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Avon Slick Tints Glossy Wine Lip Balm review


About a year ago, while visiting an old friend, I found myself going through an Avon magazine with her. While we were browsing the magazine’s lip product selection, we came across a page of lip balms that priced each tube of balm at 99¢. My friend and I, both being fairly broke at the time, each selected only two or three items from the magazine. Naturally, one of mine was a lip product, Avon’s Slick Tints Glossy Wine Lip Balm, a lip product specifically designed for women.

Of the new lip balms that I had selected for myself, one of the more enjoyable ones was Avon’s Slick Tints Glossy Wine Lip Balm, one of two lip products that I chose that was tinted with color. Avon’s Slick Tints Glossy Wine Lip Balm is a moisturizing lip product that provides a sheer color and shine and that comes in a clear plastic tube measuring roughly two-and-a-half inches long and about a half-of-an-inch in diameter. The tube has a twistable bottom piece that, when turned one way or the other either raises the lip balm within the tube to above the surface of the tube or else pulls the balm back down into the tube. This twistable piece is serrated and is about an eighth-of-an-inch high, making it pretty simple to grip onto and to turn without one’s fingers slipping in the process. The tube is topped with a clear plastic cap that matches the rest of the tube in color (or more accurately, lack thereof). This cap may be removed by pulling up on it as well as may be replaced on the tube by pressing down upon it in order to snap it back on. The body of the tube is wrapped in a deep red colored plastic label that includes such information as the full name of the product (Avon’s Slick Tints Glossy Wine Lip Balm), that the tube weighs 0.15 ounces (4.2 grams), and an ingredient list. 

The balm within the tube is not really very sheer and is blood red in color though it does not leave this specific color on one’s lips when applied. Rather, the product leaves a glossy, sparkling dark red tint on one’s lips that is slightly lighter a shade than it appears to be in the tube. That makes this a bad product to go overtop of other lip colors that may be applied to one’s lips before this one would be. Should one care to appear to be going all-natural, I would not recommend this balm, as the color that it leaves behind when applied is certainly not a completely natural one, as it is a very dark tinted balm. The product is a mostly odorless one, as well as is it flavorless. Avon’s Slick Tints Glossy Wine Lip Balm does smell mildly waxy. Once applied, the product stays on for about an hour when one is using their mouth actively, such as during activities like talking, eating, etcetera. Otherwise, the product remains in place for roughly two hours. However, when one is wearing the product they ought to pay attention to exactly how they touch their lips as the dark, glossy tint might smear onto the skin surrounding their lips as it is somewhat greasy in texture and does not always stay completely in place. 

Using Avon’s Slick Tints Glossy Wine Lip Balm is incredibly easy, all one need do is remove the product’s cap, twist the bottom piece on the tube in order to raise the balm above the top of the tube in order to smoothly apply the product to one’s lips, and then apply the product evenly over one’s lips in order to keep lips from becoming chapped, as well as to color them deeply. I recommend doing this in a mirror as the color of the balm is sheer and dark enough that others would immediately notice if it was applied to the skin around the mouth as opposed to only decorating the lips. This product should only be used as directed, that is to say, on one’s lips. One should stop using this product immediately should any skin rashes occur as well as they should keep this product out of the reach of children and pets. 

Ingredients for the product include Lanolin Oil, Propylene Glycol Ricinoleate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Ozokerite, Cetyl Alcohol, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Paraffin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Benzoic Acid, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Parfum/Fragrance, BHT, titanium Dioxide, and more.

I honestly enjoy wearing this product and I always carry it with me. I often enjoy the way that the lip balm complements my overall look by darkening my lips with a sheer, deep-red tint. Though my favorite lip treatment products are still Burt’s Bees and Terra Tints (reviewed at: ) lip balms, this new one has kept my lips moist, healthy, and free from chapping. I would recommend this product to women that enjoy wearing tinted or colored balms, and I know that most do. The color of the product is a fairly unnatural one, so I would recommend using the product on its own and not beneath or overtop of other colors or glosses. Men would definitely not feel comfortable wearing this product as it is colored and most parents of young children would most likely not care to have their children look so made-up by the product.

This product was made in the U.S.A.

Pros: Keeps lips healthy, inexpensive, nice tinting effect.

Cons: Only intended for women, slightly unnatural color.

/ [Nioniel]

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