New for fall 2015, Urban Decay launched Matte Revolution Lipstick (C$26), available in 9 shades from the most ultra deep berry wine, to a subtle light nude.
Urban Decay’s Matte Revolution Lipstick contains its proprietary Pigment Infusion System which gives the lipstick that creamy texture and high pigmentation, yet is comfortable to wear. It also contains a blend of avocado, olive, and babassu oils, as well as sea butter, illipe butter, and vitamins C and E, to nourish, condition, hydrate, and protect the lips. The pigmentation and texture are both amazing in terms of what you can expect for a matte lipstick. They aren’t true mattes, as they have some creamy sheen, but they are more on the matte spectrum that most lipsticks. The creaminess does help it feel more comfortable on the lips, without being drying. Pigmentation is also just incredible; you can achieve opacity in just one swipe, or layer for more creaminess.
The packaging is a black plastic bullet with olive shimmers – it looks very multi-dimensional with the shimmers! Despite it being plastic, it also feels hefty in my hands.
The shades I have are Matte 1993, a matte medium brown; Matte Menace, a matte medium fuchsia pink; Matte Tilt, a matte bright orange; Matte After Dark, a matte medium-dark berry pink; and Matte Blackmail, a matte deep berry wine. Matte 1993, Matte After Dark and Matte Blackmail aren’t true mattes, as I find that they have more of a creamy finish, especially Matte 1993 which is super creamy and applies like a dream. Matte Tilt and Matte Menace are more true mattes, albeit never really fully drying down to a complete matte. Matte 1993 is the “wettest” and creamiest of the five shades, gliding on the skin like butter, and Matte Menace is the driest of the five. My favourite of these shades is Matte After Dark as it is a beautiful berry pink that is super fall-appropriate.
Wear time is fantastic – lasting through a meal and also regular drinking with just a bit of fading. I was able to remove this with micellar water or an oil-based cleanser, with some staining.
Because of the drier nature of these lipsticks, I found that they don’t glide on lips as easily as I had hoped, rather they drag a bit on the lips creating not so clean lines. I usually have to clean up after with a Q-tip just to get a cleaner lip line. They are also not the most moisturizing of lipsticks – not super drying, but not hydrating either. Another downside to these lipsticks is that they all leave deep stains the lips.
The conclusion is that I really like these lipsticks, particularly Matte After Dark is quickly becoming a favourite.
One swipe – Matte 1993, Matte Menace, Matte Tilt, Matte After Dark, and Matte Blackmail
Three swipes – Matte 1993, Matte Menace, Matte Tilt, Matte After Dark, and Matte Blackmail
Wearing Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in Matte After Dark