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Avon. Is it just me

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MoonlightMojitos Sat 10-Sep-16 22:54:14

That thinks it's crap?!

A colleague started doing it a few months ago so I've ordered a few times and everything has been completely rubbish. Yet alot of people seem to like it?! Worst culprits of my orders so far:

Bb cream which looked the right shade when I applied it but then turned me shiny and orange an hour later

The promised "matter than mac" lipstick which I had to apply 20 times, complete false economy might as well pay extra for Mac and only apply once all night

Mineral foundation in their lightest shade ivory which looks like a bronzer on me

Sillyoldwoman30 Sat 10-Sep-16 22:56:11

Nope I agree
Hate Avon ..reminds me of cheap makeup you bought when you were younger.
Miss sporty etc

Mumstudentbum Sat 10-Sep-16 22:57:02

Nope it's rubbish! Everything just melts off me, I have quite dry skin too. Don't get me started on the perfumes lol

wowfudge Sat 10-Sep-16 23:09:14

A couple of Avon things I have are good - the glimmerstick eyeliners and eyebrow pencil. They do a sensitive bath foam that's nice. I tended only to buy stuff when it was on offer though.

ladylambkin Sat 10-Sep-16 23:12:50

I like their mascaras, brow definer and BB cream which I wear as my everyday Base, it looks natural on me so maybe you had the wrong shade. Not keen on their shower gel, shampoo etc

SlinkyB Sat 10-Sep-16 23:13:08

I agree - bought a kabuki brush which is so rough it's like rubbing a wire brush on your cheeks. Also bought some bronzing pearls which are crap.

I got a 'free' lip gloss with that order, which looks and feels really cheap and has no staying power.

Won't be trying anything else.

MadisonAvenue Sat 10-Sep-16 23:16:13

I like the Glimmerstick eyeliners and some of the body sprays are lovely (they do a nice violet one) for the gym but I wouldn't buy any other make up as I like to see the color in real life and not on the printed page of a magazine.

Gingefringe Sat 10-Sep-16 23:25:52

Agree, never liked Avon but understand that they own Liz Earle which I love!

MissBattleaxe Sat 10-Sep-16 23:28:50

What is this Violet body spray you speak of?

StealthPolarBear Sat 10-Sep-16 23:32:09

What is bb cream ? Surely it can't stand for ball bearing?

Exploretheunexplored23 Sat 10-Sep-16 23:32:32

Agree, i bought the avon copy cat of the guerlain colour correcting balls and they were rubbish couldnt get any pigmentation from them and a sphere brush for curling hair which feels like it should be in the poundshop

Soupandasandwich Sat 10-Sep-16 23:34:44

I love Liz Earle and was really disappointed when the make up range was cut right back. The eye shadow was amazing. Felt like silk going on and had wonderful staying power - lasted from morning till night with no problem. Then, all of a sudden, discontinued. Lip gloss also great but now only available in a couple of shades. I assume because both products were far superior to anything Avon produces. I have now found another eyeshadow brand and am going back to the lip gloss brand I used before Liz Earle. Neither is Avon.

MadisonAvenue Sun 11-Sep-16 00:15:10


goddessoftheharvest Sun 11-Sep-16 08:16:06

Years ago, I got the most amazing face powder foundation combo from Avon. They stopped doing it and I'm eternally sad

Some of their lipsticks are really nice.

sooperdooper Sun 11-Sep-16 08:18:23

Their nail varnish drying spray is brilliant smile

RalphSteadmansEye Sun 11-Sep-16 08:18:41

goddess- I used to use that compact too and really missed it. But, generally, avoid buying "coloured" stuff out of a catalogue - foundations or lipstick.

The glimmersticks eyeliners are amazing, and many of the mascaras are better than more expensive brands.

SlinkyVagabond Sun 11-Sep-16 08:27:04

Of course Skin So Soft is a regular purchase for dh (outdoor hobby)
Mascaras and nail polish are ok, but the perfumes! They all smell the same (apart from the soft musk, which dsis wears, overwhelmingly sweet)
I didn't like the violet spray, didn't smell of violets (and I thought it was the room spray?) DD loves the bubble baths.

WaitrosePigeon Sun 11-Sep-16 08:27:58

I find it all a bit tacky.

Ratbagcatbag Sun 11-Sep-16 08:32:23

I used to do Avon, had loads of regulars, but for anyone that has bought stuff and they hate, you can return it for a full refund even if your used it. I had people do that when they had the wrong colours it weren't happy with a product.
I love their illuminating pearls but don't like the lipsticks.

Ratbagcatbag Sun 11-Sep-16 08:33:06

Argh. I promise I'm more articulate in real life than my last post alluded too!!

overwhelmed1 Sun 11-Sep-16 08:39:22

slinky, I find the sprays confusing, they look like room sprays in the catalogue but then the back of the bottle implies they're body spray?!

I like the glimmerstick eye liners and gel nail varnish, not wild about the lipsticks as they're rarely the colour they look in the catalogue confused

MumiTravels Sun 11-Sep-16 08:44:45

I find avon makeup highly allergenic. If I wear the mascara I'm ripping my eyeballs out an hour later. Same for collection 2000.

mydietstartsmonday Sun 11-Sep-16 08:54:58

Something's I like the 3 in 1 foundation is good, but I get through 1 a month. The Gel nail varnish and the basic body cream. I am also using the moisturiser. My friend has started doing it so I have bought a few items.
Other stuff just doesn't work for me. Lip pencils, eye pencils e.g.
So some items great but others it so

BettyOBarley Sun 11-Sep-16 09:02:39

No totally agree, way overpriced and the colours / shades are always totally different to the book when they come.

My closest friend has started doing it and I feel bad as I've never ordered a thing but just can't find a single item I want to buy. My mum loves it though!

abbsismyhero Sun 11-Sep-16 09:04:24

i love some products and hate others im a former rep too my best advice was buy a sample first!

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