Every now and then, I do check and try out some indie beauty brands that I am not quite familiar with. Case in point- Mattese NYC. One fine day, my wandering feet led me to this perfume store in Waikele (Oahu, Hawaii) and found these makeups. Looking at the swatches, they aren’t bad so I picked up a few eye makeups and lip glosses.

And so I googled and ogled. This brand has a cult following in New York, simply because you can only find it in Ricky’s NYC- an edgy all-in-one beauty store located in NYC. New York City that is. And how on earth it landed in Hawai’i shores? I seriously don’t know but one thing I can bet on, it has remarkable color pay-off. 

I forgot to take pictures when they were sealed. I was so excited
to try them out that’s why you see the pigments on top of the sifter.

In .05 oz  net wt. (1.5g)

Aww, one of the shades is named FABULOUS!

Impressive. Swatches in one Swipe only!
L-R: Virgin, Fabulous, Glitzzy, Cosmos, Abyss

Shades                            How they appear to me

Virgin                               White, shimmery

Fabulous                          Olive or army green, shimmery

Glitzy                               Gold, shimmery

Cosmos                           Taupe, shimmery

Abyss                              Dark blue, matte

The lip gloss is pigmented without annoying waxy scent or and tacky feel to it. It can be worn alone or under lipstick. 

Packaging looks surprisingly upscale

In 0.14 oz net. wt (3.95 g)

Swatches in one swipe.
L-R: 8354, 9005 (sigh, no names!)

Shades                 How they appear to me

8354                    Pink rose

9005                    Mauve

And here are photos of me wearing them:

Glitzzy (gold) on lids
Fabulous (olive green) on crease,
Virgin (white) on brow bone
8354 (pink rose) on lips
Ain’t bad for everyday makeup

Cosmos (mauve) on lids
Abyss (dark blue) on crease
Virgin (white) on brow bone
9005 (mauve) on lips

Colors are buildable!

Though I haven’t tried to order online, here’s the link to Ricky’s NYC website- click here.

On to my Kissmark Analysis:

Eye makeup: Affordable and good color pay-off.

Lip gloss: Affordable but limited shades when I bought them.

FTC: I purchased these.

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