Recently Avon added new colors to it’s GlimmerShadow line and also added a line to go with it called GlimmerKiss. Glimmerkiss is a small side line of liquid lipstick that offers rich color pigment with sparkle in four new shades. You can build it up from a subtle shimmer to an all-out metallic look. It is weightless, long lasting and smooth to the touch. It is paraben, sulfate-free, and phthalate-free.
History of Lipstick
Thinking of lipstick, it is easy to think that it has only been around for a short while. When really it has been around for roughly 5,000 years! In Sarah Scheffer’s book ‘Reading Our Lips: The History of Lipstick Regulation in Western Seats of Power‘ she suggests that it may have been the Sumerians that invented the idea of lipstick. Used by both men and women back then. Gemstones were crushed and used on the face. Something similar I figure to women now adorning their faces with fake jewels. Cleopatra, the Queen of the Nile, crushed bugs. (A collective ew is okay here) and also in Egypt it was seen that women of status wore lipstick. It didn’t matter if you were a boy or a girl. You could wear it. Greeks, though it was originally worn by ladies of the night (more of the reason why any makeup that was seen as stand-outish was considered to be part of the women of the nights repertoire), used crushed mulberries and sometimes vermilion. A toxic ingredient. Which is no surprise as many early cosmetics had toxic ingredient. Queen Elizabeth I wore makeup to look young that did no help to her ailing health. The aborigines of Australia painted their lips for pubescent rituals.
So why has lipstick still been ever so popular? For one, it’s nice to wear and gives out faces an added depth. It has also become part of a symbol of strength to women. In WWII women were encouraged to wear bright red lipstick as a symbol of morale which started in Great Britain and came to America.
Also, lipstick is now connected to the fight against breast cancer. Which Avon supports the funds for. A double whammy if you will. I first heard of this in the movie Lipstick starring Sarah Chalk (the replacement Becky of the sitcom Roseanne) based on the best selling book, ‘Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy’ by jounralist Gerlyn Lucas who went through the trails of breast cancer.
And last but not least in the quick “brush” with lipstick history, lipstick didn’t always come in a tube. It was applied with a brush. Much like how GlimmerKiss and other liquid lipsticks are applied now.
I have always been hesitant of any liquid lipstick, as stated with my lip gloss Crave Review, here, I have come to expect each liquid lipstick to be sticky. GlimmerKiss surprised me. Not only was it highly pigmented, it went on smooth, it had a high sparkle (and I am not a sparkle kind of gal) and it wasn’t sticky. At all. I chose Ruby for my color. Suitable reds have been my go-to for a while. Not that I am against others but I wanted to at least try this one before getting any others. I liked how it stood out and stayed on for a long time. The only time I noticed any come off was when I was eating a slightly greasy croissant at a local cafe. I don’t imagine many lipsticks to be oil resistant anyway. I will update this short and sweet blog post once I get all the other colors to show off to you. Meanwhile they are $9.99 each. You can buy them here on my online store. Check out the new sweeps going on for Chi Products, essential oils, and Belif Aqua Bombs here. Worth $202. The sweeps ends March 31, 2020. And also check out our mini giveaway of the new up and coming VDL Primer Set. I have recently made a video of one of the primers as well as the new Cashmere foundation and concealer line we will have out next week on Wednesday. Below I also have a video on GlimmerShadow and GlimmerKiss. I take you back to the 80’s to show off all the sparkle that this current campaign reminded me of.
Ingredients of GlimmerKiss
CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE
HYDROGENATED STYRENE/ISOPRENE COPOLYMER
PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE
Other ingredients will vary depending on color of GlimmerKiss such as colorants. The lipsticks are currently $9.99 each (reg $14).
How I Looked with Ruby GlimmerKiss
Avon is also undergoing a large product expansion. We will be rolling out a series of new products this year. I have already done a video on the new Cashmere line and the new VDL Primer product line. I will be writing up a post for those as well, shortly. We also will be adding more hair styling tools to our CHI line in cooperation with the Chi Company itself. I have written on the shampoo and conditioner and hair dye that we now offer within the Chi products we have. In the new line coming up we have a hair dryer, a flatiron, and a curler along with a protein spray to add more elasticity to your hair. I will create a page especially for upcoming products with a video you can watch to see them. Some items are already out. Other products are makeup from VDL such as lipsticks. All to give a glass look. Your face will look smooth and have a subtle shin to it much like glass. There are new serums coming out as well. We women are always looking for a new serum to help with wrinkles, aging, environmental protection, irritation, and to help with many other skin issues. And of course there are always seasonal items and always a new jewelry item for your eyes to ogle and your heart to want. It’s hard to not burn a hole in your pocket. So, keep an eye out for all this and more. Avon is never short on amazing products and that is why we are still in business and empowering women internationally. Fighting breast cancer and saying no to domestic violence. Your support says you can be pretty and still support and kick butt.