Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick Review
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick is a huge launch for the brand as it features 22 brand new lipsticks. For lipstick lovers this is a very exciting launch as Urban Decay is renowned for creating pigment rich formulas. So those loving boldness and drama in there lipstick surely would reach for something Urban Decay produced right?
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick brings the drama but they also bring a certain elegance to this launch as well with wearable shades (no purple and blue lipstick here), beautiful yet practical packaging, and a creamy formula that’s sure to please.
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For Fall 2008, Urban Decay launched their lipstick collection with a bang. At the time the packaging featured a rather lethal looking dagger poking out of the top of the lipstick, the barrel of the tube was chunky, and the floral motif surrounding the packaging was all UD wickedness. It was wonderful, it was edgy, it was fierce for 2008. Flash forward to 2013 and the package went from being incredible to a bit bulky and well, tired. As beauty lovers we evolve and what was new to us is now old news. We crave new beauty daily. So with much delight I loved that Urban Decay decided to revamp their entire lipstick line with a new formula and packaging!
The original formula had a good deal of slickness to it and had a thinner consistency. The shades were pigmented but Urban Decay did take that up a notch with Revolution Lipstick. The old formula also sported a creme brulee/vanilla-like flavor and scent where as the new formula contains no fragrances or flavor. I think I’ll miss the high sheen finish, glossiness, and shimmer of the old formula as this newer formulation is very creamy with a cream finish and not a lot of the shades contain any shimmer or sparkle. Fact is, Urban Decay Lipstick grew up! This new formula is more mature, more wearable, and although it has that certain Urban Decay edge it’s also a very sophisticated lipstick. The lipsticks also now come in a slimmer case. If you weren’t a fan of the more goth-y edge of the original you’ll really love these new, more modern elegant cases. These are simple yet still lovely with a mirrored casing and the UD emblem on the top of each and Urban Decay printed on the barrel.
Revolution Lipstick is grown up and with that maturity comes a new level of awesome. These are fiercely pigmented lipsticks with a creamy fully opaque pay off on a single stroke. None of the twenty-two shades I tried were lacking pigment in any way, shape, or form. They all bring it to the table. It isn’t exactly a lightweight lipstick but it is a comfortable one. I wouldn’t call it super hydrating but it isn’t dry either nor does it migrate. The colors are rich, deep, and bold and last a good five to six hours once applied. I don’t feel like they feather, move, or migrate around my mouth nor do they bleed or fade away and even when they do show some signs of wear you’re still left with a fairly good stain on lips. Some of the shades are a little tuggy to start but once they warm up they have a smooth, buttery glide across lips. I think some folks, especially those prone to drier lips, might feel the creamy formula is a tad dry but trust me, you need to apply it a few times to get the lipstick “warmed” up so to speak. After that it’s all smooth sailing. I don’t particularly like cream lipsticks but these impressed me and the great thing is with a little clear gloss on top I’m a happy camper. Like most things UD it’s really the pigment that impresses most here. They simply do not skimp on color whenever they do a product and Revolution Lipstick is no exception to the rule.
69, Anarchy, Bang, Catfight, F-Bomb
Fiend, Jilted, Liar, Lovefight, Manic
Protest, Naked, Naked 2, Native, Obsessed
Rapture, Rush, Shame, Streak, Strip
Turn On, Venom
Overall, Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick is a winner. The pigment, packaging, formula, wear time, and sheer gorgeousness of these lipsticks is sure to please you. They do in fact gain a Muse Approval. Some of the shades are absolute must haves! I think you’ll love them as much as I do.
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These are available now at UrbanDecay.com and launch soon at Sephora, Ulta, and Macys.
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