Product Review: AVON Ultra Color Lipstick in Berry Bright

I think I might have been suffering for feline allergy. Yes, I think I’m having allergic reactions to Pepper. My lips has been swollen and flaky on the edges–it’s a nightmare. Apparently, male cats give off more allergens than female cats. The allergen is actually not from their fur, but from their saliva. And since Pepper has been so dear to me since I got him, we really spend a lot of time together. Plus, let’s add to the fact that Pepper is so affectionate and he gives his kitty kisses generously.

Anyway, I try to put on cortisones on my lips at night and put a lot of balm to soothe it during the day. Also, I have been resorting to Vitamin E enriched lipsticks to alleviate the state of my lips.

I found out that most of the (ordinary formulated) lipsticks I have has been drying out my lips. Given my lip condition, I’d have to provide extra care on my lips until I find a solution for Pepper’s wrath. :p

So, right now, I can only use 3 lipsticks in rotation: Snoe Rouge Deluxe in X19 Mauve MovementColour Collection Vitamin E Lipstick in Red Wine, and this–Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Berry Bright.

New Formula, New Shades & New Packaging!

Avon’s Ultra Color Lipstick has a new formula with True Color Technology and self-renewing pigments that deliver vibrant colors that stay true to their shade. The new formula also features lip-nourishing Shea Butter, Omega Oil, Arctic Berry, and Vitamin E and makes lips feel smooth and moisturized instantly. New packaging offers a clear view window so you can see your shade instantly. Designed to complement different skin tones. Available in 13 shades with soft matte, satin, and shimmer finishes.

SRP: PHP 379.00
Shades: Carnation, Country Rose, Hibiscus, Berry Bright, Lava Love, Berry Berry Nice, Red 2000, Hot Pink, Dream Fuchsia, Knockout Pink, Crush, Sangria, and Tangerine Tango

What I like about this product is that it’s ultra moisturizing–I love that it has Vitamin E and Shea butter in it. The lipstick came right in time for my lip condition. Thanks to my fairy-godmother, Hazel aka my blogger-friend who recently won to be part of Avon’s Makeup Council, for giving this to me. 🙂

Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Berry Bright comes in a gorgeous satin Barbie-pink color–although there are other pink shades available and I think Hibiscus gives a better Barbie-pink tribute (Side note: When I was young, I used to collect Barbie dolls with different lip color. Yea, I was very particular with their lip color).

Which pink are you?

This fuchsia lipstick doesn’t have much staying power, though. I think most Avon lipsticks are like that–2 to 3 hours tops. Or maybe I lick my lips too much, I don’t know. But the pigmentation is great and it smells mild. For some reason, the scent actually reminds me of a baby.

Sometimes, when I get bored with the pink, I line my lips with Colour Collection Vitamin E Lipstick in Red Wine to have some sort of an ombré lip going on. Or when I want to lighten up the dark red lip color, I swipe on a layer of Avon’s Berry Bright.

How about you? Have you tried Avon’s newly formulated Ultra Color Lipstick?

Or do you know any other hydrating lipsticks that I can try?

List them down on the comments box below! 🙂

Are you ready for the perma-smile or smile lipt?

I think, sometimes, humans have become too bored. We have tried altering anything and everything that’s left unaltered. This is just in: Korea has patented the latest specific surgical procedure to alter your smile.

South Korea has long been a pioneer of human improvement through words ending in “-oplasty.” In fact, when adjusted for population size, South Korea has the highest per capita rate of plastic surgery procedures performed, according to a report by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. To date, the country has been known to be one of the best in providing double-eyelid surgeries, dimple injections, calf reductions and even double-jaw surgery.

The favored South Korean beauty aesthetic features big, wide eyes, small noses and a narrow jawline, and popular procedures include nose jobs and eye surgeries to make those features appear more Caucasian. Some even undergo radical “double jaw surgeries” to create a slimmer, V-shaped chin and jawline, according to the Huffington Post.

Now the Koreans are rising to another innovation: the “Smile Lipt.”

Spearheaded by Aone Plastic Surgery, the procedure–whose name combines “lip” with “lift”–will have to do something with the muscles on your mouth corners to change your facial expression. The surgical procedure will lift your mouth corners to project a smile or even extend your lips.

I wonder if Joker knew this even before the Koreans started patenting it.

Why so serious?

Have a great Tuesday, dolls! 🙂