Avon has truly gone a long way, from the basic makeup I used in grade school (I had a tinted lip balm) to the trendy options we have today. Everyone has fond memories of this brand, and for sure most of us knew (or were even related to) Avon ladies. My secret guilty pleasure? Reading their monthly brochure and relishing in their new products — I could never get enough! Each product held so much promise and I was never left disappointed.

So when I received the Avon True Color box filled with makeup (about 27 pieces I believe), I immediately trimmed them down to my favorites. Together with the beautiful Ae of An Artechoke, we created a quick and easy look that you can wear on a date.

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Here are our picks:

Oil Control Plus Dual Powder Foundation SPF 24/PA++

A finely milled lightweight powder foundation with a natural finish. It gives light no-shine coverage perfect for ladies with combination skin. I’m in between so I mixed Medium (left) and Oriental (right) to get the right shade.

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Luminous Blush Peach

A very, very light blush-slash-highlighter. We used this to highlight the browbone, nose, and cheekbones to lift and brighten the overall look.

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This blush has an overspray of tiny silver shimmer. You can layer this on top of your regular blush to soften the look.

Supershock Max Volume Mascara (Waterproof)

Off the bat you’ll notice the brush is large and can be intimidating, however the small bristles are useful in coating even tiny lashes giving them length and definition.

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Glimmersticks Eye Liner in Blackest Black

The wet formulation means this bad boy is meant for smudging! Ae tightlined my eyes and smudged the liner to create the budge-proof smokey eye look above. Once its smudged and dried, it will practically last the whole day.

Eyeshadow Quad in Romantic Mauve

As the finish is quite shimmery, we added a base first to make the shadows adhere well. Ae applied shade #2 on the whole eye area, then used the Glimmersticks Eye Liner in Blackest Black on the upper lashline smudged with shade #3.

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Shade #3 was also used on on the crease to add definition and depth, and added shade #4 on the lower lashline. Finally, shade #1 (the lightest) was used on the browbone.

Perfect Matte Lipsticks in Adoring Love and Hot Plum

I will admit that I wasn’t expecting much from these in the beginning, after all, Avon has been known to be a little bit conservative in the formulation department. I mean, their offerings are always neutral and not overly trendy. But these Perfect Matte Lipsticks are actually pretty impressive: they glide on effortlessly, features a lightweight formulation, and are highly pigmented.

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We mixed Adoring Love (a bright pink) and Hot Plum (a striking purple) to complement the plum tones of the eye makeup, topped it with the Rich Raspberry Glazewear Lipgloss for kissable deep fuchsia lips.

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Did someone say “Cheeseburger?”

Eager to create your own look? Visit Avon on Facebook and view the online catalogue at the Avon Philippines website. Make sure to use the #BeautifulPromisesKept when posting on Facebook and Instagram so we can keep track of your creations.