Monday, November 22, 2010

The Good (and Bad) of Avon Lip Balms

I recently purchased a ridiculous amount of Holiday Lip Balms from Avon for some Christmas stocking stuffers for friends and co-workers. I, of course, could not resist trying a couple for my own personal enjoyment.

These are the "old" ones that are on sale now.
Winter Treats Lip Balm (originally $0.99, now $0.49)
Available in: Candy Cane, Wintermint, Cinnamon Spice, Frosted Cookie.
I have Frosted Cookie. It smells and tastes just like a cookie. Yum. The balm is a buttery yellow color that doesn't provide any color payoff. I keep this one on my desk and use it frequently.

face candy grade: A+

Festive Favorites Lip Balm ($0.99)
Available in: Frosted Mulberry, Iced Gingerbread, Spiced Vanilla, Sweet Mint.
I tried Iced Gingerbread (2nd from left) and was hugely disappointed. I didn't think Lip Balm was such a difficult thing to make. It does not smell like gingerbread in any possible way, it has a sickly sweet plasticy smell that is terrible and the tint is deep brown. It was so bad that I even wiped it off my lips.

face candy grade: D-

Overall, I like the old style ones the best. The packaging is cuter and the flavors are better. It doesn't hurt that they're like 50 cents each. If you're going to buy some, I definitely recommend the Winter Treats collection.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

have you ever considered using the Ageless Beauty Index APP from the Apple store? It lets you know what the ingredients your make-up are. The lot of the products you list could be doing you more harm in the long run then you realize : X

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