Musings of a Muse

A Blog of Musings from a Cosmetic Whore

May 20, 2008

Beauty on a Budget: Glossy, Shiny Lips with Avon Pro-to-Go Lipstick

I remember when I was around 13 or 14 years old, a very not so long time ago, I had these really cute Bonne Bell flip-up gloss sticks. Now at the time I was the height of popularity due to these awesome glosses! I'm talking major cool here!

Turns out, after a quickie visit to Bonne Bell's website, they still make these flip up gloss sticks! W00t! I'm all for re-living my teenage years!

Ok, ok I might be a tad bit old for cosmetics purchased from Bonne Bell however Avon is allowing me to cash in on awesome packaging with it's new Pro-to-Go Lipstick. Hells these don't only carry the same great style as the my old Bonne Bell flip glosses they also happen to carry about the same price tag at $5.99 USD each! Can you seriously hurt anyone by trying these out?

You know how much I heart Avon lately right? I couldn't not test try these new Pro-to-Go Lipsticks for myself so away I went on my merry way to obtain some!

They happen to be pretty darn nice! The formula is a beautifully moisturizing, glossy lip color that has fantastic pigmentation and nice staying power!

I can't begin to say how impressed I am with Avon lately. As a long time Avon hater I must admit that lately some of their products are pretty bloody good plus the amazingly, inexpensive price tag keeps me coming back for second and third helpings!

I'll go ahead and admit that the awesome formula isn't really what had turned me on to purchasing these....I liked the packaging. Don't you dare sit there and say you never purchased cosmetics for the packaging alone! You'd be a liar if you said that!

The packaging on these is just super and I'm sweating it really hard! Sorry but it's a fact that the packaging had my heart before the formula every did! It's your basic slimline lipstick with a chic little click slider on the slide that slides up and down to open the cap on top and bring the lip color into view for a quick slip on the lips and go thus the name I!

These are available in 15 colors which is pretty darn nice! Gives you a nice selection of color to choose from! They are on par with MAC Slimshines formula wise and are at least half the price! So if you're kinda budgeting yourself at the moment and you're lemming MAC Slimshines these are a nice, inexpensive substitute!

The two color selections I took for a test drive were Russet which is a beautiful maroon red and Pink Passion which is a very beige, nude pink.

Both colors looked great on even though I'm not normally a nude girl I did enjoy how nice Pink Passion appeared on my lips!

I actually used them without gloss as they were moisturizing enough to do without plus they did have a faint gleam on my lips.

All and all, for the price, you can't really go wrong or hurt anyone by giving these a try! I'd definately give them a whirl! The price, packaging, and the good formula all work well to create a really nice, solid product!

Cheers to Avon for creating some killer items lately! The Muse likey!

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Click on over here to check out the color selections available on Avon Pro-to-Go Lipsticks! Definately take a peek at the color Fruit Punch! The Muse is loving it and must have it!

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Blogger nilla cookie said...

Gah! I wasn't nearly as impressed with these as you were. I found the formula a little thin and they didn't apply well on my lips :(

I'm glad you liked them Muse, b/c $6 for a tube is a gosh darn steal!

Hope you're doing well, my friend - I miss you!

May 21, 2008 at 12:58 AM  
Blogger Marty Pauline said...

Avon really has been awesome lately, Horizon blush and now these fab flip-up lipsticks. i have Pink passion on order and cannot wait to receive it. I am also waiting for the new Jillian Dempsey items like the mascara and eyeshadow.

May 21, 2008 at 2:27 AM  
Blogger fleckenschnitte said...

Japanese brand Menard has lipsticks in those cool push-up tubes, too! I just got a bunch today and they're really neat =D
When are you going to review your Japanese summer goodies? =D

May 21, 2008 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey cookie!!!!!

I liked them! I didn't think it was thin? They reminded me of slimshines :) weeeeeeee!

For the price they weren't bad! I think I took that into consideration when purchasing 'em ;)

I miss you too! I've been so busy lately :( I'll def sign in soon ;)

I wanna hear how the summit was!

May 21, 2008 at 2:53 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya Marty Pauline!

Really they have! The Horizon blush was rocking!!!!!!! I'm eager for the new JD stuff too! It's been really interesting releases lately. I'm normally a hater but I really enjoy it lately ;)

May 21, 2008 at 2:55 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey kathi! been ages since we talked :) how are you?

I haven't tried Menard uh oh I feel a google coming on hehe!

I'll be reviewing 'em soon. Little late coming b/c I am working on various fotds to post with the reviews ;-)

I seen your reviews and hauls! Jealous am I ;)

Hugs love!
Hope you are well!

May 21, 2008 at 2:57 PM  
Blogger Gee said...

LOL, I have a Bonne Bell one :)

Avon has stepped up there game!

May 23, 2008 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hehe gee!

I thought I was one of the few that remembered Bonne Bell ;)

May 28, 2008 at 12:36 AM  

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