REVIEW: Avon Crave Lip Gloss

by - March 06, 2019

I feel like 2019 is definitely going to be the year that lip gloss comes back in full force. After several years of the mattest matte lips we could all find, I think everyone is starting to find themselves ready for a little bit of shine. I also think we're going to see some really interesting new formulas, from the very richly pigmented to the ones that have really interesting shades and undertones. In that latter formula are the new Avon Crave Lip Glosses*, which I wanted to review for you guys today!  

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Available in 12 different scented and flavoured shades, the Avon Crave Lip Glosses are infused with vitamin E to hydrate the lips while adding a ton of shine and a kiss of colour to the lips. 

When it comes to lip gloss, I feel like we went through a long period when the doe foot applicator was having its day, but I think we're really seeing the return of the squeeze tube and I'm kind of loving it for these glosses. With a more opaque, pigmented formula, I think a wand applicator is the better option, but for this sheer formula I think this is perfect and really easy to toss in your purse and reapply on the go. 

When it comes to lip gloss, which admittedly isn't my personal favorite type of lip gloss, it's going to need to make my lips look really juicy while also being comfortable. The formula of these lip glosses really does manage to tick those boxes for me. It's got a decently thick formula that clings well to the lips without being gloopy or sticky - which is fundamentally important. They wear quite well for a gloss, which of course isn't to say that they're what I would call long wearing, but they do give me a shine and plumpness that lasts and a feeling of moisture that lingers. Like I said, each of these glosses does have a different appearance on the lips even though they are sheer. They also each have their own scent that is very, very present and distinct in each of them. 

Birthday Cake, Peach Bellini, Citrus Sangria, French Toast

Birthday Cake smells quite yummy, though I would say it's more of a generic birthday cake scent than actually smelling like buttercream, if that makes sense. It's a milky pink shade with very subtle irridescent shimmers in it that makes the lips look really plump and shiny without being overtly shimmery. 

Peach Bellini actually really, really smells like a peach bellini to me. It's got a sheer peachy base and is just absolutely packed with coral shimmer. It's really pretty and I think this will be a really universally pleasing shade from this collection. 

Citrus Sangria has a strong sort of grapefruit forward citrus scent that I think you'll either love or hate. It's a very sheer peachy base with a lot of gold shimmer and honestly I thought I was going to hate it, but once it's smoothed into the lips it's gives a really pretty plumped up glowy look. 

French Toast smells absolutely delicious, like rich, sweet maple syrup (may be a little bit too strong of a sweet scent for some.) It's one of the more pigmented shades and has a rosy base and a ton of fuscia shimmer. I didn't think I'd like this, but I feel like it's going to be a really beautiful spring shade and it makes my lips look slightly flushed and really full. 

Cherry Creamsicle, Strawberry Glaze, Honey Tea, Cucumber Sprizter

Cherry Creamsicle smells super yummy like cherry candies, if a little synthetic. It's got a deeper rosy base with a really fine gold shimmer through it. It gives a really healthy, bitten look to the lips with a great shine that doesn't really look too shimmery.

Strawberry Glaze has a weird smell to me, it definitely has a berry smell but I feel like it's the least on the nose of all of these. It's also a unique formula. The base is a berry pink but then it has this blue/purple to it. On the lips, once it's been mashed in a couple of times, it's really gorgeous and subtle and soft, but that blue shift really threw me. 

Honey Tea smells so much like honey that if you don't like honey, you will hate this. It's a very, very strong scent. The base of this one is clear and then it's just packed with fine gold shimmer. On the lips, this one is very... bland. And honestly, the scent is too much for me. 

Cucumber Spritzer very, very much has that familiar, sort of spa like cucumber scent that I absolutely love for it's freshness. The base is a very slightly milky lavender shade and then it's packed with the strangest green to gold shifty irridescent shimmer. Looking at the tube, I thought there was no way I was going to like this, but I actually really, really like the way that it makes my lips look. Something about that teal/green shift really seems to capture and intensify the light. 

Cucumber Spritzer, Honey Tea, Cherry Creamsicle, Strawberry Glaze, French Toast, Citrus Sangria, Peach Bellini, Birthday Cake

There are a few cons to these lip glosses that I wanted to touch on. Though I would say that they're generally really smooth on the lips, when you mash your lips together wearing the more intensely shimmery shades, they can feel a little gritty between your lips. Also, I think some of the scents are a little bit too synthetic for me personally. I like the ones that smell really on the nose rather than like the scents I can remember from kids makeup growing up. 

Overall, I think that these are really pretty glosses and I'm actually surprised at how much I enjoyed the ones I enjoy. For me, personally, the shades that are going to end up in my rotation are definitely Peach Bellini, French Toast and Cucumber Sprizter. On top of the 8 shades featured here, it's also available in Minted Apple, Salted Caramel, Chocolate Brownie, and Pumpkin Latte!

The new Avon Crave Lip Glosses are available now over at!

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