“ Brand: Avon / Balm / Type: Lip Balm / What it does: regenerates, „
Looking through my many make up bags for a lip balm the other day, this was the first one I came across, Avon Color Trend delicious berry flavoured lip balm.
~ Price and availability ~
I got this from the Avon when it was on offer for just £0.75. The usual price was £2.50! It is no longer available from Avon. They have since replaced this with different flavours, but you can still buy this brand new from ebay sellers for around £1.50.
I think £2.50 is a bit excessive for a small stick of lip balm and I don't think I would have paid full price.
~ Packaging ~
The lip balm comes in a standard inch and a half tall stick, which is around 1cm in diameter. The lip balm has a purple coloured wrapper with the Color Trend logo in black and a large picture of a berry on the front. 'Delicious berry', is written in small black lettering on the bottom of the wrapper.
The lid is rounded and made from clear plastic.
~ In use ~
The lip balm itself is a purple/ pink colour. It also has a shimmer in it, which transfers onto your lips once applied.
It looks quite nice on my lips. It is shimmery rather than glittery and it looks pretty. You can't feel the tiny flecks of shimmer on your lips.
The lip balm feels slightly sticky on my lips, but not irritatingly so. My hair doesn't stick to it like I find with lip glosses. It just feels a bit tacky and when I rub my lips together there seems to be more friction than when I have no product applied.
It has a berry scent and taste, but it is rather subtle, which I am pleased about as I don't like to eat my lip balm or lick it off as that is not what it is for.
My lips do feel protected from dryness when I am wearing this lip balm, but I don't think it is the best lip balm out there. I have used lip balms in the past that are more hydrating and that I felt were more effective.
I don't think this lip balm is ideal for if you have a cold and look a bit of a mess. When you are feeling a bit of a state the last thing you want is some shimmery lip balm to draw attention to any part of your watery eyed and nosed, red face.
~ Conclusion ~
I think this lip balm is nice. It puts a light shimmer on your lips and looks pretty, while protecting them from dryness.
I don't mind that it is slightly tacky. I don't find it irritating on my lips.
Avon was selling this for £2.50, which I think is overpriced as I think it is a pretty average lip balm.
I also think it is not always appropriate to be wearing shimmer on your lips and sometimes you want a lip balm without a shimmer.
I love lip balms! I can't get enough of them. I lose them all the time so like to keep a good stock.
This gorgeous little lip balm is a beauty. A small, push up stick in a plastic tube, the Colour trend comes in a range of flavours. Perfect for slipping into my purse, the cap keeps on firmly so I'm not worried about it coming off and making a mess, I can apply at any time I need to
My favourite is the juicy raspberry. At £2.50, I can apply this balm to my lips any time of the day to keep them soft and supple. It doesn't feel greasy or sticky like some lip balms and it smells and tastes subtly of raspberries. They have got the mix just right, the flavour isn't so rich you lick it off all the time but makes it pleasant enough to wear without tasting nasty. The colour is just a hint so it's great for daytime wear if you don't want 'nude' lips.
I like to apply a dab just before I go to bed to help keep my lips from drying in the night.
The only thing is, the writing is too small to see the ingredients on these - either that or I need to change my glasses!
A couple of years ago I discovered the Luscious Lemon Ice Sheers perfume and really liked it despite the fact that I'm not usually a fan of Avon perfumes, and also because it's a much lighter fragrance than I usually like to wear. There's something about this lemon perfume that I really like though, so when I spotted a range of Ice Sheers inspired lip balms I bought all three as a) they were just 99p each and b) I assumed they'd be as good as the perfume.
Oh-oh, big mistake - all three are rubbish, the one redeeming factor being that the lemon one has a flavour that is reminiscent of the fragrance of the perfume.
The lip balms are supplied in simple and traditional tubes with pull off lids and twisty up bottoms, they are colour matched with the perfumes and the colours used for the tubes give an indication of what flavour lip balm you're picking up - the Luscious Lemon one obviously being packaged in a pretty muted yellow tube. The first task was to remove the lid, which Avon had seemingly decided to attach using superglue - it was stuck fast and so I didn't get to sample my new purchase until Mark got home from work to get it off for me!
When I did try it I wasn't impressed. The balm is incredibly waxy, there's no creaminess at all to the consistency and this makes it a real nightmare to apply as it drags the skin of my lips so much. It doesn't glide across my lips and at times I'm never quite sure whether any of the balm is actually being deposited where it needs to be at all, it's an awful feeling lip balm that feels horribly cheap and has absolutely zero effect on my lips. Awful. I keep my lips in good condition so I'm not really asking a lot from it, just to provide me with a little extra moisturisation during the day if my lips are feeling dry for whatever reason. It doesn't even do this, the waxy feel of it is actually irritating on the skin of my lips and makes them feel drier than before I applied the balm!
I do like the lemon flavour, but as excitable as I get about delicious and unusual lip balm flavours the main reason for purchase (and use) has to be keeping my lips soft and feeling/looking good. This might have the gorgeous taste of lemon meringue (albeit with a slightly bitter and plastic edge) but as a lip balm it's practically useless - one hundred percent useless in fact.
I tried warming it on the radiator one day to see whether this would improve the consistency but it just melted the wax slightly at the top of the tube, which made it a bit easier to apply but gave it such a revolting feel that I had to wipe my lips immediately on a piece of tissue - the fact that the tissue actually tore and bits stuck to my lips speaks volume about how rubbish this lip balm really is! This waxiness is something Avon need to sort out; regardless of how well (badly?) the balm performs it should at least be easy to apply, after all what more basic product can you think of other than lip balm - it's hardly rocket science for a huge company such as Avon to produce one you can actually get on your lips without a struggle! I wear lipstick everyday and if I feel my lips becoming dry (usually, but not always, when using cheaper brands) I slick a thin layer of balm over the top, as I favour red lippy I need a balm that I can control otherwise I end up with smeared lip colour - this STUPID Ice Sheers balm drags so much that when applying over my lipstick I ended up looking like Coco the bloody Clown!
It's just ridiculous, why bother even manufacturing a lip balm that doesn't apply and doesn't soften your lips even if you can manage to get some on there in the first place! Useless! I know it's cheap, and I'm feeling that for 99p I shouldn't complain too much but even so if I've paid for it I expect it to work! The only redeeming factor is the taste and smell, and even those aspects are nothing to write home about really - it's a waste of time and money, just don't even bother.
These lip balms are from Avon and I paid just 99p for mine.
You can purchase them in three flavours, pear, lemon and berry.
They come in standard lip balm tubes that are plastic and contain around 4g - 5g of balm.
The lip balms are presented in sticks that you twist up to apply and twist down to store until next time. The balms actually smell like their flavours. My favourite flavour is the berry one as it smells really fresh and fruity. The balms are easy to apply. They leave your lips feeling soft and moisturised. They don't leave much of a shine on your lips though, I would class it as more of a matte finish. Don't let this put you off buying them though as their lovely scents are enough to sway you into trying one!
The balms aren't sticky or greasy and they're easy to remove if you wish to remove them. They just wipe off with a tissue. The balms don't leave any residue on your lips after/ during use and they are great for kids as their packaging is really bright and eyecatching.
The balms last a while as a little goes a long way with these. You don't have to keep applying them as they have long lasting moisturising properties. They're also small and compact enough to carry around in your handbag, just be careful not to lose them!
Great bargain lip balms.
Being an Avon representative, I buy a lot of products from there that are popular amongst my clients so when they ask me about the products I know what I'm talking about and about the item in question. All three of these flavours are popular amongst my customers but mainly the refreshing berry.
Purchasing this cost me just 79p. I bought this from my Avon book, however It is featured in the Avon books for 99p - £2 depending on the issue that is out so it doesn't set you back at all, and buying from a representative you can return any item in 90 days if you are not happy with your purchase.
The berry is in bright purple and this is quite thin, around the same thickness of the average bottom lip size and measures approximately 4 inches tall, this has a screw bottom but the lip balm isn't quite as much as the full balm it is around half the size of the packaging which I don't mind because they're just so cheap.
The balm itself it a deep purple colour, it is quite stiff and compact, it isn't soft enough to put on your lips with ease it takes a few times of application to get a decent amount of balm on your lips, this doesn't have any colour in it so it won't change the colour of your tips or tint them, the smell isn't the same as the taste, it tastes really bad like a normal lip balm, and the smell isn't long lasting, which is a shame, also I found that the balm wasn't long lasting either I had to re apply every half an hour or so to make sure I had a good coverage which is a lot of effort, Also it has nothing in it like most lip balms to repair and moisturise your lips properly.
I would recommend this for children or younger adults between 11 - 14 but I think that this balm is a little to simple for my liking and I won't be using or recommending to anyone else
I like to have a Lip Balm in my work bag as I tend to get the odd Dry Lips. I usually have a few Balms scattered about my house as I am forever losing them. I'm doing ok just now though as I have 3 balms and know where they all all. They have all been used but still have plenty of use in them all.
This launched in Avon probably about a year ago. Now it can be found in the sale books, so I guess that this won't be in the main book anymore. The Ice Sheers brand first came out in a Perfume and although it was Fruity Perfumes it was different scents than these Balms.
I think these normally cost £2.50 each but being Avon they were always on some kind of offer. In the recenty sale book these are selling for 99p each. The 3 different kinds are Lemon, Pear and Berry. I have tried the Berry one and I have the Pear one just now.
This just looks like the Dooyoo picture. Just a little plastic tube which has a coloured label wrapped around the tube. The Pear is the green colour, the Lemon is the yellow and the Berry is the purple. Just twist this up at the bottom of the tube to get the Balm out.
When I opened this I thought the smell of this was lovely. The Pear smells nice and Juicy. The balm is a Wax and seems to be pretty Waxy so I just applied a bit of this and rubbed my Lips together. You can smell the scent when you first apply this but it seems to wear off quite quickly and I find that this tastes just pretty Waxy. It's alright but I would prefer a bit more of a flavour from this.
This seems to soften my lips alright and does the job ok, but it just smells and tastes that bit Waxy for me that that's what would put me off buying this all the time.
I picked up one of the Avon Color Trend Ice Sheers Lip Balm at the end of last year, and I completely forgot that I owned it until I came across it at the back of one of my make up drawers the other day. If you had not already guessed from many of my other reviews, I am a huge fan of my lip balms and lip glosses, therefore I jump at the chance of getting new ones, particularly when they are a bargain!
They are no longer listed on the Avon website, but I am unsure if they are still available within the brochures but it was a good few months ago I picked up my one. The first thing that attracted me to it was the price, and as I am generally fairly impressed with the Color Trend range which Avon provide, I thought I was grab this bargain as it was only £1.25 and this was at full price!
It comes in three different shades as shown in the image. The green is pear, the yellow is lemon and the purple is raspberry. I love my fruity scents, and as I often go for the strawberry and raspberry scents when it comes to lip balms, I opted to reach out of my comfort zone a little and try out the pear lip balm. The scent itself is lovely and fruity and what I was expecting from the lip balm, however it is not completely strong smelling and did not smell as much of pear as I would have liked, but nevertheless it still smelt great and I was happy to wear it. Due to it having a nice scent, this did mean that it also tasted nice on the lips, and this can be quite a big deal for me as I can not stand foul tasting lip balms!
It is very simple to use this product, you simply have to remove the cap, and twist up the balm from the bottom, however I would be careful as lip balms can easily break if you twist it up too far. Simply apply all over the lips and rub them together to ensure it can moisturise well. As soon as I applied it I was shocked to see that it was very sheer, which I should have gathered from the name! It comes out clear on your lips and gives them a nice, natural shine which is perfect for summer. Do not be fooled by the colours of the lip balms, as you won't turn out with abnormal green, yellow or purple lips, the colour is just shown to help with the packaging of the product. I was pretty impressed with the results and it made my lips look great. The balm itself was moisturising, however I would not recommend it to people who suffer from incredibly dry or chapped lips as it is not that effective for dealing with this. The lip balm did however glide on, but it can get a bit waxy, particularly after you have been using it regularly and the more you get down it, but this is not a huge deal to the point where it has put me off using the problem.
Overall, this lip balm is okay and does what I expected for the price I paid for it. However, having dabbled with many other lip balms in the past, this one does not stand out to me incredibly, and in that case I will not be repurchasing it again in the future. Thanks for reading.
I'm a little bit of a lip balm addict, so whenever I see a cheap lip balm I can't help buying it!
I bought this lip balm from the Avon brochure for 99p when on offer, although I think the normal price is under £2, which is a fair price to pay for a lip balm, even though there are much cheaper brands.
I bought all 3 flavours, which are pear, lemon and berry.
Anyway, the lip balm comes in a twist up tube, which is a bit dodgy. Sometimes the stick of lip balm retracts, other times I will have to push it down.
The actual packaging is a clear plastic tube with a coloured sticky label going around the tube showing details of the product. I actually peeled off the label, because it had started peeling and was looking messy, so the label isn't really good. Also, the label is bright and colourful, but it looks a bit immature. The product is made for young people, aimed at teenagers though.
So, you just twist up the stick of lip balm and apply it like a normal lip balm. The scent is quite inviting, and impressive, if you like fruity smells. But this lip balm felt disgusting on my lips. It was waxy and horrible. My lips certainly felt less chapped but only while there was balm on my lips, but it felt more like a thick grease on my lips than anything else. It turns out that all 3 tubes I bought had this same effect on my lips. They did not actually make my lips any softer or generally better.
I would definitely not recommend this. I feel like it's awful at it's job, especially when there are alternative products that work really well for a much cheaper price.
They smell nice
Price, texture, don't work that well
~Reasons for Buying~
As an Avon rep I was able to purchase this lip balm before it came out in the normal brochures. I got it out of the representative's magazine and it only cost me 70p which is good value for money - it will normally cost you about £1.25 though if you buy it from your rep or online, which is still OK value for money but there are similar products out there much cheaper.
The reasons I decided to buy it is because of the low price, and also because I always get chapped lips and I just thought this looked as though it would repair and nourish them and make them look a bit nicer.
There are three different flavours the lip balm is available to buy in. These are:
The shade that I have it in and am therefore basing this review on is the shade called Delicious Berry. It comes in a cute little purple tube that has a white outline of a berry drawn over it. The packaging is nothing special but I don't have any complaints about it. It is just OK.
~Quality Of The Product~
There is not much in the tube and the lip balm only lasted me about three weeks. I did use it all the time though, so maybe if you didn't use it so often then it might last you a bit longer.
I like the lip balm but really don't think it is anything to rave about. It's just OK, just a bit of an average lip balm really. I think I saw it priced around 99p in the brochure once which I think is a good price. I would recommend it, because it feels good on the lips and tastes alright, too!
Avon's ice sheers lip balms are a new release from Avon, but mine was a present from my mam who is an Avon rep and managed to get hold of them before they came out, so I've already had mine for about six weeks.
Ice sheers are actually a range of perfumes made by Avon, and whilst I've heard of perfumes having matching shower gels or body lotions, this is the first time I've heard of a company making a lip balm to match their perfume!
There are three different flavours available - refreshing pear (green), luscious lemon (yellow) and Delicious berry (purple). I have the refreshing pear one whilst my sisters got the other two flavours.
The lip balm come in the lipstick style - in other words a tube that twists up from the bottom. Each label is coloured the same colour as the product inside and has a line drawing of the corresponding fruit. One slight problem I have found with the packaging is that the lid does not click on very securely and comes off very easily. For that reason I only ever use this product in the house, as I'm worried if I put it in my bag the lid will come off and either my stuff will get covered in sticky lip balm or my lip balm will get covered in fluff and other debris from the bottom of my bag!
The colour of the lip balm is lime green which at first I found rather scary! Don't let that put you off though, because it goes onto the lips sheer, so won't leave you looking like the incredible hulk!
The first time I applied it, I remember that the balm was so soft that when I applied it to my lips, the balm sort of splayed over the side of the tube. I was with my sister at the time, and I asked if hers had done the same but it hadn't (she got the yellow one). It may be that this was a one off, or that I had been applying too much pressure, as after I wiped the residue from the sides of the tube, I never had that problem again.
The balm goes onto the lips smoothly but has quite a heavy, waxy texture. The balms are flavoured and mine has a very sweet, fruity taste to it, although I wouldn't necessarily be able to identify it as pear.
It gives the lips quite a glossy look to them, in the same way applying Vaseline would. I had actually been using the lip balm for around two weeks when I noticed that it contains shimmer. I've no idea how I failed to notice that before, but there is a very subtle sparkle to the lip balm. It does show up on the lips but it really is barely noticeable so you don't need to worry about looking over the top or like you're off to a disco!
The balm is fairly moisturising and despite the slightly waxy feel when applying it, it doesn't feel heavy or greasy once it's on. Although I haven't experienced chapped lips lately because its summer, I have had fairly dry lips and this product is great for providing a bit of moisture and combating dryness.
The biggest problem with these is that I find they wear off really quickly so need frequent re-application throughout the day. I think the sweet taste is something to do with it, as it becomes tempting to frequently lick your lips!
These lip balms are from Avon's colour trend range which is budget make-up mainly aimed at teenagers. I would say that these would be well suited to younger girls because of the shimmer and the fun flavours.
I was surprised to find that the usual price for these is £2.50. Whilst obviously this is not going to break the bank, I think the special offer price of £1.25 that Avon currently have on is much closer to what they are worth.
Overall I'd say these are fairly effective lip balms that come in a range of fun flavours, but like I mentioned, probably more suited to a younger market. Order from your local Avon rep or www.avonshop.co.uk