When it comes to lipsticks I nearly always opt for ‘matt’ formula. Although, they can be more drying on the lips I’m not one for constant re-applications and find I often forget! Matt lipsticks on me tend to last a lot longer and they are my finish of choice.

If you are a regular here on my blog you will know I also prefer a nude finish as I like to wear a heavier eye (It is rare, although there is the odd occasion where I swap and have a dark lip and light eye). I’ve been looking for a new nude lipstick for a while and after watching a tutorial (I’m sorry, I can’t remember whose!) I saw someone use Revlon’s Matt Lipstick in Mauve it Over – I instantly knew it had to be part of my collection but as I’d not tried Revlon lipsticks before, wasn’t sure what I’d think of the finish, here are my thoughts…

A little information about the Revlon Matt Lipsticks…

Revlon® Matte Lipstick gives suede-like application and maximum colour. Rich matte colour glides effortlessly across lips.


As with most lipsticks, the casing is pretty standard. You have a fairly sturdy black casing, with a silver band and the ‘Revlon’ logo. The casing is pretty secure, although over time (Like with most lipsticks) I feel it will become looser and the lid will probably fall off in my handbag creating an awful mess. I find this with most lipsticks though and its not a dig at Revlon.

Having chose Mauve It Over (Shade 003), I’d like to point out its not the most nude shade they do, Nude Attitude 001 actually is, but I found it was too pale for me and my skin tone. Mauve it Over is more of a pink nude. It has no sparkle to it at all and is a nice flat colour. On swatches you will see on my hand it appears more ‘rose’ like, yet on my lips there’s that better than my lips colour with a little more pink.

 Revlon Matt Lipstick in Mauve It Over 003 swatched on my hand

The formula is what surprised me the most I think. I’m so used to matt lipsticks being exceptionally drying (I feel MAC are one of the worst for this with their Matt collection) but was amazed to find Revlon’s formula isn’t like that. In fact it felt kind of moisturising on my lips. This gave me a little concern, would it mean the lipstick would have no staying power?

Revlon Matt Lipstick in Mauve It Over 003 swatched on lips

Strangely, it has really good staying power. I found I was only needing to reapply every few hours (I had been out drinking coffee and chatting, so my lips really were getting a good workout), which in my opinion was quite good.

I also liked that my lips felt moisturised and didn’t look dry with the lipstick on. Another jibe I have with matt lipsticks as they can accentuate every flaw your lips have (Dryness, uneven texture, scaring etc) yet Revlon’s Matt formula seemed to work like a normal formula lipstick with a matt finish.

Over all, I was really impressed. I loved the shade, its a really beautiful nude and it looks really great on. The lipstick has great lasting power and made my lips feel good too. I think the only thing I wasn’t so keen on was the price. Revlon’s Matt Lipsticks cost around £7.50 (That’s what I paid in Boots) which I feel isn’t terrible for a lipstick, but for some could be a little pricey. I did look across the pharmacy/chemist brands for a matt nude lipstick but found nothing really compared to it, so to get a lipstick that’s the right shade and I like, I guess £7.50 isn’t terrible – for those on a budge, maybe look for when Boots are doing their 3 for 2 across cosmetics?

Revlon Matt Lipsticks are available in 6 shades in some supermarkets, Boots and Superdrug and cost around £7.50 each.

For more information why not check out their website.

Lots of Love,

Mel xxxx