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Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipsticks

Posted on September 8, 2015

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Hi Guys!

I know we’re not officially in Autumn just yet (I’m pretty sure it starts on the 23rd?) but the weather here has just taken a turn for the worse – cue cold winds, clouds, drizzle and general dullness. So rather aptly I have some distinctly Autumnal lipstick shades to share with you today.

Urban Decay have recently launched their Matte Revolution lipsticks, which come in a gorgeous array of nine intense, deep and highly pigmented seasonal hues…

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If you’re a fan of matte lipsticks like I am, you’ll know they’re usually pretty drying on the lips, and if your lips aren’t in tip-top condition before application, then you’re going to end up with a really uneven finish, with any dry areas being highlighted by the lipstick. I suffer with particularly dry lips so this is always an issue for me and I have to work extra hard to prepare my lips so I get the best finish possible.

Urban Decay’s Mate Revolution Lipsticks are just fabulous though, they have to be one of the creamiest mattes I’ve ever tried. The formula glides on the lips with ease, it’s comfortable to wear and completely non-drying. The finished effect is an even layer velvety matte colour, with amazing pigmentation that lasts for hours without taking the moisture out if your lips.

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Left to right –

  • Blackmail – this looks pretty much black in the tube, but it’s actually a super deep and rich burgundy / wine shade. It brings back memories of a ‘Black Cherry’ shade of lipstick I had in the early 90’s.
  • 1993 – this is a very ‘on-trend’ lip shade, very 90’s, very Kylie Jenner. This is the perfect muted brown shade for a nude lip that packs a punch.
  • After Dark – a gorgeous mid berry pink, with a hint of violet shimmer.
  • Tilt – the brightest coral / orange shade I’ve probably ever seen. This colour is not for the faint hearted!

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These lipsticks just ooze quality – from the classic Urban Decay metallic purple box, to the black gloss and purple tube they come housed in. The lipsticks themselves are also pretty weighty – I’m just beyond impressed.

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And of course the swatches! You can see the lipstick applies really cleanly and evenly, and they’re just lovely to use and wear. I have no complaints about these lipsticks whatsoever! If you’re a fan of a matte lip, you NEED to try these out, I really can’t recommend them enough.

Urban Decay’s Matte Revolution Lipsticks are £15.50 each, available now from Urban Decay.

So what do you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts! I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains press samples

Coloured Raine: Marshmallow, Soul & Sugar Matte Lip Paints

Posted on March 9, 2015

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Hi Guys!

Following on from my Jeffree Star post, I’ve got some more fabulous liquid lipsticks to share with you today! This is the Coloured Raine Matte Lip Paint Nude Bundle Pack, including three nude shades (top to bottom) Soul, Marshmallow and Sugar.

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I first came across Coloured Raine on Instagram. You know how it is when you’re looking at someone’s profile, click on a picture, then form there click on someone else, and next thing you’re looking at your ex boyfriend’s divorced aunt’s, friends’ cat pictures…

Anyway I randomly came across Coloured Raine and I liked what I saw. Lot’s of matte liquid lipsticks in fantabulous colours, as well as normal lipsticks and a few other bits. I was instantly drawn to these shades though as I love nudes. I can’t get enough of them, and these shades are really unusual. Also I’ve got a zillion bright purples and pinks going on already (i.e the Jeffree Star ones) so I went for the Nude set.

The Nude Bundle Pack cost $45.99 plus $9.99 shipping to the UK. I didn’t get charged for customs or taxes (YES!) so they ended up costing $55.98 / £37.23 in total, so about £12.41 each which I think is really reasonable considering Jeffree Star’s Velour Liquid Lipsticks are £13 each and Anastasia Beverley Hills Liquid Lipsticks work out at £13.30 each before considering shipping and potential charges.

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Left to right – Soul, Marshmallow and Sugar.

I love that the shades are such unusual colours. They all have a muted, grey tone to them, which I decided on purchasing would either look totally awesome on, or maybe just make me look a bit dead… It was 50 – 50 so of course I bought them anyway!

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Soul is dark, very very dark. I really liked it on some of the Instagram pictures I saw but I think it’s too dark for my pale skin. It’s kind of a muted deep purple, that’s been mixed with a dab of grey. Definitely goth’s dream!

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Marshmallow is lovely though, it’s a mid tone mauve / purple / grey mix and I’m really happy with it. This is definitely the most easy to wear shade of the three and I just can’t get enough of it at the moment!

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Initially I thought Sugar might be a bit light for me, but actually it’s fine, it just gives a light nude lip look, in a nice muted beige shade. Time permitting, I’ll hopefully be doing some makeup looks with these shortly so you can see what they look like with a full face of makeup on too.

I’m super impressed with these Matte Lip Paints. Once they’re on, they. are on. They don’t budge at all. You can eat, drink, or do whatever else you might like to do with your lips… and the lip paint isn’t going anywhere. Also, I still have the remains of the arm swatches on my arm – because I couldn’t get them off. Just so you know!

So what do you think of these shades? Have you tried any Coloured Raine products before? I’m definitely going to grab some more of these when my funds allow it – the shade Mars looks gorgeous – and maybe some normal lipsticks too 🙂

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

*UPDATE* Coloured Raine products are now available at Beauty Bay*