Avon Ideal Flawless 10 in 1 BB cream

As BB cream are getting more popular, lots of brands are realising their versions, from  drugstore to HE. One of them is Avon.

What Avon says:
Light formulation cream, infused with vitamine E and minerals. Evens out skin tone, hydrates and reduces redness. Covers imperfections and smooths out skin. Skin looks improved even after removal of the cream.

Unlike most brands, Avon BB cream is available in larger shade range. It has  SPF 15, and package contains 30 ml/1 fl. oz.

My impressions:
Cream is thicker, like liquid foundation. It's hydrating without been greasy. Goes on smooth and absorbs quickly, leaving soft and silky skin. Coverage is light to medium (thicker layer). It won't hide imperfections completely, but it will even out the skin tone, and reduce redness. Doesn't set in fine lines, but it can make pores more visible, due to shimmer.

Cream contains fine gold shimmer that gives skin radiant glow, so it's suitable for dry to normal skin.
If you have combination to oily skin, you can stil use it, it's stable on the skin, barelly transfers or fade troughout the day, and skin stayes oil free for hours, and shine can be removed with loose/pressed powder.
It can also be used as a natural highlighter.

I suggest, you use this cream only in daytime, since shimmer is really visible in artificial light (more visible in RL, pics don't pick it up as much).

Once removed with makeup remover, skin remains soft, silky and lightly glowing. If you look really close you can still see some shimmer on the skin, so I recomend thourough washing.

Cream has slightly unpleasant  scent, which fades quickly once applied to skin.

All in all, I like the cream, but I wish they didn't add shimmer, so it would work for all skin types.

If you decide to buy Avon BB cream, get testers firts, shades don't corelate with other Avon foundations.

aqua, cyclopentasiloxane, phenyl trimethicone, titanium dioxside,glycerin, butylene glicol, PEG-10 dimethicone, dimethicone, sodium chloride, trifluoromethyl C1-4 alkyl dimethicone, nylon-12, octyldodecyl neopenthanoate, polysilicone -11, quartenium -90, bentonite, alluminum hidroxide, caprylyl glicol, stearic acid, octyldodecyl strearoyl stearate, phenoxyethanol, HDI/trimethylol hexyllactone crosspolymer, tetrasodium EDTA, propylene carbonate, methyl undecylenate, ethyl undecylenate, alumina, hexylene glycol, calcium PCA, zinc PCA, polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, hexyl laurate,cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 dimethicone, polyglyceryl -4 isostearate, saccharomyces/copper ferment, saccharomyces/magnesium ferment, saccharomyces/malachite ferment, saccharomyces/tourmaline ferment, saccharomyces/zinc ferment, boron nitrate, cetearyl dimethicone crosspolymer, silica, cocos nucifera (coconut) fruit juice, tocopheryl acetate, caprylyl methicone, methicone, PEG/PPG-20/23 dimethicone, triethoxycaprylylsilane, (+/-CI 77891, mica, CI77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77163), <GL 1174>

Here are the swathces.

Top: Garnier Miracle skin perfector, matte effect, Light; bottom: Avon Ideal Flawless BB cream, Natural beige

L: Avon IF BB cream, N. Beige, R: Garnier MSP light

L: Avon IF BB cream, N. Beige, R: Garnier MSP light

 Avon IF BB cream, N. Beige

Avon IF BB cream, N. Beige
Avon IF BB cream, N. Beige; indor, artificial light

Avon IF BB cream, N. Beige; indor, artificial light
Avon IF BB cream, N. Beige; indor, artificial light


Best tip ever

I love Wayne, he's one of my favorite YTers, he's always honest in his reviews and has great tips and tutorials. If you don't know who he is, check him out, you won't regret it :D

I just saw his latest video and had to share it with you all right away, cause this is something everyone should know :D

Enjoy :D

2012. Favorites

Some of the past year favorites :)

Laura Geller Baked Matte Highlighter, from Fresh Brewed Beauty set.
Got it few months ago because it's described as matte highlight. It looks matte, but it's not. It gives face the most natural soft glow, almost undetectable. It doesn't contain any shimmer, as you can see on pic below.
It's available in one shade French Vanilla, yellowy beige shade.
Soon as the sun comes out, I'll do some proper swathes :D.

Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm, only lip balm I use. One pot will last you whole year. Detailed review.
Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB cream, for combination to oily skin. I bought it 4 months ago, I use it daily and maybe half of it is gone. It has light to medium coverage. It will even out the skin tone, and cover redness but not imperfections. It gives demi matte finish. It doesn't dry out skin.
Since I got it, I stoped using foundations.
Bourjois Volume & Fast mascara, excellent mascara that gives lenght and volume to my medium lenght straight lashes with one coat. Lashes are evenly coated and seperated. There is no clumpling, even with few coats. My lashes are flexible and stay curled all day, unlike most other mascaras that keep them curled for few minutes and then they just go down.
It's easy to use, even in a hurry. It doesn't dry out to fast, it will last you few months. But once it starts to dry there will be slight fall out at the end of the day. I'm on my 3rd one.
Vichy Deo roll-on, mentioned in montly favorites. I still use it daily, and still love it :)
Manhattan Soft Compact Powders, read full review in montly favorites.
Deborah 24 ore eyebrow pencil, also mentioned in montly favorites post :)

Bioderma Sensibio Micelar solution. Been using this one a lot. I occasionally try some new one, but I always have few of theese in reserve. I already did full review.
Batiste dry shampoo, another long time favorite. Been using it for years now. I has very fine particles of powder, so once you brush it out, hair stays mattified and it's not white, which is important if you have dark hair :D
It also gives hair nice volume and lift. Only thing I don't like about it is the floral scent.
Package contains 6.73 fl.oz. and it lasts few months.


Last but not least, brushes. I love brushes so much I could go on and on about them :D
Here are my favorite brushes that I use all the time, and sadly neglect rest of the collection.

Elf Studio Powder brush, bought it 2 years ago. I use it only for loose/presed powders, but since it's synthetic it can be used for cream products as well.
It's medium dense, flat top brush, with very soft bristles. It doesn't shed or leek dye. Blends like a dream :)
With time the hadle got detached, but I simply glued it back with hot glue.
It can be bought in stores in US or online. It also available on  ELF UK for peple in UK and Europe.
Real Techniques Expert Face brush, best multitask brush ever.  I have alredy writen praises  so no point repeating them :D
Available in US at Ulta or online, for pepole outside US or Canada, it can be bought on iherb.com, or HQhair.com, Love Makeup. co.uk and other UK online stores.
Sigma E25 Blending brush. Only natural hair brush (I own few, but rarely use them) that I use all the time. I simply prefer synthetic brushes, since they don't scratch and they're multifunctional.
Brush is flat but fluffy and rounded on top. Bristles are soft, but not too soft.
It's not too big, so it's great for precision blending and defining crease. It blends like a dream.
Available at Sigma.
Real Techniques shading brush, small dense flat shadow packing brush. Excellent for precision apllication of eyeshadows, and for small eyes. It's also great for blending liners and applying ES on botom lashes. Works great for all tipes of shadows.
Like all other RT brushes, it picks lot of product and transfers it all, there is minimum or no fall out.
Available in US at Ulta or online, for pepole outside US or Canada, it can be bought on iherb.com, or HQhair.com, Love Makeup. co.uk and other UK online stores.
What were your favorites last year :)


New in

First, Happy New year everybody :D

I did lots of buying over the holidays, so I thought it about time to show you what I got :D

Coastal Scents hot pots
Most eyeshadows are matte. Southern Belle is lot more golden yellow, and brighter, and Miami Spice isn't that dark, and has tiny blue glitter.
I'll swatch them soon in hopes it will show how they trully look.

Southern Belle, Chamois Nude, Pale Nude, Peach puff, Puce, Mauve, Cameo (not available any more), Miami Spice
Oatmeal Tan, Coconut husk, Light Taupe, Burnt Umber, Persian Pink
Sand Dune, Camel Taupe, Cherry Moss, Maroon Berry
Olivewood, Deep Sage, Thunderous, Elven Midnight, Chocholate Berry

Various Brushes:

Sedona Lace Midnight Lace 7 dijelni set
I have been using Small Tapered brush for a month now and I love it. It works great for precision aplication and blending concealer.
224 Small Tapered, 872 Small Flat top, 312 Small Round, 618 Small Angled Flat, 733 Small Angle, 847 Small Round Flat, 217 Small Round Dome

E25, E20

E25, E20

Coastal Scents, ELF, Bdellium Tools
CS Bionic Flat Top Buffer, Elf Studio Angled Contour i Flawless Concealer brush, Bdellium Green Bamboo Series780 Pencil Brush, Bdellium Studio Line, 716, Smokey eyeliner brush, CS Domed Large Kabuki, CS Domed mini Kabuki

Lush New and Seanik. Donna Piu Linea Proffesionale shampoos for hairdressers. It's Italian brand I never heard before. I got one for prevention of hair loss, and one for oily hair.

Lush New and Seanik, Donna Piu shampoos 

Yesterday at local drugstore. I used up some discounts :D
Himalaya Neem Foaming Wash, Garnier Pure Active energizing scrub, Manhattan Soft Mat Loose i Soft Compact Powders, Bourjois set (Volume and Fast mascara and 3D effect lipgloss, shade 29), Max Factor Eye Brightening Mascara

What have you bought lately?