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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Swatched: Avon Colour Rich Spring Lipsticks


Did you know Avon makes an amazing lipstick?

It's totally true. They do! BUT, I find it can be hard to determine what finish you are going to get. Creams are very hard to come by, but boy do they deliver. The majority of their lipsticks have a varying degree of shimmer. Sometimes you get a beautifully glowing shade, other times it's a 1982 frost fest. It's a risk I usually take because if you buy these babies on sale they can dip as low as $2.99.

All that said, when I saw the four new shades being introduced for with the spring collection, I decided I might as well give them all a spin. While none of these are creams, they all fall into the beautifully glowing category. The finish of these lipsticks is sheer, but with a nice wash of colour. They remind me of MAC's glaze finish, as they have some shine, are sheer, and wear so easily. These would be great for anyone who wants some shine but isn't into gloss or anyone who isn't into the dryness of opaque lipstick.

Avon Colour Rich Lipstick in Nude and Infused, Apricot Mystery, Purple Hazed and Perplexed Purple

Avon Colour Rich Lipstick in Nude and Infused, Apricot Mystery, Purple Hazed and Perplexed Purple

Avon Colour Rich Lipstick in Nude and Infused, Apricot Mystery, Purple Hazed and Perplexed Purple

Avon Colour Rich Lipstick in Nude and Infused

Nude and Infused is a sheer nude with peachy undertones that has a fine gold/copper shimmer. I was nervous about this one, but on the lips it looks great and doesn't lean frosty at all. This will be a great shade to slick on quickly in the summer.

 Avon Colour Rich Lipstick in Apricot Mystery

Apricot Mystery is a sheer coral hued pink with a hint of golden shimmer. The shimmer doesn't really translate when worn on the lip so no frost issues here. The colour looks quite intimidating in the tube, but it is a very pretty, and wearable shade on the lips. Again, this will be a great colour for summer.

 Avon Colour Rich Lipstick in Purple Hazed

Purple Hazed is a sheer lavender shade with iridescent shimmer. This was the shade that initially caught my eye, as I'm always on the hunt for another great purple lip colour. The sheerness of this makes it read as more of a pinky purple, since my lip colour shows through, but there is still a hint of lavender. The shade is quite similar to MAC Pervette.

 Avon Colour Rich Lipstick in Perplexed Purple

Perplexed Purple is a sheer medium purple with golden shimmer. The shimmer doesn't stand out much when on the lips, which I am quite happy about, as the shimmer looks kind of extreme in the tube. The shade is a bit deeper than I would have figured from a fall collection, but it doesn't wear as dark as you would assume based on the colour in the tube. 

Avon Colour Rich Lipstick in Purple Hazed v.s MAC Pervette (Glaze)

Avon Colour Rich Lipstick in Purple Hazed v.s MAC Pervette (Glaze)

As I mentioned Purple Hazed is quite similar to MAC Pervette. Purple Hazed is a bit darker in the tube as is the swatch. On the lips you can see that Purple Hazed is just a touch darker, and that it has far less shimmer than Pervette. They aren't dupes, but they are quite close. I'd say you really don't need them both.

Overall, I'm quite happy with these and will get quite a lot of wear out of them. Do you have a favourite Avon lipstick?







2 comments:

  1. All of the colors are gorgeous! I really like the third one! xo

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  2. Apricot mystery is really a nice colour. I don't think I ever tried any Avon lippy...

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