When it comes to fall, all I can think about are great brows and bold lips, which is exactly what Urban Decay is aiming for between their new Brow Beater and Brow Tamer, as well as the intense, pigmented lipsticks. The Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipsticks are available in 9 permanent shades, and I have After Dark*, Blackmail* and Menace* to share with you.
The Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipsticks are packaging very similar to the original Revolution lipsticks (which I adore, I have two shades but several more on my wishlist!) except that the outside of the bullet is a shiny, slightly shimmery black. The lipstick itself is similar, at a unique angle, which is a little more difficult to apply precisely with vibrant shades like After Dark, Blackmail and Menace. But spoiler alert: I still love them. The starting line up of Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipsticks definitely goes with bold shades, and even the nudes are quite brown, so there’s nothing subtle about them. They have a creamy, pigmented formula that is very long-wearing–to be honest, I’m not the kind of person who can wear lipstick for 8, or 12 hours, straight, so all three shades I tried still looked great by the time I removed them. I think my unexpected favourite is the Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in After Dark, a dark, berry pink with a purple iridescence to it. It’s not your traditional matte, but it’s really stunning. It’s creamy, pigmented, and doesn’t feel drying on the lips. I think the shade that caught everyone’s attention the moment the press releases were shared was the Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in Blackmail. This is a very dark, wine shade that is slightly uneven compared to the other two shades, but has a really good formula considering how notoriously difficult dark lipsticks are. Although I applied all these lipsticks from the bullet, I did do a little cleanup, and Blackmail could definitely benefit from a lip brush so you get a crisp line. It also couldn’t hurt to use a lip liner, I guess dark lips are a bit more high maintenance!
The final shade I tried was the Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in Menace, a shocking fuchsia with perfect pigment. This shade was the most traditionally matte of the three, and was also the only one I found to be a tad drying over time–it is less ‘slippery’ than After Dark and Blackmail. That said, the other shades do become more matte over time, and you can also blot them if you want more of that finish from the start.
As I said, I love my original Urban Decay Revolution Lipsticks (I have the shades Naked and Manic) so it’s not a surprise I’m thrilled by the new Matte options. Although the Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in Blackmail is a little more difficult (but still stunning), the formula is flawless for After Dark and Menace. Now I just have one wish… I’d like a plum and dusty rose please!
Have you tried out the Decay Matte Revolution Lipsticks yet? How about the original or sheer lines?