I don’t think the trend towards matte lips is going away any time soon, which is good news for me since they have long been my favourite finish. I much prefer a matte, or nearly matte finish to a glossy look, and generally speaking I prefer the feel of them too.
The new Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipsticks promise huge amounts of pigment, a matte and velvety finish, while not sucking all the moisture out of your lips, a common problem with matte lipsticks.
The Matte Revolution Lipsticks range of shades (there are 9 I believe) are for the most part bold, offering high impact colour.
A word about the packaging, which I failed to capture in my photos. They feel heavy, expensive and high quality.
The shades I have are (L-R) Bad Blood, Stark Naked and Blackmail.
And swatched in the same order:
They are all just amazing. As promised the pigment is indeed heavy and the colours are amazing. Bad Blood is a true red, Stark Naked a nude shade that is opaque enough to cover my very pink lips, and Blackmail is the most amazing blackened berry shade.
Application on all is easy, they have that slight drag that you get with matte lip products, but they go on well with one swipe. They vary slightly in matte-ness, with Stark Naked being the most matte, and Bad Blood having a slight hint of a sheen.
I am wearing Stark Naked all the time, its incredibly wearable.
Bad Blood is amazing, and please excuse this photo, its sort of cringey-sultry-shouldhavebrushedmyhair-y.
I haven’t taken a photo of me wearing Blackmail because quite frankly it would put you off. Its sad, its my favourite colour, but it really doesn’t suit me at all, but if you can wear very dark lips, I would highly recommend.
I can’t think of anything there isn’t to love about these lipsticks, they apply really well, they last really well on my lips and I love the packaging. The price at £15.50 is reasonable. I think they feel like a much more expensive lipstick. I’m not saying they are cheap, but as I say it feels like a £20+ lipstick in all regards.
Available now from Urban Decay counters nationwide and the Urban Decay Website.
*Lipsticks received free of charge for review purposes.