Avon Review: Jillian Dempsey's Signature Collection

I still remember the first time I tried Avon. I was going to a high school dance and my cousin brought over her Avon make-up, applied it like a pro and explained each one to me in detail. Since then I've had the opportunity to try MANY make-up brands and have an assortment of unused lipsticks and eye shadows tucked away. But honestly, I don't wear make-up that often.

Reason #1 I don't wear make-up:
I put myself last and as long as the kids are dressed, who cares what I look like!

Reason #2 I don't wear make-up:
I usually pick the wrong shades.

I think I am "cool" toned. But it's a little difficult. I am 1/2 Puerto Rican, so I am not as dark as my mother ... but I am not as white as my father. My skin is light, but I tan easily. I always want to try red lipstick and a bright eye shadow, but I don't think it looks right on me. And honestly, I get tired of the safe shades of "browns" that I stick to.

So lucky me - I received the Jillian Dempsey Signature Makeup Collection from Avon! The collection came with:
  • A red make-up bag
  • Anew Clinical Instant Face Lift (1 fluid ounce)
  • Sparkling Mauve Ultra Color Rich Lipstick
  • Professional Eyeshadow in Lavender Mist - it includes one cream and two powder eye shadows
  • Brown/Black Mascara
  • Plum Eyeliner
  • There was also a card in there that explained how to get Jillian's Signature Holiday Look.


The lipstick complemented my skin tone. It was smooth, slightly shimmery and has a berry sweet scent!

The eyeliner was easy to apply, nice and smooth.

The mascara has a big brush on one side with a volumizing formula for the upper lashes. And there is a baby brush on the other with waterproof mascara.

The eyeshadow is the most professional I've ever owned! You can start with the cream shadow as a base coat. Then you layer the powder on top for a deep, rich, dramatic holiday look!

And the Anew Clinical Instant Facelift is formulated to give skin a more youthful appearance. I did experience tingling after applying this product. The directions say to use more sparingly if that happens, so people with sensitive skin might want to be aware!

I loved the set. I was amazed that all of this just cost $25! What a wonderful, affordable gift!

You can win the same set I have! Here's how:

  • Tell me why you want to win this!
  • You get five (5) extra entries if you post a picture of yourself without make-up on your blog and link to this contest. Remember to leave a comment for each extra entry! No blog, no problem - just e-mail your picture to me and I'll do a slideshow.
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Contest Ends December 1st at Midnight. US entries only.

And if you are ready to place an order from AVON today, we do have a free shipping code for you. By entering the code JINGLE30 you will be entitled to free standard shipping with a $30 order when you shop with an eRepresentative. This offer expires on January 1, 2009!