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?