Avon simply pretty lipstick ‘Rich Terracotta’ Review, Swatch and FOTD

Hi everyone!!

Today I’m reviewing AVON simply pretty lipstick ‘Rich Terracotta’.

**A big thank you to Natasha for recommending me this shade as well as ‘Mango Mania’ which has become quite a hit now!**

Price: Rs 125 (I picked it up on offer for Rs 99)

Quantity: 3.2 g

 

Avon simply pretty lipstick 'Rich Terracotta'

Avon simply pretty lipstick 'Rich Terracotta'

 

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What Avon says about the product : Smooth rich color with Vit E, Aloe extract and Jojoba oil to moisturize lips.

  • Satin finish with a burst of radiant, blissful color
  • provides full coverage
  • Infused with Vitamin E, Aloe extract and Jojoba oil to keep lips soft and supple.

My experience with the product :

These lipsticks come in a very simple dark purply grey plastic packaging with just a tiny label with the shade name on it at one end. The packaging is quite dull frankly but at this price ย and quality I’m not complaining. The shade selection and quality of the lipstick makes up for the drab packaging. The regular ones generally come with a normal bullet but this one has a heart shaped one ๐Ÿ™‚

The lipstick is quite pigmented though not very smooth. It is a bit drying so a balm or gloss is definitely needed under or over it. The best part about it is the lasting power of the lipstick. At this price, it gives very good pigmentation with about 3-4 hours of wear easily which goes upto 6 hours when used with a lip liner as base. It is quite opaque so will cover pigmented lips easily.

Picking out shades from the catalog can be tricky since the shades shown are generally not true to the real color.

 

Avon simply pretty lipstick 'Rich Terracotta'

Avon simply pretty lipstick 'Rich Terracotta'

Avon simply pretty lipstick 'Rich Terracotta'

Avon simply pretty lipstick 'Rich Terracotta'

Avon simply pretty lipstick 'Rich Terracotta'

Avon simply pretty lipstick 'Rich Terracotta'

 

The shade ‘Rich Terracotta’ : The shade is very difficult to describe- I guess it could be called an earthy coral pink going by the swatch. Its a mix of pink, orange and red but its not too bright or neon. It is almost like a pinker version of Avon simply pretty lipstick ‘Mango Mania’. It appears pinker in the swatch but looks warmer on the lips- ย more like a peachy brown with red undertones.ย I absolutely love how it brightens up my face without looking OTT or neon-ish. Its neither completely matte nor glossy in finish. It seems to have a a bit of pearl finish but I always top it with clear gloss so the pearl finish is not apparent. I find this lipstick a little harder and less smooth in texture compared to Mango Mania.

 

Avon simply pretty lipstick 'Rich Terracotta'

Avon simply pretty lipstick 'Rich Terracotta'

Avon simply pretty lipstick 'Rich Terracotta'

Avon simply pretty lipstick 'Rich Terracotta'

Avon simply pretty lipstick 'Rich Terracotta'- swatch

Avon simply pretty lipstick 'Rich Terracotta'- swatch

 

The GOOD about Avon simply pretty lipstick ‘Rich Terracotta’ :

  1. Very pigmented.
  2. Sturdy packaging
  3. Gives full opaque coverage.
  4. Lasts well 3-4 hours leaving behind a tint on the lips, lasts upto 6-7 hours with lip liner as base.
  5. Wide shade selection.
  6. Amazing price! Can be picked on offer (2 for Rs 149)
  7. Avon does not test on animals.
The NOT-SO-GOOD aboutย Avon simply pretty lipstick ‘Rich Terracotta’ :
  1. Drab, dull packaging.
  2. Texture is not very smooth.
  3. Drying- definitely need gloss or balm otherwise it draws attention to the fine lines on the lips.
  4. Need a representative to obtain it.
  5. Swatches in brochure are misleading and not true to the real color.
This is how it looks on me :
Avon simply pretty lipstick 'Rich Terracotta' FOTD

Avon simply pretty lipstick 'Rich Terracotta' FOTD

Overall Verdict : It is one of the gems of Avon’s makeup range. The lipstick is very pigmented and lasts well which is frankly the most important things because dryness can be taken care with balm or gloss. The packaging is a bit dull and the texture is not so smooth but it a steal at Rs 125 and is generally on offer every 2-3 months (Rs 99 for 1, Rs 149 for 2). Picking shades from the catalog can be dicey but even the wrong shade picked out won’t hurt the pocket.

Highly recommend Mango Mania and Rich Terracotta to all looking for shades that brighten up the complexion without looking overly bright.

Rating: Keeping its price in mind, I’d rate it 4.25/5

Will I repurchase: Yes! Will also try out other shades.

Have you tried Avon simply pretty lipsticks?ย 

 

 

You might also like to read :

Avon Simply pretty lipstick ‘Mango Mania’

My favorite neutral/natural shade lipstick : Swatches and FOTDs

Lotus Herbals pure color lipstick : Review, Swatches and FOTD

Maybelline color sensational lipstick ‘Hooked on pink’ :Review, Swatch and FOTD

My pink lipsticks: Swatches and FOTDs

 

 

40 Comments

  1. pavani reddy
    July 19, 2011 / 3:20 am

    its looking gr8 on u ankita…

    • Corallista
      Author
      July 19, 2011 / 12:55 pm

      Thanks Pavani ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. July 19, 2011 / 10:16 am

    It looks so nice on you!!! In tube, it looks so dark.. Well whatever happened to not to judging a book by its cover.. ๐Ÿ™‚ Superlove! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Corallista
      Author
      July 19, 2011 / 12:55 pm

      Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚ The packaging as well as the color in the tube is not very attractive but it looks so nice plus it gives 6 hours of wear easily when used with lip liner!!

  3. nids
    July 19, 2011 / 10:49 am

    its luking luvly on u ankita.. very different n a beautiful shade.. wud try up both mango mania & this 1 when on offer.. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Corallista
      Author
      July 19, 2011 / 12:53 pm

      Thanks Nids! Both shades are really great! Do get these on offer..shud be in 1-2 months..

    • Corallista
      Author
      July 26, 2011 / 9:43 pm

      Thank u Ik!! :chic: :hugleft:

  4. neha
    July 19, 2011 / 12:13 pm

    i have thse for two years mango n this
    got a back up too :laugh:

    • Corallista
      Author
      July 19, 2011 / 12:52 pm

      Such pretty shades both of them! Any other recommendations?

  5. Shai
    July 19, 2011 / 1:59 pm

    Lovely shade…suits you. Do you ship? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Corallista
      Author
      July 19, 2011 / 4:37 pm

      Thanks Shai ๐Ÿ™‚ I wouldn’t mind shipping, I would be shipping within Mumbai anyway so doesn’t cost any extra effort of my part but the outstation shipping charges are high..Rs 120 for shipping + packaging material costs. If you are willing to spend Rs 150 on shipping I wouldn’t mind, wud make sense if its a big order but not for a small one.

      • Shai
        July 19, 2011 / 5:21 pm

        Yeah… that makes sense :). Let me think about it… first I have to go see what brands I can find here! It’s been ages since I visited a decent cosmetic store here.

        • Corallista
          Author
          July 20, 2011 / 3:07 am

          ๐Ÿ™‚ Sure. You let me know if u want to order stuff, I’d be happy to ship it to u ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. July 19, 2011 / 2:47 pm

    Looks good on you. I liked the heart shaped tube ๐Ÿ˜€
    I haven’t tried Avon lipsticks yet, but they definitely are a good value for money.

    • Corallista
      Author
      July 19, 2011 / 4:35 pm

      Thanks Eesha! They are amazing value for money..do give these a try soon!

  7. July 19, 2011 / 3:21 pm

    ankita..I dont believe its 149 for 2 ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    awesomee..n looks pretty ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Corallista
      Author
      July 19, 2011 / 4:35 pm

      I know!! Its really great for the price! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. laksh
    July 19, 2011 / 6:04 pm

    The shape of the lipstick is so cute!!!, nice FOTD btw ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Corallista
      Author
      July 20, 2011 / 3:08 am

      Thanks Laksh! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. July 19, 2011 / 6:54 pm

    i have mango mania and i loooove it <3 I agree about the catalogue pics..very misleading and yuck!

    • Corallista
      Author
      July 20, 2011 / 3:11 am

      Its such a pretty shade! Must look lovely on you! What makeup do u pair it with?

  10. shy girl
    July 19, 2011 / 6:54 pm

    oh no………….now i feel that i want this one tooooooo… ๐Ÿ˜›
    ur getting me addicted..ankita!!! :-))
    looks beautiful on you
    pls tell me which nail paint and eyeshadow is that? ?:-)
    :-*

    • Corallista
      Author
      July 20, 2011 / 3:12 am

      ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks Radhika! The nail paint is Avon neon nail enamel ‘Coral Beat’ and eye shadow is NYX ‘Golden Amber’ over MAC Cream color base ‘Improper Copper’!

  11. Neha S.
    July 19, 2011 / 9:51 pm

    this looks quite dark in the tube… but very wearable on application..i agree this looks like inkier version of mango mania

    • Corallista
      Author
      July 20, 2011 / 3:16 am

      Ya..its not as smooth as Mango Mania also, but I top it with gloss and then it looks so pretty with the orangey-red tones!

  12. Neha S.
    July 19, 2011 / 9:52 pm

    pinkier version* i mean

  13. July 20, 2011 / 12:40 am

    Will surely pick up one now, this shade looks really nice on you ๐Ÿ™‚

    Any suggestions for Nude in this ?

    • Corallista
      Author
      July 20, 2011 / 3:19 am

      Thanks Divya! I’ve only tried this and Mango Mania from this range but a reader recommended ‘Whisper’ to me..said its a nude pink shade ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Corallista
        Author
        July 20, 2011 / 3:19 am

        More like brownish nude pink..

        • July 25, 2011 / 10:25 pm

          Thanks :), I will surely pick up and try this. ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. July 20, 2011 / 1:21 am

    I haven’t tried any of Avon’s stuff in ages, never had very good experiences with them. Mostly it’s because of what you’ve already mentioned – the swatches tend to be inaccurate. It looks beautiful on you, though!

    • Corallista
      Author
      July 20, 2011 / 3:21 am

      Thanks Eden-Avalon! Do give these a try, they are a little drying but nothing gloss/balm can’t solve. Brochure colors are really misleading! But you can definitely get this and Mango Mania now you’ve seen them ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. July 21, 2011 / 1:01 pm

    You’ve some good ones! I’m obsessed with True Rose- rose-y lip shades are quickly becoming a favorite of mine.

    • Corallista
      Author
      July 22, 2011 / 11:25 am

      I love rosy pink shades..will try True rose ๐Ÿ™‚ Any other recommendations?

  16. Joo
    August 28, 2014 / 11:50 am

    liked both the colors nail paint as well as lipstick color

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