I was never a fan of the original Apocalips range but I love me a matte lip colour so how I missed this launch I have no idea but once I spotted them online I had to order the deepest, plummy, most autumnal shade, Meteoric Matte. I wasn’t a lover of the thicker lacquer version of these because they were messy, so easily smudged and they bled like nobody’s business but I liked the general idea. An opaque liquid lipstick with a very nice applicator in a good variety of colours so when I saw that there was a not so goopy version I had high hopes. I’m not saying I don’t like them but my expectations weren’t entirely met either. When something claims to be matte I expect it to be but this never really set on my lips, it was always a little moist which is not a huge deal and for some will be massively appealing as it didn’t feel drying at all.
This is more like a traditional lipstick in finish so in fairness it’s a heck of a lot more matte than the super shiny ones but it’s not what I consider to be a matte lip product so much as I do like it and I will wear it I wanted to be clear on that for anyone who wouldn’t for those reasons. One massive improvement is the bleeding issue, I found this to be much better in that department so it’s definitely a product I’d recommend.. with just the one ‘but’
If any of you have tried this and found it to actually BE matte I’d love to hear from you!