I recently bought a tube of Matte Lipstick by Revlon from Walgreen’s in a shade called Nude Attitude for $7.99. I’ve always had a fondness for nude lip colors because they look natural and go with most eye shadows.
I really like the new matte collection that Revlon recently introduced. I find it to be very glamorous and when I saw the ‘Nude Attitude’ shade I thought it’d be the perfect neutral lipstick that I could wear to feel sexy and chic.
The lipstick comes in a basic black tube. The Nude Attitude shade is a peachy beige shade that I thought would be flattering on me. Revlon claims that their matte lipsticks glide on and that they create a suede-like finish that doesn’t cake or dry the lips.
I found that all of the Revlon Matte lipsticks that I’ve tried have had an amazing texture when you apply it to smooth lips. They all create a wonderful matte texture that looks very similar to suede, but they still feel creamy and moisturizing enough to smoothly adhere to the lips. It doesn’t dry out the lips once it’s on, nor does it make my lips feel crusty and gross.
Nude Attitude was no exception, but I was totally disappointed by the color. I’m African American and I have a golden brown skin tone so normally I can pull off lots of lighter nude or beige tones as long as they have a little bit of color to them, which is why I chose Nude Attitude.
But even though it looked like a peachy beige tone in the tube when I applied it to my lips it looked so much lighter, not peach at all but a pure off white beige shade. It looked totally ridiculous on me especially because it was a matte lipstick, so instead of me looking sexy and chic with my new Revlon lipstick my lips just looked super ashy and dehydrated like I’d been shipwrecked for weeks.
Ugh, it so wasn’t the look I was going for.
Normally I can salvage lipsticks that are too light for me by wearing a darker shade of lipstick or gloss on top, but I didn’t even bother with this Revlon Matte shade. Nude Attitude is way too light and because it’s so matte and opaque I think it just looks best by itself.
In the End…
I thought Nude Attitude by Revlon Matte would be a great nude lipstick for me but it wasn’t. I think the lipstick itself is fabulous but this beige shade did nothing for my complexion. I would recommend that no one except for the fairest of skin tones try this lipstick, because if you have even the slightest of tans or brown skin tones it will look chalky and unflattering, instead try the other shades in the Revlon Matte collection.