10/06/2013

# 2/5 # Avon

Avon Smooth and White Pressed Powder SPF 14: Review

I have a love hate kinda relationship with Avon. I often make faces about some of their products and yet I'm eagerly waiting for their new online catalogs. Today's product is from their simply pretty range,Its the Smooth and White Pressed Powder.
Company Claims:
Look naturally fair and fresh all day !
  • Contains Licorice extract to help lighten skin and SPF 14 UVA/UVB protects to prevent skin darkening n sun damage
  • Ultra absorbing, micro-powders blend evenly and smoothly for that fresh feeling
  • Oil-free, Dermatologist-tested, Clinically tested, Non-comedogenic n Non-acnegenic
Price vs Quantity: INR 249/10gm

Shades:
  • Almond
  • Soft Bisque
  • Golden Beige
  • Natural
My Take:
To start off, I'm not a big fan of compacts/pressed powders because they are actually not a pleasure to my dry skin. But given to the humid weather I do need to touch up the t-zone. Its available in 4shades and I have the one in Soft Bisque. Avon Smooth and White Pressed Powder comes in a a cute and sturdy baby pink packaging with a mirror and a powder puff. The texture of the powder is nothing to boast about...Its dry and powdery and chalky and makes me look patchy :(
I'm yet not able to figure out as to why this product is a totally dud for me when I come across positive reviews of it. Could be the shade Soft Bisque is too light on me (NC 35ish)
But the formula isn't anywhere close to...smooooth :/
My Likes:
1. Cute Packaging.
2. Sturdy... Travel friendly
3. Comes with a mirror and powder puff.
4. Light on pocket when on discount.
5. Has SPF 14.

My Dislikes:
1. The shade (soft Bisque) is light on me.
2. The texture is not smooth.
3. Doesn't spread easily.
4. Leaves a patchy finish.
5. Doesn't photograph well.
6. Very Chalky.
7. Avon misunderstands shine-free with dry :/
8. Images on the catalog are not colour-true
9. You need an Avon Rep to get this.

Last Word:
Though light on pocket is heavy on face :/
I'm using the existing one on my neck :(

Repurchase:
Hell...NO

Over All Rating: 2/5 (2 for good packaging,else...)

5 comments:

  1. Wow seems a very nice compact Nice review dear :)

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    1. Glad u liked bt..it din't work for me :(

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  2. Same here Aditi, even I have love hate relationship with both Avon and Oriflame.
    Too bad, it didn't work. I will not try it! Nice review!

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    1. Stay away Nish..feels like chalk powder :/

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