Avon True Color Spring 2017 and Joffrey Dumas' Picks - Review and Swatches*

The Avon True Color Collection stands by the saying that the color you buy is the color you apply. The products in this range have Avon's True Color technology - rich pigments are blended into their pure formulas for colors that stay true to what you see when applied.

I was sent a few products from the range to try-out and I have included swatches below for your review - it should be noted that all the swatches are with one swipe only. On the left, we have the 8-in-1 eyeshadow palette that can be applied wet or dry. The swatches below feature them dry, and you can already see the pigmentation it leaves. Imagine them wet, they will actually look really foiled! This palette is called Smokey Nights and is $15. On the right are swatches of the lip gloss in Citrus Shine, two lipsticks the lighter one in Peony Blush and the darker in Berry Sangria. Lastly, we have the Be Blushed Cheek Color in Blushing Nude. This product leaves a coral tint to your cheeks that looks youthful and dewy and very natural. 


Within the Avon True Color Collection, there is also a few special pieces that are hand selected as Joffrey Dumas' Picks. Joffrey is a make-up artist with over 21 years of experience with make-up that has made its way to the runway, television and and theatres. He is particularly famous with Canadian models and celebrities.

First, we have the Matte Eye Shadow Quad in Gilded Metallics (swatches below). The name of the quad is a tad misleading as only the lightest shade, no.1 is matte. All the other shades have a slight shimmer to it. The shadows are very buttery however are not as pigmented as the one stated above.

The single shadow in 
Midnight Sparkler should be applied wet or over a cream base. As you can see from the swatch below, when swatched dry on its own, it was a bit muted however when patted on top of the Glimmersticks Waterproof Eyeliner in Midnight Blue, you can see that it just brings life into the jewel toned royal blue. 

The two lip products he picked are Beyond Color Lipstick SPF 15 in Truffle (the burgundy one) and Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Perfectly Nude (which is a true nude with a slight peach shade). The Truffle shade is perfect for the summer (or any color in that range) as it contains the SPF to protect the lips  (something we often forget about). Perfectly Nude is actually a very smooth lipstick for a matte and is weightless on the lips and doesn't make you look ghastly. 

I truly appreciate that the Perfectly Matte Lipstick has such amazing packaging that you can see in the picture below, it has a clear top which allows you to see what color lipstick you're using. Nothing is worse that blindly picking up lipsticks and trying to determinate through the names, what colors they are (especially if you have a larger collection). 

Lastly, we have the Super Extend Nourishing Mascara - this one is eye popping shade called Navy Marine. The short bristles on this wand allow each lash to easily be coated. 


Until next time, XO - M.

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