I’ve seen a lot of reviews claiming that the Makeup Revolution Retro Luxe Matte Lip Kits are a near dupe of the Kylie Cosmetics range, so I had to give this product a try.
I’m actually REALLY impressed…
It goes without saying that £6 for a lip liner and matching lipstick is an incredible investment – especially considering the fantastic pigmentation and matte texture provided by this duo.
The lip liner is extremely creamy; it blunts faster than I would like, but that much can be expected when a liner offers flawless application. When a layer of matte lipstick is applied on top of this base, this ‘Regal’ duo make a bold impression. It’s extremely fast drying nature helps this lipstick stay true to it’s ‘matte’ label.
This is, in fact, the closest drugstore match to a high-end matte lipstick that I have stumbled upon so far (think Lime Crime Cosmetics ‘Velvetines’ with slightly less hold).
‘Regal’ is a vibrant red shade with a slightly orange tint – there are 7 different shades available, ranging from creamy browns to an intense black.
The only downside is that the lipstick does lift when drinking and eating – the centre of my mouth was left bare after drinking my morning tea which left me slightly disappointed, but not discouraged (there had to be one slight issue!).
Will I repurchase?
I’m definitely going to be visiting Superdrug again to purchase a few different Retro Luxe Matte Kits – I’m particularly interested in the shades ‘Echelon’ and ‘Noble’. There are also some lip gloss and metallic kits which I spotted on their website which I would LOVE to test!