Lippie Lovin’: Avon Shine Attract Lipstick in Orchid

Since I’m busy reviewing for the board exam and I miss blogging, I decided to make quick reviews of my lipsticks instead. I hope you enjoy these posts for the meantime. ☺
Today, I present to you a shade from Avon’s latest line, the Shine Attract lipstick which is endorsed by Anne Curtis. The packaging and lipstick are slim, and the shade can easily be identified because the lipstick has a clear cap.
The color is concentrated in the middle of a jelly gloss-balm hybrid. The main beef I have with it is the application. It’s kinda hard to get the color on your lips and a special technique is needed. This isn’t for people who are impatient and can only afford little time to do their makeup.
Orchid is a nice glossy purple shade that looks great on any skin tone.
I bought this shade because it looked really pretty on Michelle.
Loves…
Unique, 3-in-1 product
Shiny and glossy without being sticky
Comes in 10 shades that flatter Pinay skin tones
Packaging allows easy identification of the shade
Moisturizes my lips
Smells nice
Grrs…
Requires a special application technique
Not for women who want to be quick with their makeup routine
I find Php399 to be mid-range in price *cheapskate alert*
Fades pretty quickly, lasting for 3 hours tops
 
Will I repurchase?
Maybe, if I don’t get too annoyed with the application. I’d like to try Passionate Red (the one Anne Curtis has on in her Avon ad), Happy Pink (just to see how happy it would make me look :P), and Guava (which is always out of stock!).
Do you own this lipstick? How do you find it?
Okay, back to reviewing for me… 😛
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Lippie Lovin’: Avon Ultra Moisture Rich Rose Lipsticks

When I got wind of Avon’s Ultra Moisture Rich Rose line of lipsticks, I knew I had to get some shades. Roses are flowers that symbolize romance and love. I was expecting for the lipsticks to give me a “blooming ka ah!” effect, and I’m happy to report that they do! I have five of the ten available shades at the moment (plus 2 more that I gave to mom because they suit her better).
 
Unopened lippies LOL
Net wt. 3.6 grams
Sold at Php299 regular price
 
 
Amour Rose, Apricot Nectar Rose, Blushing Bride Rose, Carmen Rose, Jubilee Rose
 
Two shades that I gave my mom…
Passionate Kiss Rose (top) and Amelia Rose (bottom)
 
Amour Rose
 
Amour Rose is a sheer light pink with a hint of peach (makes it a warm light pink) that doesn’t wash me out. I’m just lucky to be fair-skinned enough for this shade to fit me.

 
 
Apricot Nectar Rose
 
Apricot Nectar Rose is a peachy pink color.
I find this shade very pretty and youthful.

 
 
Blushing Bride Rose
 
Blushing Bride Rose is my favorite from the bunch!
It could pass off as an MLBB on me.
 
 
Carmen Rose
 
Carmen Rose is my second fave!
It’s red indeed, but it doesn’t look harsh on the wearer. ☺
 
 
 
Jubilee Rose
 
Jubilee Rose fulfilled my dreams of having a plum (kung local, just ate duhat color lol) lipstick! Very fasyon!
When I want to turn this into a wearable shade for day, I simply put on a concealer-like nude lippie after it. Yes, after. 😛
 
 
Passionate Kiss Rose
 
Passionate Kiss Rose is a warm hot pink that suits medium skin tones. It looks a little off on me though it could work sometimes. That’s why this is now in my mom’s stash.
 
 
Amelia Rose
 
Amelia Rose is a pinky plum. It’s really pretty but it suits mom better so I gave this one to her as well.
 
 
Loves…
Affordable
Moisturizing due to rose extract and almond oil
Nice scent that isn’t overpowering
Doesn’t feel heavy on the lips
Shades flatter all Pinay skin tones (except for Amour Rose)
 
Grrs…
Lasting power (esp. of lighter shades) could be improved
But they last fairly long enough for my liking
 
Will I repurchase?
Yes! Especially Blushing Bride Rose and Carmen Rose. I’d love to try Amelia Rose (which would suit mom very well, I predict!), Passionate Kiss Rose (what a name!) and French Lace Rose as well!
 
 
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Ending this post with a photo of me wearing Carmen Rose.
Please don’t mind the zits and dark circles, as I’m wearing the lipstick alone. 😛
 
Have you tried a shade from the UMRR line?
If not, which one would you like to try?
Do share your thoughts! ☺
 
Have a fun-filled weekend everyone! ☺
 

Eep! Moment: Lipsticks I Threw Out

That joke about stuff so old and past their expiration dates they’d sprout legs and throw themselves in the bin? Yeah, I’m guilty of that.
While I haven’t been exactly keeping these in my makeup containers, I still think it’s better off thrown away before someone in the house makes the mistake of swiping these on their lips.
Well, let’s do a little reminiscing with these lipsticks I’ve loved before but have forgotten…
L-R: Ever Bilena Lip Colour Xtreme Shine in 709, Avon Colorblend Teens Lipsicles in I Am Sweet, Avon Simply Pretty Shiny & Sheer Lipstick in Juicy Papaya, The Face Shop Color Shimmer Lipstick in OR201, and  HerBench Sixteen in First Kiss
L-R: Ever Bilena, Avon Teens, Avon Simply Pretty, The Face Shop, HerBench

Ever Bilena Lip Colour Xtreme Shine in 709 – I don’t like frosty lipsticks, save for this one. Maybe I’m biased because I used this when I joined my first and only (I’ll make sure it’s the last) “beauty pageant” (2nd year, B.S. ChE lol). The color is really pretty and the frostiness is forgiven ’cause it looks good with all that glittery thang.
Avon Colorblend Teens Lipsicles in I Am Sweet – My mom’s influence. She loves lipsticks that are light and tame, saying it suited my sixteen year old self. So being a “good daughter” I picked this instead of the raging kikayness inside me wanting to buy red instead. It’s a nudy peach, btw.
Avon Simply Pretty Shiny & Sheer Lipstick in Juicy Papaya – I bought this when I was in 1st year college, if I remember correctly. I don’t remember wearing it out though. (Really, what was I thinking? Buying stuff and letting them rot in a corner.) It’s a nice orange, which I am now too late to appreciate.
The Face Shop Color Shimmer Lipstick in OR201 – I’ve worn this in college for a brief period. I was scared to have in your face lip color but this was exactly it. What I did was just put a teeny bit and spread it out, so it looked like lip stain. I was (and still am) in love with lips that look naturally red. It’s a nice change from wearing too much color all the time (since you know I’m a lippie kind of girl). It’s like taking a break from stilettos and running barefoot in the sand. Or wearing sando instead of fasyon clothes. LOL
HerBench Sixteen in First Kiss – I seriously cannot remember when I bought this. This must be the oldest in the bunch! I remember wearing this a lot before though. I think it was after high school and in the middle of my freshman year in college.
Remember:
  • Lipsticks and most lip products have a shelf-life of 2 years on the average, from the manufacturing date. In my case, I just note the day I opened it if I can’t find the M.D. anywhere. 😛
  • Some lipsticks expire earlier or later though, depending on the ingredients, brand, condition when it was made, etc. To be sure, if they begin to smell rancid (maanta), waxy, or just plain bad throw them out! If you notice that the color has changed, in the bin it goes. Even if it breaks your heart. If it’s MAC though, don’t throw that tube! You know, the 6 tubes for 1 deal. *wink* Personally, if the packaging is too precious, I just carve out the remaining lipstick and keep the tube. Is that weird? 😛
  • Don’t dare use lip products past their expiration date! Your lips will thank you for it.
  • When you buy backups, be sure that you will use all of them up! Even when sealed, they are not safe from deteriorating, though that would be slower than what you’re currently using. If you have one too many, then just put it on sale, or better yet, give it to a sister/friend/any female close to you. Even better, hold a giveaway. 😛
I’ve said enough I guess. Have a great Thursday everyone! Look forward to the weekend! ☺