Monday, 13 August 2012

Avon Extra Lasting Liquid Foundation

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!


The foundation comes in a glass bottle containing 30ml and is dispensed by a pump. It has SPF12 and is available in five shades with a RRP of £12.50. Avon describes it as 'Long lasting foundation that gives a flawless finish that lasts for up to 18 hours'.



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.

Lauren x

12 comments:

  1. looks nice!

    http://laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. it looks lovely! but i always hate buying foundations from avon because i'm so convinced i'll get the wrong shade

    chlo @chlowitty blogs

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    1. They do sample sizes of some foundations now. Lots of people don't realise that you can order more than one colour and then send them back if not right for you. Depends how good your rep is!

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  3. I used to purchase Avon products from a friend in high school! :D Great products with great prices~ btw thanks so much for giving my blog a visit, I'm following you back, hon!

    xoxo

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    1. Thank you and you're welcome! Your blog is fab... so much nail inspirataion :)

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  4. That looks like a great foundation... Does it clog your pores at all? Anyway, great blog. I started a blog less than a month ago, check it out? Thanks!!!
    Mainlymeghan.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! On my way ove to yours now :)
      Not at all, I'm using Porefessional underneath atm as I got it free with Glamour mag, but before that I just wore it on top of my moisturiser and it was fine.

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  5. This looks lovely! I always find it hard to find the right colour though :)

    www.arabellag.com

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    1. I know what you mean, the brochures and website don't represent them very well. They've started doing sample sizes now tho' which is a help.

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  6. This looks really good. It reminds me of the Benefit Hello Flawless foundation which I will hopefully be buying soon. Great review! xo

    http://domandellie.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I'll keep an eye out for a review if you do one. Would be interesting to compare the two!

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