summer makeup

Makeup Looks To Master – Seasonal Switch

Makeup Look To Master:  Seasonal Switch

Makeup Look To Master: Seasonal Switch

Makeup Monday is our last installment in our Makeup Looks To Master series with a look at switching up your makeup for the season.  Just like our wardrobe our makeup wardrobe needs to be updated each season.  Not just for trends, but also for functionality!  In the fall/winter I tend to wear heavier makeup both in formulas and in colors, a lot of purples, smokey taupes and deep jewel tones.  Come spring I’m always looking to lighten and brighten so more highlighting and pinks and peaches.  In the summer it’s all about that bronze glow in formulas that can withstand the hot heat and sweating faces.

Bronzy and Glowy for the Summer

Bronzy and Glowy for the Summer

In the summer it all starts with the right base!  I may be able to use a lighter day moisturizer but I have to use a primer more than ever in the summer.  Perfect for summer is the Magix Face Perfector because it not only blurs my summer pores, it also has SPF 20 in it.  I’ll then use my concealer or my Magix Tint Tinted Moisturizer.  Mid-day I’ll need a powder touch up with some translucent powder or at least the use of some blotting sheets.

Functional for the hot heat

Functional for the hot heat

Functionally in the summer my makeup can’t be too heavy, it will just clog my pores.  I also prefer to use more summer friendly colors to make more of an impact and still look down for anything like a summer day is!  I tend to favor bronzer, glow-y products, bronzy brown shadows and simple glossy lips or a vibrant bold lip if I’m going out in a bright coral, orange or pink.  I’ve really been loving the Avon Dazzle Drops to add in some summer glow to my look.

Tip and Trick:  Use your bronzer as your transition shade on your lid

Tip and Trick: Use your bronzer as your transition shade on your lid

A little summer makeup tip and trick is to use your bronzer as your transition shade on your eyes.  Take a fluffy eyeshadow brush and blend in the crease and under the eye, making sure there’s no harsh lines.  Then use a simple shade all over your lid, I used the taupe shade in the Berry Love Avon Eyeshadow Quad.  Finally, add a little bit of your Avon Dazzle Drops on the center of your eyelid for a easy and glowing summer makeup look.  Here I finished it all with Avon Crave Lip Gloss in Peach Bellini, which I think is the perfect summer lipgloss “flavor.”

Avon Lip Crave in Peach Bellini

Avon Lip Crave in Peach Bellini

Word on A Few Summer Favorites:  Magix Face PerfectorBenefit Hoola Matte Bronzer, Avon Dazzle Drops, Avon Nourishing Lipstick in Dragonfruit Blush, Avon Crave Lipgloss in Peach Bellini, Avon True Color Bronzing Pearls.

Summer Lip Shade:  Avon Nourishing Lipstick in Dragonfruit Blush

Summer Lip Shade: Avon Nourishing Lipstick in Dragonfruit Blush

The products I used in my Big and Bold post are also summer favorites!  I love a fun summer eyeshadow palette along with some big and bold summer color.  I know I don’t take the best makeup pictures, never have, never will but I hope you got the gist of how you can master 5 different takes on makeup and apply them to your life in a functional way!  Just to recap the 5 we have The Everyday Slay, The Quickie, Going Out, Big and Bold and lastly the Seasonal Switch we highlighted today.  Please reach out if you want any suggestions for mastering your makeup!

Makeup Looks To Master: Big and Bold

Makeup Looks To Master:  Big and Bold

Makeup Looks To Master: Big and Bold

Color in makeup is the absolute most fun but also seems to be the scariest for people to try and use in their go-to makeup looks. I’m continuing my 5 Makeup Looks to Master with the Big and Bold edition on color!  A fun bold color lets you have fun with makeup (as it should be fun!) and having a go-to makeup look using color gives you that assurance that it looks good and you can actually wear it in your daily life.

Big and Bold Colored Eyeliner

Big and Bold Colored Eyeliner

One really easy way to work a bold color into your look is with eyeliner.  Swapping out your basic black or brown with a bright aqua blue like this Avon Ultra Luxury Eyeliner in Sky Blue is super easy.  (I told you I was picking up a few more of these Ultra Luxury!)  If sky blue intimidates you, then try a navy blue, hunter green or dark purple.  These wear like a black but give a colorful twist so color newbies will still feel comfortable wearing them out. Avon Ultra Luxury Eyeliner in Sky Blue

Avon Ultra Luxury Eyeliner in Sky BlueLet the liner be the statement with a simple champaign shadow as your base, clean face makeup and a nude lip.

Big and Bold Colorful Eyeshadow

Big and Bold Colorful Eyeshadow

I also love a colorful eye look using eyeshadow!  These pictures might not share the full in real life color of my makeup but I used my smokey eye technique and worked in color.  This time I used the Tarte High Tides and Good Vibes Eyeshadow Palette to create a big and bold teal eye look.  Use the same techniques as you use with your neutrals only swap in a color.  Same look and feel just tweaked for more fun!  (You could try the Avon True Color Matte Eyeshadow Quad in Tranquility to get a similar look for less)

Big and Bold Colorful Eyeshadow Makeup Look

Big and Bold Colorful Eyeshadow Makeup Look

When doing a bold eyeshadow look I tend to do a light shade all over the lid (Burried Gold) with a matte neutral shade in the transition area (South Beach) and a dark shade in the outer v (Dive In) with a pop of color to transition the dark shade on the outer into the light shade on the inner (Surf’s Up).  End result is a wearable colorful eye look using shadow!

Tarte High Tides and Good Vibes Eyeshadow Palette

Tarte High Tides and Good Vibes Eyeshadow Palette

These are two go-to ways I work color into my makeup looks but even if you’re shy to wear a colorful eye I know you can work in a colorful lipstick!  I think everyone should have a red lip they like to wear as a red lip always looks big and bold while still being classic.  Plus!  It works for all your holidays… maybe not Easter, but def Christmas, New Years, Thanksgiving, 4th of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day… you name it!  If you think you can’t wear a red lip, hit me up and I’ll find you the perfect red for you.  Right now for summer I’m loving the Avon True Color Perfectly Matte in Coral Fever – see my Lip of the Day post on here.  Additionally, there are some good free gifts going on at the eBoutique if you’re ready to pick up a new red lipstick or some big and bold colorful makeup.  Be sure to add that A Box too!

Free Highlighting Stick w/a $50 order use promo code GLOWNOW through June 30th

Free Highlighting Stick w/a $50 order use promo code GLOWNOW through June 30th

With a $50 order you can get a free highlighting stick or a free jewelry item.  So build a cart of say some new makeup totaling $40, add the A Box for $10, and then add one of these promo codes for a free gift and free shipping at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Free jewelry item of your choice w/a $50 order now through June 19th

Free jewelry item of your choice w/a $50 order now through June 19th

Makeup Look To Master: Everyday Slay

Makeup Look To Master:  Your Everyday Slay

Makeup Look To Master: Your Everyday Slay

The everyday makeup look is the hardest to perfect in my opinion, which is probably why mine is ever changing.  Not only do you need to find the best flattering shades, you also need to find the best formulas for your skin type and that work with your lifestyle… not to mention techniques and trends!  No one wants to look like they’re doing the same look they did when they first started wearing and experimenting with makeup.

First, determine what your everyday looks like.  What features you want to highlight, what products you like to use. Like for me, I like the look of a heavier eye and I don’t really like to wear foundation, so my look is going to be a more complicated eye look and a simpler face look.  For my lifestyle I need a look that works for my 9-5 that’s business casual, along with some after work and weekend casual actives.  Additionally, most of the year its super hot so I need something that doesn’t melt/sweat off and can handle my large pores.

My Go-To Everyday Makeup

My Go-To Everyday Makeup

Now that I’ve determined what my needs are, its time to slay!  I kid, I kid… I don’t slay I just like that it kinda rhymes… Anywho, I start with skincare straight out of the shower, a serum, eye cream and moisturizer.  Right now I’m using the Avon Anew Dual Elixir, the Anew Hydra Fusion Eye Serum and the Anew Ultimate Day Cream with SPF 25.

To battle my large pores and help battle the hot temps my face makeup starts with a primer, Ulta Poreless Face Primer.  Even though I said I don’t like foundation I’ve been wearing the Avon Magix Tinted Moisturizer in Light Medium.  It doesn’t feel like a foundation, or look like one, just blurs my imperfections and evens my skin tone all while looking natural.  Next, I follow up  with concealer under my eyes, on lids and on nose.  I use a fluffy brush and apply bronzer on the top of cheeks and forehead followed by blush on the apples of my cheeks.  Right now I’m using up my mark. Hooked Up Bronzer and been loving the Avon Blush Palette  from the spring.

Pinky Neutral Eyes and Liquid Liner

Pinky Neutral Eyes and Liquid Liner

For eyes, I stick to neutral pinks and taupes that are cool toned for my everyday.  Lately my go-to is a taupe shade in the transition area (from this holiday palette) and the Avon Glimmershadows in Rose Gold all over my lid and underneath.  From that same holiday palette I use a shimmery white to highlight my inner corners and brow bone.  I top it off with a winged eye using the Avon True Color SuperExtend Precise Liquid Liner in Black and Love and First Lash Mascara.  On my lips my everyday is some sort of balm or nourishing lipstick or oil, here I’m wearing some Burts Bee’s Lip Balm.

Just some side eye and RBF

Just some side eye and RBF

This is typically my everyday, all I do is tweak this look.  I tweak the eyeshadow colors and the lips most often.  Same eyeliner, same mascara, same blush/bronzer duo.  If I’m feeling really extra I’ll add a contour or highlight or maybe do my brows but for the most part this is it and easily re-createable even if you aren’t a liquid winged eyeliner fan, just swap in your fav black eyeliner (Glimmersticks are really easy to use!)

You can shop most of my go-to products that I used for this look at my eBoutique and today, June 6th, you can get FREE SHIPPING with a $25 order!  Perfect time to pick up some new makeup that are at lower price points.  I’d also suggest getting some Bug Guard as its on sale right now too!

This was a lot of words of/from alicia and very few and very similar pictures so if you read this entire post, kudos to you!

Let me grant you access to my vault… the liner vault

Liner Vault A Box

Liner Vault A Box

Our newest A Box for Campaign 16 is all about eyes—The Liner Vault A Box (858-720) features faves that will give your customers alluring eyes, plus makeup remover. Just $10 with any $40 purchase, this A Box will keep your eyes on the prize with five favorites valued at $35.

Discover the secret to alluring eyes. Flatter your flutter with a stroke of black or a dash of color.

Three eye liners, one mascara and a makeup remover, all full size:

5 Favorites For The Vault

5 Favorites For The Vault

• Avon True Color Glimmersticks Eye Liner in Blackest Black, Starry Night Blue and Brown Chocolate-Waterproof. Each .01 oz. net wt.
• Avon True Color SuperExtend Nourishing Mascara in Black, .237 fl. oz.
• Avon True Color Moisturizing Eye Makeup Remover Lotion, 2.7 fl. oz.

ONLY $10 with a $40 Purchase

ONLY $10 with a $40 Purchase

So Many Ways to Get to $40
Remember that all purchases in your Campaign 16 order count toward a qualifying $40 order for the $10 collection offer—including orders from the C16 Outlet and Marketing catalogs.  I absolutely LOVE this A Box!  For an easy summer makeup look I love a simple eye with a blue liner and black mascara and this will give you that, plus other go to staples for only $10!

My top pick to hit a $40 order is to include a new fashion or jewelry piece for the New Neutrals collection!   A Boxes are your ultimate way to try at an A-mazing value, so add it on for $10  Shop now at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Current Campaign Top Pick:  New Neutrals Collection

Current Campaign Top Pick: New Neutrals Collection

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!)

 

Our Summer Crushes

Summer Crushes

Our Summer Crushes

I have a crush and I’m not the only one!  A few friends and I are crushing on our summer staples, products that keep you at your best all summer and beyond.  Here’s what we’re crushing on and why:

Lisa Monoson ~ Avon Skin So Soft Triple Phase Oil $20

Lisa Monoson's Summer Staple: SSS Triple Phase Oil

Lisa Monoson’s Summer Staple: SSS Triple Phase Oil

“My pick would be the triple phase oil, I love it for my entire body after a shower but especially for the legs makes them so pretty after shaving, nice glow. Great for those summer dresses.”  – Lisa M.  Lisa has that summer glow in her summer dress, the mark. Crochet All Day Maxi ($46).  The Skin So Soft Triple Phase Oil is currently buy one get one for .99 cents with all the current Skin So Soft products.

Erica Gerlemann ~ Avon Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel $10

Erica Gerelmann's Summer Staple: Avon Gel Finish Nail Enamel in Clover

Erica Gerelmann’s Summer Staple: Avon Gel Finish Nail Enamel in Clover

“For me a pretty pedi is a must-have for #sandalweather! Avon’s Gel Finish nail polishes come in pretty summer shades like Clover (and my other faves Mint To Be and Rain Washed) and last a good 5-7 days before I need a redo.” – Erica G.  The Avon Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel  are currently on sale for $6.99.

Sheray Oliver ~ Planet Spa Heavenly Hydration Collection $24

Sheray Oliver's Summer Staple: Planet Spa Heavenly Hydration

Sheray Oliver’s Summer Staple: Planet Spa Heavenly Hydration

“Sometimes a Woman needs time to unwind, de-stress, relax, meditate… I love the New Planet Spa Heavenly Hydration Collection made with Mediterranean Olive Oil. The scrub leaves my dry, summer skin feeling soft and moisturized. It’s the perfect gift for the Super Women in your lives….including the She-ro inside of YOU. #spa #giftsforher #avon #superwoman #wonderwoman #shero” – Sheray O.  The Planet Spa Heavenly Hydration is currently on promotion for all 3, lotion, shower gel and dry oil for $24 PLUS get a FREE cosmetic bag.

Linda Montavon ~ Avon True Color Makeup Setting Spray $13.

Linda Montavon's Summer Staple:  Avon Makeup Setting Spray

Linda Montavon’s Summer Staple: Avon Makeup Setting Spray

The Avon True Color Makeup Setting Spray is my favorite for setting makeup instantly for all-day wear. It’s easy to keep your beautiful going with this beauty must have. Bonus on a hot day it is the perfect refreshing,rejuvenating pick me up! I love it! – Linda M.  Linda’s looking refreshed as her summer makeup stays all day.  The Avon Makeup Setting Spray is currently on sale for $9.99

Jill Anderson ~ Skin So Soft Satin Glow Body Gel Moisturizer $10 and mark. Walking Tour Sandals $36.

Jill Anderson's Summer Staple: mark. Walking Tour Sandal

Jill Anderson’s Summer Staple: mark. Walking Tour Sandal

“My summer essentials are the Skin So Soft Satin Glow Body Gel Moisturizer paired with a super cute pair of neutral sandals like the mark By Avon Walking Tour Sandals. My legs tend to take longer to tan than everything else so I love to use the Skin So Soft Satin Glow Body Gel Moisturizer to help even out the color. I love that it’s non-streaking and provides a natural color with a pretty scent. That’s a hard combination to find at such a great price. With a great tan, you’ll of course need a great neutral sandal to help keep your feet cool and show off the pretty pedicure. The mark By Avon Walking Tour Sandal is just perfect for this! It’s neutral color means it goes with anything and since it’s a flat, it’s super comfortable! Besides that, who could resist those awesome tassels and wrap laces?! They’re so on trend and so adorable!!!’ – Jill A.  Skin So Soft Satin Glow Body Gel Moisturizer is currently on sale for $5.99.   The mark. Walking Sandals are part of the mark. Instant Vacation Havana Capsule Collection (see more here).

Rebecca Luedemann ~ mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes $18

Rebecca Luedemann's Summer Staple:  mark. Touch and Glow

Rebecca Luedemann’s Summer Staple: mark. Touch and Glow

“With my schedule I am all about products that can multitask. My summer makeup bag staple is the mark. Touch & Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes. These all over face palettes pack a serious punch when it comes to creating a beautiful summer glow. Swipe your blush brush over the whole palette to get just the right color for cheeks, choose an individual shade to use as a highlighter or combine several shades to create the perfect eye look. In a pinch I have even applied a shade to my lips over lip balm to give myself a color touch-up. I have both the Pearly Glow and Coral Glow palettes and I love them both equally!” – Rebecca L.  Touch and Glow Shimmer Cubes are a cult favorite among makeup artists, beauty editors and regular gals like us!

Alicia Hessinger ~ mark. by Avon Isle Style Bag $42

mark. Isle Style Bag - My Summer Go-To

mark. Isle Style Bag – My Summer Go-To

“I was pleasantly surprised by how much I loved this bag when I got it, and have used it all summer.  The style is unique and a really good quality.  It holds a ton, so great for summer travel, and has a polished but easy look, which you want in a summer bag.  Plus, it goes from work to weekend.”  You can see how much I love this bag here, here, here and here.

You can’t argue with true life testimonials.  Sometimes you just need to hear it from the horse’s mouth.  To get these summer staples shop online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  Some are limited edition so be sure to grab them up before they go away, and take advantage of the $10 deal before it ends on August 1st!

Let's Makeup Beauty Bundle $10 with a $40 order

Let’s Makeup Beauty Bundle $10 with a $40 order

Makeup Monday: Limited Edition mark. Havana Sol Beauty Collection

Makeup Monday: Limited Edition mark. Havana Sol Beauty Collection

Makeup Monday: Limited Edition mark. Havana Sol Beauty Collection

The first day of summer is Wednesday and what a better way to kick off the summer than coming back from a killer vacation in the Bahamas (thank you Avon!) and a killer limited edition Havana Sol beauty collection from mark.’s Instant Vacation Havana capsule collection.  Every year mark. transports us with their capsule collections (see here) and this year’s Havana Sol was no exception with a limited edition hook up consisting of a bronzer/blush pallet, eye pallet, and 2 lipsticks!

Havana Sol Beauty Collection

Havana Sol Beauty Collection

Let’s start with my favorite, the mark. Havana Sol Blush Bronzer

mark. by Avon Havana Sol Collection—a limited edition shade of the square-shaped palette that holds a mark. blush. Two buildable cheek colors meet radiant-boosting bronzing powder in a unique palette that recalls a stunning beachy Havana sunset.

mark. Havana Sol Blush Bronzer Swatch (shade)

mark. Havana Sol Blush Bronzer Swatch (shade)

BENEFITS
• Provides radiant flush
• Shimmer and matte shades
• Provides superior coverage
• Has a silky smooth feel and texture
• Get a sheer wash of color or build for intense color payoff
• Convenient connectible palette to create your own personal color collection

I like to use the bronzer to contour and define then swirl the two color shades as a blush, or I swirl them all together and sweep upward on the cheeks.

mark. Havana Sol Hookup

mark. Havana Sol Hookup

Pairing perfectly with the cheek pallet and as part of a hookup, connect the mark. Havana Sol Eye Contact:

mark. by Avon Havana Sol Collection—nine mix and match must-have shades in a square-shaped palette. Connects to any other hook up palette. There is one eyeshadow palette in the Havana Sol Collection—Mojitos by the Sea.

mark. Havana Sol Eye Contact $18

mark. Havana Sol Eye Contact $18


BENEFITS

• Provides true color payoff
• Feels ultra-comfortable on lids
• Blendable formula that glides over lids easily
• Go from day to night with one palette
• All-day, crease-resistant wear
• Control intensity with wet or dry application
• Mirrored compact
• Magnet on the base of each compact

 

Finishing things off is the mark. Havana Sol Lipclicks:

mark. Havana Sol Lipclick $12

mark. Havana Sol Lipclick $12

mark. by Avon Havana Sol Collection—a limited edition of our popular lipstick in high-impact shades inside the most ingenious magnetic case that “clicks” shut.  Two shades offered: Mambo and Rumba.

Lipclick in Mambo Swatch (shade)

Lipclick in Mambo Swatch (shade)

BENEFITS
• Full, even coverage with a lightweight feel
• Innovative magnetic metal case “clicks” shut
• 8 shades complement the full range of skin tones
• Infused with vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps protect against environmental pollutants
• Provides luminous shine
• Leaves lips looking smooth and feeling soft and moisturized
• Doesn’t bleed or transfer to teeth

Lipclick in Mambo Swatch (full sun)

Lipclick in Mambo Swatch (full sun)

Get The Look:

Limited Edition mark. Havana Sol Beauty Collection

Limited Edition mark. Havana Sol Beauty Collection

Get The Look Using The mark. Havana Sol Beauty

Get The Look Using The mark. Havana Sol Beauty

Monday after a vacation is hard, but a little brighter with the mark. Havana Sol beauty collection.  If you’re looking for a summer vacation friendly update to your makeup this set is it!  Not only did it pack easily, it packs a ton of great summer makeup looks!  You can shop the entire Havana Sol beauty collection along with the the fashion pieces at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger.

Warm Summer Nights Selfie in the mark. Havana Sol Collection

Warm Summer Nights Selfie in the mark. Havana Sol Collection

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!

Makeup Monday: New Easy Summer Neutral Makeup

Makeup Monday: Easy Summer Neutral Makeup

Makeup Monday: Easy Summer Neutral Makeup

I don’t always do makeup Monday’s but when I do you know its something obsession worthy.  Lately, my summer makeup obsession are the new summer shades in classic formulas from mark.  They are super easy to use for a neutral makeup look that’s also summer friendly (aka heat proof).

mark. All Time Eye New Summer Shades

mark. All Time Eye New Summer Shades

mark. Gloss Gorgeous New Summer Shades

mark. Gloss Gorgeous New Summer Shades

mark. came out with a few new shades in our old favorites for the summer.  2 new shades of their All Time Eye Hookup Longwear Shadow in Pennylane and Quicksand and 2 new shades of their Gloss Gorgeous Stay On Lip Stain in Hush and Sassy.  I have yet to try All Time Eye so I thought nows the time to pick up one of these new shades.  I went with Quicksand, a neutral beige color knowing I could use it alone or as a base for a more dramatic look.

mark. All Time Eye in Quicksand

mark. All Time Eye in Quicksand

Word On All Time Eye in Quicksand:  It’s really easy to apply.  The design is a wand like you would see for like concealer.  I apply it all over my lid and underneath and then using my pinkie I blend into the skin by lightly patting so there’s no hard lines.  I recommend applying one eye at a time.

mark. All Time Eye in Quicksand Swatch

mark. All Time Eye in Quicksand Swatch

Word on Gloss Gorgeous in Hush:  I kinda forgot how much I like the Gloss Gorgeous formulas.  I’ve gotten away from wearing gloss and really just wear balms or lipsticks, but Gloss Gorgeous is a thick gloss that’s not too sticky, that as it wears leaves a nice lip stain behind.  So you can apply this before you leave and have a good look all day long!  Hush is a really neutral light pink that wears almost sheer depending on your coloring.  It’s just the lightest pink tint which I really like for summer.

New Summer Shades. Gloss Gorgeous and All Time Eye

New Summer Shades. Gloss Gorgeous and All Time Eye

Both of these new shades I picked up work really well for a neutral summer makeup look and are super long lasting.  Especially work well for when you don’t really want to look like your wearing makeup (say at the beach/pool or playing in your summer softball league, etc.)  These shades would also be really good for a makeup beginner.  Additionally, they are super quick and easy to apply so when your too hot to do much of anything, reach for these.

All The Products You Need For A Easy Summer Makeup Look

All The Products You Need For A Easy Summer Makeup Look

For the my summer neutral makeup look I’ve paired these two with mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cubes, Avon Extra Lasting Concealer, mark. Saved By The Gel Waterproof Gel Liner, and Avon Big and Daring Waterproof mascara.  Easily the quickest and simplest makeup look for summer that is definitely heat proof!

July's Go-To Neutral Makeup Look

July’s Go-To Neutral Makeup Look

I wore this look my entire holiday weekend from a beer and brat fest to the beach to a wine and cheese party to more beach to fireworks and s’mores and beyond!  When packing a weekender these wonders not only took up a small space in my makeup bag but also did the job when you want to look good!  You can shop the makeup look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  Check the shop page for the latest promo codes!

PS:  That duster I’m wearing… it’s actually the mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress worn open!  Stay tuned for more on this awesome summer piece!

Easy Summer Makeup with 1 Product – mark. Touch And Glow Shimmer Cube In Coral

Easy Summer Makeup With mark.

Easy Summer Makeup With mark.

Summer makeup needs to be 3 things:   1.  Easy, no one wants to spend all morning putting on layers and layers of makeup, esp in summer humidity.  2.  Fresh, an over done face just doesn’t work in the summer time, sorry it just doesn’t.  3.  Packable, with summer vacations, day trips, and just being on the go you need something transportable and isn’t going to spill or burst with elevation changes.  I found THE product that fits all these and more mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cubes in Coral.

mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cube in Coral

mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cube in Coral

One of mark.’s cult favorite products is it’s touch and glow shimmer cube (original, see post here).  Earlier this year they released a coral version, and honestly, I have no idea how I waited this long to pick this one up! This is the 1 product solution to your summer makeup routine.  The obvious use is to use it as a blush and/or highlighter but this killer product is one multi-tasking cream to powder wonder!

Summer Makeup Look Using ONLY mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cube in Coral.

Summer Makeup Look Using ONLY mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cube in Coral.

For my easy summer makeup look I used the Touch and Glow Coral on my cheeks, for contouring, as eyeshadow and on my lips!  Only tools I used were my fingers and the mark. Travel Pro Brush Set.  Because it’s smaller I was able to get more control.  Here’s how I used it:

On Cheeks: I swirled all colors and applied to the apples of my cheeks using the mark. Travel Pro Blush Brush.   For contour I used my finger in shade 6 (2nd row far right shade) and went along my temples to under the cheek in a C shape.

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mark. Touch and Glow Coral  For Eyes

mark. Touch and Glow Coral On The Eyes

On Eyes:  I used my fingers to apply shade 2 (top row middle shade) all over from lash line to brow.  Then I used shade 3 (top row far right shade) on my inner corner and half of lid and under the lower lashes.  Lastly I used a mix of shade 1, 4 and 6 on the outer half of my lid.  I lined my eyes again using the travel pro brush set with mark. Saved By The Gel in Cool Azul from the Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Vibe Collection (see here).  Finished with Avon Super Extend Winged Out Mascara.

mark. Shimmer Cubes in Coral On Lips

mark. Shimmer Cubes in Coral On Lips

On Lips:  For this very on trend lip color I used shade 8 (bottom row middle shade) applied with the lip brush from the mark. Travel Pro Brush Set.  Done and done!  It’s similar finish to those matte liquid lipsticks (like from Nyx) that are super popular.  It even lasted through eating lunch!

Easy Summer Makeup Look With 1 Product

Easy Summer Makeup Look With 1 Product

Word Of Alicia Review on mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cubes in Coral:  Anything that multi-tasks this well gets two thumbs up from me.  Let me note it’s really hard to take pictures of your makeup (my eyes did not want to open!) so these were taken in the shade so the colors are a bit more vibrant in real life.  The color pay off on this is great but it isn’t a super long lasting formula.  When applied in the morning before work I had to touch up after work before meeting up for dinner, but really, that’s still pretty decent.  And I like how it has just the right amount of shimmer nothing too overwhelming and will be flattering on all skin types and tones.  I’m just mad I didn’t get this one sooner!

You can shop the mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cubes in Coral along with my eyeliner, mascara and brush set used at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger use promo code AVON60 for 20% off your $60 order or JULY25 for 25% off a $75 order or SHIP15 for free shipping on $15.