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Awesome Beauty Hacks You Need in Your Life from Avon

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Awesome Beauty Hacks You Need in Your Life from Avon

Who doesn’t love a good beauty hack? A good hack can shave off time and energy spent on doing other things, like being on Instagram or binging on Netflix. I’m always on the hunt for new gadgets and tools that make the makeup process smoother and faster. So when I was introduced to a few new and really cool items from Avon, I quickly realized how they were quite awesome beauty hacks and had to share it with you guys!

Awesome Beauty Hacks You Need in Your Life from Avon

Avon seems to be pulling out all of the stops this year when it comes to expanding their product line with really cool and modern products. Take the Beauty Tool Organizer ($15 / Available at Avon.ca) for instance. It’s a very cute organizer that keeps your vanity clutter-free. It’s made with flexible plastic that keeps your tools standing upright and easy to reach. It can hold brushes and tools of all shapes and sizes and the base and top plastic holder can be separated for easy cleaning. This is a great hack for preventing powders, creams and other products from dirtying up your vanity or other surfaces. It holds a lot of brushes and different tools so when I’m looking for a certain brush, it’s all right there instead of rolling around on a table or in a makeup bag. Genius!

Awesome Beauty Hacks You Need in Your Life from Avon

You know when you have your go-to brushes that you like using for multiple things but it gets a bit frustrating to have to clean off the product that’s on it so you can use it for something else? The Brush Cleaner In A Tin ($12 / Available at Avon.ca) is all you need to quickly clean off your brushes and continue using them. It removes powder pigments from your brushes with just a simple sweep over the dry sponge until the pigment is removed. This hack is perfect for anyone who doesn’t want to use a lot of brushes while doing your makeup. Why bother when you can simply clean off your fave brushes and reuse them? I’ve wasted a lot of time cleaning off brushes with makeup wipes and this is such a time-saver because it also doesn’t damped my brushes like makeup wipes do!

Awesome Beauty Hacks You Need in Your Life from Avon

Be gone spider lashes! We all have those mascaras that need a little help to make our lashes look fabulous. I know for me, I get a bit of clumping on the outer corner lashes which I try to fix by adding more mascara (urg!) and don’t even get me started on how often I have to clean up the mascara that smudges onto my skin. Well not anymore thanks to the Mascara Applicator ($5 / Available now at Avon.ca). This applicator has the perfect arch that you can place around your top and bottom lashes to prevent smudging on your skin and you can use the other end to comb through your lashes and your brows to get rid of any clumps and make sure everything looks perfectly groomed. I’ve tried other mascara smudging preventing tools but this is more of a 2-in-1 hack tool because it takes care of clumps too. Everyone needs a tool like this so you’re not spending more time cleaning up mascara and making it look good. Sadly the next tool is no longer available through Avon but I think it’s such a really cool hack. The Eyelash Curler with Comb is better than your average eyelash curler because it curls AND separates your lashes. And you know how some people like to curl their lashes a bit after applying mascara? This can lead to them looking like a clumpy mess but that doesn’t happen when you use this tool. It keeps all of the lashes separated and looking fresh to death. So if you like making sure that your lashes are curled and voluminous, no matter if you apply mascara before or after curling, you need to pick up a tool like this.

So what do you think of these awesome beauty hacks you need in your life from Avon? Do you have any of your own, really cool beauty hacks?! Share your hacks and thoughts below!

 

 

 

 

 

Disclosure: These products were provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.

mark. Pout Vinyl & Velvet Lip Paints Review

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mark. Pout Vinyl & Velvet Lip Paints Review

The mark. Pout Vinyl and Velvet Lip Paints are a 2-in-1 product that includes primer and vibrant, pure pigments. Feeling like something a bit glossy? Or do you prefer to wear mattes? There’s something in this collection for both preferences!

mark. Pout Vinyl & Velvet Lip Paints Review

The Pout Lip Paint’s are more intense than a lipstick and more saturated than a gloss. The Pout Vinyl Lip Paint‘s offer a high-shine finish while the Pout Velvet Lip Paint‘s have a matte finish. And let’s talk about colour; these paints come in four shades each that range from neutral to boldly delicious and all it takes it one slick of the wand to get full, opaque colour.

Price: $10 / 7 ml / Available now at Avon.ca

Pout Velvet Lip Paint Swatches

mark. Pout Vinyl & Velvet Lip Paints Review

From L-R: Fantasy – medium purple blue, Spark – medium red, Quiet – pale beige nude, Fancy – dark plum

Pout Vinyl Lip Paint Swatches

mark. Pout Vinyl & Velvet Lip Paints ReviewFrom L-R: Shocking – magenta pink, Cozy – pale pink nude, Glamour – medium pink red, Covet – dark eggplant purple

My Glittery Thoughts:

Avon and mark. have come out with some great lipsticks and lip products before but these ones felt like a step further into brighter, more unique shades. I love how they have two different sets so if you’re more of a gloss person, or if you like mattes, you won’t miss out. Both the vinyl and velvet are very easy to apply and one coat gives full-on colour. I like the pointed applicator which allows me to both line and fill in my lips. The velvet’s aren’t transfer-proof and might leave you with a little colour on your teeth after you apply it, so I just blot it (with the cute mark. napkins I got!) when I’m done and that fixes that issue. I LOVE the bold shades with Fantasy and the darker purple hues. Unfortunately there are only four available of each right now and I hope they will eventually expand on these because they are so much fun to wear. The size of them is a bit small but for $10 bucks a pop, I think it’s worth it be since you can really have fun with it and buy another when you run out.

What do you think of theย mark. Pout Vinyl & Velvet Lip Paints? Which formula is your favourite?! Share your thoughts below!

 

 

 

 

 

Disclosure: These products were provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.

5 Travel-Friendly Makeup & Beauty Products from mark. & Avon

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5 Travel-Friendly Makeup & Beauty Products from mark. & Avon

I’m sure a lot of you have your summer vacations planned by now or maybe you’ve got a good idea of where and when you want to go. Whether you’re going for a week long vacation or a long weekend vacation, you need to bring beauty products with you that are both functional and compact so they minimize your luggage load. I recently discovered 5 travel-friendly makeup & beauty products from mark. and Avon that have both of those qualities and will have you organized and looking amazing for your much anticipated trip.

5 Travel-Friendly Makeup & Beauty Products from mark. & AvonHook up your eyes with mark.’s new Eye Contact Hook Up Eyeshadow magnetic palette in Smoke & Mirrors ($18). It comes with nine shades that you can mix and match in a blendable, crease-proof formula. If you love smokier shimmery shades of green, purple and brown, this palette has it but you can also get lighter, day-appropriate eye looks with it too but there’s also a neutral eyeshadow palette available if that’s what you prefer. The palette is very travel friendly because it fits into the palm of your hand and it’s magnetic too so it won’t go anywhere when it’s connected side by side to another Eye Contact palette or mark.’s Cheek Magnet Hook Up Blush.

5 Travel-Friendly Makeup & Beauty Products from mark. & AvonEye Contact palette in Smoke & Mirrors

The Cheek Magnet Hook Up Blush ($18) comes in six sizzling shades that come in a mix of mattes and shimmers that give you a radiant flush that is also buildable. The shade I got to try out is Mauve Forward, a matte mauvy pink that would look good on everyone. It’s neutral enough to compliment a lot of eye looks and perfect for travelling because, like the Eye Contact palette, it fits into the palm of your hand and I like that it’s magnetic as well.

5 Travel-Friendly Makeup & Beauty Products from mark. & AvonFrom L-R: All Butter Now in Bare All & Cheek Magnet in Mauve Forward

I like bringing lip products with me that do more than just add colour to my lips and the All Butter Now Lip Treat‘s from mark. do exactly that. The lip treat’s help increase your lip moisture by 124% and contain shaea, cocoa and mango seed butters. They come in eight shades that range from sheer to full coverage that all deliver gorgeous colour with a buttery shine. I tried out Bare All which is a semi-sheer beige nude and a colour that will go with pretty much any makeup look because it’s not too light and is more of a natural nude. Being under the sun and in different climates can leave you with nasty, chapped lips and I really like that this does double duty and gives my lips the hydration they need on a regular basis.

5 Travel-Friendly Makeup & Beauty Products from mark. & AvonFrom L-R: Dusk Till Dawn Waterproof Eyeliner in Blackout & Daybreak

When you’re on vacation, you’re bound to have a day (or two) that goes on until the late hours of the night and that’s why having something waterproof with you is essential. The Dusk Till Dawn Waterproof Eyeliner‘s ($10)ย  from mark. last all day and glide on smoothely and precisely. They come in five shades and provide a velvety finish that’s also smudge-resistant. I got to try out their black and brown pencils called Blackout and Daybreak. They have a very creamy consistency when you first apply them which gives you a quick opportunity to play around with them, but when they dry you’ll need a good waterproof makeup remover and some elbow grease to remove every last bit. This is why bringing at least one waterproof eyeliner with you is a good idea because it will stand up against anything – a swim at the beach, a night of dancing and any and all emotions that come from being on a great trip.

I can’t forget to mention the products you downsize when you go on vacation, like sunscreen, body wash and lotions. Some of the smaller tubes can be really inconvenient and hard to work get product out of. That’s why Avon’s Be Inspired Travel Set ($19.99 / Avon.ca) is the perfect kit for your body care and sunscreen needs because it comes with tubes that are squeezable, so you can get every last ounce. The silicone tubes range with the capacity of holding 37 to 59 ml and are the easiest things I’ve used for creams because it isn’t a struggle to make sure you’re not wasting anything. They come with a clear zip up clear case which you can use to transport the tubes or you can use them to, of course, help you bring more makeup with you!

What do you think of the 5 Travel-Friendly Makeup & Beauty Products from mark. & Avon? What kinds of beauty products do you like taking with you on your travels?! Share your thoughts below!

 

 

 

 

 

Disclosure: These products were provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.