Matte lips are beautiful, aren't they? But not every color looks good with a matte finish. I, for one, can carry only pink and toned down red matte lips. I hate browns and plums when it comes to matte shades. My lips get very dry, so I always tend to shy away from matte lipsticks.
Revlon's matte lipstick in 'Mauve It Over', is a perfect shade that gives a light wash of color and pink matte lips. The color is pretty light on my lips, but not so light that it erases my lips completely.The packaging is very classy and the staying power of these are pretty good. A good 2-3 hours, I must say.They pack great pigmentation too.
Here's a swatch.
However, without good prepping, lips can get very dry with these lipsticks. They are a bit more moisturizing than most matte lipsticks that I have tried, but still need a bit of prepping done. I usually apply clear balm over this.If the weather is really dry, I top it off with a gloss. I know that totally beats the purpose, but sometime I just don't have a choice :( That's what I do when I wanna wear this shade, but don't want the moisture to be sucked out.
To sum up, it's a great buy if you can carry matte lips well and want to add a subtle hint of color or want to keep your look low-key.
I am not sure if I'll ever re-purchase this. The formula is great, it's just that my lips aren't meant for matte lipsticks. They always crave moisture.Applying a matte lipstick and a lip balm over that every time, seems like a HUGE task for the me.
Have you tried Revlon matte lipsticks? What do you think about them? I'd love to know!