It’s been a while since my last review, especially about makeup. Makeup was becoming stagnant for me and nothing catches my attention.
This lipstick was launched way back and I got my eyes on it since then. However, when they released the mini version, I know I had to get it. It made me excited again (though it still took me a while to make the review).
Lo and behold, Pat McGrath MatteTrance lipsticks mini.
What it is
A revolutionary lipstick so luxurious and richly pigmented, it drenches lips in a lightweight veil of opaque colour while delivering a mesmerizingly modern matte finish. Sensually creamy and brilliant in texture, this collection evokes the femme fatale siren with every application. Colour and finish so sinful, your pout will speak volumes without ever whispering a word.
(from Pat Mcgrath website)
At almost 5500 Php per full size bullet, getting the mini trio at less than 2000 Php was a steal. However, I still think it’s way too pricey for a lipstick (or any cosmetics for that matter).
It applies smoothly although the darkest shade feels a bit sandy upon re-application. I did not have that feeling on the lighter shades. No tugging noted upon first swipe.
Very opaque! With one swipe, you can see the color very vividly. I have colored lips and it was able to cover that with one swipe.
Here are the swatches
Shade: flesh 3
Surprisingly, my favorite shade is flesh 3. It is unique compared to the nude shades.
Applies smoothly and light on the lips. However, as mentioned, there was a sandy feel with flesh 3 after I reapplied after eating. The sandy feeling was notable when you purse your lips.
For a bullet lipstick, this is long lasting. When I ate something oily for lunch, only the inside was removed.
However as seen on the photo, the pigment faded hence my colored lips is now visible.
Would I recommend it? If you’re a lipstick lover/collector and/or you have a budget, go ahead. However this isn’t something I’ll rave about. Despite having a good formula, I think there are more affordable alternatives to this one.
Above is swatches of dupes that I have in my collection.
Happyskin x lovemarie mini trio could pass as a dupe. However, I’m not sure if that whole collection is still available.
More posts soon, I promise.