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GLAZEWEAR INTENSE LIP GLOSS from Avon – Review
I bought the colour ‘CHERRY LIQUER’ from the Glazeware Intense Lip gloss range of Avon.
The colour surprisingly tallied with what was printed in the brochure, and it is a rich, vibrant shade of darkish pink (more on the ‘liquer’ side than on the ‘cherry’).
Upon opening the tube, my first hurdle was the was the wand – the primitive type that gets intensely messy and the applicator tip is not at all suited for fine application. A separate brush needs to be kept aside for using the gloss.
Then I smelled it (since I tend to lick off my lips any lip balm/stick/gloss/etc, that smell good enough, this action is essential before use) and found it moderate and sweet-ish.
The effort to dig the gloss out of the tube was too much. The liquid is very heavy and thick, and the wand does not help at all…
All over it the gloss was stuck and the brush was totally ugly and unsuitable for its intended purpose.
I tried a swatch to see how the product feels in real use and was disappointed in that also. It was too thick for a smooth and even application and lumped at one place only. When I tried to remove it, it smeared on the skin and made it sticky.
Here is that ugly, uneven swatch –
Still, I went ahead and tried it on my lips. The feeling was not at all pleasant. Nor was the taste of the gloss anything special. It was difficult to apply on the thinner part of the mouth near the corners, as the thick, frazzly wand makes the gloss spill over the lip line. And then the problem of the gloss being too thick and lumping in some parts is there.
When I ordered for this product, I thought 4.5gms for Rs. 329 is a good deal, especially when we get 4gms in an average lipstick. After putting the gloss over my lips, the first thought in my mind was, ‘oh no! I have to endure 4.5gms of this!’
Moreover, the overall look was not of any intensely glazy lip-gloss, but of any average, run of the mill glossy lipstick.
Anyways, let us move on to the general profile of the product with its positives and negatives…
Manufactured and Marketed by – Avon.
Quantity – 4.5gms.
Price – Rs. 329.
Colours Available – Mauve Movement, Grape Jelly, Darling Pink, Sundance, Apricot, Brown Sugar and Cherry Liquer.
Positives about Avon Glazewear Intense Lip gloss
- Quantity is 4.5gms.
- Colour matched with what was printed in the brochure.
- Plastic tube – the body is quite durable and safe to carry in purse/handbag.
Negatives about Avon Glazewear Intense Lip gloss
- Price is Rs. 329.
- The wand and applicator tip are horrible.
- Lumpy and heavy. Gives an uncomfortable sticky-sticky feeling.
- The smell is nothing special. Neither is the taste.
Overall verdict – I will be very happy when it is finished, or if I lose it somewhere, and will not buy a second one. I sincerely lament sacrificing all the fuchkas / golgappas / panipuris that I could have had with Rs. 329.
My Rating – :-* + 0.25