The packaging is simple but chic, but the applicator is a little odd. It has the texture of a rather stiff, scratchy doefoot, but in the shape of a rectangular kind of paddle. The stiffness of the wand coupled with a thick and fast drying formula means you don't get any of that sensual smooth gliding. It definitely takes a quick hand and a little effort to apply well, but at least the rectangular shape gives you clean edges. Silver linings.
So let's talk formula. While it is indeed fast drying, the finished texture is fine. It is very matte and transfer proof and would definitely benefit from lip balm prior to application, but there's no cracking or crumbling and it's not Sahara desert drying. It's good. Not the most comfortable, but definitely not the most drying.
|H&M velvet lip cream- screen siren|