I’m slowly starting to embrace fall trends as summer starts to quickly come to end. Summer is my favourite time of the year but there’s something about the changing colours in leaves, buying the first hot fall drink of the year (NOT a fan of the PSL), wearing more layers during the day and wrapping myself in my comforter as opposed to tossing it off because it’s just too damn hot for that. I especially love seeing where makeup trends are going every season and what the IT shades will be. One of the fall 2017 makeup trends that I think is very much worth trying is all about the colour wine.
I recently received Avon‘s new A Box, a curated box of themed Avon products, that was filled with products in the divine wine shade. It contained 5 products that included the True Color Lipstick in Vamp, a plum toned wine with a satin finish, Big & Daring Volume Mascara in Black, True Color Pro+ Nail Enamel in Midnight Plum, True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Romantic Mauves, and True Color Glimmersticks Eye Liner Diamonds in Sugar Plum, a sparkly plum.
The True Color Lipstick in Vamp ($6.99 / 3 g / Available now at Avon.ca) is a plummy wine with a satin finish that’s infused with jojoba oil, vitamin E, collagen and lanolin. True Color Lipsticks keep your lips feeling moisturized and conditioned even after you take it off. The True Color Glimmersticks Eye Liner Diamonds in Sugar Plum ($5.00 / 0.28 g / Available now at Avon.ca) is a plum with rosy purple sparkles that defines eyes with creamy smooth colour and just a bit of sparkle in a retractable pencil.
From L-R: True Color Lipstick in Vamp & True Color Glimmersticks Eye Liner Diamonds in Sugar Plum
The True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Romantic Mauves ($12.00 / 5 g / Available now at Avon.ca) is a colour coordinated set of saturated shades that help you get a quick, effortless look that’s complimenting on every skin tone. The shadows are crease proof and true to colour, and the compact features a mirror and dual-ended applicator.
From L-R: Satin cream white, satin light golden beige, satin medium mauve taupe, satin medium purple mauve with pinkish gold sparkle
The Big & Daring Volume Mascara ($7.99 / 10 ml / Available now at Avon.ca) comes with 24 hours of dynamite volume that’s clump-free, smudge-free and flake-free. It comes with a curved brush with multi-level patented bristles and a plumping complex in an innovative creme-gel formula. The True Color Pro+ Nail Enamel in Midnight Plum ($4.49 / 12 ml / Available now at Avon.ca) is a deep creme plum that features up to 12 days of lasting power with a high shine finish that resists chipping. The formula also increases the strength of your nails by 80% and is free of formaldehyde, toluene and phthalates.
Wine plays up hazel eyes very well due to its purple tones which is why wine is always a shade I gravitate towards in the fall and winter. It’s dark but not too dark and colourful without being too bold. I can easily wear this colour to work or to an event. Even though these shades are more plum than wine, I still like how deep and dramatic it is to wear. The eyeshadow quad is such a great neutral mauve palette to wear for work because the colours aren’t that dark but the 4th shade in the compact has a bit of sparkle in it that is still easy to blend and wear during the day or night. I’m not the biggest fan of really full and thick wands but the mascara does apply pretty well and builds pretty thick lashes very quickly. The nail polish is a hit for me because it applies really smooth and opaque with a nice creme finish that really shows off how dark the plum is. If you’re looking to wear trendy colours and fabulous formulas, Avon’s got it going on!
What do you think of wine being one of the fall 2017 makeup trends you should be trying? What is your favourite makeup trend for fall this year?! Share your thoughts below!
Disclosure: These products were provided for review, however these are my honest opinions.