Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Avon Haul Part 3: Lipsticks! - Avon 24K Gold "Chocolate Gold", Glazerwear "Shiny Rouge", Hollywood Lights "Celebrity Pink", "Natural Beauty"

The third (and final) installment of my most recent Avon order is all of the lipstick and lip glosses I ordered. I have come to know and love the Glazewear collection, be it the lipgloss with the doe foot applicator or the glazerwear lipsticks, but this time around I went out on a limb to try a few other items. Specifically, I ordered the Ultra Rich 24K Gold Lipstick in Chocolate Gold, Glazewear Dimensions Lipstick in Shiny Rouge, Hollywood Lights Lipgloss in Celebrity Pink and Avon Pro-to-Go Lipstick in Natural Beauty.

The Ultra Rich line of lipstick is just what it says - very rich and luxurious. The colors are very moisturizing, pigmented and last without bleeding into your skin around the lips, which is a very important factor especially with the darker shades. I chose Chocolate Gold because I lean towards the brown lipsticks. This is absolutely gorgeous. The color is a deep, warm golden brown with tons of golden frost (hence the name 24K Gold!). It's a very buildable color: with one application it almost looks like a gloss, but after several more you get a nice deep color.


The Glazewear Dimensions Lipstick comes in a gorgeous "sterling" tube, that when you open, the inner tube has beautiful holographic star bursts. I just love creative packaging, and this is no exception. The tube is nice an thin, and fits easily into your purse. The color is a warm pink with iridescent shimmer. This is not an opaque color, and although it is called a lipstick, gives the coverage of a lipgloss - very sheer and shiny.

The Hollywood Lights collection is on clearance right now - the idea behind this is that there is a light in the lid that once open illuminates the lips for an easier application. There is also a mirror on the slide of the square packaging, so if you don't have one in your purse, it's right at your finger tips. I chose a very neutral color...something to wear any time, any place. The shade is Celebrity Pink, and although it isn't exactly pink, it is a beautiful neutral lip tone shade. There is a hint of shimmer, but not enough to really show up on the lips. The applicator is a doe-foot (see second image below).

Finally I bought the Avon Pro-to-Go lipgloss in "Natural Beauty". This is a warm golden beige with a little bit of shimmer. This is truly a lipgloss in lipstick form, similar to the Glazewear Lipsticks. This color is very pretty, but again very warm, so may not work on all skintones.

All the swatches are below. I did several coats so you can see the true colors of these shades. They are absolutely beautiful, and any of these would make great stocking stuffers! My favorite is definitely the Ultra Rich lipstick in Chocolate Gold, though. I needed to replace my Mary Kay lipstick in Gingerbread, so this will do the trick!