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Avon Goldshine Lipgloss Review, Swatch and Comparison
I wasn’t at all a lipgloss fan a year back. I only used them to top over lipsticks in evening occasions to get the luster and plump. I must say I could find very limited options (that time I knew only about Lakme lipglosses in tubes). However, recently many brands have introduced new products in this line and thanks to IMBB I could learn about their pros and cons and see their swatches before buying them. I now use glosses everyday and have tried quite a few of them. With the winters coming – I ordered one of Avon Goldshine lip glosses in a recent haul based on their November catalog.
The best thing about Avon-apart from having some great products-I feel is that this company frequently comes up with amazing offers so that you can strike a deal buying great stuff at much lower prices! The prices are also reasonable and with discounts they almost become a must –buy 🙂 . All you have to do is scrutinize the Avon catalog every month for current offers. So in this month I found that they have allowed a big discount on the Goldshine lipgloss which was originally priced at Rs 329. They have three shades: Honey Gold, 24K Pink and Ruby Luster. I always found Avon lipglosses to receive good reviews and thanks to this month’s offer I ordered the Goldshine lipgloss in Ruby Luster at once. For this month the 4.5g of product came for Rs 199.
Seeing the color on the catalog I was pretty excited– it shows a magenta-purple color with gold shimmer which seemed to promise a great look, also I don’t have this color in my collection. However, when I received my stuff, I found the lipgloss to be actually having a deep pink tint with very fine golden shimmer. Well, this is a particular problem with catalog shopping- the colors (except black) hardly ever match the ones given on catalog-that’s why I don’t feel like ordering lipcolors although Avon and oriflame have some real good stuff to offer. My disappointment was more because I have the Maybelline Color sensational lipgloss in “Hooked on Pink” which leaves almost the exact same color on lips as the Avon Goldshine lipgloss in Ruby Luster.
So that’s the swatch for the Avon Goldshine lipgloss in Ruby luster which is also on my lips. The pros and cons of this lipgloss as I felt are:
1) Nice color and consistency-the shimmer actually makes the lips look lustrous and the gloss makes them look plump but it’s not sticky at the same time.
2) It stays on well from morning till before lunch. However it fades completely after lunch (after eating that is or even after sipping some beverage)
3) It softened and moisturized my lips as long as it stayed.
4) The gloss is not very thick so staying power is not “all day”. Also, as I said, I really wanted the magenta color with gold shimmer in it-but didn’t get it-so that’s another disappointment. Other than that- there are no big qualms over this product since it came at such a reasonable price. I may try the honey gold shade next if the discount persists.
Now, Comparison with Maybelline Color Sensational lip-gloss in “hooked on pink”
The bottom one is the Maybelline gloss. The left and wider swatch on the fist is that of Maybelline Color sensational lip-gloss in hooked on pink.
Both the glosses are moisturizing and they deliver good amount of color to lips. However, I felt the Maybelline gloss to be thicker and it stays longer than the Avon gloss. With the Maybelline gloss on my lips, I could see a trace of color in the evening even after having lunch and coffee in the meanwhile. Also the color range of Maybelline glosses is much larger. Thus, once the discount on Avon gold shine gloss lifts Maybelline Color sensational glosses will surely have an edge over them. Currently I love both.