I bought one of these purely out of curiosity, I didn’t understand how something could be both matte and glossy so I had to see for myself. I bought Cherry Crop, it was entirely glossy, a gorgeous colour, very opaque but it bled horribly. Not impressed and seriously.. where was the matte factor? I just didn’t get it. I was then sent a press sample of Fuchsia Flare which is completely different. I HATE this about lip products. The more brands I try the more I come to realise that this is what sets high end apart from drugstore is consistency. For the most part I don’t think you need to spend much when it comes to lipstick as there are so many value brands that produce great products but the difference is once you’ve found a formula you love it wont necessarily be the same every time.. YSL Glossy Stains are a great example of this and one of the only high end products I’m willing to buy – because I KNOW they will be good, EVERY time.
Anyway, moving on from the tangeant I can see something in Fuchsia Flare that suggests matte.. not matte in it’s purest form but it’s more or a creamy consistency, more like a liquid lipstick than a gloss. It still has a shiny finish once it melts on the lips but I can see SOMETHING to the matte/gloss claim.. it’s the opacity, it has to be.. Cherry Crop by comparison is a little translucent so although I prefer the colour the formula just isn’t quite up to snuff.
The applicator is one of the best for a liquid lip product, easy to control, holds the right amount of product and the pointed tip allows you to draw a nice, precise shape.. so much love for L’Oreals doe foot! I’d consider trying more of thse but Cherry Crop bled so badly (I looked like the Joker after a couple of hours) and they both stained my lips so I’ll need to see more reviews before I take the plunge.