Last Valentine's Day, a pretty pink box arrived at my doorstep. It was my first V-Day Gift for the year, not counting Steven, which came last month.
The tubes tell you that these are ten of my favorite things in the makeup world - lipsticks. One lippie gets me giddy so imagine receiving ten by my doorstep. I'm hyper and I haven't had chocolate yet!
And just in time for Valentine's day, the name of this line of lipstick is just apt: Avon Ultra Moisture Rich Rose Lipstick, with its soft and gentle touch inspired from one of Valentine's Day's iconic symbols - the rose. These are all the shades for a pretty perfect Valentine's look. Aside from providing kissable pretty colors, rose extract and almond oil in the lippies help keep our lips soft and cushy so no unsightly cracking or splitting of lips that burns at a sip of wine.
It's kinda soft though due to the creamy formulas, so you see most of them appear kinda smushy on the tips. There's no irritating strong smell, really, but you have to take really extra caution in opening them because the bullets are really soft and mushy, if you're not the type to transfer them to lipstick palettes.
There are shades in peach, coral, pink, berry, and red - ten shades swatched to suit the wearer's personal taste:
L-R: Amour Rose, French Lace Rose, Apricot Nectar Rose, Blushing Bride Rose, Amelia Rose, Passionate Kiss Rose, Rosabella Rose, Carmen Rose, Royal Celebration Rose, and Jubilee Rose.
Two of my favorite colors are French Lace Rose, which is a sort of "my-lips-but-brighter-and-better" look, which is a neutral pastel coral-peach. Blushing Bride Rose is the next runner up since it caught my eye in the, well, obviously bridal department. Bright lips but not too chapped.
If you're a red girl and collecting every red shade in the market, check Carmen Rose, which is worn by 2011 Bb. Pilipinas-Universe Shamcey Supsup in the latest Avon Brochure. This is another proof that you need not be alabaster white to rock red.
As of the moment, these shades are already available nationwide via Avon representatives (you can log on www.avon.com.ph to find out how to contact an Avon representative). It's priced quite affordably at Php 299, so you can get a natural French Lace Rose one day and switch to Carmen Rose for the night or on some days when you feel adventurous, a bit of plummy stain of Jubilee Rose.