A look at my collection of Korres Guava lipsticks:
Left to right:
Natural Pink 13, Pink 17, Nude 34
When swatching them I realised they were very similar to the 3 MAC Mattene lipsticks I have from Fall'07...
The difference is that the Mattenes are truly matte and were heavily pigmented with 1 swipe, while the Korres lipsticks have a slight sheen and took 2 swipes to get to the same level.
Also the MAC Mattenes do have more product and cost less (around US$15) while Korres Guava lipsticks cost about US$22 for even less product.
Natural Pink 13
Slightly pricey considering the small quantity you get, but for someone like me that doesn't ever use up a tube of lipstick it won't matter. These are a better deal if you get them from sets - Korres puts out some excellent value for your money sets every now and then.
Highly pigmented, recommended for pigmented lips. I think Nude or Natural Pink would work well as a lip concealer for brighter colours on top. Only issue is that it does emphasize fine lines and dryness on lips so you do need to exfoliate or use lip balm before wearing these.
Super sophisticated and sleek, easy to carry around in a purse.
If you missed out on MAC Mattenes from 2007 I'd recommend these. The colours are a lot more wearable than the newer dark gothy Mattene lipsticks. Or if you're just bored of sheer lipsticks that don't show up the way they appear in the tube, these would be perfect for you. Just remember to moisturize lips before using and add a gloss on top if you like.
On another note, please check out my sale blog as I'm planning to move (hopefully) and need to cut down on some things. Feel free to email me with questions, whatever and I'll do my best to get back to you as soon as possible.