Avon matte nail enamel ‘Inky Blue’ : Review, Photos and NOTD

Hi everyone!

Avon has come with some gorgeous neon and matte shades in this month’s catalog and I picked out 2 of those from the matte range- Inky Blue and Red Velvet.

Price: Rs 135. Current month offer- Rs 89 for one and Rs 159 for 2.

Quantity: 8 ml

I am reviewing the shade ‘Inky blue‘ today. It is a rich ink blue shade with very fine and subtle purple shimmer which is visible only on close inspection. It looks more purplish in the bottle but comes out blue on the nails.The nail paint dries quickly on application and sets to a matte finish. The consistency and overall quality of this nail paint is quite good and I recommend everyone to grab these nail paints while they are on offer!


Avon matte nail enamel 'Inky Blue'



Avon matte nail enamel 'Inky Blue'
Avon matte nail enamel 'Inky Blue'


Avon matte nail enamel 'Inky Blue'
Avon matte nail enamel 'Inky Blue'
Avon matte nail enamel 'Inky Blue'
Avon matte nail enamel 'Inky Blue'


Avon matte nail enamel 'Inky Blue'
Avon matte nail enamel 'Inky Blue'


Avon matte nail enamel 'Inky Blue'
Avon matte nail enamel 'Inky Blue'


Avon matte nail enamel 'Inky Blue'
Avon matte nail enamel 'Inky Blue'

The GOOD about Avon matte nail enamel ‘Inky Blue’ :

1. The shade is a beautiful dark ink blue shade that’ll suit all skin tones.

2. The nail paint dries quickly to a matte finish that stays for 4-5 days.

3. The purple shimmer is very subtle and fine. It doesn’t let the shade look too dull and matte.

4. Single coat gives opaque color.

5. Single coat stays on well without chipping for 3-4 days.

6. Gives a very sophisticated, modern look to the hands.

The NOT-SO-GOOD aboutΒ Avon matte nail enamel ‘Inky Blue’ :

1. A little streaky if not applied properly.

2. The perfect matte finish lasts for about 3-4 days after which it starts appearing like any normal nail paint- not glossy but not very matte either.

Single coat after 4 days –


Avon matte nail enamel 'Inky Blue'
Avon matte nail enamel 'Inky Blue'

Overall Verdict : The shade is quite a unique lovely ink blue with purplish shimmer that dries to a matte finish seconds after applying. The matte finish lasts for 3-4 days after which it starts to look a little dull. Does not chip for 4-5 days when applied in double coat. The brush is quite good but it may apply a little bit streaky if used carefully. Gives opaque shade in single coat. Will recommend this shade to everyone!

Rating: 4/5

Have you tried the Avon matte nail paints? Share your comments by replying below.


    1. I like it too..its the first time I tried a blue nail paint :hugright: Which one did u pick from the neon ones? I picked Coral Beat..the orangy one!

  1. I made full use of the promo offer and picked up Electric green, Coral beat, Inky blue, Red velvet πŸ™‚
    This was my first avon purchase and liking it πŸ™‚

    1. Lol..I picked all the ones u’ve mentioned except Electric green πŸ™‚ Avon nail paints are awesome! Try the Simply pretty lipsticks also..they are great value for money!

  2. WOW!!! Love the shade..I too have seen the shades in the catalogue and loved them..unfortunately I dont have long nails but my sis is planning to get them πŸ™‚
    The color looks amazing on you πŸ™‚

    1. It totally is! Do get it soon..its there on offer in next month’s catalog also if u haven’t already bought it πŸ˜€

  3. I’m not a big fan of matte nailpaint. I prefer them glossy , rather suoer glossy. But this one is making me think aout it again. It looks simply gorgeous on you

  4. I am getting my order on Monday…I ordered most of the neon nail polishes, and the grey matte one, let’s see how they turn out. Love your lovely long nails!

    1. Thank you Sabrina πŸ™‚ I ordered Coral beat from the neon shades..haven’t tried it yet. I wanted to try the grey one but wasn’t sure how it wud turn out so skipped it πŸ™‚

  5. nice shade gurl..but me hoprding too much of nail paints πŸ˜› so cant even think of getting any πŸ™ .. but me ordered AVON- little white dress perfume along with its skin softer creme..lets see πŸ™‚

    1. πŸ˜€ You’ll love LWD..its so soft and feminine. I just picked up LBD and its a little spicier but nice πŸ™‚

  6. Ankita, When I first this pic, in the facebook, I left all my work πŸ˜€ and then zoomed the pic and started staring at the pic, the color is sooooo unique and so classy, I couldnt stop staring you know !!!! Lovely shade.

    1. :-)) The color is beautiful Taps..I don’t really like blue and green nail paints but I loved this shade! Its on offer next month also so do get it! And that was only coat I was wearing..how awesome is the pigmentation!

  7. I dont know any Avon representative :-(( so cant buy, me saw a similar shade in colorbar nail paints though, not exact of course !

      1. Me stay at Kolkata dear, you in mumbai na?? Me used to stay earlier in Malad west Mumbai, not now lekin ! πŸ™

        1. You used to stay in Mumbai? Nice! Too bad you’ve shifted now, otherwise u cud hv joined us in out IMBB Mumbai meet!!
          Don’t worry you’ll find an Avon rep soon πŸ™‚ I’ll ask someone I know if they know any Avon reps in Kolkata!

  8. I love how experimental you are!!! Ive noticed you don’t shy away from colour, be it lippies., shadow, blush… I remember looking at one of your red lips looks and thinking thank god, here’s someone whose not just wearing pink! I don’t think I would wear this colour except on my toe nails (duh, i only wear nail colour on my toes anyway) but you rock it!

    1. Thanks Shai πŸ™‚ I really appreciate that.

      I’ll be putting up review of another shade from this range called ‘Red Velvet’..beautiful burgundy red shade! You’ll find that more wearable I think πŸ˜€

    1. Hi Priyanka, you need to order these through a representative, these are not available online. You can locate a rep by going to the Avon india website -http://www.in.avon.com/PRSuite/home_page.page

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