I've been waiting for this launch ever since Rihanna collaborated with MAC Cosmetics back in 2014. Ahoy, ladies and gentlemen, Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick collection is finally here and I am more than ready to talk about it! Let's get down to the nitty-gritty, shall we?
Claims: long-wearing/ petal-soft matte finish/ light as air/ no bleeding or feathering/ colour-intense/ flatters all skin tones
Colours: currently there are 14 shades available, ranging all the way from nude to navy.
Price: 18 USD (95 AED in the UAE) for 1.7g/ 0.06 oz (comparison: MAC lipstick is 18.50 USD for 3g/ 0.1 oz).
Packaging: unlike your classic lipstick, Mattemoiselle comes in a very slim, pale rose gold tube. Although it looks like metal, this is a plastic packaging, so it feels extremely weightless when you hold it. The closure is quite good, with cap sitting tight on the base. As you can see from my cover image, these guys have a rounded/slanted tip with Fenty Beauty logo on it. Given the fact that this is a very dainty lipstick, it is also quite fragile and I would recommend twisting it up/pressing onto your lips with care.
Formula: although all shades are supposed to have the same formula, from my experience with 10 of these - I have to say that they don't feel/apply the same. Certain colours are a bit dry/powdery (similar to MAC's Retro Matte), while others are quite smooth and creamy (similar to MAC's Satin). One thing I have to add though - they all feel quite lightweight on the lips, having a bit of transfer. This formula has no scent or taste. Most of the shades I have been testing had a foolproof and opaque coverage, while some needed at least two layers to get there. Fenty Beauty is cruelty-, parabens-, sulfates-, phthalates-free.
Application: now, this is when I have to confess that as much as I