Can you believe that Avon has been around since 1886? The idea of selling cosmetics door to door came to light when a door to door bookseller realised that the whole reason people were buying his books was because of the free rose oil perfume he was giving away as a sales incentive. Off the back of this Avon launched selling a range of fragrances and everyday essentials. Still to this day, the popularity of Avon still stands!
I think everyone will have a memory of Avon, for me it was my first make up. I had a a Colour Trend eye palette, which had four eyeshadows in and it came in a cute black tin, which I kept for years and years, as I grew up I used to pick up bits and bobs and always enjoyed the Glimmerstick eyeliners for super long lasting ‘goth’ eyeliner looks during my teens. Another memory of Avon for me was Dianne Wiest’s character in Edward Scissorhands and her fantastic pastel pink suit.
Since my Avon years, I’ve been experimenting with so many other brands that Avon isn’t really one that I’ve used. So, when I was sent some Avon items to try, I was quite excited.
I’ve been using the Avon Glow Bronzing Pearls, Avon True Colour Quad and Shine Attract lipstick. I’m sad to say, that the range is just not really for me anymore, I find it very ordinary and the packaging cheap .
For a low cost, easy access range I’m sure it’s great for a lot of people. But for me, I think I’ve grown out of it and prefer something a bit better quality or a bit quirkier. I don’t like writing bad reviews, so I’ve chosen to stick by this and not write bad reviews, I’m just going to say it’s not for me at all, but I love the history and I’m sure Avon will continue to thrive.
Would you like it if I wrote bad reviews? Or should I stick to my guns and remain positive?
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