MAKEUP LOOK | Colourful Smoky Eye with Avon mark. On The Dot Matte Eye Color Compact Review & Swatches

I don't know how you guys feel about Avon, but lemme tell ya, it has definitely changed since I was a little girl. With the introduction of Avon's mark. line, I have definitely been paying a lot more attention to Avon because there are a TON of cute makeup products, accessories and shoes (I have two pairs and a bag)! Makeup will be the theme for today though as I recently received the On The Dot Matte Eye Color Compact ($18.00 CDN) to try. Matte shadows are next to impossible for me to decipher at times. If there is no glitter I'm totally lost. It's like I have a derivative of colour blindness, but with glitter.

Avon mark On the Dot Palette Matte Review Swatches Makeup Look

Avon mark On the Dot Palette Matte Review Swatches Makeup Look

The plastic compact fits comfortably in the palm of my child-size hand and contain nine matte eyeshadows along with a small dual-ended applicator brush.

Avon mark On the Dot Palette Matte Review Swatches Makeup Look

The swatches were a bit of a mixed bag with some shades applying evenly and with high intensity while others very tough to coax colour from. Mattes tend to have a chalky consistency and whether it is the nature of the finish or the quality of the shadows I am not sure. I don't have enough experience with mattes to be a good judge. The darkest shades seemed to perform better than the lighter shades so it looks to be colour-related.

The other thing I found challenging about this palette was the size of the eyeshadow pans themselves as they were quite small. Smaller than a dime, I could not comfortably use my fingers and had to use pointed brushes.  

Avon mark On the Dot Palette Matte Review Swatches Makeup Look

Despite my initial struggles, I was determined to make this palette work for me as I was heading out that day so I chose two shades that I wouldn't normally pair together and tried to create a colourful smokey eye with a bright lip. Read on to find out how I did!

Avon mark On the Dot Palette Matte Review Swatches Makeup Look


Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation in #03


Dior Diorshow Brow Styler in Universal Dark Brown*
Avon Perfect Brow Gel in Dark Brown*


Apply your favourite eye primer. Some of these shades were a bit patchy, but primer will help intensify the colour.

Apply the lightest nude shade from the On the Dot Matte Eye Color Compact* all over the lid.
Apply the purple eyeshadow in the top left corner on 2/3 of the eyelid.
With a light hand, apply the dark teal to the outer corners of the eyelid and smoke out.
Line lower waterline with Avon Glimmersticks Liqui-glide in Jade* and smudge with smudge brush.
Line upper lash line with a black liquid liner like Avon Super Extend Precise Liquid Eye Liner in Black*

Apply Avon Big False Lashes Volume Mascara*.


Too Faced Love Flush Blush in Your Love is King


Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Hot Plum* (SOOOO GOOOOOD!)

Final verdict: Though I was happy with the final look, I am just not a matte shadow person. The only mattes I have are neutrals and though I really liked the dark teal in this palette, the size of the pans did not jive well with me.

Available from through an Avon Representative.

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