TERRIBLE. Absolutely TERRIBLE. When I first got this, I thought it looked pretty cool. I'm used to seeing the mousse lipsticks of Avon, and thought this was new. I figured this must be some sort of matte lipstick with gloss. I got Cherry Pie which is a just bitten red kind of color. The color is surrounded by this thick, clear, gel that provides the gloss. Which sucks, because when you apply it and you want it all over your lips, you get a glossy shine above your lip line. If you want to try and avoid that, you either need to spread it with your fingers or a lip brush. And that is such a no-no when you're touching up on the go. And what was even more frustrating was that I couldn't complete two hours without having to check myself and touch it up. After half a day, I let it go, and returned to my unbranded lip and cheek stain, which stays on WAY LONGER than that. This lipstick also taught me what is meant by DRYING. Did Avon advertise this as moisturizing? I'm sorry, but it chapped my lips. After a few minutes of applying, I could feel my lips peeling. Ugh. Will never buy this again. And it is absolutely a WASTE of money. I couldn't really care less about the packaging, although it looks pretty cheap.
I got this for a wedding. I wanted a tone down look so I got the following: PINK PEONY: It's the Barbie Doll kind of color. Goes on kind of sheer and satiny. I didn't like the way it looked on my skin. While I was doing my make up, I still looked fresh and natural and when I put it on, suddenly my faced looked dark all over, haggard, and the color totally did not go with the look I was trying to achieve: toned down. Plus, the color sort of bleeds, and there was somewhat a dark shadow under my lips as if I had rubbed lipstick off my lips and reapplied it. YUMMY PLUMMY: i loved this. It's like it brought the natural, even color back into my lips. You wouldn't know it was there unless you looked closely, and the color totally complements my skin tone. Will definitely buy this again, and most other shades in the browns and nudes. OVERALL: Unlike any other lipstick I've owned (Avon was a huge mistake and a waste of money), this is so NOT DRYING! I love how it actually lasts for about half a day, and like the review of one here, it sort of fades away and still leaves colors on the lips. There's a funny, 'plumping' feeling though, which I really don't mind. My lips don't dry up and peel, so I'm not worried about dead skin on my lips. Overall, I will will will buy this again. UPDATE: I realized that since the Pink Peony was too Barbie Pink and the Yummy Plummy was very natural, I swiped a layer of Pink Peony on top of the Yummy Plummy and that made my Yummy Plummy a Peony Plummy! a lighter, brighter plum! Much nicer! I'll be able to use both after all!