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Avon Ultra Colour Rich Lipstick
Member Name: brittle1906
Avon Ultra Colour Rich Lipstick
Advantages: Good lasting qualities and plenty of colours to choose from
Disadvantages: Best to buy as part of a 'deal'
Review of Avon Ultra Colour Rich Lipstick
Avon is well known in the United Kingdom and the company has been popular for many years. Avon was one of the first direct sell companies to become a household name. Older readers will no doubt recall the 1960's advertising campaign which involved the ringing doorbell and the cheery 'Avon Calling' sales rep.
This lipstick is a traditional stick type lipstick and it is enriched with vitamin E and jojoba to hydrate lips. The lipstick is available in around 10 different shades and 2 finishes, Shimmer or Satin. The colour I have in front of me is called 'Iced Coffee' and as the shade name implies it is a light brown tone with a lightly shimmering finish.
The packaging is simple, a black plastic tube with the twist up mechanism in a silver coloured metal. It is an understated, classic design which doesn't look out of place or scream 'Avon'!
I have to be honest and say that I bought this as an impulse purchase. My niece is an Avon rep and she was a little short of her target in a recent campaign and to avoid her not getting any commission for that campaign, I flicked through her brochure and chose a couple of items to help her out. I know I'm a soft touch but she is a young Mum trying her best to make a few extra pounds!
This lipstick was one of my selections and to be perfectly frank, I did not hold out any great expectations for it as I have been less than satisfied with Avon cosmetics in the past.
I am actually very pleasantly surprised by this lipstick; it is true to colour, feels natural and pleasant on the lips and most importantly, lasts very well. I tend to apply my lipstick straight from the tube rather than with a brush and I have found that this glides on easily and smoothly. The shimmer element of the lipstick is not too pronounced, it is shiny without being sparkly.
Sparkles are a look that I don't think would suit me at all!
Price wise, I believe this retails for around £6, although I purchased it along with a couple of other cosmetic items as part of a 3 for £10 promotion.
Avon products can be purchased through an Avon representative or from the company website http://avonshop.co.uk
If shopping on line it is worth checking out one of the various cash back websites prior to purchase, as there are some generous cashback discounts available.
**My Thoughts and Conclusion**
All in all I feel this is a decent quality lipstick and the range of colours on offer is pretty good. The colour I chose is perfect for daily use as it is subtle and in spite of the shimmering finish, gives a neutral, natural look. The lipstick is also quite moisturising and it does not leave lips feeling tacky the way some other moisturising lipsticks can.
In my opinion this lipstick is well worth the money, it lasts well, looks good and is easy to apply as well as coming in a nice selection of shades from pale neutrals through to rich reds.
This is one I would have no hesitation in recommending to others!
Thank you for reading
İbrittle1906 November 2012
N.B. My reviews may be found on other sites under the same user name.
Summary: A good quality lipstick from Avon