Monday 23 June 2014

Review of Avon Matte lipsticks in shade Lilly and Garnet:-

Hey friends,

“Lipstick can’t solve all problems but it’s a pretty great start”- is the most useful line for me ….as I am a lipstick addict so whenever it comes about lipstick it always bring a smile on my face.

Few days I post a picture with caption “what came in my mail today”…. And it was from Avon …a cc cream (which I will review later after few uses) and two matte lipsticks.

This month Avon launches “Matte Lipsticks” in 10 beautiful shades. Among which Avon send me two beautiful lipsticks from their matte range collection for review purpose. One is Lily a cool blue undertone pink shade and another is Garnet a sizzling hot red shade.

Price: - Rs279/- (on offer).
Quantity: - 3.8g


Avon claims:-

Moisturizes lips while depositing vivid, dramatic, color on lips. Velvety matte texture envelopes lips in full rich color without drying.

The lipstick comes in a nice sleek black case packaging with the top of the cap is see-through one. The cap tightly fitted with the lipstick with a sound of “click” so it is easy to carry.

Both the shades are pretty pigmented; one swipe is enough to get the color. The texture of the lipsticks although claim to be matte but I found they are satin finish with glossy look on lips. The lipsticks has no smell at all so thank fully it is perfect for those who have sensitive nose like me. The bullet of the lipstick is little broad for which I found it bit difficult to apply directly from bullet on my thin lips, so I use lip brush to get the perfect pout. 

The lipstick as I told earlier is not matte at all so it is not drying too instead of that the lipstick is pretty moisturizing on lips. I personally love to layer my lipstick but in this case whenever I tried to layer it the creamy texture of the lipstick accumulate on the corner of the lips giving a very uneven scary look so I use lip brush to get an even look of lips, from this I came to conclusion that as the lipstick are cream texture and well pigmented, so no need to go for layer after layer that I use to do, instead of that 1-2 swipe is enough.

The Shade Lily is a blue undertone pale pink which I think is perfect for only fair skin beauties whereas Garnet a versatile red shade that will suit anyone. Both the lipstick suits me well but they look like gloss on my lips which I don’t like much as I was expecting a true matte lipstick. The lipstick stays pretty 3 hours in this hot summer without any meal and drinks. It transfers a lot which bother me a bit too but over in as long as the shades are pretty and pocket friendly I don’t mind with the cons.

Here are few of my lip swatches of both lipsticks first three are Lily and next three are Garnet, sorry for the dull pictures as the weather is really cloudy today and i was waiting for a week to see the sun but at last i click in this cloudy day and post but will do a Fotd with these lipsticks pretty soon on a bright sunny day :)

My final verdict:- Avon launches some good lipsticks which has no shimmer in it (I hate shimmery kind of lipsticks) and gives a perfect satin finish look of lips. The lipsticks are just perfect for dry lips people and it is quite moisturizing too. So despite of few negative points I like the lipsticks.

And at last telling you a secret, I ordered another lipstick from this range which I will review pretty soon. Till then keep smiling and grab atleast one of these lipsticks if you love it before it goes out of stock :)

PR sample but honest review.


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