I am one of those who don’t like brown lippies.. & they are happy to return back the same ‘LOVE’ to me.. ill-fated??!!
I am gonna talk about one such lipstick in this post today – Avon Ultra Color Rich Lipstick in Amethyst.
Price: Around 250 bucks. Mostly available on offer.
The way I see it:
The packaging is black & nice with a glossy finish & a silver rim. Good enough to flaunt it around, at the same time doesn’t mess up when carried in your purse too. The shade name is mentioned at the bottom.
Amethyst – don’t go by the shade name! It ain’t one of those soft pinks with purple/blue undertones. I think this Amethyst has just been dug outta earth – so its all muddy & brown! 🙂
The problem with Avon catalog (or any product catalog for that matter!) is that the shades shown in print don’t really match in real life. This is no exception!
I thought this was a peachy brown (atleast one brown that suits me!)… but it turned out to be a muddy brown instead…. :'(
The formula is creamy & moisturizing.. glides on the lips easily.. doesn’t settle into lines.. stays for about 2 hrs. & leaves a dull brown tint.
The pigmentation is commendable.
Inspite of all these good things I have to say… I gave this lipstick to my MIL.. only because the shade made me look like a ‘chain-smoker’!!!
This lippie suited her well.. though my MIL has the same skin tone as mine.
Overall a nice lipstick from Avon, beware before buying – if you & Ms.Brown already share a hot-n-cold relationship like me… 😀
I believe fair-skinned people should be able to flaunt this shade effortlessly.. medium-skinned need to give this a try to check if it suits them.. dusky beauties can stay away from this & find a better lipstick 🙂
The ‘Yay’ factors:
- Sturdy packaging
- (Nice) muddy brown shade
- Creamy & moisturizing on the lips
- Settles to a semi-matte finish
- Does not define fine lines on the lips
- Stays put for 2 hrs. easily
- Leaves a brown tint after meals
- Value for money
- Available mostly on offer
- Shade doesn’t suit me
- Might suit only fair-toned