I often lament my lack of “drugstore” makeup swatches. First, who doesn’t want to find a great piece of makeup for less than $10? And second, because the less expensive brands seem to have twice as many formulas, three times as many colors, and it can be really hard to find swatches.
Avon recently gave me the opportunity to swatch their Ultra Color Moisture Rich Seduction Lipstick (a formula which launched in February of this year).
The lipstick bullet has a mottled appearance — the color is shot-through with ribbons of moisturizer — and it delivers a lightweight, cushiony, comfortable feel. It does have a cherry-sours scent, but that fragrance only lasted for as long as I held the product near my nose (it didn’t linger on the lips). I tried on Tangerine, and the coverage is sheer-to-medium with a satin finish (not too bright for fair skin).
Nude Perfection is mauvey pink. Bronze Shimmer is a reddish/orangey brown. Tangerine is warm, bright-ish pink. Rosewine is red plum. Red Kiss is “hot rose” — a cool, very red pink. Maraschino is a deeper, magenta red-pink. Pink Taffeta is pale cool pink. Perfect Pink is a medium pink with a few gold sparkles. Mocha Plum is plum-purple with a few gold sparkles. Plum Gorgeous is orchid purple.
Ultra Color Rich Moisture Seduction Lipstick contains SPF 15, and regularly retails for $8 — though at this moment, it’s on Avon’s website for $4.99.
These lipsticks were provided for swatching purposes.