Pat McGrath Flesh 5 is a very warm-toned, medium-dark plum with a satin finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $40.00 and contains 0.14 oz.
Pat McGrath Flesh 5 MatteTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep, reddened plum with warm undertones and a satin finish. It was intensely pigmented with smooth, opaque color coverage in a single layer. It applied evenly and never tugged or dragged on my lips. The texture was smooth, velvety, and thick without being heavy and didn't emphasize my lip lines. This shade stayed on well for seven hours and was lightly hydrating over time.
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MatteTrance™ is a richly pigmented lipstick with a sensually creamy, powerful pigment that evokes screen siren glamour with every application. Each shade is presented like a jewel in a black-lacquered couture case fashioned with a sensually surrealist golden lip that’s destined to be a cult-status collectable. Get entrancing color that satisfies with supreme hydration and opulent matte opacity. Flaunt this richly pigmented formulation, cloaking lips in a lightweight veil of rich color. It’s infused with optical diffusers that blur the appearance of imperfections, combined with a blend of polymers to provide flexibility and adherence. An advanced formulation of spherical particles ensure a creamy soft texture for the smoothest film of color. Each shade is enmeshed in a powder film combined with saturated pigment for lightweight opaque coverage. This lipstick lays down a high impact with a strong finish.