Beauty on a Budget: Avon Color Trend Lip Duo Lipstick & Lip Gloss Review and Swatches


Avon is keeping it cheap and cute with it’s new Avon Color Trend Lip Duo Lipstick & Lip Gloss. This dual sided lip gadget has a lipstick on end and a gloss on the other, sweet the Muse loves techy beauty finds!

Click ahead to hear my thoughts.

This little guy is available in four separate shades for a mere $3.25 each. These aren’t a big size but they have just enough product for toting around with you for quickie touch ups. The novelty is the dual-end design which lets you smooth on a nourishing lip color and top it with a shiny gloss.

The lipstick side of the product is quite sheer and subtle where as the gloss is decently pigmented. You’d think this would be reversed with the lipstick sporting the richer pigmentation but it does manage to work as the lipstick acts more as a balm and a prep for lips prior to gloss application.


The color I tried Pink Fizz Duo which has a gloss that’s lilac pink is color and a frosty baby pink shade of lipstick.


Neither product is flavored so those who aren’t a fan of scented, flavored lip products will be relieved. The texture of both the gloss and the lipstick is nicely moisturizing for it’s beauty budget price tag.

Overall, Avon Color Trend Lip Duo Lipstick & Lip Gloss is a rather cute, inexpensive beauty find for throwing into your bag for touch ups on the go or if you have a bit of an oral fixation and always find yourself applying and reapplying balms or gloss this should appeal.

Likey!

Available now from Avon.

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Fill in the Beauty Blank: Fall Makeup Collections 2009

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The Muse has been testing out Fall Collections since July but even she hasn’t tried them all yet. I’m currently coveting one or two collections that I haven’t yet gotten my hands on that’s for sure!

Jump ahead to hear what I’m wanting this Fall!

I simply can’t wait to try out the Guerlain Slavic Beauty Collection particularly the new Guerlain Russian Doll Blush! It’s screaming my name. I love gel or stain blushes and this looks incredible. Guerlain’s Fall Collection for 2009 is one of the few Fall Collections I haven’t hauled yet so I’m looking forward to making the kill shortly.

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What’s are you coveting for Fall ’09?

Fill in the Beauty Blank with you wants!

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Wants It: Dolce & Gabbana Smooth Eye Colour Quad

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The Muse has been busy stalking Saks and the new Dolce & Gabbana website, drooling over all the offerings.

One particular item that captured my attention (and held it to the point of obsession) is the new Dolce & Gabbana Smooth Eye Colour Quad. These quads look stunning from pictures I’ve seen on other blogs and beauty forums.

The Muse needs more Dolce & Gabbana Makeup in her life, like now.

I feel a haul coming on, look out Saks here I come.

Anyone check out the new line?

Loving it?

Tell the Muse!

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Steal It: American Grown Hand Soap 50% Off

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Snag some of the brand new American Grown Hand Soap for 50% Off the retail price at your local Bath and Body Works. This deal isn’t available online but the shops have these knocked down to half the price!

16 oz size regularly $7.50 now $3.75
24 oz size regularly $12.50 now $6.25

This is quite a deal as they are really large sizes.

If you’re a little on the OCD side of hand washing like the Muse is you’ll want to steal a few of these at this price!

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mark Self Sanctuary Berry Cranberry Collection

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mark has a brand new collection of Self Sanctuary Berry Cranberry Scented products. The collection includes a slew of luxurious, inexpensive goodies to scent you up with a blend of sugar coated cranberries, raspberries, and blackberries.

Sounds berry-lish to this Muse!

Jump ahead for a peep!

mark Self Sanctuary Berry Cranberry Body Butter ($8)

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Drench skin in a berry melody with this body butter!

mark Self Sanctuary Berry Cranberry Shower Wash ($6)

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Lather up with this moisturizing shower gel!

mark Self Sanctuary Berry Cranberry Moisture Milk ($6)

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Step put of your shower and hydrate your skin with this moisturizing lotion! Tip: Layering products will make the scent linger longer!

mark Self Sanctuary Berry Cranberry Scent Mist ($12)

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Mist up with this unique blend of berries!

Overall, the mark Self Sanctuary Berry Cranberry Collection is a unique blend of berries. I’m quite interested to see what the combination of cranberry, raspberry, and blueberry smells like. I suspect intensely sweet which is exactly how I like my fragrances. It’s inexpensive so it’s a rather nice little treat for yourself without breaking the bank. I think I’ll snag the mist to start.

It’s available now from the mark website!

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