Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in 1406 Cherry Rush

I really enjoy trying out new lipsticks but it's something else when I come across a shade that turns out to be my 'absolute favourite' for a long while.

I don't remember when I bought this lipstick but I was wearing it in my post Do the Palazzo, dated 25 February this year, so it must have been early this year. It wasn't love at first use but I found myself reaching for this lipstick more and more; in fact, I've decided to call it my MLBB even though my natural lip colour is nothing like it!

Not to say that Avon's Cherry Rush is a 100% perfection, though.

I'm not the best at describing colours but I'm going to attempt it here anyway and say Cherry Rush is a strong red with a splash of deep purple hue in it. Like a berry red, if that makes sense. 

One important note: if you love matte lipsticks, the sheeny Cherry Rush isn't for you.

Let's discuss the good and the bad here:

The Good
  • Amazing and flattering colour
  • Very pigmented
  • Moisturising
  • For a nice lipstick, it's cheap!
The Bad
  • Isn't completely opaque; the darker rim on my lips isn't completely covered (but the coverage is still good enough)
  • Bleeds out; probably due to its somewhat wet consistency so a good lip pencil is necessary. Its perfect match has to be Avon Ultra Luxury Lip Liner in Wild Berry

After application:
The colour of Cherry Rush appear different in various lightings so here are a few pics of me wearing it (#carselfies  included). The photo that most accurately shows the colour that I see when I look in the mirror in natural lighting is probably the top left one.

I'm not a fan of the strong lipstick + glasses combo (it never has looked good on mewhy is that?) but I must say, Cherry Rush is a game-changer for me as I'm kind of loving the way I look in the photo above.

Lipstick on the left; Avon Ultra Luxury Lip Liner in Wild Berry on the right

I purchased two colours from this range: Cherry Rush and Berry Berry Nice (the shade that's in one of Irina Shayk's Avon ads). I thought I was going to like Berry Berry Nice a lot more than Cherry Rush but I was wrong.

Left: Cherry Rush; right: Berry Berry nice
Question: Does anyone else think the names should be the other way around? Cherries are always red whereas purple hues would come to mind when people mention 'berry', right?

I would recommend you trying out this Avon range on the basis that Avon is super affordable. Plus, for the prices they offer, their products are surprisingly good stuff!

Are you a fan of Avon make up products as I am, or do you still imagine Avon as the 'mothers and aunties only' club? 
If it's the latter, I don't blame you because that was my idea of Avon too—that is, until the Pixiwoo sisters introduced me to Avon, so thanks a merry bunch to Sam and Nic!

Would you wear this shade yourself?
Share your thoughts on this lipstick (and Avon) here!


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I'm a modest blogger based in Malaysia. Here on The Good Weekender, you can find journals of my evolving modest personal style, based on the art of looking casually stylish while still remaining modest, and doing it all on a budget.