Lip Kits were an huge thing in 2017 with every brand launching their own version of a lip kit such as L’Oreal, Barry M, Bleach London, Bourjois, Maybelline and more. Makeup Revolution launched their first lip kits back in 2016 and were one of the first drugstore brands to jump on the lip kit bandwagon. I have to admit, I didn’t buy any of their lip kits when they first launched as the shades were a little too dark for my liking but reviews started to emerge claiming the formula was very sticky and it didn’t completely dry.
However Makeup Revolution truly listen to their customers (I wish more brands did) and reformulated them as well as regularly introducing new shades to the lineup in metallic, matte and gloss finishes for just £6 each. When the Makeup Revolution Peach Charming Retro Luxe Matte Lip Kit launched, I knew I needed it as I love anything peach coloured when it comes to cheek or lip products and it was advertised as being one of the new and improved shades.
The Makeup Revolution Peach Charming Retro Luxe Matte Lip Kit is just £6 and contains a matte liquid lipstick as well as a matching lip liner and this was my first Retro Luxe Matte Lip Kit I’ve tried so I had no idea if I’d like the formula but I did know I loved the shade so I figured it was worth a try for £6.
I think that’s what I enjoy so much with Makeup Revolution, that you can try products and shades you’d not normally try but because everything is so affordable it’s a big gamble if you end up not liking it. I do 9 times out of 10 search for reviews first, but I couldn’t find any for the Makeup Revolution Peach Charming Retro Luxe Matte Lip Kit so I had no idea if it was any good.
The Makeup Revolution Peach Charming Retro Luxe Matte Lip Kit contains a matte liquid lipstick with a clear plastic tube and a rose gold lid, and a sharpenable lip liner pencil. I don’t know why but the wand of the liquid lipstick has a pretty pronounced bend in it, and it’s not just mine that has this issue from the videos I’ve seen on these lip kits.
The bend in the wand doesn’t aid nor hinder application, but I don’t understand why it’s there so it’s a strange one. The valve inside the liquid lipstick is great as it removes all excess product from the doefoot applicator thus reducing the risk of applying too much product and making a massive mess.
The matte liquid lipstick within the Peach Charming Lip Kit is a pretty salmon pinky peach shade, and the lip liner is a deeper more coral shade. You can choose to wear the liquid lipstick alone, or layered with the liner but the liner does change the shade quite considerably as it’s darker and warmer in tone.
I do like the shade of the liquid lipstick alone, and when worn with the liner but I have to admit I do prefer the shade without the liner so I’ve been using an invisible lip liner instead as a base and then layering the liquid lipstick over the top. I’ve also found that the liquid lipstick dries within around a minute when applied alone, but when applied over the liner it does take around three or so minutes to dry completely but it does definitely dry down eventually.
I don’t find the lip kit to be at all sticky or tacky once fully dried on the lips and I also don’t find it to be overly drying either. Some matte lipsticks make the lips look awful as they suck the moisture out of your lips, but I think this is one of the more comfortable matte formulas I’ve tried so it’s amazing that it’s only £6 for the kit. I do wish the liner was a lighter shade so it matched the liquid lipstick a little better, but I own a dozen peach lip liners already and it’s still a good lip liner as far as lip liners go.
I would definitely buy more of the Makeup Revolution Retro Luxe Matte Lip Kits, so if you have any specific recommendations please let me know but I do already own the Retro Luxe Gloss Kit in Honour which I’ll be sure to feature very soon.
Let me know if you’ve ever tried the Makeup Revolution Lip Kits?!