Melt Cosmetics Miss Argentina Ultra Matte Lipstick is a brighter, medium red with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff in a single layer, though achieving a single layer was nearly impossible to do as the product was so firm and stiff to work with that I had to use shorter, more overlapping motions as it did not move in a fluid stroke.
It felt clingy and emphasized any natural lip texture/lip lines. The color stayed on like glue–still was going strong after six hours of wear and left a very strong stain behind–but was extremely drying.
Ghost with the Most
Melt Cosmetics Ghost with the Most Ultra Matte Lipstick is a medium-dark olive green with muted, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which did not build up from the bullet. The texture was incredibly firm and stiff, so it dragged painfully across my lips and clung to any imperfections on my lips.
When I tried to layer it or use shorter, more overlapping strokes for application, it just thickened unevenly in places and pulled color from other places, which resulted in a worse-looking application. It separated along my lip lines, which worsened over the six hours it stayed on for. The formula was incredibly drying and uncomfortable to wear.
Melt Cosmetics Calypso Ultra Matte Lipstick is a deep, pinky-berry base with cooler, iridescent violet pearl that gave it more of a satin finish. It was terribly stiff to work with to the point where it was both painful to use–a lot of tugging but also the lipstick would stick, lift, and then thicken on itself–and looked the part.
It had zero forgiveness to imperfections (and I did exfoliate prior!), felt clingy, and was very drying over time. It had semi-opaque color coverage that wore like iron with well-over six hours of wear and an intense, pinky-red stain left behind.