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Whether in Life you need to put your game face on, your sad face on, your happy face on, your mean face on, your dream face on, or your best foot forward...Personality is an art form. Makeup is an art form. And so the two meet.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Best Mark and Avon Products

Hi, again.. This post was requested by Jenny, and I think it is a good follow up post to my previous. First I want to make clear, Yes I am a Mark Representative. Yes, I am an Avon representative..But I am also a full time college student, and I have another job on top of selling beauty selling these items are a HOBBY for me. Therefore, I am completely honest when I am reviewing their products, and I do not lie. I do not give products credit they do not deserve.Also, this is my personal opinion! I also want to let you know that No, I don't own every single Mark and Avon product. I use tons of different makeup brands so I will actually have something to compare them to, Anyways here are my absolute favorites..since stepping into the Avon game!! xoxo Jenna.
Avon is a great company to become hooked on because all products are always on sale!!P.S yes, that is Lauren Conrad!
1. Meet Mark Shine Fighter Oil-Control Mask:($8.00) I know this isn't a makeup item, But I had to put it anyways. It is your typical green mask with a clay consistency, but their is one aspect to this product that makes it so special. When it is ready to be washed off, it dries almost white. The thing I love about this mask is how ridiculously easy it is to take off. It has a softer consistency rinsing with warm water, but it still tightens your pores. I usually use the Mint Julep Masque by Queen Helene...but sometimes it is just annoying to take off if I am not going into the shower. Also, it removes oil without feeling dry..and it's almost like it has hydrating properties. 4 out of 5*
2. Avon Beyond Color Plumping Lip Color SPF 15 in Peach Daiquiri ($8.00 but always on sale!)I purchased mine for 3.99. To be honest, this is the only shade I have tried because the most lipsticks I have are in the peach and nude families. I haven't tried any shades with rich pigment such as hot pinks or reds..The problem I have with inexpensive lipsticks is that really pigmented shades tend to bleed. You might want to look into this...But I absolutely love the look of full lips, this shade compliments my skin tone(NC40-42), and it really does plump your lips without the annoying stinging. The packaging isn't bad either..silvery chrome tube...way better than the packaging on Loreal's lipsticks, which I hate!! I would recommend this lipstick its great for the price!!! 4 out of 5 *
3. Mark Bronze Pro Bronzing Powder in Pro Golden ($10.00) Okay, so this is my new favorite bronzer that I use. First off, it comes in three shades which I appreciate because not everyone can use the same shade of bronzer. This is a matte bronzer with no shimmer...which I appreciate for many purposes. I mainly use this bronzer as a contour, to add more dimension to my face. When I'm looking for more shimmer I use my Cargo Beach...or Victoria's Secret Shimmer Powder in Truth or Dare. This bronzer doesn't have that ugly orange tint to it, and it actually looks somewhat natural. I use it on my cheekbones and down my nose to make it appear more narrow. Awesome buy. The pink and black packaging is soooo cute! 4 out of 5*
4.Avon Satin Gel Eyeliner in Black Pearl ($8.00) always on sale, I received mine for $4.99, I prefer the look and application of creme liner, though looking for a great creme liner can sometimes be a project. I have found with creme liners you get what you pay for! and the trick is to find one with enough pigmentation and it doesn't crack or streak, I replaced my MAC fluid Line..with Loreal HIP creme Liner which is ($13.00)..though I happend to get lucky and get it for 5. This Avon will be replacing my HIP liner..because it works just the same and is way cheaper! 4 out of 5*
5. Avon Smooth Minerals Blush in Golden Glow and Rose Radiance ($5.99) I really really, love these blushes! Golden Glow is a neutral Peach while rose radiance is a doll like muted rose... I couldn't ask for a better blush for $5.99. They go on smooth, and natural..yet they are buildable. I can go for a natural or dramatic look. These are awesome because they remind me of my BareMinerals Collection Pots, which I found super convenient because they fit in my pencil case with ease! Also, this blush didn't make my face itch like some mineral powders! 5 out of 5 *
6. Avon Smooth Minerals Concealer in Medium Deep ($4.99) Okay so, when I had my Bare Minerals Kit I tried using the foundation itself with the concealer brush..and I figured it would work just the same. did not understand how a powder could be a concealer..but the light reflecting pigments in Bare Minerals, in a concentrated amount..actually emphasized the pimple instead of concealing. I was going to try the BareMinerals Concealer in the Matte Formula..but it was too expensive for me when I figured it wouldn't even work. So, I bought the Avon 5 dollar one..and I am so glad I did! When I have a big blemish..this covers far better than my Coastal Scents Creme Concealer Palette..sometimes I have to use both..and it doesn't aggravate my skin! 5 out of 5 *


  1. I have Avon Bronzing pearls and I love their color!!But havent try the blush!!!Thanks I'm going to give it a shot!!!

  2. thanks jenna :) !! i'm going to check them out now :)

  3. hey cute blog
    im new to blogging
    check out mine and tell me what you think
    xxx i need all the help i can get !!!

  4. So I have never tried Mark or Avon stuff, but your list sounds so inviting! I need another bronzer like I need a hole in my head, but that Mark one sounds great! Thanks also for the comment on my blog, I agree with you that Lancome does fall into that "walk by the counter everytime I am in a department store" category. I don't know why I am not drawn to it, although I do think its the mom and grandma thing. I just steal it from all the other women in my life!

    Love your blog, looking forward to reading more. You are just gorgeous! : ) xoxo