I hadn’t tried Avon makeup in ages so I was pleased when I was given a chance to try Avon mascara.
I was sent Avon True Color Super Extend Nourishing Mascara, and I had chosen the shade, Navy. It also comes in black and brown-black.
It has a sturdy, wide-ish wand with plastic teeth on the sides and on the rounded tip. Because I’m a fan of plastic teeth on mascara wands, this is my jam. What’s different for me is that the wand is a little wider than usual (it reminds me of the CoverGirl The Super Sizer Mascara wand reviewed here), and I think that’s fine. In fact, I like that width. I love the rounded tip with teeth on it! I like to use the tip of mascara wands vertically to get at the little hairs in the inner corners of my eyes as well as the outer lashes of my downturned eyes. In sum, I love this wand!
The first time I used the mascara, for some reason, I didn’t love the formula. I’m not sure why, but my lashes didn’t look as good as I thought they should. So I let the tube sit for a few weeks, and then I came back to it. I had a complete change of heart. It seemed like this formula needed to be opened and let a little air in to change it a bit. The formula now volumizes my lashes, and it lengthens too. But I’d say it’s more a volumizing than lengthening formula.
Two coats is works well for me. The formula doesn’t clump or smudge, and it doesn’t flake. It stays put. My lashes don’t feel stiff or look spidery.
Here are the benefits according to Avon:
• Lashes look longer, and feel healthier and conditioned
• Nourishing formula protects and fortifies lashes
• Won’t clump, smudge, or flake off
• Removes easily for less lash breakage
• Enriched with Argan Oil, Coconut Oil, and Vitamin E
• Ophthalmologist tested
• Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers
The color: Navy. It’s a true navy blue: it’s a dark blue. If you’re looking for a standout blue, this isn’t it. If you like a hint of blue, this is fine.
When I was younger, I loved colored mascara, and I gravitated toward bright blue mascara. Now brightly colored mascaras are too much for me, so I am pleased with this shade. Perfect. More mature color. A softer look than black mascara.
I like to wear Navy with gray or blue-ish shadows, and a navy or even medium blue eyeliner. When I don’t have time for eyeliner or shadow along my lower lash line, Avon True Color Super Extend Nourishing Mascara gives me a nice soft deep blue smudged line under my lower lashes while it colors them.
I wore Avon’s Navy today with Mystic, a blue-grey shimmer from the Tarte Make Believe In Yourself palette (reviewed here), and a medium matte grey shade from the Beauty Junkees singles palette (reviewed here). I didn’t have time to find my blue eyeliners so I skipped it. But I like this blue-grey look with my blue-grey eyes.
Avon True Color Super Extend Nourishing Mascara is priced at $8. Sold on the Avon website or through Avon sales associates.
Have you tried Avon mascaras? Do you ever wear colored mascara?