Friday, October 26, 2012

AMW Reviews: Avon Simply Pretty Smooth & White Whitening Dual Powder Foundation with SPF20

Happy Friday and super happy weekend!  Some of you are on a holiday but some of you probably aren't, so to those who are at work today... *high five*  Let's hug each other and support each other!  

One of the first few makeup products that I tried are face powders.  My first face powder was from Johnson & Johnson then I graduated to face powders and moved up to powder foundation.  The first powder foundation brand I tried was from Pond's!  It was a bit over Php100.00 (approx $2.00) back then and I had to save my allowance for that! 

Of course, once I got a job, I was able to save up on other brands and the rest was history! 

Today, I'm going back to the basic, not everyone are willing to shell out a few hundreds and thousands of pesos for a powder foundation especially at a young age (or let's say those selfless stay-at-home-moms out there who would rather save the money for their kids!).  

I hear you...I will share to you a new dual powder foundation from Avon which my dear big sister loves! 

Avon Simply Pretty  Smooth & White Whitening Dual Powder Foundation with SPF 20

Avon says ---
Get flawless coverage that leaves you with radiant and rosy-white skin.  It corrects blemishes and spots with Rose Complex, which aids in healing acne scars and repairing damaged skin.  Plus, it shields against the sun's harmful rays with SPF20 PA++

Shades: Natural, Almond, Soft Bisque

AMW says ---
  • Super cute packaging!
  • Has its own compartment for sponge.
  • Has SPF20.
  • Can be used on dry or wet application.
  • Gives light to medium coverage.
  • Applies smoothly.
  • Gives an even coverage.
  • Unsure about the "heals acne scars and repairs damaged skin" effect but it's nice to know the product has this!
  • Inexpensive.
  • Could get drying for people who have dry and sensitive skin.
  • Does not completely cover spots.
  • Limited shades.
Avon Simply Pretty Smooth & White Whitening Dual Powder can be applied both wet or dry.  The product gives an even light to medium coverage.

  • Wash the sponge before use. 
  • If you have oily skin, blot your skin with a tissue paper or oil control film prior to retouch to prevent uneven coverage.
  • If you suffer from acne scars or extreme redness, it helps to cover the area with a good concealer prior to powder foundation application.
  • Sunblock application is still needed if you will be exposed under the sun.
  • If you have combination skin, pat the powder on areas that tend to get oily and try to leave the rest to prevent dryness.
Will I repurchase?
No, but will recommend this!

To whom do I recommend this to?
Normal and Oily skinned individuals.

Where to purchase and how much?
Available exclusively through Avon Representatives nationwide for Php270.00 (approx $6.30).  Log on to to find out how to contact an Avon Rep.  Follow Avon on Facebook and Twitter via @AvonPH.


The cute light pink packaging with a separate compartment for sponge.

 The shade I reviewed is called Almond.

Before and after shot
Almond matched my skin perfectly and it gives a very natural, even coverage.  If you look closer, I have some tiny spots and redness on my cheeks and the redness was reduced but the spots are still visible.

(You can click photo to enlarge)

AMW wearing Avon Simply Pretty Smooth & White Whitening Dual Powder Foundation in Almond using dry application.  If you can look closely, my skin looks flaky and dry as I suffer from extremely dry skin the past few weeks.

Have you tried Avon powder foundations?  How do you find them?
I have tried a couple of so far they aren't bad.  My older sister, on the other hand has combination skin and she loves this so much she's on her 3rd compact!

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(Product received for PR purposes.  Reviews 100% mine.  Please purchase at your own discretion.)


  1. Pinaka Maputi po ba nung almond?

    1. Not sure, you may call Avon ladies and check :D I only got this color kasi!

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  4. Natural shade ang pinaka maputi!

  5. Pero okay lang ba yung almond shade kung maputi ka?


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