#30in30 AVON Optimistic Orchid

AVON Optimistic Orchid LipstickI’m having a lot of fun with fonts with this series, are you loving the Vogue-esque one I have going on up there? Anyway.. this lipstick is tricky, in the tube it looks like it will be a really opaque lavender colour but it’s a very odd formula. It’s sheer but it’s super glossy so it’s tough to build up the colour because the more you apply the glossier it gets and the colour just sort of slides around. I managed to get something close to a solid colour for these pictures but it doesn’t last 5 minutes before it’s wearing away looks streaky.

AVON Optimistic Orchid Lipstick lip swatchAVON Optimistic Orchid Lipstick worn

In theory I love this, purple is very on trend as lips go and this shade is actually wearable, not too scary yet edgy but in a feminine way. I love the colour but the formula is just off, if I wear it as sheer as it initially applies it’s kind of dull but worn like this it wont last so unfortunately it’s a fail for me. If you know of a better formula in this shade you’d recommend I’d love to hear your suggestion!

Available online here for £5.00 (on offer, usually £7.50)

Miss BB



  1. Jdhartil
    5 June, 2014 / 8:53 am

    That is a gorgeous colour. I must get it

  2. Josie
    5 June, 2014 / 9:30 am

    I wasn’t sure about the colour in the tube but looks so fab on yoU!

    Josie xoxo Fashion Mumblr

  3. 5 June, 2014 / 11:30 am

    Love the purple under tones 🙂


  4. 5 June, 2014 / 8:23 pm

    Such a bright, punchy colour! Pretty.

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  5. 7 June, 2014 / 10:38 am

    This looks gorgeous on you!


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