For many years, I avoided Avon like the plague. Not because of their products, no, because I didn't like the hassle of ordering through someone to get my product. Today it's easier to get your products, and this is one of the main reasons why I started collaborating with them.
And now, I'm going to talk about why I think everyone needs at least one of the Avon's lipsticks.
Let's start with a brief history of Avon, will we?
In 1886, 34 years before women in the U.S. earned the right to vote, Avon's founder, David H. McConnell, helped give them the chance to earn an independent income.He didn’t set out to create a beauty company. In fact, McConnell was a traveling book salesperson who offered fragrances samples as an additional perk to his female customers. He saw that these women were more interested in the free perfume than the books. Since women had a passion for his products and loved networking with other women, McConnell was inspired to recruit them as Sales Representatives. From a small New York City office, McConnell himself mixed the company's first fragrances. Read more...
Now, that we know a little bit about Avon's history, we can talk about the present. I have in mind their lipsticks that not only surprised me with their quality but did also shock me with their longevity.
And if that's not enough, here's 5 reasons why you need an Avon lipstick:
- Whether if you're into matte or into shiny finishes, you have plenty to choose from
- The design is classy and sometimes playful which means they are nice to look at :). And nice looking = happy soul
- The quality is great (but non-matte lipsticks have a lesser staying power)
- We all need more lipsticks in our life ;)
- Because updating your look from daytime to nighttime is easy with a bold lipstick
For this post, I picked two of my favorites from Avon's lipstick range.
Avon Trend Kiss Lipstick (Valentine's day) in Amour
The lipstick has a cute design, maybe a bit too childish for some, but I do like it a lot. Especially the cute hearts that are engraved into the lipstick itself.
The application is flawless, but it's true that the color looks nude on me as in almost the same color as my nude lips. And that's one of the things I enjoy about it. I can whip it on even if I'm not looking in the mirror and then I'm good to go! ;)
The downside is the lasting power as in it won't survive eating or a lot of drinking. But on its own it will be good for about 3 hours before vanishing into nothing. Although since the lipstick is so easy to use and wear, I don't mind re-applying it through the day.
The next lipstick is one a lipstick from one of the most raved about Avon lipstick line - the mattes.
Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Adoring Love
New! Meet your perfect matte! A smooth, completely matte lipstick that never cakes, cracks, or compromises. Seals in moisture for a lightweight velvety feel. Our new matte lipstick comes in 12 bold, beautiful colors for any long-lasting, chic look
I was so happy when I got it in the mail. I was wanting to try one of their matte lipsticks for ages and was actually thinking about ordering one.
This is a muted rose color and it looks awesome on my pale skin. I am sure it would suit darker skinned ladies, too.
But it's not just the color that got me, it's the lasting power - it's great. If the non-matte lipstick didn't survive through eating and drinking, this one does. Just beware of oily foods, as with all matte formulations.
And for all those who hate the feeling of matte lipsticks on the lips, let me tell you that this lipstick is not as drying as others are. Actually, it feels comfortable on the lips and considering it's a matte, long lasting formula, that tells a lot.
If you're still asking yourself if you need an Avon lipstick after this post - then yes, yes you do! :)
Do you have your eyes set on any of the Avon's lipsticks?
*These products were sent to me by the company or their PR. My reviews are always honest.