Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Avon Amps It Up


You may have noticed that Avon, a venerable mainstay in the world of cosmetics, has seemingly undergone a reinvention. Out with the old school, and in with flashier advertising, celebrity endorsements, (Jennifer Hudson, Reese Witherspoon) and online ordering capability. Just in time for Spring, Avon has launched its High Definition line, and I’ve had a chance to try out a few items. The verdict (s)….

Ultra Color Rich Mega Impact Lipstick- Avon delivers with a rich, creamy finish that feels nice and smooth on the lips. Mega Impact also gives a bit of a pearlized shine, so gloss isn’t a must. And for a plus, Mega Impact includes SPF 15. Note: the lipstick itself could use a little more firmness, so it’s best not to untube it completely when applying. Overall- nice lipstick at a good price- $8.

Glimmersticks Diamonds Eye Liner- This is for the lady who wants a little shimmer in her liner. If that’s you, you are in luck. Glimmersticks Diamonds gives bold color, is long wearing and waterproof. Glimmersticks is retractable and comes in 7 shades. If you are not into shimmer- the classic Glimmersticks Eye Line has garnered impressive reviews.

And, not part of the High Definition line, but still worth your dime...

Glazewear Intense Lip Gloss- I must say, I really like this gloss. Great color, good shine, and not too-sticky. I tested this in Crimson Rouge Violet, and it’s a lovely color choice for brown girls like myself. For an inexpensive gloss, this one gets a thumbs up.- $6

There’s one more Avon product that is pending my review, but based on my preliminary thoughts, looks like we’ve got a winner. And it's not a cosmetic. Stay tuned…

Have you tried Avon products recently? What are your thoughts?

*FYI- In keeping with FTC policy, I disclose that I received several sample items from Avon for testing and review. Please be assured that this is not a paid review, and this and any other review given on All Things Fantabulous represent my honest opinion based on my personal experience.


  1. Hi Lee
    Avon indeed has some nice products. I haven't tried any of the items you mentioned but they do produce a nice line of goodies!
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks PJD. And you can usually catch a sale. Even better.

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