Avon is an expert when it comes to creating gorgeous lip color but with all the new collections being released it’s easy to overlook the classics. The Extra Long Lasting Lipsticks have been around for a while but recently these radiant beauties haven’t received the recognition they deserve.
I’ve come across these lipsticks on the website many times so I was excited to finally test them out. The packaging may not be as glamorous as the edgier collections but you can never go wrong with simple elegance and color selection is stunning! When it comes to no fuss, easy application these lipsticks don’t disappoint. The luscious formula has excellent silky glide to coat lips in a few quick swipes and the texture feels more like a silky gloss with a bit of slip for comfort.
The color payoff is sheer to medium with nice vividness and no weight. Because of the glossier, satin texture the pigments aren’t particularly pure or rich but layering enhances the intensity and improves consistency. Online it says “enjoy 24 hours of comfortable wear” but not many products on the market actually hold up that long. Allowing the color to set improves adhesion and reduces transfer for a few hours of wear but you do have to reapply throughout the day.
Most of the shades in this range are flattering on all skin tones and if you look closely at the lipsticks below, you can see the beautiful marbling and unique multi-tone effect. These dimensional hues have a frosty finish and dazzling sheen to emphasise your pout.
Left to right: Stay Put Plum, Mauve Ice, Enduring Wine and Forever Fuchsia
The solid hues are more opaque thus providing more coverage. I chose Endless Red, Forever Burgundy and Neverending Merlot. The infusion of vitamin E and wheat protein provides supple hydration so lips feel smooth, soft and nourished.
The lipsticks retail for $12.00 each at avon.ca or through independent consultants
Left to right: Enduring Wine, Starry Plum, Forever Burgundy, Endless Red, Mauve Ice, Neverending Merlot and Forever Fuchsia