Lip Look: Avon Glazewear in Juicy Apricot, On Sale Now

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When did Avon get cool, ya’ll? Did it happen while I was in the potty? As far back as I can remember, Avon was something that “mature” women wore (aka my grandma), but lately I’ve come across a number of Avon products that are well, kinda awesome. Take the Glazewear lipstick pictured above. Pretty, yah? That’s Juicy Apricot.


Not quite a lipstick, not quite a gloss, this shimmery peachy-coral shade delivers shiny, sheer color that feels light on my lips. Avon calls it feather-light and says the non-sticky texture has to do with their Color-gel formula.

The formula stays put for about 3-4 hours and comes in a sleek, slim black tube. Lately, I’ve used Glazewear as an alternative to traditional, thick, goopy lipglosses. They pack plenty ‘o shine without the thick gloss look.

At $8, Glazewear fits into the budget friendly segment, and the product is surprisingly easy to find. I previously thought you had to buy Avon through Avon representatives, but you can purchase their products directly from Avon online. There’s a fantastic sale on Glazewear lipsticks right now, with 15 shades, including Juicy Apricot, on sale for just $3.99! Can you say 50 percent off, ladies? I loves me a bargain!


I’ve also been hearting Champagne Glow, which you can see in action in this face of the day.

How do you feel about Avon? Are they on the right track?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Amanda says:

    wow, that is a bargin. and very pretty! (one of my other key makeup words is “gel”). I *think* that Jillian Dempesy, who is a big Hollywood makeup artist and was the creator of the now defunct Delux Brand, has joined Avon? but I’m not entirely sure. If so, maybe that has something to do with it? (and yeah, more random useless knowledge she is married to McDreamy).

  2. Megan says:

    I’ve not really tried much lately. Avon has always been on the derm’s no-no list. But like I said before the mascara i picked up was pretty awesome, so I may have to give Avon another look too. Did you pick up anything else?

  3. Christine says:

    I didn’t know when Avon got cool again myself, but apparently it did!

    Christines last blog post..Looks – Naughty Nauticals Bright with Soft Pink Lips!

  4. lindsay says:

    omg four dollars!? i’m DEFINATELY going to order one. i just wish they sold avon in stores. i love how it’s not too glossy and gives just the right amount.

    i was wondering if you tried juice beauty products? i was considering trying some of their cleansers, but i’m a bit skeptical about leaving my HG proactiv, although proactiv is quite harsh for me since i don’t have much acne. (only the little ones on my forehead that only proactiv can get rid of)

  5. Janelle says:

    Hi Karen,

    I am about to run out of my Neutrogena Stress Control face wash, I was wondering if you had any recommendations for acne-prone skin? Could be drugstore brand (which would be preferred) or more of a high end brand. Greatly appreciate it!

  6. Lehea says:

    Yep, Avon has come a long way with their products. I remember first hearing about them from their Skin So Soft bath oil. My mom used it on me when we went on a trip to the Philippines years ago. It was supposed to prevent mosquito bites. Haha!

  7. Mariah says:

    I used to think Avon was a mature woman’s thing too, but in the last year or so they’ve finally shed most of their dated look, and have changed my mind!! Their stuff is great! (Although I always hated the taste of their lipsticks… I wonder if it’s still the same flavor?)

    But their Mark. line (targeted at younger women) has a lot of cool stuff, and I’ve liked everything I’ve gotten from them! I recently got their GlossBlossom Ripening Tint Gloss, for $6 (which is JUST like Smashbox’s O-Gloss, which retails at $22) and it has a WONDERFUL light feel and is like the opposite of goopy! It’s really slick feeling and fruity tasting!

    I think they’ve really shaped up their image! And plus, you don’t have to know an “avon lady” to get it, you can just get them from their site!!

    Mariahs last blog post..snagged from andacus

  8. Bridget says:

    Ugh… 4 bucks?? Now it’s only right to buy at least two! That Mauve Moon sounds nice. I wonder what other goodies they have. I haven’t really tried much! Interested in trying though.

  9. Karen,

    This apricot shade from Avon is simply delicious. This is the perfect colour for spring and summer 2008! I like this year’s makeup shades because they are so tropical.

    Miss Gisele B.

    Miss Gisele B.s last blog post..Celebrity hair style secrets of famous black beauties

  10. TUPRNUT says:

    Yes! I always thought you had to have an “avon lady” to purchase. I’ve looked at their website a couple times and have always been amazed by their prices, but I’ve already done the Mary Kay-thing and didn’t want to have to go that kind of route again, you know.

    I’ll have to give this a 2nd look.

  11. carla says:

    The greatest thing from Avon is the nail care and some scents like pure blanka I guess. It’s not my fav anylonger ):
    I think they use lots of oils and stuff into products.

  12. Karen says:

    Hi Amanda,

    Yup, she did! I think she’s the creative director now. I remember those Deluxe Beauty products in Sephora. I liked the packaging but never got around to trying it…

    LOL, I wonder if she every yells at McDreamy to take out the trash! 🙂

  13. Karen says:

    Hi Megan,

    A few other items from the mineral line fell into my hot lil’ hands. I haven’t tried ’em yet… I hope they don’t break me out! Shoot, I gotta find that mascara now. I know that you are picky about your lashes so it must be good!

  14. Karen says:

    Hi Christine,

    I know, right? Hope you’re having a good week so far!

  15. Karen says:

    Hi Lindsay,

    Yah, me too. It would be easier if you could just play with the testers and see how the textures look in person, for sure!

    I have tried a few Juice Beauty products. I remember the cleanser smelling very strong. Hmm, how about using your Proactiv cleanser on your acne-prone spots? In the past, I’ve washed my acne hot spots (forehead and chin) with Proactiv and then used a gentle, non-foaming cleanser everywhere else.

    My favorite cleanser is Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple. It washes off makeup and cleanses my skin thoroughly, but never leaves it feeling tight or dry. It doesn’t foam which takes some time to get used to, and it has an “herbal” scent that turns some people off. I love it though and always recommend it to my girlfriends!

  16. Karen says:

    Hi Janelle,

    I tend to go for gentle face cleansers without lots of bells and whistles… I just need it to remove my makeup and clean my face without leaving it tight. Is your skin dry or oily? When mine was super oily a few years ago I loved Basis Face Wash (in the tube). Now that my skin is drier now I love Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple. It’s kinda pricy though, so another drugstore cleanser that works for me now is Neutrogena Visibly Even Foaming Cleanser. Hope this helps!

  17. Karen says:

    Hi Lehea,

    Yah, I’ve used it in the past to prevent mosquito bites, but it really doesn’t do much for me. I think the bugs like my blood :(. I wore some hiking while in Hawaii a few years back and the bugs went to town on me!

  18. Karen says:

    Hi Mariah,

    I know! I swear it’s like I woke up one morning and Avon was all of the sudden really, really cool. I’ve never used any of their old lipsticks, but I can say Glazewear doesn’t have a taste — there is a slight smell but it’s easy to ignore.

    I totally want to get some of their Mark. stuff! I want the the Shimmer Tubes Gel Blush (the lazy girl in me says OH YEAH) and the cute Hooked on Glamour Kits.

  19. Karen says:

    Hi Bridget,

    That’s what I’m sayin’. Fifty percent off gets me *every* time, girl!

  20. Karen says:

    Hi Gisele,

    I’ve been loving on the tropical shades as well, especially the corals.

  21. Karen says:

    Hi Tuprnut,

    You should! Being able to buy it online is a big plus… I think it makes it a bit more accessible.

    How’s your week been?

  22. Karen says:

    Hi Carla,

    I haven’t tried their nail stuff yet! I will have to look into it 🙂

  23. Miss QQ says:

    Hi Karen, Juicy Apricot looks really pretty on you! Not too sparkly, very corporate office appropriate.

    This reminds me of the Chanel Glossimer Lip Gloss entry that you wrote last year in November, and Astral #104 was LE at your side.

    Please don’t be jealous *wink*, but it’s available in Singapore (in fact it is ongoing) and I just got it two days ago! It’s beautiful. However, (major disappointment) Gazelle is not available here. Not even with the Summer 2008 Collection.

  24. Anna says:

    Hi Karen !

    I know !! Avon seems to be shedding the mature lady tag slowly. Even Cynthia Rowley is doing some bits for Avon,supercute, not to mention Reese Witherspoon…..gettin sucked in my celebs ? me ?? Pahhhh 🙂

  25. beautytalk says:

    I am so not having luck finding corals that suit me well. I tried on the Clinique glosses this weekend and it was way too sticky for me! he problem I have with most corals is that it tends to look ashy on me, is that weird? But, I want juicy coral-tangerine lips!

    beautytalks last blog post..Pigment Love!

  26. Dao says:

    Yay for Avon! I think it copies most of the ideas from MAC and make them prettier and cheaper. Glazewear lipstick probably is the same as MAC slimshine. And Avon also has a mineralized duo eyeshadows that are similar to the ones MAC released last year as a LE.

    I read somewhere that the demographic of Avon and Mary Kay has shifted to minority ladies in the Asian, Hispanic, and Black communities. So Avon big wigs probably put on their thinking caps and made new products for the new market. Plus it’s expanding globally (China, hello!) so there’s more variety. I remember there are some products available overseas but not in the U.S and vice versa, plus the formulations may be different too (low suds in the U.S, high suds in Asian countries etc)

    I had to throw in my 2 cents, about a month ago Avon president or somebody of that caliber was in Charlie Rose so that’s how I know.

  27. Tanya says:

    I’ve always loved Avon (yep- even during the dark ages when no one liked them, heh) and lately they have stepped it up and are delivering WONDERFUL products. The Glazewear Lipsticks is indeed Avon’s Counterpart to MAC’s slimshine, but a whole lot cheaper. While I’ve never tried Slimshine, since Avon’s is just so nice I’m not even tempted. The color is so pretty and doesn’t feel heavy like a lipstick but has lots of shine. Champagne Glow the one I use the most 😉

    Tanyas last blog post..Manic Monday.

  28. Kristi says:

    Whew! I’m so glad that someone else thinks Avon is cool! I was beginning to question my taste/judgement, as I have other old-lady like habits/qualities. I haven’t tried any of their makeup (don’t want to make MAC jealous), but I’m in L.O.V.E. with their nail polish. You can usually find it on sale for $2.99 or $3.99. Their selection isn’t vast, but the basic colors are covered, including shimmers & glitters. The reason I really love it is because it’s the only polish that will stay on my paper-thin nails for at least 3 whole days without the tiniest chip. All other name-brand polishes chip on me, usually within hours, or I’ll notice a chip the next day while driving to work….and that’s with seche vite topcoat. So, anyway, yeah Avon!!!

  29. Michelle says:

    Yeah Avon’s gotten a lot better. I especially like Mark’s products and see them recommended all the time in beauty mags such as Allure. I’ll definitely try some of the glazewears. That apricot shade is lovely. Thanks for the heads up on the sale!

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