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Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick Naked, Native, Obsessed, Streak, Venom Review & Swatches

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Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick Review

I recently had the pleasure of swatching some of Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencils, which I loved, so I'm really excited to share some of Urban Decay' Revolution lipsticks today!


Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick Profile

Urban Decay recently released their Revolution lipstick line, which currently consists of 22 shades that vary from nudes to ultra-bright or vampy. Urban Decay states on their site that ingredients in these lipsticks will plump and soften lips while offering super pigmented coverage. The new gunmetal packaging has a slight purple tint to it and it feels nice and heavy. I love it!

Price

These retail for $22 each. 

Where to Buy

These can be purchased directly through Urban Decay HERE a well as through their authorized beauty retailers such as Sephora and Ulta.


Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick Naked Swatch & Review


Urban Decay Naked Swatch
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Naked

Shade

Naked is a pink-leaning nude with a creamy, glossy finish. It is probably one of the most complimentary medium-toned nude lippies I have ever tried. For girls with complexions like mine (Asian medium with cool-neutral undertones) it can be hard to find nudes and neutrals that work. This definitely did the trick!

Application

This had a super creamy formula that glided right on. While I prefer applying lipstick using a lip brush (just a personal preference) I applied this straight from the tube and found it was easy to do with this shade.

Pigmentation

This is definitely very pigmented, despite being a creamy nude color. I did 2 passes over my lips to achieve full opacity. 

Wear

This wore like a dream! It's light-weight, hydrating, smooth and just all around lovely. I never comment on the longevity of wear with lipsticks because I have always gotten significantly less wear than the average person on every product I've ever tried (just my skin texture), so you may want to reference other blog if you're concerned about wear. I wore this without a lip liner to evaluate the lipstick on it own. Combined with the Naked lip pencil, I personally think that this would last a very long time. 

My Thoughts

I am beyond impressed with both the color and formula of Naked. I struggle on a regular basis with finding nudes and neutrals that work for me and this absolutely did! I think it would actually be quite complementary on a number of complexions. This is the kind of color you can throw on and run out the door (which isn't something I find often because I'm so picky). If you're looking for a mid-tone pink-leaning nude that's super comfortable to wear--this is it!


Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick Native Swatch & Review


Urban Decay Native Swatch
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Native

Shade

Native is a pale pink that I would consider to be a nude lip color as well. It isn't a white-based light pink per say, more of a fleshy pale pink. It has a creamy, glossy finish similar to Naked.

Application

This had a super creamy formula that glided right on. While I prefer applying lipstick using a lip brush (just a personal preference) I applied this straight from the tube and found it was easy to do with this shade.

Pigmentation

Though it's a lighter shade, I found it was pigmented enough to offer fully opaque coverage on my lip with 2 layers. I do not have super pigmented lips naturally, but I find lighter shades are sometimes more difficult to achieve opaque coverage with regardless. This was fabulous!

Wear

This was similar to Naked--creamy, soft, hydrating and light on the lips. 

My Thoughts

I really like this color and I know I'll definitely be pairing it with some darker, smoky eyes this fall! All around just a fabulous color to have on hand for days you need a softer, lighter lip.


Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick Obsessed Swatch & Review


Urban Decay Obsessed Swatch
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Obsessed

Shade

Obsessed is a soft, lighter-medium tulip pink. This has a very creamy, glossy finish.

Application

The formula on this color is slightly thinner than the others, so it's even smoother to apply (though the others are the epitome of creamy lipstick as well). It reminds me a bit of Poppy King's formulas for reference--equally as lovely!

Pigmentation

As I mentioned above, the formula on this shade is slightly thinner, so I applied 2 generous layers to achieve opacity. I would recommend that if you want more bold coverage that you use it in conjunction with a complementary lip pencil such as Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-On lip pencil in Obsessed.

Wear

This is slightly slicker (though just as wonderfully comfortable) than the other lip shades and as it's thinner, I would assume it will wear a bit quicker on other people as it did on me in comparison with the other shades. I would recommend pairing it with a complementary lip pencil to extend its wear if you're hoping to wear it without touching it up somewhat frequently. If you choose not to wear a lip pencil underneath it, you'll still find it very pleasant on your lips comfort- and hydration-wise.

My Thoughts

This is a very pretty color and I love the way it feels on the lips. The fact that it's slightly thinner than the others to me means that it's the type of lipstick you could throw on in the car for a quick wash of pretty color. It's lower maintenance to apply, but may perhaps need more frequent touch-ups. To me that's a great trade-off and makes it a great on-the-go color.


Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick Streak Swatch & Review


Urban Decay Revolution Swatch
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Streak

Shade

Streak is a creamy pink-leaning coral that reminds me a bit of a guava. It offers a glossy finish. It is not identical in shade to its 24/7 Glide-On lip pencil counterpart and does not include sparkles. Streak lip pencil is extremely vibrant and leans more orange while Streak Revolution lipstick is softer in hue and more pink-coral.

Application

This had a super creamy formula that glided right on similar to Native and Naked. Lovely to work with!

Pigmentation

I found that this offered complete opacity with 2 layers on its own. 

Wear

This was similar to Naked and Native--creamy, soft, hydrating and light on the lips. If you wanted to pair it with a lip pencil to extend its wear you could obviously pair it with Streak (which would give you a more vibrant, slightly sparkly orange-coral) or perhaps a softer color such as Obsessed to keep it pink-leaning.

My Thoughts

If you've been dying to wear coral lipstick, but you're afraid it will be too shockingly vibrant, this is one of the sweetest coral lipsticks I've come across in a long time. It is a soft, flattering shade of coral that brightens the face without being too over the top (though we all know I don't mind over the top as well). Definitely give this one a try!


Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick Venom Swatch & Review


Urban Decay Venom Swatch
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Venom

Shade

Venom is an absolutely stunning plumby wine with a semi-matte, satin finish. Venom lip pencil leans a bit more brown-purple (though the brown is extremely slight), while Venom lipstick has a tiny bit more of a red-wine hue to it. The color is stunning!

Application

Of the 5 lipsticks I reviewed this had a very different texture, but it was equally as wonderful and easy to work with. This is very smooth, but not quite as buttery as the other formulas. It glides on easily, but I found I achieved a more precise, even application with a lip brush than straight from the tube. It does not tug on the lips.

Pigmentation

The pigmentation on this one is ... phenomenal! It is 100% opaque and even with 1 layer on its own. Just amazing all around.

Wear

As I mentioned above, I don't typically comment on wear because everything wears so quickly on me without using some special products/techniques. However, the wear on this was absolutely amazing on its own (without liner or other product). 

My Thoughts

What can I say? I'm in love. The color is stunning, the finish is beautiful and the wear and pigmentation are beyond amazing. I'm so curious to see if any of the other Revolution lipsticks have this same finish/texture now! If you're looking for a semi-matte fall color, seriously, run don't walk to your nearest Urban Decay-carrying store and buy it now!


Final Re-Cap


Price

These retail for $22 each. 

Where to Buy

These can be purchased directly through Urban Decay HERE a well as through their authorized beauty retailers such as Sephora and Ulta.

Final Thoughts

Urban Decay, in my opinion, has assembled a magnificent collection of lipsticks that are both beautifully pigmented and delightful on the lips. I think it's safe to say that if you like lipsticks, you'll be able to find at least 1 color (though probably realistically handfuls of colors) you adore. All of these colors and formulas were lovely to work with and I will absolutely be integrating all of them into my fall beauty routine. I think I need a bunch more of these in my life (specifically Jilted, 69, F-Bomb, Catfight, Bang and Anarchy--you know I can't keep away from the vibrant ones) and will be sure to share additional swatches once I get my hands on them. As far as the price tag goes, I personally don't have an issue investing in good lipsticks, so if you're going to splurge on a lippy I strongly suggest considering these. I have a super crush on Urban Decay Revolution lippies and I plan to spend a good deal of quality time enjoying them!

Have you tried Urban Decay's Revolution Lipsticks? Which is your favorite?

Note: Products in this post were provided by PR/the brand. All opinions stated above are my own based on my personal experience and have not been influenced by PR/the brand.

12 comments :

  1. Venom looks killer on you!

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    1. Thank you! It is such an amazing color!

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  2. Venom and Streak are now on my Want list! These are probably the BEST swatches I've seen of these lipsticks!!

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    1. Thanks so much!!! Let me know how you like them once you get Venom and Streak ;)

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  3. Anonymous5:02 PM

    Love Streak and Venom! My kind of shades! Very lovely on you! <3 (P.S. Got my mail from you! THANK YOU! <3)

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    1. Thank you! Gorgeous, right? Oh yay :)

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  4. Very nice! I love all these shades on you, and they sound like a great quality (as I would expect!).

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    1. Thank you! The quality is amazing!

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  5. OMG I have never needed a colour more than Venom before (besides my usual reds, but you know I'm a red matte lip gal. F-bomb here I come!...hell, the entire first row of shades on the UD site will be mine...along with the bright pinks and the vampy shades. Forget it I want them all, but I'm prioritising with the reds, then bright pinks, then plums/wines and then the nude-ish shades.)
    Okay that's a lie, whenever I see an amazing red I want it and the first time I saw Milani's Best Red lippy, I needed it as much as oxygen.
    I believe I have a problem. These swatches are so amazing too. Did you use Ozone when applying any of these babies or was the corresponding lip pencil enough? Ozone must be a great multitasker actually, if it's eye-safe, it could work well instead of sticky tape for a great sharp edge or the like.
    Ramble ramble, these lipsticks look amazing so I'm glad they more than live up to the hype as the pricetag is hefty. Like the Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes, I'm happy they're worth their weight in gold.

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    1. When I swatch lipsticks I never use lip pencils unless they come in a set with the lipstick so that you can see how the lipsticks look and perform on their own, so these were all swatched solo (no lip liner at all)! Crazy right?

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