Oy. Where do I start. I was SOOOO excited when I saw these at Walgreens the other night! I thought to myself....could these possibly be little cheapo dupes for my beloved NARS Velvet Mattes?! (For the record, my favorite NARS Velvet Matte shade is "Red Square".) Obviously they weren't going to be as amazing quality and pigment-wise, but I thought they might be an affordable alternative to the NARS version if anyone was curious about trying out the velvet matte lip trend. The crazy thing is, wet n wild has some of the most incredible matte lipsticks I have ever found at the drugstore. They're called MegaLast Lipsticks. Great pigment, long wearing, truly matte finish, not too drying (hey, it's cheap lipstick, what can we really expect here?!) They are so so so good and there are a TON of colors! My faves are Cherry Bomb, Spiked with Rum, Purty Persimmon, In the Flesh, and 24 Carrot Gold. For under $3 a pop, you can swoop up as many as your heart desires. Here's a shade chart for the wet n wild Mega Last Lip Colors in case you're interested.
Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm sticks. So much better than these little pieces of shit. I'll show you swatches of the 4 I bought below. Hang onto your seats, ladies and germs. Things are about to get u-g-l-y.
Here are the shade names of the 4 I nabbed.