Avon and Justine June favourites

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A while a got spoilt with a box of newness from Avon/Justine and I’ve had chance to sort through all of my faves.

  1. Avon ultra colour lip tint pens(R169.90)

Avon lip tint pen

Was so excited to see these I literally slapped these on the moment I saw them. I have a deep obsession with lippies just say an easy way to make a statement and pick up any look. These do not disappoint at all! Love love love! I received 2 colours freesia (a berry pink) and raspberry(a cherry red). Packaging wise as always these look expensive and sleek the cap clicks shut tight so the product won’t dry out or the cap won’t fall off in your bag. The felt tip makes it really easy to quickly and precisely apply the product. When I apply it the pen doesn’t leak or feel overly wet (if that makes sense) application is actually really smooth and I don’t even really feel anything. Very light weight I hardly even remembered I had anything on my lips and extremely pigmented. The colour does last the entire day just fades a bit and transfers once applied but once the top layer has transferred the colour afterwards stays put. It’s not drying nor overly hydrating and the colour does appear matte due to it’s nature. It does require exfoliation and a slick of lip balm underneath like with any lip stain otherwise it will emphasise dry patches. I’ve been using these daily for a few weeks now and they haven’t dried out one bit. Definitely recommend this for anybody who loves colour but hates reapplication and worries about transfers.

  1. Avon ideal flawless cream concealer(R119.90)
Swatches of Dark and medium respectively
Swatches of Dark and medium respectively

My second love as you know is concealer hides any imperfections without the need to wear a full face of foundation. Packaging wise this really reminds me of the bobbi brown concealers without the mirror which is not really an issue. As usual the compacts snap shut tight and is very small and light weight. Initially when you pick up some of the product you notice it is very sheer but don’t let that deceive you coverage on this is amazing. It is extremely creamy and actually silky it doesn’t dry out the skin at all even though it sets to a powder finish. I tried it over a pimple and under the eyes and it really conceals well in both cases. Lasting power is pretty impressive too and mine lasted for the whole day.

  1. Avon ColorTrend boost it! Mascara(R69.90)

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A lot of people really love this mascara this however is not suitable for me specifically as I prefer lengthening mascaras as opposed to volumizing ones since I lack in that department. I do however think it is a great mascara for someone who has the length but just looking for some volume. This hot pink tube clicks airtight shut. The formula is not overly wet which gives it a good amount of control whilst applying but it also doesn’t dry down to a crumbly mess. Dries and sets really fast because the formula is not so wet so you don’t have to worry about a major mess if you accidently blink I actually prefer drier formulas for this reason and even find that I only once a mascara has dried a bit can I actually fall in love with them. It holds a curl well and is easy to remove. My eyes didn’t feel irritated afterwards. The thickness of the formula again works great for volume boosting mascaras as it nicely wraps and coats the lashes also lashes look defined and I didn’t notice any clumping. It is a true black colour and the tiny brush makes it easy to reach even the smallest lash with less fuss. There is a bit of fallout and transfer under the eyes by the end of the day but not major panda eyes.

  1. Justine body balance even tone body butter(R105)

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A must have for winter skin this body butter smells like a green floral. Contains a blend of my beloved miracle argan oil, shea butter and grape seed oil. Very hydrating and thick so it creates a nice moisture barrier. It specifically meant to target uneven skin tone.

  1. Justine luminescence even tone day cream SPF 15 (R410)

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This comes in a gorgeous pink glass pump tube. It is very hydrating and lightweight making a great base for makeup application. The magic ingredients here are mulberry, grape fruit extract, argan, grape seed, sunflower seed, neem seed, rice bran, skullcap, wheat germ and saxifrage sarmentosa extract basically all the things you could put into a cream combined.  Specifically meant to even out blemishes and increase skin firmness within 7 days.

  1. Avon fan nail brush (R49.95)

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The concept is a quick striped nail effect which works pretty well and is really quick and easy to do.

You can find all these in the June avon catalogue

Best of 2014 beauty awards according to me

Exciting new products from Justine. Pure luxury!

Justine goes a step above the rest and introduces the most exclusive and exciting addition into the premium brand. With Justine celebrity spokes person, Azania Mosaka as the face of a gorgeous new make-up collection launching in the May brochure.   “Open eyes to silky sensual colour and full volume lash glamour!!!”   Justine’s announcement of the most exclusive and exciting addition to their premium brand – the new luxurious make-up collection LUXE. This ultra glamorous range is the ultimate beauty indulgence. LUXE comes in the most gorgeous gold packaging (It literally looks like gold) that looks ever so chic, the products are infused with the likes of black diamond powder, luxurious silk and orchid extract and they also offer true colour payoff and coverage. I remember sitting at presentation and Genevieve started to introduce the range and then she asked if we wanted to try it and naturally we all said yes and out came people with trays of the stuff all I could hear in the room were “oooh” and “aaah” it made my heart skip a beat! I’m a real sucker for makeup and pretty packaging! So let’s see what is in the range shall we:

The gorgeous new luxe range.
The gorgeous new luxe range.

1. Luxe Mascara Infused with black diamond powder this rich, dark formula creates high-definition eyes with voluptuous lashes. Ophthalmologist tested, hypoallergenic and suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers Size – 7 ml Price – R179   2.Luxe Eyeliner Infused with black diamond powder this ultra-dark liquid eyeliner with silky colour creates a high-impact look that lasts all day. Allergy and ophthalmologist tested Price – R179   3.Luxe Eyeshadow Infused with luxurious silk and exotic orchid extract, these seductive shades create a seamless veil of colour that feels silky soft and looks sensational. Allergy and dermatologist tested Size – 9 g Price – R299 I received this one in my press pack I received the pallet “black tie” and as Azania put it she said this was the ultimate pallet and I couldn’t agree more the colours work great together and can be used to go from day to night very easily. There are a combination of matts and shimmers and it is highly pigmented and the powder is so silky.   “Pamper lips with silk-infused colour!”   4.Luxe Crème Lipliner Infused with silk and pearl powder, this creamy waterproof formula redefines the contours of your lips leaving them looking shapely and voluptuous. Ultra comfortable and lightweight Price – R149   5.Luxe Crème Lipstick SPF 15 Infused with silk and a naturally derived plumping complex, this lipstick drenches your lips in moisturising, luxurious colour leaving them looking fuller and more voluptuous. Dermatologist and allergy tested Price – R169 This is my favourite out of the range I received the shade stiletto red. And it is a gorgeous cherry red with the most beautiful gold and pink shimmers. Very pigmented,  very moisturising and after an entire day of wear I am still left with an amazing stain.   6.Luxe Crème Lipgloss SPF 15 Infused with silk and a naturally derived lip-plumping complex, this formula embellishes your lips in moisturising, ultra-glossy, brilliant colour that leaves your lips looking fuller and more voluptuous. Size – 12 ml Price – R149 I also received a pressed powder and a blush. The pressed powder does not dry out my skin and feels light weight and silky. The blush is a light pink and suits my skin. justine3   justine2

A-firm time reversal serum
A-firm time reversal serum

Looking for a products that will help you achieve a younger-looking skin in 3 days!!!   With the new Justine A-Firm Time Reversal Anti-Ageing Serum, you are guaranteed to get these results. We’ve tested it; now let your skin prove it. After doing a clinical and a consumer study, we received the following feedback:   Immediately: Boosts skin’s moisture by over 150%   In 3days: Dramatically reduces the appearance of age spots Reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles   In 1 week: Reduces the look of even your most prominent age spots Starts to improve the appearance of deep wrinkles See an improvement in sagging skin and overall photo damage Price – R450 Size – 30ml   Why should you use it? This serum contains high concentrations of certain active ingredients and is formulated to penetrate deeply into the skin AND it visibly reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles in 3 days. I can’t wait to use it! The A-Firm range is suitable for ages 45+ but I am still going to use it. No harm in using anti-ageing products early in life. The serum is very light weight and absorbs really quickly. In the brochure customers are also introduced to Justine’s Skincare Expert, Rafal Lukasik, who has 10 years’ experience in a global skincare institute. Rafal gives his expert advice in this brochure to help you get to know more about Justine’s skincare ranges.   All of these products are available in Justine’s Campaign 5 brochure, valid from 1 to 31 May. If you’d like to purchase them contact a Consultant or the call centre. justine1   Customer Care Line: 0860 10 23 45 Website: http://www.justine.co.za Facebook: search for JustineSouthAfrica YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/justinesafrica Twitter: @JustineSAfrica Instagram: justinesafrica