Extra lasting lipstick.
Comes shrink wrapped in cellophane.
Made in Poland with ingredients listed inside the wrapper.
Slim black shiny case with metallic red lettering - 4.25 inches x 0.5 inches.
Pull off lid and twist up stick.
Stick is 1 inch.
Full price: £7.00. Often on offer. Currently buy any two for £10 of selected make up.
* Enduring Wine
* Eternal Flame
* Lasting Pink
* Mauve Ice
* Pink Peach
* Rose Creme
* Sand Gold
* Totally Twig
* Vintage Pink.
Avon claim these lipsticks 'Lasts for up to 8 hours and doesn't feather or fade*. (*Consumer Study, 120 people.)
It is a few years since I have bought one of these sticks as when I did before, although it lasted reasonably well I found the texture to be very drying.
However it is always worth re-trying something after a while so this time I went for a light and bright shade called 'Lasting Pink'.
The case is lovely and shiny with nice red lettering and the twist up stick does not look like a conventional lipstick - it is thinner and has a chiselled' end - as opposed to the normal lipstick bullet type end. The tube is long and thin like a mascara and is easy to slip into your bag. The stick itself is reminiscent of a wax crayon.
Inside the stick was a pinky shade but not as bright or as strongly pigmented as I had hoped for.
As opposed to the one I had used before this pink shade was quite creamy when it was applied - but I was disappointed even when it went on as it only gave a very light coverage and seemed more of a pinky gloss than a proper lipstick - so it looked barely there from the start, let alone after 8 hours. Whether this is because of the shade I ordered I do not know, and perhaps another colour may last longer. This one did not seem to last any better than any other lipstick I have used and really even when first applied was not the pretty pink shade of lipstick I was expecting. Definitely not worth the money for me and really I was not very fond of this at all. I have much nicer pink shades from Avon and I would rather use those and have to re-apply them after a while.
Also Avon only claim that this will last 'for up to 8 hours' - which could mean anything - it does not say over 8 hours.
Also the shades do not seem to correspond very well with the images on their website or in their brochures.
Most disappointing and it does not make me inclined to bother trying any of the other shades.
===Would I Recommend?===
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Extra lasting lipstick, will this one stand up to its claim???? The short answer YES!!!!
I can't believe I have finally found a product that does what it says it should, it doesn't come without its disadvantages but I shall push them to one side for now. I have bought a lot of Color Trend products from Avon that do not stand up to what they claim to achieve. I thought that spending a little more on a product it might actually do what it says and with this, it seems to have worked!! I paid £7 for the lipstick which I think is a lot for a lipstick, it wasn't on special but that's just me.
It comes in a sleek black tube with the name in red down the side. It has a twist up bottom which pushes the colour up and the lid pops off easily but also clicks on securely so no chance of it falling off in your handbag or make up case. There are ten or so different colours; I bought Totally Twig which was a light brown colour. The colour it comes out is a lot darker than it appears on the catalogue which I wasn't expecting. It goes on very nicely; it doesn't pull and is quite creamy in texture. It lasts a long time without going patchy in places or drying out. I may try other shades of this lipstick in the future, I will just have to be careful about the colour chosen because it will come out darker.
Avon Extra Lasting Lipstick (Totally Twig)
I purchased this lipstick last month from an Avon brochure and I have been wearing it almost non-stop! I was not sure about the longevity claims of this product but I am very impressed with the shade, wear and longevity of this lipstick - the quality and longevity of this product surpasses my MAC, L'Occitane and Rimmel lipsticks easily!
- About the product
This lipstick comes in a very sleek and simple black tube container. The shade of the lipstick is printed on a very small sticker on the base of the tube and the shade I purchased is called 'totally twig' - which is gorgeous! This lipstick and the other products in this range claim to be long lasting - hence the name and I definitely agree with the claims. There is hardly any information on the packaging and this product is stated to be made in Poland.
- Shade: Totally Twig
I purchased the shade totally twig as in the brochure it looked the most like a rosy pink shade and it is. Although I do not think the small and fairly accurate swatch/picture in the brochure/online do this shade justice. The shade in the tube is a gorgeous rosy pink with brown undertones but on the lips there are minimal brown undertones and the shade looks more like a natural rosy red - but not overly red. The shade is gorgeous in my opinion and fantastic for a day time or night lipstick. This shade can built up for night/evening or it can be blotted to make a fairly matte looking natural lipstick shade for day/work.
- Application and results
The application of this product was a bit surprising. I didn't expect this product to apply really well as it is from Avon and in my experience Avon products (like ELF products) can be a bit hit and miss, in my opinion. Firstly, before I apply the lipstick, I use a lip balm and I apply a lot of lip balm then let it sink in for a couple of minutes before removing most of the lip balm so that the lipstick has a smooth base that is not greasy in any way. This lipstick applies so smoothly, it is incredibly silky and smooth when applied to the lips. I would say that this Avon lipstick has the same smooth application as my MAC lipsticks and the quality of this product is fantastic. The application of this lipstick is great and it does not feel really heavy or greasy on my lips. Overall I would rate the application: 5/5.
The pigmentation of this lipstick when applies is just fantastic; this product is really pigmented so you only need a small amount really. What I do with this lipstick is: I apply it straight from the tube then I let the lipstick 'sink in' for about ten minutes (no eating/drinking) then I use a cotton bud to remove some of the lipstick so that it does not look as intense/dark - therefore the lipstick then looks like a gorgeous healthy, fresh berry/rosy stain. The results from this product are great, it applies so nicely and it makes my lips feel really smooth and it gives my lips a really nice, fresh rosy colour. The colour can be toned down or built up and the longevity of this product is better than my MAC lipsticks! I think that if I didn't eat/drink this lipstick would last for most of the day but obviously that can't happen - so this lipstick with eating/drinking lasts for about 6 hours or so, which I think is fantastic. Also sometimes I find that lipsticks can wear off and leave my lips looking quite patchy but this lipstick does not do that. This product wears off really nicely and does not leave my lips looking patchy or dry. Overall the results are fantastic and I would rate the results: 5/5!
- Price and availability
I purchased this from my local Avon representative and I usually get a new brochure every month or so. I find that this product is not usually on offer but it was on offer in the last brochure I received and it was only £4! I think this price when the product is on offer is fantastic and I wish that I had purchased from shades when this product was on offer. The full price on this product is £7 which in my opinion is a little bit expensive but this lipstick is one of the best I have tried and it certainly has the best longevity of all of my lipsticks!
*Applies so smoothly
*Feels really silky on the lips and it does not emphasize dryness or minor lines
*Thin, sleek tube - great for travelling and on the go touch ups
*Gorgeous, natural rosy shade
*Longevity is fantastic - it has the best longevity of all of my lipsticks!
*Great price when on offer
*None for me as this product is definitely worth every penny!
Thank you for reading my review