I was excited to try this Retro Luxe Matte Lipkit as I am a fan of quite a lot of Makeup Revolution’s other products, and the Fortune Favours The Brave palette is one of my favourites. (Read the review of that here.)

I was hoping that it would be a good and affordable alternative to the Kylie Jenner lipkits that I want to try but no way am I paying that sort of shipping for…

Make Up Revolution Retro Luxe Matte Lipkit in Reign
Why does it look glossy on the packaging?? It’s definitely matte.



Buying Experience

I bought this as part of a huge haul from the Tam Beauty website which stocks Makeup Revolution, Freedom and I Heart Makeup. I do like that you can get all of these bargain ranges in one place and I love that there are comparative swatches so that you can compare with other colours. What I really dislike about ordering from this site is that the shipping takes ages. It was two full weeks between placing my order and receiving it. That to me is a bit excessive.

MakeUp Revolution Retro Luxe Matte Lip Kit in Reign



The pencil is really soft and glides on smoothly so I had high hopes for the liquid lipstick. I was disappointed. When I first tried it, I was a bit heavy handed as I was rushing and it became very sticky almost instantly and felt awful on.

Makeup Revolution Retro Luxe Matte Lip Kit in Reign Swatch

So, I wiped it off and started again, this time using a much thinner application. But this was also unsuccessful. I found it very drying and no matter which of my lip primers that I used, it was still very drying and showed every line in my lips. In fact, it reminded me of  the Sleek Matte Me lipglosses which I’m not too fond me.

Excuse the tiredness!


I also found that although the colour looks like a pretty pinky nude here, in real-life under natural lighting it looked quite orangey which didn’t suit me at all.


As I was staying at home for the morning, I kept it on and I have to say that it lasted relatively well and didn’t transfer onto drinks or my kids! These are probably the only pros of this product so unsurprisingly, I won’t be buying it again!

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Makeup Revolution Retro Luxe Matte Lip Kit in Reign

2 thoughts on “Make Up Revolution Retro Luxe Matte Lip Kit in Reign”

  1. I love MakeUp Revolution palettes, sucks that this isn’t as good. Liquid lipsticks are hit and miss generally. I like the staying power of the Sleek Matte Me Up lips but I have to seriously prime my lips or they look really dry. I have a great non-drying one which I got from Other Stories but it fades pretty quickly…

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