Product Type: Avon makeup
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Avon Ultra Colour Rich 24K Gold Lipstick
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Avon Ultra Colour Rich 24K Gold Lipstick
Advantages: Lovely colour, nice and creamy
Disadvantages: Need to re apply it often
When I first spotted this in the catalogue the novelty factor that pulled me towards buying this lipstick I that it contains real 24k gold particles providing colour with a sparkle finish which sounded amazing. The lipstick comes in a gold case to continue the gold theme and there are a number of shades available all with gold in their names again.On opening the lipstick it seems very promising it looks high quality and you can really see the gold speckles shining in the lipstick. I did find the casing was a little large on these lipsticks not so much so it was difficult to apply but enough to feel a little strange when first sitting in my hand. The lipstick of course you twist out and there is a nice amount of the product so even though it needs to be applied regularly it lasts for a long time.
It of course has a slanted edge to the lipstick to make it easier for application and this helps make it very easy to apply the lipstick. There are only five or six shades available and they all seem little bright rather than deeper colours so I am not sure everyone will find a match to their skin tone. As I do need to carry this around with me I have found the casing scratches a little but the lid stays firm and it can handle bumps and bashes fairly well without looking years old when I do need to re apply it.
What I love about this lipstick is that it goes on the lips very easily. As I rub it across my lips it settles easily and just the right amount of the product is left on the lips with one stroke. The lipstick feels really light on my lips which I love as I can just forget that it is there altogether. Also it has a really creamy texture meaning although I still like to apply a balm first to make sure my lips are moisturised otherwise lipstick tends to highlight the dry area I can still wear this without any worry that my lips will dry out. Once the lipstick has been removed my lips do not feel any more moisturised than usual but again there is no dryness that I have experienced with over lipsticks.
I have the rosy gold which I think really suits my skin tone. It is a lovely colour really warm and attractive to look at without being too over the top. It is a little brighter than other rose shades I own but it is still a lovely shade and the glistening effect really adds to the appeal. There are other colours available but as mentioned before they tend to be brighter colours more pinks and purples.The lipstick is highly pigmented meaning it leaves a noticeable colour change on your lips. It is not too bright so that it stands out miles away but there is a nice colour that is noticeable rather than natural. Although there is a definite shine to this product it only really glistens when you are looking at it close up or in the light. It is not overly sparkly so I feel like it is too much to wear in the day but I can also wear it in the evening and by running two coats over my lips it gives a real glamour look without looking like my lips are overly coated.
The problem is I do not find that this lipstick lasts very well at all. When I first purchased this I had high hopes as I have got on well with other Avon lipsticks but unfortunately this is not one of my favourites. When you first apply the lipstick it looks lovely, highly pigmented and I was very pleased with the result. However after just half an hour the lipstick was hardly visible anymore although it leaves a little glitter behind this is all that is left of the product after an hour meaning you have to carry it around with you and keep applying it.
This lipstick retails at around £8.50 which is a fair price to pay for this product in my opinion. I managed to purchase it for around £5 which I think is a little more reasonable for the product you receive. Of course you can purchase this from your Avon representative or online if you wish to purchase it. I really love the colour I own and love it for day to day use or for when I am going out in the evenings. I love this lipstick, I love the colour, I love the sheen finish and I love that a £8 lipstick feels like a much more expensive alternative. I am disappointed that the longevity is not fantastic but to be honest as it only takes a few second to touch up and reapply it is not something that has put me off the product forever but it does have to knock a star off my rating.
Summary: A nice lipstick shame about the staying power