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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Avon Goes Big, Bold & Daring | Big & Daring Mascara and Ultra Colour Bold Lipstick

Avon Big Bold and Daring Lipstick and Mascara

Fridays seem to be my most hectic days of the week... Which must be why every post I intend to get up on Friday ends up going up on Saturday. Anyone else all over the place on Fridays? Anyhow, regardless of the day, who can resist a not only a new mascara but a new lipstick (or two) to go with it?! Perfect combo really. Read on for a look at Avon Big & Daring Volume Mascara and Avon Ultra Colour Bold Lipstick.

Avon Big & Daring Volume Mascara (2)
Avon Big & Daring Volume Mascara (1)

bare lashes
Bare Lashes

wearing Avon Big & Daring Volume Mascara

While I already have a drawer full of mascaras on the go, there is always a new one that needs to be tried out... The newest on to land on my desk is Avon Big & Daring Volume Mascara which promises five times the volume, and a plumping complex and innovative crème-gel formula. Sounds promising, no?

The first thing that I noticed was how massive the brush was. It's a big one, but the curved shape makes it more manageable and allows you to get in and grab all of the little lashes. I found the formula a little too wet the first time I used it, but it did 'mature' nicely after a week or so. I don't think my photos do this quite enough justice, as this does leave my lashes looking pretty amazing. It gives a nice amount of length and plenty of volume without looking cakey leaving lashes clumped together. It could hold a curl a little better, but overall it's a great mascara as it wears all day and doesn't flake or smudge.

Avon Ultra Colour Bold Lipstick- Fearless Fuchsia and Hi-Def Plum (2)
Avon Ultra Colour Bold Lipstick- Fearless Fuchsia and Hi-Def Plum (1)
Avon Ultra Colour Bold Lipstick- Fearless Fuchsia* and Hi-Def Plum 3g $8 USD / $10 CAD 

A bold lip is a must every now and then, so I was excited to try Avon Ultra Colour Bold Lipstick. You know I love a little Avon lipstick, so I had high hopes for this new formula which has 50% more pigment than the existing Ultra Colour range. The Bold range currently only has eight shades, but they offer a pretty good selection, so there is something for all tastes. Of the two shades I've used, I did notice that the formulas differ, more on that in a moment.

Avon Ultra Colour Bold Lipstick- Fearless Fuchsia

Fearless Fuchsia is a bright, blue based pink (aka Barbie Pink.) While the shade is wearable, it's definitely not for everyone, although you can dab it on for a less shocking pink look. The Bold range is said to have a satin finish, but I found this shade to be a little drier in feel that lead it to be a little patchy when applying. While it wears nicely without being drying, the formula can emphasize flaws, so it's best to prep lips well and use a balm under it.

Avon Ultra Colour Bold Lipstick- Hi-Def Plum (1)

Hi-Def Plum is a gorgeous raspberry toned pink. I love this shade! The formula has a softer, creamier feel than FF and as such applied without any issues. The shade has a hint of sheen on lips, but is otherwise a comfortable wearing stain finish. The shade is really wearable and is a great Fall option if you aren't ready to give up on your brights.

Overll, I some great options if your makeup bag needs a few new additions. Out of everything, I highly suggest picking up Hi-Def Plum as it's a really stunning shade. Tried any of these products? Want to? Thoughts?