Happy Friday! To round off the working week, I want to review one of the lipsticks in my makeup collection. This is the Revolution Powder Matte Lipstick, in the shade ‘Teddy‘.
As the name suggests, this is a matte lipstick formula, and is your conventional bullet lipstick. The packaging is a very pretty rose gold, with the brand’s initial in the colour of the shade. I really like this little detail, as it makes it easy to pick a shade out quickly. Especially if you have more than one shade from this line.
In an attempt to demonstrate some restraint to myself, I only picked up one shade, so I could try out the formula before buying more. These retail for £5.00 each, so they’re not super expensive, but I’m trying harder lately to avoid being wasteful.
The teardrop shape of the bullet makes application on my lips really simple and easy, as the curve at the tip of the bullet hugs my lip line really nicely. I enjoy conventional bullet lipsticks as they’re compact and easy to use, so I knew this would agree with me.
The shade itself is a cooler toned nude on me, leaning slightly on the mauve-y side. My photos make it look a bit warmer than it is in-person.
As this is a matte formula, this applies best on my lips when I’ve put lip balm on beforehand, and even more so when I’ve kept my lips flake-free. If you do have any flakiness (yay winter!), this will accentuate it, which I find is normal for most lipsticks – matte or otherwise.
If my room is on the warmer side, I find the bullet can be a bit creamier on application, but generally speaking, this does have some dryness to it if you’re not applying to pre-moisturised lips. It doesn’t make my lips look dry usually, but it does drag across my lips which doesn’t feel amazing. When the lipstick is on the creamier side – usually when the heating has been on or the weather is making the entire house a comfortable temperature – it applies really nicely on my lips.
At full opacity: this a beautiful my-lips-but-better on first application. It’s my most reached for lipstick currently as it’s such a reachable colour for my everyday life. I find that when I touch up my lips throughout the day, it applies as an even deeper mauve on top of the existing colour. It’s very strange but not the only lipstick I use that does this. This also risks pilling up as you’re applying a matte lipstick on top of a set-in matte lipstick, so it looks better if you just remove what’s left of the lipstick and apply fresh.
I also enjoy just dabbing the lipstick on my lips for a much softer application of colour, and that feels more lightweight overall. If I had some of the more intense colours, this is what I would see myself doing to make them more approachable for me for regular wear.
Ultimately I love this lipstick enough that it is my most grabbed for lipstick in my current collection. The shade is the major factor, and I think I’d use it even more if I could nit-pick and make the formula just a touch more creamy so it’s a little bit more comfortable to apply. So it would still be a matte formula, and similar to what I experience with the Urban Decay Comfort Matte Vice Lipstick – and for much cheaper! (I have the shade ‘Backtalk‘ if you’re curious.)
Overall I do enjoy this lipstick a lot, but would only alter the formula slightly if I had the ability to do so. I get around this by making sure I use lip balm before application and it helps a lot. I’m still on the fence about whether or not I’ll buy more shades or replace this shade when the time comes, but I think it’ll come down to whether or not I miss this shade badly enough.
I think at £5.00 this is a very affordable and approachable formula if you’re looking for a matte formula. I do have one of the shades from Revolution’s Satin Lipstick line, so I’m going to see if I like that formula more and if I can find shades that I get along with. So I’ll aim to review that lipstick in the future when I’ve tried it out enough.
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