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Word On Avon Mattitude Liquid Lipstick and Swatches

Word on Avon Mattitude Liquid Lipstick

Word on Avon Mattitude Liquid Lipstick

What’s your Mattitude?  Relentless, what’s yours?  Don’t know?  Well, I have a quiz for that!  Not only did Avon FINALLY released new matte liquid lipsticks with catchy verb names, they also have a fun quiz you can take to determine what shade fits you and your attitude!  The soft release of these new Mattitude Liquid Lipsticks has been active over at the eBoutique but the grand official release happens tomorrow (Tuesday 8/20).  They’ll be launching at an intro price of only $8.99 (reg $12) so let’s take a look and see if they’re worth it…

What's Your Mattitude!?

What’s Your Mattitude!?

Word on Avon Mattitude Liquid Lipsticks:  Zero gravity. Infinite color. Meet Mattitude, our soft matte liquid lip that comfortably coats your pout with a weightless wash of high-impact, super-saturated color. Instantly command attention when rocking any of the 8 long-lasting shades that leave a velvety soft finish and a powerful impression. .14 fl. oz.

Mattitude Shades

Mattitude Shades

BENEFITS:  Featherlight, non-drying formula that lasts for hours • Micronized pigments release rich, vivid color on impact • Poppy seed oil and vitamin E nourish and smooth lips  • Paraben-, sulfate- and phthalate-free

Avon Mattitude Applicator

Avon Mattitude Applicator

TO USE:  Smooth over lips with the doe foot. Show off your Mattitude with or without lip liner.

Word on These Mattitude Liquid Lipsticks:  LOVE 'EM!

Word on These Mattitude Liquid Lipsticks: LOVE ‘EM!

Word of Alicia:  Liquid lipsticks have been on the scene for a minute, proving they’re not just a trending item but one here to stay.  People love them for the long wear and color payoff but hate them for making them look like they have perma-chapped lips.  Which is why they were really popular among the young crowd, a crowd without aging, wrinkled, dry and/or cracked lips.  I’ve pretty much not been a fan of liquid lipsticks for that exact reason, my lips are always dry and liquid lipsticks made them look thin and gross, so with this launch I was weary.  I got my hands on 3 shades, a neutral, a bold and a classic red, pretty much one to represent each of the major lip options.  All 3 applied really smoothly both thanks to the formula and the doe foot applicator that has a little well to help get just the right amount of product.  All 3 wore really well and were very comfortable and did not dry out my lips even more nor did they make them look miserable.  I was so pleased with the formula and application that I will be picking up the rest of the shades.

Avon Mattitude in Resolute

Avon Mattitude in Resolute

I am Resolute.

I am Resolute.

Word on Resolute:  This one dried a little dark on me but still definitely a neutral.  I really liked this one paired with the Rosegold Glimmershadow Liquid Eyeshadow for an everyday look (see what I mean here).

Avon Mattitude in Resolute

Avon Mattitude in Relentless

I am Relentless.

I am Relentless.

Word on Relentless:  If you get one shade probably should be this one.  Think about the occasions you tend to go for a big bad lip, holidays, special occasions, date nights.  All of those a classic red lip is a classic choice for.

Avon Mattitude in Driven

Avon Mattitude in Driven

I am Driven.

I am Driven.

Word on Driven:  My favorite shade of the collection!  Purples wear really well on me and for a bold lip they go with a lot of eye looks and outfit looks.  I’ll be wearing this on my birthday I’m sure of it!

Mattitude has some attitude!

Mattitude has some attitude!

So the final word is these are worth it.  Take the fun What’s Your Mattitude quiz and see what shade they match you up with and comment/share what you got and maybe you’ll get a prize as part of birthday week treats!  You can also enter to win ALL THE SHADES here on the eBoutique!  And remember all August long use promo code SUMMER50 for a free gift with a $50 order!

5 Makeup Looks You Should (and can) Master

5 Makeup Looks To Master

5 Makeup Looks To Master

Makeup Monday is going to cary on all week because I’ll be sharing 5 makeup looks you should master for your life. I realize not everyone is as much of a product junkie as me, but what I also realized is basically I just do 5 main looks and tweak them, and they’re pretty much the looks everyone should have in their makeup arsenal.  So!  I’ll be sharing posts on each of the 5 looks, how you can master them and how you can tweak them.

You CAN do it!

You CAN do it!

With each look you’ll want to master them according to your skin type and lifestyle.  Its kinda like how workout videos have the main person to follow along with and then one person doing the modified version for not as skilled and then one doing modified for those more advanced.  You can do the same thing with makeup, be extra or be minimal.  Here are the 5 looks I feel are the ones everyone should and can master:

  1.  Everyday Slay – your go to everyday makeup routine that works for work, play, weekend and more.  Just complimentary go with everything shades that work for you.
  2. The Quickie – a super quick version of your everyday that can be done super quick when running late.  These are your dessert island products you can put on in a snap.
  3. Going Out – this is your party look for a night out or a special event that you know will look good for pictures but also makes you feel a little special.
  4. Big and Bold – going big or go home, with a bold pop of color, be it a bold lip or a bold eye or both!
  5. Seasonal Switch – you need to adapt your makeup for the season not just in colors but also in formula, I’ll be featuring my summer edition.
My top 5 products

My top 5 products

Here are my top 5 products representing each of these 5 looks:

Everyday Slay:  Avon Magix Tint Brightening Tinted Moisturizer

The Quickie:  Avon True Color Liquid Precise Pen

Going Out:  Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in Kitten Karma

Big and Bold:  Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Coral Fever

Seasonal Switch:  Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Everything I Want A Box

Everything I Ever Wanted A Box

BONUS:  Avon A Box – here’s a shameless plug for the Everything I Ever Wanted A Box.  Right now it features one of my fav mascaras along with one of my fav nail polish formulas in addition to a good eyeliner and a nice neutral lipstick.  This A Box is perfect for your everyday slay with products that will translate over to every 5 of these looks to master… and for only $10 with a $40 purchase!

It's Makeup Monday All Week!

It’s Makeup Monday All Week!

Be sure to check back all week for my detailed post on the 5 looks along with some tweaks, swatches and reviews!

Word on Avon Glimmershadow Liquid Eyeshadow

Word On Avon Glimmershadow Liquid Eyeshadow

Word On Avon Glimmershadow Liquid Eyeshadow

Word On Glimmershadows: Glimmer out loud with stay-all-day, high-impact sparkle eyeshadows. Brilliantly long-wearing shades combine the perfect mix of pearl and glitter for the look of incredibly lustrous eyes. No-smudge, no-crease shimmer glides on effortlessly and dries down smoothly for a sheer to dramatic gaze. Choose Glitter for a high-sparkle finish or Shimmer for a high-sheen finish. 0.7 fl. oz.

BENEFITS
• Buildable coverage can be layered for intense impact or blended out for a delicate effect
• Water resistant
• No crease
• No smudge
• No transfer
• Stay-all-day wear
• Minimal fallout
• Paraben-, Sulfate-, Phthalate-free

TO USE
Apply directly on clean skin and blend with applicator or fingertips. Allow to dry.
1. For subtle shimmer, dot eyeshadow along the eyelid and pat gently to blend.
2. For more impact, dab on additional layers.

Available in 8 shades!

Available in 8 shades!

Word of Alicia:  If you loved the mark. liquid shadows of yesteryear (mark. all time eye, see here) then you’ll love these!  Like me, I loved those mark ones especially in the summer for an eye that’s not overdone.  The formula is better, no creasing and stays all day, double the size and they’re glittery!  These aren’t quite on the same level as the Stila ones but those are $22 a pop and these are $5.99, so you do the math.  I picked up 4 shades, Rose Gold, Fool’s Gold, Jade and Peach Sapphire, all 4 I’m loving.  So much that I ordered two more shades!

Avon Glimmershadow in Rosegold Swatch

Avon Glimmershadow in Rosegold Swatch

Check Out That Shimmer and Glitter in Rose Gold

Check Out That Shimmer and Glitter in Rose Gold

How I’m Wearing the Glimmershadows:  After playing around with these new releases, I found my favorite way to apply them.  Because these are such a strong formula, I don’t need an eye primer, I start with using the doe foot applicator straight on the lid, all over, staying below the crease and running under my lower lash line as well.  I let those set, and curl my lashes with an eyelash curler.  Then, using a fluffy eyeshadow brush, I run a taupe shade in my crease and outer v (as you would a transition shade).  I then use a white eyeshadow on my inner corner and brow bone to brighten the eye.  Finish it of with my go-to cat eye liner, and a coat of black mascara.  I’ve literally done this with each of the 4 shades and it slay’s all day!  They look put together, and make my eyes pop!

How I'm Wearing The Glimmershadows

How I’m Wearing The Glimmershadows

I’m wearing the Rose Gold shade in this post and the Peach Sapphire shade in this post.  You can shop the Avon Glimmershadow Liquid Eyeshadow for $5.99 online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

Meghan Markle Sparkle is Mint To Be

Meghan Markle Sparkle is Mint To Be

Meghan Markle Sparkle is Mint To Be

My wedding set is currently at the jewelers being repaired so I was in the need of a fill in, and what’s better than a design fit for a Duchess!  Random Snapple fact, Duchess is my favorite royalty title, shout out to Krista in 10th grade for winning that title at Snow Ball 😉  Anyways… This Sterling Silver CZ Triplet Ring was inspired by that Meghan Markle Sparkle so for this week, its my place holder.

Meghan Markle Engagement Ring Dupe

Meghan Markle Engagement Ring Dupe

Meghan Markle's Engagement Ring

Meghan Markle’s Engagement Ring

Obiv my sterling silver version is a little different as hers is a gold band, and CZ’s instead of her  beautiful, and I’m sure flawless, diamonds, but at $34.99 I ain’t mad at it.  It gives a lot of sparkle, a lot of Meghan Markle Sparkle!  This weeks mani also #nailedit with the Avon Gel Finish Nail Polish in Mint To Be.

Avon Gel Finish Nail Polish in Mint To Be

Avon Gel Finish Nail Polish in Mint To Be

I’m REALLY loving this pastel polish shade.  I def feel it pulls more robin’s egg blue than mint but its a great spring shade and pairs really well with all the blues I’ve been wearing lately.  I’ve also been a little obsessed with all things engagement/wedding, like getting an album done from mine, and getting those dumb disposable cameras finally taken care of, and then one of my fav you tubers shared her engagement which made me have all the feels, and a friend is engaged, and I’ve been binging Married At First Sight… I guess its just that spring fever!

Avon Gel Finish Polish in Mint To Be and Topcoat

Avon Gel Finish Polish in Mint To Be and Topcoat

You can shop my favorite polish, these Gel Finish polishes online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to get your own Meghan Markle Sparkle to go along with it!  You know I’ve been loving these fine jewelry releases from Avon this past year and this one takes the cake, the wedding cake!  Plus, it would be cute to wear these two (ring & polish) if you’re doing the circuit of showers, weddings, events and parties or even Easter!

Lip Of The Week: Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Roasted Chestnut

Lip of The Week:  Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Roasted Chestnut

Lip of The Week: Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Roasted Chestnut

Hello March! Hello daylight, florals, warming temps and fresh spring air! Its like a switch went off and I have all the spring feels come March 1st. I busted out all my florals, even if I am wearing them with boots and tights. Either way, today’s lip of the week is a pretty neutral that looks great with all the florals, Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Toasted Chestnut.

Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Roasted Chestnut

Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Roasted Chestnut

Word On Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick Line:  New Shades Available!  Give your lips some TLC with high-impact color, moisturizing texture and a creamy feel. .106 oz. net wt.

BENEFITS
• 100% improvement in lip health and dryness in just 2 weeks!
• Infused with marine collagen and jojoba oil to nourish, plump and soften lips and fine lines
• Keeps lips feeling nourished and conditioned even after you take it off
• Full, even and lasting coverage
• Satin finish

AVON TRUE COLOR means the color you buy is the color you apply. Now all your favorite lipsticks, glosses, eye shadows and nail enamel have Avon’s acclaimed TRUE COLOR technology, designed to give you the natural flawless look you want… nothing less. Rich pigments are blended into our high-quality formulas for guaranteed color that stays true all day.  FUSS-FREE, FAIL-FREE MAKEUP THAT LOOKS AND PERFORMS THE WAY YOU EXPECT IT TO. THAT’S THE AVON TRUE COLOR PROMISE.

Roasted Chestnut Swatch

Roasted Chestnut Swatch

Word on Roasted Chestnut:  This is one of the newly released shades in the line that I picked up during the sale last campaign.  I was expecting this to be a darker brown shade but its actually a very wearable deeper nude.  It’s more flattering than a “foundation” nude color and goes with pretty much any color you’re wearing and will work year round.  Works especially well with spring florals.  😉

Wearing florals and a neutral lip!

Wearing florals and a neutral lip!

Shop Online: http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

PS:  Can you tell its a Monday 😉

Week O’Nautical: Sea of Shimmer

Hello short week!  Hello Week O’Nautical!  Even though I’m in the office today, I’m dreaming of being kissed by the sun while staring at shimmering sea.  Since that is not my reality, I’m sporting some killer beauty items that make me look like I am!  I really was inspired by this page in the Avon brochure, then I realized these are all the products I’ve been loving lately!  So here’s my current top 5 products for a sun kissed shimmering look!

Sea of Shimmer

Sea of Shimmer

 

  1.  Skin So Soft Radiant Glow Illuminating Dry Oil Mist – currently on backorder (available in 2 weeks) but this shimmer oil is my #1 top favorite.  I’m a huge body oil fan, but this works for those who aren’t.  Just spray on arms/legs/whereever you want a little glow!

    Radiant Glow Oil and Polish

    Radiant Glow Oil and Polish

  2. Radiant Glow Skin Lumosity Polish – summer is all about bare skin so to keep it glowing need to get off the rough edges and this scrub does the trick and then some.  It’s creamy so extra moisturizing and smells amazing!

    Moisturizing and Exfoliating

    Moisturizing and Exfoliating

  3. Avon True Color Sandy Beach Bronzing Palette – with two bronze shades and a pink shade this is my go-to for easy makeup.  I use the darker shade where you’d contour at, the pink shade as a blush and the lighter bronze shade to blend the two together.  I also swirl them all together and with a light hand bronze up my face for a quick look.

    Sandy Beach Bronzing Pallet in Full Sun

    Sandy Beach Bronzing Pallet in Full Sun

  4. Avon True Color Dazzle Drops – if that wasn’t enough shimmer, I’ve been adding these dazzle drops for even more!  I apply them with my finger for a highlight on the cheek bone and cupids bow.  I also mix in with body lotion and apply all over my arms and chest for that shimmering like the sea shimmer.
    Dazzle Drops features a dropper for multi-use

    Dazzle Drops features a dropper for multi-use

    Dazzle Drops Swatch

    Dazzle Drops Swatch

  5. Avon True Color Sunset Beach Face & Eye Palette – For a fun summer change this blush and eye pallet has been my go-to.  Its all in one so makes getting ready super easy.  Use the bronze shade all over the lid with a quick line of blue eye liner (like the ones above) for a sunkissed day look.  For a night out look, I like the green as a crease color, the peach as a transition shade and the blue on the center of the eye for a pop.  Looks great with the Sandy Beach Bronzing Palette too!  And it has cute pineapples printed on it!

    1 Summer Pallet for tons of looks!

    1 Summer Pallet for tons of looks!

I may not have that fresh from the sea glow naturally but with the help of these goodies I can fake it until I make it!  Plus, shimmer goes with everything!  These products are my top pick from a bunch of new items this year that are part of Avon’s #brilliantlyavon products.  Search that hashtag on social media for some more IRL’s (in real life pics).

Brilliantly Avon

Brilliantly Avon

You can shop them now at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger use promo code SHIPFREE for free shipping on a $25 order (ends 7/1/18).  Perfect time to pick up those lower cost beauty items.

Or win them for FREE as part of the current sweeps over at the eBoutique!

Win It!  ($164 value!)

Win It! ($164 value!)

 

Lip Of The Week: Avon True Color Glazewear Lip Gloss in Darling Pink

Lip Of The Week: Avon True Color Glazewear Lip Gloss in Darling Pink

Lip Of The Week: Avon True Color Glazewear Lip Gloss in Darling Pink

You know what I’ve been loving lately?  Lip Gloss!  “Taking it back to the old school, cuz I’m an old fool who’s so cool…”  (10 points if you can name that song)  …Anyways, Avon Glazewear has me loving lip gloss again.  I am just LOVING this formula.  It’s super comfortable to wear, not too sticky, moisturizing and great color pay off!  I’m wearing Avon True Color Glazewear in Darling Pink, which is just a perfect everyday lip color.  Especially perfect for spring.

Avon True Color Glazewear in Darling Pink (Shade)

Avon True Color Glazewear in Darling Pink (Shade)

Swatch (shade)

Swatch (shade)

Avon True Color Glazewear in Darling Pink (setting sun)

Avon True Color Glazewear in Darling Pink (setting sun)

Swatch (setting sun)

Swatch (setting sun)

Darling Pink is actually a cream shade, so its pretty opaque for a gloss.  In the sun shots you can see it has just a *touch* of shimmer that looks really stunning on.  I never would of bought this on my own, for no reason other than that I’m just “into lipsticks now.”  This Glazewear came as part of a set, the Spring Pink Delights Collection 7-Piece Set actually.  After getting a Glazewear in my Savana Beauty Set (see here) and this one I’m officially on the gloss train.  That’s why I love sets, you get to try something you normally wouldn’t of picked out and sometimes its a grand slam, like this time.  The whole set is actually a grand slam!

Spring Pink Delights Collection 7-Piece Set

Spring Pink Delights Collection 7-Piece Set

Valued at $93 this Spring Pink Delights Collection set is ONLY $34.99!  I got it because I wanted the makeup bag, being a little larger I knew it would be great for traveling to fit larger items like foundation, full size hair products, etc.  Additionally, I needed more Skin So Soft oil and the Soft and Sensual scent is my favorite.  So for the cost of the SSS oil and the bag, I got a full size perfume, polish, lipgloss, shower gel and lotion!  Lucky for me I was trying out three new products (perfume, polish and gloss) and all of which I’m now using on the daily and loving!  Haiku Kyoto Flower is another one I’m kicking myself for not getting before now!

Take Me Traveling: Bag went to Tahoe with me!

Take Me Traveling: Bag went to Tahoe with me!

Spring Pink Delights Collection 7-Piece Set Includes:

Spring Pink Delights Collection 7-Piece Set

Full Size Beauty

Cosmetics Bag, polyester. Zip close with handle 11” L x 5” W x 7.5” H
Skin So Soft Soft & Sensual Shower Gel, 5 fl. oz.
Skin So Soft Soft & Sensual Bath Oil, 16.9 fl. oz.
Skin So Soft Soft & Sensual Body Lotion, 11.8 fl. oz.
Haiku Kyoto Flower Eau de Parfum, 1.7 fl. oz.
Avon True Color Pro+ Nail Enamel in Pastel Pink, .4 fl. oz.
Avon True Color Glazewear Lip Gloss in Darling Pink, .21 oz. net wt.

Full Size Skin So Soft Line

Full Size Skin So Soft Line

Beautiful Bag Details

Beautiful Bag Details

Avon True Color Nailwear in Pastel Pink

Avon True Color Nailwear in Pastel Pink

If you haven’t figured it out, I love this set.  I think its an EXCELLENT value and I suggest trying a few new products.  I also think this would make a perfect Easter gift, basically everything you need to fill a basket outside of some candy.  I have a feeling this guy might sell out, so grab yours at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  and maybe pick up a few more Glazewears at 2 for $10!