Sunday, 17 August 2014

Review: Avon Color Trend Lip Stix in Brick Red

Hi everyone! Today I'm here with a short review on a lipstick I was given a while back by a friend.

Brand: Avon
Name: Color Trend Lip Stix
Shade: Brick Red
Price: £4.50
Where to buy: Avon Online, eBay
Color Trend is a cheap Avon sub-brand. Their box packaging is black with pink, blue and purple dots and the white brand name. The lipstick is in crayon-style packaging that twists up to expose the lipstick bullet. It feels very light but not really fragile, just a bit cheap. You get what you pay for, really.
On the right is just one swipe of the lipstick, and on the left is two swipes of it. The colour is buildable and relatively creamy. It doesn't drag on the skin.

The lipstick on bare lips, no primer or colour alteration.
Fully coloured.

The colour is a bright, pillarbox red. I wouldn't really call it 'Brick Red', since I'd consider a brick red colour to be darker, with a wine or burgundy tinge to it.

The first (and last) time I wore this, I put a gloss over the top since it has a semi-matte finish. However, in less than an hour, it had smudged and bled terribly! I looked like I'd just finished making out with someone! Obviously the gloss wasn't a great idea but I didn't expect it to bleed so much. I haven't tried it without a gloss since I wasn't very impressed with it.
You get what you pay for with this lipstick. Some cheap lipsticks can be a great find and some can be disappointing. I've never had a lipstick bleed this much with me. I've put glosses on top of strong lip colours before but they never bled as much as this, even after a few hours. The colour is nice but it's an easy to find pillarbox red that is widely available over many brands. I wouldn't recommend it. 2/5 stars for me.

I'm working on some new posts for you guys! I'm currently trying to balance my job as a beauty consultant and my business again, especially with this position being full time, as opposed to 25 hours a week last time. I'm planning some discussion posts on my love of fashion and Poupee Girl, reviews and Taobao 101 posts! See you soon!  


  1. What a pity the quality is not very good, since the color intensity seems great!

    1. Yeah, the colour is really nice! I have the same Lip Stix in a nude colour that doesn't run so it must the combination of the colour + formulation! Such a shame!