Although America’s Next Top Model is a guilty pleasure, I don’t think I’ve ever used the word ‘fierce’ in a beauty sentence. I am now! In fact Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipsticks are virtually ‘smizing’ (if you’ve never seen it, I’ll translate – face fierce, eyes smiling). I think we already know that one of Urban Decay’s strengths is pigment, but these are beyond expectation.
I’m also thinking that the Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick will be the nearest we ever come to the never-ending lipstick – one swipe is all you need, each and every time. So, from left to right: Bittersweet, Menace, Blackmail, 1993 and Temper.
Next, After Dark, Stark Naked, Bad Blood and Tilt.
As you can see, they come out brighter than they look. I don’t even like matte lipsticks but in the interests of the test, I’m wearing Bittersweet. In texture, while they look like suede, they feel soft on the lip, but I can still tell I’m wearing it – mattes have a certain ‘feel’ and these are no different. But, unlike many other mattes, my lips didn’t immediately shrink into shrivels, and although the reason I don’t like mattes is that they show every single lip crease and if you aren’t blessed with perfect pillows they’re not as flattering as the mercy of gloss, there is something different about these. They’re a bit more forgiving. There’s no feeling of dryness and the colour hasn’t budged in over three hours – not joking.
Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules
What can I say – I think the perfect matte lipstick has landed. The Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick is £15.50 HERE.