25 January 2014

AVON Ultra Color Rich Mega Impact Lipstick Swatches & Review

The Ultra Color Rich Mega Impact Lipsticks come in ten mega-watt, vivid and high definition colours. They have chromo-pixel technology that makes the colours more vivid. All of the colours have tiny specks of glitter in them. They are available in 10 gorgeous shades. These shades are the ones available here in Malaysia. 

The 10 shades are:

1. Pink Pop 
2. Fuchsia Fun 
3. Kicked Up Coral 
4. Really Rosy
5. Brilliant Berry 
6. Charged Cherry 
7. Divine Wine
8. Rockin' Red
9. Personified Plum 
10. Brilliant Brown (not in pictures)  

I got all the shades except for Brilliant Brown because I don't think brown hues don't do anything for my skintone. They appear muddy on me and makes me look dated and too matured. All the lipsticks are placed in the same order as above (except for Brilliant Brown) for easy viewing purposes. Same goes for the lipstick swatches. 




These are the lipsticks in their bullets. They remind me of the Cle de Peau lipsticks but only in terms of the shape of the lipstick. I can't really compare the two of them because the last time I visited the Cle de Peau counter I was hunting for foundation and didn't bother trying other products. 


 Swatches taken with flash.

Without flash. (L-R) :
Pink Pop, Fuchsia Fun, Kicked Up Coral, Really Rosy, Brilliant Berry, Charged Cherry, Divine Wine, Rockin' Red, Personified Plum.


Bare lips for reference.



Ultra Color Rich Mega Impact Lipstick on lips:


 Pink Pop (gold glitter) : Warm-toned, sheer pink.


Fuchsia Fun (silver and gold glitter) : Fuchsia pink. (It has cooler undertones compared to Pink Pop) 


 Kicked Up Coral (pink glitter)  : Warm-toned, deep coral with brown undertones.


 Really Rosy (gold glitter) : Warm-toned red with a slight hint of orange.


Brilliant Berry (pink and gold glitter) : Berry shade with plum undertones. (This has less plum than Rockin' Red. To me it's a lighter version of Rockin' Red. )


 Charged Cherry (pink glitter) : Bright, blue-based red.


Divine Wine (pink glitter) : Deep red with slight plum undertones. My favourite of the lot. It is deep red with just the right amount of brightness. This would flatter most skintones. 


 Rockin' Red (red glitter) : Burgundy red with plum undertones. (More plum compared to Brilliant Berry.) 


Personified Plum (gold glitter) : Deep plum shade. This is the least pigmented of all and looks as if I'm lifeless and makes my lips look dull when I put it on. It looks like a stain. For deeper, vampy shades it is not only right but a must to choose pigmented colours for statement lips. Save the sheer colours for a natural look. This shade just looks odd as if it's trying to be natural when it is not a natural shade at all. Well, it didn't suit my light complexion because of the stain-like effect. I was expecting quite a lot from this seeing the gorgeous plum shade in the tube.



Photos below dedicated to the shade in Divine Wine. I can't speak highly enough of this.



On lips : AVON Ultra Color Rich Mega Impact Lipstick in Divine Wine. Outlined my lips with a concealer and it made the colour stand out even more!

Other products used :

Eyes : Shiseido The Makeup Fine Eyeliner in Black on upper lash line, AVON Glimmersticks Cosmic in Silver Eclipse on lower lash line, Maybelline the Rocket Volum' Express Mascara.

Face : Maybelline Angelfit Flawless Affinity Foundation in Light Ochre, Estee Lauder Signature Silky Powder Blush in Radiant Kiss (used with a light hand).

See how well this lipstick shade contrasts with a dark blue outfit. Simply gorgeous! Am also in love with grey eyeliners! 



The Verdict

I love these lipsticks! This entire range has the right balance of pinks, coral, reds and plums! The colours are not opague but they are not that sheer either, they are buildable (Sheerest would be Personified Plum). These are high-shine and are quite pigmented for most shades. They do not last very long as with most Avon lipsticks. I did hope they lasted longer for the darker shades. There were slight bleeding of colours. The glitter is very fine and once applied on lips, it does give lips dimension. It's not a problem for me since the glitter is so fine - it's still better than those frosty Avon lipsticks (anyone agree with me?) These lipsticks are perfect for nights out when you want dimension on your lips. The scent is mild and inoffensive at all, in fact I kind of like it. I hope Avon doesn't discontinue this lipstick range as they have a tendency to do that all the time after you've fallen in love with a particular shade or range.

Retails for RM27.90 (S&S RM32.10) Be on the look-out. They sometimes have sale prices for more than 50% off!

Have you tried any of these?

Polkadotpaw

2 comments:

  1. What gorgeous packaging! Avon is really regaining it's popularity here in the US also. That Divine Wine shade is gorgeous on you! x

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    1. Aww thank you! And for the price they can't be beat! :)

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