I brought two of these lip creams because the colors looked so beautiful and they were. However, the smell and feel on the lips were just terrible. It smells fake and plastic and it feels like vinyl on the lips. Plus they look too matte. I know that it says matte in the name but they made my lips look really dry. Not for me
I was soooo excited to try this. So imagine my surprise when it came out of the tube and walked right into every line on my lips, looking a goopy mess, never dried or set, and worse, made my teeth look unbearably yellow [the hot pink color. Cool fuschias look great on me/with my teeth]. It is pigmented but not enough to go on in one opaque swipe - I never really got an even application of color, and although the formula smells delicious [yay! more chemicals/synthetics!], it is coming out of the tube GOOPY and clumpy and disgusting.
In short, a disappointment, and not an experiment I'll shell out good money repeating.
so moisturizing, smells great and very long-wearing!
I bought it in Antwerp and i love it! It is not drying at all compared to other MAC Matte Lipsticks. The pigmentation is beautiful, and it lasts a really really long time! Only wished it had more colour selection. After this, I am going to buy all their colours!
Bought this in monte carlo and love this matte red. Just drying, like most mattes are but applying a balm would resolve this.
This is a great alternative to matte lipsticks if you have dry, flaky lips like mine and don't always have the time to exfoliate in between applications. It's more moisturizing and doesn't dry out my lips as fast. The creamy, but not gloppy, formula is well pigmented and easier to apply than lipsticks since there is no tugging on the lips, which can cause more flaking. I would wear this over a thin layer of chapstick or balm that isn't too slippery to keep the matte finish but it lasts even longer with a coat of lipgloss over it. And it's dirt cheap. They should make more colors.
OOOH girl. This is so good. Good colors, great texture. OH THE TEXTURE. Sent from above.
I have this in Milan - picked it up on a fancy thrill - lovely creamy application that lasts for more than 4 hrs for now & thru 2 drinks (1 warm) & 1 snack. there is around 50% left - not bad i would say.
it does get a little dry after a while - good to use lip balm over or under this -the colour stays put long enough for me - i like it as its easy to apply & it stays relatively long for a person who HATES to reapply makeup during the day.
there is a Vanilla frag which is ok for me - at least its not a granny's makeup smell.
It's a good idea to have lip creams that give a matte finish and has a soft texture. In execution, the formula leaves much to be desired. Although they do have an airy light texture and a velvety matte finish, the product does not cling to the lips at all. The product is hard to control and goes everywhere. It does dry down eventually but the lasting power is sub-par. The applicator provided is not great but no applicator is much better given the formula. I've tried to use a lip brush but that just spreads the product too thin and still, it just slides and there is not precision to be had. The best way to do it is to get it onto the lips as best as one can with the provided applicator and spread around with fingers. This gives a natural, not too precise finish but it still takes time to make sure it doesn't look all over the place and messy.
I LOVE the way this feels on my lips. When they say it's a soft cream, they mean it. The pigmentation is great and it provides a matte finish without drying my lips out at all. The colour selection is quite nice as well, my only problem is the staying power. It doesn't last as long as I'd like but it isn't bad on wear time either. Even after its worn off quite a bit there's still a trace of the colour left without staining my lips. I don't have any problem with the smell. Overall a great product and I'll be sure to get more to add to my collection.