26 Jan 2016

Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick Line - All Shades & MAC Dupes

I can start this post with only thrill in my veins. Although matte lipsticks seem to be widely available across high-end brands and in US, Europe (not including UK) is probably not that blessed with drugstore options after all. That's why a tiny scream was released after I first laid my eyes on totally new line of Avon Perfectly Matte Lipsticks. On top of all, entire range is super trendy with selected shades, while texture awfully reminds of Maybelline Creamy Mattes or even the smallest amount to Nars Audacious. But let's start at the beginning, excitement over this glorious find is truly overtaking my mind...
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To objavo lahko začnem le z adrenalinom v mojih žilah. Je ena najbolj vznemirljivih objav zame, navdušenko šmink, saj je nova Avon linija mat šmink skoraj popolna. Ob pogledu na celotni barvni spekter Perfectly Matte linije, mi je srce kar zapelo. ''Trendi'' barve in mat zaključek sta par, ki bi ga verjetno oboževala vsaka uporabnica ličil. Šminka se tako ne premika, razliva ali pozna na vsakem koraku, pač pa se obdrži na mestu kljub vsem dnevnim ali nočnim aktivnostim. Perfectly Matte šminke so dolgo-obstojne, dobro prekrivne in žametne na dotik, kar z lahkoto spominja na dražje a ljube Maybelline Creamy Mattes ali kultne Nars Audacious. Ampak začnimo na začetku, novo fantastično odkritje mi je popolnoma zameglilo razum...










Avon Perfectly Matte lipsticks is a mixture of 15 different colours, including trendy browns and nudes, quirky lilacs, always perfect reds and joyful pinks. Basically, a huge selection of hues can cover anyone's taste. Does any shade look familiar to you? Well, some of them are easily ''duped'' to MAC lipsticks at the end of the post. Texture is truly creamy and satin-y at first swipe, while it settles within an hour to a perfect matte finish.  It's still lightweight and not too drying, which makes it a perfect comfortable formula after all. It's pretty much a good, affordable copy of Maybelline Creamy Mattes or slightly more drier and ''matte'' version of Nars Audacious. On top of all, every shade seems to meet the upper quality standards. Posh Petal is slightly more uneven and chalky. They all smell like fruity desserts and have a medium to full opacity. Darker colors leave a slight stain and lighter shades can take up to 5-6 hours of wear. Lips can look a bit dry at the end of the day so prep them up beforehand with lip balm and scrub. No other complaints whatsoever from my perspective. Now let's take a closer look at each shade from this line!

Avon Perfectly Matte šminke so družinica 15 odtenkov, ki vključuje popularne rjave in ''nude'' odtenke, domiselno lila, vedno popolne rdeče izbire in prisrčne roza barve. Celotna linija lahko pokrije okus vsake ženske. Če vam je kateri od odtenkov zelo znan, verjetno ni čudno, saj sem med takšno izbiro našla kar nekaj enakih MAC odtenkov (primerjava sledi na koncu). Sama tekstura je resnično kremna a hkrati satenasta ob nanosu, medtem ko se v roku ene ure prelevi v čisti mat zaključek. Kljub mat zaključku je formula udobna, lahkotna in zelo nosljiva. Kot sem že omenila, formula močno spominja na odlične Maybelline Creamy Mattes in malce na Nars Audacious, ki sta po cenovnem razredu precej višje. Če se dotaknem še posameznih odtenkov, vsi dosegajo enake standarde kvalitete, le Posh Petal je malce bolj drobljiva in neenakomerna. Vse Avon šminke dišijo kot sadna sladica, Perfectly Matte pa imajo srednjo do popolno prekrivnost barvnih pigmentov. Temnejše šminke pustijo tudi rahel ''odtis'', svetlejše pa lahko preživijo nekje do 5-6 ur. Ustnice po urah nošenja postanejo suhe, kar je popolnoma normalno za takšno vrsto zaključka Priporočam uporabo lahkega balzama za ustnice ali pilinga pred nanosom. Drugega kot to, nimam nikakršnih pripomb preko same formule. Sedaj pa si končno oglejmo vse odtenke malce pobližje!

















SHADE COMPARISON & MAC DUPES 

Not all of them are perfect dupes but I have done a comparison, so you get a better vision on specific shades. Avon Marvelous Mocha and MAC Velvet Teddy (review here) are not so close after all. Velvet Teddy is much more pink, which makes Marvelous Mocha a little less wearable for fair complexions. It's darker yet extremely brown, which can be a good or bad thing. The same goes with MAC Oxblood (LE, twin from MAC Kinda Sexy, review here) and Avon Au Naturale, where Au Naturale is way brown and orange at the base. Another similar shade twins are Avon Posh Petal and MAC Snob. They look extremely close but MAC Snob is pinker and slightly more vibrant, whereas Posh Petal is a muted dusky nude pink. Returning back to real DUPES from Avon, they match up in pairs:
Burberry Primrose Hill Pink (review here- Peach Flatters; Burberry has a much more shiny and comfortable finish.
MAC All Fired Up - Ravishing Rose; All Fired Up has a more matte finish and is slightly darker. 
MAC Relentlessly Red (review here- Vibrant Melon; Avon lippie is slightly more orange-y.
MAC Amorous (review here) - Berry Blast; Amorous is more muted and less warm, also slightly lighter. 


PRIMERJAVA ODTENKOV & ALTERNATIVE MAC ODTENKOM

Vsi odtenki med sabo niso popolnoma enaki, vendar sem vseeno vključila v primerjavo več odtenkov, da dobite boljšo predstavo o sami barvni lestvici novih šmink. Če začnem pri največjem razhajanju, je to Avon Marvelous Mocha in MAC Velvet Teddy (nanos tukaj). Sicer sta v podobni skupini popularnih rjavih odtenkov, vendar je Velvet Teddy občutno bolj roza, kot se zdi na prvi pogled. Marvelous Mocha je zelo temen rjav odtenek, ki sicer najbolje pristaja temnejši polti. Enaka zgodba je pri Avon Au Naturale, ki je občutno bolj rjava/rumenkasta kot malce bolj oranžno-mesena rjava MAC Oxblood (dvojček priljubljeni MAC Kinda Sexy, nanos tukaj). Dokaj dober par sta sicer MAC Snob in Avon Posh Petal, kjer je le malce več roza nasičenosti odtenka pri Snob. Posh Petal je za odtenek bolj svetleješi z zadimljenim pridihom. Na odtenek prave Avon alternative pa so:
Burberry Primrose Hill Pink (nanos tukaj- Peach Flatters; Burberry šminka ima bolj prosojno in svetlečo teksturo.
MAC All Fired Up - Ravishing Rose; All Fired Up je bolj mat in za las temnejša
MAC Relentlessly Red (nanos tukaj- Vibrant Melon; Avon šminka je malce bolj oranžna in živahna.
MAC Amorous (nanos tukaj) - Berry Blast; Nista popolnoma enake, Amorous ima več zamolklosti in manj toplega tona.




Perfectly Matte line is currently on offer for 4,5€ (regular price is 8€) and you can't really miss out on them. Avon is sold through catalogue so I hope I've managed to highlight colors for easier decision. I highly, highly recommend them and I would probably re-buy them in a heartbeat. Also, check out Adjusting Beauty for swatches and review if you have a more warm-toned complexion or still can't decide upon shades. Her pictures are much more detailed and true to color. 
My faves? Ideal Lilac, Posh Petal, Adoring Love and Ravishing Rose.

Avon Perfectly Matte linija šmink je trenutna vroča roba in kakor se spodobi, so v trenutnem Avon katalogu šminke znižane na 4,50€ (redna cena je 8€). Naročite lahko preko predstavnika in si pobližje ogledate ponudbo na spletnem strani tukaj. Obenem je Avon Slovenija po novem tudi na Instagramu, kjer redno obveščajo o novostih. Upam, da sem z objavo malce osvetlila dejanske odtenke šmink in da bo tako izbira tudi lažja. Močno, močno priporočam celotno mat linijo in bi jih dejansko tudi sama ponovno kupila v trenutku. Prav tako ne pozabite pogledati tudi objave od Adjusting Beauty, kjer si lahko ogledate enake odtenke v drugačni luči tukaj. Petra ima za odtenek malce bolj topel ten, za kar se boste potem tudi lažje odločili. Moji favoriti? Ideal Lilac, Posh Petal, Adoring Love in Ravishing Rose.