Avon’s newest lipsticks is the Ultra Colour Absolute Lipstick. Oh come on, you’re thinking, aren’t you all Tom Ford and Suqqu? Yes. Yes I am. But I am a lipstick addict, and there’s nothing better than finding a cheap and cheerful gem of a lipstick, and you know what? I think these colours from Avon are really rather fabulous.
These Ultra Colour lipstick is supposed to be pigmented, and hydrating, infused with collagen, vitamin E, vitamin C – it is supposed to improve the lip condition as well as add colour. I have 3 shades here to try.
The case is pink plastic – no it’s not high end looking but quite cute in it’s own way:
I also like clear lids as I can see right away which colour I am taking with me.
Here are my 3 shades:
Caring Coral is a summery sheer orange.
Coffee Creme is a brown beige, not a ugly or dull brown at all.
Smooth Plum is quite a trendy deep violet purple, not as harsh as it appears in the tube.
This lipstick is really good – and here is why….
The texture is really really soft and light – it doesn’t feel heavy on the lips at all despite being very pigmented, and it does feel like a really good lip balm – it is SO comfortable to wear on the lips. I actually looked forward to wearing it because at this time of year, my lips are incredibly chapped and dry.
The texture of the lipstick is actually is not soft – you know some lipsticks that feel soft on your lips and also melt quite quickly in general? This one doesn’t – this one holds up meaning it will last longer, and you don’t have to worry about it being fragile at all.
On the lips, Caring Coral – a very pretty orange which I will definitely wear a lot in the spring and summer:
Coffee Creme is a MLBB shade, it looks quite grown up and is quite pigmented in the flesh. It’s for people who like the idea of beige but with some pigment, as a nude beige can be quite dull-ing sometimes to the face:
Smooth Plum is quite wearable actually (see how pigmented this lipstick is despite being a light texture?!) – it’s quite trendy and is definitely the focus of the face once it’s one as it has this unusual blueish metallic tinge to it (to my eyesight anyway):
I can think of a few other balm like lipsticks that have been released in the last year or so, and I think this is one of my favourites by far. It’s certainly superior to Revlon Lip Butters for example, which is not as hydrating, pretty or creamy on the lips.
These lipsticks are available now here, and usually cost £8 each but are currently on offer for £5 each. I want Tea Rose, Warm Honey and Pink Renewal I think (my kind of every day colours).