REVIEW & SWATCHES: Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick8:59 AM
Oh goodness gracious, Urban Decay has a brand new lipstick line out for the Summer and it's going to go strong through the Fall as well! Introducing Matte Revolution which is a collection of 9 shades (plus 2 more exclusive to urbandecay.com and UD boutiques) full of bold, creamy opacity.
More than calling these straight-up mattes, I see the Matte Revolutions as being a sister to the original Revolution lipstick since most of them don't have that uncomfortable dry feeling typically associated with matte products but it certainly has all of the extreme pigment you'd expect.
Each lipstick bullet comes housed in the same faceted tube as Revolution but this time in seriously sexy black housing with metallic purple popping out once opened. I'm personally a big fan of the flat end since it makes applying a crisp lipstick edge more intuitive.
Matte Blackmail / Matte Bad Blood / Matte Tilt
MATTE BLACKMAIL - Goth girl blackberry
This one is tricky to get even coverage on since it has more slip than other shades.
MATTE BAD BLOOD - Bold, deep red
Bad Blood is more of a typical "matte" with drag during application. Very opaque.
MATTE TILT - Neon, deep canteloupe
This one is bright! Definitely more tangerine than coral and not for the faint of heart.
Matte Temper / Matte After Dark / Matte Menace
MATTE TEMPER - Deep tomato-coral
Definitely has an orange tint and you guys know I love me a good coral. Obsessed!
MATTE AFTER DARK - Deep berry
I'm liking the 90's look this one gives. It's a very fall color especially if you blot off any shine.
MATTE MENACE - Neon fuchsia pink
Very neon, and the formula is more matte with drag during application.
Matte Bittersweet / Matte 1993 / Matte Stark Naked
MATTE BITTERSWEET - creamy pinky-lilac
Very plush feel and the pastel color isn't typical but is so pretty and bold
MATTE 1993 - creamy, medium tan
Aptly named, this one is SO 90's and really gives that throwback feel.
MATTE STARK NAKED - creamy, warm nude
One of the most flattering nudes I've tried! Really love this one.
Overall, I am very satisfied with the entire Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick lineup. Other than Blackmail, I didn't experience any patchiness and most of the shades felt surprisingly creamy on the lips like the original Revolution lipsticks. The darker shades do leave a stain behind on the lips and I'd definitely recommend using a lip brush when applying them but I'm not even sure I'd call some of these matte since they are so creamy and do have a bit of shine to them. Regardless, they are an awesome lipstick line and already in my regular rotation.
Some of my favorites include tomatoey Temper, neon pink Menace, retro 1993 (just because it's so on trend), and Naked for being a quality flattering nude.
The lipsticks are available now at urbandecay.com for $22 and soon at Sephora, Nordstrom, Macys, Ulta, and beauty.com.
Readers, let me know what your favorite shade is and if you plan on picking up any of the Matte Revolutions!