July 12, 2013

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick Review

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick

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.

Take a look!

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.

Urban Decay Old Lipstick vs Revolution Lipstick

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.

Urban Decay 69 Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay 69 Revolution Lipstick


Urban Decay Anarchy Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Anarchy Revolution Lipstick


Urban Decay Bang Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Bang Revolution Lipstick


Urban Decay Catfight Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Catfight  Revolution Lipstick


Urban Decay F-Bomb Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay F-Bomb Revolution Lipstick


Urban Decay Fiend Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Fiend Revolution Lipstick


Urban Decay Jilted Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Jilted Revolution Lipstick


Urban Decay Liar Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Liar Revolution Lipstick


Urban Decay Lovelight Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Love Light Revolution Lipstick


Urban Decay Rush Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Rush Revolution Lipstick


Urban Decay Shame Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Shame Revolution Lipstick


Urban Decay Streak Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Strip Revolution Lipstick


Urban Decay Strip Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Streak Revolution Lipstick


Urban Decay Turn On Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Turn On Revolution Lipstick

Turn On

Urban Decay Venom Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Venom Revolution Lipstick


Urban Decay Manic Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Manic Revolution Lipstick


Urban Decay Naked 2 Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Naked 2 Revolution Lipstick

Naked 2

Urban Decay Naked Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Naked Revolution Lipstick


Urban Decay Native Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Native Revolution Lipstick


Urban Decay Obsessed Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Obsessed Revolution Lipstick


Urban Decay Protest Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Protest Revolution Lipstick


Urban Decay Rapture Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Rapture Revolution Lipstick


Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick 1

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick Swatches 1

69, Anarchy, Bang, Catfight, F-Bomb

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick 2

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick Swatches 2

Fiend, Jilted, Liar, Lovefight, Manic

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick 3

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick Swatches 3

Protest, Naked, Naked 2, Native, Obsessed

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick 4

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick Swatches 4

Rapture, Rush, Shame, Streak, Strip

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick 5

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick Swatches 5

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.

Tried them already?

Love to hear your thoughts!

Do share!

These are available now at UrbanDecay.com and launch soon at Sephora, Ulta, and Macys.

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Cj

    Geez! I feel so bad for you, having to put on wipe off put on wipe off repeat for all those pictures lol Quick someone donate makeup removing wipes to her!

  • Lucia

    lovelight, shame, manic and protest are the shades i most love on you

      • Bats

        Yo, I’ve never used Urban Decay lip gloss before, and I have pale skin and blonde hair, but I think shame would look nice on me.

  • Phyrra

    I think there were only 2 shades that I found on the sheer side – Lovelight and Streak (maybe?) but they’re still gorgeous. I wore Lovelight on top of Streak pencil and really liked that combination. I love the new formula. It feels really nice on the lips. Of course, Anarchy is my favorite <3 I like Shame on you!

    • the Muse

      lovelight was a little sheerer but still buildable ;-D! aw thanks! I wanna say venom is my fav but it looks awful on me hehe! It really wears STRONG! even when drinking!

      • reina

        i also got venom….love that one..a close MAC REBEL DUPE…LOVE IT! MY fav is TURN ON, 69, AND BANG..MAC NC40-42 FOR COLOR REF….IF U WANT A NICE PINK..GET TURN ON!

  • Aditi

    69, catfight, manic, venom, shame… I must have them! And how do you manage to make all the shades look absolutely fabulous on you, Muse! What’s your secret! πŸ™‚

    • the Muse

      YOU ARE WAY too kind aditi lol most of these shades don’t look fab on me but THANKS ;-D

  • Renu

    Each of them looks so good on you! I usually look at swatches-on-lips and buy, but in your case they all look so fabulous, so I’ll have to go all the way and swatch them myself! Especially Fiend, Liar, Rush, Streak, Naked and Turn On. And I bet they don’t look half as attractive on me πŸ™

    • the Muse

      you’re too kind renu! Some of these aren’t my shades :-/ I BET they’ll LOOK great πŸ™‚ <3! don't cheat yourself!

  • Caroline

    I want sixty nine and catfight but I think they’re too similar..

  • Kimmwc03

    What is your fav, Muse? I can’t decide they all look nice.

  • Jeannie

    Why oh why must these all be so wearable! I want them ALLLLLLLLLLL!! Thanks for the wonderful swatches & review!

    • the Muse

      you are very welcome πŸ˜€ maybe get them all during UD’s next FF!? lol!

  • Caroline

    Thanks for intrepidly modeling all of these for us! I’m dying over these. Must have Streak, Fiend and Turn On!!

    • the Muse

      lol my pleasure caroline intrepidly indeed as most of the shades aren’t really for my skin tone ;D

  • Missmacbeauty

    these colors look beautiful on you! and it looks like you worked hard on this πŸ™‚ good job!

  • Marina

    I LOVE Fiend, Liar, and Protest on you! I think I might have to add those to the wishlist…I’m surprised that for once I am not gravitating towards the more risque colors πŸ˜‰

    • the Muse

      THANK YOU! πŸ˜€ you’re too kind! ME too! I actually said the same to myself…I liked the nude shades better ;-D

    • sparklyblind

      I’m feeling the same way. Before, I could not be without Jilted, Trainwreck or the other superbrights. I personally hated the old Naked on me, it was so NOT “natutally naked & sexyy.” Rush was MY “Naked.” I wonder how they changed it up since I’m sure SOMETHING is different, now. Oh, btw- I actually requested UD email me a chart right when these launched to see what the comparable new vs vintage colors were and it really made me miss the old ones but luckily I was able to collect literally them all VERY early on back then, except for BUZZKILL (no “dupe” or comparison for that shade, btw) I did see that Rush was now “more opaque” according to UD and I’m not too sure I’ll be cool w that. It’s a shame!

      I’M shockingly not feeling very many of the colors they came out with. Where are shades like Apocalypse, Confession, even the UD oldtimer in all items from liners, shadows, to lips- GASH?! Also, nothing like Oil Slick, UD??
      Hopefully as it turns cooler within the next couple months along w the upcoming Holidays UD will roll out a few more colors on the heels of this Revolution launch and bring us those deep, vampy shades, the awesome and like “famous UD purples,” and not only an Oil Slick but this Time UD will release a Yeyo l/s so we can not only darken up as we could w the vintage Oil Slick but sort of “lighten” or add a shimmer topping with a lipstick verson of the 24/7 Yeyo pencil!

      I do REALLY want to give these such a try but I feel Lovelight, which is the sheerest of all which sort of seems to defeat their purpose in my head, would be the 1 I pay out for and since it seems that is 1 of I think it seems ONLY 3 of these that have a sort of shimmer to not be very “True to this new UD creamy, badass, luxury formulation,” so therefore not representative of the line and will mislead me.

      I DO think that since I loved the old Jilted and Rush (although I literally stocked up enough of those when they were seemingly outright giving them away) that I’ll give in and order those 2 for comparison to the old, but Jilted also seems to hv a shimmer to it, but since Rush does not I feel I’d get the new formula’s representation.

      When UD presented the swatches at first I wanted and loved immediately like EVERY bright shade- Catfight, Anarchy, etc… (even Manic- which I was really thinking was a great “me shade” turned into the worst vintage shade on me: Voodoo but now they ALL are looking to be Honest, terrible on regular people!!

      (I get the feeling UD is catering to like, Lady Gaga OR SOMETHING…. and it’s not a put down but to wear certain lip shades you really often must build your entire look even down (or up) to your hair color to rock them or they end up looking just ridiculous. I’m extremely accepting of the drama brights but from YEARS of personal use, experience, work, etc. you need to have a “backdrop” that matches & compliments and the easiest way is to have a similar color in your hair- a shade or few even of pink or purple, something like that, even a streak, even if just clip-in. That maintains a sort of “foundation” that just makes these things work. I was VERY MUCH UN-sold when I looked through the UD I guess staff women modeling the shades in business suits, etc. IDK, it’s just not working in my eye. If you wear “fun, badass” clothing things look great, and that is why I said just having the color “affect” in your hair as a sort of setting to your look, you’ll be able to wear most anything and still rock these “insanely pigmented” shades.)

      As I said I’m oddly gravitating toward the more nude, natural, naked shades and Fiend, Liar, Protest, even oddly, Strip, as well as Rapture (but NOT Naked, Naked 2 and DEF not Native) and a few others are looking nice, since I have seen them on you, but the worst look in my opinion is when a “nude” lipstick that no matter how truly natural the color is, the formula is just sort of like so totally NOT “natural” looking in that it looks thick on the lips, so yes- you get coverage/pigmentation, but for some reason it is not “smooth” meaning it gathers in the lines of your lips and appears even more opaque there. To me, that just looks gross! That is how the old Lovechild would show on me (as well as the MAC Lady Gaga l/s) and that is something I’M personally concerned about as it seems they maybe tried to put the best of all worlds together and usually, that just can’t work as something must be sacrificed to get the True Perfect outcome.

      I also am really loving Venom but Shame as well a ALOT MORE of these are seeming to be such SERIOUS CHAMELEONS!! They look so different on EVERYONE! Even UD’S description turned me off as they described it being more “brown” than the “red, plum/purples” as compared to Apocalypse, Confession, and Gash… and their site pics, I mean the airbrushed awesome world of the Perfect UD model etc. CANNOT be trusted, BUT I do think Shame looks very nice on you, Muse, which then makes me want it, again!!
      I’m the type that totally binges!! It’s ALL or nothing w me when it comes to this sort of thing! And after seeing these on so many “real” people after getting mad pumped over my first views of the swatches, I’m not feeling so pumped any longer… BUT, I DO WANT TO GIVE YOU A HUGE THANK YOU FOR MODELING EACH SHADE FOR US, MUSE, because you have tones of eye, skin, and hair SO similar to mine that you are really the best to showcase these if UD wants any orders from me, haa πŸ˜›

      Again, sorry so long!!

      Also, WHY drop the teardrop product tube, UD?? WTH??!! This shape I SO hate!! I feel like UD is basically pushing their lipbrushes as an “add-on sale” now, it’s going unsaid for the most part but already I have seen it twice recommended/pictured being used in their blog and then will come the harder push of all their brushes. Personally, lip liner pencil or NOT, I NEED the pointed teardrop to apply l/s and it’s a real shame they changed that.
      And I really see no “improvement of the packaging since what they decreased in thickness they just added in height. Plus, I have read multiple reviewers stating they cannot put this tube design in their purse now because as it rolls around, the actual product is rolled up!! That is ALL wrong, no fun, or cool. You’d think that the people at UD would carry these around w them during the developement stages to test that. People reported returning the item due to this already, even. The old item never did that and NO l/s I have ever owned did that, not even the cheapie 1990’s Hard Candy shade rip-off’s I bought at Claire’s way back then!!!

      Anyhow, I’m not sure UD has quite nailed it yet when it comes to lipstick, unfortunately since even I am not nuts to buy instantly EVERY shade I even remotely think will flatter me and I’m BAD and I MEAN HORRIBLE at controlling my UD IMPULSES!!

  • Libby

    I foresee a lot of shopping in my near future! Lipsticks are my ultimate weakness.

    Thanks for the swatches/review, Muse and these look absolutely lovely on you! I was scrolling and I kept thinking, ooooh that looks great on her…so does this one, and this one, and this one?! Lol

    • the Muse

      AW libby you are FAR too kind to say so! I love lipsticks too! I surely hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

  • April

    Holy moly you tried soo many!! These are great swatches though, thanks soo much for this post!

  • BB

    WOW! Muse, these all look lovely on you! You are very lucky to be able to try all these different shades! Woo hooo! I hope you’ll make good use of them!
    Obsessed, Streak, and Lovelight look particularly fabulous on you!
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    You can follow that link and enter the code β€œfreebox” to get your first box for free (you just have to pay around 3.95 for shipping).
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  • May

    I’m loving all of the mauve-y pinkish nude shades but Jilted looks like an EXACT dupe for NARS Funny Face, which I love and have been using all summer. Thanks for the swatches!

  • Angela kirk

    Bang, catfight, naked, streak made your lips pop! I usually don’t spend that much on lipsticks but I am going to have to get a couple of these. Thank you for swatching them for us!

  • Cindy Ramirez

    Wow! These are just lovely! I’m a little surprised, some of them look so dark in the tube but come out lighter on the lips. Great swatches though, I’m deff going to be ordering some of these pretties πŸ˜€

  • Meredith

    I must try the Fiend! How do these compare to the Too Faced La Creme line in terms of creaminess? My lips tend to be dry so I’m always on the lookout for creamy lipsticks. Thanks!

  • KM Fern

    OMG I have been waiting for UD to release new lipsticks. Thanks for the swatches!!!!!

  • Majick

    I wanted to try these but ordering a nude without swatching is disastrous. I wear similar shades as you so THANK YOU for doing the lip pic thing. I did order one but my head nearly exploded trying to settle LOL. I am waiting for a “Catfight” πŸ±πŸ’„πŸ’‹ I went for a bright that I don’t have a lot of. Seeing it on you I’m sure I’m going to love it. I also know the few I can eliminate. They all look good but some are just better. Thanks again!

    • the Muse

      yay happy to hear it majick πŸ˜€ how do you like them did they arrive already!? ;-D I hope the ones you got are great πŸ˜€ my pleasure!

      • Majick

        I got cat fight and really like it. What I think is funny, on my lips it’s very dark red/ fuschia and photographs exactly like a coral. LoL
        This color wears like iron. Does not migrate in the least. Is a little dry but not uncomfortable. It will cost the coffee cup but the staying power is there.

        Personally, I think the case alone is one of my favorite lippie cases of all time. Truly badass! LoL. I will def be getting more shades when Ulta has F&F or a 20% off coupon.

        I also snagged some UD pencils for 1/2 price: covet, graffiti, binge, deviant, and gunmetal. All beautiful and such a score!

        • the Muse

          yay sounds like a success Majick! πŸ™‚ it’s def a grown up packaging compared to the old ud lipsticks πŸ˜€ wahooo very sweet!

  • DivaDebbi

    This was wonderful! Gosh you are a trooper! Loved the rosy nudes like Fiend on you. remarkably, i have never tried. UD lipstick. Maybe it was the Goth lethal packaging. These look much more appealing. Love that they skipped the fragrance and flavoring too.

    Thanks for a great, honest as usual review Muse!


  • Nina

    You model the shades amazingly. I’m so glad I saw them on your lips— your entire face—on your particular complexion. It helped me discern which shades will flatter me, and changed my mind based on a previous site’s review. After all, I want to buy a couple AND the liners….and I am not made of money— so thank you, thank you for your service. πŸ˜‰ You rock!

    • the Muse

      aw thanks nina πŸ™‚ I’m glad it was helpful!!!!!!!!!!! so flattered πŸ™‚

  • Abryda

    They are all gorgeous & creamy I can’t wait to try a few, there’s just to many to choose from that’s the problem. With fall coming up though I might lean towards the bolder shades. They all looked great on you too what a task that was I certainly appreciate it. Thank you

    • the Muse

      aw thanks abyrda πŸ™‚ you’re most most welcome πŸ™‚

  • Mary

    Thank you, kindly, for going to the trouble to wear all of the shades, Muse! I found Liar aed 2 very flattering on you. I have similar faur skin so U will try the nude tones on my lips next jaunt to Sephora. Stay cool and hydrated!

    • the Muse

      my pleasure mary πŸ™‚ thank you! you as well be careful it’s a hot one today!

  • Elizabeth

    The 2008 lipsticks were not the original release! They were also a revamp. The original UD lipsticks (which were around from maybe 1996, when I bought my first one, to… sometime in the early to mid 2000s) came in a matte gunmetal tube that looked a little bit like a bullet. They came in a variety of finishes, and some of them were double-sided in the tube… two that I had were Crime/Punishment and Manic/Depressive. The shades usually coordinated closely but were different finishes… IIRC Crime/Punishment was cranberry, but creme on one side and sheer on the other. Manic/Depressive was my favorite: a typically frosty UD color on one side and a much darker, more metallic version on the other. More here: http://www.epinions.com/review/Urban_Decay_Skitz_o_Styx_Duo_Lipstick/content_109579701892?sb=1

    Anyway, I stopped using my old UD lipsticks years ago, but I never threw them away, partly because I could never find satisfactory replacements for Lounge and Manic/Depressive and I wanted to keep them around as long as I could for swatching. It looks like this collection’s “Manic” might actually be the old one, or very similar. MAC had a liquid lipstick shade called Alta Moda that was close. I never compared the lipstick I bought from the last collection, Gravity, but it might be close.

    Kind of disappointed that this collection doesn’t have a Gash or a Kiss yet, though! Other than that it looks great. UD lipsticks have always had better staying power on me than almost any other brand, with a nice feel on the lip that you don’t get from formulas that are actually made to be long-wearing. I hope these live up to the tradition!

    • sparklyblind

      Yup, those of us, ahem, “old” enough can remember being able to buy a bottle of their original polish at Spencers in the mall… (OMG YES, Spencers!! hahaaa!!) And I was sooo pumped THAT IT WAS ON CLEARANCE OR i’D NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO AFFORD IT!! AND when UD was True in their presenting that Hard Candy came first and is, in fact, actually the “big sister” of Urban Decay.

      ( But all of that is forever ago History since now Walmart owns Hard Candy… who would have EVER seen that coming in the great old ’90’s??!! )

      One point I REALLY DO want to make in reply, though, is that they REALLY should just STOP with all these “bling-bling” variations when it comes to the tube design, both inner and outer. Aside from me just personally hating the new totally round shape of the actual lipstick (totally not convenient or even a natural shape for lips… I HATE YSL’s tubes like that, too…) I really believe “UD” needs to take a real trip down memory lane and return to their “Urban Decay” roots a bit. They seem to be riding their horse a tad too high sometimes, I feel, and they need to stop it before anything worse than that “China incident.”

      Anyhow, I think bringing back the bullet (I should put that on a shirt and recommend it to UD in their “Lifestyle” Section: “BRING BACK THE BULLET!!”) may serve them very well. It’s just a better. more natural shape PLUS they can then do the dup sticks again like I JUST saw yesterday their email announcing a couple of duo eye shadow compacts.

  • Petitez

    F-bomb and Fiend looks great on you!
    Thanks for the swatches!

  • Pamela

    Cat fight, lovelight, and streak need to be mine! Ok maybe naked too.

  • sanya

    Hi! Was wondering which of the new Revolution lipsticks is closest in colour to my all-time favourite UD shade: Gash.

    • Ruth

      Hey I know I am super late but if you don’t already know Gash is available for purchase on the UD website. According to temptalia it is pretty close to the original. Hope that helps!!

  • Vanessa

    Muse! My friend is devastated because her fave red lipstick (best red by milani) is out of stock & nowhere to be found! Would you say F-bomb or any other one of these is comparable?

    • the Muse

      I don’t think I have best red Vanessa so can’t compare sorry.

  • Meredith

    Those al look gorgeous on you! Fiend will be mine. Oh yes, it will be mine. By the way, how do these compare in texture/creaminess to the Too Faced La Creme line? I have dry lips and always need to make sure my lips do not become the Sahara. Thanks so much!

    • the Muse

      hi there meredith thanks so much πŸ˜€ Too Faced La Creme are FAR more moisturizing and have a lighter texture. You might find Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick a bit drying in comparison especially if your lips are dry to begin with….def can’t compare the two formulas, they are vastly different dear!

      • Meredith

        Thanks so much Muse! Hmm…mayhap I will have to see if I can find a dupe for Fiend among the La Creme line. Or I may just throw caution to the wind and put balm on my lips and give Fiend a try regardless!

        • the Muse

          up to you meredith πŸ™‚ buy from sephora they have an excellent return policy if you do buy and hate.

          • Meredith

            Couldn’t stand it so I had to drive to Sephora and try Fiend. I was the first person to try them since they weren’t even out–they just had the shades they’d received in a box in the back. I was so glad I had read your reviews and decided which ones I really wanted to try since it was hard to get an idea just looking at boxes. I tried the Fiend first and it was the winner overall. It’s MLBB. Although it’s moisturizing, this lipstick is drier than the La Creme, as you said. But the upside is that you get more of a staining effect. The first time I wore Fiend it lasted about 3 hours and I ate and drank during that time. So I’m in love and thank you so much for doing this review and all these swatches! Looking forward to trying more when they have the testers all out and the display is set up!

  • Janet

    Bang and Native looks great on you. Striking color, packaging and formula. Thanks for the review post.

  • hayhaygirl

    Thanks for the great review!! Can’t believe you did all the shades!! Loving F-Bomb – such a beautiful vibrant red!

    Keep it up girl – you’re beautiful! <3

    • the Muse

      aw thanks hay hay girl you’re lovely to say so I’m glad the review was helpful πŸ˜€

  • jane

    I am addicted to 2 lippies- black honey by Clinique and Blue Jean by Lipstick queen but would love to try these- which colors do you think come closest to them in the Urban Decay. By the way they all look great on you.

  • lisa

    i bought RAPTURE over the weekend, love it. now i want fiend, lovelight, manic, shame and protest. πŸ™‚

  • Melissa

    I went to Sephora yesterday and tried on NEARLY every shade! The colors look way brighter on you, and a lot lighter on me, which tends to happen to nearly every lipstick I wear. But I wound up walking out with Jilted. Love it. Next on my wishlist is 69, F-Bomb, Venom, and Manic (which looks so deep and red on you, but was more of a natural color on me!)

    • the Muse

      hiya melissa I guess it depends how pigmented your lips are πŸ™‚ they were quite rich on my lips…! I’m glad you got a shade you loved though ;D!

  • deborah

    you mean you bought them all?
    I’m going to make it very simple for you :
    Whatever you put on your face, you always look the same with the hairband.
    Good Lord, how can your blog receive so many views?

    I know you will not accept this comment, of course

    • Isabella Muse

      nope, I did not buy them all Deborah. Please see the disclosures on the top and bottom of this post. I’m really sorry to hear you don’t like my face, my blog, or the review but you do not have an option not to visit or comment. You’re obviously wasting your time here to insult me, my website, etc…, time that can be better spent doing something that you do enjoy! Just don’t read here if you aren’t enjoying the content my dear. Lord knows I wish I had MORE time in my day to do the things I like why bother yourself with negativity when you can use your precious time doing something else you enjoy right? Apologies if the site isn’t to your liking! I hope you do find a website/blog/beauty spot on the Internet you do enjoy. Have a good day!

    • Isabella Muse

      aw thanks serene! Just don’t think she should spend time on Musings of a Muse if it is such a negative experience for her. Total waste of time if you’re not enjoying the site! Best to find somewhere she does like reading and enjoy herself there versus wasting time ranting at me.

      • petitez

        True. Why read something you don’t like? I still enjoy reading your blog after all these years! I’m also following you on Instagram! lol…… πŸ˜›

        • Isabella Muse

          exactly shrug lord knows I wish I had more time my day and I def wouldn’t use it to troll around blogs I hated lol! AW THANKS FOR THE FOLLOW on Instagram! You’ve probably my oldest reader Serene πŸ˜€ you prob remember the mySpace blog haha ;-D and of course, cozy cot!

  • sparklyblind


    Anyway, thanks to your perfect to model cosmetics face I finally caved and bought a few colors. I already had 2 deluxe 69 samples so I was ok w the formula feel, how it wore, etc. I decided TRULY based on your awesome and I know Time consuming photos, your eye, hair, and skin color SO HELP me out!!

    I wanted to just go ahead and step out of my comfort zone and grab Bang! I even got the matching liner and even though I only wore it 1x, to the eye Dr, it felt like an extra fun day! That color is crazy and totally BANG. It was hilarious because my step-dad’s face was so shocked because I put it on in the waiting room so 1 second I was sitting bare-faced (I wanted to just have “bam lips) and the next, “BANG!”

    I also stepped out of my usual zone with the pale pink Native, also git the matching pencil. I’m surprised it looks ok on me πŸ™‚ Then I decided to get Strip based on yiur pics as a new for me neutral and got Fiend, too, which I was REALLY wanting and to go w those 2 I got the 24/7 in Rush. Overall I feel Fiend pulls a bit more brown than it looks on others on me and that kinda makes me sad since pinks look best on me. I feel like I want to grab Rush next since that was MY “Naked” in the last round of UD l/s but when I sampled it instore it seemed to pull orange, as did Lovelight. These are weird, they really seem to do a switchy act once on and warmed up and seriously neither swatches or just “in the tube” can guide you!

    We all aren’t made of money but it’s awesome to be able to enjoy something nice and pretty and new like these you know?
    I think next, aside from trying Rush again, I’m going to try Venom, Shame, Jilted, Rapture and maybe Carfight and F-Bomb but I think I’ve found all the “nudes” that will look the best on me already.
    Thanks, Muse! And thank you for being Honest, ACTUALLY wearing them for us (unlike others who get all this stuff free, yet are still, in my opinion- lazy, bloggers who shall remain nameless) and thanks for letting me write my sorry so long comments!!
    P.S- I think even just picking up 1 or 2 of the pencils, which are cheaper is a nice idea because you can really just play around w them, use them alone or w other lipsticks to add a bigger color pop. Plus, the 24/7’s REALLY STAY PUT. I was personally let down by the amount of transfer w these new Revolutions. It may not be noticeable on my lips but it’s SO aanoyingly easily transferred onto EVERYTHING, I guess because they never do a sort of “setting” thing… but that is what keeps them comfyer than other longwearing lippies. My Mom, who is like the Queen of long wearing lippies, was even SO pumped over these and felt the same way. (She was devastated when they discontinued her go-to Sellout, as well as Voodoo but now she loves Manic, which I suggested for her and I also sent her this page to see your lovely smile modeling each shade πŸ™‚ So, thanks again from us both!)

  • Lisa

    This is SO helpful, thank you so much! I found a link to this post on Sephora and know exactly which shade I want to order now. Fingers crossed it looks as good on me as it does on you! πŸ™‚

    • Isabella Muse

      aw hope you love it Lisa and thanks for commenting πŸ™‚

  • Whitneyloo

    What blush are you wearing, I love it!! I’m a blush/lipstick fanatic. Just ordered streak/native..so excited πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • Isabella Muse

      aw thanks whitney! GIRL I wish I can remember but I’m not sure….! I’m sorry! but enjoy your lippies ;-D

  • Samantha Wong

    Lovely swatches! I might just cave in and buy a few of these lipsticks for myself. Cheers πŸ™‚

  • katie

    I LOVE these lipsticks! i dont envy you right now having to wipe them off loads of times haha! i have a great dupe for venom on my blog!

  • Amie

    I’m just curious, how do you afford to buy every shade of makeup? I am very into and didn’t know if you get samples maybe. ThanksA