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===Why I Get This===
Well I find Avon very convenient for me as I can buy it form home - also with their money-back guarantee if you really find something that you do not like - just return it for a refund.
Avon are a direct selling company that began in the USA. Now a well-known brand for many years in the UK too - you can either buy from a Representative out of their catalogues or else just order online on their website.
It is quite difficult to write about Avon Lipsticks as they sell so many different ranges at any one time - also they are always phasing out some ranges and bringing in new ones.
I have therefore focused on the current Brochure 4 of 2013.
The price range is from £2 up to £10.50 for one containing collagen and retinol.
The following are the current lipsticks on sale (I have not included lip glosses):
*Colour Trend Kiss n Go lipsticks at 2 for £4 (have SPF 15 - normal price £3.75)
*Anew Youth Awake Lipstick £10.50 (with SPF 15, Collagen and Retinol)
*Avon Extra Lasting Stick £7 (satin - lasts 8 hours)
*Avon Style Lipsticks £3 (full size product but in small packaging)
*Avon Shine Attract Lipstick in silver case £5 (lipstick inside gel shell and SPF 15 - normal price £8.50)
*Ultra Colour Rich Lipstick £7 (satin, shimmer or metallic - 20 shades).
*Ultra Colour Rich Brilliance in pink case £8 (125% more sparkle)
*Ultra Colour Rich Rubies in red case £8.50 (with crushed rubies)
*Ultra Colour Rich Mega Impact Lipstick £8.50 (SPF 15)
*NEW - Perfect Kiss Lipstick in twelve sided silver case £4.99 (with fruit enzymes, normal price will be £8.50. Comes in 24 shades and also with a free glimmer lip liner).
Costs varies from as little as £2 up to £10.50.
I thought I would list the different types of lipsticks available to show that in each brochure there is always a good variety of prices and colours.
The most basic range is Colour Trend and you can often pick up a full size lipstick for £2. the most expensive one is £10.50 but it contains retinol and collagen.
I have shown the full prices above but very often the lipsticks will be either on special reduced price or else have a free gift included with it.
The newest addition to the Avon range is the 'Perfect Kiss' lipstick which comes in a selection of 24 shades which should have one to suit almost anyone.
The lipsticks vary in both colours and textures - you can have matt, shiny or metallic ones, and some are more sheer than others. Your Avon Representative should be able to get you small lipstick samples of most of the varieties. these samples will cost your Representative 20p-25p so if you ask for some it would be good to offer to pay for them. These little sample tubes actually last quite a while and it is worth getting a few pounds worth of these and then you can have a dozen or so shades.
I have been using various Avon lipsticks for many years now and have had no problems at all. I have had no bad reactions and they also do not have any weird tastes which I have experienced with some other lipsticks. While saying I have had no reactions I have not tested the most expensive one containing retinol and collagen so cannot comment on that one.
Personally I find that the Colour Trend cheaper lipsticks are good for general everyday use. I like having a few different shades on the go at any one time - and also change shades from Summer to Winter. My favourite colour is pink so I like the pinky and lilac shades but also use the more brown end of the palette if I am wearing earthy colours. Some of the slightly metallic ones are particularly attractive. I also have more of a red colour for some evening use.
One on sale now contains crushed rubies and Avon have just phased out one which contained gold. Personally I am not attracted by those sort of gimmicks.
The newest addition to the brochure is 'Perfect Kiss' - with 24 shades you are sure to find one you like and at £4.99 and with a free lip pencil is is a great bargain.
I find that Avon lipsticks last a few hours which is fine for me and I am happy to re-apply if necessary. Avon do do a long lasting sort of stick lipstick which is supposed to last for 8 hours but I have not tried that particular one but previous long-lasting ones I found rather drying.
All the other lipsticks I find quite moisturising for my lips and they do not make them dry at all - so I either use a lipstick or a lip salve to stop my lips getting dry and flaky.
I would definitely suggest trying Avon lipsticks - they are brought to your door and saves you the hassle of getting to the shops.
===Would I Recommend?===
I don't like everything from Avon but one of the products they create that I absolutely adore is their lipsticks. They seem to get them right every time. I'm a rep and so whenever they've got a new product coming out I can get discounted prices on it if I want to buy it. And I always do end up buying their new lipsticks. With most of their products I will wait until they get to the sale before I try them out; as I'm not a big rep; I just sell to a few friends and do it for fun more than to make any money, so it isn't really that important that I've tried out all their new products. However I have tried so many of their lipsticks and know them so well I feel like I have enough knowledge to be able to preach about them to my whole neighbourhood or even town if Avon paid me enough money to do it!
It's something about the creamy texture that I love the feel of. The lipsticks glide on so easily and feel so velvetty and smooth. They look really smooth and velvetty once they're on the lips, too. Some of them are more shiny than others and some have glitter in them so that they look really glittery; some are more matt and some are just very bright and bold, but all of them have the same fabulous texture which shows off how fantastic the quality of the lipstick is.
Avon does a great range of colours and there are so many to choose from you'll be spoiled for choice. Like me, you might end up buying several different shades as you won't be able to make the extremely tough decision of which one to buy! The colours range from pinks to plums. There are reds, roses, wines, beiges, browns, the lot. With each different lipstick theres a whole new set of shades but the ranges are similar across the different types of lipsticks.
Another great thing about Avon lipstick is the price. They are always priced very reasonably and are very commonly on offer so you can be sure to always get a good deal on whichever you chose to buy. The normal price for most of the lipsticks is £8. However they are usually sold at about £5 or £6 each. I have even seen them go down to being as cheap as £3 before now as well. They are definitely worth this reasonably small price tag. The quality is good, there is a large variety of shades and they last a long time on the lips. For all these reasons I would definitely recommend trying out Avon lipsticks.
I have so many different lipstick and lip glosses in my make up draw but I could not resist sending for a free sample of Avon's Ultra Colour Rich Moisture Seduction Lipstick, after all it was only going to cost me post age with the lipstick being free of charge so i decided to give it a go. With a variety of different colours and shades to choose from I decided to go for something totally different and get a colour I did not have.
The lipstick when it arrived looked just like any other lipstick in a plain black case with a silver band around the middle with the word Avon written around it. The lid of the lipstick again is black to match the casing of the lip stick and simply pulls off and clicks back on again, the casing underneath the lid is silver and blends in with the sliver band going around the lipstick casing. As with most lipsticks the bottom part twists to reveal the lipstick itself. There is very little detail on the lipstick case other the the word Avon written around the centre of the case and the colour of lipstick written on a small sticker on the bottom of the case.
The Colour Rich Moisture Lipstick claims to be ultra creamy and contain ribbons of hydrating moisture to give your lips what they call a dewy look, after reading this about the lipstick I was expecting it to glide on smoothly and not dry my lips out too much moisturising them at the same time.
I had chosen quite a bright red colour lipstick as this is a colour I tend not to go for so I was keen to see what it looked like I applied th lipstick and instantly noticed how smoothly it went on, it had quite a creamy feel to it just as the description had said, lipsticks I have tried in the past have felt quite dry when applied and are hard to apply neatly, the creaminess of this lipstick made applying it very easy which was important with such a bright colour. After applying the lipstick I was pleased to see that it did not dry out my lips in anyway, the creamy feel of the lipstick remained and my lips continued to feel well hydrated. Other than the fact that the lipstick lived up to its promise in that it was moisturising and hydrating I was also pleased with how well it lasted, as I had chosen a bright colour I decided to give it a try on a night out and I found that it last well into the evening, admittedly it did fade a little but overall I was pleased with how well it lasted.
Avon's Colour Rich Moisture Lipstick comes in a range of colours which include
Red kiss (the one I got)
As you can see I chose the colour Red Kiss for my free sample of this lipstick, when it arrived it looked quite a dark red colour however when I applied it to my lips it was much brighter, personally a little too bright for me, I did wear it a few times to test the lipstick itself but I feel that one of the light colours or the more natural colours would have been to my taste. Looking at the range of colours on the Avon website I think there would be a colour to suit everyone.
Obviously this lipstick can only be bought from Avon as it is one of their own range products. I got my lipstick as a free sample however if you wish to buy this it is priced at £8.50, but it is currently on offer for £6.00. Personally I think £8.50 is a little bit on the expensive side for this lipstick, although I was impressed with the lipstick as in how well it lasted and the way keep my lips moisturised I do feel that the price should be a little lower, I doubt I would buy this product at its full price.
Generally I was impressed with Avon's Ultra Colour Rich Moisture seduction Lipstick, it last extremely well, could be applied very easily and did not dry out the skin on my lips it really did leave them feeling hydrated and moisturised. However personally I would not be prepared to pay £8.50 for it I feel this is a bit on the expensive side for a lipstick. Overall I would recommend the lipstick, there is a wide range of colours to suit most people, but only if you are willing to pay nearly £10 for a lipstick.
Avon Ultra Colour Rich 24K Lipstick - Golden Rose
What makes this lipstick different from others is that it contain 'Real 24K gold for instant sparkle'! All this gold (with added lipstick) will set you back £8 in the Avon on line shop.
Is it worth its weight in gold?
It has a pleasant light smooth feel upon the lips and keeps an even colour for a couple of hours. My lips to start to feel a tiny bit dry and tight after prolonged use - but this doesn't show (after several paranoia fuelled trips to the mirror proved) and it still looks fresh and just applied. The 24k Gold as advertised is a really good addition to this lipstick in my opinion. After application it leave many, many, many individual definable really tiny gold flecks. These don't peel or float away and are 100% combined with the colour pigment. They get evenly spread and can be seen to reflect points of light in a subtle way. Very pretty in all.
It is more suitable as an evening lipstick due to sparkle, but the colouring has a matt finish so I have worn it too college a couple of times during the day and felt very glamorous as a result!
This product is perfect for me as I don't get on with lip gloss and this still provides the sparkle on a night out.
The colour is removed easily with some make up remover but the gold flecks are somewhat more stubborn, , just dab your lips with the remover and don't wipe all over your face!
Overall, adequate lasting power with a nice sparkle that left me very happy in my decision to purchase this. :)
Avon Lipstick...Not what I expected!
I have been getting the Avon catalogue for quite some time now and to be honest I have never been that satisfied with the lipsticks they have on offer. I recently bought one to try out to see if they had improved which was called Pinktastic and too my stupidity- they had not. I do have reasons for this which I will explain...
Avon do present their lipsticks in a very good way and actually they look very pleasing to the eye. The packet looks quite posh and I would not be ashamed to get this out in a swanky restaurant!
Avon offer so many different colours and types of lipsticks it is actually quite hard to keep up with them! From the colours I have bought they have all pretty much had the same problems!
The price is not actually too bad and I got mine from the sale and I think it was around £3.00. You can get a Rimmel Lipstick for this price and I would prefer that brand!
*Goes bitty on your lips
*Feels dry and hard
*NOT good quality
*Can see the bits in the stick
*Not worth the money.
To be quite honest I would not buy this again because I really think with Avon who usually sell great products they should actually improve this. I have mentioned this to my rep but I just wondered if anyone else felt the same way.
3/5 From me.
Although I do not have wonderful things to say about some other Avon make-up items, Avon lipsticks are a real winner with me and something I happily recommend everyone to try. There are four main types to consider at present: Ultra Colour Rich Extra Plump, Pro-to-Go, Ultra Colour Mousse and My Lip Miracle. From time to time there are changes in these but at the moment these are the four main types.
My personal favourite is the Ultra Colour Rich Extra Plump and I wear a lot of it in Frozen Rose which is a mildly sparkling mid pink that suits all ages. I find it glides on easily, stays put for a few hours before needing a top up (and stays all day if I use lipcote) and really makes my lips look fuller and feel thoroughly moisturised. It is £7 full price but I never have to pay that as it is so frequently on offer. In brochure 17 it is 2 for £10.
Pro-to-Go Lipstick is a great innovation for those who apply their lippy on the train or frequently like to reapply it throughout their busy day. The quality of the lipstick isn't as good as the Extra Plump that I like so much but it is perfectly acceptable and the packaging really is very clever. This comes in much younger shades in my opinion than the others.
The Mousse lipstick is a bit of a strange one. It is quite quickly used up because the core is literally a mousse so you will find this doesn't last as long as the solid lipsticks. I like the feeling of this initially but quickly find that to be honest, I'd have rather put on either a lipstick or a lip gloss instead of this strange mix of two.
Finally the Lip Miracle is one I do not recommend but would not want to tell anyone not to buy either. It is a very solid colour that really does stay put for up to eight hours, but it is hard to blend in because it is such a dry lipstick. For people with large well defined lips this probably works okay but for me personally I just cannot apply it in a way I am happy with.
I find buying Avon lipsticks is a bit of a lottery. Some are excellent and some are frankly not! I have bought lots of Avon lippies over the last 4-5 years and have had a 50/50 success rate. They did a diamond chip type product in 2002 that was absolutley brilliant. However, when I wanted to reorder I found it had been discontinued. The same with the lipstylo duo (lipliner one end and liptick the other) I found that was very long-lasting also. Too long lasting I guess! Because I don?t have to reapply it, it takes me a year to use it all up and then they don?t sell it anymore. So my advice is, when you find a product you really like?buy, buy, buy!!
AVON PERFECT WEAR EVER GLAZE LIP INK and LIP GLOSS I love Avon products. I enjoy browsing through the latest catalogue, reading through my eleven year old daughter’s ‘wish list’ and spending around £20 a month on each brochure. Thanks to Avon, I am now building up quite an impressive collection of make-up and beauty products. One of the first products I bought included the Avon Perfect Wear Ever Glaze lip ink and the lip gloss. These looked and sounded lovely in the brochure and were on special offer at the time. Now you have to pay £5 for each! Both come in long thin dark blue boxes, the typical smart Avon packaging. The boxes are just 4” (10.5 cms) long, but when you open them up, you feel quite short-changed (Well, I did!) to discover the tiny bottles inside. The lip ink bottle is around the same length as the box, but most of that is the long tapered end which contains the sponge applicator. The part of the bottle containing the lip ink itself is a tiny 3cms or just over an inch! The lip gloss is the same. But maybe its impressive performance makes the £5 a realistic price? Well, no, not exactly. The lip ink I chose was 1192, which is a lovely rich shade called Angora Pink. It’s dark, but not too dark, a nice mixture between red and brown. The instructions on the packet are simple – ‘Apply to clean, bare, dry lips. Allow to dry for 60 seconds without touching lips together.’ For starters, I find the small sponge applicator hard to use. It seems much simpler with the old traditional lipstick! (or perhaps I'm just too old to be trendy?!) This lip ink feels like you are painting a picture, with the slightest shake or wobble meaning you get pink where you don’t want it to be! The lip ink also stings my lips, which I never get from the usual lipsticks. The end result is nice enough, the colour’s great and it looks good, but
it all seems such a hassle. I then add the lip gloss to see if that improves it at all. This has the same tiny applicator with the instructions to ‘apply in a dabbing motion over Perfect Wear Ever Glaze lip ink for a shiny ‘patent leather’ look’. Again, this is fiddly to use and the dabbing seems to take quite a while. I find it difficult to see where I have put the lip gloss and where I haven’t, so it makes an even cover quite hard to achieve. Overall, I do like the effect, it looks quite glamorous and glossy, without making me look like a cast-off from the 1980s. However, there are disadvantages from these products -–they are awkward to use, you get very little product for the money, the lip ink stings and the lip gloss makes my lips feel dry (strangely enough!) but also rather sticky. If anyone knows of a similar kind of product which does the job better, please let me know in the comments section, thanks!
Perfect Wear, Ever Glaze - Lip Ink Another new lip product from Avon. Avon’s Latest product for lips the Ever Glaze lip Ink is the latest in a long line of stay put lip products. The product comes in two parts: the stay put base colour, which comes in the usual colour range of neutrals, pinks, plums, browns and reds and a clear lip gloss which you apply over the colour coat. APPLICATION *********** To apply lip glaze firstly you need to apply the product to clean dry lips, so no foundation on the lips before you start, it is advisable to use in conjunction with a lip liner, as the colour you apply is quite thin and can be a little runny. Once you have applied the colour layer you need to let it dry fully, the packaging says this is 60 seconds but I find that you may need to leave it for as long as 2-3 minutes to have a fully dried colour base. Once the colour is dried you can apply your gloss layer, the gloss has a nice soft texture, which is not too runny and not strongly fragranced. Once finished if applied correctly you should have a nice glossy stay put lip colour, however I have found that you do need to make sure it is full dried or you may stain the gloss applicator and it wont stay put on your lips either!! In relation to other stay put products, it is about average, but it has a good range of colours and once you have got your gloss you don't need to buy it again, you can use it with any other colour, so it can be quite cost effective. The one major draw back with the product is biting, what I mean by biting is after a time wearing it if you are eating, drinking or smoking, it tends to separate into bits and clump, you have to really rub your lips to get these off so I suggest a good cleanser to remove it. This biting can also tend to make you look quite messy; it’s not a nice look on your lips. I would keep checking in the mirror to see how
its looking, you may have to remove the excess bits and reapply, I don’t want everyone walking round with sandpaper lips. It has a few things that need ironing out, but for a lower price product it isn't bad, plus as usual with Avon you can find this on offer from time to time.
As part of the Beyond Colour Range, Avon Cosmetics has produced a lip balm that cares specifically for the skin of the lips. It is called Triple Benefits Lip Conditioner and is a very versatile product. It is ideal for the teenage experimenting with make-up for the first time whilst also providing benifits for the older skin too. This lip conditioning product can be worn as a clear lip balm, both day and night or as an under coat for lipstick, acting as good base for colour. Triple Benefits Lip Conditioner makes the lips feel soft but also improves the condition of the skin. It is a great product, and is tasteless and odor free. By this I mean, Triple Benefits Lip Conditioner is ideal to be worn by people who work outside and yes I do mean men as well as women, as it also contains SPF 12. The down side to this product, for men, is that it is sold in the lipstick section of the Avon Brochure. It is colourless so I feel should and could be included in the male toiletry section of the book as well. (My complaint of the lack of skin care designed for specifically men is another matter). The conditioning properties provided in this lip balm, are benefifical for a man as for a woman and the packaging is simple (beige) so it is small enough to be concealed even in a shirt pocket! The triple Benefits Lip Conditioner contains a unique patent to Avon called the ‘Maxi Lip Complex’, which hydrates the lips and helps to enhance volume plus fullness of the lips; in fact some may say that the lips become silky. With continuous use the lips’ own moisture is also stimulated, also helping to improve the lips even further. Chapping in winter and sunburn in summer should now be a thing of the past for the lips! This beneficial, behind the scenes make up product costs only £5.00 but last for ages, whilst improving the condition of the wearer’s lips. Great value for money considering good quality lip balms cost in the region
of £4-8.00, from Boots.
I have been using Avon Endless Kiss lipstick for approximately 3 years now and have never bought any other lipstick. This lipstick goes on in the morning before I go to work and is still there when I come home in the evening without having to reapply it. There are lots of colours to choose from to match everyone's tastes and the texture is brilliant. The price is very reasonable for a lipstick that does what it says. Look out for special offers if you are going to try out this lipstick as very often there is a two for one offer. I would take advantage of this offer and buy two straight away - these will probably last you the year. It's great to wear on a night out too. Even when you are drinking all night it stays on! No having to use the ladies all night to re-apply that lippy!
I have recently stopped selling the avon but whilst doing it I have aquired a few things along the way. This lipstick being one of them it is a colour rich lipstick I have a few of the colours. It is a very nice lipstick that does not dry out your lips, and does last for a while, although not all day. I think I paid £4 for it but I also had a a good deal with buy one and get another one for a pound, so I had a good bargain for my money. It comes in all colours so it suites all types of people. It is worth the money
I have recently moved and so am the target of all the home shopping catalogues coming through the door. I used to think Avon was for old women and their talc! How wrong I was. All because my mother used it for talc, I thought that was all Avon were about. The catalogue was well set out and had some very good offers on. For someone who does not wear any make up hardly I was urprised at the range and variety of lipsticks alone, I brought one not usually a colour I would pick for myself and I have been pleasantly surprised. It goes on evenly, good lasting colour, no smell and no lipstick marks on my coffee cup. The prices are very reasonable. I got mine on offer A lipstick, eyeshadow duo and matching nail varnish for £6. Well worth it. The packaging is good quality and easy to slip inot your handbag or pocket. It was quite thick when I put it on and did not leave my lips feeling dry or chapped. I am very impressed with it even I am having another order delivered tonight. Have a look at the latest catalogue. You mat even find something for your mother in law!!!!!!!