Swatched: The Avon Belle In Bloom Collection
I've mentioned this a few times in the past, but if you're new here at Project Vanity, you should know that I grew up with Avon makeup. Even before Nichido, Careline, Ever Bilena, F21, and other drugstore brands came into my life, I had Avon. Both my mom and grandmother were Avon ladies so I always had Simply Pretty products along with Avon bras and panties as a teenager! This is why the brand will always have a soft spot in my heart.
Anyway, I received the Avon Belle In Bloom Collection a few months ago but only got to try it recently. Just as well because these products are on sale right now, with lipsticks for as low as P129, the powder at just P149, and the nail polish at P49. You can get all these at the official Avon Online Store - yup, they have one of those now! - which I found while looking for the print catalog. Shipping is free above P750 and they have COD. You're welcome!
Here are my quick swatches and color notes on this gorgeously packaged collection.
The Avon Ultra Color Lipstick (P129 on sale and P229 at regular price) is an old formulation, several iterations of which I've reviewed in the past years. I'd say it's a classic that will never go out of style - as long as women love pigmented, juicy lipsticks that don't dry out their lips, it will always have a place in any makeup kit!
Belle In Bloom offers up five colors:
- Hibiscus, a bright hot pink. I was not able to swatch this one unfortunately.
- Ripe Papaya, a pale warm pink.
- Hot Pink, a mid-toned berry. Not hot pink at all, which is weird. It's a lovely color that's perfect for everyday though!
- Berry Bright, a pinky berry.
- Lava Bright, a cheery carnation with warm undertones.
I love how Hot Pink and Lava Bright looks on me, so you might want to consider them! These shades are just in time for summer even though the collection is meant for spring.
The Belle In Bloom Eyeshadow Quad in Rose Awakening (P279 on sale and P399 at regular price) comes in a pretty compact, with pans just as pretty inside. I can't say I care much for the shade selection though, as the three pale shimmery colors are almost identical; they are not that pigmented, too. I like the bright pink matte and can think of a couple of ways to use it, but I won't get a palette just for one shade.
The Avon Ideal Oil Control Pressed Powder (P149 on sale and P229 at regular price) is another staple for a reason. It offers up a nice matte translucency which makes it ideal for retouching mid-day. It comes with an applicator and mirror, so you can keep shine at bay wherever you are. Plus points for the colorful watercolor flowers on the compact! I'd say my shade is more Neutral, but I imagine Natural could work for my NC35 skin too.
The Nailwear Pro+ Nail Enamel (P49 on sale and P149 at regular price) was quite a surprise. It's my first time to try nail polish from Avon so I didn't know they make great ones! I used Wandering Rose on my nails today and I love how easy it was to work with; it didn't streak or clump at all and dried within 25 minutes. At P49 I'd say these are a steal.
Did anything from the Avon Belle In Bloom Collection catch your eye? ^_^
Product photography by Samantha Gonzales