Review: Avon Simply Pretty Wishful Present Colorbliss Lipstick in Wine Plum

I have a soft spot for Avon simply because it’s the first makeup brand (lip balm) that I’ve owned way back my freshmen years in High School. I had a lot of fond memories with this brand, simply because back then, having that lip balm made me invincible. Whenever I whip it out, my classmates would always borrow it from me, to which I happily obliged. I was only 12 years old then. Who cares about hygiene?

Anyway, like I said, I’m forever an Avon fan. My younger sister is now a “family exclusive Avon dealer” a.k.a “she only takes orders for herself,  mom,  our other sister, and myself” . Whenever she gets a new brochure, I would sometimes order one or two items that doesn’t even make sense to me. Take this  Avon Simply Pretty Wishful Present  Colorbliss Lipstick in Wine Plum (115php) as an example.

I’m not quite sure yet if it’s a yay or nyay for me, but the reason I ordered this is because it’s limited edition. And as I mentioned in my previous post, I am quite obsessed with anything autumn-related as of late. It wasn’t surprising at all when I leaned to this color upon placing my order.

The name of the shade sounded so enticing to me. I mean, Wine Plum, how autumn can you get? But did I expect a lot from this? Yes and No.

Lipstick shade revealed after the cut


YES

To be honest, I’ve been wanting to buy a wine-colored lipstick for quite some time now, but I also didn’t want to spend a lot of money just because I couldn’t see myself sporting this kind of shade the whole year round. When I saw this on the brochure, I knew I had to get it. It’s only 115php, plus it’s limited edition. Might as well. 

NO

It’s from the Colorbliss line, which means, it’s more fit for younger girls who like to experiment with colors. I’ve owned a Colorbliss lipstick before. I forgot the shade, but it’s a coral one. I didn’t make a lot of use out of it because it was too glittery for my taste. With that in mind, I already expected Wine Plum to be just as glittery. I was right, of course. And besides, this is from the holiday collection. Anyone could guess that.  
Looks bold on the tube, but it’s really a deep fuchsia with purple undertone when applied on the lips

DETAILS

The cute bows on packaging definitely screams holiday. I like how the bullet adds a touch of perkiness to my lipstick collection. 
The shade is just meh for me though. It wasn’t as bold as the one I had in mind. It turned out to be a deep fuchsia color with purple undertones. Still pretty though. The gold glitters are quite obvious on the lips at a closer look, if you should know. 

PERFORMANCE

Surprisingly, pigmentation was quite impressive. It’s opaque at one swipe. I expected it to have a shiny finish due to the presence of the glitters, but it actually dried to a beautiful satin. Longevity is just average –  about 2 to 3 hours before it fades. But what made me happy was that, once the lipstick is completely gone, it leaves a nice reddish stain on the lips, which you can get away with. 
Left: Freshly applied | Right: 3 hours and two frosted doughnuts later
You be the judge

FINAL THOUGHTS

I have a love-hate relationship with this lipstick. I love that the shade is very flattering to my skintone, but I would’ve preferred it to be more of a plum color than anything else. I’m a bit jittery about the glitters, but I wouldn’t mind wearing this to holiday parties though. After all, what’s a holiday without glitters anyway?
By the way, if you’re looking for gifts that you can give to your friends, sisters, or nieces, this could be a nice thing to add to your list. It’s a great stocking stuffer, too. 
How about you? Have you tried one from this collection yet? 
Julie Alontaga is the Beauty Content Creator and Editor of As Told By Julz. She works as a VA-SEO Specialist for a Web Development Company based in Australia. When she's not at work, she spends her free time binge watching movies and TV series, reading books, cooking/baking, or playing SIMS 4.

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