Avon Beyond Plumping Lip Conditioner SPF 15 with Double The Retinol

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This product is a victim of Avon's hugely inflated claims.

Jul 31, 2009 (Updated Jul 31, 2009)
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Pros:Hydrates, fills in lip lines, good primer, extends color wear time, SPF 15

Cons:Doesn't plump lips, doesn't hydrate for 24 hours as claimed

The Bottom Line: Avon Beyond Plumping Lip Conditioner is a "nice" lip product but can't possibly live up to Avon's huge claims. It's a god lip primer and lip wrinkle filler. Plumper? No!


I had been hearing great things about Avon Beyond Plumping Lip Conditioner SPF 15 with Double The Retinol so, when it went on sale, I bought it. I like it but it doesn't plump my lips. It does hydrate them though.

About Avon Beyond Plumping Lip Conditioner SPF 15 with Double The Retinol

This bullet type clear lipstick has twice the Retinol of its predecessor which really doesn't mean much because we don't know how much the former one had in it. Avon promises cell turnover, more radiant lips, 24 hour hydration, and that this product will extend the wear time of lip color. It also promises to plump up the lips both immediately and over time.

My Experience

About Avon Beyond Plumping Lip Conditioner SPF 15 with Double The Retinol looks like a regular lipstick in a brushed metal tube. The product is a opaque nude color that applies very slightly whitish. It is just a residue not a "Liquid Paper" white. I don't much when I use it although I don't believe Avon claims that the product is fragrance free. There is no flavor at all.

I feel a bit of stinging when I first apply it but that quickly goes away. It's not painful or harsh at all. I don't see any visible plumping when I use this product but I do feel as though my lips are hydrated and it does fill in little lines and wrinkles, allowing my lip color to apply more evenly.  

Avon Beyond Plumping Lip Conditioner isn't super shiny but can be worn alone as a hydrator and subtle gloss. I use it at home to hydrate my lips although I have many lip products that work better for just moisturizing. As a lip primer, I feel the product works pretty well. My lip color smooths on and my lips may look a little fuller just because the little lines have been filled. If nothing else, my lips look better. But they really don't look plumper at all.  

As far as Avon's claims that Avon Beyond Plumping Lip Conditioner hydrates for 24 hours, it doesn't. It lasts a few hours on the lips and leaves behind a very slight hint of moisture for another hour or so.  

I have used Avon Beyond Plumping Lip Conditioner for several weeks and have seen no plumping of my lips long term or immediately upon application. It just doesn't plump my lips at all. Still, I wear it because it is hydrating and does smooth my lips, allowing my lip color to grab and stay on longer.  

I have experienced no negative reactions to the product and the subtle stinging only lasts moments. I no longer even notice it. It's inexpensive, has SPF 15 in it, which is always a plus, and hydrates while also priming lips. Does Avon Beyond Plumping Lip Conditioner do all that Avon promises? HAIL NO! But it's a decent lip product for price. If you're looking for a TRUE lip plumper, you won't be satisfied with this product. If you want a line filler/hydrator/lip primer product, give Avon Beyond Plumping Lip Conditioner a try. It lasts for a long time and you can usually get it on sale.  

Buying Info  

Avon Beyond Plumping Lip Conditioner
can be purchased from the Avon website or from an Avon representative. The full price is $8.00 but it is almost always on sale. Even at $8.00, it's not too overpriced because it lasts a long time.  

Conclusion


Avon Beyond Plumping Lip Conditioner SPF 15 with Double The Retinol doesn't give me big, full, pouty lips. It does give me softer, more hydrated, filled in lips though. It's not a great product and it doesn't live up to Avon's claims but I use it as a lip primer and it works nicely to extend the length of my lip color and to fill in tiny lines and wrinkles on my lips. 3 stars. Just don't expect plump lips or you'll be disappointed!


Recommend this product? Yes

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