Saturday, 20 October 2012

Avon Arctic Goddess

When I attended Avon's Arctic Goddess preview event in September I was super impressed by the quality of the eyeshadow quad palette in the collection. It looks like Avon have really stepped up their game with this one and the quality really speaks volumes.

Packaging is important when it comes to just about anything, but especially cosmetics. Many women use their cosmetics in public, on trains, in washrooms etc and it's important that whatever you pull out of your makeup bag doesn't look ugly or juvenile etc etc. Personally, I am not the biggest fan of the packaging for this quad, it's a little busy for my taste. However the colours are perfect for the collection and for the season, so I don't mind too much. It's not something I'd be embarassed to pull out in public for a touch-up.

The colours in the quad are stunning. A range of blues which fir the brief perfectly. My only qualm is that the colours in this palette are perhaps not suited to all women. Those with brown eyes would pull this look off beautifully, whilst those with lighter eyes would need to work a little more with the product to achieve a wearable look. Alesha Dixon - who is the face of this collection - proved that this palette can be used to create a stunning winter time look and the colours complemented her caramel complexion beautifully.

Check out the pigmentation of these colours! This is what I find most impressive. Avon were not known for producing the highest quality in eyeshadows which is why I am so pleased with this palette. The colours are vibrant and striking - even the lighter, shimmery colours. Overall, I think it is fair to say I am a happy bunny when it comes to this release from Avon, the pros definitely outweigh any cons for me!

What are your thoughts on the collection? Would you wear these colours?

Numera x


  1. oh wow they look so pigmented! xx

    1. Don't they?! I was really surprised, Avon have definitely come forward leaps and bounds xx

  2. Gorgeous quad, not sure it would look good on my blue eyes though, if they were purple i would love it :)

    Sophierosehearts x

    1. Totally agree, a purple would have completed this quad in place of one the blues, just so that those with blue eyes could make the palette work for them too! xx