Friday, January 29, 2016

Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick Review & Swatches

There is something glamorous about swiping on a bold, sultry lipstick that effortlessly ties a makeup look together and accentuates your pout with an alluring pop of color. Matte lipsticks sometimes get a bad rap for being uncomfortable, drying and difficult to reapply but the rich finish enhances lips so beautifully they are totally irresistible! 

(Makeup bag from Sephora)

Avon’s Perfectly Matte Lipsticks have become a new obsession of mine and their motto is “never cakes, cracks or compromises” for a 100% true matte look! These babies are simply stunning and the color selection is very trendy! I don’t care much for flesh tones so I chose a variety of bright shades that are perfect for every season and flattering on most complexions including: deep burgundy, red, bright pink, coral and plum.

Unlike some matte lipsticks that look a tad shiny in the tubes and still produce a hint of luminosity these do not! They look completely matte and gloss-free when uncapped yet the formula is one of my favorites. The creamy texture that glides on effortlessly and bathes lips in vivid pigment for hours of wear.  

If you tend to shy away from drying lip products (and I don’t blame you during the winter) you don’t have to fear these bodacious hues. The finish may be perfectly matte but the formula feels ultra lightweight, supple and quite hydrating without any slickness. I love that the texture doesn’t suck the moisture out of my lips and make them look parched and cracked; in fact they feel fabulous with no flaking or uncomfortable tightness.

Avon definitely hit it out of the park with these buttery pigments and as they begin to wear away the color fades nicely for a soft, flushed effect, similar to that blurred Korean beauty trend that was so hip last summer. The pinks and deep reds are perfect for Valentine's Day next month and Hot Plum is totally swoon worthy! 

Shades (left to right): Adoring Love, Red Supreme, Perfectly Nude

The packaging is classic Avon, very sleek and simple. The black tubes are adorned with silver trim and have clear tops so you can see the shades without opening them. These do have a light fruity scent but they smell delicious!

Wild Cherry, Ideal Lilac, Coral Fever

For best results I use liner and primer first to intensify and prolong wear but they look gorgeous simply applied right out of the tubes and the pigmentation is wonderful! Avon did not skimp on color when they formulated these. What you see is what you get and the lush, luxurious color distributes well for amazing full coverage.

Ravishing Rose & Hot Plum- (my personal fave!)

The lipsticks retails for just $10.00 each and will be available at or through independent consultants in February. I highly recommend getting your hands on some!

Wearing Hot Plum

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1 comment:

  1. These sound like the perfect lip sticks!! I love matte lips but they're usually drying. Avon is a little bit harder to find here though. I'll def be doing some digging - I need Wild Cherry and Ravishing Rose in my life! xx


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