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Color Trend I can take or leave, while some items will astound me, others will just be so useless I really wonder why I bothered. This was a mixture of the two...
I love a product that does more than one job; I love anything that will save a bit of time. The concept of this is a lipstick and a lip-gloss at the same time. One end a lipstick, the other the gloss. I bought a plum shade of this as I had just finished a different branded plum lipstick, saw this and thought 'what amazing timing!' The lipstick was only about a cm long, I know it's not meant to be the size that counts but a little bit more wouldn't have hurt would it? The actual texture of the lipstick left a lot to be desired too. I have had the dry problem with Color Trend lipstick before but thought this might be different. In order to get any colour out at all, you had to drag it over the lips which hurt and felt really uncomfortable. Once on it was really dry and didn't feel right at all.
I thought that adding the lip gloss would better the situation, the gloss was accompanied by a sponge applicator, I hate sponge applicators for anything, from eye shadow to lip gloss, still I persevered. Having lip gloss on top did help slightly, there was no real colour depth to the gloss, it just gave the lipstick a slightly different dimension. The lip-gloss, wasn't too sticky, it did smell a bit weird but overall the gloss was the best part of the product. I didn't end up using the lipstick again, I bought another one entirely but I am sure had the lipstick been ok, it would have run out before the gloss, as there was so little of it. The gloss on its own is ok, it doesn't last very long on the lips, especially if you are eating or drinking.
A good idea just needs work.
Colourtrend is a make up brand sold by Avon, it really is a budget brand and can often be found half price, multibuy offers and buy one get one free. They can be ordered both online (where a delivery charge of £2.99 is applicable for orders under £15 spend) or from an Avon representative which is where mine came from. My mum managed to pick this up reduced from £4 down to £1.50 so a decent price for both a lipstick and lipgloss in one.
The shade I received was Glam Berry which comes as normal for colour trend products in a black box with a couple of white highlights to make it stand out. On removing the product from the box you can see that the tube is quite small. At one end there is about a centimetre of lipstick that can be wiped straight on or applied with a brush. On the opposite end there is double the size of the lipstick but comes as a lipgloss. This contains the same applicator as a general gloss that has the sponge on.
The colour I received was sort of pink with a purple tinge to it. The lipstick on it's own was quite strongly coloured and had a metallic look to it. The gloss was ok, not too sticky, not really strong coloured either. Using the stick first and the gloss on top worked quite well and looked pretty good. Unfortunately you don't get a lot for your money and I have to say I was pretty disappointed with that.
The actual lipstick runs out a while before the ligloss does which sort of defeats the point of the 2 in 1. It is a good idea to have both contained in the same product but I think it does need to be executed better.
At £1.50 I may buy it again but I wouldn't pay full price for it at all.
I brought the Rockin Rouge Lip Duo from Avon a few books ago because it was cut down in price from £4.00 to £2.50 and because my mate had been raving about it I thought I might as well give it a try.
I think it's a load of rubbish even though the idea is good and it would be mega handy to have a lipstick and lip gloss all in one tube because I'm always losing one or the other in the bottom of my bag! The way the Lip Duo works is that one end is a lipstick and the other end is a lip gloss, it's a lot smaller than it looks in the book and if I'd paid the full price for it I would have been proper annoyed!
The lipstick is a quite creamy but after I'd used the product for a couple of weeks I noticed that it was starting to dry up a bit and by about a month after first opening it the lipstick was useless because it was that dry that even though it would still put colour on my lips it dragged them too much and made my skin uncomfortable. The colour was gorgeous though so I stuck with it as long as I could.
The lip gloss isn't much better either and it has got a really weird texture. It's quite shiny over the colour but looks naff on bare lips and I hated the feel of it while applying the lip gloss even though after it had been on for a few minutes it started feeling more like other lip glosses. It's quite dry feeling for a lip gloss and I wasn't mad keen on the applicator either because it's one of them foam tipped ones that you have to constantly keep rubbing over your lips to build the gloss up.
I was glad that the lipstick was quite long lasting because the gloss only lasted about an hour and if you have a hot drink then the gloss transfers straight away to the cup and doesn't leave any on your lips!
Another thing that done my head in was that in the Avon book it called it vanilla gloss but there was no smell of vanilla at all to it and it's just got a funny plastic smell about it that I couldn't stand after a bit.
I chucked my tube in the bin because it was so rubbish that I hated it and wouldn't even pass it on to someone because I was in such a rage with it. I know I shouldn't expect brilliant things for £2.50 but I at least expected it to work.
I am not into much makeup as my skin is a bit sensitive and hence haven't had the chance of using Avon products that much before , except for an occasional one I might have received as a gift.
There is a new avon- representative in our street and when she dropped the latest catalogue through the door I was tempted to buy something from the £5 for three make-up items from the colour-trend range . Of these one is the colour-trend lip duo in glam berry , which I finally received last week and here is what I felt about it.
The product came in a nice black package and usually sells at £4, though I have heard they are often on offer . The actual tube is however a bit tacky , plasticky and lacks maturity in some ways .
First I opened the lipstick part , which has a small clear plastic cap and was well pleased with the nice smell that it had .
I was expecting something slightly bigger for something that retails at £4 I think , but to be honest the lip-gloss bit of the lip-duo is of ok size but the lipstick part is roughly 1"X1" and will definitely not last as long as the lip-gloss . This size is perfect for keeping in the handbag and would be very handy for an evening out for re-touching your lips with.
The Glam berry shade has a nice browny-pink colour with a shimmer and looks nice on its own during the day-time , however tends to smudge easily , had to rub some off my little one's cheek when I saw her off at the school on the first day of application. See that is one reason I don't like make -ups much.
As for the lipgloss part, it is of a shimmery light goldeny cream colour... cream colour base with golden shimmering bits , that would look nice if it was glossy. However this is not so, the gloss is very dry and powdery ..in fact it is nothing like any gloss I have so far used . It has a small plastic applicator with a foam head that prevents one from over-applying . The lip-gloss wears off very quickly in my opinion, but that might just be because it is drier than most ones out there. It leaves a shimmery mark whenever the lip touches anything.. like a glass/cup which is disgusting. I am not sure if this is how latest glosses are supposed to be , but I like my lipgloss to serve as a moisturizer for my lips too while it adds a touch of colour.
The lipgloss can be applied over the lip-stick too .It doesn't have any smell as far as I can tell.
So in my honest opinion I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone out there at full price , however if I had a teenage daughter/niece I might buy it for her to keep in her handbag for a quick touch up or buy it as a stocking filler when I get it on an offer of perhaps £2 ish. The product comes in three other shades too , but like I said its lacks imaginations and is an example of a shoddily thought up piece of cosmetic . If the lipstick were to be a bit more bigger and the container a bit more sophisticated , it would sell a lot more.
Color Trend is Avon's budget range of make up and you can buy the products online from their website or from your local Avon representative. A lot of people avoid using these products believing them to be solely intended for teenagers, but the range is actually quite good and many items are of similar quality to those in the usual Avon make-up ranges (but for considerably less money).
The new Lip Duos normally cost £4 each and are frequently on offer for £2 each. In the current brochure, they are available as part of a three for £5 offer across all Color Trend products which makes this an excellent time to try them.
The Lip Duo is a lipstick and gloss in one package. I think this is absolutely ideal for those who like to wear lipgloss on a regular basis but hate that it disappears in an hour or so. By applying the lipstick as a base colour first, and the gloss over the top, it means that there is at least still some colour on your lips when the gloss has glided away. So even though it comes off just as much as other glosses do, you are not left with totally naked lips.
I found this product very easy to apply and was happy with its effect for the price. The tube is very small and one of these would only last you for around six months with continued use, but for the price I think that is reasonable. The tube is quite thin plastic and this makes applying the gloss really easy. The lid is quite a bit firmer meaning the lipstick is just as easy to apply.
This product comes in Rockin Rouge, a deep mauve colour, Glam Berry, a pinky beige colour, and Pink Fuzz, a baby pink colour. Not the greatest colour range in the world I'm afraid, and the shades are a little bit immature for many. If you've got the complexion to suit one of the three shades though, I do recommend giving this a go.
Lipstick and gloss in one tube!