MAC Esspresso Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour ($21.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a dark brown with cool undertones and a matte finish. It ha good color payoff--almost opaque in one layer--that spread evenly across the lips for smooth coverage. It dried down to a totally flat, matte finish that was fairly smooth but there was a bit of color separation at the center of my bottom lip (my deepest lip line). It lasted for seven hours, faded evenly, and was drying over time.