07 June 2016

Mad For Mattes by Revlon ('n NYX) | A Little Collab And Lisptick Review

We all have that one beauty obsession we can absolutely never get enough of. For myself, the current madness revolves around all and any lipsticks out there, especially them brilliant inventions that are liquid mattes. Together with Emily, from Emily's Thoughts we picked up two of the most recent releases of matte lipsticks from two different brands and decided to share our love/hate for them with you. 

I have loved Revlon lipsticks for a good while now. When they released their Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor range it was obvious I went a bit more than just crazy about getting my hands on it. FAST! 

For 12.49 euro I purchased mine in the shade Seduction that is this gorgeous beige with a hint of natural pink undertone, a colour that's currently rocking the amazing street style. From the first application I got complimented on how lovely it looks and myself fell in love with my sense of choice, because truth is, this shade suits all outfits and all the seasons.  

The beautiful, matte packaging and delicious cocoa scent rip my heart out (positively of course) and the applicator couldn't but make the application process more easy and precise.

Nevertheless, besides all the breathtaking first impressions also comes a matter of its actual quality and under this aspect unfortunately, my hopes collapsed a bit. 

For such an expensive retail price, that I do consider it is, I won't deny I expected something slightly bit better. Never mind all the ravings and praises the world of social media brought out about these like a storm. Are you also one of those who fell absolutely head over heels for them?

I'm going to be straight forward and honest, in my opinion the lipstick should not classify as one. It is simply a more richly pigmented lip gloss that has an extremely hard time drying and turning genuinely matte! In comparison to other liquid lipsticks I've tested (many of which come from much cheaper brands!) this one does not reach the expectation of blending in with the lips and becoming unnoticeable throughout the day. It remains sticky, wipes off easily and most ridiculously of all, shines! I have to give it a decent hour without snacking (or kissing ;)) to be able to call this a matte lipstick. 

Now, it's not a complete nightmare altogether either. Its quality is good, just not fit for what it is described and if it was an actual lip gloss then damn it would be one of the best out there! One pro is that despite it being ''matte'',  the lips don't dry out as bad as they would with other products of similar type so it is definitely something to consider. Or have you tried it already?

To rate this out of 10 I would probably give it a well deserved 5.5 and if the brilliant company that Revlon is decided to drop the price by at least 4 quid I would probably increase this score by an extra 1.5. What do you say?

Luckily, Emily had bit more luck with the matte lipstick from NYX, so make sure to check out her review of that too ^_^

Until next time,



  1. Omg I'm in love with that shade definitely the perfect for for any skin tone

    Beauty Candy Loves

    1. Yes, the shade is stunning! But the formula could be a bit more long lasting :(

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  3. Too bad they weren't as good as you expected.. At least they look beautiful in the packaging xD


    1. Haha yes! It presents itself very well in the purse :D

  4. Absolutely stunning post!! I had so much fun working together on this!! Xx

  5. I have a few of these Revlon HD lipsticks. I agree they're definitely not matte. Seduction is such a pretty shade though xx

    LPage Beauty

  6. The shade is so pretty and versatile

    Take care doll! Kisses,

  7. I've heard a lot about those revlon liquid lipsticks recently and that shade is gorgeous! It'll be perfect for everyday!
    Aleeha xXx


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