I've been a Fashion 21 Cosmetics user for years. I particularly love their stick foundation and lipsticks. I've tried their Color Mood, Aqualicious, Red Romance, and Pink Obsession lipstick collection and I liked them all. They all feel great on my lips. But when other local brands came out with their matte lipsticks, I thought why hasn't Fashion 21 come out with their collection as well? And just last Thursday, I found out that Fashion 21 has already answered this question because they already have the ALL-DAY MATTE LIPSTICKS.
Just this August, Fashion 21 released their All-Day Matte Lipstick collection consisting of 13 matte shades of nudes, pinks, corals and reds. They can be found at Fashion 21 counters in leading department stores. Although, I am not sure if this is already available nationwide as this collection is fairly new. I got mine for a very affordable price of PHP 175.00 for 4g of product.
When I saw the casing of this one, I immediately thought it's so pretty for a local brand. It's a shimmery brown plastic but sturdy bullet. It kinda looks like a stout version of the mac bullets with its round tip. Even if they're made of plastic, they don't feel flimsy or cheap at all.
If you're not a fan of scented lippies you might like that this one has none. If I am not mistaken, most if not all Fashion 21 lipsticks are unscented.
With one swipe, these All-Day Matte lipsticks do not give extreme color pay-off but pigmentation is good nonetheless. I had to put on a couple or more layers just so I can get my desired opacity. I got Garnet which is a beautiful wearable red. It's not a deep kind of red but not a super bright red either.
CONSISTENCY & LONGEVITY
These did not glide on super smoothly on my lips unlike my all-time favorite matte lipstick which is the Wet n' Wild Megalast Lip Colors but they did not tug either. I also did not experience any chapping or dryness on my lips whatsoever. As for staying power, this lipstick performed rather well. I had it on for about an hour before I had a burger (a Yum with TLC to be exact) and iced tea. After eating, I noticed a slight fading on the inner part of the lips but the color is still there.
|L: "gutom" look R: "busog" look|
Garnet on my lips before and after eating
photo taken with a camera phone
|Garnet on my lips after 3 hours|
If you notice, the lip color on my upper inner lip and on the corners has faded but the color is still there.
I am happy Fashion 21 finally came out with their matte lipstick collection. I like this collection especially the packaging. I feel like they're stepping up their game with it. I am not head-over-heels with the pigmentation but the lipstick is buildable so that's not really a problem. I also wish they have more shades to choose from. Overall, These do not last ALL-DAY but they do last long on my lips even with eating. I am happy with this lipstick and I am definitely going back to get a few more shades to try.
For more info you can check out their Fashion 21 Cosmetics' Facebook page.
Have you tried these Fashion 21 All-Day Matte Lipsticks?
What do you think about them. I'd love to know.
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