To celebrate its 10th anniversary this month, mark. has introduced the new limited edition 10th Birthday Beauty Collection which allows us to share in a bit of that glorious "birthday glow." Fitting, as my own birthday was this past Thursday (happy birthday to me)!
The star of the collection is probably the mark. The Day 10 Year Anniversary Eye Palette ($18 CAD). The shadows are oddly creamy in texture which makes them a little hard to work with. Because of the formula, I find they apply best with fingers instead of brushes (the included sponge applicator proved useless for me). The shades have a soft, pearlized finish and are fairly sheer except for the left-most shadow, a rich and shimmery brown, that I really like.
The Wonder Glow Blush & Glow ($18 CAD) is an ultra-fine powder that adds some nice highlight to the face. mark. says this product can be worn as an all-over luminizer but I personally think it works nicer as a blush.
Lastly, there are the Wonder Gloss Lip Shine lipglosses ($12 CAD) which come in three shades: Nude Shine, Peach Shine, and Pink Shine. I am not much of a lipgloss person but these are really nice. They aren't sticky, are super shiny, and even smell like birthday cake! Unfortunately Nude Shine and Peach Shine are basically undetectable on my pigmented lips so I have been using Pink Shine (worn below) the most.
The mark. 10th Birthday Beauty Collection is available through AVON/mark. Independent Sales Representatives, 1-800-265-AVON, or online.