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      12.05.2011 23:37
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      A bit gimmicky but it gives you choice. You probably won't want to wear all 7 colours.

      I have been searching for "my" lipstick for quite some time. To cut a long story short, this isn't it but it is filling a useful gap in the meantime.

      I was intrigued by the idea of being able to alter the colours, and to be honest, I can be a sucker for a gimmick from time to time. I chose "The Roses" as my colour combo.

      Basically how it works is that inside the lipstick there are two tubes inside filled with two colours of what strictly speaking is lipgloss rather than lipstick. One is pale and the other is dark. You twist a dial at the bottom to choose which combination of the two colours you would like. It goes from 1 to 7 and has a colour strip so you can sort of see what colour it will be when it comes out. You then push a button on the bottom and the lipstick comes out of little holes at the top (there is a lid that covers it when not in use). It has a lock feature if you twist it to past number 1 so that it doesn't matter if the button gets pushed in your bag. The applicator is unusual but I have not found it a problem and you could easily use a lip brush with it if you didn't get on with it.

      I found that most of the colours suited me and I have used colours 1 to 5. I have very pale skin and I just put on colour 7 to confirm what I originally thought - It is too dark for me but would probably suit another skin tone. I tend to wear the paler colours in the day and darker ones at night. It feels quite moisturising too.

      What is good is that you get a choice. I have never ever bought any other lipstick by mail order because it seems crazy to spend money on something so subjective until your have tried it out. But with this, because you get 7 different shades, as long as you don't hate the tone you chose, you are bound to like one of them. I think it could be fun for teenagers sharing make up as it would give them more options to play around with.

      The one thing I do wonder about is when you get to the end of the lipstick. One colour is bound to run out before the other and then you would have to decide whether to throw it away or use just a light or dark colour on it's own. Which seems like a waste. I will add to this review when this happens. What is good is that because it pushes the lipstick out rather than you dipping a wand in like normal gloss is that has lasted for ages and ages. And it hasn't dried out like some of my lip glosses have.

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      16.08.2010 22:59
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      A nice product from Avon

      I saw the Avon Spectracolour Lipstick advertised on the front of one of their catalogues, I am not really a lipstick person preferring to wear glosses, but always keen to try something new I thought I would give it a go. It was totally different to any other lipstick or gloss I had tried and the idea of having 7 shades in one lipstick to choose from appealed to me. Although it cost more than what I would normally pay for a lipstick/ gloss I decided to give it a go and order one.

      Appearance
      The Spectracolour lipstick is described as 1 lipstick 7 shades, and from the first glance it is clear that is exactly what you are getting. The lipstick casing is quite large and chunky. It is made of clear plastic which allows you to clearly see the lipsticks inside. The has a black top and lid and the bottom part of the lipstick is also black allowing you to clearly see the different shades you can make with this lipstick. When I first received this lipstick I expected to see 7 different colour lipsticks within the plastic casing, however what you actually get is 2 tubes of lipstick, one light one dark. Along the bottom is the spectrum of colours you can make with these 2 shades of lipstick numbered 1 to 7, number 1 is the lightest shade and number 7 is the darkest shade. There is a little black arrow on the clear plastic case of the lipstick, the base clicks around moving the arrow onto each number depending on how dark you want you lip stick to be. The lipstick creates the various shades by blending the 2 main colours. To get the lipstick from the tubes and onto you lips you simply press the bottom of the case, the lipstick is squeezed up and out of a series of small holes in to top. The end of the lipstick where the small holes are is slightly angled making applying the lipstick very easy.

      The Lipstick
      I was a little surprised with this lipstick as I tend to think of lipsticks being in a solid block, however this is a combination between lipstick and lip gloss, I personally find it not as sticky as a lip gloss but has more of a liquid consistency than an actual lipstick. When applied the lipstick glides smoothly onto your lips leaving them feeling soft and moisturised, in no way does this lipstick dry your lips out. I find that this lipstick even feels a little more like a gloss compared to other lipsticks I have tried the only difference is it is not as sticky as glosses tend to be. I personally seem to have used more of the lighter shade of lipstick in mine as I find that this one is suitable for any occasion, I can wear the lighter shades both for work as well as on a night out whereas the darker shades would be a little over the top for the office. Despite the rather thick and chunky casing that you have to hold to apply the lipstick it does no make it difficult to apply, personally I think the large case allows you to grip the lipstick better applying it more effectively.

      Price
      I tend not to spend too much on lipsticks and glosses, but this one cost £10, I thought it was quite good value for money as you are getting technically 7 lipsticks in one. It is also very long lasting, I bought mine just before Christmas and I still have a lot left, as I said I have more of the darker shade left but I do still have just over half of the lighter shade left as well. So I would say that it was worth the money paid for it.
      The shades I have is called The Roses, these shades tend to be more pink shades with the darkest shade being quite a dark red colour. However there are other shades in the Spectracolour Range such as
      The Pinks
      The Nudes
      The Browns
      The Wines
      The Lilacs
      I have not tried any of these other shades but I would definatly try them in the future. There really are shades for everyone.

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      24.06.2010 18:16

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      DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY GIRLS!

      I was completely amazed when I saw this product advertised on TV and in the Avon brochure. However, I was extremely disappointed on purchasing this product mainly because the colours were not as bright as I thought they would be and the plastic holes that excrete the colour/s were uncomfortable on my lips and felt somewhat unnatural. It did not make my lips feel moisturised or smooth at all. The lip product also ran out too quick. I was not happy about spending ten pounds on a product that ran out after being used a handful of times. The worst thing was that one colour ran out and the others did not! So I was stuck with unwanted colours! My advice to you would be, don't waste your money. Instead, stick to experimenting with different shades and mixing and matching different shaded lipsticks to create the colour you are aiming for.

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      08.05.2010 17:01
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      7 in 1 thats the only good thing about this lippy!

      Upon seeing this lipstick advertised in the Avon brochure, I thought that it was a fab idea. Being someone who never leaves the house without at least two lipsticks in her handbag I had high hopes for the product and thought that it would be the answer to my prayers.

      However, I was really let down by this product. I bought this lipstick in "the pinks" shade. While the 7 different shades of this lipstick are really nice. I found that there was not a great deal of difference between shades 2-6 basically.

      The lipstick can be applied by way of pushing in the end of the tube and the liquid colour excretes from little holes punctured on a slanted plastic applicator. Personally, I thought that the applicator did not give a nice sleek application and often too much of the lipstick came out due to the pump action required. So be cautious of this!

      I was also disappointed by the quality of the lipstick itself, whilst the shades were pretty, I felt that the lipstick when applied felt rather greasy. Moreover, after wearing the lipstick for around 20 minutes most of it had came off. So don't expect this to give you long lasting lip colour...it won't!

      This lipstick cost me around £7. I believe that it usually retails at about £10, but I got it when it was on an introductory offer. Nevertheless, for this price I expected better quality and I believe there to be much cheaper lipsticks on the market that deliver better results. Fair enough they may not have 7 shades in 1, but at least they will provide me with coverage for at least a few hours, unlike this product.

      Please don't be fooled by the hype, in my view this product is more about show rather than producing great results.

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        05.03.2010 13:00
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        Don't bother

        When I saw this product in the avon catalogue, I just thought WOW, what a fabulous idea, why hasn't anyone thought of this before. One lipstick that can be changed into 7 different shades at the turn of a dial. Brilliant. There are 10 shades available, which are:
        The Pinks, The Roses, The Berries, The Browns, The Caramels, The Lilacs, The Nudes, The Peaches, The Raisins and The Wines.


        I bought one from my local avon representative for £10 which is what I normally pay for my Maxfactor Lipfinity lipstick anyway. I chose the nude one as it was the nearest to what I wear normally according to the picture. The tube the lipstick comes in is quite bulky as it has to get the two different colours inside it. The dial at the bottom is numbered 1 to 7 to show where to set the arrow for each different shade. The numbered sections are also coloured the shade that should come out. There is a button at the bottom that you press to get the lipstick to come out of the top. 1 is the lightest colour and 7 is the darkest.

        When I pressed the button for the first couple of times, a weird oily gel appeared that I had to wipe off with a tissue. Once I had got rid of that, the colour came out and it was easy to apply. I would say this is more of a lip gloss than a lipstick which is not what I was after. My hair stuck to it and then pulled across my face leaving me with a lovely streak of colour of my cheek (great! not). It came off on my cup when I was drinking and had to be re-applied a lot. The colour was not really what I wanted or imagined either, the lighter colour was more pink than it appears in the tube and the brown is more red. The 7 colours were more pinky than nude. I was actually disappointed with this product and wish I had spent my money on my usual lipstick.

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        04.03.2010 18:18
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        A disappointing purchase which did not match Avon's description or my expectations.

        I decided to buy Avon SpectraColour lipstick when it was on a special offer with the SpectraLash mascara. It usually retails for £10, but I bought both products for £12.

        SpectraColour Lipstick effectively allows you to blend together two colours to give seven different shades in one tube. The lipstick comes in a plastic tube, about double the size of a standard lipstick. You turn a dial at the bottom of the tube to select the shade you want and then push up the base. The lipstick is dispensed on a slanted plastic surface, which you can keep clean under a black cap when not in use.

        I was attracted to this idea of having seven shades in one lipstick. However, in practice I think it is a bit of a gimmick. I bought this lipstick in nude and have found that there is not a lot of difference between many of the shades. Whilst you can apply seven different shades, in reality I would say that only about three of them are visibly different. The lightest shades are very light, so I tend to just use one of the darker shades all the time. This rather defeats the reason for buying this particular lipstick!

        I do not find it particularly easy to apply the lipstick from the container. You effectively pump the liquid lipstick up on to a slanted surface, from which you coat your lips. Luckily the nude colours are fairly forgiving, but I think it would be difficult to apply the lipstick well in some of the darker colours. The lipstick is glossy. In fact I would describe it more as a lip gloss than a lipstick. It also has the staying power of a lip gloss rather than a lipstick.

        I have been using this lipstick fairly regularly, but I would not buy another one. I think Avon concentrated too much on the gimmick with this product, rather than the staying power and ease of application.

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        21.02.2010 14:34
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        Avon do some fab lipsticks but this isn't one of them

        As an Avon Rep when I saw that this new lipstick with 7 shades in one applicator I though wow what a great idea, as several people emptied their handbags to show around 10 different lipsticks each. This seemed to be the perfect solution - carring one lipstick with 7 shades rather than taking up so much room in your handbag with several lipsticks.

        The lipstick sells at £10 full price but is often on offer.

        The shades available are -

        The Berries
        The Browns
        The Caramels
        The Lilacs
        The Nudes
        The Peaches
        The Pinks
        The Raisens
        The Roses
        The Wines

        Unfortunately, the first problem I found was that not all of the shades (as listed above) were available (I presume they were stopped as part of the testing process). However, I did order one of the lipsticks and when I opened it I found that there was no seperate applicator (although it didn't say it came with one, it may have been helpful to point out to order one), so to apply it I had to put the plastic lipstic to my lips and with it being wide it was a bit tricky.

        Also, the idea of the lipstick to use different colours throughout the day, well I find that it isn't so easy to change shades as part of the previous colour is still there. Another downside is that you will more than likely favour a few of the 7 colours so the others go to waste.

        Overall, you would never get 7 lipsticks for £10 so it seems to be good value for money but actually I didn't find it very user friendly and I don't think I would buy it again.

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          16.01.2010 16:59

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          Quite disappointing from Avon

          When i first see gadgets like this one, i'm often the one sat there in awe, waiting for them to come out.. This one however, in my opinion, was a total let down.

          The concept of the product is really simple. Two tubes of your chosen shades (pinks, roses or browns) are in a stylish and relatively small lipstick tube. They mix together when you adjust the twist settings at the bottom of the lipstick tube, giving you 7 shades, each a mix from each of the coloured tubes. So, i thought it would be absolutely amazing!

          However, i thought it was too fiddly and didn't come out as well as i wanted it to. Also, it was more like a lipgloss than a lipstick as it gave me a shiny look rather than a more matte look.

          The only good thing about this product is that because there aren't 7 individual tubes of lipstick shades, if you only like 1 or 2 of the shades you get your moneys worth as you can just use that shade until the whole thing runs out. Unless you only like the colours in the main tubes that is.. The bad part of the tubes is that if you use a shade that uses more of 1, that will run out pretty quickly and you will be left with lots of the other still left over.. Quite wasteful to be honest!

          Overall, i wouldn't recommend it unless you're going to use all 7 shades.

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          30.11.2009 19:16

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          not worth it

          I bought this a few weeks ago and as is the same with most of Avons products, they arent actually even half as good as they are portraid in the brochure.

          I thought that because it had 7 versions of the same colour in the same stick that it would save me having to buy loads of separate lip colours to carry around. Actually though, it turns out to be basically a really pale almost white colour and a dark pink (not at all the trendy hot pink i was hoping for!)
          As well as the colour being dissapointing, the actual consistency of the product was very very poor and cheaply made. It didnt even actually go on my lips properly, it kept sliding off my lips and i never actually got full coverage of my whole lips.
          Its nothing like the way that its described so dont waste your money on it ladies as your better off buying one colour.

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          24.11.2009 11:07
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          save your money and time do not buy this product

          Why I bought this product?
          I bought this product because it seemed popular with my customers as thought it would give it a try.



          What does this product promise?
          Innovative lipstick with 7 shades in 1 tube. It has a high shine and has a long lasting colour with a moisturising feel.



          Where can I get this product?
          You can buy this product from you local AVON representive of you can log online to AVONs website and order from there.



          Price:
          At the moment you are getting this product for £10 or you can choose any 3 products from a selection of items at 3 for £18. The prices do vary from brochure to brochure so if you are interested in this product keep an eye out for the cheapest price.

          I would advice that if you do have an AVON rep to ask them if they could check there other brochure e.g. the one before or after the book they have given you and ask if they could order the cheapest for you. If like me you're representive would want to get their customers the best price for the product. Ask nicely and you could bag yourself a bargain.



          My opinion:
          As I say I bought this bought the product as my customers went daft for it. After I seen the advert for it on the television I could understand why everyone wanted the latest lipstick that was available to buy.

          The lipstick lets you customise your shade your shade by mixes the two colours. All you have to do is pump, apply and lock. There are 7 colours in the container that lets you chose from a variety from the new lipstick.

          This product comes in different shades:
          The roses
          The pinks
          The nudes
          The wines
          The lilacs
          The browns

          The lipstick promises high shine which you can see when you put it on, no fault there. However it also promises long lasting staying colour which is nonsense as it doesn't really last long at all, as it needs reapplying every few hours which is a bit of a pain. If you are wearing for day or night time you will need to keep stop doing what you are doing to go and look in the mirror to fix you lipstick again and again. I think you will agree this is no good. To me this product feels more like a lip gloss rather than lipstick.

          I feel £10 for a lipstick is expensive but if you take into consideration that you get 7 colours for the price of one I suppose it is a bargain. I would however recommend that this product is not made for purpose and not to waste your money. So taking that into consideration this product is not worth buying.

          I would rate this lipstick 1/10. Save your pennies for a rainy day.

          If you have already purchased this product and you do not like you can ask you're representive to send it back even if it has been opened. You will be fully refunded as long as it is less than 30 days since you ordered it.

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            28.10.2009 22:07
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            not recomended

            I am not realy a big makeup wearer so when i saw this advertised on tv i thought it was a great idea as i could have 7 shades in one tube that would mean i only had to have one lipstick to be able to use it for day wear and evening wear to achieve two very different looks.

            This lip stick if i dare to call it that is available from your avon rep or the avon web site in 6 different colours each containing 7 shades of each colour, the available colours are roses, lilacs, nudes, pinks, wines and browns, each lipstick has 7 shades of each colour in it and costs £10 which i have to say is a lot more pricy than i would normally pay for a lesser brand lipstick.

            There are two tubes of colour contained inside one tube that mix together to give a colour depending on which shade of the spectrum you have chosen, i wasnt expecting this but was expecting there to be 7 shades in each tube, Due to the fact you have to mix the colours it is a liquid rather than a solidified lipstick this on its own doesnt realy cause too many problems but the aplicator isnt the best and it is realy hard to get the correct shape for my lips so i had to resort to applying it with a lip brush in the end which gave me a better shape to my lips.

            It is advertised as having a high shine which it certainly does have but i think this is more due to the fact it never dryes than anything else which means that despite avon claiming it to be long lasting colour it doesnt realy last long at all, it transfers to everything and anything and needs reapplying every few hours so is a right pain if you are using it for day time wear, avon claim it has a moisturising feel to it which i have to agree it does have but this feels more like a lip gloss to me than a lip stick.

            £10 i think in my opinion is very expensive for a lipstick with no staying power, that doesnt last very long before you need to buy a new one and is very hard to put on your lips, this is certainly not something i would recomend or would buy again.

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              25.10.2009 23:08
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              its not bad

              I purchased Avon Spectra colour Lipstick (more like a gloss than lipstick) some months ago when it was newly introduced. The idea behind the lipstick is that you have seven shades in one stick. The lipstick is available in three different tones; the pinks, browns and roses

              How it works-
              The lipstick has a button at the bottom with seven different settings. Each setting is for a different shade of lipstick. Inside the stick are two tubes of colour and the button controls how much of each is released hence giving different shades.

              As far as a lipstick goes I thought it was okay, I loved the idea of all the different shades, bound to get one to suit! It went on nicely and gave a good even colour, however it did not last long and was not any nicer or better quality than a lip gloss you can pick up for a couple of quid (this one cost me £10 although it had been in offer since at £5)

              I love the gimmick behind it, as like most girls I have a collection of lipsticks that are simply the wrong colour however I think the actual product needs some work. With a great quality lipstick, longer lasting etc. this could be a great product

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              10.10.2009 22:24
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              A Wicked Idea But It's Not Quite Right, Wait For The New Improved Version!

              I love gadgety make up so when I saw SpectraColor lipstick in the Avon book I had to get one to try it out, it was only a fiver and even though I was a bit short of cash that book I brought it because the normal price is £10.00 and I wasn't that convinced about how good it was going to work to spend that much on it.

              It's a lipstick that you can get 7 different colours out of just 1 product and that sounds brill because these 2-in-1 products save loads of room in my going out bag.


              The thing is you don't get 7 colours, you get 2 and they must mix to make the different shades because you just get variations between the 2 colours.

              There's a few shades to choose from and it look me for ages to make my mind up because they all look so wicked in the book, in the finish I went for the lilacs because I thought they would be the shades I used most often.

              These came as a pearly pink colour as the lighter shade and a light purple for the darker one. You change the shade by turning the dial at the bottom of the lipstick to whatever of the 7 options suits the look you are going for that day. Some of the shades in mine aren't much different to each other but that's ok because it's one of the shades I like but there are a couple out of the range that I'm not so keen on.

              The lipstick is hard to apply I think because it comes out in sections and even though they all mix together I thought it was hard to get even coverage on my lips, its also a very soft consistany and is a bit like nearly solid liquid if you know what I mean. I use lipliner but it still took for ages for me to get a decent shape with the lipstick. It gets all over cups and glasses too which I hate and because of the soft feel of it I couldn't even put any Lipcote on the top to stop it transferring.

              It didn't last long either but I didn't think it would because too much of it ended up on my first cup of coffee!!! I reckon in 2 hours every trace of it was gone and that's no good for a £10.00 lipstick.

              I won't buy it again and the one I've got doesn't get pulled out very often because I've got proper lipsticks that I'd rather use than this bulky stupid thing, it's a wicked idea but Avon should have spent a bit more time getting it right because it needs loads more thought.

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                05.10.2009 22:06
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                I am always one of the first to try out a produc from Avon and when I first saw this particular product advertised on the television, I was really excited by the concept and couldn't wait for it to be launched.

                I reckon a lot of you are familiar with the product already however for those of you that are not familiar with it, I will give you a short overview.

                The Avon SPectracolour Lipstick is the first lipstick in which you can obtain 7 shades off your chosen colour in just one lipstick. With two colours in the lipstick, the palest and the darkest of the shade, youhave the opportunity to use the settings at the bottom of the lipstick to choose your preferred shade of what you want to use, therefore you are guaranteed to get one or two shades that you use all the time. When you have chosen your preferred shade then you just pump the bottom of the lipstick and the colours are mixed together inside and dispensed through the very tiny holes in the top of the product.

                I can't complain about the shades in this product, I opted for pink however there are several colours that you can chose from which suit your comlexion and skin tones, or just which you prefer. THe colours that are mixed come out really nice and in that respect make it a good product.

                The downside of this product is however it lipstick that comes out, come out neither as a lipstick or a lip gloss and the only thing that I could call it or compare it too would be like a mousse like substance, which when applying to lips neither goes goes on evenly or makes your lips look how you would want them to and in my opinion it has come across as a little bit of a disappointment.

                The concept of the product is great and if the colour that came out was just as good it would be a great product, however it is not and is a let down in my opinion. For £10 full price in the Avon brochure, on occasion you can get it for £5 I would prefer to get a lipgloss in one colour until they step up the quality of this product and make it worth buying.

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