I first heard of Avon Philippines‘ matte lipsticks I think way back in April but I got told that they will be releasing the line in September. As I have been falling in love with matte lipsticks for a while now, I immediately got all 6 shades of the Avon Ultra Color Matte Lipsticks as soon as they were out.
With a regular price of P379 (current brochure Sept. 16-30 price at P199 with free Ideal Oil Control Pressed Powder should you get two), the Avon Ultra Color Matte Lipstick shades are Matte Fuchsia, Matte Ruby, Matte Merlot, Matte Mandarin, Matte Coral, and Matte Red.
My initial thought when I saw the collection was that there was no nude shade available. Most were on the pink to red side with the deepest being Matte Merlot. Even though I was drawn to Matte Merlot at the start, my current favorites are Matte Ruby and Matte Fuchsia. I will post my review with FOTDs after I’ve tested them out more.
I’m posting two set of swatches, one straight from the camera, one processed by Instagram. I’m still figuring out which of my devices give the truest true to color display but from my comparison of the actual and the ones on the screen, the straight from camera photo captures the one swipe swatches that I did. The Instagram one shows how they look like with a couple more passes.
From camera (L-R: Matte Fuchsia, Matte Ruby, Matte Merlot, Matte Mandarin, Matte Coral, Matte Red)
Like what I posted on my Instagram, I feel that the Avon Ultra Color Matte Lipsticks are good matte lipsticks with a slight sheen and slip. They don’t tug on my lips and they deliver true to color. I wish they released a nude one though as I’ve been wanting a nude matte lipstick for the longest time.
From the brochure:
Avon Ultra Color Matte Lipstick 3.6 g
Matte lipstick that doesn’t dry the lips.
- Vivid, dramatic colors that moisturize
- Velvety matte finish
I’ll try to hurry up my FOTDs so you can see them in action. 🙂
If you want to know more about Avon Philippines, head on over to http://www.avon.com.ph