Wednesday, 22 June 2016

BEHIND THE HYPE: AVON PERFECTLY MATTE LIPSTICKS (Better Than Mac?)






Ah, matte lipsticks, I almost forgot how much I love them. 

I will admit I recently came off a phase where I exclusively used lip balms and liquid lipsticks non stop, to rediscover my love for a classic lipstick that was less drying and just as good to wear day to day. My love for the matte finish has been a long one really and with time I have tried and tested quite a few different brands. 

I will admit most of those happen to be mid to high range and despite my intense efforts I never really found an affordable matte that wasn't frosty, flakey or extra drying. This changed after I saw a few YouTubers on my tv, on a laid-back ad opening up a "mystery" box and trying these amazingly non-branded pigmented lipsticks.

In the commercial they finish off opening up the letter that reveals to them what the brand was Avon. I honestly thought it was clever marketing as the YouTube style video seemed to be working even on me, and I wanted to get my hands on those lip products, ASAP. I waited to see some reviews and now finally I got my hands on a few that I wanted to share with y'all. 

I picked up four shades - two nudes and two brighter numbers, just to mix it up a little from my standard all-neutral hauls. 

- Perfectly Nude (literally the IT nude) 
- Au Naturale (My favourite, a brick-beige nude)
- Peach Flatters (A bright warm-toned peach with red undertones) 
- Red Supreme (The classic red) 

The first thing I thought when I applied the lipsticks was "whoah they're not drying...at all". I think I have forgotten what it feels like to have a standard matte finish on your lips and not something that sucks the soul and moisture out of your body. Okay maybe that's a little dramatic, but you know what I mean. 

The consistency on application is almost mousse like but pigmented. All of my shades applied nicely but I found it most flattering on me to use colours like Au Naturale or Red Supreme, as the very nude option required more work to be pulled off - a lip liner. It still looked phenomenal though. 
The wear time was excellent but as I like my more complex and messy meals to eat (ahem noodles), I did need to re-apply a little bit of the product after lunch or dinner. Layering looked great though and no bleeding happened when I didn't use any lip liner. 

With 15 shades available you have a nice selection to choose from and there's definitely something for everyone. I will be adding more to my collection soon as they're extremely affordable (they cost £5.50) and they come in the sleekest packaging. 


Are they better than MAC? 
Well, they do feel more matte and the fact that they're not as expensive is definitely a bonus. I have a long history with Mac though, and I love the brand's other finishes so I will say that these are amazing dupes. I hope they'll make more colours. 





I'd love to know what you think of the Avon Perfectly Matte lipsticks if you tried them! 

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72 comments

  1. Lovely Post! Amazing photography!

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  2. Such stunning shades, the peach shade is beautiful - can't believe they're only £5.50! Also loving the photos x

    Amy / srslylou.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Amy!
      I know right, so affordable! x

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  3. Ooooh I really want to give these a go now - all of the colours are so well pigmented! I love my MAC matte lippies, but they're just SO pricey. These will hopefully work as a pretty darn good dupe

    Steph - www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

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    1. Yeah I own 10 MAC lipsticks and the thought of how much they costed me makes me sick haha

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  4. I have always loved Avon, these look really nice and the shades are perfect x

    Zoe Mountford x

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  5. I love my MAC lipsticks but it looks like I might have to give these a go- they're a lot more affordable and the shades look amazing!

    Gabija// everylittlethingblog.weebly.com

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    1. Let me know what you think if you try them! x

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  6. The advert put me off looking at them haha. Shame though as now I've seen them properly I actually like the look of them. I love that rose pink shade, which one is that out of the names? The beigey nude one reminds me a little of Velvet Teddy! xx

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

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    1. It's Peach Flatters :) and I think the beige nude is a little more warm than Velvet teddy but not bad for a dupe! xx

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  7. MAC's matte formula is my absolute favorite so I would love to try these! My aunt orders from Avon a lot so maybe I'll ask her to include one in her next order x

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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  8. Gorgeous photos as always Kris and lovely looking lipsticks. Such a bargain at £5.50 each xx

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  9. They look really pretty! I haven't tried anything from Avon in years now. I do love a good MAC lipstick, but seeing that you can buy three of these versus just one MAC lipstick is tempting.

    www.lovefrommaira.co.uk

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  10. Those lipsticks like beautiful! I kept on seeing the advert too and have always wondered if it was actually true!

    I love the imagery with this post!

    Lovely post!
    Francesca 💜
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  11. i never tried avon lipsticks before but they look amazing. matte lipsticks are my favourite and all the colours are beautiful.


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  12. These colors look absolutely fabulous! Thank you for sharing this. I'll have to look into these.

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  13. Gorgeous shades - I haven't tried anything from Avon for ages!

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

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  14. Peach Flatters looks beautiful! A lot of brands are really stepping up and providing us with gorgeous UN-drying matte formulas lately!

    corrie | corriearnold.co.uk

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