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Avon Perfectwear Extralasting Lip Colour

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Brand: Avon / Type: Lipstick / Subcategory: Lip Colour / Suitable for: Lip

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      03.12.2012 18:49
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      Not worth the hype

      I love a good lipgloss and one that boasts Perfect wear Extra lasting Lip Colour has got to be put to the challenge surly??

      Well I bought the Coral shade, it is not normally a colour I would go for but I had recently changed a lot of the colours in my wardrobe as I thought that the browns I was used to wearing were getting a little dreary and boring. I opted for this bright colour in the hope that the pink/red tone would brighten my makeup. The packaging was fine, lipstick colour one end separated by a black strip that leads onto the lip gloss section. The sections are clear so you can see within at the colours you have bought. My pet hate sponge slanted applicators but gritting my teeth I applied the lipstick to my bottom lip, lovely colour, went on nicely, covered ok. I applied lip gloss to my top lip and rubbing my lips together transferred the colour and gloss to the other lip. There is nothing I hate more than a lip gloss applicator that is covered in lipstick! Gross!!

      Once the lipstick and lip gloss mix together, something terrible happens, the mixture turns thick and gloopy and it is honestly horrible. You end up with lipstick strands when you open your mouth and it just feels thick and nasty. Once you have added the gloss, the lipstick seems to lose its ability to stick to your lips and just moves around randomly. After a little while the glossiness has vanished and you are left with the odd lipstick mark here and there, not a good look at all. I have used both separately and they give much better results. I wouldn't say though that either lasted longer than any normal other product I have bought in the past. I am not sure I would buy this again as I have other lipsticks and lip gloss that do the same job.

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      28.11.2012 13:56
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      A great product for long lasting colour

      ==Overview==

      The Avon Perfectwear Extralasting Lip Colour is one of my favourite products from Avon and I'm astonished to see the other reviews here on DooYoo do not rate it highly as a product. Secondly I'm disappointed that Avon are currently not selling it in their catalogue but it is available on eBay and Amazon from third party sellers. I think I paid around £7 or 2 for £8 or some sort of typical Avon deal for this. I have had both the brown and crimson colours. The lip colour is a double ended tube, one end has the actual colour with a lipgloss sponge wand to apply the colour. The other end is a clear lipgloss with a brush to apply the gloss.

      ==My Opinion==

      The product is quite bulky compared to a normal lipstick and is more like the size of a mascara than a lipstick. This does not bother me at all but may cause problems on nights out with small bags! The lipgloss itself has a vanilla-taste to it (I know you aren't supposed to taste it!) and the colour goes on quite easily with the sponge wand although I'd advise a lip liner as well to stop the colour from bleeding. Having read the other reviews here, I'm not sure if people are going wrong with the application of this product which is why they find it doesn't last? Basically you need to apply the colour which is then quite sticky, leave this to dry for approximately 60 seconds and you will find that the colour is no longer sticky. The colour comes out matt at this point and I sometimes quite like to wear it on it's own. However, for a shimmery glossy look, you then use the lipgloss brush to apply the clear gloss to make the colour shiny. The gloss only lasts as long as normal lipgloss would but the difference with this product is that the colour remains on the lips which is what I think is really good about it. The colour lasts a couple of hours before it needs to be reapplied. In my opinion this is one of the best products I've found for keeping lip colour on and allowing the colour to have a gloss applied to it without ruining the application of colour. I once went out for a meal and a night out and did not retouch the colour at all (only the gloss) and it still looked perfect at the end of the night.

      ==Overall==

      For the price and performance of the product plus the range of colours available, this is truly one of my favourite AVON products ever (which says a lot based on how many I have reviewed!). Hopefully they re-launch the product in the brochure so that it becomes easier to track down. Overall, I highly recommend this for lasting colour.

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      01.06.2011 10:32

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      Not impressed with this product!

      I bought this when it was on special offer for £5.50 as it is normally £9 and didn't want to spend all that when i had never used the product before! I bought this in shade pink for life but didn't really like the colour I felt like a
      dolly when I had it on! To be perfectly honest I wasn't all that impressed with the lip gloss. I found it to be quite sticky and certainly didn't make my lips plump and full, it didn't last very long on my lips either and after a few hours and two cups of tea I was needing to reapply. I found aswell that when I reapplied the Lip gloss it went quite lumpy. I am normally a fan of Avon products as find they are good value for money but unfortunatly this is one product i wouldn't recommend to friends or family!

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      13.09.2009 17:42
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      a great lip gloss for evenings but not every day wear

      I am not a big fan of make up and dont wear it as an every day thing but just when i am going out some where nice but i do like to use lip gloss on a daily basis to stop my lips looking so plain. My main bug bear with lip gloss had always been the amount of times i have to reapply it as it doesnt last very long so when i saw this advertised in the avon claiming to last up to 8 hours i thought it was worth a try and seen as it had been reduced from £8.50 to £5 wasnt going to break the bank either.

      It is available in 6 colours none of which i was particularly keen on for a lip gloss as they are all a lot darker than what i would normally have chosen, there is berry enduring which is a burgandy colour, always mocha which is a dark brown, rosy resistance which is a red with a slight orange tinge to it, pink for life which is a very deep pink colour, stay pink which is a lighter pink and forever my honey which is a lighter brown.

      I opted for stay pink as this is the lightest of the shades.

      The lip gloss comes in a tube with the gloss at one end and the colour at the other attached in the middle by a black piece which has the aplicators attached to it.

      Obviously you start with the colour, the aplicator for this is a tapered sponge that is very thin so is realy easy to use and get on your lips without making a mess every where, the gloss has a brush that is a little more difficult to use but you soon get the hang of it.

      The colour went onto my lips nicely and evenly with just needing one coat which is great and was easy enough to use but has a very oily smell to it that i didnt like and would have prefered a natural or fruity smell, the gloss dryes quickly which helps to seal the colour in place to make it last longer and it did last a good few hours but no where near the 8 hours it claimed to, i was also not very impressed with the fact it is stated as a clear gloss but it is that shiny it looks like you have glitter in the lips, this would suit a teenager well but for me was too much for every day wear.

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        31.08.2009 14:55
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        A Rubbish Lip Colour And Lip Gloss

        When my cousin gave me a big box of Avon stuff one of the products was an Extralasting Lip Colour. It is a double ended lipstick that has the colour on one end and a clear gloss on the other end.

        The colour I have got is called Pink For Life and it's a deep pink colour that I thought would look nice with different eye make up for different looks.

        I don't think its very good and it doesn't do any of the things that Avon says it will and its a right rip off at £8.50 each.

        The coloured lipstick goes on too thick and gloopy and feels very heavy on my lips and the colour is not as nice as it looks in the tube because it looks v. old fashioned. It isn't a very nice consistancy and has a horrible greasy smell when I am applying it and even after I have been wearing it for a bit I can still smell how greasy it smells.

        You are supposed to put the clear gloss over the colour to make your lips shine but this makes it feel even heavier on my lips and I didn't like how sticky it felt as soon as I put it on. It made my lips look nice and glossy but I couldn't stand the thick gloopy feeling of it when I was wearing it.

        Avon said the colour will last for 8 hours but i reckon you'll be lucky to get 3 hours out of it because whenever i had a hot drink it would leave loads of colour on the side of the cup and that isn't nice because I think the look of lipstick on a cup or glass looks proper cheap and that isn't the impression I want to give of myself.

        There are another 5 or 6 colours in the range but I've stuck this one in the bin because it's such a horrible lip colour that I know Id never use it again and it's too rubbish even for me to give it to my little sister to play about with.

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          29.05.2009 21:29
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          Waste of money

          I bought this lip gloss when I was looking for a gloss that would last a bit longer than the usual half hour before having to re-apply. It cost £5 in the Avon brochure and is described as an extra lasting gloss.

          It comes in a double ended tube with a black plastic mid section. The tubes are clear so you can see the colours of the glosses through it. At one end is the colour, and at the other end the clear gloss.

          At the colour end of the tube is the usual sponge-tip applicator with a slanted edge. This is the type of applicator that I prefer as it makes it very quick and easy to apply, without the need of a mirror. At the clear gloss end is a brush applicator, which is awful. The brush is completely the wrong size, in length and width, to enable you to apply it with any kind of precision, and it really is a messy affair.

          I chose a colour called coral, which is quite a pretty red-pinkish colour which does look really nice on. It has a slight shimmer to it which gives a nice subtle effect, and it could easily be worn on it's own, without using the clear gloss which is supposed to go over the top. It doesn't feel at all sticky on the lips, until you press your lips together, and then they stick together quite badly!

          The clear gloss looks almost white in the tube because of all the sparkly bits in it. It's very sticky and gloopy when you apply it, but once it's on it doesn't feel as sticky as a lot of glosses. Unfortunately though I think this gloss is way too glimmery and shimmery, and it looks awful on. It's a look young girls would probably love, but just looks daft on anyone above the ago of about 12. not nice.

          As for staying power, well the clear gloss wears away after about half an hour as with most glosses, and the colour starts to slowly wear away soon after, leaving you with horrible patchy looking lips with colour in some places and not others.

          This definitely didn't live up to it's name, and I will not be buying it again!

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            03.11.2008 22:30
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            I don't recommend this, there are other much better Avon lip products.

            The Avon Perfectwear ExtraLasting Lip Colour was new just recently as a re-release in new shades and I was quite excited to get one in my president's club pack a few campaigns ago. There have been similar innovations in the past, but with the progress other manufacturers have made in recent times with similar concepts I was hopeful that this was going to be something really special.

            This lip colour is a coloured lip stain at one end and a clear shiny lip gloss at the other. So you apply the kiss-proof colour with the built in applicator then you can put the gloss over the top for a perfect finish. This comes in Berry, Coral, Plum, Nude, Mauve and Bronze so this is definitely intended to be an evening make up item and naturally I thought nothing of testing this for an evening out.

            Sadly I found the lip stain really very fiddly to apply, it just would not go smoothly onto my lips at all. I found that it was more like trying to spread a thick paint onto my lips that had no absorption qualities. It did stay put yes, but unfortunately it also bled into the dry skin at he corners of my mouth and refused to be removed with even make up remover on my cotton buds.

            After much concealing, I went onto apply the gloss over the top and decided that at least it would stay put so it was time to go out. It did not stay put as much as I had hoped for though. I expected the gloss coating to come off yes, but it was only a matter of hours before the colour started to come off too. In the end I wiped this off in the toilets after two hours and dug out my trusty ultra rich lipstick in frozen rose. I didn't even bother giving this away as it just gives Avon make up a bad name.

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            14.07.2008 21:12
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            Expensive, poor quality lip gloss.

            I feel like I write a lot about Avon and make up on DooYoo & Ciao. I do wonder why then I remember it is because Avon is my brand of choice because it means I don't have to face Cardiff on a Saturday afternoon trying to find make up and getting truly frustrated by the crowds. I'm also safe in the knowledge I can return an Avon product for a refund if it isn't suitable.

            A few months ago I bought Avon's Perfectwear Extralasting Lip Colour from the catalogue. I think it was about £5, although I can't remember exactly, I don't normally pay over £5 for a lip colour!

            Within the Avon catalogue, the blurb promised the following:
            Lasts for up to 8 hours. The lip colour end gives kiss-proof, even colour... the gloss end coats colour with a super shiny formula. It won't fade, transfer or wear off for 8 hours.

            I thought this might have been a bit of an exaggeration but I liked the look of the picture and ordered myself one in the colour shade 'Stay Pink'.

            After waiting for the item to arrive, I was again met with the lip colour in a cardboard box and then the tube within. The product itself comes in two separate sectional tubes, joined by a barrel with Avon printed on it.

            The colour of the pink initially shocked me, It was a kind of 1980's shock pink and I really thought it was nothing like the shade in the catalogue. However, I needn't have worried unduly.

            At the other end of the barrel there was a clear gloss with a brush applicator.

            I came to test the colour on the back on my hand. Unscrewing the colour end, I was hit by a pleasant vanilla scent from the barrel. Attached to the centre barrel is a sponge colour applicator. The sponge applicator head was very soft and only a small amount of colour was on the applicator, which is enough to cover one lip at a time. I also noticed that there wasn't a huge amount of residue on the top of the colour tube either. The colour was a lot my subtle on the back of my hand that it was in the tube, a much more shimmery pink.

            Opening the other end, the gloss end, there was a slightly more chemically smell, but not unpleasant. The brush was very soft and the gloss was quite thick, although I had thought it might have been thinner to act as a glaze and not be a separate gloss.

            After confirming I had no adverse reaction to the lip colour, I went ahead and applied this before a busy day at work.

            The colour end went on and I have to admit to being disappointed as the colour going on to my lips was nowhere near as even as it had been when I applied it to the back of my hand. The colour streaked on both my upper and lower lip and needed a good 4 or 5 coats to achieve even coverage without looking to garish. I felt, in actual fact, I needed more coverage but this would mean the colour would have ended up garish and far too bright. I was, it is fair to say, extremely disappointed in the colour and coverage.

            Now for the gloss. I commented earlier on the gloss feeling thick, applying this to much lips was not the most pleasant of experiences, the gloss was still thick and although easy to apply, it felt far too thick and I felt my lips were completely stifled under the sheer weight of the gloss and colour but in the interests of giving things a fair try, I decided not to wipe it all off as I would normally with this kind of feeling!

            Off I went to work for 8am and after the 30 minute journey, the colour was still in place and the feeling was still heavy. The feeling had become tacky and sticky by this point!

            I decided to give the colour a coffee test and sure enough, there was very little transfer. Water was the same, not too much transfer on the glass.

            Off I went to do my days work, a job which means I am usually out and about from 9am until 1pm, outside and inside doing property surveys, I rarely get a chance to check my make up during the day.

            However, by 11am, there was little point in checking any further, the colour had all evaporated, leaving my lips feeling horrible, sticky and dry at the corners.

            I was seriously unimpressed; however, I reapplied the colour about 11:15am. After having a sandwich for lunch at 1pm, there was no colour left whatsoever, it had all bled off or transferred to my sandwich!

            Given that it gave my lips the same feeling again, I decided against reapplying and haven't used the lip colour since.

            Seeing as how I always generally get on with Avon products, I was seriously disappointed that this could not last 4 hours, let alone live up to the 8 hours continuous wear claim.

            I, personally, will stick to my normal Bourjois lipstick, which does give great coverage.

            If, however, you want to give this a whirl, it comes in the following colours:

            Always Mocha
            Berry Enduring
            Enduring Terracotta
            Forever My Honey
            Forever Wine
            Pink For Life
            Rosy Resistance
            Stay Pink

            Current catalogue price is £8.50 but the current offer is 2 for £8 across selected products.

            I wouldn't recommend this lip colour at all, the feeling is horrible, the colour doesn't last and the colour is uneven or garish, there is no in-between! It's now sitting in my make up bag and I will eventually throw it away as I can't see myself attempting to wear it again, maybe only if I had absolutely no other lipstick or lip gloss to wear.

            Thanks for reading.

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              04.04.2008 19:33
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              Another little item that slipped onto my order form last time I placed an Avon order was the Perfectwear Extralasting Lip Colour. This was a new product to the catalogue and when I see new items at a discounted price I tend to try them out. I can't help myself to be honest, I blame the pen that I use and that it tricks me into writing on the order form things that I dont really need.

              The product itself appealed to me as it is a two in one product, it has the colour in one end that can be used for a matt look and it has clear gloss in the other end that should be applied over the gloss, however can be used on its own.

              When I got the product, it had a cellophane seal over it and as I removed this, it then looked like a wand, you could see a colour on one end and clear gloss on the other. It doesn't actually state much information on the product only the description and the colour that it actually is. I always like to try them out as soon as I get them, its required by law and off I toddle to the nearest mirror to check out my latest purchase.

              The colour I had purchased was Stay Pink, they do it in quite a range of colours, however I like my light ones with my lip liner. Looking at the colour from the outside it didn't look to bad however when is unscrewed the colour, Out popped the foam brush with what I could only describe as cerise on the end of it. I did one swoop across my bottom lip and another across my top lip, stood back and looked in the mirror to see what could only be described as Aunt Sally's lips looking back at me. The colour was horrendous, with a minimal amount applied. I have experienced this with Avon before, you look at a catalogue and choose a colour and when the real thing arrives its nothing like you were anticipating.

              Extralasting, it certainly was, I didn't want this one my lips any longer than what I had too, it was hidious. I tried to remove it but the colour stayed present and needed a good scrub to get it to come off.

              I have tried it since and all I use is the tiniest of blob on my lips and massage that throughout, I can cope with that, and with a layer of the clear gloss over the top which is really nice and not too sticky I isn't too bad. I tend to use the gloss on its own though now.

              Avon need to try and start matching their colours up a little better, as its an utter waste of money paying something that isn't what you expect it to be. They don't have a lighter pink available either.

              Be careful with this one, you could end up looking like one of Worzil's fancies.

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              Colour that lasts up to 8 hours! The lip colour end gives even colour and the gloss end coats colour for super shine /