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Avon Ultra Color Rich Extra Plump Lipstick Review and Swatches

The Muse has an obssession with anything that promises her fuller, larger, poutier lips. Is poutier even a word? Most of the time she feeds her addiction by purchasing plumping glosses of all kinds to see which will give her the fatter lip look. Granted she doesn’t want to look like she had scary lip injections ala Melanie Griffith (scary!) but she does desire a sexier, fuller pout.

Up until now it’s always been about the latest, greatest lip gloss but Avon took it to the next level with it’s brand new Ultra Color Rich Extra Plump Lipstick.

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Whoa a lipstick that plumps not a gloss? Cool beans!

Jump for it!

Avon Ultra Color Rich Extra Plump Lipstick is available in 10 shades and is $5.99 a tube, likey cheap plumping agents! According to Avon you’ll have to see it to believe it yourself but no worries the Muse is here to explain it all so you don’t have to run around trying to locate a tube so you can start seeing and believing.

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The lipstick is your standard pigmented, moisturizing lipstick from Avon, hey Avon does excel at making generally good lipsticks, the Muse Approves. The only difference is that the core of the lipstick is packed with a plumping agent that hydrates, moisturizes, and you guessed it, plumps. This pretty much mimics similar products you’ve seen which have a conditioning core (remember MAC Color Forums Lipstick?) but the core this time around has a minty plumping medium that supposedly plumps and fattens up lips.

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Ok so it glides on wonderfully well and feels incredible on my lips and yes like any good plumping gloss it has a tiny bit of a stinging bite plus plenty of pigmented color to keep your pucker looking beautiful. But…not sure on the plumping part….it does make lips fuller but I didn’t really experience any amazing effects in regards to plumping. If I’m honest I get better results with my trusty tube of DuWop Lip Venom than I did with this lipstick.

Disappointed?

A little bit.

But if I take plumping out of the equation I can’t deny that Avon Ultra Color Rich Extra Plump Lipstick is cheap, pigmented, moisturizing, and quite a nice lipstick for it’s price.

Doesn’t really plump but def serves it’s own in the realms of good lipsticks for a great price.

Likey!

Avon please work on the plumping agent and you’ll have yourself a champion although this one is still in the winning category for sure it just needs that little extra something to push it over the edge.

Sportin’ Avon Ultra Color Rich Extra Plump in Rosewood

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Grab some now by visiting http://shop.avon.com

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mark Summer Collection 2009: mark Exotics Collection

If you’re looking for cheap, who isn’t nowadays? Check out the new mark Summer Collection for 2009 entitled Exotics.

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Introducing new mark Lip Exotics Lip Lacquer Hook Up for $6 each available in five shades. These are a conditioning, high shine close with a cool spearmint flavor and a pigmented color payoff!

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Kinda looks like MAC lip lacquers but way cheaper. I can get on board with these for sure. They were the first thing that caught my eye from this collection and possibly the best item available.

Also releasing are two mark Good Glowing Mosaic Blush Custom Color blushes in two new shades. These are $7 each and do not come with a palette, they are part of the custom color system so you’d have to buy a palette separate to stick them in. Although pretty they hold little appeal for me.

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And finally mark Eye Exotics Eye Shadow Trio which contains three shades of shadow for wearing alone or combined. Again, not so thrilling and kinda reminds me of the Avon Marimekko palette I reviewed a few months ago, which was much nicer by the very way. I could get excited about this if they had more than one shade selection available, all that blue does little to excite me.

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Not much of excitement here although the blush and the lip lacquers hold my interest (particularly the lippies). If you’re looking for a few budget friendly makeup options of Summer you may want to take a peep.

It’s all available now at the mark website.

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Avon Anew Clinical Derma-Full X3 Facial Filling Serum Review

Now the Muse can’t speak for herself, as she’s practically perfect in every way al la Mary Poppins, but there happens to me a brand new facial filling serum from Avon that our mum’s can take advantage of!

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What? I really am perfect in all ways that excludes wrinkles…well ok I admit maybe I have one two under my eyes……

Jump ahead for the deets on Avon Anew Clinical Derma-Full X3 Facial Filling Serum….I dare you to say that three time’s really fast!

Avon steps up it’s game YET again in the skincare department with a brand new injectable-grade facial filler in serum form. Avon is all postal on the skincare world lately with all these interesting high tech wrinkle serums, lotions, and potions! Am I the only one that noticed this!? Yay revenge again the wrinkles!

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This super concentrated serum has 3 times the level of an injectable-grade hyluronic acid for dramatic filling! Whoa dude. Erase those fine wrinkles and lines with this pistol! Oh by the way it’s not only good at filling lines but it comes in this sweet swirly design that’s kinda prettys.

Honestly, it’s a bit useless for me as I don’t have much in the way of deep lines to fill but I tried it out anyway. The formula is smooth and feels almost silicon-like. If nothing else it makes a fine prep and prime for makeup for me.

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It promises that within 3 days you’ll see a visible reduction in deep folds and within two weeks a more youthful fullness to cheeks. And finally within four weeks you’ll see dramatically reduces the look of deep facial folds and hollowness.

Hyaluronic Acid is naturally produced by skin. It provides moisture and fullness but it’s production decreases with age which is where Avon Anew Clinical Derma-Full X3 Facial Filling Serum comes into play. The serum is formulated to stimulate filling fiber and helps restore a youthful fullness to face.

Hopefully this is around when the Muse’s face starts to catch up to her age! For now you don’t have to take my word for it, check out the Avon site for the raving reviews from users! Click!

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Avon Anew Clinical Derma-Full X3 Facial Filling Serum is available now from shop.avon.com Check it our for your mum or yourself!

Tried it before?

Interested in trying it?

Tell the Muse!

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Avon MagiX Tinted Face Perfector

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I can feel the love here or maybe it’s the magic?


Omg wasn’t that the lamest excuse ever to post David Bowie pimps? Oh well. Dance Magic Dance! w00t!

Anyway the moral of this story is the magic happens to be in the Avon MagiX Tinted Face Perfector.

Merely $7.99 USD gets you a magic foundation that supposedly visibly minimizes pores with a suavy Optix (that’s Optix not Optic) Light Diffusing Technology. This holds back shine for up to 10 hours, reduces the look of fine lines, contains SPF 15, and will possibly drive you to work in the morning too. The powder is particularly interesting as it works as a BB cream would by adapting to your skin like dance magic!

Awesome! I wants it! Please can I has some now?

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Jillian Dempsey Celestial Spring Avon Collection

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I know, I know we’re all terribly upset with Jillian Dempsey for being married to a man with better hair than our own. What do you think that’s like in the morning at the old Dempsey house?

Picture this.

Wake up, frizzy scary morning hair and your husband is sitting next to you cool, calm, and collected with nice smooth wavy brown locks. Oh the agony. Jillian, honey, I don’t envy you anymore!

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Anyway, Jillian actually holds her own in the makeup world. She’s responsible for what used to be Deluxe Beauty…god I miss Deluxe. As of late Jillian’s taken the world of Avon by storm with little collections being released here and there.

I must say up until now quite a bit of what she’s done has been pretty nice color wise and quality wise. Taking all that into consideration I was excited about the new Jillian Dempsey Celestial Spring Avon Collection that’s available this March.

Jump ahead for the details!

Jillian Dempsey Celestial Spring Avon Collection includes some key pieces for creating a little piece of Spring this season with shades of tranquil blues and pastel sky tones. The shades of the new Jillian Dempsey for Avon Celestial Eyeshadow shades kind of remind me of Bobbi Brown’s Surf Palette. Two shades are available in Moon Sand and Sunset Sky one of which is an ocean hue and the other a sandy gold. You can probably see what I mean about the Surf and Sand type of vibe I get from the two shadows. Quite nice. Each shade is baked and has a twinkling, shimmery finish. Likey! These are $8 USD each but I guarantee that Avon will offer a nice little steal on them sooner or later.

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Follow up your sparkling eye look with Avon Big Color Glossy Lip Pencil which is a liner and gloss in one pencil! This is a moisturizing formula that glides onto lips leaving behind a shiny finish. They are $6 USD each and available in Glossy Celestial, Glossy Rose, Glossy Sand, and Glossy Sunset.

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As the weather grows warmer a cream blush is always in favor! Check out Avon Be Blushed Cheek Color that will release with Celestial Spring in two shades for $8 USD each. With names like Icy Pearl and Tropical Peach the Muse can feel the love!

They’ll also be a new nail color release and an exclusive mascara created by Jillian Dempsey.

You can learn more about Jillian and her Avon Collections by visiting www.avon.com/jilliandempsey

I’ll be reviewing the Jillian Dempsey Celestial Spring Collection shortly for you, keep your eyes peeled!

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