If you've been following me on Instagram, you would have seen that I am a little addicted to lipsticks. In fact, I even have my own hashtag: #lipsticklovebyK which as of today has 93 posts already.
Recently, while I was still in Kota Kinabalu, I received this package from AVON and to say that I was overly excited would have been an understatement.
Avon sent over their #PerfectlyMATTE line which consisted of 20 shades ranging from Wild Cherry, Superb Wine, Hot Plum, Red Supreme, Coral Fever, Vibrant Melon, Ruby Kiss, Mauve Matters, SplendidlyF Fuschia, Pure Pink, Electric Pink, Adoring Love, Pink Passion, Rouged Perfection, Pink Truffle, Blush, Peach Flatters, Au Naturale, Tempting Mauve, and Rose Awakening, it’s easy to go from Girl Next Door to Hot Vixen.
I have 4 go to lipstick from this line and I'd like to share them with you in the hopes that it helps someone out.
This is blush. I like this shade because it's very feminine but not flirtatious. It's the kind of shade you'd expect to see on a lady. You know that she has some lipstick on but its not vulgar in any way.
Au Naturale is more about the no makeup makeup look. It's almost nude but not too nude that you look like a pale zombie.
This one is called Adoring Love which is just right coz whereas Blush was dainty, this one is more flirtatious. If you're on a first date, this would be a good option to use because of the subtle flirtiness of the shade.
Lastly, the Superb Wine is fitting for drama. If you wanna steal the scene or make a statement, this shade is definitely the best one to have on your lips as it will attract attention like nothing else will. For mature ladies only though coz if a teenager or someone in their early 20s wears this, it will just look too trying hard.
I loved that they had everything from Nude to really dark colors. I'm normally a nude kind of gal to a little bit of red but sometimes, we just need to get out of our comfort zone and try out dark, deep red or a purple shade which still looks good.
A few things to remember when wearing Matte lipstick is to exfoliate often. Where creamy lipstick and gloss are forgiving, matte lipsticks will highlight every single dry part of your lips which then would not look good in photos.
Matte lipsticks tend to have stronger staying power than glossier shades when you eat. However, oily foods can cause matte lipsticks to flake away and reapplication can be extra difficult. It s recommended that you use lip liner on your matte lipstick.
Also, always remember this: A bright red matte lipstick is the perfect, easy way to achieve a retro 50s pinup look that never seems to go out of style. Even Taylor Swift swears by this so ending this with my 5th favorite which is the Red Supreme. Your welcome.