Now I’m going to be honest here. Avon make-up has never been something I’d go crazy over. Don’t get me wrong I’ve used and liked a couple of their products, such as their eyebrow powder and wax and a couple of their mascaras, but other than that I’ve always thought it could be better. I’ve never found it to have the same staying power as some other brands.
But when I saw their adverts for the new Perfectly Matte lipsticks, boasting ‘Matter than Mac’ I was like, girl gotta give this a try.
There was a pretty wide range of colours to choose from, and I settled on Au Naturale which is a natural nude, and Superb Wine which is a deep purple red as these were both similar to shades I’d been thinking of buying from MAC.
When I ordered mine there was actually an offer on the lipsticks so they were only £5.50 each (normal price will be £8.00), and there was another offer alongside this where if you spent you over £10 on make-up you got some free gifts. Basically, A LOT of make up for your money. So I’m gonna do a little review of each product but spolier alert, I was pleasantly surprised.
Perfectly Matte Lipsticks
As mentioned above I ordered Au Naturale and Superb Wine. I tried Au Naturale first for a day at work as it’s more of a daytime colour. I’d defo say it has equal matte-ness to my Mac lipsticks, so I’m pretty impressed so far. As the day went on it did dry out and lose a bit of colour on the inside of my lips. But I had drunk about 3 cups of tea, water and eaten my lunch. So not bad. My Mac ones do this a bit anyway so I wasn’t really complaining at all! A quick top up and it wouldn’t be too bad, or a quick dab of lip balm should solve it. I’ve only tried the Superb Wine to test the colour out so far, and it’s a really deep, dark colour. I’ll defo be giving this a whirl next time I go out out.
I’ll give these a 7.5/10.
True Colour Eyeshadow in Warm Cashmere
I have to admit, I wasn’t expecting much from this. But I have really been proved wrong. The colours are exactly my type for every day, a lightly pinky gold and a slightly darker pinky gold. Admittedly, I did use my Urban Decay brush from my Naked Palette and my Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer and it lasted all day! Not a crease in sight! Pretty sure it’s going to be my new work make-up staple. I’ll save the posh stuff for night time.
I’ll give this a 9/10
Liquid Eyeliner in Black:
I feel as though I was supposed to get brown but I actually ended up with a black one. It was sightly fiddly on my first try to get it straight as I’m not a top eyeliner pro, but once I’d got it right it looked really good. Again I’d used my primer, but it also stayed put all day!dodnt print below my brow once. Winner winner.
I’ll give this an 8/10
I haven’t actually tried this specific colour yet, I got naked truth, but I think nail varnish is nail varnish. And other Avon ones I’ve used have been as good as any. The colour is lush though. I love it. Can’t wait to give it a try. I always use my Sech Vitte top coat to quick dry my nails and it seems to give them a more hard-wearing coat.
I’ll give this an 8/10
So all in all I’m pretty happy! All of the above was for £11.00 because of the offers. And you can’t grumble at that. Seems as though Avon have made some improvements to their products since I’ve last tried any, and I do think I’ll re-but some of these. Happy Charlotte.