Bice but not HG

I\’ve had an obsession with Matte Liquid Lipsticks for the past year and half. Perfect timing considering every brand is launching their own Matte Liquid Lipstick. I\’ve tested from high end all the way down to indie brands, at least 30 different brands. NARS does exceptionally well where many brands fall short: thin formula that lays very pigmented color with one swipe, long lasting, doesn\’t dry out my lips horribly, very comfortable to wear, sets quickly leaving lips feeling soft, the applicator is perfect with a pointed tip for crisp edges. I tested two nude-like shades and they didn\’t require additionally layering. However, for as many pros these had, I still ended up returning them. My lips aren\’t wrinkly by any means but these settled in almost every line. The effect was worse as time went on despite the fact that they didn\’t feel drying. For the price point, I couldn\’t justify trying to make it work when many other cheaper brands do it just fine. In addition, the colors I had chosen were easily dupable.