Friday, 21 November 2014

Product Swatches: Avon Ultra Color Lipstick SPF 15

Hi All!

Today I'm doing a quick swatch and review of Avon Ultra Color Lipstick SPF 15.

Price: INR 359/- for 3.8gms


The product comes in two varieties, Satin and Shimmer. There are 20 shades in this category.

My Take on the Product:

The lipstick comes in a plastic black twist up packaging with a window on top which makes it easy to identify the colour. The packaging is sturdy with little dimples at the base of the cap to prevent it from coming loose in your purse.

The formula is creamy and moisturising. It applies well with a semi opacity in one application. You get true colour in 2-3 swipes. It is not a very long lasting lipstick, on my lips it lasts for about 4 hrs. The product also transfers to cups while drinking. But then the product does not claim to be long lasting or non-transferable.

However, the darker shades of the  lipstick does leave a lovely stain.

The Shimmer variants have tiny shimmer particles. They are not overpowering, nor does it feel gritty.

At this price point its a good lipstick to have!




My favourites from the selection of Corals, Reds and Pinks are
Lava Love (Satin) which is a nice brick red
Tangerine Tango (Satin) : it is a burnt orange which will suit a wide variety of
Hot Pink (Satin): is a bright pink which would suit a wide range of skin tones.
Sun Coral (Shimmer): Its a sheer, nude brown, great for daytime wear.
Perfect Red (Satin): Its a deep maroon, great fall/winter shade.

Two shades do not go with Indian skin tones unless you are really fair, close to NC 25 or under, Twinkle Pink and Ripe Papaya

Pros:
  1.  Good selection of colours.
  2. Creamy, moisturising formula.
  3. Contains Vitmain E  and SPF 15
  4. Gives true colour in 2-3 swipes
  5. Fades out to a pretty stain.
  6. Do not need to exfoliate lips before application.
  7. Does not settle in creases
  8. Does not feather or bleed.
  9. Shimmer particles are smooth and non-gritty
  10.  Good Sturdy packaging
  11. Transparent window on top to help identify colour easily.
  12. Good price point
Cons:
  1. Transfers to cups while drinking.
  2. Needs to be reapplied after eating.
Overall Verdict4.5/5.  Its a great product to have at this price point. I'll definitely be picking up a few of these shades.

Which shades have you tried?