4/20/2016Posted by Halifax @ Sparkled Beauty
It was a struggle in my head whether to get Smashbox Insta-matte lipstick transformer, until the latest Shoppers' bonus redemption :)
There are always other options - the "setting powder over a tissue" method, W7 Lip Legend matte top coat for lips (0.1oz, $7 on ebay) or Cargo matte top coat (0.1oz, $24). The choice is totally yours, depending on product availability and convenience!
Instruction: tap with finger over cream lipstick until a matte look is achieved. Not for use with lip glosses, lacquers or balms.
The quick and short verdict is it works the way it is intended to. I did not detect a scent, but it could easily affected by the scent of the lipstick it was put over. Also did not notice a change in colour or comfort.
Ingredients: Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Phenoxyethanol.
Pure Red lipstick in Blake's Red I showed you yesterday - on its own (left) and with Insta-matte on top (right). My cream lipstick stash is just doubled :)
Note the size of the tube: 0.34oz/ 10ml, quite a bit more product than in the 2 alternatives I mentioned above. The $26 price tag now sounds very reasonable.
I do recommend Insta-matte if you like the matte lips without sacrificing the comfortable wear.