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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Mark by Avon Havana Sol Collection | Summer 2017

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It's a rainy, overcast day here, but let's pretend it's sunny and warm... We're talking summery stuff today with a side order of tropical vibes via the Mark by Avon Havana Sol Collection. The collection brings summery cuteness and fun pops of blue and green to shake up your summer makeup. Interested? Read on!

The collection is home to a full bath and body lineup, including the Havana Sol Body Wash and Body Butter. All of the products smell ah-mazing with a blend of papaya, Cuban orchid, and warm velvet woods. It's mostly fruity, but with a floral warmth. The shower gel cleanses perfectly, and isn't drying, while the body butter has a rich, hydrating formula that features aloe, shea and cocoa butters and coconut oil to deeply moisturize skin.

Bronzer and blush in one? Yes, please. The Cheek Magnet Hook Up Blush-Bronzer in Sun and Sand features an almost matte texture (the bronzer does have fine golden shimmer) and three cheek shades. The bronzer adds a touch of warmth to skin without being too orange while the blush shades offer peachy-orange or pink hue. I find the blush section is a bit small to use just one shade, so just swirl my brush through them both for a peachy-pink blush.

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Last up, a bit of shadow play. The Eye Contact Hook Up Eyeshadow Palette in Mojitos by the Sea brings a few neutrals to the party with a mix of poppy blues and greens. The majority of the shades are mattes with a few shimmers in the mix. I was pretty pleased with the matte texture, although it does feel a bit powdery and does result in a bit of fallout. The upside is that the shades are all quite pigmented and do blend very easily without getting muddy.

For the look above, I used the top row of neutrals on the lid and to highlight and the bottom row of green and blues for a poppy lower lash line. I don't use blues all that often, but the periwinkle shade was calling to be used- it's so pretty! I completed the look with a bit of liner, mascara and lashes.

Overall, this is a fin little collection! It also includes two new Lip Click Lipstick shades (a red and a coral) should you need a little more colour. What do you think? Need any of these products to get you through the summer?

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