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Are You A Rebel?

Take The Rebel Challenge

Are you a rebel?  Take the rebel challenge

With a rebel yell she cried, more, more, more!

With the new makeup re-launch for mark. (see here) the most show stopping release has to be the mark. LipClick Matte in Rebel. A navy matte lipstick isn’t for the faint of heart… but it can be way more fun than you expected!

mark. LipClick Matte in Rebel

mark. LipClick Matte in Rebel in full sun!

Take The Rebel Challenge:

Up for a challenge?  Chanel your best Billy Idol and try this mark. Lip Click in Rebel with your next order and see how fun a matte navy lip can be.  I love it most on darker complexions but it really can be worn on any skin tone.  Plus, it has purple undertones, so if you’ve worn a deep burgundy or deep plum you could pull this off.

Wearing mark. LipClick Matte in Rebel

Wearing mark. LipClick Matte in Rebel

If you do take the rebel challenge hashtag it!  #imarebel

Check out a few fellow rebels sporting the shade:

Sheray is a REBEL!

Sheray is a REBEL!

Kandice is a REBEL!

Kandice is a REBEL!

I'm a REBEL!

I’m a REBEL!

mark. Lip Clicks are $12 and come in a variety of normal colors outside of this matte navy 🙂  Why are they called lipclicks you ask?  Because there’s a magnet in the cap so when you cap it it clicks into place and stays there!  No more caps coming off and getting your precious pigment all over your bag/pocket/etc!  You can shop the mark. LipClick’s here: http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

mark. Lipclick Matte in Rebel

mark. Lipclick Matte in Rebel

 

 

Get Ready With Us For Spring! Makeup Tutorial and Spring Trends!

GET READY WITH US FOR SPRING! MAKEUP TUTORIAL AND SPRING TRENDS!

GET READY WITH US FOR SPRING! MAKEUP TUTORIAL AND SPRING TRENDS!

Spring is full swing!  With  all your spring functions it’s time to update your look!  Fellow Avon Rep Lisa Monoson and I have just what you need to update; from a fresh new makeup look, to  spring fashion trends!  Come get ready with us!

Spring Outfit Refresh with Alicia:

Alicia's Spring Look!

Alicia’s Spring Look!

Every spring I like to refresh my wardrobe with a few key pieces that you can mix into what you already have to breath some fresh spring air into your look.  These pieces include a pair of sandals, a new spring nail shade, a spring worthy top, a lighter handbag and lastly a new spring dress or 2!  This season it is the Avon Pontee Peakaboo Lace Hem Dress.

Avon Ponte Lace Peekaboo Dress

Avon Ponte Peekaboo Lace Hem Dress

Peek At The Lace Detailing

Peek At The Lace Detailing

To get this dress ready for spring I added the mark. Whimsical Ways Necklace and Earrings along with the Avon Pretty Chic Bracelet Watch and the mark. Say Cheese Camera Bag (last seen here and here!).  I personally like to pair a dress this length with a good heel to elongate.

Fresh spring dress to go with a fresh spring face!

Fresh spring dress to go with a fresh spring face!

A fresh new spring look isn’t complete without all the finishing touches, like a fresh spring makeup look!  I re-created Lisa’s spring makeup tutorial for a complete look.  Here’s how to get the look…

Spring Makeup Tutorial with Lisa:  

Get This Easy Spring Makeup Look!

Get This Easy Spring Makeup Look!

Products used:  Anew Reversalist Day Cream, Avon Magix Face Perfector, Avon Glimmerstick Brow Pencil, mark. Please Hold Eye Primer, Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Romantic Mauves, Avon Glimmerstick in Emerald, Avon Nourishing Mascara in Black, Avon True Color Flawless Foundation in Shell and Cream Beige, mark. Glowdacious, Avon CC Cream, Avon Smooth Minerals Be Blushed, Avon Extra Lasting Concealer in Light, Becca Illuminating Skin Perfector Avon Extra Lasting LipStain

 

How perfect is Lisa’s makeup look for spring!?  It just brightens up her whole look and will match perfectly with all the spring fashion trends, if my recreation was any sort of testament of how great it looks.  You can even get her hair tutorial to update your locks for spring too!  Be sure to follow Lisa’s YouTube channel for all her videos and inspiration!

Recreated Lisa's Spring Makeup Look!

Recreated Lisa’s Spring Makeup Look!

You can shop these spring fashion trends and the products used at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger.  Want to get it all for 40%!?!  Sign up for the Avon Opportunity and get 40% off your first order!

Get The Hookup: Lucy Hale’s Cover Look

Get The Look:  Lucy Hale's Mag 5 Cover Look!

Get The Hookup: Lucy Hale’s Mag 5 Cover Look!

I have the hookup on Lucy Hale’s beauty brave cover look! Lucy, mark.’s brand ambassador, is looking stunning on the current mag cover, launching the new color collection revamp from mark. (see my review here)  So stunning I needed to recreate and share the details!

Lucy is not only excited to show us the new color collection from mark., but you can get a good look at her cover look.  Her look flips the script on a smoky eye with dramatic sweeps of wine shadow and a lavender highlight on the brow bones.  Use a mix of liners and finish with a nude lip!

Get The Look: Lucy Hale's Cover Look

Get The Look: Lucy Hale’s Cover Look

I personally love this look!  Cheeks are sculpted, eyes are dramatic and lips are easy.  For Lucy’s look they used mark. Eye Contact Hookup Eyeshadow in Smoke and Mirrors, Cheek Magnet Hook Up Powder Blue in in Mauve Forward, Dusk Till Dawn Waterproof Eyeliner in Black and Daybreak and All Butter Now Lip Treat in Bare All.  (shop them all here)

See How To Get The Look:

Recreating the look with sweeps of wine and lavender

Recreating the look with sweeps of wine and lavender

Using only a few products that easily fit in your makeup bag, you can get this dramatic makeup look.  Be beauty brave and re-create this look and make it your own.  I went lighter on the eye for a little less smoky look.  Lucy and I have totally different coloring but it works both ways!

On Eyes:  mark. Eye Contact Hookup in Smoke and Mirrors

On Eyes: mark. Eye Contact Hookup in Smoke and Mirrors

On Lips:  mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat

On Lips: mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat

Be beauty brave and try something new, be it a smokey eye or a new nude lip shade!  You can shop the new mark. color collection here!

Sneak Peek! Meet The New mark. by Avon – Makeup Relaunch!

Sneak Peek! Meet The New mark. by Avon - Makeup Relaunch!

Sneak Peek! Meet The New mark. by Avon – Makeup Relaunch!

Meet the new mark.! mark. makeup is getting a relaunch! New products, new formulas and a new sleek package design to go gaga over. This doesn’t launch until Campaign 10 but I’m giving you the sneak peek NOW!  ***UPDATE*** THESE ARE ALL NOW AVAILABLE AT HTTP://WWW.YOURAVON.COM/ALICIAHESSINGER

Sneak Peek!  Meet The New mark. by Avon - Makeup Relaunch!

Makeup Relaunch!

New Package Design

New Package Design

The makeup got a sleek new package design with a sturdy black casing and textured design.  The logo even got a makeover!  I personally love the look, it’s very luxe!

New Package Design

Sleek Black Textured Package Design

In addition to the new logo, new design there are also NEW PRODUCTS!  Starting with my favorite, new bronzers and blushes!  Plus all these new compacts click together magnetically forming pallets you can pick and choose, hook-ups 2.0!  If you remember the old hookups of liners, shadows, glosses and more, now you have blushes, bronzers, eye pallets and touch and glows!

Hookups 2.0!

Hookups 2.0!

mark. Glow Together Hook Up Bronzer in Sunset

mark. Glow Together Hook Up Bronzer in Sunset

mark. Cheek Magnet Hook Up Blush in Rose Without Saying

mark. Cheek Magnet Hook Up Blush in Rose Without Saying

Also new to the collection are 2 eye pallets, a more neutral Skinny Dip which is an excellent replacement for On The Dot Pallet in neutral, and Smoke and Mirrors, your go-to day to night pallet.  These hook up with the blushes, bronzers and Touch and Glow.

mark. Eye Contact Hookup in Skinny Dip

mark. Eye Contact Hookup in Skinny Dip

 mark. Eye Contact Hookup in Smoke and Mirrors

mark. Eye Contact Hookup in Smoke and Mirrors

Additionally mark. is adding new lip shades, a new foundation, and the return of individual eye shadow singles that are mix and matchable in a customizable Clique It pallet.  A lot of our classic favorites are just getting the new package treatment, like our gel eyeliners, pencil eyeliners, Touch and Glow, Lip Clicks, All Butter Now Lip Treat, Powederbuff, Lash Act Mascara and liquid liner!

mark. Draw The Line Liquid Liner

mark. Draw The Line Liquid Liner

All the kitchy names are staying too!  The formulas are SPOT ON!  What I’ve always loved about mark. is that it is high quality, luxe products, like you would find in the top beauty stores like Ulta, Sephoria, Nordstroms, etc, but at a better price.  They go on smoothly and last all day, so you’re using less product to achieve high end results.  I can not personally vouch for a better quality product.  Let me tell you, I’ve been using the Benefit Hoola Bronzer, loved by many, and I will easily be replacing it with the mark. Glow Together Bronzer, a dupe for half the cost, especially now that it comes in 4 shades including 2 matte and 2 shimmer!

New mark. Beauty Coming Soon!

New mark. Beauty Coming Soon!

Take a look at the full offerings!  If you are interested in getting some of the new mark. makeup early hit me up.  Check my about page for my email or comment or dm on social media.  Either way I can get it for your for an exclusive discounted early bird rate!  The full product line will be hitting the eboutique in late April.  Be sure to check back here on Word Of Alicia for a spring makeup look with these products and an Avon tutorial with a fellow Avon Rep!

New mark. By Avon Makeup Discount!

New mark. By Avon Makeup Discount!

Join Avon and become a mark. girl!

Word On Anew Sheet Masks

Word On Avon Anew Sheet Masks

Word On Avon Anew Sheet Masks

Skincare Sunday just revealed itself to be a game changer.  Avon just released their take of the hottest trend in skincare, sheet masks in two forumulas, brightening and firming.  Here’s my word on them!

I'm Sheet Faced :)

I’m Sheet Faced 🙂

Word On Anew Sheet Masks:  Firming or Brightening formula

Inspired by ancient Asian beauty rituals, the sheet masks hold a generous amount of serum and are designed to fit the contours of your face like a second skin to reduce evaporation. Infused essences are continuously and evenly released for immediate and enhanced benefits.

Firming Mask: Amp up your regimen with a mask! Use it one to two times a week after cleaning for an immediate lift. Follow with your regular routine. 4 individually wrapped, single-use sheet masks.

BENEFITS: 

• Skin instantly feels firmer, tighter and lifted
• Diminishes the appearance of wrinkles
• Improves the appearance of skin
• Skins looks younger
• Moisturizes skin

Brightening Mask:  Amp up you regimen with a mask! Use it one to two times a week after cleansing for an instant glow. Follow with your regular routine.
4 individually wrapped, single-use sheet masks.

BENEFITS:
• Leaves skin feeling and looking brighter, hydrated, and refreshed
• Skin appears more radiant, luminous, & glowing
• Improves texture & skin feels smoother
• Immediate and visible brightening results
• Immediate improvement in brightness
• Infused essences are continuously and evenly released for immediate and enhanced benefits
• Improves skin texture

HOW TO USE

For immediate lift or instant glow, use the mask 1-2 times per week after cleansing and before your regular skin care routine.

  1. Unfold mask carefully.
  2. Apply onto clean, dry face, smoothing to adhere.
  3. Leave on for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Remove and massage serum into skin.  Do not rinse.
Anew Sheet Masks Drastic Results

Anew Sheet Masks Drastic Unedited Results – picture on left day before using mask, right, day of using sheet mask.

Word Of Alicia:  I have used quite a few sheet masks in the past from many a different brands but none had as drastic results on me as the firming mask.  As you can see from my picture my frown lines were severely diminished and the the lines around my eyes and the area looks lifted, in addition to just being more plump and moisturized.  It didn’t seem to do anything to that line on my forehead but I guess that’s not where I had loose skin to firm up.  I def seem lifted.  The brightening mask had a really fresh faced look after I was done.  I thought I looked more awake, which is awesome on a day you didn’t get enough sleep, but it wasn’t as drastic as the firming one.  Are they worth the penny?  For me, YES.  They definitely are more luxe of a mask than you’re getting for $2 at Walmart.  I do wish they sold them individually rather than a box of 4, but $24.99 for the box that gives me those results, I’ll take it!  You can shop the Avon Anew Sheet Masks at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

If you saw my last post and are interested at getting the Avon Representative discount on your skincare and everything else mark. and Avon you can sign up here!  Seriously, getting high quality skincare on sale really has helped my budget as much as it has helped my face!

Lip Of The Week: Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Mellow Melon

Lip Of The Week: Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Mellow Mellon

Lip Of The Week: Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Mellow Mellon

The call me mellow yellow… or melon…either way Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Mellow Melon is my crush for the week.  Avon recently launched their new Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick line to replace Ultra Color Absolute (my favorite) so I decided to pick one up.  I got the Mellow Melon shade to replace my melon shade in the Ultra Color Absolute line.

Mellow Mellon True Color Nourishing Lipstick

Mellow Melon True Color Nourishing Lipstick

Word On Mellow Melon:  At first I thought my winter skin could not pull this shade off and was thinking I had to save it for summer, however with the right blouse and some good blush I proved myself wrong.  I’ve been wearing this shade pretty much all week and I don’t see it stopping when the week ends.  I think it will be even better when I have a tan.   It’s an excellent melon color replacement for my old melon shade.  As far as the formula it is extremely nourishing like a balm, not as shiny as the Ultra Color Absolute Line, more of a creamy finish.  These are only $5.99 so I ABSOLUTELY will be buying more shades, next on my list Berry Sangria!

Mellow Mellon In Full Sun

Mellow Melon In Full Sun

Mellow Mellon in Shade

Mellow Melon in Shade

Word On The True Color Nourishing Lipstick Line:

Introducing Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick…Full coverage, lasting color and conditioning care in one nourishing lipstick. Infused with jojoba oil, vitamin E, collagen and lanolin. Keeps lips feeling conditioned & moisturized even after you take it off!

BENEFITS
• Lipstick with high-impact color, moisturizing texture and creamy feel
• Full, even coverage
• Keeps lips feeling nourished and conditioned even after you take it off
• Full coverage lasting coverage
• Infused with Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E, Collagen, and Lanolin
• Lasting color
• Satin finish

TO USE
• Smooth on lips

AVON TRUE COLOR means the color your buy is the color you apply. Now all your favorite lipsticks, glosses, eye shadows and nail enamel have Avon’s acclaimed TRUE COLOR technology, designed to give you the natural flawless look you want… nothing less. Rich pigments are blended into our high-quality formulas for guaranteed color that stays true all day.

FUSS-FREE, FAIL-FREE MAKEUP THAT LOOKS AND PERFORMS THE WAY YOU EXPECT IT TO. THAT’S THE AVON TRUE COLOR PROMISE.

.106 oz. net wt.

You can shop the Avon True Color Nourishing Lipsticks at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger along with the entire True Color beauty line!

Lip Of The Week – Avon Perfectly Matte in Ravishing Rose

Lip Of The Week - Avon Perfectly Matte in Ravishing Rose

Lip Of The Week – Avon Perfectly Matte in Ravishing Rose

Somedays all you need is lipstick, today is one of those days.  It’s been a rough week in addition to being dark and stormy so I decided I needed a bright raspberry-esq lip, enter in Avon Perfectly Matte in Ravishing Rose.

Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Ravishing Rose

Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Ravishing Rose

Not only is it a matte formula that is actually comfortable to wear but the staying power on these perfectly matte formulas is pretty legit.  I re-applied once after lunch and I really didn’t need to I just wanted to.  I needed the pick me up 🙂 and sometimes just the act of putting on lipstick can change your frown upside-down!

Swatch (shade aka grey and stormy day)

Swatch (shade aka grey and stormy day)

Avon Perfectly Matte in Ravishing Rose is currently on sale for $5.99 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

What Eye Makeup Goes With Red Lipstick

What Eye Makeup To Wear With A Red Lip

What Eye Makeup To Wear With A Red Lip

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… red lipstick season! Not that red lips aren’t a thing all the time but for the holiday’s people who don’t normally wear red feel a little more inclined to bust it out and sport a red lip. Honestly, it’s all you need to create a festive look, but the question always arises, what eye do you pair with a red lip? Especially if you are not one who wears red lips often you don’t want to go to big on the eyes and just feel “over madeup” especially for daytime wear.  Do not fear because I have the PERFECT and easy! eye look for all your red lipped outings!

Easy eye makeup for a red lip, mark. Tough Luxe Eye Shadow

Easy eye makeup for a red lip, mark. Tough Luxe Eye Shadow

The PERFECT eye shadow when wearing a red lip, mark. Tough Luxe Eye Shadow in Gilt Complex. It’s the perfect shimmery neutral shade with a touch of rosy gold.  Not only does it have great color pay off its shimmer adds just enough to make a red lip a holiday red lip!

Easy Makeup with mark. and Avon

Easy Makeup with mark. and Avon

Pair it with a winged liner using Avon Super Extend Liquid Liner and lots of lashes with Avon Big and Daring Mascara.

mark. Tough Luxe Eye Shadow in Gilt Complex

mark. Tough Luxe Eye Shadow in Gilt Complex

This eyeshadow also works as a great every day shade post holiday. If you like the mark. On The Dot Neutral eye pallet you’ll like this single shade.  You can shop the look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and free shipping now through the 31st with a $25 order using promo code NEWYEAR

Perfect Holiday Makeup Red Lip and Neutral Eyes

Perfect Holiday Makeup Red Lip and Neutral Eyes

12 Days Of Deals – FREE LUXE Avon Anew Ultimate Supreme Creme and Review

On the 7th day of Christmas Word Of Alicia gave to me, great skin with a FREE Ultimate Supreme!

We’re half way through our 12 days of deals and I have to say day 7 is one I’m personally taking advantage of!  Avon Anew Ultimate Supreme Creme rivals a $300+ creme from a competitor and you can get it FREE today with any $45 purchase.

Avon Anew Ultimate Supreme:

Avon Anew Ultimate Supreme Creme

Avon Anew Ultimate Supreme Creme

Introducing Anew Ultimate Supreme Advanced Performance Crème. The ultimate in luxury performance skincare that indulges your skin with a supreme experience and rewards it with immediate and long term results on most visible signs of aging, even on the most advanced ones, including deep wrinkles, creases, expression lines and skin firmness. 1.7 oz. net wt.

Born in the exotic waters of Tahiti, the black pearl is known to improve skin’s ability to retain moisture. Our luxurious yet lightweight night crème, infused with black pearl extract and our highest-level Celluvive anti-aging complex, helps repair the look of all visible signs of aging** while immersing skin in radiant moisture for the ultimate transformative experience.

Did you know? The Tahitian black pearl is considered one of the rarest gems on earth, taking as long as three years to form. A truly revolutionary discovery, the Tahitian black pearl is known to improve skin’s ability to retain moisture.

BENEFITS:
•  Non-greasy and non-tacky
• Absorbs quickly
• Suitable for all skin types
• Restores skin’s ability to retain radiant moisture for the ultimate pampering experience
• Infused with rare black pearl and gold mineral extract

HOW TO USE:
• Apply at night on clean dry skin onto face, neck and décollage. Can be used with any Anew regimen.

Made in USA

WORD OF ALICIA:  I’ve personally been using this creme and boy is it luxe!  It rivals a competitors cream that’s priced over $300 and I can see why.  It’s so smooth and absorbs beautifully, but more importantly the moisture it delivers is outstanding!  This is now my go to moisturizer.  I personally use it then AM too but because it does not include sunscreen I always use Avon’s MagiX primer which does have SPF.  Believe me your winter skin will thank me.

Get it for FREE today with your $45 order at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

12 Days Of Deals – Day 2 Free 41 Shade Makeup Pallet

If you missed yesterday’s deal, you’re in luck because Day 2’s deal is just as good! Today you can get the Avon For The Love Of Makeup Pallet FREE with a $60 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger use promo code MAKEUP

This free pallet would be a great gift idea.  A little idea on how to make it more of a wow gift pair it with the new Avon Anew Cleansing Brush and cleanser and add on a makeup brush set.  The Avon Pro Set is only $12.99 or for a little something special the mark. Glam Plan Makeup Brush Set for $30!

Avon Anew Cleansing

Avon Anew Cleansing

Avon Anew Cleansing Brush

Avon Anew Cleansing Brush

Avon Anew Cleansing Brush

Avon Anew Cleansing Brush

 

mark. Glam Plan Makeup Brush Set

mark. Glam Plan Makeup Brush Set