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AVON Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick | Review, Pictures, Swatches

4/28/2014Shen




Happy Monday, ladies (and gents, too!)! It's another beautiful work week! One that will be cut short, thanks to Labor Day holiday this coming weekend! Who here has Friday on leave already? I bet some of you will be spending the weekend at #Laboracay!

Well, let me start off this fun week with a color post of Avon's newest lipstick collection, the Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick with SPF 13 (Php399). Give it to Avon to always deliver a great lipstick collection. I have yet to come across a lipstick from them that I didn't like.

What makes Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick special? Find out and read more!
It has the Color and Care technology that Avon has perfected over the years and have applied to all their cosmetics since last year. Color payoff is truer that what you see in the tube is what you'll see once you've applied them on your lips. Which I think benefits a lot of women with different skin color. The Care comes in the 6 beauty boosters that makes this lipstick exceptional - Vitamin E, Phytol, Vitamin C, 50% moisturizing ingredients in every stick, SPF 15, and Collagen. That only means healthier looking lips, with a hydrating shine and one that maintains its color thanks to the self-renewal pigments. I even read that Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick has the same feel as Dior Rouge Lipsticks!


Another fun thing about the Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick is that it comes in a cute pink tubes and Lucite pink caps. It definitely stands out from my other Avon lipsticks. I've seen though that in other countries, the tube comes in silver but still the same pink plastic caps.

Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick

I love Avon's Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick as much as I love their Totally Kissable and Ultra Color Color Lipsticks and their Ultra Moisture Rich, most especially their Rose Collection. All of these, I find are quite similar to each other, except for the fact that this recent collection, Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick, is a lot more hydrating and feels very lightweight on my lips.

It feels like a balm even but with mega pigmentation of a lipstick. The pigments do not hug the lips as much  that it feels so heavy and the gloss is well-maintained, you'll feel that your lips are being hydrated all throughout wearing it.

To explain further, the skin care ingredients are truly at work in this collection. My lips feel good even after the lipstick has faded. As for the staying power, I love that these lippies doesn't stray as much outside the lines of my lips and stay on for a good 3 to 4 hours without retouch (unless I eat and/or drink). It doesn't have the feel of a lipstick at all. It glides on like a balm.

This Summer, I find myself gravitating towards lip products that are light weight, do not aggravate the dryness of my lips and consider a more hydrating and glossier finish. Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick complies with all that criteria, that's why I never leave home without it.

Thankfully, I have all the shades here to show you how they will look on a fair to medium skin tone. As always, I try to provide a good selection of swatches to help you pick out the shades from you Avon Lady. I know how frustrating it is when you want something from the catalog but unsure if the color in person will suit you! :)

Major photos ahead! Don't get tired of my face! :)

Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick

L-R: Pink Renewal, Creamy Melon, Lovely Fuchsia, Smooth Plum, Lovely Cherry, Warm Berry, Gorgeous Guavas, Red Velvet, Bare Ruby, Pure Orchid, Smooth Plum.

Pink Renewal is a pale milky pink. It's like MAC's Saint Germain/Pink Nouveau but glossier. As you can see it emphasizes my dry chapped lips. I'm not a fan really but that's just because I have bad lips at the moment. I've seen a lot of swatches of this and it matches almost all skin tones. Yes, even if your skin is as ebony at Lupita Nyong'o! :)

Creamy Melon is a exactly that, a creamy milky shade of coral that I think matches women with warm skin color. It shows off a little fluoro on me but I like it. It's a fun coral shade to wear this Summer, for sure. I'd pari this with a bright peach blush and well groomed brows. :)

Lovely Fuchsia is bright pink lipstick, no doubt. It has a tinge of peach in there but the pink does stand out more. It's almost neon on me. Not something I'd be wearing all the time but I do like the brightening effect it has on my lips.

Lovely Cherry is red pink shade that goes on the brighter side similar to Lovely fuchsia. It's one of my favorite and one that I'd be caught wearing all the time. I love how it makes my lips look plumper than usual. It's an easy color to pull off as well all-year round.It's got that makes-you-fairer-than-you-are color. :)

Warm Berry is a soft warm mauve shade. It's not usually the type of lip color I would normally grab but seeing as how flattering it looks on a neautral makeup look and how it warms up my face, this is fast becoming a favored lippie. Some might even call it an MLBB (My-Lips-But-Better)

Gorgeous Guavas is deep orange shade that goes well with Filipina skin. It's not on top of my list but I like how it looks on me. Not really a shade I would immdeiately grab as I lean towards pink and mauve shades lately. And it's also the only lip shade in the collection that has shimmers in it. Though it's not as visible on the lips when I swatched it.

Red Velvet is a bright orange red that is definitely in this season. It has a creamier color of red orange that makes it easier to pull off. Definitely not a screaming red lipstick so it's safe anyone for anyone specially those who are scared of red lipsticks. I like to pair this with contoured cheeks, cat eyes and well-groomed brows.

Bare Ruby runs towards the magenta shade. It's deep, seductive and sexy. A lippie I won't have worries wearing at any time. It's actually one of my favorite.

Pure Orchid is my top one favorite among all the Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick just because it's a wearable plum shade that celebrates the color of the year, Radiant Orchid. I've been preferring plums, lavenders and mauves lately. I love what the coolness of the shade does to my skin. It's a look I've been liking lately.

Smooth Plum is a deep violet lipstick. If you've been eyeing MAC Heroine but unsure if it'll suit you, test the waters with Smooth Plum. I'm not really that adventurous when it comes to lip colors but I wouldn't mind wearing this color towards the end of the year when the weather is not as shiny as now. I must admit though that the shade looks really good. :)

Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Pink Renewal

Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Pink Renewal

Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Pink Renewal


Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Creamy Melon

Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Creamy Melon

Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Creamy Melon


Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Lovely Fuchsia

Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Lovely Fuchsia

Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Lovely Fuchsia

Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Lovely Cherry

Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Lovely Cherry

Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Lovely Cherry

Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Warm Berry

Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Warm Berry
Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Warm Berry

Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Gorgeous Guavas

Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Gorgeous Guavas

Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Gorgeous Guavas

Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Red Velvet

Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Red Velvet

Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Red Velvet
Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Bare Ruby

Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Bare Ruby
Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Bare Ruby

Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Pure Orchid
Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Smooth Plum

Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Pure Orchid

Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Smooth Plum

Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Smooth Plum

Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Smooth Plum
Summary Review:

  1. Creamy texture makes this lipstick easy to apply. Glides on perfectly on to the lips.
  2. Ideal wear for our humid weather.
  3. Feels very lightweight on the lips, like a balm.
  4. Incredible pigmentation. One swipe is all you need!
  5. Affordable than most lipsticks at Php399 for 3.6.g per tube
  6. Great color selections, very trendy and up to date.
  7. Shades matches Filipina skin coloring
  8. Cute chic packaging.
  9. Very hydrating
  10. Relieves dry chapped lips
  11. Has skin care benefits (Vitamin E, Collagen, etc.)
  12. Has SPF 15 to protect lips from the sun
  13. Doesn't bleed or feather (except for the lightest shade, Pink Renewal)
  14. Must be used on a well-exfoliated lips.


My top favorites:

  1. Pure Orchid
  2. Bare Ruby
  3. Warm Berry
  4. Smooth Plum
  5. Lovely Cherry



What do you think of the new Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick? What shades are you eyeing? :)



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