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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Avon True Colour Eyeshadow Quads Perfect Nude Shades

Avon True Colour Eyeshadow Quads- Naked Truth and Grin & Bare It copy

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms! My Mom are having a movie night and I'm cooking a very Spring appropriate dinner for us- baked salmon with steamed asparagus and roasted rosemary-garlic baby potatoes. And there might just be a little tiramisu for dessert... But of course, there is always a little time to get a blog post in and today brings us two gorgeous neutral palettes from Avon's new Perfect Nude Shades collection of True Colour Eyeshadow Quads. Read on!

Avon True Colour Eyeshadow Quads- Naked Truth (2)
Avon True Colour Eyeshadow Quads- Naked Truth (3)

Avon has released four new neutral palettes into the True Colour Eyeshadow Quad range and I have to say, I am quite impressed with the two I've tried. First up, is Naked Truth, which is the lighter, more subtle selection of the two. It's made up of four shades that co-ordinate to make for neutral look that brightens and opens the eye. I like to pair it with little bit of black cat-eye liner for a little extra definition- as seen a little later in action. It's also the perfect palette to pair with bold lips.

The shades in these palettes all have names, which is a nice touch, and are numbered to make application as easy as following the diagram on the back of the palette if you need a little help. The palettes alos have a variety of different finishes. Shimmering Beige is a light beige shade with a shimmery satin finish. Peach Sparkle is a light peach satin that applies more like a matte (and isn't actually sparkly.) Glimmering Sand is slightly rosey tan satin followed up by Coffee a medium depth chocolate shimmer with golden tones.

Avon True Colour Eyeshadow Quads- Grin & Bare It (2)
Avon True Colour Eyeshadow Quads- Grin & Bare It (1)

Grin & Bare It is made up of deeper, golden nude shades. Bronzed is a warm golden bronze satin, Burnished Copper is a red toned brown with golden undertones. Patina is an antique gold shade with olive undertones and in simply stunning- I loove this shade! Followed up by Sahara Sunset is a deeper taupey brown with golden shimmer but applies more like a matte. While I love the shades in this palette, for my use, it lacks a lighter highlighting shade, so I tend to borrow Shimmering Beige from the Naked Truth palette.

Avon True Colour Eyeshadow Quads- Naked Truth (4)
Avon True Colour Eyeshadow Quads- Naked Truth (1)

Overall, you can't go wrong with either of these palettes! The shadows are all nicely pigmented and smooth, although they do kick up a bit of powder which can lead to fall out when applying, so a flat brush and a packing technique works best. You really can't beat the price, and really, who doesn't love a good neutral? What do you think of the shades? Yay or nay?