Sunday, 24 April 2016

Matte Liquid Lips that don't cost a Kylie

I would love to fight it out with all the other girls to get my hands on the Lip Kits by Kylie before they sell out each time. However at $29 a kit, they are a little pricey and I'm buying a house so expensive make up is an expense I have to limit. They have had rave reviews and you do get two products in each kit when you include the lip liner but until my makeup allowance increases, I have been testing alternatives that don’t break the bank.

Revlon Ultra HD Matte LipColour

I bought three of these, two in the shades Addiction and Devotion, both of which are pink pigmented shades, one much more of a night time colour than the other. The other one is called Seduction and is in a nude 'your lips but better shade'. They apply like a lip gloss, first liquid then drying a little, creating a matte look. They do smell strongly of a sweet berry scent, which I know some people are not a fan of but is also quite common in liquid lip products.  

The colours come out beautifully and very true to the product in the packaging. I must give them a ten out of ten for staying power, they lasted through a whole roast dinner and that’s really talking! The range is quite simple, but they do have a lot of fun spring colours and hopefully will bring out some more shades soon.

I would recommend using a lip liner as the applicator is not very precise and it can be tricky to apply the product in even layers. It can also be kind of tricky to top up throughout the day as it doesn't go on evenly. However, overall I loved these as a matte liquid lip product and I do intend to go back and pick up a few more shades.

Topshop Velvet Lips

I first purchased the dark red shade of these a couple of years ago after reading a review (can’t remember who, sorry for not crediting!). It instantly became a hit. It is my favourite deep red lip look and looks absolutely gorgeous.

Again, similar to the Revlon products, I don’t have much love for the applicator and the Topshop version dries very quickly so fixing mistakes can be quite tricky. The other big disadvantage to this product is how drying it is on your lips. A few seconds after application you will feel it start to set and harden which feels horrible. It's like having your life force sucked out through your lips by the Mummy. However, I have always been one who was happy to push through it for the perfect red lip and cant seem to stop myself from going back to it. Another major issue with this product is that if you drink or eat anything at all it will become flaky. Topping up over the flaky cakey product is a big no so maybe don’t use this if you’re going out for a meal…

The Topshop Velvet lips do come with a few issues but they look amazing on your lips and the colours are flawless. I would still buy more and will definitely keep wearing these but mostly just for special non eating occasions.

So there are my two liquid lip products that are both cheaper than a Lip Kit by Kylie. Do you have any dupes or just liquid lip products you think are good? Have you tried the Kylie lip kits, what do you think?


  1. I love the look of these Revlon products - I'm definitely not working with that Kylie budget either!

    Claire | Vanity Claire xx

    1. I think they are great and its 3 for 2 at Boots at the moment :)

  2. I NEED to try those revlon ones. I had no idea they even did liquid lipsticks. The colours you have are gorge :)

  3. I love the revlon ones the texture, pigmentation and smell! I don't know why i don't own one i am forever swatching them in the shop 😂😂 x

  4. I love this post!! The Revlon Matte's look gorgeous! I may have to give these a try come payday �� especially as they're a reasonable price! Thank you so much for sharing ��❤️

  5. I'm obsessed with matte lips at the moment. Will definitely be looking these products. Not sure about the Kylie Lip Kit though. Refuse to fund the whole "Kardashian/Jenner" thing haha.

  6. Thanks everyone, the Revlon ones are so good. I have my eye on the red ones next!

  7. Nice post! I love liquid lipsticks and I've never even heard of these two! Thanks for sharing.

    Jenny Loves Beauty

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