I love, love love matte lipsticks.
Matte, Purple? GIVE IT TO ME.
What’s more, super creamy, glides on like butter matte lipsticks from Urban Decay!
But before I nearly picked out all the purples from Urban Decay’s Matte Revolution lipsticks to be in my makeup drawer forever, I decided to try them all on first. You know, give them a chance haha. And I’m glad I did! Even though I ended up selecting 2 purples to be in my stash still, hahahaha.
Some people be like, “I can’t wear purple”.
Actually, you can! As long as you can find the right shade, of course. It’s probably all in the mind, like how I always say “I can’t do coral” – just change your point of view towards it (and maybe your dressing too) and you’ll find yourself warming up to the idea of wearing statement colors on your lips.
Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipsticks
For Fall 2015 (Singapore), Urban Decay has launched 9 stunning, yet wearable colours (okay, maybe except for Blackmail) in this amazingly non-drying & super creamy formula which I absolutely love – I bet everyone would too, once you’ve tried them on your lips!
I’ll call them statement colors, because these are the colors which will have people going “WHAT’S THE COLOR YOU HAVE ON YOUR LIPS TODAYYYY???”
The list of hydrating ingredients includes “a blend of avocado, olive and babassu oils. Shea butter conditions; illipe butter (derived from Malaysian illipe trees) provides long-lasting moisture; and vitamin C and vitamin E provide a hit of antioxidants.”
I’m not too bothered by the ingredients really, because as long as it works on my ULTRA DRY lips, it’s worth buying for sure!
Did I ever mention that I love how their lipsticks are named? It’s less conventional than your usual “210” or “Tawny Rose” from the cosmetic giants. And memorable. I have them memorized by heart now -_-”
How do they wear?
They look rather matte, but I guess because of how moisturizing they are, they do go on a bit more satiny looking (or even shiny at some point). All you need to do, is actually press a piece of tissue between your lips and they’ll look fabulously matte! (Except for Blackmail, but we’ll get to that one later.)
I’ve taken 1993 and Bittersweet out on a full day run and so far, they’ve scored pretty well. They transfer like crazy, which made me want to check my lips constantly – but even after eating through lunches, I do still have quite a bit of color on my lips, so I guess… just bring it out to keep reapplying, lah.
Lip Swatches of Urban Decay’s Matte Revolution Lipsticks
matte bright orange
Very pretty color. Predicted that my girlfriend Yina would like this most and she did pick this! If you’re the kind who likes to wear bright colors and exude sunshine out of your arse, then yes, this is the shade for you! :D
It’s just barely patchy, and glides on like a dream.
matte bright orange red
This one’s not patchy at all, and really smooth! I briefly contemplated wearing this color out but I couldn’t match it to anything in my wardrobe haha.
matte deep red
Tell me Taylor Swift’s song “Bad Blood” did not just play itself in your head. Quite sure it did because when I first saw the name I was like whoa!
Almost, but not quite like the color of dried blood. It’s almost too bright for me – would have loved it a deeper red, but it’s actually really pretty if you give it a try!
matte light nude
Gorgeous. I thought it was leaning a little too coral for my liking, but I loved it when it’s blotted off and looks more matte! I have very, very dry lips so you can see how well this looks on me! I probably should have done another proper coat but this is a color worth having in your collection, if you don’t already have a nude-coral shade.
matte medium brown
MY. FAVORITE. COLOR. Oui. Yes.
I never thought that I would fall for a brown lipstick but it seems like I’ve been veering towards that recently, and this matte medium brown just won the top prize.
If you’ve been looking for a “Kylie Jenner” brown shade, this is it. I know she has lip injections and all, but my, this brown against her skin color AND her ombre/highlighted blonde/black hair… perfection. SPEND YOUR MONEY ON THIS ONE.
matte deep berry wine
Pardon the application. I thought it would be my favorite, but it turned out to be the least. This would have worked so, so so much better if I used a lipliner, but sadly I don’t have one in this shade so… (seriously? Why do I not have one in this shade?!)
The blot-with-a-tissue-and-look-fabulously-matte trick does not apply here either. If you try to blot with a tissue, it looks like you’ve got a world map on your lips. Please don’t even try it.
As for texture – it’s the least creamiest of all the lipsticks here. But for a shade this dark, it’s doing well. It does go on a little patchy at the beginning but this can be smoothened out if you apply a second or third layer. Or fourth.
matte medium fuchsia pink
Your matte version of Anarchy, I guess? The brightest and the prettiest in the whole lot to many! There’s this thing about pink that make people run towards it and grab it off the shelf.
matte bright purple
The creamiest and smoothest of them all! This is my second choice after 1993, haha. It’s quite a loud color – I’ll wear it with an all black outfit, but if you’re experimental, this looks really good against contrasting bright shades too!
matte medium-dark berry pink
Can’t say that I hate this. But can’t say that I love this loads wither. It does go on a bit uneven, but I’m now wondering if I could have done a better swatch. I’ll give this a second chance another day, but this shade of purple goes with so many things! I prefer it all matted out after blotting. It’ll be better if you have lipliner on – this is somehow not as pigmented as the rest, and will accentuate if you have uneven colored lips.
Haven’t enjoyed swatching lipsticks in a long time! Hope you’ll find this useful and that you’ll fall in love with one of the shades here!
These lipsticks will be available in all Sephora Singapore stores for $33 SGD from 20th August onwards!
Here’s an FOTD of me wearing Bittersweet to end this post. Have a great week ahead, guys!
Short trip out to meet some girlfriends this sweltering afternoon! No idea why I wore black but oh well haha. #evonnzfotd today with #sulwhasoo even fair perfecting foundation cushions (i mixed 17 (brightening range) & 23) | #tarte for lashes & CC undereye corrector in light-medium | #makeupforever HD Cream blush in 330 | #Surratt blush in Grisaille for contour | #urbandecay 24/7 eyeliner, eyebrow pencil in neutral brown, naked smoky eyeshadow & their latest Matte Revolution lipstick in Bittersweet which I absolutely love! #urbandecaysg #UDsingapore