Friday, 16 May 2014

Avoid: Makeup Revolution Salvation Velvet Lip Lacquer in What I Believe

Everyone and their dog is busy making a velvety matte lip product this year.  Bourjois have done a bloody brilliant one, Topshop have done a slightly terrifying one, and now newcomer Makeup Revolution have done a very reasonably priced one.  At just £3, it's the cheapest matte lip lacquer I've tried this year, and given how much I liked the eyeshadow palette I tried recently, I had high hopes.

The format's pretty standard - doe foot applicator, richly pigmented cream product which sets down to a matte finish.  The packaging is absolutely awful - cheap typography, really weird product naming, downright ugly cardboard sleeve.  But hey, if I'm buying a budget product I'd rather the development costs be spent on the product, not the packaging.

Unfortunately, though, I think the only money spent on the product development was to fund some Tippex for texture comparisons.  Yes, the cream is richly pigmented, and applies easily to the lips.  Sadly, though, it dries down super-super-matte, and proceeds to flake off the lips very quickly.  This photo was taken about 3 minutes after application, and you can see the patchiness caused by flaking.  I tried reapplying several times, with lip balm, without lip balm, and the result was always the same - slightly sticky, flaky lips.  Which felt very, very dry.  Not a winner, then.

Just to illustrate the flaky nature of this product further, here's the cotton pad I used to remove it (with a bit of Bioderma).  It rolled off my lips in little flakes.  Bleh.

So, in this case, if you're after a matte lip lacquer, it's well worth spending a little more cash and going for the Bourjois one, which is the polar opposite in texture and comfort.  If you want to try Salvation for yourself, though, you'll find it on the Makeup Revolution website - don't say I didn't warn you!

Disclosure:  Bought with my own money.  Good thing it was only £3 or I'd be very pissed off.

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  1. thanks for the heads up because if I were to have ordered this I would have been mad since I live across the pond

  2. I find this really interesting because I bought the MUA luxe velvet lip laquer in Reckless before Christmas, as I couldn't get hold of the Sleek Matte lipcolour in Rioja red....anyway it was soooo bad and performed like this product here. I took it back to Superdrug which seemed silly for £3, but it was not fit for purpose! The strange thing was that I had read some good reviews on it and thought perhaps I had odd lips or had applied it incorrectly, despite trying different ways before I took it back for a refund. Thanks for the informative review! and by the way I love the Sleek matte colours...give them a go. Party pink would look great on you x

  3. Oh thanks for the heads up warning!! Like you say is only £3 but a wasted £3 all the same! Adele

  4. Gosh this looks awful - very patchy & dry. I hate to think what its made with. I shall avoid this at all cost

  5. Thanks for that warning. I do not want to spend my money on products like this.


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