Only a lippy junkie can understand. Lipsticks are more than colored bullets that get lost in the labyrinth of whatnots inside a woman’s purse. My last count? ten in varying finish and shades. But a quick inspection will tell you my propensity towards matte and bolder hues. #TeamLipstick #TeamMatte, let’s take the lead yo!
The latest to grace my expanding matte-ness? Urban Decay Matte Revolution no less! Sold in nine shades, I procured the not-so-typical-not-for-the-play-safe-also-known-as-neutral-loving-gal. Quite a mouthful but basically all I wanted to say is that I got Blackmail (blackened berry), Bittersweet (bright purple) and 1993 (medium brown). Wait, there’s a story behind my color choices.
Encased in shiny black twist-up tube, these lipsticks are notably slimmer with slanted tip for more precise application. The case is slightly corrugated which I find kind of gothic-chic. The formula is creamy, superbly opaque in one pass, a tad waxy on the lips but never annoying. 1993 and Bittersweet glide seamless straight from the tube but Blackmail requires patience, only because it’s overly dark so perfecting the outline is tricky.
So let’s backtrack a bit and revisit 1993. My heyday, imagine moi 18 years young and starting to fall in love with matte lipstick. We’re talking grunge baby. Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Blind Melon. Doc Martens and brown lips, zilla’s cool ‘yo. Oh and first heartbreak! Nostalgia is the very reason I chose 1993. I don’t own any shade like this so I’m happy to have it in my stash!
Fast forward to 1996. The Craft. Fairuza Balk, my woman crush and her gothic-dark lips. The villain, the darkest of the witches. Not too many can pull of lipstick that deep but who’s to stop moi? Blackmail is the blackest berry I own, darker than Dolce and Gabbana Inferno and Tom Ford Black Dahlia (both mattes). Don’t mess with the witch, you’ve been warned, haha!
Lastly, let’s tackle Bittersweet, my ultimate favorite because it’s the prettiest purple….and it makes me quite approachable to say the least. Come talk to me, I don’t bite!
do you own any of these matte lippies from urban decay?
23 thoughts on “URBAN DECAY MATTE REVOLUTION | Bittersweet, 1993, Blackmail”
Memories… Those look fabulous on you.
You are rocking all three, but Bittersweet looks fabulous on you! I'm eyeing it, and 1993 as well.
Great choices – both for the colors, and the memories they evoke. I think you rock them all!
Matte fan right here! I like Bittersweet looks absolutely fabulous on you!
I love all three on you! Bittersweet is just gorgeous on you!
I love these lippies! You rock all of these – I want 1993 now!!
I love all three shade, and I think Blackmail is my favorite on you! So vampy and mysterious. I love the UD Revolution lippies!
Bittersweet is just amazing on you!
I love these and they look incredible on you!
Love them all on you! I want 1993 badly! <3
They all look fantastic on you!!
These are FIERCE! I'm loving Blackmail on you.
I'm not a good matte wearer though I do have a few. But you rock the night with your dark lips.
These colors look awesome on you! I love the walked down memory lane, oh the 90s! There's a show on VH1 (now on hulu) called Hindsight, the main character goes back in time to like 1995. It's awesome, and they play music from Live, Bush, Goo Goo Dolls, etc.
The colors look great on you, but would be horrible on my skin!
I really want to grab Bittersweet!
You look amazing! We all need us some 1993!
Bittersweet is gorgeous!
The mattes are so awesome! I love these lipsticks.
Ooh – Girl… BlackMail is gorgeous on you but they are all.
I obviously need 1993 because that's the year I was born 🙂
Gah, these shades are amazing! I'm very into Bittersweet.
These are gorgeous.