Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Review: Avon Ultra Color Matte Lipsticks in Matte Mandarin and Matte Merlot



 

Matte Mandarin and Matte Merlot


SWATCH

Matte Mandarin without flash

Matte Mandarin with flash



Matte Merlot without flash

Matte Merlot

FINISH: It’s supposed to have a matte finish but when I applied it on my lips, it’s more satin than matte. It has a slight sheen.

CONSISTENCY: It’s creamy-matte and it easily glides on the lips.

PIGMENTATION/SHADE: Both lipstick are very pigmented and 1-2 swipes are enough.

  • Matte Mandarin is red orange lipstick. It’s a nice shade of red perfect for those people who are still doubtful to try red lipsticks. If you get comfortable wearing this shade of red, maybe you can try wearing a blue-red shade next!
  • Matte Merlot is a deep red lipstick. It’s definitely not for the fainthearted. Hahaha! 

Bare lips


Matte Merlot without flash

Matte Merlot with flash

Matte Mandarin without flash
Matte Mandarin with flash

SCENT: Scent is barely noticeable

LONGEVITY: It stays on the lips for 4 hours. You may or may not re-apply after eating. If you’re very careful of the spoon/food when it comes to touching your lips when you eat, then no re-applying required!

PRICE: I bought it from a blockmate who’s selling Avon products. It costs 199php per tube.

PACKAGING: The packaging is so-so. It’s made up of black plastic with “AVON” engraved on it.


What I like about the product:

  • It’s very pigmented. 1 or 2 swipes are enough.
  • It’s very affordable
  • No re-applying after meals

What I didn’t like about the product:

  • It’s not matte
  • Not readily available since you have to order it from people who resell Avon products
  • Limited choice of shades (I think Avon only has 5 or 6 shades of their Ultra Color Matte Lipstick line) 



Matte Mandarin

Matte Merlot

Final Verdict: Don’t let the price fool you. This is a good product considering it’s affordability, pigmentation, and longevity. If you are looking for new brand of lippies to try specially if you’re into satin lipsticks, then I am definitely recommending this product.


Rating
4 out of 5

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