Right. The Matte Me lippies come in typical no faffing packaging the brand is famous for. Sturdy, confident, and chunky. I like it. The doefoot applicator however, is a bit tricky to deal with. It's elongated and fairly slim, so while it does sweep on a good amount of colour, it's also a bit difficult to get clean, wobble-free edges. Go go gadget steady hand will have to be employed.
The formula is good. It's a true matte, transfer proof, and doesn't get all crumbly. That said, I did find a bit of variation between shades. Rioja Red applied flawlessly. Super pigmented and no streaking at all. Fandango Purple was fine, but just a tiny bit of streaking that needed touching up. Brink Pink on the hand, was difficult to get even and didn't layer well, so it wasn't easy to fix up patchy areas. But then, a bold colour is likely to be less forgiving ain't it?
Now, the hater camp say the formula is too dry. I found it was quite tight feeling, yes, but no more so than the average liquid to matte lipstick. And a bit of lip balm rubbed in beforehand helps. Oh, and applying as thin a layer as you can.
|Sleek matte me- Fandango Purple|
|Sleek matte me- Rioja Red|
|Sleek matte me- brink pink|
All things considered, I think the Matte Me lip creams are great for around five quid. Especially Rioja Red. You need that one.