This lipstick is not really a matte lipstick, based on every other matte I've tried. I would describe it as half matte half sheer..if that makes sense? The formula itself is quite good, it does not dry, but beware if your lips are heavily pigmented! Mine has some sort of frost/shimmer to it which I really don't appreciate because it just looks like I have a silver film on my lips! Also, I know some people compare this to MAC's Myth, but I found that on my lips it looks alot like Honeylove which by no means is a bad thing since that is my HG...it just doesn't give enough coverage to make my lips a true nude. The fact this is a non-drying formula and looks like my favorite lip color is the reason I gave it 4 stars. Otherwise, I have found better nudes out there, but I will definitely be using this since it doesn't wash me out (I am an NC40-42) and while the coverage is mediocre in my opinion I do like that it doesn't require to much playing around with, minus the multiple swipes I have to give to get good coverage. The price is another great point. For $6, less than half of what a MAC lipstick costs, this is a good staple drugstore lipstick.
EDIT: After wearing this I realized how much it settles into cracks and wears off very easily which is ridiculous considering this is a "matte" lipstick. If anyone is debating between MAC Myth and Revlon Nude Attitude, choose MAC it is much more of a true nude and lasts much longer.
I got this due to the recommendation of a youtuber a few years back and I hated it. You're better off wearing concealer on your lips, especially if its a liquid concealer. This sits on the crevices of your lips and make them look so bad, even after you exfoliate! Do not get this; save your money and get another nude lipstick.
At first glance this looks like a pretty nude color, but when I put it on my lips it does not look good at all by its color alone, it looks like a concealer on my lips and totally washed me out. I have tried pairing this with different neutral tone lipliners to make this wearable. Whirl by MAC is the one that matches. this becomes atleast wearable. I don't like the consistency, it is half matte creamy texture but chalky. difficult to discribe.
Before I get to the unbiased critique, I'll throw in a bit of a personal opinion.
My lips are extremely red pigmented, which is horrible for lipcolor because I'm fairly pale and prefer to wear really pale lipcolors. I have tried foundation and concealer on my lips, but it was far too drying and enhanced my naturally dry, chapped lips. That's when I had the idea to buy a really nude lipstick and use it as a base (Which, I think most matte nude lipsticks are supposed to be used as). It worked wonders! My lips were finally a real nude lip! This is amazed me because I have never been capable of getting ALL the color out of my lips.
In case anyone wants to know how I personally did it:
I moisturized with chapstick, added a layer of Nude Attitude and rubbed in with my finger. I added a light layer of NYC translucent powder and then another layer of Nude Attitude and one more light layer of powder.
***This lipstick does not look good alone. This is best used as a base for a lighter colored gloss or lipcolor on top.
Anyway, here is my critique, as unbiased as possible:
*A real nude color - not brown, not pink, just natural; I call it "colorless" if you know what I mean
*Lasts a few hours IF applied with powder between layers
*Very matte, which makes a perfect base
*Price is an average drugstore lipcolor price (but Revlon often has great sales!)
*Due to how matte the finish is, it is very drying to the lips (which is why I always use a balm underneath)
*Alone, it does not last long at all (maybe an hour)
*If your lips are not exfoliated, it will highlight dry patches/chapped parts like all lip products do (because it is so light in color, it shows this more than a darker colored lip)
*In order to get the right color (especially for girls like me with dark pigmented lips), most will probably have to layer which makes the lipstick's life much shorter
I will definitely buy this again, but hopefully on sale next time.
I was at MAC and wanted a nude lippie but I couldn't find Siss and just decided to wait. I ended up at good old Walmart and saw this. For 6 bucks it was worth the risk. Got it home, put on my Hodgepodge liner and Nymphette lipglass and I finally had my perfect nude lip! Im so happy because I have been trying to get a good nude lip forever. And I didn't have to spend the $14 bucks on a lippie from MAC!
this lipstick was very popular with the yt community, so i wanted to try it to see what all the hype was about. honestly, i didnt like it. it literally took the life out of my face & made me look even paler than i already am. though it has worked on many, it is not a nude color that works on every skin tone. on me, it just looks like concealer. the formula itself is very drying & tends to settle into the folds of my lips. if you look closely, there is a slight purple iridescence/shimmer to it. i can only make this work if i layer other lipsticks/glosses on top, but if i had to do this much work, i would rather just put on something else in the first place.
I hate this, it was so drying and it didn't go on smoothly on my lips very well!
i exfoliated and put lip balm on and it still looked gross on my lips!
i would not buy this ever again!!
This is the most gorgeous nude color ever, however the texture and quality of the lipstick ruins it :[... make sure your lips are completely exfoliated and moisturized prior to using this, otherwise it's going to look horrible. Also, the staying power isn't that great. But again, the color is so sooo pretty, it's the absolute perfect nude to pair with a super dramatic smoky eye. The only way I would buy this again is if I don't find a more moisturizing dupe.
I've seen so many ppl pull this off and it's so gorgeous on them! I wish it would work better for me, but my lips look so dry and nasty when I have it on. It just sits in my makeup case looking pretty with no use.
I guess I'm still on that search for a nude/matte lippie. =(
My favorite nude lipstick, nice and matte.. best use with a lip blam before applying or will leave your lips looking dry and cracked which no one likes!! Very nice color.