Oh boy, I'm so excited.
L-R: Addiction Cheek Sticks in Revenge and Amazing
These Addiction by Ayako Cheek Sticks have been all I wanted to use since I received them in the mail last week (thank you Momo-chan!). The nudge, or more accurately, shove off the Addiction cliff was due to The Driveller Kate and Glossed in Translation.
Revenge blended out and swatched
Addiction Cheek Sticks are basically NARS Multiples, but creamier, more blendable, and well, wait till you see it on lips. To use, simply dab a little on the cheeks and blend out with fingers. Apply as usual to lips. Revenge is, to put it crudely, a reddish coral shade.
Notice how dry those lips are
And how glowy and un-dry they've become
These Cheek Sticks make me want to cry, because while I am dramatic about makeup like that, I also think good makeup deserves a good bawling on. This is the only moisturizing matte lipstick I've ever worn, and it stays on until you decide you have to eat or drink. The only downside to them is they come in a limited shade range, and of the ones available it seems only three of them will show up on my skin.