Pat McGrath Forbidden Love MatteTrance Lipstick ($38.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark red with cool undertones and a satin finish. The lipstick was richly pigmented and had a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that felt velvety and denser but not thick or heavy on my lips. The color was still going strong after seven hours of wear, and it left a stain behind. The formula felt lightly moisturizing while worn. It performed consistently with the regularly-packaged version but was a touch more pigmented (went from 9.5 to 10/10 on pigmentation).
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
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.