Hi guys just a quick post to let you in on one of my most favourite brands of the moment for lips. Those of you from the UK should by rights know who Avon are. You may or may not have a brochure pushed through your letter box every so often or know some one in the area who is an Avon rep, it is an institution. I my self have a colleague who sells Avon and who, and I have no idea why, when I shout “Ding dong Avon calling” at him, doesn't seem to like it?
Now what I would like to show you today are two lip products from the Anew range. The Anew range is Avons specialist anti-ageing range covering ages from 30+ to 60+ and they include products such as cleansers, moisturisers, serums, eye creams etc. Now I cant rave about this range enough, I already use the Thermafirm Face Lifting Cream as my night moisturiser, I know I'm not 30 yet but literally 30 is knocking on my door and I'm a firm believer of prevention rather then cure, once those wrinkles get here nothing less than a face lift is going to make them go away!
So about 6 months ago I had been on the hunt for a new lip balm, I have tried loads of lip balms over the years and I am really picky about the criteria. It needs to have SPF in it because I am massive on sun protection. It has to have no colour because looking like a cricketer is not a good look for me and it actually has to have a formula that moisturises my lips. I know that sounds really weird because if it doesn't moisturise what's the point. I know its crazy but some lip balms I have tried actually make my lips more dry and cracked! What is that about?! With this in mind and the success I had had with the Thermafirm cream, I decided to give the Anew Beauty Lip Plumping Conditioner a go. Avon says, “Restore a youthful looking appearance and see plumper, fuller lips. With double the retinol to boost collagen renewal.” Which, complete with SPF15 sounded like my kind of product. Anew Lip Plump (which is what I'm calling it for short) normally retails at £9 but those of you that have purchased from Avon will know that everything in their brochure is on offer at some point so I paid £5 for mine.
Just for the record generally I am a sceptical person when it comes to product claims because 90% of the time they are unfounded, so my realistic hopes for this product was just for it to moisturise my lips and keep the sun from hurting them, but what I received was so much more. I still can not believe what an effect this product has had on my lips! About a year ago I can remember noticing my top lip was slightly smaller and more creased than my bottom lip. Now I don't know if the rest of the world had noticed this but it was noticeable to me, especially when I wore high colour lipsticks, but in literally a few weeks of using this lip treatment I noticed my lips were smoother, a little bigger and they had evened in size. I cant actually believe I'm telling you this now because I have never seen a product, EVER that has worked as well as this on me. I was and still am truly amazed! Now lets get the disclaimer out of the way, this product has honestly worked on me and I can see my self repurchasing this for ever (so Avon you better not discontinue this) but I cant guarantee this will work for you. I haven't done a controlled scientific study with this product, I have just used it on little old me but if you want to give it a try you know my feelings on it.
As stated above I do have 2 products to show you today and this is the second. Still from the same range this is the Anew Beauty Youth Awakening Lipstick-Satin Finish. This has all the same properties as Anew Lip Plump but just with colour like a lipstick. I chose the colour Sugary Pink because I wanted something with just a hint of colour that I didn't need a lip liner or lip brush to put it on. This colour is a cross between a pink and a peach and as it is a satin finish it is frosty. All the lipsticks in the Youth Awakening range are a satin finish so they are all going to have a bit of shimmer in them. I have to admit that even thought this lipstick is lovely I would have preferred to have a choice between mat and satin. I am a big mat lipstick fan so I think that would have been slightly better for me. Never the less I will still be using this lipstick as my day time go to lipstick, with all the Collagen and Retinol goodness in it how could I say no?
Stacey x x