Avon SHADE Light Foundation Reviews

Avon SHADE Light Foundation

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Fresh and Light? I don't agree

Jan 6, 2010 (Updated Jan 6, 2010)
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Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:The brush is a good idea

Cons:streaks, messy, wasteful

The Bottom Line: Don't buy this it makes you look streaky!


I was given this tube of foundation by my little sister, who has just returned from a jaunt in San Francisco (lucky girl!). Whilke she was out there, she bought this from some dodgy drugstore for $5, as she is an Avon Rep in the UK but hadn't seen this before. Personally I would have had alarm bells ringing at the discount and place of purchase (I didn;t think Avon was sold in stores) - but she's a serial make-up addict, so it didn't bother her. And seeing as how she and I frequently give each other make up when we buy the wrong shade or something, I didn't automatically assume that it was some rubbish she was seeking to ruin my beautiful sisterly complexion with!

The packaging is smart enough - seethough so you can see the colour of the make-up inside, with a black lid, and not too much lettering on it. It kind of looks like a big fat paint tube, and in fact if you unscrew the lid, there is a brush applicator fitted over the tube, so when you squeeze it, it dispenses through the brush onto your face, supposedly easing application. This is a brilliant idea, and not one I've seen before anywhere else. But in practice, it doesn't work - it's very messy, and it is difficult to control how much is coming out meaning a great deal of wasted product. I don't know if it is the design of the brush or the consistency of the foundation, but after an initial try, I found it completely unusable, and ended up using my fingers instead.

Even then, I found the liquid, which is water-based and very runny, seemed to gather in streaks and patches all over my face, and no amount of blending, brushing or sponging would even it out. I tried using it without moisturiser underneath, and with make-up primer, but it continued to streak whatever I did. The claim by Avon is that this is a light, non-clogging foundation for a fresh complexion, whereas I ended up a sad-eyed freaky clown! Horrible stuff!

Rather than pass it on so it can offend a fourth international user, I have decided to throw this away. Its a shame, as I have never tried anything by Avon before, despite my sister's haranguing, and now I am unlikely to again. To their credit, Avon seem to have discontiunued the product in the states, as it's available on their website there for $6.99, a clearance price. You can still pick it up online in the UK, but not from Avon. Its on Ebay for about £5 if you're barking mad and wish to buy some.

All in all, a terrible product. But they still get one star for the idea of the brush applicator, even if the execution is poor. Hopefully some-one else will copy it, and do it much better!


Recommend this product? No


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