Left to right: Plum Verbena, Peach Petunia, Red Tulip
Avon is launching a new line of lipsticks for spring! As someone who’s used Avon since the age of 14 I always get excited to try out their latest collection. The new Avon Ultra Colour Indulgence Lipsticks ($12 CAD) are available starting in April and come in 12 gorgeous shades.
These new lippies are wax-free and offer a gel texture and creamy, vibrant colour. Avon sent me a few of the shades to try out and while I was secretly hoping to get Poppy Pink (a bright pink) these colours are more outside of my comfort zone. It was nice to play with tones I wouldn’t normally reach for (I’m looking at you Mr. Red Tulip) and experiment a little.
P.s. please don’t mind my hair. There’s still a bit of blue dye on the ends and it’s photographing a bit green.
P.s.s. I have bad allergies today and my eyes (and eyelids) are super puffy. ANYWAY….
This dark plum shade is the darkest shade I tried and it reminded me of another Avon lipstick I have in the colour Matte Amethyst (you can see my review of that lipstick here). The main difference is that this one has a lot of shine! It applies sheer at first but can be built up to more bold colour. It did bleed a little, but that always happens to me with liquidy formulas. The gel texture is really hydrating and applied easily without any tugging.
Ding ding ding! We have a winner! This is my favourite by far. This peachy coral shade is so pretty for spring and didn’t bleed or feather like Plum Verbena. It’s a lovely everyday colour that I can see myself wearing a lot!
However, all these lippies have a more slippery texture than the average lipstick so you have to be careful when pressing your lips together than you don’t get product build-up around the edges of your mouth.
I really want to like red lipstick on me, but I’m just not quite there yet. This cool toned red is really pretty I just don’t think it does anything for my colouring. I did like how glossy and hydrating these lipsticks are, but keep in mind they only last about an hour before you’ll need a touch up.
- Almay Smart Shade Perfect & Correct Primer
- Avon Ideal Flawless Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
- Nars Blush/Bronzer in Laguna/Orgasm
- Avon Mega Effects Liquid Eye Liner
- Mark. Color Swing Compact (purple)
- Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Mascara
What’s your favourite lip product for spring? Lipgloss? Chapstick? Let me know in the comments!