As promised, I am back with another matte lip color review, from the AMC range of Inglot, in the shade no. 11. Here is the detailed description on the particular shade.
Rs 850/- for 1.8gm
A pencil that is thick enough to use as lipstick, yet it can be sharpened to a fine point for precise application as a lip liner. Avocado oil moisturizes, smoothes, and regenerates the lips whilst the modern formula ensures a long lasting even coverage with a velvety matte finish.
My Experience with Inglot #11 AMC Lip Pencil:
The packaging is smart and simple. The outer paper carton has all the required information regarding the product. The pencil is a twist up one, but still comes with a tip sharpener at the base so that you can do the precise lining with the same pencil. I would say that is a small addition to the packaging that adds value to high end brands. The body is matte black which adds to the sophisticated look of the matte pencil. The only problem is that there is no color coding, so you have to remember the shade number, or use Rati’s lipstick storage technique if you have more than one from the same range.
The texture is smooth and matte at the same time. Unlike the moist matte lip colors, it applies like a matte color and not a moist matte; hence prepping the lips is something definitely recommended. Those who have super dry lips might feel a bit uncomfortable if you skip the scrubbing and moisturizing part. I apply the balm, do the rest of makeup, blot the balm with a tissue and finally apply the color. This is not over drying like the Retro Matte range of Mac, but drier than the Faces Velvet Matte or Colorbar 8hrs Ultimate Lipcolor range.
The shade is a muted milky orange with yellow undertones. It is a lovely shade for the summer/spring, or a holiday to the beach. For everyday wear it is slightly bright and on-the-face. With a nude gloss on, you can make it appropriate for regular use, but that would take away the beauty of the product. The beauty of the shade lies in the vibrancy and if that is taken off, there would be no fun in the shade. I would suggest to keep it for special days without toning the vibrancy down. You need not wear all the shades to work/office. 😉
The staying power is LONG; it lasted on my lips for 6 hours flat without any primer/lip liner. And the best part was that it did not smear or bleed in the course of time. I really like the staying power as matte lipsticks stay but with problem like fading, staining or patchy look; none of which applies to this.
I do not mind the overtly matte texture, so this is a hit for me.
Pros of Inglot #11 AMC Lip Pencil:
• Smart matte packaging with sharpener
• Vibrant shade
• Stays long
• Array of shades available
• No parabens
• Cruelty free
• Twist up, no wastage while sharpening
Cons of Inglot #11 AMC Lip Pencil:
• Expensive for the quantity
• Might be drying for very dry lips
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Inglot #11 AMC Lip Pencil?
Recommend – Yes, if you want to have a fun beach summer shade.
Repurchase – Not this shade, but this range definitely.
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