- Fashion and Beauty
What to Buy From Avon
Avon celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. It's hard to believe a cosmetic company can last so long. Avon was one of the first companies that gave women a chance to earn a decent living at a time when women had limited opportunity available to them. Women were selling something that every woman loves: Cosmetics! Avon prides itself on empowering women to this day. This is just one of the reasons why I love Avon.
I've been using Avon products my entire adult life. Their make-up and skin care has always been underrated. Many people believe Avon cosmetics to be of inferior quality but that could not be further from the truth. Avon's cosmetics are of high quality and are also priced reasonably. Many celebrities such as Fergie, Reese Witherspoon and Courtney Cox are fans of Avon and have their own scents sold exclusively through Avon. Avon has high standards and the company does not test on animals. In a product, that is very important to me.
As much as I love Avon, there are some products I would not recommend. Of course, everything you buy through Avon is returnable, but what a hassle. I'm going to save you that inconvenience of returning product by telling you what's worth buying and what you should skip.
Anew is a great skin care line. Anew has won many awards. Anew uses antioxidants and alpha hydroxy among many other ingredients that are proven to protect your skin.
Clear Skin and Solutions by Avon are also very good brands that are lower in cost than Anew. Though I like Anew's eye cream, I prefer the Solutions Plus Eye Cream. It's thicker and absorbs well into skin. I also notice more of a difference when I wear it under my make-up. I have always had dark circles, even as a kid. My circles are less noticable since I've been using the eye cream. Solutions Line Filler is also a personal favorite. It minimizes the appearance of fine lines and lasts throughout the day.
Best Anew Products: Eye Lift, Advanced Wrinkle Corrector, Derma Full x3 Facial Serum, Advanced Retexturizing Peel. I found all of these to be effective. The eyelift and serum both go on smooth and easily absorbs into skin. The Retexturizing Peel is another one of my favorites. I've noticed my skin is brighter since I've been using it.
Anew Products to Skip: Night Gold, Night Sterling and Night Sapphire Emulsion. I can't express how much I dislike Emulsion. It's a glittery gel that does not absorb into your skin. I found it to be very useless.
All of Avon's make-up is very good so there really isn't much I won't recommend. Avon has a smooth minerals line now. It's not any different from the other mineral cosmetics on the market but it's much more reasonably priced.
Ultra Color Rich Moisture lipstick contains an SPF of 15, regular price is $8 (though frequently on sale). The Anew lipstick is around $10 but there really is not much difference between the two. I usually go with whatever is on sale.
Be Blushed is a cream blush that looks very natural when blended into skin. Their powder blush is very good too, so it really depends on your preference.
Avon's eyeliners go on smooth. Their eyeshadows come in a wide variety of colors and blends well.
What to Skip: Smooth minerals mascara does not live up to the hype. Go with Supershock, Supercurlacious or Supermagnify mascaras
Other Products I Highly Recommend
Avon Naturals shower gels and bubble bath soaps
Nail polishes and nail care
All cleansers and toners
Avon Techniques Hair Care
Fragrance: Outspoken by Fergie, Eternal, Jewel by Mark, In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon
Other favorites: Curves gym shoes and apparel, foot care, Skin So Soft, toys for children (including Barbie dolls that are Avon exclusives), electronics (name brands like Sharper Image).
Avon's jewelry isn't that great. I find it to be on the cheap side. I had jewelry break on me and some of it looks good in the brochure but not so much in person. The gemstones are usually small or not the best quality and the gold and silver tone doesn't last very long.
I'm also not a fan of their clothes or shoes. A few friends of mine disagree about the shoes so that may just be a matter of opinion.