A Makeup Look With Avril Cosmétiques

A Makeup Look With Avril Cosmétiques

Big makeup brands are being criticized for testing on animals. The cruelty-free movement is going stronger. However, how hard it is to find cruelty-free products that are also cheap and high quality? It no longer is with Avril Cosmétiques: cruelty-free, vegan, organic and oh-so cheap!

Avril Cosmétiques is a French beauty brand created in 2012. There objective is to make organic makeup affordable to all women. As a matter of fact, they four core values are: quality, ecology, price and service. Indeed, each product must be easy to use and subject to strict controls by an independent organisation. 95% of the ingredients are organic and they don’t test on animals. Organic, vegan and cruelty free. They also don’t do advertising, which is the main reason why their products are so cheap.
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The brand was kind enough to send me some products to review: a lipstick, a mascara, a black pencil, an eyeliner and a BB cream. Total, it would have amounted to €31 or £27. I am no expert in makeup and beauty brand but I think I can tell that £27 for five makeup products that are also organic, cruelty-free and vegan is a pretty good bargain. I created a makeup look with the product they sent. You can see a before/after below. Don’t pay attention to the difference in light. I took the first picture with my iPhone and the second with my camera.

I can say that the products are all super easy to apply, and as much to remove. The pigments of the pencil stick really well on the eyelid and they are really strong. Adding the eyeliner on top was so easy. I always struggle with eyeliners. You know, the symmetry and application issues: too big, too thick, is it the same on both sides, etc. However, in that case, it went off without a hitch: quick and easy; because of the perfect thickness and flexibility of the brush. The mascara separates eyelashes really well, so another win I guess.

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Now, let’s move onto the BB cream. I don’t usually put anything on my face. I don’t have time in the morning and I would have no idea where to start anyway. Foundation and concealers are almost unknown territories to me. The advantage of a BB cream is that you apply it just like any other face cream with an added value: it also acts a bit like a foundation. In the present case, the BB cream hid most of my skin flaws while giving the feeling that I was not wearing anything.

Let’s finish with the lipstick. I always go for bright colors when it comes to lipsticks. My skin is a bit tanned and I have dark eyes so I always thought it would create a nice contrast. When I wear lipstick, red, orange and fuchsia are my go-to colors. However, this time, I chose to try something else: plum purple. I love how bright it looks on me and how smooth the texture was. Easy to apply, easy to remove, another winner.

Just so you know, I usually suck at putting makeup on. The only thing I can do – and that I also fail most of the time – is to draw that line with eyeliner on my eyelid. So now you understand why I am so pleased with Avril Cosmétiques.

Did you know about the brand? Have you tried any of their product? Will you know? Have you already struggled with finding cruelty-free, affordable and high-quality beauty products? What do you think of Avril Cosmétiques?

Thank you for reading. I hope you liked this post!

See you soon,
Love,
Corinne

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73 Comments

  1. July 23, 2017 / 11:38 am

    In my daily life I don’t prefer wearing makeup too. But after I read this post, Avril Cosmetiques seem nice to me. I’ll check this brand and probably I’ll try some of the products.
    Thank you for this useful post.
    P.s: Followed your blog! 🙂
    Lots of love
    Sima x | http://www.styleglint.com

  2. Kayleigh Zara
    July 23, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    The lipstick is the most gorgeous shade and looks absolutely stunning on you! Love your photography too x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

  3. July 23, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    Aw I love the look of these products, I would love to start using more cruelty free make up! I will be checking this brand out, great post girls x

  4. July 23, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    I’ve never heard of Avril Cosmetiques before but as soon as I read they’re cruelty free I will definitely be taking some of your recommendations and having a look into them more! I’m really struggling to find a good cruelty free, cheap mascara but hopefully I’ll find one soon!
    Sarah x
    http://www.saraheliza.co.uk/

  5. July 23, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    I don’t think I’ve heard of this brand before but I love the fact that it’s cruelty free and is 95% organic! The products look amazing!
    -Olivia Xxx

    http://oliviaxalesha.com/blog/

  6. July 23, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    I have never heard of Avril cosmetics but their products look amazing – Your complexion in your picture looks so lovely and radiant!
    Claire | clairesyear.com

  7. Ashleigh
    July 23, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    I’ve never heard of this brand before but I will definitely have to check them out! I’ve been looking for a good and inexpensive vegan/cruelty free band for a while now to switch over to! This was a lovely post x

    Ashleigh | http://ashleighwrites.co.uk

  8. July 23, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    It’s nice to see a post about cruelty free make up, I’ve been wanting to use more but i always worry about the quality and price I may give this a try 🙂

    Jess xx
    http://littlepinkduckblog.blogspot.co.uk

  9. July 23, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    I’m always looking for cruelty free brands that are cheap aswell! I’ve never heard of this brand, so I’ll definitely have to check them out. That lipstick shade is so lovely too x

  10. July 23, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    I’m glad you’re raising awareness of this brand; I shall have to visit their online shop! I also adore your flatlys .

  11. July 23, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    I’m always on the lookout for more vegan brands so I loved this post! x

  12. July 23, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    I’ve never heard of this brand before, but I love that they’re cruelty free! You look stunning!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  13. July 24, 2017 / 2:50 am

    I don’t know too much about makeup brands but this one looks really nice. I love your photography and that lipstick colour is so pretty on you! Great review!

  14. Blair villanueva
    July 24, 2017 / 10:04 am

    I am eyeing for that lipstick that you’ve received. Very dramatic red! And looks pigmented too 🙂

  15. July 24, 2017 / 1:01 pm

    I refuse to buy products that are tested on animals, or owned by companies who test other products on animals, so it’s always great to find companies that are cruelty free. Avril Cosmétiques looke like a great company and I’ll have to try out that awesome mascara!

  16. July 24, 2017 / 2:25 pm

    Looking at the comparison from your before and after picture, the product seems to be very effective. And I think because it’s organic it make your skin more healthy the more you use it. So good on you.

  17. July 24, 2017 / 3:12 pm

    I haven’t heard of this brand before. Their products seem to be amazing. I like the sound of this mascara. Definitely going to check it out. x

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  18. July 24, 2017 / 4:04 pm

    I have never heard of this brand before, the makeup looks like such good quality!

    Sophia xo // sophiaaaxo.com

  19. July 24, 2017 / 4:08 pm

    That plum-purple lipstick is lovely on you! And I love that this brand is not only cruelty-free but organic as well. I’ll have to see whether there’s a good place to order from in the US!

    xx
    Emily
    emilyhallock.blogspot.com

  20. July 24, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    The lipstick colour is beautiful and this is all quite cheap. Eyeliners are probably one of my favourite makeup tools to use and I’m always looking for new things to try out! I have never heard of this brand before, I’ll have to do some more research.
    Lois x
    http://www.lifeasloismay.wordpress.com

  21. July 24, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    I didn’t even know that this cosmetics brand existed, their products look such a high quality, will definitely be checking them out! Thank you <3

  22. July 24, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    I’ve never heard of this brand before but they definitely sound like my sorta thing! I’ll have to look and see if I can get them in ireland! You look lovely with your makeup done!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

  23. July 24, 2017 / 4:33 pm

    I’d never heard of this brand but it’s always good to see new cruelty free brands popping up!

    Carla x

  24. July 24, 2017 / 4:37 pm

    I’ve never heard of this brand but I’m really pleased I’ve come across it here because I’m trying to find as many reasonably priced cruelty free brands as possible! I love the lipstick, such a beautiful colour!

  25. July 24, 2017 / 4:39 pm

    The lipstick looks amazing on you! I’ve never heard of this brand but I will be checking it out 💜

  26. July 24, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    I’ve never heard of this brand, but I might give it a go! Also, I love your blog layout, may I ask which template you’re using?

    Have a lovely day,
    xx Kris

    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

  27. Jenn JG
    July 24, 2017 / 5:49 pm

    I have never heard of this line but I do like the packaging. Something about black and white really stands out with these! I also love the color of the lip stick, so beautiful! Going to have to look into these!

  28. July 24, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    My weakness is makeup. That color looks great on your lips. I will check out this line.

  29. July 24, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    I haven’t heard of this brand before, but I’d give it a try. I really like everything and your makeup looks fabulous. Love the lip color.

  30. Deanna
    July 24, 2017 / 8:08 pm

    I think this is amazing. I am a huge supporter of cruelty free products. I also like the move toward more more natural products. My daughter has terrible skin sensitivities and most of what they put is products is terrible for you.

  31. Claudia Krusch
    July 24, 2017 / 9:38 pm

    I have been looking for a new makeup line to try. These look like some great products. I will have to pick some up to share with my Daughter.

  32. July 24, 2017 / 10:19 pm

    Your photography is on point, these products look awesome, and that lipstick color is to die for, I really loved the color.

  33. July 24, 2017 / 11:53 pm

    I had not heard of this brand before reading your post. Avril Cosmétiques sounds like an amazing and conscientious brand!

  34. July 25, 2017 / 12:23 am

    Thank you so much for the introduction to this brand. I’m always on the look out for cruelty-free cosmetics, but you’re right – they usually cost a small fortune. I’m loving that Avril Cosmetiques are priced just right!

  35. Jessica Taylor
    July 25, 2017 / 1:02 am

    Woah! that lipstick looks amazing on you! I’m weird about trying new lipstick, but I definitely need to try out this brand!

  36. July 25, 2017 / 2:33 am

    I am a cruelty free blogger but I agree they can be pricey sometimes! I like the sound of 5 products for £27 that is pretty cheap!

  37. July 25, 2017 / 4:04 am

    These products look great on you! I’m LOVING that shade of lipstick.

  38. July 25, 2017 / 4:30 am

    I have never heard of this brand before! IT sounds pretty awesome! I love your photos. Beautiful flaylays!

  39. July 25, 2017 / 7:35 am

    That’s so good to know. I’m not a huge fan of makeup, probably because I suck at applying it, but that BB cream sounds great and knowing that it’s organic and cruelty free makes it even better

  40. July 25, 2017 / 8:10 am

    WAIT, WHAT! Cruelty-free, vegan, organic and oh-so cheap! WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAT …. vegan girl here…. *intense breathing”… gimme dat! I have NEVER heard of them and I am looking for good vegan and affordable cosmetics pretty much constantly. It’s so hard to find cheap vegan cosmetics that are good. I am usually buying Kat v D and Jeffree Star of SugarPill. None of them are cheap but they are good. I have tried Elf cosmetics. They are cheap but I found the quality not very convincing. Going to look into Avril now.

  41. Cristina Leau
    July 25, 2017 / 8:35 am

    You look great with this makeup. I get you, the eyeliner is so hard to use, so many questions all the time :)) I love the lip color. I want one that lipstick as well.

  42. July 25, 2017 / 10:33 am

    I am sold. Cruelty free and affordable paired with a decent result is a must for a busy mom like myself.

  43. Sue Tanya McHorgh
    July 25, 2017 / 1:06 pm

    I have never heard of Avril cosmetics but it looks like something i would try. Really loving the lip colour

  44. July 25, 2017 / 2:30 pm

    Aw I love the photos you took! The products look interesting too, never heard of them though!

  45. July 25, 2017 / 2:54 pm

    oh my! I love that lip color! Will definitely check out their brand! I usually stick to colourpop cosmetics.. its cruelty free aswell but I will def check them out!

  46. July 25, 2017 / 3:31 pm

    I’ve never heard of Avril Cosmetiques, but I really like the fact that they are a cruelty free brand. The lipstick looks great on you!

  47. July 25, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    Looks so pretty! I love that lipstick colour, suits you very well 🙂

  48. July 25, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    I’ve never heard of this brand before but it seems great. It’s so hard to find cruelty-free products that are cheap and good quality.
    This post was really helpful! xx

  49. July 25, 2017 / 6:11 pm

    Wow! I’m thoroughly impressed with this brand’s ethos. I can’t believe you got all that for £27 and that they’re good quality. I’ll definitely have to look them up when I need new products. I also love that they don’t advertize! Great post girl!

  50. July 25, 2017 / 6:26 pm

    I love the shade of that lipstick! X

  51. July 25, 2017 / 6:35 pm

    I hadn’t heard of them before, but I’d definitely be interested in trying out their products! Love the lipstick colour!

    Alice x | http://www.invocati.co.uk

  52. July 25, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    Love the fact that you included a makeup look along with the review! Have been recently getting into makeup and am also interested in the cruelty-free side of it. So happy to see an affordable brand which brings both quality and being cruelty-free to the table!

  53. Benita
    July 25, 2017 / 11:43 pm

    I have never heard of this line of makeup but I would love to try it. I really love the beautiful shade of lipstick and it looks great on you.

  54. Yeu Doi
    July 26, 2017 / 2:30 am

    The colors and packaging are so vibrant and classy. The lipstick looks great on you. Will check out the brand soon.

  55. Nicole
    July 26, 2017 / 1:29 pm

    I’ve never heard of this brand but the final look is gorgeous on you! Very natural looking.

  56. July 26, 2017 / 1:37 pm

    I have never heard of this brand. It is great that more companies are turning away from testing on animals. It is not needed. I am a huge eye and lip fan, so I would love to try the lipstick and eye products.

  57. July 26, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    LOVE that lip shade!

  58. July 26, 2017 / 6:59 pm

    I have never heard of this brand! I love trying new makeup! The color of that lipstick is absolutely gorgeous!!

  59. July 26, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    I’ve never heard of this product but it sounds amazing in your review! I also liked your lip color! Glad to know the products are cruelty-free!

  60. July 27, 2017 / 4:15 am

    I love your make up transformation. Just a simple one and not too loud. The lipstick add a vibrant look on your face.

  61. July 27, 2017 / 8:48 am

    Will check out this brand…haven’t yet heard of it, but may be because they don’t advertise. The effect is good. Cruelty-free, organic and pocket-friendly are very good talking points for this brand

  62. victoria
    July 27, 2017 / 12:07 pm

    You know, its funny you should say that. I was absolutely thrilled when I could finally get my eye makeup routine down. The line was a big deal for me too.

  63. July 27, 2017 / 1:24 pm

    This is a new brand to me! I love affordable cosmetics that work, and they’re great for filling in the blanks in your collection. That lipstick shade is gorgeous on you!

  64. July 27, 2017 / 2:36 pm

    I love the colour of the lipstick, and your final look. I’ve never heard of this brand but it looks like one I should check out!

  65. July 28, 2017 / 2:35 am

    I have not heard of this brand before. I really liked the way the lipstick looked on you.

  66. Doris
    July 28, 2017 / 4:05 am

    Your makeup looks gorgeous!! I’ve never heard of this brand but I will definitely check them out. Great post!

  67. abbeylouisarose
    August 3, 2017 / 4:09 pm

    Cruelty free + vegan + inexpensive?! I am SOLD! You look stunning in that lipstick shade, Corinne, it really suits you! I hate clumpy mascara so anything that separates the lashes as this product does is a winner for me! I definitely need to take a look at this brand and place an order, I can’t believe I’ve never heard of them before! Thanks for sharing such a glowing review and for your gorgeous photos!

    Abbey 😘 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

  68. Elizabeth O
    August 8, 2017 / 11:02 am

    We have products that we apply in our face which adds beauty. It also made for us to look good and cover dark areas to be equal to other corners of the face. Good products and nice color of lipstick.

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