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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Review: Avon Big Colour Glossy Lip Pencils

The pencil... it seems like pretty much any product you can think of has been pencil-ified. And why not really? What is more convenient than a condensed, portable stick of product? Exactly. The newest kids on the pencil block come from the fine people at Avon. The Avon Big Colour line previously only consisted of their Big Colour Eye Pencils (which aren't that great) so I was a bit apprehensive about giving these a try, but I threw caution to the wind and decided to try a few shades anyway. For about $4 a piece, it was easy to be adventurous.

These are jumbo pencils, which unfortunately do need to be sharpened. I really love the styles that just twist up as they save sooo much hassle. I have yet to sharpen these so I can't say how well they'll sharpen, but based on the fact that the gloss itself is on the firmer side I don't think it should be too bad of a process.

Avon Big Colour Glossy Lip Pencils Glossy Rose, Glossy Mauve, and Glossy Sunset

Avon Big Colour Glossy Lip Pencil in Glossy Rose

Glossy Rose is the only shade out of the three that contains shimmer. It also isn't all that rosey... the colour is more of a campaign shade. The coverage is lighter with this one than the others, but still enough to change the colour of your lips. The texture of all three is the same, slightly stickly, but still comfortable and a ton of shine. These are super easy to wear as they last quite well and feel light on the lips. Also, they have no scent or taste. Bonus for those sensitive to either.

Avon Big Colour Glossy Lip Pencil in Glossy Mauve

Glossy Mauve isn't exactly what I'd call a mauve... at all, but it is a gorgeous nude shade. I know I always complain about getting nudes wrong, but they got it right this time (even though they were shooting for mauve...) The shade of this is really similar to MAC Sheen Supreme in Bare Again.

Avon Big Colour Glossy Lip Pencil in Glossy Sunset

Glossy Sunset is a light tangerine shade. I wish it were just a touch more opaque, as it doesn't give a whole lot of colour. If you're not super comfortable with orange tones, this could be a great start as it just gives a wash of colour. Due to it's sheerness the colour takes on a light coral shade. Quite pretty.

Overall these are great little ahem, big pencils. They are a fraction of the cost of the other ones (we all know the name, right?) and are a nice little beauty treat. Have you tried these? What did you think of them?


  1. JoJo Beauty-GuideMay 6, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    Based on the swatch it looks quite smooth!

  2. Can anyone tell me how to push out the pencil as you use ??? It doesn't have anything to turn or push

  3. They have to be sharpened with a jumbo sharpener.


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