When I think metallic lips, I expect chunky, glittery and maybe even a little uncomfortable but this was none of the above! This product has super super fine shimmer in it, so you definitely don't need to worry about chunky glitter on your lips. It applies SOO smoothly (way more moisturising and smooth than any other liquid to matte product) and smells incredible. At first, I thought application would be a little tricky because the product feels so smooth that it seems to glide around and feel slippery but I actually found that I have time with this to perfect the edges and shape before the product dries down completely, which I love. I would say this takes a little longer than some other liquid mattes to dry down completely (I'd allow 1-2 minutes), but once it has dried it is definitely transfer proof and not drying whatsoever.
I have had a chance to play around with this a few times and I've found that my favourite way to wear it is paired with a lipliner and focused in the centre of the lips. I find this makes for a much more wearable look and I'd definitely suggest trying it out this way if you're a bit nervous about the whole metallic trend.
The only reason I haven't given this a full 5 stars is because I find it a little tricky to apply alone and get a completely opaque finish without multiple coats. I suspect this is mainly due to the metallic pigment in the product. That being said, the consistency and drying time does allow for multiple coats without becoming too chunky or dry like regular liquid mattes tend to so I do think you can still work up to a completely opaque, even look. All in all, I was pleasantly surprised by this and will definitely continue to use it when I feel like going for a more exciting lip!