I may have mentioned in previous posts that I used to be an Avon rep a few years ago. During that time I amassed quite a collection of their products and got to try out all the new things before the customers did. I really enjoyed it but then I moved house which meant I would have had to drop my old customers and start again. At the time I had a lot going on and didn't want the extra hassle, so I stopped. Anyway, that's a different story, but my point is that I've tried a lot of Avon products and this is the one I use the most and would be lost without!
|You can just see it blended in to the right half of my hand in this pic|
The colour is slightly lighter than my hand when blended in, as I have a tanned hand and a paler face, but you get an idea of what it's like.
I don't know about it lasting for 18 hours, but it definitely stays put during the day and I don't find I need to touch up my foundation (although sometimes I do set it with powder). It gives good medium to full coverage and as I tend to have quite blotchy, blemished skin, it gives me a more evened out skin tone. It doesn't irritate or dry my skin out and neither does it make it oily, but I have combination skin which I think this foundation really suits. If your skin were on the more oily side then I wouldn't recommend this.
The texture of the foundation is right in the middle of watery and thick, with enough body to not just slide off your face like some liquid foundations, but not heavy and it doesn't look cakey. Like many people, I have slight paranoia about walking around looking like I've put my make up on in the dark and been a bit heavy handed. This in mind, I tend to go for a less rather than more approach, but this foundation is easily buildable depending on the coverage you're after. I've also heard but not tested it, that this foundation has water repellent properties so is great for swimming/exercising/humidity.
I use this everyday in the shade 'Ivory'. It's my first choice for a cheaper end long wear foundation and I would recommend giving it a try.