I walked into walgreens the other day and was so intrigued by the Revlon Matte Collection display I had to do some hauling. I have never tried a matte lipstick before, and there's such a glamorous star-quality to it that I thought "hey, why not?" .
I got four lipsticks (Wine Not, Pink Pout, Pink About It, In the Red) and three eyeshadows ( I don't have the exact shade names right now but they're a navy blue shade, chocolate brown, and light neutral peachy color).
Lipsticks up close:
Left to right: In the Red (matte true red) Pink About It ( I'd say this is a bright, slightly coral watermelon pink), Pink Pout ( matte pink, slightly on the purple side), Wine Not (matte dark red)
Swatches, inverted order of previous picture:
Wine Not, Pink Pout, Pink About It, In The Red
All in all I have to say I love these. As long as my lips are moisturized I haven't had a problem and they go on rather smooth, not dry. The color is very true and it lasts a very long time . The packaging is also matte, I think it makes it look classy. They are easy to switch up (worn as a stain, sheerly applied with a brush, true and opaque from the tube, or with added gloss) so they get extra points for versatility. And the best part? Each was less than $10 USD !!!
I'd never used matte eyeshadows before, so I thought buying these cheapies would be a good way to ease into the look just in case I didn't like them. I actually did! The dark colors are rich and decently pigmented, plus the brown one is great on my brows too ( i have dark brown hair/ eyebrows). The lightest color is good for when I'm doing a bright lip, as it's almost exactly the color of my own skin (it rarely shows up on me ). I love how these look when I use them in combination or alone, the shadows are soft enough but they're a little hard to blend especially if I use a base (which I always do). There's something alluring about shimmer-less makeup that makes me feel all grown up when I wear them! Less than $5 USD each.
applied over L Oreal De-Crease Shadow Base
I haven't tried the matte blushes but I'm extremely curious. I haven't seen much about this collection on the web, makes me wonder if it just hasn't gotten out much or if people have just not been interested enough tu purchase/review. Anyway, hope this helps!