Hi Guys,

Weekend is here and I am going to meet up some friends in Scranton which is about 3.5 hours drive from my place. So before I leave, I thought of putting up a post. I haven’t reviewed any lip product here so without any further procrastination today I will be reviewing the Avon smooth minerals lip gloss in the shade S401 Crystal Coral. I know! I know! This gloss has been reviewed a gazillion times online. But I have had this in my stash for some time and it is too pretty not share it with you guys. So here goes!

Product Description

  • Flattering shades provide sheer, sensational shine
  • SPF 15 protects lips against harsh environmental aggressors
  • Exclusive Mineral Glow Pearls bring out vibrancy
  • Made from 100% micronized mineral pigments and colorants
  • Contains no dyes, perfumes or preservatives

Shades

This gloss comes in 6 shades – Natural Glow, Pink Quartz, Bronze, Crystal Coral, Rose Garnet and Rumberry

Price   349 INR for 3 ml (Got it for 20% discount at 269 INR)

Ingredients List Not available

What I think

Packaging

The Avon lip gloss comes in a sleek transparent rounded tube with a black plastic cap. The neck of the tube has a golden band with Avon written on it. The black and gold with the compact packaging give the tube an overall luxury feel. This gloss comes with a traditional doe foot sponge tip applicator that glides on comfortably over the lips.

avon smooth minerals lip gloss
Avon Smooth Minerals Lip Gloss

Texture

The formula is very moisturizing on the lips making the lips appear plump and healthy. It contains fine gold micro shimmers that add a beautiful sheen to the lips. It doesn’t feel sticky at all. The overall texture and feel of the gloss is incredible.

avon smooth minerals lip gloss
Avon Smooth Minerals Lip Gloss

Fragrance

It has got a yummy toffee fragrance which I completely love

avon smooth minerals lip gloss
Avon Smooth Minerals Lip Gloss

Shade

The shade coral crystal is a beautiful subtle peachy pink shade. Even though it appears quite pink in the tube, it applies sheer on the lips almost like a clear gloss but with some gold shimmer. I feel layering on the product just makes it appear a bit gloopy. This shade would suit all skin tones since it just accentuates the natural lip color.

avon smooth minerals lip gloss
Avon Smooth Minerals Lip Gloss

Worth factor

On its own, staying power of the gloss is not that great even with no food intake in between. It stays on for about 2 hours after which it fades to a balm like look with some shimmer. If you are looking for a gloss that covers pigmented lips on its own, then this is not for you. The range claims to be sheer so we can’t really complaint on that front. I prefer using this gloss more as a top up on light rosy lipsticks or nude lip liners as it imparts a healthy beautiful shine to lips.

To sum it up, I love this gloss as it gives my lips that healthy plump look. Also it is not at all heavy on the pocket.

Swatches

avon smooth minerals lip gloss
Avon Smooth Minerals Lip Gloss
avon smooth minerals lip gloss
Avon Smooth Minerals Lip Gloss

 

avon smooth minerals lip gloss
Avon Smooth Minerals Lip Gloss (over nude lip liner)

Pros

  • Sleek and robust packaging
  • Beautiful shade selection
  • Very hydrating
  • Applies evenly without being sticky
  • Gives a plump healthy sheen to lips
  • Contains SPF15
  • Reasonably priced
  • Contains no dyes, perfumes or preservatives

Cons

  • Lasts about 2 hours on its own (As a top up, lasts much longer)
  • Sheer coverage – won’t cover pigmented lips by itself
  • Available through Avon reps only

Recommendation

Move over clear gloss and give this is a try. It not only adds some shine but is also very hydrating giving the lips that much needed extra something. Avon products especially the Smooth Minerals Lip gloss range always has discounts, so bagging this one at a discounted rate is definitely worth it.

Rating

4/5

Let me know if you guys have used this gloss. Did you like it?

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