It doesn’t come often that I feel compelled to write about a single product. After years of gushing and a post just about IsaDora Star products in my collection another lip product made me do it: The Twist-Up Matt Lips.

Unsurprisingly, it’s a lip product with matte finish. Autumn/Winter seems to be the global season for mattifying ones lips, even though I keep thinkting that this trend seems to have been creeping in since summer this time.

Isadora Matt Lips

IsaDora obviously picked up said trend and released a few very autumnal shades in the Twist-Up Lips. I now own four colours and I am very inclined to get at least one more – the new, darker shades are just up my street, the brights the range had before are very summer-appropriate but I just wouldn’t use them regularly in the end. 

Naked was my first dabble into this product range and even though this nude shade goes well with my skintone it merely got a “so-so” from me at first: Naked is the only shade – according to my knowledge – that contains a good portion of golden glimmer on a matte base. It makes for a very pretty effect, actually, but it’s not “matte-matte”, if you know what I mean. If you are looking for an absolutely flat matte lipstick in this kind of colour range, check out IsaDora “Nude Pink”. Gorgeous lipstick, basically my lip natural lipcolour but so much smoother, seems to work like skin+foundation…

Since summer asks for brights I got Raving Red: You get what you ask for but somehow not as red as expected – I would probably describe it a flaming coral rather then red. Incredible colour but possibly dangerous regarding yellow-teeth-factor.

The two newest additions are both from the “autumn release”: Darker, more berry, stunning. Since I tried to be good and didn’t want to keep getting the same shade in every brand I resisted the straight up reds, mauves and got Queen of Roses. Purple Prune, however, I couldn’t resist, even though I got the lovely  Deco Rose which is probably right in the midst of these two new shades…I have not yet had any doubts or regrets about my choices, Majestic Mauve, Ruby Gem and first and foremost Dark Velvet are still calling out to me though, anyway, very much so indeed.


  • Velvet matt finish
  • Creamy yet lightweight
  • Intense and long lasting
  • Special shaped tip for an easy and precise definition of the lip contour
  • Mattified Jumbo Sticks
  • Twist Up-Down mechanism
  • 3.3 gram
  • 11 shades, see below
  • Not tested on animals
Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Trimethylolpropane Triisostearate, Dimethicone, Cera Microcristallina, Polyethylene, Polybutene, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Mica, Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil, Zea Mays Oil, Carica Papaya Fruit Extract, Orchis Mascula Flower Extract, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tocopheryl Acetate, CI77891, CI15850.

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Well, yes, it’s easy to convince me since the colours are so my colours, but in these lipsticks you’ll find a wholesome gem: There’s the matte finish plus long wear without hideous, crusty lips. IsaDora just knows how to do matte lips! Both Queen of Roses and Purple Prune survived long days including lots of talking and lunch more than once. Yes, of course, the colour is faded on the insides of the lips after eating but definitely still there. Which also means there’s barely any transfer to cups or fabric once they are dry.

Isadora Twist-UP Matt Lips NakedNaked
Isadora Twist-UP Matt Lips Posh PeachPosh Peach
Isadora Twist-UP Matt Lips Candy StoreCandy Store
Isadora Twist-UP Matt Lips Super PinkSuper Pink
Isadora Twist-UP Matt Lips Orange PopOrange Pop
Isadora Twist-UP Matt Lips Raving RedRaving Red
Isadora Twist-UP Matt Lips Majestic MauveMajestic Mauve
Isadora Twist-UP Matt Lips Queen of RosesQueen of Roses
Isadora Twist-UP Matt Lips Ruby GemRuby Gem
Isadora Twist-UP Matt Lips Purple PrunePurple Prune
Isadora Twist-UP Matt Lips Dark VelvetDark Velvet

Für solch kräftig-pigmentierte Lippenstifte ist es von großem Vorteil, dass man bei einer klassischen, spitzen Lippenstiftform geblieben ist – man kann die Farbe ohne Lipliner oder Lippenpinsel sehr präzise auftragen. Obwohl die Verpackung offensichtlich täuschend ist, es sind ja nur 3,3 Gramm enthalten, hilft der längere Stift beim Auftrag – man kann sozusagen sprichwörtlich zeichnen.

Isadora Twist-UP Matt Lips

Naked // Raving Red // Queen of Roses // Purple Prune

  Disclaimer: the finish on my lips below seems to be 1) distorted due to the direct light and 2) just not dry yet: I had to take the pictures quickly one after another to stay true to colour. Once fully dry they last on the lips like crazy! The swatches are closer to the truth: Matte, not dusty-dry. But definitely not “shiny”! Sorry about that – cocktails for everyone!  icon-glass


I still can’t seem to find anything to criticise about these bad boys. I think it’s obvious you’ll have to be a fan of matte lips and yes, I can see how roughly £12 could dampen the fun. You get quality for your money though, they even appear to be without any fragrance at all.

100% recommendation from me!

Isadora Twist-UP Matt Lips


How do you like matte lipsticks? Do you prefer them just in the colder months? And do you actually purchase IsaDora products? Is it more like: For x more money, I could get a MAC lipstick and it’s MAC! :smirk:


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Uuuuh, die sehen ja echt klasse aus!!!! Vor allem bei So Naked hätte ich nicht auf so ein schönes Ergebnis gehofft, da vor allem die nuden Farben immer wieder enttäuschen, aber sogar der schaut echt super aus! Bin echt überrascht, also die werde ich mir auf jeden Fall genauer ansehen :twohearts:
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Unbedingt, wennst einen haben willst, der noch “nuder” ist, ohne jeglichen Satinglanz, dann schau die Nude Pink an!


Ich habe Deco Rose gekauft nach dem ich es an dir gesehen habe und liebe die Farbe :twohearts: .
Von den hier gezeigten wird allerdings keiner bei mir einziehen, die Farben sind denen, die ich schon habe einfach zu ähnlich oder zu orange. Die Farbauswahl bei Isadora finde ich allerdings allgemein eher ‘meh’.
Irgendwie sind MAC Lippenstifte an mir allerdings auch kein Quantensprung in Tragegefühl und Haltbarkeit, bis jetzt habe ich auf dem Gebiet für mich noch nicht DIE Marke gefunden.


:twohearts: Super, wenn ich etwas so mag, finde ich es immer toll, wenn andere es auch so gut finden :smirk:

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