Goddamn it took me forever to make up my mind about this shade. Couldn't find a decent swatch of the thing anywhere and just gave up and bought it blind, basically. Then I was all like shit, it's going to be a Riri Bad Girl dupe, isn't it? But it turns out that Pander Me falls right in the middle of my modest nudie collection, and that is a relief. (However I do long to beat the fool who was snapchatting and sucking on coconut water when they decided on that fucking name. And I mean beat them with a bag of to's made of some sort of heavy radioactive alloy).
You can see Pander Me's real-life affinity with actual terracotta in the above right pic, a shade which is paler than many imagine. It is not a pink and only reads remotely that way in cool shade, really. Compare it to MAC Mehr and you'll see they're not in the same family. Don't think you're getting into orange, either, a lá MAC Chili- it's a long way short of that sort of warmth. I just can't bring myself to call it peach for some reason. It's pretty... toasty, more than anything.
Sun-bleached toasty terracotta.
Your actual lips will probably be the deciding factor as to bueno v no bueno. Mine are dark, which is a great base for reds but makes paler product a gamble, especially ones (like this) that wander away from the range of natural lip shades. Pander Me flirts with inadequacy when it comes to coverage on someone like me in that there is a bit of central lippage peeping through in the initial application; this tends to even out a bit with wear and warming up but I don't experience this deficit with Nars Velvet Matte neutrals like Walkyrie or Dolce Vita.
The colour payoff is good and the texture is fine- a medium (rather than hardcore) matte that will move around enough to facilitate application and some comfort. It does dry down to a suede finish and is not for fucked up lips; if you're suffering chapping or patchiness, Pander Me won't exactly pander to you. Once it's settled it will make a rough mouth look like 100 miles of thirsty hell so if that's you, engage balm or just avoid altogether.
below left pic is indoor cool shade, below right is neutral indoor window light
I would suggest giving it a miss if you're a fellow cool, pink-toned, dark-lipped creature. Like many other harmless-looking neutrals, when this shade attacks a pale peep it is a rather horrific amplifier of facial blotchiness and ashiness, an effect that can be amped further by the wrong clothing choice.
To cut a long story short, Pander Me is best on warm, yellow-toned and neutral-pale girls, and possibly favours blondes, which means I'm shit out of luck.
I can't help but think people should be mixing their shit a bit more than they do. Some of my best lips are a three-shade combination.
above is warm direct sunlight, below is cooler outdoor shade