I was eyeing on the Sleek Matte me Dupes. These are the Incolor Matte me Lip Creams. I got them from Amazon. These are available in numerous shades, I got hold of three bright shades. Lets begin.
These are packed in cuboid tube lip gloss like packaging. The cap is screw secured and black in color with brand name engraved on it. While the rest of the tube is left transparent to let you peep into the color. It’s very helpful when you own so many lip creams and glosses in your vanity.
The applicator is a winner to me, as it is very sleek and slim. Lining the lips first and then filling the color in is quite easy. My thin lips can be lined with the slim tip. It also controls the quantity of lip cream on the applicator, which doesn’t let the lips smear with color.
Texture To begin with these are matte, but the texture and finish? Not happening. When I apply on my scrubbed clean lips, they apply streaky and patchy. When applied on moisturized lips, they perform better. The appearance and finish is a bit tricky with this one, unlike the Miss Claire ones. For me the texture matters a lot, my lips should feel comfortable and I should feel confident. With this, I have to constantly keep a check whether it has worn off patchily or appearing streaky.
Pigmentation and Staying Power
Even if the texture has disappointed me, the pigmentation has tried to mend my heart. The colors show up quite well on my lips. They stay well until you have a meal or a drink with a straw. Yes it transfers and wears off unevenly. Which is a big turn off. I have one meal with a spoon and half the color is off from the center of my lips.
Removing the lip cream is very difficult, lips almost die. Use coconut oil to get rid of it.
Wand applicator for easy application
Easily available, both online and offline.
Most of the shades are excessively matte, thus feel drying on my lips.
Tends to highlight dry patches and fine lines.
Costly on Amazon
Being true mattes,they do not bleed or feather. Incolor Lip creams are completely transfer-proof but accentuate fine lip lines and cling to dry patches. In case you have dry flaky lips, I recommend overnight hydration with good lip balm followed by morning exfoliation with tooth brush for more even, smooth application.
All the shades last for up to 6-8 hours on my lips. With meals, I tend to lose color from the centre of my lips which looks unsightly. I prefer taking out these lip creams with an oil based makeup remover as oil breaks down matte formula and nourishes lips along with.
Incolor Matte Me Ultra Smooth Matte Lip Cream 401 is bright fuchsia pink that will suit fair to medium skin tones.
Incolor Matte Me Ultra Smooth Matte Lip Cream 415 is my favorite neutral pink shade that looks good on fair to medium skin tones. An ideal shade to be paired up with smokey eyes or bold kohled eyes.
VERDICT: Incolor Matte Me Ultra Smooth Matte Lip Cream is great affordable matte lip creams for beauties on budget. Shade range and stay is quite impressive. Packaging too is pretty decent for the price. But beauties with dry lips can find the texture too drying for regular wear. Formula applies creamy and gives intense color pay off but accentuates fine lip lines. You can pick 2-3 shades from this collection if you don’t have dry flaky lips.
Rating ~ 4/5