I want to start out by saying I love most of the revlon matte lipsticks. They are incredible value for money. Super creamy and leave my lips matte but not dry.
The same was for this lipstick, it glides on my lips without drying them out and has a great wear time because of it's matte finish. However, because of the incredibly dark color it did not sit well on my lips.
It settles into lines and catches dry skin like no other. Even after exfoliating my lips and applying lip balm (Burts bees original, EOS sweetmint, vaseline, and babylips were all tried) it still didn't sit right.
Then I moved on to trying it with some different lip liners. Lip liners helped tremendously but did not fix the problem. It still sunk into lines on my lips and didn't apply evenly.
It does make a beautiful stain or a nice deep mauve-y color when dabbed on the lips over a lip balm but it just doesn't work on me when I want that full on mulberry wine color.
If you can get the color to work on you, it's gorgeous. I'm fairly pale right now, (NC15) with blonde hair and brown eyes, and I love it on me. I love a little black liner on the uperlashline, tons of mascara, and this lipstick. If it would only apply evenly!
My verdict is that the revlon matte lipstick are great in the lighter colors, but it just isn't moisturizing enough to not accentuate lines in this deep wine color. It can definitely be worn on really smooth moisturized lips, and lip liner helps a lot. But you can't build it up to it's full intensity without it looking uneven, sinking into lines, or catching on dry skin.
If you would rather work a little to make this lipstick work than spend a lot more on a department store lipstick then I would say go for it. However if you're someone like me who will be sporting this shade a lot, I would say splurge on something that is going to be easier to work with.