Hi babes! So, today I wanted to try something different and get into the beauty realm for a post 😉 I’m not a beauty blogger but I do LOVE makeup haha so it would be fun to write this beauty post for a change. If you guys enjoy reading it then let me know in the comments and I’ll be happy to write more posts like this in the future. 🙂
It’s been a while since I last tried a product from Avon. I think the last time I bought something from them was when the whole matte lipstick boom came out and I got a dark pink one that actually appears in these photos as the second lipstick, almost as a prop. In case you’re interested in the shade, it’s called “Mauve Matters” from the Ultra Color Ultra Matte line (I loved that tone). The “main” lipstick is what I recently got along with a CC Cream, and those are the products I’m gonna review now.
PURE PINK ULTRA MATTE LIPSTICK – SPF15
Still not tired of matte lipsticks, I purchased this “PURE PINK” lipstick from the True Color Ultra Matte line. Is it really matte? Definitely yes. Maybe a teeny-tiny drying too, but my lips tend to be dry (that’s why I can’t live without my petroleum jelly!) so I can’t be objective on that one. It still looks matte though if you apply whatever moisturizer you use before, so that’s a good thing. 🙂
One of my favorite bits from this lipstick is the application part: it literally feels like you’re being touched by a rose petal (!) I’m not trying to be poetical here lol, it *literally* feels like a petal, it’s mind-blowing how soft it is! And the result is an ultra matte almost velvet-y finish.
Lasting is “okay”, I mean, it won’t last more than about 2 hours without the need of a touch up. However, pigmentation is good so if you don’t re-apply it you’ll still see at least a faded shade. Is it kiss-proof? I couldn’t tell you that cause I’m in a long distance relationship, trololol. (Sorry, I joke around too much sometimes! That’s how I talk in real life lol sorry, bear with me 😉 )
One little downside of this lipstick is that is more pink-ish than nude-ish, you know what I mean? I mean duh, the name is “Pure Pink” but in my defense, when you open it, it does look quite on the nude side, however when you apply it it’s kind of a different story.
AVON TRUE COLOR IDEAL FACE CC CREAM – SPF50
First of all, you can tell I’m new to this beauty reviewing thing cause I didn’t take a photo of the ingredients of this CC Cream, my apologies for that!
So, unfortunately, I’m a bit disappointed by this CC Cream. I think the cons overweight the pros and it might end up in me not re-purchasing the product. The Pros? A. Lightest shade worked well on my skin tone, and B. It has SPF50, do I need to say more? 😉
As for the cons, the coverage is my main disappointment: I get that you won’t have the same coverage as a normal foundation and it’s supposed to be even lighter than a BB Cream, BUT for a CC Cream that claims to even your skin tone it falls short, to be honest. Coverage is way too light for its purpose of covering redness and some dark circles in order to achieve an even skin tone. It might work well as a primer, but that’s not what it says on the package.
The second problem I have with this is that turns out it’s not for all skin types as it reads on the package box. I have combination to dry skin (depending on the season) being my nose the troubled oily area. Surprise, surprise, after an hour of applying this “oil-free” CC Cream, my nose started to look shiny and a bit oily.
In conclusion: The Pure Pink Ultra Matte lipstick feels like rose petals in your lips but color will fade relatively quickly. Yet, it’s not a bad product.
The True Color Ideal Face SPF50 CC Cream could be a good primer with high SPF protection (perhaps avoiding oily areas for those who have combination skin) but it’s lacking the main purpose of a CC Cream which is color correction.
I hope you enjoyed reading this review and I’d love to hear what’s your go-to CC Cream right now (or BB Cream if you don’t use CC).