I tried these lipsticks because I heard a lot of positive things about them. However, for me, these lipsticks were mediocre. My major complaint is that they did not seem to be very matte. After applying the product and allowing it to settle on the lip, the lipstick still had a sheen to it (which is something I do not expect matte lipsticks to have). However, one positive aspect of these lipsticks is that they are creamy and feel almost moisturizing on the lips.