This formula is a hybrid between a pigmented lip gloss and a liquid lipstick. The finish of these is definitely not matte as the description suggests. They start off as a glossy finish but eventually dry down to more of a satin/natural finish on the lips. For me, they lasted about 4 hours before I was required to touch up (however I was wearing a fairly low-maintenance shade). I own the shades stripped and bound. Stripped is a beautiful beige nude with a hint of pink and bound is a mauve shade (very similar to Anna in the audacious line) neither were patchy, in fact they were both extremely pigmented, smooth and easy to apply. I highly recommend this formula if you have dry lips; it's hydrating and doesn't settle into fine lines as much as a traditional lipstick might.