Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick Review & Swatches

Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick is available in nine shades: Bad Blood (matte deep red), Stark Naked (matte light nude), 1993 (matte medium brown), Temper (matte bright orange-red), Tilt (matte bright orange), Menace (matte medium fuschia pink), Bittersweet (matte bright purple), After Dark (matte medium dark berry pink), and Blackmail (matte deep berry wine).

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The Matte Revolution lipsticks come in the same aesthetically pleasing tube as the Revolution lipsticks, but it’s metallic black instead of copper.  Very sleek looking!

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According to Urban Decay, these are a creamy, non-drying formula made with shea butter, avocado, olive and babassu oils. I would have to agree that they are creamier than expected, but not quite as buttery as Bite Beauty’s Buttercream formula. But then again, these are matte.


L to R: Stark Naked, 1993, Bittersweet, Menace, After Dark, Temper, Tilt, Bad Blood, Blackmail.

When I swatched them, they went on much smoother than I expected for a matte formula. The only exception was Menace, which I felt had quite a bit of drag, but the color payoff was just as great as the others. Wear time was substantial, and even when it started to wear off, I was left with a bit of a stain. I took advantage of this and just added some lip balm, and it looked great!  Are these as smooth as my Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope matte formulas?  No way, not in a million years, but these are less than half the price.  Overall, this formula is a “win.”  As you can tell from the store display in the photo, I’m not the only one who feels that way!

Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick retails for $22.00 for 0.09 oz.