Marimekko for Avon Eyeshadow Palette and All Over Face Palette in Poppy Bouquet Review and Swatches

October 3, 2008
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Marimekko for Avon All-Over Face Palette ($10) and Eyeshadow Palette ($8)
plus two free brushes (blush brush and dual-ended liner/shadow brush)

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Marimekko for Avon Eyeshadow Palette in Poppy Bouquet ($8)

Avon’s newest makeup release brings us internationally renowned design house Marimekko’s famous floral motif in the form of four gorgeous face and eye palettes. Seriously these palettes are quite possibly the most beautiful cosmetics I’ve seen in MONTHS!


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Swatch of Poppy Bouquet Eye Palette

The Marimekko Eyeshadow Palette in Poppy Bouquet consists of an icy silver, dark navy/teal, and pinky lilac shade. Each of the shades has a gorgeous fine shimmer (I know it’s hard to see in the photo which really is a shame) interspersed throughout it and pigmentation is spot on as well. All in all a bargain at $8, especially since it comes with a free dual-ended liner/shadow brush ($2.99 if purchased separately).

My only complaint is with the packaging. While the plastic floral outlines do make for quite the dramatic effect, some of the enclosed areas are so small that they’re virtually impossible to get at, which can be rather frustrating.

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Marimekko for Avon All Over Face Palette in Poppy Bouquet ($10)

I’d have to say that my favorite items is this All Over Fave Palette in Poppy Bouquet though. Who could resist all this shimmery pinky goodness in poppy form?


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Swatches of Poppy Bouquet All Over Face Palette

Again I’m not crazy about the plastic dividers, but since all the colors are meant to be swirled together they’re not as much of an issue in the face palette as they are for the eyeshadow palette. Swirled together the three shades combine to form a soft rosy pink with a subtle sheen that’s perfect for a clean daytime look. I promise that the scarier mauve/brown shade in the center completely disappears!

EOTD to come shortly! Have you tried either of these for yourself?


RATING: 3.5/5



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