Melt Cosmetics Monarca is a moderately warm-toned, medium orange with a matte finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $19.00 and contains 0.11 oz.
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Melt Cosmetics Monarca Liquid Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a bright, medium orange with warm undertones and a flat, matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation after it had dried down, which was a real surprise as it looked like an atrocity when initially applied. I pressed my lips together gently as it was drying down to try and even out the initial application, which was splotchy, and that actually seemed to work decently.
The texture was extremely thin and watery, so it just slid around and was difficult to apply precisely or evenly. The dry down was longer than the average liquid lipstick, but it did dry down to a transfer-proof finish. It was clingy, emphasized my lip texture, and fairly drying formula, so it was not something pleasant to apply or to wear. The color wore well for five hours.
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