Avon Ideal Flawless Foundation

Hey guys!
So after the Avon Launch the other day, I was generously given Avon’s Ideal Flawless foundation range to try out.  At the Avon launch, Alesha Dixon was wearing the liquid foundation and her skin looked PERFECT so I couldn’t wait to try this out!

According to Avon, Ideal Flawless boasts an exclusive patent-pending formula, with skin matching pigments – that lets the light pass through” , thus trumping normal foundations in producing “an invisible veil of coverage to enhance and not hide the skin”.
The foundation comes in 16 shades and are available from your local Avon Representative or from the Avon website.

The Ideal Flawless foundation is a full coverage foundation and  comes in a 30ml glass bottle and is the deepest shade in the collection (Earth).

Coverage
Even though the foundation is supposed to be full coverage, I noticed that upon application, the texture and consistency were quite light. I prefer light to middle coverage so I didn’t find it too clogging on my skin. My skin doesn’t get that clammy damp feeling it sometimes gets when I use other full coverage foundations and it was very easy to remove.

Colour



The colour matches my skin almost perfectly. I swatched a bit on my wrist and as you can see, the colour appears darker. However, my wrist is lighter than my face so it wasn’t that much of a problem. The foundation consists of orange undertones and I was a bit afraid that it may clash with the red undertones in my skin, but instead compliments it, giving it a deeply bronzed glow (I shall upload some photos with me wearing it soon).  I would put this on and wait about 15 minutes for the formula to oxidise before heading outside.

Cream to Powder Foundation




Now I’ve never understood cream to powder foundations; does it really turn into powder upon application?
What kind of sorcery is this? Avon describes the foundation as ” a super lightweight formula that glides on as a cream with the light texture of a powder that gives medium to full coverage.”


The shade above is called Sable, which is the darkest shade in the range. I do think it is about a shade or so lighter than my skin tone:

Coverage
I found the coverage to be quite chalky with this one. The foundation comes with a foam applicator that is in the second compartment of the compact, however I found that the foam absorbed a lot of the foundation so when it came to applying on my face, it dried immediately and left my skin feeling quite dry.

Colour
I tested the foundation on my jawline and waited for it to oxidise for a few minutes. It seemed to suit my colour, however when taking a photo with flash, there were the tale-tell signs of a wrong match. My skin took on a ghostly grey appearance and seemed to highlight my blemishes also. I think this shade would suit people who are within the NC40/NC45 skin tone.

All in all, I really like the 

2 comments so far.
  • These seem great, would love to try them4ome point. Thanks for review babes can't wait2see what e fluid one looks like on u 😀

  • Anonymous

    I'm going to try these two together, when i get some money :]