

My eyes are soft and neutral today so I thought I would pair it up with a pop of colour on the lips.

The lipstick I’m wearing today is Avon’s Extra Lasting Lipstick in “Pink Peach”.
It’s  beautiful, soft, and has a nice sheen to it. I think this colour would look great on light to medium dark skin tones and is a great colour to brighten up a neutral face.

“Pink Peach”  is a great shade for this summer!

On sale $6.99 CAD

{BlushPretty Photoshoot} Low-end or High-end?

When it comes to anything in general, people tend to get caught up in name brand items.
But what most of us sometimes disregard is, with name brand items, comes extra cost. Whether it’s a vehicle, purse, shoes, groceries, or make-up does expensive necessarily mean better?

In my opinion, when it comes to make-up, high-end (departmental) make-up doesn’t necessarily mean it trumps low-end, affordable, drug store brands. With low-end brands, the quality of the actual make-up could be just as good or even better. The only difference might be when we buy high-end make-up we are paying for better packaging, the ability to try before we buy,  and of course, the “name”.

Some of the BlushPretty (www.blushpretty.com)  make-up artists were put to the challenge of creating a high/low look. We had a theme (mine was Bronzy Beach Babe) and had to do one look with high-end products and one with low-end products.

High-end look: I used products such as MAC, NARS, Shiseido, Urban Decay, etc.
Low-end look: Elaine (www.fromelainenextdoor.com), sales rep for Avon/mark, provided us with affordable products that anyone can use! !

Here are the two beautiful models. Have a look and let me know which one you think is the high-end look and which is the low-end look. Feel free to comment below or tweet it (@makeupbytess) . . .

Can you tell the difference?

Photo #1

Model: Stephanie
Creative Director: Stephanie Daga
Production Coordinator: Elaine Atkins
(www.fromelainenextdoor.com)
Photographer: Dimitris L.
(www.phosography.com)
Makeup: Tess Lopez
(www.makeupbytess@blogspot.com // www.tessmakeup.com)
Hair: Stephanie Daga
(www.blushpretty.com)
Jewellery: Maria Wing for Stella and Dot

Photo #2

Model: Melissa
Creative Director: Stephanie Daga
(www.blushpretty.com)
Production Coordinator: Elaine Atkins
(www.fromelainenextdoor.com)
Photographer: Rhommel Bernardino (www.torontophotographer.net)
Makeup: Tess Lopez
Hair: Monica Dan Le
Jewellery: Maria Wing for Stella and Dot

I’ll post the products I used in another post! 🙂