@patmcgrathreal LUST: Mini MatteTrance Trio in Skin Show (Omi, 1995, Flesh 3) | LE | $25 for 0.12oz (0.04oz each) @ Sephora
price per gram: ~$6.94 (regular MatteTrance Lipsticks are $9.50 per gram)
Since the brighter mini set was just released on Sephora's website, ("Colour Blitz" with Obsessed!, Full Panic and Elson,) I thought I'd finally show swatches of the nude "Skin Show" set. It is OOS currently, so if interested, I'd recommend an email alert.
These minis are tiny adorable versions of the matte PMG lippies. If you have a lipstick collection like mine, you probably never use up a full-size anyway, so this is a great ($45 value!!) way to try out a few shades at once for less than the price of one full-size ($38). As with all minis, I've been ultra careful not to twist the product up too high, and so far, they've held up well without snapping. The packaging does feel lighter/cheaper than a full-size PMG, but that's not really a surprise.
Now onto the shades!
"Omi" is a dark, muted rosy pink... and I'm sure it'll shock exactly no one that it's my favorite. Thankfully it's different than my other favorite mauve pinks as it pulls more taupe. Basically MUFE's C211 with more brown in it.
"1995" is a more neutral nude. Somehow similar to Omi, while being distinct: warmer and slightly lighter, but also more peachy. It does still have some gray-pink pull like Omi, but if Omi is taupe leaning, I'd say 1995 leans more beige.
"Flesh 3" is a dark, muted brown rose. It's a wearable red that has the same slight gray lean of the other two, but with enough brownish plum to make it perfect for autumn!
They are all unreal levels of comfortable pigment in one swipe (without any pulling)! And they all have what I'd label a "comfort-matte" or slight satin finish that lasts and wears well throughout the day. Pat McGrath's mattes feel how they look in close-ups, if that makes sense to anyone else... almost like a luxurious fabric moving across your lips. There's no formula I can compare them to, and I cannot recommend them enough! - 12 hours ago