Avon is a brand that has been around for many years and is a strong favourite for many however, I am always iffy about placing an order. It's extremely hard to judge the shades from a catalogue and often the shades arrive looking completely different. This is also the reason why I am anal about purchasing makeup online.
A couple of months ago, Avon had CAD20.00 for any 5 lipsticks promotion and I couldn't resist the great bargain. Today I'll be reviewing three of the lipsticks from the Ultra Color Indulgence range and I will review the other two in a later date.
|Swatches with one light swipe|
Let's start with the texture and formula of this lipsticks...they glide smoothly, creamy, moisturizing and don't settle into my lips lines, in short? The formula is just a dream to wear. My lips never felt dry and uncomfortable throughout wear time. These lipsticks have lustre finish however I didn't experience any feathering. The degree of pigmentation and wear time varies on each shade with Red Tulip being the standout of the three.
On to the packaging, I know there are some who frown on the plastic packaging however I am not bothered by it. The lipsticks are housed in a slim, sleek, black plastic tube with a chrome ring in the middle. I personally think the simple packaging is great because I know I am not paying extra $$$ for a pretty casing.
Red Tulip is a blue based red that makes my teeth look whiter. It's opaque in one swipe (as in the picture) and easily last 6 hours with eating and drinking.
Peach Petunia is one of the most beautiful coral shades that I have in my collection. It has a tinge of pink undertone in it and I personally think it would suit most skin tone. I do need a few swipes to achieve the intensity that you see in the picture, it's no where as opaque as Red Tulip. The biggest downfall of this shade is it only lasted 3 hours with drinking. I would need to reapply after eating.
Poppy Pink is a bright, blue based bubblegum pink and the perfect shade for my lazy, minimal makeup days. The pigmentation is decent and I only need two swipes to reach the colour intensity that you see in the picture. The wear time is in between Red Tulip and Peach Petunia, roughly 4 - 5 hours with drinking. It will fade a little and requires minimal touchup after eating.
I bought these lipsticks with no expectations however, these turned out to be one of my favourite formulas to wear. All three lipsticks are permanently in my everyday rotation and I am planning to pick up a couple more the next time Avon has a great bargain.
Have you tried Avon lipsticks before?
Wishing you a fabulous weekend, lovelies!