Avon True Color Perfecty Matte Lipsticks

1/29/2016



If there is one trend I'd say has marked 2015. that would be matte, velvety lips. Sure, overdrawn eyebrows and extreme contouring were most prominent but I've personally been into subtle contouring for a long time so that's nothing new and eyebrows have equally been in the focus. However, we've went from juicy, hydrating textures to almost chalky matte ones in the lipstick department overnight.

I'm the owner of the driest lips you can imagine - I have to constantly apply lip balms, butters and oils so they look normal and presentable. You can only imagine how much this matte lip trend clashes with my lips as what I have is a chronic condition. Personally, I like gentle matte lips - they seem to look more natural. And bold red lipsticks look best with a matte finish to me (and more convenient). What I don't like are those ridiculously overdrawn lips and crusty, crackly, drying formulas. When I received an entire range of  Avon True Color Perfecty Matte Lipsticks (3,6g | approx $3) to try (all 15 shades), I was taken aback a little since I had no idea what to expect.

I must say that, overall, I'm very impressed! Color range is beautiful - even shades I wouldn't normally wear have their own place in my collection and I can use them for creating certain themed looks. I think that, regardless of your skin tone, you'll find at least one complimentary shade. Also, there are colors made to be worn during winter, some have that autumnal warmth, others are a personification of spring whilst a few just scream summer to me. Texture and formula is versatile so you can choose between subtle, patted down daytime appropriate looks to showstopping bold lips which cannot be ignored. You can use a lip liner with them but you can also leave them out - it all depends on your lip shape and preference.

  • Ako bih morala odabrati jedan trend koji je obiljezio 2015. godinu u mojim ocima, to bi bile barsunasto mat usne. Naravno, vidjele smo mnostvo prenaglasenih obrva i ekstremno konturisanje je bilo ultra popularno. Ipak mi je upecatljivija tranzicija od socnih, hidriranih usana do mat, skoro pa kredasto suhih karmina.
  • Ja sam vlasnica najproblematicnijih, suhih usana koje mozete zamisliti - stalno ih moram mazati balzamima i butterima kako bi izgledale pristojno i normalno. Mozete onda pretpostaviti u kolikoj se mjeri trend mat usana kosi sa mojim problemom hronicne isusenosti. Licno mi se dopada izgled mat ruzeva za usne - djeluju mi prirodnije. Pogotovo po pitanju crvenih karmina, mat finish im ljepse pristaje. Ono sto mi se ne svidja su pretjerano iscrtane usne kao kod karikature a posebno se drzim podalje od suhih ruzeva uz koje mi usne djeluju ispucalo i krecasto. Kada sam dobila cijelu kolekciju Avon True Color Perfecty Matte ruzeva za usne (3,6g | 5,90KM) na testiranje (svih 15 nijansi), malo sam ustuknula posto nisam znala sta ocekivati.
  • Generalno su me impresionirali! Odabir nijansi je prekrasan - cak i nijanse koje inace ne bih nosila imaju svoje mjesto u mojoj kozmetickoj kolekciji i mogu ih koristiti za kreiranje tematskih look-ova. Bez obzira na ton i koliko vam je koza svijetla/tamna, vjerujem da mozete pronaci barem jednu odgovarajucu nijansu od postojecih 15. Takodjer su medju njima boje komplimentarne zimskim trendovima, neke imaju karakteristicnu jesenju toplinu, pojedine su personifikacija proljeca dok par komada naprosto priziva ljeto. Teksturom i formulacijom su ovi ruzevi dovoljno prilagodljivi da ih mozete nositi u sklopu njeznijih, dnevnih look-ova ali i onih malo jacih, prilagodjenim nocnim izlascima. Uz njih mozete koristiti olovku za usne ali i same, sve ovisno od oblika vasih usana i kozmetickih preferenci.



Packaging is also matte to the touch and it's not a fingerprint magnet whilst it can attract a minimal amount of fluff (just wipe them down with a wet wipe and they're good as new!). All lippies from this range are fragranced and they smell like bubblegum and sweets to me. They all have a pigmentation which is spot on and they mostly apply evenly - they're all evenly applied as swtaches on my arm but some of them vary when applied to my lips.

They have a non-sticky soft texture which isn't creamy but it isn't chalky either. It's a bit mousse-like. None of these lipsticks are hydrating and they do require you to prep your lips if you want them to look neat and pretty. They're not drying as much as I thought they'd be but they definitely suck a bit of moisture from my lips as the hours of wear pass by. I like that they have a good lasting power - on my lips average lasting power is 5h (some shades fade of after 3-4h whilst some go to the 6h mark with minimal reapplication). They do fade evenly from the lips.

My favorite shade is Adoring Love - perfect natural dusty pink with a hint of brown and it has the best texture, almost creamy and very comfortable and it works wonders for my skin tone. My least favorite shades are Perfectly Nude (too similar to my skin tone, too light and has a concealer-like effect on me) and Posh Petal (too light, too cool, washes me out). Due to my personal preference, I'll rarely use Au Naturale and Marvelous Mocha (too orangey/brown beiges, rather similar), Ideal Lilac (extremely blue undertone but would great on pale, cooler skins), Vibrant Melon (the driest one of all, almost neon but accentuates dry lips) and Coral Fever (very orange, not to my liking). I think Peach Flatters and Pure Pink are very nice peachy/coral lipsticks (they settle a little into fine lines). Red Supreme (classic medium red), Ruby Kiss (cherry red) and Ravishing Rose (red with pink undertone) are all fantastic variations of the red lipstick and with good formulas. Splendidly Fuchsia is a cooler pink which my warm skin tone can handle and Berry Blast is a very wearable dark berry stain-like lippie.

Have you tried these new Avon matte lipsticks and which shade seems most beautiful to you?

  • Pakovanje je takodjer mat na dodir i na njemu otisci prstiju nisu vidljivi dok, doduse, privlaci male puhtice - kuciste samo prebrisite mokrom krpicom ili vlaznim maramicama i to vise nije problem. Svi ruzevi iz ove kolekcije su parfimirani i snazno mirisu na slatkise (mene asociraju na zvake). Pigmentacija im je odlicna i vecinom se nanose ravnomjerno - kao swtachevi na rukama, svi se jednako nanose ali kada ih nanosim na usne, primjeti se da neke nijanse nisu bas idealne.
  • Mekane su, neljepljive teksture koja nije kremasta ali nije ni neprijatno gusta (poput krede). Cak je dosta lagana i podsjeca me na pjenu. Niti jedan od ovih ruzeva ne posjeduje hidratantna svojstva i preporucljivo je da usne pripremite prije nanosenja ako zelite da vam usne izgledaju lijepo i uredno. Ruzevi ne isusuju usne u mjeri koliko sam ocekivala ali ne mozete zaobici cinjenicu da ce za par sati nosenja definitivno izvuci vlagu iz usana. Trajnost im je solidna - u prosjeku na mojim usnama traju cca 5h (neke nijanse samo 3h dok odredjene mogu izdrzati i po 6h uz minimalne popravke). Sa usana blijede ravnomjerno.
  • Meni omiljena nijansa je Adoring Love - idealna prirodna ruzicasta (gotovo 'prljavo' ruzicasta) sa mrvicu smedje. Ova nijansa mi ima najbolju teksturu, gotovo pa kremastu, ugodna je na usnama i odlicno se slaze uz moj ten. Meni najmanje odgovarajuce nijanse su Perfectly Nude (previse je slicna mom tenu, presvjetla, ima efekat korektora) i Posh Petal (presvijetla, prehladnog podtona, 'ispire' mi lice). Zbog licnog ukusa znam da necu cesto nositi nijanse Au Naturale i Marvelous Mocha (obje su beige, previse narandzastog podtona koji mi ne odgovara), Ideal Lilac (izuzetno hladni podton koji meni ne pristaje ali bi odlicno isao u svjetliji ten), Vibrant Melon (ima najvise suhu teksturu, gotovo je neon i istice suhocu usana) te Coral Fever (izrazito narandzasta, ne odgovara mojim preferencama). Mislim da su ruzevi Peach Flatters i Pure Pink jako nosive breskvasto/koraljne nijanse (doduse, malo se uvlace u borice). Ruzevi Red Supreme (klasicna, srednje tamno crvena), Ruby Kiss (tresnja crvena) i Ravishing Rose (crvena sa ruzicastim podtonom) su svi redom fantasticne varijacije crvenog ruza i sve ih krasi divna tekstura. Splendidly Fuchsia je ruzicasta hladnijeg podtona sa kojom moj topli ten moze izaci na kraj dok je Berry Blast nosiva tamnija nijansa bobicastog voca (takodjer ima lijep stain efekat).
  • Da li ste isprobale ove nove mat ruzeve iz Avona i koja se nijansa vama najvise dopada?






















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12 comments

  1. Sve osim ovih ljubičastih - lila ,blijedih boja pudera , su savršene .Moj izbor najboljih je isti kao tvoj . Lp :) Marijana Šimić

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    1. Ni meni te blijede boje nisu privlacne. Danas nosim Pure Pink, prekrasan je :)

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  2. Imaju li skroz mat finis ili stalno ostanu ovakvo? Ovo mi se jako svida

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    1. Skroz su mat, ja ih nosim sa balzamom ispod pa imaju blagi ispod no nakon 15-tak minuta usne malo isuse i nema nikakvog sjaja.

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  3. Nisu bas intenzivni a ni toliko mat, ne znam meni se ne isplate :/ Ali, bez obzira tebi lepo stoje i savrsene su fotografije :)

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    1. Ja sam ih samo utapkala prstima, ne volim ih nanositi direktno na usne jer jesu preintenzivni. I definitivno su skroz mat - to se vidi na swatchevima a na usnama ih nosim prema svom ukusu (preko balzama i njezno nanesene). Hvala za fotke :)

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  4. Sve nijanse su preljepe, a da ne pričam o slikama, predivne su ! Jel mi se samo čini ili ovi ruževi naprave usne jako suhe ? :)
    http://www.allthingsartsy.si

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    1. Kao i svaki mat ruz, nakon par sati osjetim da su izvukli nesto vlage iz usana - ovi su podnosljivi pogotovo ako nemas prirodno isusene usne poput mene. Adoring Love je nijansa (kao i Pure Pink) koje mi najmanje isusuju usne, zbog toga su mi i uz nijanse koje volim, meni omiljeni ruzevi iz ove linije :)

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  5. Ja glasam za nude nijansu,al sve izgledaju predivno :)

    http://tinkerbelloflaka.blogspot.rs/

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  6. Ah ima baš jako lepih nijansi :) ovu pure pink sam pročitala kao "pire" pink :D rekoh, vidi kako su smeli sa nazivima :D
    U čudu sam kako ti dobro stoje crvene nijanse :)

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    1. Da budem iskrena, rijetko nosim crvene ruzeve ali kada se na njih odlucim stvarno izmame komplimente stoga - hvala :)

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