Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Mavala Autumn/Winter 2017 Nail Polish and Lipstick Collections | Swatches and Review

Hello Beauties!

I hope you are all well?

I have some beautiful MAVALA Switzerland products to share with you today from their Autumn/Winter 2017 collections. The Sensation Collection features six gorgeous shades of lipstick, and the Eclectic Collection has six beautiful nail polishes. I have swatches of all of the products to show you, all photographed in natural light, and will share my thoughts along the way. 

MAVALA is beauty brand based in Geneva, Switzerland, and has a quite extensive range of cosmetics. The brand is new to me, and I have really enjoyed discovering some of their beautiful products.

Let's get into swatches!

MAVALA Switzerland Sensation and Eclectic Collections Autumn/Winter 2017.

MAVALA Switzerland Eclectic Nail Polish Collection.

MAVALA - Basel.

MAVALA - Basel.

Basel is a beautiful, neutral grey with a hint of brown. I have done two coats and top coat
in all of my swatches. Basel has a gorgeous formula, and will compliment any outfit.

MAVALA - Sao Paulo.

MAVALA - Sao Paulo.

Sao Paulo quickly became a favourite. Perfectly opaque in two easy coats, this beautiful
dusty, muted blue is just so flattering. Love.

MAVALA - Barcelona.

MAVALA - Barcelona.

Barcelona is a very pretty orchid pink, and provides a lovely pop of colour for the
season. It's not too bright though... she's still very sophisticated. Another beautiful smooth 
formula which was completely opaque in two easy coats, and like all of the shades, 
she has a lovely glossy finish even before top coat application. 

MAVALA - Singapore.

MAVALA Singapore.

Singapore is a stunning red polish. One coat. Yes, she is a one coat red.
You need it in your life. Just saying.

MAVALA - Firenze.

MAVALA - Firenze.

Firenze is a beautiful, rich chocolate brown. I found this formula to be the only one
out of the six that wasn't quite as good. 
I needed three coats for full opacity for this one, as I found her to be a little streaky. 
I am a fussy bird though. Totally worth the effort, she makes for a stunning
manicure... I added a few pieces of gold foil to my manicure, and loved the combination.

MAVALA - Budapest.

MAVALA - Budapest.

Budapest is just divine. A beautiful, slightly rosy nude, with a very subtle shimmer, 
she is the only shade that is not a straight cream in the collection. 
She makes for a classically beautiful, understated manicure. Love. 

MAVALA Switzerland Mini Color polishes are quite the icon, having had their classic octagonal gold top since 1962! They contain 5ml of polish, which reduces waste significantly. Most nail polishes will thicken or perish prior to using the entire bottle, having the smaller bottle allows you to enjoy the seasonal shades and then move on to the next on-trend collections! They retail in Australia for $8.50 and come  in a beautiful range of shades with something to suit everyone's taste. The consistency of the polishes is fantastic, I had no issues with the formula running down the sides of the nail or flooding the cuticle area, and drying time was excellent! All of the shades wore beautifully on my nails for around three to four days with no chipping. 

MAVALA polishes are free from Toluene, Formaldehyde, Collophane, Parabens and Camphor.

I am really keen to try more shades... spoken like a true nail polish addict.

MAVALA  Switzerland - Sensation Lipstick Collection.
From Left - Flirting Pink, Gipsy Red, Sweet Lady, Wine Red, Party Girl, Brown Cookie.

Swatches of MAVALA Switzerland Sensation Lipstick Collection.

If you enjoy a hydrating, comfortable lipstick then you need to try the MAVALA lipsticks. The texture of these lipsticks is just beautiful, they glide onto the lips with a sheer but buildable pigment that is perfectly lightweight and nourishing. I have built up each shade with several passes in the photograph above.

Beautifully packaged, the MAVALA lipsticks boast a unique complex of protective, moisturising and repairing ingredients including Candelilla wax, Shea butter, Aloe vera and Vitamin E. This combination is known as the Mavala 'Prolip' Complex, and it is designed to provide a treatment for the lips alongside beautiful colour. They have a flattering satin finish, and whilst not claiming to be long wearing, they do 'wear down' really nicely on the lips. They do have a slightly sweet, floral scent that is detectable on application, however it dissipates fairly quickly for me.

This collection has three beautiful neutral shades, and three more colourful options, and I honestly love them all. I have had no issues with the colour bleeding outside my lip line at all, and they just feel lovely to wear. Sweet Lady has been my go-to everyday shade of late, and the sheer, thin texture makes it a cinch to reapply when you are out and about.

Personally, I am a little over the matte lip trend. Whilst I think it looks beautiful in pictures, it just does not translate to real life for me, and is far to high maintenance for my busy mum life with five children. The cold weather and low humidity here in Australia in the winter months is particularly drying on the skin in general, and most of my seasonal beauty arsenal is targeted towards hydration, and lots of it. These lipsticks tick all the boxes for me.

MAVALA lipsticks retail in Australia for $27.95 and are worth every penny in my humble opinion.

MAVALA Switzerland products are available in selected pharmacies nationally.

Head over to the MAVALA Australia website here to check for stockists near you.

Have you tried any MAVALA products? Do let me know in the comments below if you have, and of course please leave any recommendations for me!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Lou xo

Disclaimer; Products were kindly gifted to me for trial and consideration. This is not a sponsored post. Cheers xo

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