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Tuesday
Apr022013

Love: Avon Totally Kissable Lipstick

I should rename this blog Project Lipstick and stop pretending that I want to write about other things. I have soooo many more lipsticks in line for a feature! But naw, I'm just ribbing you. I do love writing about lipsticks though, since they bring so much color and dare I say joy to my life. :)

Today I want to talk about an affordable yet awesome lipstick line: the Avon Totally Kissable Lipstick (P239). This came out last February I believe. To my great surprise, it has a better formula than the Ultra Moisture Rich Lipstick due to its longer staying power and less slinky formula.

Here's the rub!

What I love about the product 

  • The colors are pigmented in two layers.
  • Texture is smooth and creamy, like lip butter. It feels weightless on the lips. 
  • Has less slip than UMR. Formula is more cohesive somewhat so it doesn't slide around if you wear too much. (Hope that makes sense!) This accounts for the better wear time.
  • Has a decent staying power of up to three hours without eating. The deeper colors leave a nice even stain even if you do eat or drink.
  • Non-drying. You won't need to wear a balm underneath if you have normal lips, but if you have chapped lips then you'd need one.
  • There are ten colors in this collection. They're all quite trendy yet wearable! Love the selection.
  • Affordable at only P239.

Caressing Coral is a glossy tangerine pink. It is very wearable across most skintones, I think. It's sheerer than I would like but it does become more opaque after two layers

Lacy Mauve is not mauve to me. It's a creme brown-based, mid-plum shade with strong pink undertones. This is such a flattering shade for morenas! It toes the line between striking but not too shocking. Definitely something you can wear to the office.

Fuchsia Flirt is Avon's usual fuchsia with a generous dose of glitter. It has a lustre finish bordering on frosty. Not my favorite shade here.

Doesn't Berry Smooch remind you of a certain high-end lipstick? ;) This is darker in person though, very glamorous. It's a berry fuchsia shade that I enjoy wearing. It could work for most skintones I think - just depends on your comfort level with colors.

Racy Red is a sexy dark tomato red. This is another color that's not choosy with skintones.

What I don't like about the product

  • The caps sort of spin around even when they're closed. I suppose that's intentional since all the caps are like that, but it feels cheap when you open the tube. The old Avon lipsticks weren't like this.
  • I thought Avon was over with their glitter lipstick phase, but Fuchsia Fever has those annoying flecks.

Neutral 

  • I feel nothing towards the all-silver bullet. It doesn't look cheap to me since the material and shade of silver are obviously carefully chosen, but I quite prefer Avon's gleaming black tubes better. Personal preference. 

Recommendations

If you're looking for an affordable lipstick with a great texture and eye-catching colors, you must try the Avon Totally Kissable Lipstick. I highly suggest you try Caressing Coral and Lacy Mauve if you're looking for an everyday shade, but if you want something dramatic and sexy then Berry Smooth and Racy Red would be right up your alley!

Verdict

Love it. I was just nitpicking up there, y'know. What really matters to me when it comes to lipstick are 1) Color color color 2) Smooth creamy texture and 3) did I say color? If I have to choose only one from the set I have, I would totally go for Lacy Mauve. It's interesting, something that I don't have an exact copy of yet. 

How about you, what color would you get? :D

PS What do you think of the extra big photos?

Reader Comments (20)

Ahaha I never noticed how much you feature lipsticks, but it's true! The swatches look great. The only thing about Avon is its hard to find dealers. I wish they had a brick and mortar store.

For me, bigger photos always = better! Love looking at details. :D

April 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEula

Ahhhh must try these at once!! But my no. 1 source of affordable lipsticks would have to be NYX. Their lighter shades, as well as the shimmery ones, aren't perfect, but the darker shades are to die for. <3

April 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPaulina

I've read a lot of reviews about this and also watched a vlog about this collection! I'm totally going for Lacy Mauve, sobrang wearable everyday. I learned that P239 is just an intro price, sana they extend the time or better, make that the SRP :)

April 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKris

Ate!! I've been waiting for this, promise!!! hahaha. I have four shades, lacy mauve, berry smooch, make out red, and the glittery pink, fuchsia flirt. I have to agree with you, the glitters are so annoying! Sayang kasi it's a pretty shade for me pa naman. ~_~

This is such an improvement from the UMR lippies! Mas opaque, mas long wearing, mas stand out talaga. :) One swipe gives you a more toned color(for shy ones), but if you double swipe it, ang ganda ng kulay! hihihi

Favorite ko rin yung lacy mauve kasi it's an everyday lippie, pwedeng pang OJT ko ^_^ pero gusto ko rin yung berry smooch kasi ang glamorous tignan.

Ate, bat walang make out red sa swatches? Diba yun yung carrier color ng line na ito? :) Ang ganda ng make out red sakin(I'm fair)!! Would like to know if it is working for others also.

April 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

Yay a lipstick post! Nothing makes me happier than a PV lipstick post.

Honestly I haven't tried a single lippie from any of Avon's lines but I think Lacy Mauve is worth checking out.

April 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLysha

Love these lipsticks! If only it wasn't so hard to buy Avon, I would totally buy a bullet or two. Caressing Coral and Lacy Mauve are really good looking colors that are definitely within my comfort zone. I think I already love those shades over the pink shine attract one I have.

Bigger pictures are never worse! :D

April 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPat

love the berry smooch and racy red, i will have to look for an avon lady near me!!!! i love the big pics though it would have been nice if you included your whole face as well para mas kita ang effect

these tubes might even be more wearable than my mac . medyo frilly kasi ang application non or hindi lang ako marunong

April 2, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermiz eloise

Where do I buy these though? Does Avon have a stall in department stores? :-/

April 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Lacy Mauve looks lovely! And I'm lovin' the bigger pictures!

Rachel: For your reference :) http://www.avon.com.ph/PRSuite/beautycenters.page

April 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKhristine

I think you mean Fuchsia Flirt that has glitter/flecks not Fuchsia Fever?
Great review, hopefully Avon will be more accessible.

April 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRie

Love reading your lipstick reviews. I often check here first to see the swatches. It saves so much time and helps me zero in on what shades I'll want to have a second look at. :)

Lacy Mauve looks like a winner. The only beef I have with Avon lipsticks is their contents look so much smaller/shorter/thinner in real life than on the pages of the brochure. Also, the color printing of the brochure is sometimes off, so the real deal looks different too. When buying Avon cosmetics, I prefer to stop by their mall outlets/stalls to check actual testers.

Perhaps the tube would've looked classier had they not gone with a high-shine silver. The Body Shop's lipstick tubes are in matted silver. They look so nice, even in their simplicity.

April 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMatromao

Eep, Berry Smooch is totally up to my alley! Sayang it's so hard to buy Avon products. I used to buy them from my yaya before (ang landi kong bata! :p)

April 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRomila Marie

Pretty shades! But racy red is my fave, red is such a classic shade.:) I hope we can purchase directly on Avon though, they have great stuffs. My Avon lady (which is our helper), got tired of selling na; its hard na find an Avon lady nowadays.

April 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLian

A girl can never have too many lipsticks. My makeup stash is practically a lipstick jungle!

I like the Racy Red lipstick...I'm into reds lately...

April 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPrudenceMD

Love Lacey Mauve and Racy Red!! Palaging ubos to!! I agree with most of your probs girls! talagang super hirap mghanap ng AVON ady ngayun. That's why my sister and I joined AVON. We don't "sell", we just buy for ourselves. Have you been to an AVON store? Gosh!Parati naming na-rereach ang limit kasi para mini mall. Hahah...but seriously, you can try joining AVON nlng, you will save more kasi you have 25% discount on your purchase. :)


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April 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMAE ROSE

I have the Berry Smooch and it's my first fuchsia shade ever! I'm still getting used to it but I love how it sits on my lips, not drying at all. :-)

April 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMaybelle

Berry Smooch is soooo pretty! I want ^_^
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April 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHollie

caressing Coral and lacy mauve are pretty. Does this also have that watermelon scent like on their previous lippies, i remember liking that about avon lippies.

April 3, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercouchpotato_mdo_md

I like Avon lipstick, I almost hoard this, I love the Lacy Mauve and Fuschia Flirt.bagay sa morena skin.:)

April 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterOhms

Hi po you can order avon products to me if you want, I'm within las pinas, paranaque, and muntinlupa area po, just text me at 09184826154 if interested, thanks!

June 11, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterfredilyn ainza

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