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When I first saw Avon Ultra Colour Rich Mousse Lipstick SPF15 on Avon catalogue that my Avon representative showed me, I was curious about this 2-coloured lipstick that reminded me of cheese waffle so I decided to give it a try. It was originally priced at £7 but I got if for about £5 as one of the campaign month's sale items.
The glossy all-black tube looks classy. The picture on the catalogue made me think that it has a twistable cap but it actually has a pull and push cap. It has a typical twistable base which pops out or hides the lipstick.
I had to choose between Crushed Rose Delicate Pink shade but ended up ordering Crushed Rose. When I opened the lipstick as soon as it arrived, I saw a 2-layered lipstick. The outer layer is like any regular lipstick whilst the inner core is quite softer.
The lipstick glides smoothly on my lips. It doesn't give my lips two colours as others might think. Instead, the inner mousse actually gives accent to my lipstick shade making it look shiny and pouty a bit. It makes my lips feeling smooth too. The SPF 15 is quite helpful when I wear it outdoors.
Avon Ultra Colour Rich Mousse Lipstick SPF15 stays longer on my lips than some other lipsticks that I tried. It is amongst the most expensive Avon lipsticks in the catalogue though. It is only 3 grams whilst regular lipsticks are available in 4 grams. Although the lipstick is quite highly-priced in regular purchase, there are months that Avon offers it on sale and that would be a perfect time to purchase it.
I brought this Ultra Colour Rich Lipstick when it first came out because it was on special offer and I was curious to see what the mousse core would be able to do for my lips.
I picked the Mango Sorbet colour because in the book it looked a nice peach colour but its more pinky than anything but it still looks proper nice on.
The outside of the lipstick is normal lipstick and it goes on smooth over my lips. The colour is quite strong when it first goes on because I was expecting a more sheer colour but when I have blotted it it comes out just right.
The mousse inside is proper soft and it helps the lipstick to be so smooth. It works like a lip balm and it does make my lips feel nice and soft even though I stopped using my other lip balm so I could try this out properly and see if it worked.
It does work good and my lips feel moisturized whenever I wear this lipstick but the mousse does mean that the lipstick never feels proper dry so if you don't like that bit of a slippery feeling that greasy lipsticks give you then you probably won't like this.
My mum has got the Plum Frost one and that looks wicked on her but my skin is a lot paler and she has got olive tones so the darker purple colour suits her but its loads too strong a shade for me. There are brown shades as well and they look nice so I'll probably order one of them next time we get a book. The lipstick costs £7.00 but I only paid £5.00 for my one so if it's not on offer this time then you should wait for the next book because their make up is cheaper a lot of the time and you can save loads when they have the multi buy deals.
I've had it pointed out to me recently that I've been slating quite a few Avon products on dooyoo, and the inevitable question has been asked: "why do you still buy this stuff?". Well, some of it has been quite good - and this is another one of the good guys.
For years and years I haven't been a lipstick wearer. When I was first discovering make-up as a kid and stealing mummy's when she wasn't looking, I'd worn lipstick when I could (generally all over the lower half of my face). But when I started to do my make-up properly, it didn't take me long, or many lipstick-on-teeth moments to decide that it just wasn't for me. Long-lasting lipsticks dried me out, moisturising lipsticks slipped off too easily. It was a lose-lose situation, and I gave up trying.
Having a sneaking suspicion that lipsticks might have improved over the last 10 years, I decided to treat myself to a lovely vibrant red lipstick from Avon. Red lippie is a look I love, and it just can't be achieved properly with gloss, balm... anything but lipstick really. It didn't take much deliberation to choose which lipstick I wanted from the Avon catalogue - as this was the only one available in anywhere near the bright shade of red I was after.
It was only after it arrived that I saw this was a bit of a weird lipstick - it has a moisturising mousse core, which is in a lighter colour than the main part of the lipstick. The colour I ordered was exactly as I'd hoped - the right shade of red to suit my cool skin tone and the first red that's ever properly suited me!
I usually apply with a lip brush, due to the dark colour I've got, but I have applied direct from the tube on occasion and it seems to work fine. The lipstick goes on smoothly either way, and really does feel moisturising. It leaves a nice almost glossy finish and looks just lovely.
I've used this quite often, and it's not bled on me once - the colour stays firmly within my lips. It wears for an acceptable amount of time, but it's not long-lasting, and doesn't claim to be. It will last a lot longer than gloss though, and also longer than other moisturising lipsticks I've tried.
When I take this off, my lips feel as if I've had balm on - usually my post-lipstick lips are not pleasant at all! After wearing this, however, I notice no difference in their condition to if I'd had something that was "doing me good" on instead. Result!
All in all, I'd recommend this. It doesn't last a particularly long time if you're eating or drinking, but otherwise it has pretty good staying power. It doesn't bleed out of your lip line, and it leaves your lips in good condition - it pretty much ticks all the boxes for me!
This costs £4 at the moment from Avon.
Ultra soft mousse core with special conditioners to keep lips soft and smooth /