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Friday
Jun072013

Lipstick Week: Avon Vitaluscious Lipstick

One week is not enough for lipstick week, it seems! I have three other features in mind for this, but I suppose I can always do another LW in the near future. ;) I decided to end this themed week with a bang, with something that I received just two days ago! I got pretty excited about these lipsticks because I'm a huge fan of the Avon Ultra Moisture Rich line, plus I know how y'all appreciate Avon swatches in particular.

The Avon Ultra Moisture Rich Vitaluscious Lipstick (P299) is the latest addition to the UMR line. It features ten on-trend glossy shades and a moisturizing formula that contains Vitamins B, C, and E. In terms of texture and lasting power, the Vitaluscious is the same as UMR - it's lightweight, slinky, and moisturizing, but it doesn't stay put beyond three hours. That's the trade-off for the moisture so I don't mind. I just re-apply as needed!

The scent is the same as all UMR lipsticks - juicy candied watermelon. I really love this scent, and I hope that they never discontinue it. It smells as expensive and fresh as high-end lippies. 

I do wish that the Vitaluscious could be as pigmented as the Avon Totally Kissable Lipstick. Most of the lippies need to be layered over several times to get that solid color, unfortunately. But again, that's their trade-off for the heavy oil content! Actually, they feel more like glossy lip butters than legitimate lipsticks. I recommend that you just get Totaly Kissable if you're after the staying power.

Need to get this off my chest: the Vitaluscious names are...odd. "Chocoloxidant"? "Nude tritious"? Puns are fragile things. Either you pull them off or they come crashing over your ears. Haha. A+ for the effort though. :P Don't be fooled by what the names are hinting about the shade, by the way. "Renewing Rose" for example doesn't look anything like a rose shade - it's a coral pink! Just refer to the swatches below.

To summrize: If you're looking for glossy, high-shine colors and a moisturizing formula, then you will love the Avon Vitaluscious Lipstick. They're like lip butters in disguise! Vitaluscious is ideal for girls with dry, thin lips as the formula can help blah lips look fuller and fresher. ;) If you like the shade then you must grab it stat, as Avon UMRs sell out like hot cakes.

And now, the swatches! The Avon catalog can be a little wee bit misleading when it comes to lipsticks, so I thought of posting full lip and face swatches for your reference. Enjoy!

Nude Tritious is a nice warm nude shade. The pigmentation is marginally better than the other lighter colors! 

Peach Fection is a nude peach. It's not very pigmented; I'd recommend Nude Trition if you want a new nude shade in your collection.

Vita Pink is a yellow-based baby pink

Renewing Rose is quite pretty, and fairly pigmented. It's more coral in person, but there's a good dose of pink in it too.

Renewing Sable is a warm, deep orange with strong brown undertones. This would be lovely on morena skin.

Pink Boost is another one of my favorites. It's a bubblegum pink with surprisingly nice pigmentation. It's not truly opaque, but I'm okay with the color pay off.

Rose Flush is a gorgeous everyday brown-based pink. It's a crowd pleaser, whether you're at school or at the office.

Reviving Red is a bright cherry red. I think it'll suit all skin tones! It's very similar to the Avon UMR Rose Lipstick in Carmen Red, so if you can't find that anymore, this is worth looking into. ;) Carmen Red is a bit deeper and less glossy though.

Wine Wellness doesn't look wine-y at all to me. It is a deep red that surprisingly borders on fuchsia. I love it! It's a unique shade in my book. Lovers of bright colors would definitely appreciate this one.

Chocoloxidant is a chocolate-y red. Pretty on the tube but unfortunately it's a bit streaky and not very pigmented. It's a nice affordable alternative for MAC Devil's Food (limited edition) but DF is darker and more solid-looking! Same idea though.

So there you go! Hope this helps. ^_^ I would love to know what your favorites are! What are you thinking of getting for yourself?

Reader Comments (27)

Lipsticks are great, affordable.. but i must i must admit i was distracted by your dramatic lashes.. heheheh.. nice review by the way.. :D

June 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLeoniza Martinez

I like renewing rose, chocoloxidant, and rose flush!!!

June 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDane

really nice colors esp nude tritious, chocoloxidant, and pink boost. Avon has better color now.:)

June 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLian

nudetritious looks so good on you ms liz :)
i love the umr rose line and since i have dry lips i think im gonna get rose flush as an everyday lippie. also i've been meaning to try an orange lippie but quite afraid it wont look good on me but since you said that renewing sable will look good on morena might also get that one. hope it will look good on me :p

June 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjenisse

Pink Boost and Rose Flush! I can even get three of these instead of one MAC! I also love UMR line. I dont know anyone reselling Avon, how can I order Ms. Liz? Do they ship? Thanks!

June 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAubrey

... and more importantly, what's your mascara? Or are you wearing falsies? hee hee. I'm loving Pink Boost and Wine Wellness, it's just too bad I don't see a lot of Avon ladies frequenting our area. I think I'd have to go all the way to Megamall just to buy those D: I wish Avon would get into online shopping.

June 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterApril

I want the Peach Fection, I'm ordering that tomorrow.

June 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersammy

Nude Tritious, Pink Boost, Wine Wellness, Vita Pink, and Chocoloxidant would have to be my favorites! Are you sure about your skin undertone? Because this has lots of cool and warm toned lipsticks, but you wear both kinds well! AND HUZZAH FOR LIP BUTTER DUPES THIS IS AWESOME

June 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPaulina

I almost bought this on a whim but i decided to wait for your review on this. I love revlon lip butters but avon is much cheaper. So for the colors i don't have yet but interested to try I think I'll go for Vitaluscious Lipstick! i'm going to get renewing sable.

June 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRanne

Avon lipsticks feel really slippery on my lips, and they tend to emphasize lines and patches. These look very lovely, though, particularly Pink Boost, Rose Flush, Reviving Red and Wine Wellness. Boohoo. But they look gorgeous on you, Miss Liz, as always. :)

June 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJenine

I want to try the rose flush! Looks good on you. :) Maybe it will on me, too :) haha!

June 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFati Recede

Where do you buy your AVON lipsticks? :(

June 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMeMeMe

Hahaha! Funny names.

Nudetricious looks nice. Sayang, I was betting for Chocoloxidant pa naman. It's not what I've expected.

June 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRizza

I don't know.. I don't get why you like these lipsticks :( I'm really hating the payoff >< You have great application technique but I just feel like everything looks watered down, except maybe renewing rose.

June 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBeauty by Tellie

Thanks for the swatches Ms Liz. I like Avon lipsticks because they have good products and are really affordable. I don't mind reapplying, my priority is to avoid drying lip products at all costs. :)

June 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKris

Thanks for the swatches Ms Liz. I like Avon lipsticks because they have good products and are really affordable. I don't mind reapplying, my priority is to avoid drying lip products at all costs. :)

June 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKris

I like Vita Pink, Renewing Rose, and Rose flush. Such lovely colors. Avon has gone a long way with their lipsticks now.

June 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNina

Idk... Idk why you enjoy these lipsticks, Liz :( I feel like they are all watered down (except maybe Renewing Rose.) Even Chocoloxidant looks like it lacks something :/

June 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBeauty by Tellie

Ms. Liz, I have a question, I heard that Avon has a lot of mercury or lead content. Is that true? I mean like people say it's cheap because it's bad for you or something like that.

June 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStacie

I think Avon got good shades in this collection based on your swatches on lips and skin.
Thanks for sharing this Liz.
Dapat meron ka nang section sa blog mo for Avon para sa'yo nalang kami ba-base ng tunay na kulay kaysa mag gue-guess pa kami sa catalog.hehehe

Avon hear me out!

June 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPong

These lipstick are classic yet classy, I'm still using the reviving red and it good that last on me almost 5-6 hours.:)

June 10, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterohms

Oh my ALL COLORS look good on you! So tempted to buy all of theseeee. The colors are so natural and fit for Asian skin I love them! And they look so moisturizing too which is good for me. Liz you're such a bad influence hahaha just kidding :)

June 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAbby S.

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 12, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterfredilyn ainza

They are all sooo pretty. The finish looks like you topped them with lipgloss ^_^

June 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHollie

Hi! How did you do your foundation here? We're of the same shade but I can't get what matches my real color :(

August 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCath

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