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ColourPop Drive In & Zipper Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Drive In Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Drive In Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Drive In Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “mid-tone bright magenta.” It’s a lightly brightened, medium magenta purple with cooler, pink undertones and a flat, matte finish. It had mostly opaque coverage, but there was almost a veil of translucency there, yet the color went on evenly and smoothly for the most part. It dried down fairly quickly but to a very soft, lightweight texture that didn’t transfer or flake. This shade lasted well for eight hours and was slightly drying after six hours of wear. Colour Pop Lychee (P, $6.00) is darker. Anastasia Vintage (P, $20.00) is darker. Kat Von D L.U.V. (P, $19.00) is darker. MAC RiRi Boy (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler. MAC Heroine (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer, glossier. Urban Decay Bittersweet (P, $22.00) is darker, less glossy. Bite Beauty #007 (LE, $36.00) is darker, less glossy, less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Zipper Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep blackened purple.” It’s a dark, eggplant purple with slightly warmer, pink tones and a matte finish. This shade was difficult to apply, as it wasn’t opaque and looked uneven on the lips. When I tried to smooth out the color more, it was already drying down, so some places were thicker than others (notably, on the middle of my lower lip, it looked bumpy). The finish is mostly transfer-resistant. The color lasted for seven hours on me with a stronger fade through the center of the lips than with some of the other shades. It was somewhat drying after five hours of wear. Colour Pop Lychee (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter. Anastasia Vintage (P, $20.00) is lighter. MAC Heroine (P, $16.00) is lighter, glossier. Maybelline Vibrant Violet (P, $7.99) is darker, less glossy. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a long-wearing, pigmented lipstick that starts off glossy and dries down quickly to that super flat matte finish. They have minimal transfer with some of the lighter shades having almost none for the first few hours of wear, but any time you’ve had a meal, they lose that transfer-resistant quality to a noticeable degree. They tend to wear anywhere from six to ten hours with darker shades maintaining better color coverage and wear over a longer period of time. Some shades get a little drying about two-thirds to three-fourths through the wear, while a few shades have been fairly non-drying even many hours into wear. They fade away evenly with most color loss occurring from the center of the lips if eating a more oil-based meal but the majority of color survives a meal. Reapplication has been hit or miss and tends to depend on how well it wore away and how easily the shade applies normally, but reapplication tends to emphasize the lip’s natural texture significantly compared to initial application and gives lips a very wrinkled, dried-up look. I’ve layered gloss on top of some shades with moderate success, though it will obviously lose the matte finish and will transfer and I’ll get tiny flakes where the matte lip color has lifted by mixing with gloss but has been pretty minimal. The formula had no discernible taste or scent. After playing with the packaging and the tubes, it appears that about 16 of the 25 shades I received were significantly overfilled and had regular overflow of liquid lipstick coming out of them for about 15 open-and-closes where I needed to use a makeup removing wipe to clean the rim of the tube prior to closing or else the lipstick would ooze out of the closing. I have not had this issue with any of my other liquid lipsticks (Anastasia, Hourglass, Kat Von D, Make Up For Ever, Stila) personally, though readers reported experiencing similar issues with Anastasia and the previous Kat Von D packaging.

Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Drive In
Drive In
Drive In
A-

Discontinued

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Zipper
Zipper
Zipper
C

Permanent

6.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
74%
Total

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Urban Decay Bad Blood, Temper, Tilt Matte Revolution Lipsticks

Urban Decay Bad Blood Matte Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Bad Blood Matte Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Bad Blood Matte Revolution Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “matte deep red.” It’s a medium-dark red with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had very nearly opaque color coverage (there was still a shadow of my lip freckle peeking through). The consistency was lightly creamy and applied easily without dragging on the lips. It hugged without feeling clingy, but it also ensured the color didn’t slip while on nor did I experience any feathering/bleeding (though neither are something I get frequently, for your reference). This shade lasted for nearly nine hours on me, and it felt a little drying after eight hours of wear. MAC Prolong (P, $18.00) is cooler, glossier. MAC Such Flare (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler. MAC Russian Red (P, $16.00) is darker. MAC Charmed, I’m Sure (LE, $16.00) is cooler. MAC Charlotte (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler. Besame American Beauty 1945 (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler. MAC Stunner (LE, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Salon Rouge (LE, $16.00) is more muted, cooler, glossier. Chanel La Desiree (327) (LE, $34.00) is cooler. MAC Frank-n-furter (LE, $16.00) is cooler. MAC Just a Bite (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler, glossier. NYX Chic Red (P, $4.00) is lighter, cooler. NARS Mascate (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Temper Matte Revolution Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “matte bright orange-red.” It’s a slightly muted, medium orange-red with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. This was one of the more true matte shades in the range, though it’s not entirely flat. It had good color payoff that went on evenly and smoothly without emphasizing lip lines, despite its more matte finish. The color wore well for eight hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Dangerous (P, $16.00) is lighter. NARS Moscow (P, $26.00) is darker. NARS Golshan (P, $25.00) is darker. MAC Strange Journey (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter. Maybelline Craving Coral (P, $7.99) is lighter, brighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Rei of Light (212) (P, $30.00) is darker. Tom Ford Beauty Flame (06) (P, $50.00) is lighter, brighter. NARS Marlene (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier. NARS Rita (P, $32.00) is glossier. Kat Von D Countess (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy. Givenchy Rouge d’Exception (308) (LE, $36.00) is glossier. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Tilt Matte Revolution Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “matte bright orange.” It’s a brightened, coral-orange with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had rich, intense pigmentation that covered the lips with smooth, even color. The texture glided on easily with enough slip to apply well but stayed on without feathering or sliding around the lips during wear. It wore well for eight hours, and it was just slightly drying after the sixth hour. MAC Rozz (LE, $16.00) is darker. Bite Beauty Blood Orange (LE, $24.00) is darker, warmer. Hourglass Muse (P, $28.00) is darker. MAC Toxic Tale (LE, $16.00) is cooler. Clinique Poppy Pop (P, $18.00) is darker. 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.

Urban Decay Matte Revolution Bad Blood
Bad Blood
Bad Blood
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Urban Decay Matte Revolution Temper
Temper
Temper
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
Urban Decay Matte Revolution Tilt
Tilt
Tilt
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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ColourPop Highball & Buds Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop Highball Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop Highball Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop Highball Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “hot red-pink.” It’s a bold, bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with blue undertones and a matte finish. This one was richly pigmented but a little thicker with a tendency to streak. The slightly thicker texture was extremely unforgiving if you needed to touch-up or wanted to fix any mistakes, as it really gave the lips a wrinkled appearance as the layers fused together. It dried down quickly but had enough time to work the color across the lips. This shade stayed on well for over eight hours and started to feel drying after six hours of wear. It fades more evenly, and it’s hard to tell from far away as it also stains, so as the lipstick wears down, a stain is left behind instead. MAC No Faux Pas (LE, $16.00) is warmer, glossier. Urban Decay Menace (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted, glossier. Colour Pop Mars (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Tats (LE, $16.00) is warmer, glossier. MAC Good Kisser (LE, $16.00) is warmer, glossier. MAC Moxie (LE, $16.00) is darker, glossier. MAC All Fired Up (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Pleasure Bomb (LE, $16.00) is darker, glossier. See comparison swatches/ compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Buds Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “shocking neon pink.” It’s a bright, medium, magenta pink with cool, blue undertones and a very flat, matte finish. The texture was lightweight, thin but pigmented, and applied fairly well. I had very, very subtle streaking along the edge where I tried to keep a crisp edge. It dried down quickly but in a time that I didn’t feel too rushed in (these are still a quicker-drying formula, though), and the resulting finish was very smooth without emphasizing lip lines as much as some liquid lipsticks can. It started to crack after four hours of wear, and I noticed extra wear along the corners where the color seemed to have flaked away. On me, the color lasted for seven and a half hours and was slightly drying. Anastasia Party Pink (P, $20.00) is lighter. Kat Von D Backstage Bambi (P, $19.00) is darker. Kat Von D Backstage Bambi (P, $21.00) is glossier. Marc Jacobs Beauty Pop-arazzi (606) (P, $28.00) is glossier. Chanel La Diva (44) (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, glossier. MAC Candy Yum Yum (P, $16.00) is darker, glossier. Bite Beauty #007 (LE, $36.00) is brighter, less glossy. Maybelline Electric Pink (P, $7.99) is darker, less glossy. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a long-wearing, pigmented lipstick that starts off glossy and dries down quickly to that super flat matte finish. They have minimal transfer with some of the lighter shades having almost none for the first few hours of wear, but any time you’ve had a meal, they lose that transfer-resistant quality to a noticeable degree. They tend to wear anywhere from six to ten hours with darker shades maintaining better color coverage and wear over a longer period of time. Some shades get a little drying about two-thirds to three-fourths through the wear, while a few shades have been fairly non-drying even many hours into wear. They fade away evenly with most color loss occurring from the center of the lips if eating a more oil-based meal but the majority of color survives a meal. Reapplication has been hit or miss and tends to depend on how well it wore away and how easily the shade applies normally, but reapplication tends to emphasize the lip’s natural texture significantly compared to initial application and gives lips a very wrinkled, dried-up look. I’ve layered gloss on top of some shades with moderate success, though it will obviously lose the matte finish and will transfer and I’ll get tiny flakes where the matte lip color has lifted by mixing with gloss but has been pretty minimal. The formula had no discernible taste or scent. After playing with the packaging and the tubes, it appears that about 16 of the 25 shades I received were significantly overfilled and had regular overflow of liquid lipstick coming out of them for about 15 open-and-closes where I needed to use a makeup removing wipe to clean the rim of the tube prior to closing or else the lipstick would ooze out of the closing. I have not had this issue with any of my other liquid lipsticks (Anastasia, Hourglass, Kat Von D, Make Up For Ever, Stila) personally, though readers reported experiencing similar issues with Anastasia and the previous Kat Von D packaging.

Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Highball
Highball
Highball
A-

Discontinued

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
4
Application
90%
Total
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Buds
Buds
Buds
B+

Discontinued

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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Urban Decay 1993, Stark Naked, Blackmail Matte Revolution Lipsticks

Urban Decay 1993 Matte Revolution Lipstick
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.

Urban Decay Matte Revolution 1993
1993
1993
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Urban Decay Matte Revolution Stark Naked
Stark Naked
Stark Naked
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
Urban Decay Matte Revolution Blackmail
Blackmail
Blackmail
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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Urban Decay After Dark, Bittersweet, Menace Matte Revolution Lipsticks

Urban Decay After Dark Matte Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay After Dark Matte Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay After Dark Matte Revolution Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “matte medium-dark berry pink.” It’s a lightly brightened, medium-dark berry with cool, pink-red undertones and fine, iridescent violet pearl paired with a satin finish. It had mostly opaque coverage that applied evenly and smoothly. The color lasted for nine hours on me, but even after a full twelve hours (and two meals and two coffees), there was still 65% (or so) color left on my lips. It didn’t feel hydrating, but it never felt drying, and it might actually be a little hydrating to leave lips feeling no worse for the wear even twelve hours later. It faded evenly and didn’t pull into lines, nor did it feather on me. Marc Jacobs Beauty Little Pretty (130) (P, $30.00) is warmer. Kat Von D Wolvesmouth (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy. MAC Fashion Revival (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. Gucci Beauty Tiger Lily (P, $39.00) is more shimmery, brighter, glossier. Tom Ford Beauty Didier (LE, $32.00) is warmer, glossier. MAC Acai (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, less glossy. Tom Ford Beauty Alasdhair (LE, $32.00) is darker, warmer, glossier. Too Faced Metallic Jelly (P, $21.00) is glossier. Tom Ford Beauty Moroccan Rouge (DC, $50.00) is brighter, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Bittersweet Matte Revolution Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “matte bright purple.” It’s a slightly muted, magenta purple with subtle pink tones and a satin finish. It had rich, opaque color coverage with a light-medium weight and thickness that felt creamy and applied without tugging on the lips. The finish wore down to a more traditionally matte finish within an hour of wear, or you could blot once and get it immediately (true of most lipsticks with a slight sheen!). The color lasted for eight hours and faded evenly without feathering. It wasn’t drying, and my lips felt the same after eight hours as they did initially. MAC Love Forever (P, $18.00) is glossier. MAC RiRi Boy (LE, $16.00) is lighter. NARS Angela (P, $32.00) is lighter, glossier. Bite Beauty Grape (LE, $24.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier. Colour Pop Drive In (P, $6.00) is darker, less glossy. Kat Von D L.U.V. (P, $19.00) is darker, less glossy. Bite Beauty #007 (LE, $36.00) is lighter, glossier. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Menace Matte Revolution Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “matte medium fuchsia pink.” It is a brightened, medium fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. This was one of the few shades that was actually matte from the beginning–but it’s not a flat matte like MAC Retro Matte or the kind of matte you get from most liquid lipsticks (that dry down)–but it also had less slip and creaminess to the formula. It didn’t tug, but it was a little thinner and clingier as a result. This shade stayed on well for eight hours without bleeding and faded evenly, but it was lightly drying over time. Charlotte Tilbury Velvet Underground (P, $32.00) is glossier. MAC Pleasure Bomb (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy. MAC Good Kisser (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Pure Pink (P, $50.00) is darker, more muted. Illamasqua Glissade (P, $26.00) is glossier. MAC No Faux Pas (LE, $16.00) is warmer. MAC Ultramarine Pink (LE, $30.00) is darker, less glossy. Bite Beauty Framboise (P, $24.00) is brighter, glossier. Tom Ford Beauty Cooper (LE, $32.00) is darker, more muted, warmer. Tom Ford Beauty Electric Pink (15) (P, $50.00) is lighter, cooler. Maybelline Faint for Fuchsia (P, $7.99) is lighter. MAC Tats (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible (205) (P, $36.00) is darker. Milani Hot Pink Rage (P, $5.49) is lighter. MAC Girl About Town (P, $16.00) is darker. 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.

Urban Decay Matte Revolution After Dark
After Dark
After Dark
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Urban Decay Matte Revolution Bittersweet
Bittersweet
Bittersweet
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Urban Decay Matte Revolution Menace
Menace
Menace
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total

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ColourPop 1st Base & Donut Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks

ColourPop 1st Base Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick
ColourPop 1st Base Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick

ColourPop 1st Base Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “mid-tone true pink.” It’s a light-medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a very matte finish. This pulls almost warm-toned me, due to my yellow undertones, but I expect it can look more neutral-to-cool depending on your coloring or what other makeup you’re wearing that day. It applied fairly evenly with good color coverage, but it dries quickly and tends to “crack” once dried (you can see it coming apart just slightly where you have deeper lip lines). It lasted for eight hours but the color pulled into lip lines noticeably. This shade was slightly drying after five hours of wear and worsened from there. Marc Jacobs Beauty Jolly Molly (220) (P, $30.00) is brighter, cooler, glossier. Kat Von D Jeffree (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Nouvelle Vogue (LE, $16.00) is darker, glossier. Tom Ford Beauty Pink Tease (03) (P, $50.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier. NARS Marisa (P, $32.00) is cooler, glossier. Bite Beauty Sweety (LE, $24.00) is brighter, glossier. Maybelline Pink Sugar (P, $7.99) is darker, more muted, warmer, less glossy. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

ColourPop Donut Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright peach.” It’s a lightly brightened, light-medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a very matte finish. It had mostly opaque coverage that went on fairly well. It dries down quickly but has a little time to work, and then once it dries down, it feels soft and thin without cracking when you smile. The color lasted for eight hours and faded a little more heavily towards the center of the lips but not to the point where it left an obvious ring. It was a little drying after five and a half hours of wear. Colour Pop Solow (P, $6.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler. Make Up For Ever #4 (P, $19.00) is darker, glossier. Kat Von D Jeffree (P, $19.00) is brighter, cooler. NARS Dolce Vita (P, $25.00) is darker, warmer. Colour Pop Topanga (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer, glossier. Kat Von D L’Ecole des Femmes (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter. MAC Make Me Gorgeous (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer, glossier. NARS Natalie (P, $32.00) is brighter, cooler, glossier. Tom Ford Beauty Matthew (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter, glossier. Colour Pop Rocket (P, $5.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier. NARS Brigitte (P, $32.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Formula Summary: ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick ($6.00 for 0.11 fl. oz.) is a long-wearing, pigmented lipstick that starts off glossy and dries down quickly to that super flat matte finish. They have minimal transfer with some of the lighter shades having almost none for the first few hours of wear, but any time you’ve had a meal, they lose that transfer-resistant quality to a noticeable degree. They tend to wear anywhere from six to ten hours with darker shades maintaining better color coverage and wear over a longer period of time. Some shades get a little drying about two-thirds to three-fourths through the wear, while a few shades have been fairly non-drying even many hours into wear. They fade away evenly with most color loss occurring from the center of the lips if eating a more oil-based meal but the majority of color survives a meal. Reapplication has been hit or miss and tends to depend on how well it wore away and how easily the shade applies normally, but reapplication tends to emphasize the lip’s natural texture significantly compared to initial application and gives lips a very wrinkled, dried-up look. I’ve layered gloss on top of some shades with moderate success, though it will obviously lose the matte finish and will transfer and I’ll get tiny flakes where the matte lip color has lifted by mixing with gloss but has been pretty minimal. The formula had no discernible taste or scent. After playing with the packaging and the tubes, it appears that about 16 of the 25 shades I received were significantly overfilled and had regular overflow of liquid lipstick coming out of them for about 15 open-and-closes where I needed to use a makeup removing wipe to clean the rim of the tube prior to closing or else the lipstick would ooze out of the closing. I have not had this issue with any of my other liquid lipsticks (Anastasia, Hourglass, Kat Von D, Make Up For Ever, Stila) personally, though readers reported experiencing similar issues with Anastasia and the previous Kat Von D packaging.

Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick 1st Base
1st Base
1st Base
B

Permanent

8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
Colour Pop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick Donut
Donut
Donut
A-

Permanent

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total

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