Many women are afraid of matte because they think it is high-maintenance, hard to wear and drying. Not so with this lip-cheek rouge, especially as the four shades were designed to be the colors of blush, very sweet, subtle and flattering. If you are wearing a bold or bright lip color then Oxymoron is the perfect wear to play back your cheek color without going completely bare. Looks great on all skin tones. Perfect alternative to lip gloss without being a full-coverage lipstick. Sheer sexy hint of red to give the lips that "just bitten" look. Lips look and feel healthy with super-moisturizing vitamin E.