This is a staple in my makeup–hmmm—container (?). Usually, ladies have a dresser or a kit or a traincase. But I’m not much of a makeup user/ junkie (at least not yet), so all of the few that I’ve accumulated can still fit in a little 3x4x2-inch dimension bag. I’m trying to learn makeup since the beginning of the year so I guess my collection should grow.
Moving on with my experience on Avon’s Lip and Cheek Tint…
I can’t remember how many tubes I’ve used of this. I only put it on during days when I look tired and sleepless or when I expect the day to be extra-stressful. I can’t be ugly and stressed at the same time. Following is what I think of this product.
It’s liquid and is not creamy in anyway—think red water.
The product is made up of water, propylene glycol, glycereath-7, triacetate, polysorbate 20, triethanolamine, carbomer, imidazolidinyl urea, methylparaben, terasodium EDTA, SD alcohol 40-B, fragrance, dimethicone, disodium EDTA, red 33, red 4.
At the time when I wanted to shift to organic or natural products–this one I just couldn’t give up. (Now, I made peace with synthetic chemicals and appreciated their importance :P)
It comes in tube with a roller ball. I’m good with that I couldn’t think of any other way to dispense this product. It can be stored lying down and it doesn’t spill.
On the bottle, it looks like a cranberry juice concentrate.
When blended on the cheeks, it looks like sunburn in a good way. It’s the same flush I get when I spend a few minutes under the sun. Note that I have yellow undertones and I turn to a golden brown color when I’m on the beach. I don’t know how it would look like on other people.
When blended on the lips, it’s a hot pink color on me, and since I’m going for the natural look– I didn’t like that. When I use it alone I look like I ate pink cotton candy. If I use it on the lips, I put sheer lip balm or lipstick on top. It makes a good base.
I’m not sure if they have any other shade.
This product lasts the whole day. I don’t usually bring it with me because I didn’t ever need a touch up. They should consider naming it a stain instead of a tint because it’s splash-resistant. That being said, it’s not difficult to wash off.
Value for Money
This is dirt cheap for something that works so well. It costs Php99 from an Avon Lady. I have to mention that I got my current tube for free from Edna, my office friend (Thanks Edna!).
The smell!!! I dislike that it has fragrance. But since it does, they should’ve made it smell good. This is my biggest gripe on this product. If you smell it from the tube, it smells like sweat off someone who put on sweet-smelling perfume. For that reason alone, I’m still on the look out for another tint.
The packaging says—for lips, apply to lower and upper lips. Press lips together to blend. For cheeks, apply small streak on each cheek and blend evenly with fingers to achieve a sheer finish.
Because the product is dispensed on a roller ball, I don’t streak it on my cheeks. The liquid is not dispensed consistently.
After putting on hand sanitizer I roll some on my ring finger and dab/ blend until the color builds up to the intensity I want. That way, I’m sure both of my cheeks are evened out. I put it on my cheek bones for that sun-kissed look.
This should not be too difficult to blend in. It doesn’t dry up too fast before you can even it out. For more control, it’s best applied with fingertips but it will stain it.
It didn’t break me out nor caused me allergy which is a big plus.
Would I recommend this? Yes
Would I buy it again? Yes
Credit to avon.co.in for the featured image.