April 28, 2015

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick 1

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick ($22) launched in 10 permanent shades with the Urban Decay Spring 2015 Collection. Urban Decay created Sheer Revolution Lipstick in a bid to combine the best of their Revolution Lipstick but in a new, original formula that was sheerer, more hydrating, and shiny!

It was an interesting pick for Spring because who doesn’t want lighter color on lips as the weather begins to warm up right?

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Let’s take a look!

Sheer Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick is a misnomer as this formula is anything but sheer! Granted these aren’t as pigmented as the original Sheer Revolution Lipstick but they are still packing pigment on a very nice level.

I think you might automatically want to compare them to past tinted lip balm formula like say Revlon’s Colorburst Lip Butter but really they are in a class all their own. The new formula has a blend of shea butter and jojoba with olive and babassu oils to give them a more moisturizing formula.

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipsticks

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipsticks swatches

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick Swatches (Sheer Obsessed, Sheer Rapture, Sheer Shame, Sheer Slowburn)

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick swatches

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick Swatches (Sheer Anarchy, Sheer F-Bomb, Sheer Ladyflower, Sheer Liar)

UD Sheer Revolution Lipstick swatches

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick Swatches (Sheer Streak, Walk of Shame)

The formula isn’t only different but also the packaging as these come in a light purple metallic barrel so you can store them along with your Revolution Lipsticks and know the difference between the two courtesy the fact these are in different packaging.

This formula is very balmy with a slight stickiness on the initial application. Urban Decay calls them smooth and buttery but I felt they dragged on the first application but no worries as the formula warms up it becomes considerably more melty and balmy in consistency. The formula is thinner than the original lipsticks! You can’t confuse this formula with a lipstick as is in fact a lip balm texture but unlike a lip balm these have excellent pigmentation. There’s some translucency here so your natural lip color will show through with certain shades but with a little layering the colors are fairly opaque and provide very nice color coverage for a tinted balm.

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick sheer slowburn

Urban Decay sheer slowburn Sheer Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer Slowburn Sheer Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick sheer rapture

Urban Decay  sheer rapture Sheer Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer Rapture Sheer Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay sheer shame Sheer Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick sheer shame

Urban Decay Sheer Shame Sheer Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer Anarchy Sheer Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick Sheer Anarchy

Urban Decay Sheer Anarchy Sheer Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer F Bomb Sheer Revolution Lipstick 6

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick Sheer F Bomb

Urban Decay Sheer F Bomb Sheer Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick Sheer Ladyflower

Urban Decay Sheer Ladyflower Sheer Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer Ladyflower Sheer Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer Liar Sheer Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick sheer liar

Urban Decay Sheer Liar Sheer Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick sheer obsessed

Urban Decay sheer obsessed Sheer Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer Obsessed Sheer Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay sheer streak sheer Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick sheer streak

Urban Decay Sheer Streak Sheer Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick walk of shame

Urban Decay Walk of Shame Sheer Revolution Lipstick

I happen to be a huge lip balm girl so I find these a step above and beyond your traditional tinted lip balm. I can get about four to five hours of wear from these as well which is a lot longer than any tinted balm I own. They do not have a taste or fragrance that I detect so if you’re sensitive that’s always a good thing. Funny as they contain a host of great ingredients but aside from light hydration I didn’t really feel they were super moisturizing but not drying either so I can’t complain!

As we approach the warmer weather I’m all about lighting up my makeup and Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick pack not only excellent pigment but also a lighter, thinner formula that wears comfortable for hours on end!

I’m a fan of the original and you can count me a fan of the sheer version as well!

Do like!

Available now at Ulta, Ulta.com, Sephora, Sephora.com, and at urbandecay.com.

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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  • Alison

    I bought one of these after a UD makeover at my local Ulta. I admittedly didn’t see the point of these at first and wasn’t at all thrilled and figured they’d be a pass. After trying it out I fell in love and ended up purchasing Ladyflower and I will more than likely be adding more to my collection soon. They are so light and moisturizing I almost don’t feel like I’m wearing anything at all and the color is divine. I should have know better than to second guess UD!

  • Caroline

    i like the pink shades ones on you best…:-)

    I will have to give these a try. I purchased ( and this is where I’m getting a massive brain-fade and am too lazy to get out of bed to look ..) one UD Revolution lipstick…and wasn’t impressed. I found it didn’t go on smoothly, bug I only tried it twice….gash? Yeah! Gash … The sheer ones seem more up my ally.

    Thanks for the info and review!

  • kimmyyy

    Wow, these look so smooth! I don’t know if this will really make sense, but it looks like you’re not even wearing something because of how nicely they blend with the lip! Almost like a stain. ๐Ÿ™‚ Maybe that’s because they’re a slightly lighter formula? I don’t think I’ve ever considered buying a UD lip product, but I’m seriously crushing on Rapture, Shame, F Bomb and Streak! Uhg, your blog has tempted me to spend so much money on makeup! ๐Ÿ˜›

    • Isabella Muse

      agreed! they are really smooth looking ๐Ÿ˜€ haha Kimmyyy sorry girl!

  • Genevieve

    Love that Sheer Shame colour – really gorgeous, especially on you Isabella.