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Avon's Shine Attract Lipstick is a gimmicky product that isn't bad, but certainly not outstanding, not by any stretch of the imagination. We'll admit it looks cool--a clear gel-based lipstick with a shot of creamy color in the center. The idea is that the clear gel functions as a hydrating gloss for the lip color in the middle. While the lipstick does feel moisturizing, this presentation makes for very uneven application.
Even though the richness of the color is good, you have to work a bit to get that color all over the lip area because of the surrounding clear gel. The result is a splotchy finish, which becomes more apparent over time; as the lipstick begins to fade, the areas that got more color from the center of the product are highlighted because that color settles into liplines. You're better off going with any of the tinted lip balms out there that we rate best than with this problematic offering!
Another thing I don't like about this is that avon tests there products on animals and I just find this wrong!
I'm not a huge fan of lipstick I tend to go for coloured glosses but when I saw this in my Avon catalogue I thought it was a great combination of the two for me to try. The full price of this is £9, which I'm sure has gone up as it used to be £8.50 to my knowledge. However, regular Avon customers will know that most products are available on offer throughout the year if you are happy to wait for the product. I purchased this along with a blusher in a two for £12 offer.
I think the design of this lipstick is really good, the colour stain in the middle with the gloss circled around it. It also comes in a nice silver tube, different from the stereotypical lipstick packaging. This lipstick has three aims, to leave your lips moisturised, with great colour and great shine. It is available in ten shades, one to suit every taste and style including, 'passionate red', 'happy pink' and 'natural glow'. I own this in both 'passionate red' and 'rose bouquet' both of which I can recommend as lovely shades.
Using this lipstick is easy, just apply as you normally would with any lipstick. My only issue would be that at times because the middle part is the colour sometimes it doesn't fill my whole lip with colour and I have to smudge it with my fingers, but this isn't a big deal. You really get the best of both worlds with this lipstick, it neither feels like a lipstick or a gloss when it's on, and in my opinion it fulfils all of it's aims. I reapply this after about 4 hours, but to be honest it does nicely stain my lips so I'm not 100% sure I need to or whether I just like to!! The shine doesn't last this whole time I will say but my lips do feel nicely moisturised and aren't dried out like I've had with certain lip colours before. I was also concerned that the colour might run into the gloss on the stick itself once it had been used but haven't had this at all!
Overall I love this and will definitely be purchasing some more shades. I give it 4 out of 5, would like the shine to last a little longer and I wouldn't pay the £9 for it though I think it's a bargain when it's on offer!
This is one of the many lipsticks I have purchased from the Avon catalogue. The reason I decided to buy this is it promises to be a gloss and a lipstick in one, but without any of the stickiness you receive from a gloss. They are available in a range of colours but I chose rose pink as this is the colour I find best suits my skin tone. There is a good range of colours from red to pink to brown so you should be able to find one that suits you and your preferences. I have to say I was a little surprised when I opened this lipstick. It looked great in a silver tube and feels a lot more well made compared to similar products I have purchased from Avon. In a makeup bag this could actually get away with being a designer brand. When I removed the lid and saw this small stick of colour with a large jelly outer coating I wondered what I had purchased. It all looked very strange and I found myself poking the gel wondering what it was supposed to be.
Application and results
When it came to applying the lipstick I did so how I would any other. I was surprised that the lipstick was not as soft under my lips as I had expected it to be. The gel type substance did not feel strange as I thought it would, but just transferred a really creamy colour on to my lips. It glided across my lips effortlessly and I was really impressed with the results. It was not wet as you would expect a gloss to be so wins in that department, but my lips still felt a lot more moisturised than they usually do with lipsticks. As well as feeling great inspecting the results in the mirror I found they were just as impressive. My lips looked soft and had a tiny amount of colour to them. The colour is not very intense as with normal lipstick but there was still a noticeable difference. There is a slight glimmer to the appearance, but again they do not look overly wet as they do with lip gloss. It sits lightly on the lips but feels a little like Chap Stick because of the moisturising properties.
Avon claim this is a long lasting lipstick but I have to disagree. Yes it lasts a few hours at the most, but I find after around 90 minutes the colour is almost unnoticeable. I can still feel the gloss side of the lipstick working and it still has a visible appearance on my lips too. I still find myself needing to apply it every few hours, which to be honest is pretty standard with other lipsticks I own. I would have liked the colour to be slightly more pigmented and last a little longer to be honest. There is glitter in this lipstick however is not overly noticeable while on the lips. As the name suggests the light does shine off the lipstick making it appear more like a gloss, but you cannot actually see any glitter. When it comes to wiping the lipstick away after a long day it is noticeable on my make up wipes, and I do tend to find it leaves traces on my children when I kiss them. This makes it perfect for day to day use as it is not over the top and very subtle shine.
My only downside is the way the colour transfers on to the lips. As there is just a small round stick of colour centred in the middle of the gel, I find that the colour seems a lot more intense on the middle of the lips. I needed to rub the colour around the whole of my lips so it coats the whole area rather than just the middle. This is extremely easy to do as the gel softens and adds moisture to the whole of the lips, but if you are on the go and wish to apply it can be a pain. At home I can use a lip brush, but while out and about I usually just use my finger which means I need to have my wipes to hand to remove the excess from my hands. You could use a lip liner to ensure the colour reaches the whole lips, but I have never been a fan personally.
I was a little put off by this at first with its strange appearance. It is very unusual with a jelly coating around a small stick of colour, but actually I really like it. I find that it is extremely easy to apply although you do need to make sure the colour reaches the whole of your lips with a brush. It has the feel of a chap stick, but not so heavy. It just moisturises your lips and makes them feel ever so soft. This moisturising property seems to last even after the lipstick has finished working. I love it I do think there are a few improvements needed, but it is the best lipstick/gloss I have found so far. It retails at £8.50 which I think is a little expensive because of the problems it has, but I purchased mine as part of a two for £12 deal which I believe to be a little more reasonable. I will purchase this again in different colours once I find a decent enough promotion. I believe it is a great lipstick despite its problems.