I just found the only liquid lipstick that doesn’t dry out my lips. Surprisingly, it is Indonesian product and it is very affordable. Owned by PT Garland Cantik Indonesia, Dear Me is relatively a new brand. It is currently only sold online and one of its official seller is Sociolla. For all I know, Dear Me has only lip cream as its product. Dear Me itself explains that only 5% of their research results are finally launched because they only want to provide the best product. Have you tried it?
The box is very artsy for me. It has lips pattern with polkadots as a background in one side. Another side has black and white stripes. It is cute, but maybe for some, it might be too loud. The packaging itself is very cute but bulky. It has polkadot pattern on the cap. The tube looks expensive. It is made from plastic but it looks like it is made from glass. I love the small doe foot applicator. It can draw the edges of my lips precisely.
For its good quality, this is such an affordable lip cream. It costs only 89.900 IDR. You can only get this lip cream only. It is officially sold in Sociolla and Shopee.
Dear Me has 8 shades. All of them have warm undertones. Just like the brand, the names of the shades also precedes with Dear. The lightest shades are Dear Julie and Dear Leya. Dear Julie is light-medium mauve, while Dear Leya is light-medium peach. I currently only have Dear Julie, but I think other colors, except Dear Leya and Dear Anna, are deep shade.
Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Isododecane, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Talc, Kaolin, Silica, Dimethyl Silylate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cera Alba, Flavour, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Phenoxyethanol, Bisabolol, Decylene Glicol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Propylene Carbonate
May contain: Cl 12085, Cl 12490, Cl 45850:1, Cl 15985, Cl 17200, Cl 19140:1, Cl 45410:1, Cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499, Cl 77891
It smells like chocolate mint ice cream. You would be familiar with the smell If you have tried Lush Mask of Magnaminty. The scent is almost similar. However, the smell doesn’t linger in your lips. It will go away the seconds you apply them.
The texture of this liquid lipstick is thick, but is is fluid enough to disperse easily. It doesn’t clump off in my lips. Its also doesn’t dry down quickly so I don’t have to work very fast. Even it is liquid lipstick, I feels like I am wearing traditional lipstick, which is more comfortable and weightless. Liquid lipstick usually dries out my lips, some even sucking out life out of my lips. Dear Me also doesn’t emphasize lip lines and dry patch. I can apply them comfortable even when my lips are chappy. However, Dear Me is not transfer-resistant.
It is actually last long as long as you don’t eat anything all day. It lasts more than 8 hours on me if I only drink. Once you eat, the color will disappear gradually from your lips. Yet, I like how it disappear. I hate those liquid lipsticks that made crusty inner lips as it disappers. Luckily, it does not do that. It can also reapply without removing the first application.
Here I compare Dear Me Matte Lip Creame in shade Dear Julie with other liquid lipsticks with similar shade. Pixy Lip Cream in shade 01 Chic Rose is deeper and the texture is more liquidy, Dissy Lip Matte in shade 01 Nilla is just a hair deeper, while The Balm in shade Sincere is a pretty close dupe to Pixy one.
I give this Dear Matte Lip Creame 4.5 out of 5 because it does not dry out my lips. I don’t give it 5 because the color is gone easily after a meal. It would be so much better if it is long-lasting. However, after all, it is one of the best liquid lipstick in the market, not just in Indonesia, in my opinion.