Avon continues to impress me with the quality and ease of use with their products. Jillian Dempsey, Avon’s Global Creative Director has created a few mutli-purpose pieces that again impress me with quality and ease.
The Professional Eye Duo gives you a beautifully polished look that is both easy and quick. On one end is the color for the eye shadow and the opposite end is a liquid eye liner.
First the color. It comes in 4 shades, White, Shell Pink, Gold or Bronze and I’ve been using the gold shade, which works great with my skin tone. The applicator is similar to ones used with lip glosses, a sponge doe foot tip applicator. It goes on creamy and gives you ample time to work it in with either your fingertip or a brush to get the desired look you want. You can also layer it for a more intense look, too. Once it dries, it stays put, no creasing or flaking off. These shades are light enough that they can be used as a cheek highlighter as well.
On the opposite end the liner color coordinates with the shadow color. White has Jet Black liner, Shell Pink has Warm Brown, Gold has Jet Black and Bronze has Warm Brown. The tip is a very fine tip for applying color so you can get a tight line along the lashes to make it look like you aren’t wearing liner, but it gives you definition. Or, you can apply it a bit thicker and even do a cat eye look. Again, if you are worried about not having a steady hand for a perfect line, that perfectly OK, too. When I mess up and can’t get that perfect line, I just take a angled brush or smudge tip brush and smooth it out and you still get a beautifully lined eye. These are only $9! Such a smart product and smart price. I must add the Bronze color my collection!
The other product from the Jillian Dempsey Professional line is this Professional Multi-Pencil. This creamy pencil is very multi-tasking and comes in three combinations. Raspberry Radiance, Sugar Plum (shown at left) and Twice the Spice. I’ve been testing Sugar Plum and have had a lot of fun using this creamy pencil. The lighter end of the pencil can be used for the eyes or as a cheek highlighter. When I use this as a shadow, I first apply the lighter shade and spread it over my eye area with my fingertip. On a casual day I can wear that alone on my eye or apply other shadows over it if I want a different look.
The opposite end is a pretty, soft pinky plum shade that looks great as a lip color and I can dab it on my cheeks and blend with my fingertip, or smooth it out with a brush. I like to use my flat tipped blender brush with synthetic bristles when using it on my cheeks. Synthetic bristles work better most times when smoothing out a creamy makeup. This pencil is only $8! I’ve seen comparable duo pencils like this for more than triple the price!
I give both of these products a high rating and would definitely recommend to anyone for both ease and quality and wearable colors.
Images from Avon