Memebox has collaborated with bloggers and youtuber’s for a while now and one of their latest collaborations with New York self-taught makeup artist youtuber Evon@MakeupByEvon. This partnership has created a contour line as well as a matte cream lipstick line. Memebox sent me the trio of matte cream lipsticks to me to review for you. Thank you, Memebox! Disclaimer: I did purchase one of the value sets that had one of the matte cream lipsticks and I will unbox that for you in the next blog post. I had no idea Memebox was sending me this trio at that time! I also have a promo code for you 🙂
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I am really excited to receive this trio of shades, as Evon has decided to use Pantone’s Color of the Year, Marsala. If you have read my blog, you know that this shade is a favorite of mine and I have blogged about other Marsala-color products. Marsala is THE perfect color for us ladies who are warm-toned. It can be used for cool toned ladies as well, but it really works beautifully for those who have warm/yellow tones to their skin. I also like matte lipsticks and finding one that doesn’t feel or look drying is always a challenge. Matte lips are in-trend this year and it is a very sophisticated look. Marry Marsala and matte lippies and you have a product that I am really interested in
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Description: This ultra-pigmented, cream-to-powder formula applies thin, even, and opaque. It glides on beautifully and sets to a silky, semi-matte finish that’s not overly drying. It’s formulated with moisturizing ingredients for a comfortable wear throughout the day. #HDReady Cream Matte Lipstick. Evon designed the perfect cream matte lipstick formula in three different shades from the Marsala family, Pantone color of the year. This naturally robust and earthy wine red will add a sultry glamour to any skintone. Paraben free.
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All lipsticks come in a black cardboard packaging, with “Makeup by Evon” printed on one side in gold lettering and “#HDREADY Cream Matte Lipstick” on another side. On one end of the cardboard box is the color of the lipstick.
As these were described as lipsticks, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the applicator is more in line with a lip gloss ~ a doe foot applicator. This means that the formula can be more creamier and allowing for a bit more precision when applying this matte lipstick. When I opened up the tube, the product does not come out gloppy or runny, but is a thick cream ~ at first, I thought it was too little product on the applicator, but I soon learned that a little goes a long way! I also like that the color is visible when you look at the name of the product ~ you can see it peeking thru on the “Makeup by Evon” logo.
01 Shy Marsala This is the lightest Marsala shade of the trio and is a pink-nude beige. I was a little worried about this shade, as most pink-nude lipshades make me look washed out and death warmed over. However, because this has the yellow tone of beige in it, it actually does lighten my lip color by a little bit, without making me seemed washed out. I actually like this shade a lot and it is a wearable light pink color for me. Value $10.00
Ingredients: Dimethicone, Kaolin,Phenyl Trimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2,Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Silica, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Polyethylene,Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer,Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer,Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Sorbitan Isostearate,Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Tocopheryl Acetate,Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Fragrance(Parfum), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Red 7 (CI 15850:1), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090)
02 True Marsala This shade is my lips but better and is a soft taupe with a reddish hint undertone. I really love this color as I am a sucker for brown-red lip shades! I gravitate towards them because my natural shade is more on the brownish-red spectrum and this shade really does my coloring justice. This is a great everyday shade for me. Value $10.00
Ingredients: Dimethicone, Kaolin,Phenyl Trimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2,Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Silica, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Polyethylene, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer,Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Sorbitan Isostearate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Tocopheryl Acetate,Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Fragrance(Parfum), Iron Oxides (CI 77492),Iron Oxides (CI 77499),Red 7 (CI 15850:1)
03 Daring Marsala This shade is what Pantone had in mind when they called Marsala the color of the year. This is a beautiful wine shade, with brown undertones, and although it is the darkest shade of the trio, I do not consider it “vampy”. I think anyone can pull this shade off, young or old, warm or cool tones. This is another shade that I could wear daily as well, as I like a darker lip. Value $10.00
Ingredients: Dimethicone, Kaolin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2,Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Silica, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Polyethylene, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Sorbitan Isostearate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Fragrance(Parfum), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Red 7 (CI 15850:1)
These shades went on smoothly, without snagging or looking cakey. In my photos, they look glossy, but they really aren’t ~ that is just the flash that is bouncing back ~ I would say that a thicker application makes these lip colors a semi-matte, while a thinner application is a true matte. Evon’s cream matte lipsticks are made with Vitamin E, to help nourish and soften your lips. TIP: If you are going to wear matte lipsticks, you should exfoliate your lips with a sugar lip scrub (you can make your own) and at night, apply a rich, moisturizing lip balm to keep your lips from peeling and getting chapped. Matte lipsticks will show every imperfection on your lips, so you should exfoliate and moisturize them!
Are they long lasting? I am the WORST person in the world to ask that question, as no lipstick, regardless of its claims, ever lasts long on my lips as I am always eating, drinking or talking, licking my lips, touching my lips, whatever 😀 That said, these do leave a stain behind when the product is rubbed off. Daring Marsala turns more into a berry shade when you do that.
- Shy Marsala
- True Marsala
- Daring Marsala
I really love these colors a lot and the formula. I am not saying this because I got them free ~ I did purchase a value set that had Daring Marsala in it (that unboxing coming later), so I was already interested in these products to begin with. In fact, I will be going back and purchasing the lip trio myself personally ~ that is how much I love these colors.
Memebox has several options in place to get these lip creams: You can purchase them individually for $10.00 each, purchase the lip trio for $20.00, value sets with one lip shade, lip brush and tonymoly fruit lip balm for $16.00 and #HDReady Skincare/Makeup boxes that vary in price. You can check out all of the different options here. All of these products by Evon come with FREE SHIPPING too! If you are interested in these, you can get an extra 10% off by using promo code MEME10
What do you think about Evon’s Cream Matte Lipsticks? Are you planning to purchase them? I think they are really lovely and if you have a warm skin tone, these are your “must-have” lipsticks!
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