In all my 22 years (thus far) as an Avon rep, I have never had anyone ask me the question Teresa did yesterday: “If you were going to suggest some makeup or skincare products for an Avon newbie to try to get a feel for the brand, what would you recommend?”
Those of you new to getting to know me will learn I’m a bit…wordy. My response, naturally, was LONG as follows (Note: I’ve added photos, links and made a few minor edits):
Avon has an extensive line of skin care and makeup. I’d first ask what skin type they had and what types of makeup they favored.
Failing any response at all, I’d suggest some tried and true customer and personal fave products:
Anew Clean Facial Cleansing Wipes (they do double duty by removing makeup and cleaning your face – great for travel too); OR,
Anew Clean Micellar Cleansing Water (for lazy skin care folks that also does double duty and there’s no need to rinse from your face).
Anew Skinvincible Day Lotion (great SPF coverage, no added fragrance, works with sensitive skin)
Anew Clinical Eye Lift Pro Dual Eye System (has a gel for firming/lifting and cream for moisturizing – this stuff is THE BOMB! Despite what the directions say, I use the gel under my eyes to reduce puffiness.)
One or all three of the Anew Clay Masks – they have Brightening, Purifying and Calming. You can use whichever ones you need wherever you need.
Many of my customers swear by the MagiX Face Perfector – though it clogs my pores, so I can’t use it. 😦
If you don’t like heavy foundation, I’d suggest the True Color Ideal Nude Liquid Foundation – it’s really light. If you want more coverage, I’d suggest the True Color Flawless Liquid Foundation.
For concealer, I prefer a creamy one rather than a liquid one, so I usually direct my customers to test out the True Color Flawless Creme Concealer.
For powder, I like the True Color Flawless Mattifying Pressed Powder – which doesn’t clog up my pores at all and really does mattify. A miracle powder, IMO. (Note: This product is currently out of stock due to a manufacturer issue they hope to have resolved shortly.)
For an all over glow without looking like a 20-year-old glitter queen, I love the True Color Moonlit Highlighting Powder.
The True Color Smooth Minerals Blush is what I usually suggest to customers to test out first as most people like the shades, are impressed with how long a tiny container will last and love how affordable it is compared to Bare Minerals and the like.
The True Color Glimmersticks Eye Liners and Brow Definers are my go-to solution. They have a huge range of shades, are self-sharpening, are soft enough to go on without yanking your skin and, when on sale, are super cheap!
The Wash-Off Waterproof Mascara is a longtime favorite of mine and I can’t keep it in stock. You can cry your eyes out and it won’t flake or run, but it cleans off with soap and water or makeup remover.
If you love eye shadow, I’d suggest one of the True Color 8-in-1 Eyeshadow Palettes – all the shades in a palette works with each other and it gives you options. If you’re an eye shadow idiot like me, I’d suggest going for one of the True Color Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Quad – the shades in each quad are numbered so you can’t mess up where a shade is applied.
I love the True Color Lipstick (they have various types and about 40 shades), but if you’re a gloss fiend, the newly released True Color Lip Glow Lip Gloss is pretty great too. I’ve tested it out to make sure their claim to it being not sticky was accurate – and it is. It’s not like LipSense though – it doesn’t stay on for 10 days. 😉 If you hate color on your lips but want moisture, the Moisture Therapy Intensive Healing & Repair Moisturizing Lip Treatment Balm is my personal fave.
While there are plenty of other products I’d recommend (many in specific cases), the products listed above should give you a running start with the Avon skin care and makeup lines. If you’ve never tried them before, be prepared to be surprised at their incredible quality and affordable prices!