Overall, Mattene is impressive in its range of hues and shades (dirty corals to vibrant reds to deep berries) coupled with a deliciously smooth texture. One of my reasons for not owning many matte shades is due to the fact that they tend to be incredibly dry and without some sort of gloss, look quite awful on my lips. While I really am a gloss girl, so I doubt I’ll be sporting any of the true mattes (didn’t you know, half are semi-matte!) sans gloss, just because that’s a personal preference. Now, for those that love a great matte lip, look no further, Mattene lipsticks are the answer to that quest! You’ll find at least one color, if not a handful (armful?) that suits you beautifully. Remember, half are matte and the other half are semi-matte (you’ll see it noted in each individual product review); even the semi-mattes are incredibly close to being classified as a matte, so don’t let that put you off! My personal favorites were Seriously Rich, Immodest, Classic Dame, and Rapturous (bold colors I love, but how rarely I wear them!).
Keep reading for a detailed review, and don’t forget to view Temptalia’s swatches of all 16 new Mattene lipsticks here.