In my review for the Avon Ideal Luminous blushes (click link to see post), I already complained about how hard it was to pick specific colors based on their catalogues. I was looking for a good dupe for MAC Girl about Town, which was a bright fuchsia pink color, because that particular shade was only available in North America. As a MAC makeup artist had recently texted me that this shade will never be available in their local stores, I bought Avon Fuchsia Fun. On Anne Curtis’ catalogue images, it looked very opaque, and very pigmented.
As for the color, it was really not what I was looking for. On the other hand, it was pretty but it swatches a bit sheer and was not that pigmented as a result. It was not that drying but it was not moisturizing either. As for texture, it was similar to MAC lustres, and I suppose the added slip made it less lasting.
|Avon Ultra Rich Mega Impact lipstick in Fuchsia Fun|
The color lasted about two hours on my lips, with some fading, as compared to the average Mac lipstick lasting a bit more than three hours. On my pigmented lips, it turned out to me somewhat reminiscent of berries, so I did not really like it. Others who are not really looking for a specific look may find it ok though, as it was indeed pretty. I imagine that the color would be more true to tube on someone with paler lips than mine.
I would not repurchase but then again, I don’t exactly hate it. It just happens to be not my color preference. Still, priced at around P260 and with Avon’s frequent discounts, it can be a good buy.
I did find a good use for this lipstick-- one rainy day, I had an empty concealer pan so I though I would try making a custom bisque concealer shade just for kicks, like what guru Wayne Goss says. I used it to warm up a Maybelline concealer stick that was too pale for me to use even underneath my eyes. One of these days, I will post about it.