Your lips are always talking, even when you aren’t saying a word. So make sure they are sending the message you want. Depending on the colour and product you use, your lips can look bold and business-like, soft and innocent, or sensual and sexy. Avon has three new products for any look you want.
Ultra Color Rich Extra Plump Lipstick has a core of super-hydrating and plumping ingredients. According to our designated tester it feels fabulous and smells terrific. She looked fabulous in the Starlet Red. FYI darlings, red lipstick is a must-have for all fashionistas this fall! Starlet Red is a rich, but soft red that will flatter many skin tones and is easy to wear.
Customized lip color in a click is what you get with the new SpectraColor Lipstick from Avon. According to Avon there are seven shades of lip color packed into one sleek, innovative package. It’s a great idea — many shades for the price or one and no lipstick clutter in your bag.
It’s created for the woman who loves to change her look. Make-up artist Jill Dempsey gives the following tip:
“To make lips appear fuller, apply a darker shade first then click to the lighter shade and dab the center of your lower lip for eye-catching shine,” explains Jillian.
I am experienced make-upon editor, but I found it hard to find seven different shades of lipstick in this product. I could manage a light shade, dark shade, and something in between. That alone would appeal to many women who like a streamlined approach to make-up. The formula is rich and light with Vitamins A,C, and E. In texture it is between a lipstick and gloss; just what you want for youthful look and an easy-to-apply product.
My own favourite was the Pro 3-in-1 Lip Wand. I love the compact wand; it gives me a pencil, lipstick, and gloss all together. I regualrly use all three. I like the depth it gives my lips. That is what Avon resident celebrity make-up artist Jill Dempsey likes about it too. I find lip colour lasts for hours when I apply liner and lipstick under gloss. And I still have still get light, sexy look if I chose a beige-pink shade such as nude. Often, I just wear the liner and gloss for day or a quick swipe of lipstick – I love having all the options at hand – literally. This is worth waiting for, but you won’t have to wait long. It is out in July.
As always Avon products offer great value for money. Check out the site for deals and pricing!
Veteran make-up artist Susan Posnick created Coloressential lipsticks to provide women with a fool-proof way to select a flattering lip colour. Coloressential is a collection of five perfectly balanced shades that will look good on any woman. Editor Alice Farnsworth and I tried on the same shadeMilan, a red-brown. Alice is a pink person and I am a yellow. It looked better on Alice, but it worked for both of us. It is a matter of preference; I usually wear a pinky brown and would have worn the Dubai or Dallas happily.
The lipstick is formulated with unique ingredients; it has paracress, an African plant rich in antioxidants, pomegranate, olive, mineral, and Vitamins A and E. It feels fabulous. Alice says the staying power is terrific. I am eyeing a tube of Dubai and will get back to you! It costs $17 US.