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Guest blogger Tara from Tar Mar shows us how to create her sprinkle confetti nail look....

 

 

 

 

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Products used:

Gel nail enamel in Royal Vendetta
Sprinkle nails in Purple Confetti

 

You can buy all these Avon products online or from an Avon Representative near you. To find your local Representative: CLICK HERE.

 

 

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Our new guest blogger Tasha shows us how to create this simple, back to school make-up look for when you're in a hurry.

 

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Products used:
Ideal Flawless CC Cream
Ideal Flawless pressed powder
Perfect Eyebrow kit
Colour Trend Pretty All Over stick in Spark
Colour Trend colour smoothies lip balm
Inifinitize mascara
Make-up setting spray

 

You can buy all these Avon products online or from an Avon Representative near you. To find your local Representative: CLICK HERE.

 

 

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Introducing our new lovely guest blogger Tasha Green. She has answered our fun questionnaire so we can find out all there is to know about her....

 

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How did you get into YouTube/Blogging?
Believe it or not, I initially wanted to start a singing channel so I used to watch loads of cover songs that other people would upload. Eventually I must have come across a youtuber who did both beauty and fashion as well as singing on their channel and from there I went on to discover more about the whole beauty and fashion community on youtube and was immediately sucked in! After a couple years of um-ing and ah-ing, I just decided to bite the bullet and start my own channel because I was obsessed and wanted to get more involved. I have to say it was the best decision I’ve ever made!

 

Beauty product you couldn't live without?
Oohh that’s a really hard one! Do I choose skincare or makeup? Argghh! I think I would have to choose a skincare, as I feel most confident when my skin looks good.

 

Favourite Colour?
Another difficult question, thanks guys haha! I would probably say black or white, but neither are really colours right? So although my favourite colours are ever changing, I think at the moment I would have to go for orange. I don’t know why, but I’ve just really been digging it.

 

Favourite vloggers?
Ahhhh! I have too many! I absolutely love BeautyCrush, Claire Marshall, Ben Brown, ItsMyRayeRaye, SoothingSista, Clothesencounters, itslinamar, Anastasjia Louise, Shameless Maya, TarMarTales, BeyondBeautyStar, Zoella… I’d better stop there!

 

Worst Makeup Blunder?
The foundation line! You gotta blend that stuff in and make it seamless girls haha!

 

Top Tip if you're feeling down!
Spend time with people who are uplifting! If you are more the kind of person who prefers to be alone when feeling down, then just take a day to yourself and enjoy time alone, movies, tea, popcorn, books, youtube, blogs etc. Just do everything you love. And this ones a bit random, but working out is amazing when you’re not feeling your best. Release some endorphins by doing a nice little workout and if you’re not the biggest exercise person then just go for a little stroll, the fresh air will also help. 

 

 

Links:
YouTube

Blog

Twitter

 

 

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Our guest blogger Tara from TarMar shows us how to achieve this fab smokey eye Autumnal look

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Products used:
Eye Dimensions eyeshadow in Sultry Smoke
True Colour eyeshadow single in Satin Taupe
True Colour eyeshadow single in Midnight
SuperShock gel eyeliner in Black
Ultra Colour Bold Lipstick in Bare Impact
Blush duo in Positively Ethereal

 

You can buy all these Avon products online or from an Avon Representative near you. To find your local Representative: CLICK HERE.

 

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Celebrity make-up artisit Lauren Andersen and Team Avon has been creating some stunning looks on the runways at New York Fashion Week...

Here's our Trend Report from Nicholas K's inspiring catwalk... featuring Avon's new Big and Daring Mascara and Mega Effects Liquid Eyeliner


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Backstage at Nicholas K's Spring 2015 show... celeb make-up artist Lauren Andersen creates a bronzed look with abrabic eyeliner.



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“The focus of this look is on the inner corner of the eye,” Andersen said. “The rest of the makeup is matte and echoes the Saharan themes of the collection.”


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Here’s to get Lauren's inspirational cat-eye look using Avon make-up:


  1. Using a foundation brush, apply Avon Ideal Flawless Invisible Coverage Foundation
  2. Apply a wash of Avon Glow Bronzing Powder across the eye lid, then take a darker shade of the Avon Glow Bronzing Powder through the crease.
  3. Line the upper and lower lash lines with Avon Supershock Gel Eye Liner, creating a downward point at the inner corner and extending out into a wing at the outer corner
  4. Trace the line and perfect with Avon Mega Effects Liquid Eyeliner.
  5. Apply Avon Big & Daring Volume Mascara in Blackest Black to the bottom lashes and inner corner of the top lashes
  6. Add definition to the eyebrows with Avon Glimmersticks Brow Definer
  7. Contour cheeks and the hairline using Avon Glow Bronzing Powder
  8. Apply Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Caramel Comfort. Add powder or bronzer to mattify.


More looks from NY, NY coming later this week... take a look at blogger Tara's natural school-run friendly look HERE


You can buy all these Avon products online or from an Avon Representative near you. To find your local Representative: CLICK HERE.

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Need a quick  and easy make-up look to help you get ready in time to do the school run? Our guest blogger Tara from Tar Mar tells us how to create a quick, fresh 'no make-up' look .......

 

Always in a rush in the morning? I’ve created a faff-free, easy to apply mistake-proof make-up that will have you looking fresh, and out the door in no time. Follow the easy steps below to achieve this ‘you but better’ make-up look.

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Products Used: Ideal Flawless skin loving beauty balm - nude, SuperShock vivid liquid eyeshadow - chromed cocoa, Ideal Flawless concealer stick -fair, Luxe Lavish Powder Bronzer, Ideal Luminous blush - plum, Ultra Glazewear Absolute lip gloss - soft peach

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1. Apply Avon Ideal Flawless Beauty Balm all over the face, or where you need coverage. Use your hands or a brush if you want to avoid dreaded accidental makeup stains on your work clothes! This will give you an even matt base.


2. Apply matching Ideal Flawless concealer where you need more coverage, like under the eyes to banish those dark circles, as well as around the nose for redness. You can also highlight with this concealer! Pat in or use a brush to blend.


3. To add some life & colour back into the face, add a touch of bronzer to the backs of the cheeks, temples & across the nose.


4. I love a bit of blush, but it’s optional for this look! Using this soft peachy plum blush, I’m sweeping this a little on my apples & blending into the bronzer for a fresh look.


5. For a really subtle eye enhancement, I popped some liquid eyeshadow in the shade Chromed Cocoa on my eyelid, and blended with my finger. This is a very subtle taupe shade with a slight sheen/shimmer finish but because its a liquid the result is not to heavy & really easy to blend out for a barely there look that brightens up the eyes.


6. A light pink gloss polishes off the look and hides any scruffiness on your lips that happened during makeup application. Perfectly plump to finish off out healthy day look.

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You can buy all these Avon products online or from an Avon Representative near you. To find your local Representative: CLICK HERE.

 

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Our resident beauty blogger Preeti shares her fabulous tutorial on how to create a sultry eye, using NEW colours of True Colour eyeshadow quads.

 

 

 

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True Colour eyeshadow featured:

  • Sultry Emerald
  • Alluring Amethyst
  • Aquamarine Mystery

 

Additional products used:

  • Glimmerstick lipliner in Nude
  • Ultra Colour Bold Lipstick in Bare Impact
  • SuperShock gel liner in Black

 

You can buy all these Avon products online or from an Avon Representative near you. To find your local Representative: CLICK HERE.

 

 

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Two-tone nail looks

Posted by AvonfabulousBlog Aug 26, 2014

How cool do these two-tone patterns look? Our visiting nail blogger Sam from Insamazement Shows us how to create these fabulous designs using NEW Art of Change Nailwear in Vary Violet

 

 

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You can buy all these Avon products online or from an Avon Representative near you. To find your local Representative: CLICK HERE.

 

 

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Our guest blogger Tara from Tar Mar shows us how to create this winged eyeliner look using Mega Effects liquid pen liner

 

 

 

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You can buy all these Avon products online or from an Avon Representative near you. To find your local Representative: CLICK HERE.

 

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The ombre effect

Posted by AvonfabulousBlog Aug 14, 2014

Our guest blogger Tara from TarMar tells us how to create a gorgeous, ombre effect lip look ...

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Bored of the same old nudes and reds? I got your back! I present the clumsy girl’s guide to an easy, wearable ombre lip. I created two looks to have you covered for all your deserving Summer occasions, a pale coral and nude for the day, and a plush plum alternative for the nights. Let’s get to it!

 

You’re going to need two complimentary lip colours for your ombre look. A nude always works well for the centre, but you can have much more fun with the outer colour.

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Left to right: Ultra Colour Bold Lipstick in Power Plum, Ultra Colour Lipstick in Cashmere, Ultra Colour Bold Lipstick in Bright Nectar and Ultra Colour Bold Lipstick in Bare Impact

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  1. Take your darker lipstick on a lip brush, or if you’re really confident; straight from the tube and outline your lips, concentrating the colour on the outer corners. If you find it difficult, just place the colour all over the both lips.
  2. Use a cue tip to remove the lip colour from the centre of the lips to make way for the nude. This way the nude will stay vibrant and not overly mix with the previous lipstick underneath, key to the ombre look!
  3. Again with a lip brush or from the tube, concentrate the nude shade on the centre of the lips, feathering out and blending slightly into the darker colour on the outer edges. A brush really helps to blend or fix any mistakes!

 

And there you have it, a modern fun lipstick look using my favourite Avon shades!

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Avon's celebrity make-up artist Liz Pugh tells us how to create a bold Summer look using NEW Ultra Colour Bold Lipstick

 

An instant and easy way to change your makeup look is by changing your lip colour. Summer is a great time to switch to a brighter lip shade as a pop of colour will always work well on bronzed skin tones. It’s always easier to wear a nude for the daytime, to look effortlessly groomed, but I also embrace colour for daytime and evenings, nothing looks greater.

 

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Wearing a brighter colour means you can keep eye makeup to a minimum, so the emphasis is all on the lip, it will look great with a sweep of bronzer for daytime and nighttime. Just add an extra coat of mascara for evenings and you are ready. When wearing a brighter lipstick shade, if you want to wear any eye shadow, stick to natural shades.

 

Why not dip into the trend and try a brighter stain on the lips for daytime, it is so fresh. Just press a little colour on with your fingers, then for evening pump up the colour straight from the bullet.

 

A word of warning when wearing brighter colours on the lips, make sure if you are going to wear a blusher it falls into the same colour family so it doesn’t colour clash, I know colour clashing is all on the runways with clothes but strictly a no-no with makeup!

 

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Some of my favourite summer shades are from the brand new Ultra Colour Bold collection:

 

-          Bare Impact

-          Bright Nectar

-          Pink Punch

 

And a very modern shade we have been seeing lots of is Power Plum, which looks amazing on tanned glowing skin, less gothic than it can look in the winter months against a paler skin tone, it is surprisingly fresh on sun kissed skin.

 

I try not to worry too much on whether a particular shade suits a skin tone, when I do a show 24 girls in the line-up will all wear exactly the same shade, I am not a big fan on rules, they are meant to be broken! But for those who do like to be a little more conservative, and there is nothing wrong with that! The general rule is that bluer tones in lipsticks will look better with cooler skin tones, the ones with blue undertones and warmer tones suit more yellow warmer skin tones.

 

 

Click here to enter our #AvonBold competition and find out how you can win one of 30 Ultimate Gift sets. Terms and conditions apply

Love Liz's tips? Click here to read her bright make-up looks for Summer

 

You can buy all these Avon products online or from an Avon Representative near you. To find your local Representative: CLICK HERE.

 

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Our own beauty blogger Preeti shares her bold looks using NEW Ultra Colour Bold lipsticks.

 

 

 

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Click here to enter our #AvonBold competition and find out how you can win one of 30 Ultimate Gift sets. Terms and conditions apply.

 

You can buy all these Avon products online or from an Avon Representative near you. To find your local Representative: CLICK HERE.

 

 

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Our guest blogger Tara from Tar Mar shows us how to create gorgeous yet subtle bright eyes. A must-see tutorial for anyone who would love to try out new eye colours

 

 

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Tara uses:

True Colour eyeshadow single in Satin Taupe

SuperShock Brights mascara in Violet Shock
Glimmerstick Diamonds eyeliner in Sugar Plum
Blush Duo in Positively Ethereal
Ultra Colour Bold lipstick in Bare Impact

 

You can buy all these Avon products online or from an Avon Representative near you. To find your local Representative: CLICK HERE.

 

 

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Introducing our lovely new guest beauty blogger Tara from Tar Mar. She filled in this fun questionnaire so we can get to know her a little better....

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How did you start blogging? I'm queen procrastinator, so my blog came about when I should have been studying for my final exams at school. I think I made a new video or post every day, it was an escapism from the stress of exam time. I really wanted to share everything I knew about what I loved, makeup and fashion!

 

Must have makeup item? Concealer concealer concealer! I feel ten times more confident if my under eye circles are under control, and as my skin is quite uneven the concealer just removes the redness around my nose too. I love that fresh-faced 'yourself but better' look.

 

Worst makeup blunder? When I was 13 I had this god awful metallic sea green eyeshadow that I used to wear every single day with eyeliner to school. No foundation of anything, it was awful! Oh and over plucked brows to complete my look...

 

What's your top tip if you're feeling down? I find jogging clears my mind a lot, even if its only 20, or 30 minutes and I think everything through outside in the fresh air. Also having a nice long hot shower, followed by a complete pamper session hair, makeup and nails, even if I'm not going anywhere its just relaxing! I also love making videos for my blog tarmartales.com & my youtube if I'm feeling stressed or upset. It really takes my mind of things, especially the editing and then seeing all the positive responses once I've shared it.

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Favourite song/movie? I've got so many favourite songs and movies but I'm going to be a total girl and say the Notebook because it's the first one that sticks out in my head and I'm a total romantic at heart. Musically I'm all over the place but I'm loving the new tracks from Lykke Li & FKA Twigs right now.

 

Favourite vloggers? I love anyone who does something new and experiments on youtube. I'm enjoying Hey Claire (Claire Marshall) at the moment. I also love Anna from Vivianna Does Makeup's opinions on new makeup products and well as Barbara(ThePersianBabe)'s fashion eye.

 

When did you first get an interest in beauty/makeup? I was interested in makeup from a very early age, 12 or 13 I started messing around with it and I was always a pretty creative child so anything I could get my hands stuck into was great. I wanted to become really good at it, so I started watching youtube tutorials a year or two after that to learn more!

 

Favourite colour? Green's always been my favourite, it's the colour of living things in my eyes. Things usually flourish where theres greenery so I feel like its a good luck colour or something when it comes to personal endeavours.

 

YouTube | Twitter

Tara x

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Avon's celebrity make-up artist Liz Pugh shares her beauty tips for Summer and tells us how to use the new colour Brights range.

 

Summer skin is all about radiance, glowing skin and shedding all of those layers we have used in the winter months, just like in our wardrobe and revealing what’s underneath, a scary thought for many of us! I want to help you achieve this in a simple way, it’s barely there make-up but with clever layering and application, you will look radiant and fresh faced.

 

Two of my favourite products for getting this look are the Avon CC cream and the new Corrector Palette, which will help to disguise a multitude of sins.

 

The texture of this palette is creamy with a good pigment base, it contains four shades to neutralize and enhance your complexion. They’re meant to be worn under your base, so this will be your first layer after moisturizer.

 

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  • The pink shade is great to even out a pale skin tone; it will help to cancel out any purple under the eye area. The pale pink will brighten a dull complexion with grayish undertones, it can be used to highlight as well, and it looks great applied along the top of the cheekbone to lift the face.

 

  • The neutral shade next to the pink is also great under the eyes, and will help to neutralize any redness and discoloration.

 

  • The orange shade will counteract blue and purple, great for under eyes, hyper pigmentation etc

 

  • The yellow shade will work to neutralize purple and scarring.

 

  • The top two shades are fantastic on paler skin tones and the bottom two will work well on more sallow and olive skin tones. They can be mixed to achieve the right tones.

 

Be like an artist, play around with this palette mixing it up and you will see a difference. Once you have color corrected you will only need a light layer of foundation, which is why I love to use CC foundation on top. That’s all it takes.

 

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The next thing I want to write about in this blog is colour, as we are now in high Summer there are plenty of reasons for us to try out a new look (festivals, weddings etc..) and I love the new Brights range for this. They really work with a radiant complexion and will awaken tired eyes.

 

Try dipping into the colour trend with eyeliner, whether you draw it along the top or bottom lash line, whether you smudge it in like a shadow, its perfect for the summer season.

 

There are no rules here, if you really are unsure which colour to try, these are my fail safes –

 

Blue eyes – Magenta Max

Brown eyes – Cobalt Cool

Green eyes – Purple Punch

 

Aqua Shock and Turquoise Burst will work on any eye colours.

 

You can apply over a black liner to intensify the colour and to add more dimension or wear alone.

 

Colours look amazing with the lid left bare, or a soft sculpting with a taupe shade is all you need to enhance the eye.

 

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I adore the new SuperShock Brights mascaras, another great way to dip into the colour trend. They really lift the eyes and give a bright eyed look. Again you can layer over a black mascara to first add depth to the eye, applying the colour to the tips. On a shoot recently I painted the mascara on with an eyeliner brush, alternating between black and Emerald, two or three lashes at a time, It looked great, and this can be done with any of the colours, it would work really well with Royal.

 

Another way to wear a colour mascara is to apply it first, then add black to the outer corners to elongate the eye.

 

Again if you are unsure what colour to try, the following will enhance the eye colour.

 

Blue eyes - Emerald

Brown eyes – Royal

Green eyes – Violet

 

I hope you love them as much as I do.

 

Love Liz's ideas? Read here for more of her beauty top tips

 

You can buy all these Avon products online or from an Avon Representative near you. To find your local Representative: CLICK HERE.

 

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