It's no secret that I am not a huge fan of the color pink. But this month it is Breast Cancer Awareness month which is being celebrated with the color pink. I got these new Avon Pink Illusion nails polishes that are a perfect way to celebrate this month of womanhood.
A bunch of pinks on my blog will hopefully remind some of my readers how important routine check ups are with your lady doctor.
Metallize Me, this one is the hit of the year. I mean rose gold stuff is everywhere. But it is a shade that is tough to create or take a photo of. For this swatch, I applied 2 coats for full opacity. The formula is very smooth when you apply it, if you apply it very carefully there are no streaks created from the brush. I rather like how this one looks and the drying time is fantastic, but all Avon nail polishes from the Mark line seem of a very high quality to me. So I expect only the best from them and this first shade did not disappoint me.
Glam Rock is a textured nail polish with a soft pink base. That features dark pink and blue shimmer while creating a 3D effect with pink grains. It reaches full opacity in 2 coats. The texture is not very hard core and a bit glittery that makes it a very fun color to wear.
Sheer Glow is my least favorite. I do not like super sheer polishes and this one is crazy that way. It is a perfect bright pink, full of pure pigment and no shimmer. Which is nice if you like jelly pinks, but it was a nightmare to make it opaque. Here I applied 5 coats to reach semi-opacity. But I think it would be great to use in nail art that requires layers. Since it has 5 layers, it didn't dry so well - all in all a nightmare.
Digital Illusion is the most interesting one of them all. It doesn't look pink, but the more you look at it the more you see this is a lavender type of base that has pink undertones. It shimmers blue sparkles but the strongest shine comes from a pink/silver glow. It is very opaque so I think it was meant to be a top coat or a polish that amplifies the existing nail art. For this picture, I applied 3 coats and the opacity still isn't perfect.
Pretty in Pink is the most classic of all the shades in the collection. A simple bright baby pink cream jelly that is full of pigment and has no shimmer. For full opacity, all I needed were 2 thin coats that dried very fast which made me very happy. The classic color makes me happy since I always need it for nail art so it is good to stock up.
Here is a line up of them all. What I love about this, is that you get all the hits in one collection. We have the metallic that is a rose gold which is bonus, a textured one, a sheer jelly one and some classic baby pink shades. You can always mix and match them since at least 2 of them are very sheer and 2 are very opaque.
The best part of it all no matter where you are from Avon is available to you! So visit their web page and online store. Or if you like to be more in touch with all their newest updates follow them on their social media pages:
P.S.: Don't forget to check in with your lady doctor for a routine check up. It is important to get regular check ins since breast cancer doesn't show up in specific symptoms until is too late.
*these items were sent to me for my honest review*
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