Urban Decay 1993 Matte Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay 1993 Matte Revolution Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “matte medium-brown.” It’s a muted, medium-dark brown with rosy undertones and an almost warm-taupe leaning. It had a natural finish, which is glossier than a true satin (to me)–the sheen was noticeable until an hour and a half into wear, and then it was more satiny. It had rich, opaque pigmentation that applied beautifully with smooth, even coverage that was comfortable to wear but didn’t slide around. It wore for eight hours and didn’t feel drying (I want to say it is a little hydrating, but more in the sense that my lips don’t feel worse for wearing it while it is not hydrating my lips more–maintaining their moisture-level). MAC Double Shot (P, $16.00) is cooler. MAC Tabla (P, $16.00) is darker, brighter. NARS Het Loo (P, $25.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer, less glossy. Maybelline Touchable Taupe (940) (P, $7.49) is lighter, glossier. Bite Beauty Marzipan (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Gustavo (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker. MAC Persistence (P, $16.00) is lighter, less glossy. MAC Whirl (P, $16.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy. Maybelline Nude Nuance (P, $7.99) is lighter, cooler, less glossy. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.
Urban Decay Stark Naked Matte Revolution Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “matte light nude.” It’s a light-medium, slightly muted peach with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation, but the texture was thicker and heavier that seemed to pull into lip lines noticeably. The texture was creamy and glided on without dragging, but it looked drier on than it felt. The creaminess saved it from wearing really poorly, as the color pulled more and more into lip lines over wear, but the heavier consistency meant you could smooth the color back out by pressing your lips together. It lasted for six and a half hours and was lightly drying after four hours of wear for me. This was my least favorite shade of the nine I tried. MAC Wholesome (LE, $16.00) is lighter. NARS Isola Bella (P, $25.00) is darker, warmer. NARS Floralies (P, $25.00) is lighter, brighter. Too Faced Melted Nude (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Covet (P, $18.00) is warmer. NARS Liguria (P, $26.00) is warmer. Colour Pop Precocious (LE, $5.00) is lighter, more muted. Maybelline Nude Embrace (P, $7.99) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.
Urban Decay Blackmail Matte Revolution Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “matte deep berry wine.” It’s a blackened berry-purple with cooler, pinky-red undertones and a satin sheen. It was mostly opaque, and while application could have been slightly smoother/more even, it was one of the better applying vampy shades I’ve tried. It was creamy enough to glide on without tugging, but it wasn’t slippery or too heavy, so it didn’t slide around. I noticed that this wasn’t a shade that applies well without a lip brush, as it is very hard to get a really crisp edge with the tube. It wore down to more of a semi-matte to matte finish after an hour or so of wear, and on me, the color was still lingering after eight hours with little noticeable fading. My lips didn’t feel dry after wearing it. MAC Soulfully Rich (P, $18.00) is lighter, less glossy. NARS Train Bleu (P, $25.00) is lighter, less glossy. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Anita (P, $18.00) is lighter, warmer. MAC Instigator (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. Colour Pop Feminist (P, $5.00) is cooler. MAC Prince Noir (LE, $16.00) is lighter. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Dahlia (P, $18.00) is lighter, glossier. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.
Formula Summary | Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a new formula releasing on July 8th (later for retailers). There are eleven shades in the range with two exclusive to Urban Decay’s website and freestanding stores. The formula is supposed to be smooth, pigmented, creamy, and “provide long-lasting moisture.” It’s a very pigmented, semi-matte to natural finish formula that wears a really, really long time and wears away evenly without bleeding or feathering. My only issue with these is that they’re more of a satin finish than a true matte one, but if that’s not a deal-breaker, they’re worth checking out. I was extremely impressed by how long-wearing the formula was without being drying. I could wear a shade from 9AM to 9PM and not once think, “I really wish I could apply lip balm.” Some shades have more slip than others, and as a result, the ones with more slip have a more satin-like sheen to them, while a couple were less creamy and applied with more of a semi-matte finish from the get-go. Most shades wore down to a traditional matte (but not liquid lipstick flat-matte finish) within an hour to two of wear. The texture is significantly less creamy with a lot less slip compared to the Sheer Revolution and original Revolution formulas, which have a much more luminous sheen with a slight tackiness to the texture, whereas these have no tackiness and a more velvety feel (they remind me of NARS Audacious Lipsticks in that respect). These hug the lips more as a result but surprisingly, they’re very comfortable to wear. What’s particularly nice is that the texture has some creaminess and weight to it, so while it can transfer onto cups and the like, there’s so much of it that it doesn’t wear away the color, and you can also smooth out any smudges if you dabbed with a napkin. There was no discernible scent or taste.