Today I’m excited to show you the new Urban Decay Matte Lipsticks and new lip pencils. Urban Decay released 11 matte lipstick shades and I have 9 here today. Carnal (warm nude) and Backtalk (mauve nude pink) are exclusive to Urban Decay’s website and not shown today. I swatched the lip pencils on their own, and the lipsticks on their own. I used a lip brush with the lipsticks. I would recommend using a lip pencil to line the edges of your lips (if you don’t want to do your entire lip), and then use the lipstick. This will keep your lipstick from feathering or bleeding, allow you to get a clean line, and help your lipstick to last longer.
Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipsticks
These will be available soon, along with the Naked Smoky palette!
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I’ve got the lip pencils for you first.
And here are the lipsticks.
You can check out the full product listing for what I’m wearing in my Naked Smoky Kindness look featuring the UD Naked Smoky palette.
I did do some comparison swatches for you.
4 of the 5 pencils felt like the normal 24/7 lip pencil formula. Blackmail felt more dry than the other shades. See other the 24/7 Lip Pencils here.
I didn’t feel like these were fully matte, as some seemed to have a satin finish or a slightly creamy finish. The matte lipstick formula feels similar (but not identical) to the original Revolution lipstick formula (see other Revolution lipsticks here), however they feel a bit more… maybe heavier? on the lips. I think it’s because they seem to be even more pigmented. Most of the colors were easy to work with, though Blackmail was really tricky, even with a lip brush. It definitely needs a lip pencil for me to be able to apply it better. After Dark was just a tiny bit less easy to apply than the other shades. The other shades applied easily, though like I mention above, I think all lipsticks benefit from a lip pencil being used to line the edge of the lips.
While I was sad that Bittersweet wasn’t a true purple, I really do love the pinky purple color and it’s one I really like to wear. It’s definitely an easy to wear purple shade for people who are afraid of purples.
I do think Bad Blood is a beautiful rich red. Tilt and Temper are two nice oranges, though I find myself wishing that Tilt was much lighter and yellow toned. I feel like the differences between Tilt and Temper are subtle. I really like Stark Naked and I find it to be flattering on my skintone. 1993 is a brown lipstick and reminds me of high school. It’s not a color I like to wear but I can see it having appeal. I love the depth of Blackmail, it really feels like a Fall shade. Menace is such a gorgeous bright fuchsia. I love how it lights up my face. I was surprised to like After Dark. I need to try it with a purple lip pencil.
Bittersweet, Menace, After Dark, Stark Naked and Blackmail are my favorites.
After applying all 5 of the lip pencils, then the 9 lipsticks, then 2 combinations of lip pencil + lipsticks and moisturizing with coconut oil in between, my lips were still in good shape. There was no flaking, bleeding, or pain, which is practically unheard of when I swatch mattes. Some of the colors do stain, which I think is beneficial.
You can, of course, make any of these shades more matte by blotting or using a setting powder on them.
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What do you think of these new lip products from Urban Decay? Let me know below!