The matte lip cream is a mix of lipstick and a lip gloss. It goes on silky smooth but dries to a matte finish. It also provides a moisturizing like a lip balm. The Copenhagen color is a dark burgundy color and goes on smoothly. It does shows flakes on my skin so I used a lip balm and an exfoliant prior to using. The color lasted but it didn't hold up after a meal. It is very well priced, so I will definitely get again.