Friday, 18 September 2015

Urban Decay | Matte Bad Blood Revolution Lipstick.

If you've been reading my blog/Instagram for a while, you probably know that the Urban Decay Revolution lipstick range is one of my top 3 lipstick formulas ever made. Not the cheapest in the world, but I think they're 100% worth it and I love treating myself to one on a special occasion. They feel so so luxurious (packaging and formula wise) and come in lots of fab shades so there's something for everyone. Urban Decay recently came out with 9 new Revolution lipsticks - this time, in a matte formula. The Urban Decay Matte Revolution formula isn't as creamy looking on the lips as their original Revolution formula, but isn't as drying as a typical matte. They're met somewhere in the middle and created such a beautiful lipstick formula that the lipstick gods could do nothing but praise. Completely useless information, but the packaging is equally as fab in the new matte lipsticks, just with black casing instead of the gunmetal. 

The special occasion that warranted buying a new Urban Decay lipstick was moving to France, and what better way to get into the French chic mode than getting a red lipstick. Bad Blood is a deep blue based Old Hollywood-style red. It was actually inspired by the limited edition Mia Wallace lipstick they released some time last year with their Pulp Fiction collection (it didn't have a matte formula, and I don't have it here with me to side by side compare but from memory the colour is pretty much identical!) Bad Blood was really, really creamy and smooth feeling on the lips, but matte in finish (without being MAC Retro Matte-esque) so I feel like a lot of people will get on well with this texture. In true Revolution lipstick style it was really opaque in one swipe, no patchiness here at all. I paired it with Brick lipliner by MAC and it was the perfect combo, but I believe they do have matching lipliners in the Urban Decay range if you feelin' fancy! 

Bad Blood is bad ass, but it's just one of the nine new lipsticks launched. Other shades include Blackmail (a super super dark blackened grape colour and definitely a great one for autumn/winter), Tilt (a bright coral orange), Temper (a muted orange/red), After Dark (medium warm toned berry/pink), Menace (medium fuchsia pink), Bittersweet (bright purple), 1993 (medium toned beige brown) and Stark Naked (light-medium toned nude). 

Overall, I think this is a welcome addition to an already lovely lipstick range, and I hope they extend the matte shades in the future with some lighter pinks and more nudes especially. I will definitely be picking up some more of these in the future - the only problem is choosing which one to buy next. Have you tried the new Urban Decay Matte Revolution range? Or even the original Revolution formula? Let me know if any of ye would be interested in seeing some higher quality photos of my (small) Urban Decay lipstick collection in one blog post - or any particular lipstick brands for that matter :)