Vibrant pops and sensual sun-kissed modern matte hues for lips and cheeks. Used dry it delivers a burst of high-impact color; used wet, color melts into skin with an imperceptibly smooth, sheer finish.
Price: $39 for 0.26
How it fared:
There are 7 new shades released as part of the Matte range. All the shades are permanent and can be used as lip or cheek products either wet or dry.
Anguilla (Ginger Pink), Exumas (Pink Apricot), Siam (Poppy red), Laos (Rose Coral), Altai (Rose Bronze), Vientiane (Copper bronze), Cappadoce (Golden Bronze)
Siam is described as Poppy red with slight staining effect. It is a very hard to miss shade and the brightest among the newly launched shades. The pigmentation is excellent which to say the least is an understatement. On fairer skin tones the shade can be a bit difficult to work with as the faintest touch renders a pop of color. The multiple is easier to apply and blend with fingers than using brushes. The texture is smooth and very easy to blend. When used wet the color concentration is diluted which might be the best way to go with lighter skin tones. The shade stayed on me for for 8+ hours without fading as a cheek stain.
The matte formula is creamy, easy to blend and the modern matte finish looked quite natural. These are true as long as the multiple is used as a cheek product. As a lip product, it is a whole different story atleast for me. On my naturally dry lips, the multiple is even drier. Though it applies more like a stain than a creamy lipstick and the color payoff is excellent but it leaves my lips dry. At any rate it the creaminess to the formula does not translate when used as a lip product.
Overall Verdict: As a cheek product I absolutely love the formula, texture, finish and the shade. As a lip product not so much. If multiples lean more as a cheek product for you, this is great. But if you insist on multiple being what it is supposed to be NARS Siam may not score that high.