spring makeup

Week O’Nautical: Fresh Picks for Spring A Box

Week O’Nautical: Fresh Picks For Spring A Box

Have you forgot about the A Boxes, because I have… BUT with the launch of the Avon Seaside Gardens collection comes a new A Box, the Fresh Picks For Spring A Box (product # 101464).  Featuring 5 freshly picked beauty faves you’ll love, they’ll perk up any pout and add a flirty flutter to lashes and will coordinate perfectly with your fresh Seaside Gardens picks!

Five Fresh Faves
Check out Fresh Picks A Box products that will perk up your look:

1. Avon True Color Glazewear Lip Gloss in Fiery Red: .21 oz.
2. Avon True Colors Glimmersticks Waterproof Eye Liner in Blackest Night: .01 oz.
3. Avon Big & False Lash Volume Mascara in Blackest Black: .34 oz.
4. Avon True Color Pro+ Nail Enamel in Royal Red: .4 oz.
5. Rare Pearls Eau de Parfum Travel Spray: .5 oz.

Why is this post titled Week O’Nautical?  Because this A Box has everything you need for a fresh spring face that goes with a nautical look!  This A Box includes 4 of my all time favorite products for a simple go-to makeup look perfect for sitting seaside!  Create an easy eye look with a simple neutral shimmery shadow (mark. Eyeshadow Single in Cookie for example), with clean black eyeliner and lots of lashes with the your A Box items.  Finish it off with red lips and red nails and you are simply put together and for only $10!  Like I’ve said before (see here and here) these Glazewears are totally legit!  This red shade I wore all holiday long and kept going back to it!

Makeup Look from the Fresh Picks A Box

Makeup Look from the Fresh Picks A Box

Fresh Picks A Box All You Need For A Nautical Look

Fresh Picks A Box All You Need For A Nautical Look

Red Lips and Lots of Lashes!

Red Lips and Lots of Lashes!

 

ONLY $10 with a $40 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger
Remember that all purchases in your Campaign 8 order count toward a qualifying $40 order for the $10 collection offer—including orders from the C8 Outlet and Marketing catalogs so take advantage of this A-mazing value!

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Modern Southern Belle Beauty For $20

Modern Southern Belle Beauty For $20

Modern Southern Belle Beauty For $20

Channel the beauty of the south, even if you are the in the complete opposite side of the country! Savana inspired eyes, lips and nails are easy to achieve with this beauty set perfectly curated for the Avon Southern Belle collection, and only $20!  Makeup Monday is a Modern Southern Belle with the Avon Southern Beauty Set.

The limited edition set includes:

• Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel in Clover, .4 fl. oz.

Avon Gel Finish Polish in Clover

Avon Gel Finish Polish in Clover

• Avon True Color Glazewear Lip Gloss in Citrus Shine, .21 oz. net wt.

Avon True Color Glazewear in Citrus Shine

Avon True Color Glazewear in Citrus Shine

• Wash-Off Waterproof Mascara in Black, .21 oz. net wt.

Avon True Color Wash Off Waterproof Mascara

Avon True Color Wash Off Waterproof Mascara

• Avon True Color Matte Eyeshadow Quad in On the Vine, .176 oz. total net wt.

Avon Matte Eyeshadow Quad in On The Vine

Avon Matte Eyeshadow Quad in On The Vine

• Floral-print nylon bag, fully lined. Top zip closure with tassel pull.

Savana Blooms Print Makeup Bag

Savana Blooms Print Makeup Bag

Let me just put the word out on this Savana Beauty value set.  It’s $20 for a $48 value, so there’s that but it actually comes with some pretty stunning FULL SIZE makeup that’s everything you need for your spring beauty update.  The matte eyeshadow quad looks intimidating but you can day or night this.  I wore shade 1 all over my lids with shade 2 in my crease, shade 3 on the center of my lid and shade 4 on the outer v, and I can’t tell you how many compliments I got.  It was actually rather shocking since its not really that far off from what I normally do but it was enough color to bring some new attention.  And Glazewear… why have I not given this a shot before!?  This is probably one of the better lip glosses I’ve ever used, comfortable, hydrating and great color!  I’m back on the gloss train like its 1999!

Full Look With Savana Beauty Set

Full Look With Savana Beauty Set

Swatches:  On The Vine Quad from L to R shade 1, 2, 3, and 4 with Citrus Shine Glazewear

Swatches: On The Vine Quad from L to R shade 1, 2, 3, and 4 with Citrus Shine Glazewear

Avon Gel Polish in Clover

Avon Gel Polish in Clover

Wearing The Savana Beauty Set For Spring

Wearing The Savana Beauty Set For Spring

These shades are not only perfect to amp up your spring look a million different ways but they’d be great for St. Patrick’s Day too!  The nail polish in clover is more muted in person, a great dupe for Chanel Jade!  I just LOVED it and I had no desire to buy it before, now its definitely one of my favorite shades.  Additionally the makeup bag is too cute with the Savana Blooms signature print from the collection exclusive to Avon, but it is also JUST the right size and shape for your bag.  Not too big and long enough for your brushes.  I just can not express how impressed I am with this $20 set!  Get it while you still can as it is part of the limited edition collection (see here).

Be A Modern Southern Belle Beauty

Be A Modern Southern Belle Beauty

And if you just want to dip a toe in the Southern Belle beauty pool try this adorable set too, Coral Fever Lipstick Set.  Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Coral Fever is one of my favorite shades (see swatches and on here).  For $10 you get the full size lipstick and this cute little pouch perfect for stashing your lippies!  It would look really good with the above set if you were feeling a bold lip instead of gloss.  Both of these would make excellent Easter basket gifts.

Coral Fever Lipstick Set

Coral Fever Lipstick Set

You can shop both of these sets at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger while supplies last!  See how perfectly they match the rest of the Avon Southern Belle collection!?  If you don’t know what I mean then check out my Modern Southern Belle’s feature on Laura, Linda, Erica and myself!  This collection mixes and matches so well together, there’s something for every modern Southern Belle!

 

Sneak Peek! Meet The New mark. by Avon – Makeup Relaunch!

Sneak Peek! Meet The New mark. by Avon - Makeup Relaunch!

Sneak Peek! Meet The New mark. by Avon – Makeup Relaunch!

Meet the new mark.! mark. makeup is getting a relaunch! New products, new formulas and a new sleek package design to go gaga over. This doesn’t launch until Campaign 10 but I’m giving you the sneak peek NOW!  ***UPDATE*** THESE ARE ALL NOW AVAILABLE AT HTTP://WWW.YOURAVON.COM/ALICIAHESSINGER

Sneak Peek!  Meet The New mark. by Avon - Makeup Relaunch!

Makeup Relaunch!

New Package Design

New Package Design

The makeup got a sleek new package design with a sturdy black casing and textured design.  The logo even got a makeover!  I personally love the look, it’s very luxe!

New Package Design

Sleek Black Textured Package Design

In addition to the new logo, new design there are also NEW PRODUCTS!  Starting with my favorite, new bronzers and blushes!  Plus all these new compacts click together magnetically forming pallets you can pick and choose, hook-ups 2.0!  If you remember the old hookups of liners, shadows, glosses and more, now you have blushes, bronzers, eye pallets and touch and glows!

Hookups 2.0!

Hookups 2.0!

mark. Glow Together Hook Up Bronzer in Sunset

mark. Glow Together Hook Up Bronzer in Sunset

mark. Cheek Magnet Hook Up Blush in Rose Without Saying

mark. Cheek Magnet Hook Up Blush in Rose Without Saying

Also new to the collection are 2 eye pallets, a more neutral Skinny Dip which is an excellent replacement for On The Dot Pallet in neutral, and Smoke and Mirrors, your go-to day to night pallet.  These hook up with the blushes, bronzers and Touch and Glow.

mark. Eye Contact Hookup in Skinny Dip

mark. Eye Contact Hookup in Skinny Dip

 mark. Eye Contact Hookup in Smoke and Mirrors

mark. Eye Contact Hookup in Smoke and Mirrors

Additionally mark. is adding new lip shades, a new foundation, and the return of individual eye shadow singles that are mix and matchable in a customizable Clique It pallet.  A lot of our classic favorites are just getting the new package treatment, like our gel eyeliners, pencil eyeliners, Touch and Glow, Lip Clicks, All Butter Now Lip Treat, Powederbuff, Lash Act Mascara and liquid liner!

mark. Draw The Line Liquid Liner

mark. Draw The Line Liquid Liner

All the kitchy names are staying too!  The formulas are SPOT ON!  What I’ve always loved about mark. is that it is high quality, luxe products, like you would find in the top beauty stores like Ulta, Sephoria, Nordstroms, etc, but at a better price.  They go on smoothly and last all day, so you’re using less product to achieve high end results.  I can not personally vouch for a better quality product.  Let me tell you, I’ve been using the Benefit Hoola Bronzer, loved by many, and I will easily be replacing it with the mark. Glow Together Bronzer, a dupe for half the cost, especially now that it comes in 4 shades including 2 matte and 2 shimmer!

New mark. Beauty Coming Soon!

New mark. Beauty Coming Soon!

Take a look at the full offerings!  If you are interested in getting some of the new mark. makeup early hit me up.  Check my about page for my email or comment or dm on social media.  Either way I can get it for your for an exclusive discounted early bird rate!  The full product line will be hitting the eboutique in late April.  Be sure to check back here on Word Of Alicia for a spring makeup look with these products and an Avon tutorial with a fellow Avon Rep!

New mark. By Avon Makeup Discount!

New mark. By Avon Makeup Discount!

Join Avon and become a mark. girl!

Lip Of The Week: mark. Lipclick Matte in Vixen

mark. Lipclick Matte in Vixen

mark. Lipclick Matte in Vixen

Obiv I’ve personally been on a matte lipstick kick… as seen here and here.  The matte lip has been here for a hot minute and isn’t going anywhere so might as well join the party.  One of my FAVORITE formulas is the mark. Lipclick Matte.  It’s a little more luxurious than the Avon ones I’ve been swooning over, however it’s only available in 3 shades.  Pretty much your must have of shades, a red, a bright pink and this deep purple, Vixen.

Lip Of The Week: mark. Lipclick Matte in Vixen

Lip Of The Week: mark. Lipclick Matte in Vixen

We’ve had a change in weather here, grey dark rainy and in the low 60’s so a deep purple lipstick seems appropriate.  Plus it also looks really chic with spring pastels too!  Plus it’s the shade Lucy Hale has been wearing for like the last 6 months on all her press junkets.

Vixen in full sun

Vixen in full sun

Word On Vixen:  Get this shade.  The formula is moisturizing not drying.  The vampy shade isn’t so vampy it’s unwearable, it’s a good deep plum shade that will work with most skin tones.  The cap design is awesome with a magnetic closure, a click closure if you will!  And for only $11 it’s still cheaper than a lot of designer brands with designer brand quality.  You can shop Vixen at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger AND get FREE shipping!

My Spring Fling With mark.

My Spring Fling With mark.

My Spring Fling With mark.

Who is this mark guy you’re thinking!? Didn’t she JUST get married… get your minds out of the gutter! I’m talking about my other love, mark. and the perfect new spring makeup must-haves!  Just like switching out your winter wardrobe for spring you should do the same with your makeup.    Start by spring cleaning:  pitch what’s old, near empty and what just doesn’t work for you.  Do the same with your tools, clean your brushes and pitch the old and what doesn’t work for you.  Now that you’ve made some room time to add in some spring beauty must haves!

mark. Spring Beauty - I'm a sucker for cute packaging

mark. Spring Beauty – I’m a sucker for cute packaging

Spring Fling Makeup Look

Shimmering Pink Eyes, Cheeks and Lips!

Lighter and brighter.  That’s my rule for spring and summer.  There’s always a place for a smokey eye but for the everyday add in some lighter and brighter shades!  I’m loving the mark. Spring Fling Eye Trio.  It’s 3 perfect shades in a peach, light pink and a brighter pink that can be worn everyday and super simple to apply and wear.  I’ve been wearing these shades NON-STOP since I got them.  They instantly brighten up the eye area making you look more awake and younger.  If you can’t break out of your matte browns for everyday then try using it just in the inner corner, under the lash line and right under the brow to achieve the same effect.  I personally wear the light pink shade all over from lash line to brow.  I then use the darker pink shade on the outer 3/4 of the lid and the peachy shade right above and in the crease.  I like the way it applies with just my fingers and use the included brush for my crease (peach shade) and inner corner and under the bottom lashes.

mark. Spring Fling Eyeshadow Pallet

mark. Spring Fling Eyeshadow Pallet

Ever wonder what eyeshadow goes with all those bright and bold lips I’ve been suggesting?  (like here)  It’s this eyeshadow.  These shades won’t compete but compliment pretty much any lip shade you throw on your lips.  For spring why not try a bright creamy pink lip.  It will look polished and put together but still fun.  Try mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Pop Tart or Avon Ultra Color Indulgence in Orchid Petal.

Wearing Avon Ultra Color Indulgence Lip Color in Orchid Petal

Wearing Avon Ultra Color Indulgence Lip Color in Orchid Petal

My other must have for spring is the mark. First Blush Perfect Flush Powder!  And perfect flush it is!  This is one the most perfect blushes I’ve used.  So a little trick in picking blush is to pick one similar to the color of your finger tips.   mark. First Blush has 2 shades and a highlighter center with the outer shade being the darker version of this fingertip color and the middle shade a lighter.  It also has purple undertones which is more flattering and more natural flush color.  The coloring is perfect compliment to the highlighter to give you a great flushed glow and not a I’m wearing glitter look.  I usually tend to skip the highlighter because I have large pores but mark. gets it right.

mark. First Blush Perfecting Flush Powder

mark. First Blush Perfecting Flush Powder

Let me comment that I took these pics after 5pm with doing my makeup that morning for the day so let that vouch for the color pay off and lasting quality.  Most “makeup posts” are with pics taken immediately after perfecting the look before things settle into pores, and in my case, before you have to sit in a hot car with no ac and sweat.  I did reapply my lipstick but other than that no touch ups!  I in no way have good skin but with good products your everyday makeup look can look good even at the end of the day.  This is why I feel these are the perfect must haves for spring!

Highlighted Flushed Cheeks with mark. First Blush

Highlighted Flushed Cheeks with mark. First Blush

Full beauty look products used:  Avon Extra Lasting Concealer in Medium Deep, mark. First Blush Perfecting Blush Powder, mark. Spring Fling Eyeshadow Pallet, mark. Saved By The Gel Waterproof Eyeliner in Black Board, Avon Big & Daring Mascara in Blackest Black, Avon Ultra Color Indulgence Lip Color in Orchid Petal.  All available at my eBoutique.

Highlighted Flushed Cheeks with mark. First Blush

Update Your Spring Look With mark’s New Beauty Releases

So lets recap, you can update your spring look with perfectly on trend products that you’ll be reaching for everyday!  My must-haves for spring are the mark. Spring Fling Eyeshadow Pallet ($15), the mark. First Blush Perfecting Blush Powder ($16) and mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Pop Tart ($11) or Avon Ultra Color Indulgence in Orchid Petal ($4.99).  Create the perfect shimmering pink look for your own spring fling with mark.  Shop it at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger use promo code EARTHDAY for a FREE tote with a $60 order (ends 4/24) or use code ONEDAY for free shipping on a $25 order (ends 4/24) OR use code AVONFB20 for 20% off a $50 order.  Either way there’s a deal for you in there 🙂

An Everyday Makeup Look For Spring

An Everyday Makeup Look For Spring

PS:  look for the next Style Tips post for details on my outfit and those stunning baubles!

Get The Look – Violet Femme

With the Night Iris Capsule Collection launch this month I’ve been in a whirl of spring… and I had grand intentions of sweeping you up in the scent of the season and the capsule collection it inspired.  However real life got in the way… so I promised a week of night iris-tasctic tips and looks and fell short on it.  So here’s a super FABULOUS post of all things Violet Femme to inspire your spring and a MAJOR promo to make up for it.

First, lets start things off right with your makeup look.  Make a bold statement this month with pretty pinks, powerful purples and liberating lilacs.

Get The Look Violet Femme

Get The Look Violet Femme

  • FACE: Apply get a tint in a complementary shade all over the face.

This look is way more wearable than you think and VERY easy to achieve.  Watch the tutorial by mark. makeup artist  Mai to see how you can achieve the Violet Femme look.  To make it EVEN easier for you, download the face chart to print out so you can have it by your side to follow along while applying your look.  Download the VIOLET FEMME FACE CHART here.

Captivate in a soft wash of color or glow in full-on indigo girl gorgeousness.  Find your way to femme with limited-edition shades from the mark. Night Iris collection.  All these products can be bought online at my eBoutique <http://ahessinger.mymarkstore> or directly through me at:  aliciah.mentorassistant at gmail.com

Now here’s for the promo… if you saw my previous post you saw that with any $40 purchase you’ll get 2 FREE Hand It Over Super Moisture Hand Cream in BOTH Lemon Sugar and Pear Blossom.  PLUS if you purchase any of the products from the Night Iris Capsule Collection (including all the products mentioned in this post) you’ll get a FREE mark. Maven Bag from me filled with deluxe samples and product!  (What’s a mark. Maven Bag? — think birch box meets glam bag meets mark!!!)

Be sure to use promo code SPRING 12 to get your FREE Hand It Over hand creams while shopping at http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com or order directly from me at aliciah.mentorassistant at gmail.com  — (might be an extra maven bag product if you order directly from me!  wink wink**)  Happy shopping!!!