Yes to finding another Matte Lipstick that rocks! Puckerd Cosmetics sent me their Liquid Matte Lipstick (Mulbery) as well as the Hydra Gloss (Afterglow). The gloss reminded me of MAC's Lipglass without the intense shine. The shimmer was there better not over done which I wish it were a bit more dramatic. The shade Afterglow I used it a few times on top of the Mulberry for more effect. It blended well together and gave me that extra fabulous highlight on my lips. Unfortunately I can't find where I put it so please excuse the non photo of that product.
My absolute favorite is their Liquid Matte Lipstick it is awesome. The brush application is great to line the lips so smooth, the shade is gorgeous and the texture doesn't chap. The color stays and looks beautiful. I loved it so much I rocked it for every fashion week show I attended. I would love to try more shades from the brand especially another shade in the Hydrating Gloss.
Is it worth the splurge of $15, yes because you will probably rock it everyday like me. And for me that's worth buying!