Hopelessly Heather

The ramblings and obsessions of a longtime Avon lady

Originally posted on word of alicia:
One thing about being around for 134 years… you become iconic.  There is always something nostalgic and vintage with Avon.  Heather from Hopelessly Heather and I love a good classic vintage look so with the Iconic Avon collection we were inspired. On Heather:   Iconic Mini Lip Color (wearing the…

This week I featured daily sale highlights from Avon’s campaigns 21 and 22 as follows…

Be iconic!  A couple of Fridays ago, I dove in with the pinky-nude lippie in the green tube from Avon’s Iconic Mini Lip Color Set.  First, how cute is this set?  The packaging is such fun!  The box that the set arrives in opens like a box of cigarettes (it’s also perforated all the way around, so you can choose to tear off the lid and keep the base as a display piece), and each tub of lipstick has its own slot inside the box.  The tube designs look like they time-traveled from the 1960s.  The set includes a mauve color in the pink tube, a pinky-nude color in the green tube, and an orange-red color in the off-white tube. The lipstick itself is creamy, goes on smooth, and has a lot of color to it.  The shade I wore that’s pictured below is not too far off from my natural lip color, so it was an easy one to pick with some confidence that it would look good on without having to dab it back to a stain (which is what happened with the orange-red–yikes!).  While I love this for how adorable it is and two out of the three shades worked for me, each of the lipsticks are pretty small–perhaps about one-third the size of a normal lipstick, so you’re definitely paying for the packaging, and you have to pay for the entire set, even if you’re only interested in one or two of the shades.  I’m not mad about it, but I probably would have been if I’d only ended up liking one of the shades out of the bunch.