Avon sent me a set of their Glazewear lip glosses to test. Surprisingly, I had not tried Avon Glazewear before, but I have always liked the MARK lip glosses. According to Avon, Glazewear is the number one lip gloss in the U.S, although I have no idea how lip gloss popularity for that was measured. Regardless, they are quite nice glosses, and I give them a big thumbs up.
Glazewear comes in three types: Intense, Shine, and Sparkle. Each type has five shades to choose from and there is also a clear Glazewear available, giving 16 options total. The intense shades are very well pigmented. Shine shades do have additional shine, but they are also almost as well pigmented as the intense shades. The sparkle shades are quite dazzling and are slightly more on the sheer side, yet still have decent pigment to them. None of the Avon Glazewear glosses are sticky. They are unflavored, and feel comfortable and moisturizing. All of the glosses use sponge applicators.
One benefit to having the whole set is the ability to take complete swatches, so below are all 15 tinted shades of Avon Glazewear. These are also in the same order as shown as in the box above. First up are the Intense and shine shades. From left to right: (Intense shades) Crimson, Cherry Liqueur, Intense Plum, Brown Sugar, Sweet Maple (Shine Shades) Mauve Movement, Darling Pink, Tickled Pink, Iced Pink, Island Glow.
Here are the Avon lip gloss swatches for the sparkle shades: Mocha Latte, Rave, Apple Cinnamon, Mirage, Dazzling Diamond.
As you can see, the pigment is good throughout the line. I particularly like the gold and white sparkle glosses for wear over a long wear lip liner such as Makeup Forever Lip Pencil (I still need to review this wonderful liner) or one of the lovely MAC lip pencils (link is to previous review), or try it over lipstick. I have been using the clear over lipstick as well.
Overall, this is a quality line. As a bonus,these normally run at a very affordable $6, and are also sometimes placed on sale for as low at $1.99.
Note: this review is based on products provided to me by a representative of the company. For more, please see my disclosure page.
About the Author: Carleen Coulter