A couple weeks ago Urban Decay started a revolution. They unleashed a new line of lipsticks unto the world and their permanent collection — the Revolution Lipsticks — and I kid you not, I’ve been wearing them almost every day since.
Renowned for their iconic palettes (hello, Naked!) and eyeshadow singles, UD decided to show some love to lips, and mine certainly love what they’ve done here. This new line of 22 lipsticks keeps the brand firmly near the front of the pack.
Costing $22 each but looking and feeling more extravagant than that, they seem like a bargain next to lippies from Tom Ford and Dolce & Gabbana.
With their concentrated pigments and creamy, smooth formula, even colors that can normally be tricky and uneven, like beiges and pale neutral pinks, apply without a hitch. A single swipe is all it takes.
I find myself having to reapply them after meals, but they easily handle tea. Between meals, I get at least 4-5 hours from them.
Thicker and creamier than Urban Decay’s old lipsticks — the ones with the swirls on the packaging and the silver dagger — they feel more significant (and better) on my lips, but aren’t what I’d call heavy. Not like a ton of product plastered on my pout. I think of them as lipsticks for lipsticks lovers, but if you gravitate toward featherweight glosses and lip colors that look barely there, these are probably not what you need.
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick ($22 each)
Oh, and do you remember the gnarly (I thought so) brown sugar flavor and scent of UD’s old lipsticks? Gone. They swapped it for a pleasantly faint vanilla that fades fast.
As far as downsides, they don’t quench my lips if they’re extra thirsty, but at least they apply so smoothly that they don’t emphasize dry spots or flakes.
I was kind of surprised not to see any cray-cray lip colors, goth black shades, or anything really hard edged or filled with big chunks of glitter. Not that I’m complaining. I think there’s a nice, wide range of wearable, flattering brights and neutrals here.
It just seems…unusual to see so many conservative colors from UD at the same time. Maybe they’re trying to hook gals/guys who fell hard for Naked and Naked2.
Being cuckoo for coral, I would’ve liked to see more warm shades, as many of these lean cool and neutral, but hey, there’s always next time. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for a future limited edition release.
I think UD’s got a winner here with creamy, comfortable, super saturated colors and downright elegant packaging for just $22. Good job, guys.
PRICE: $22 each
AVAILABILITY: Permanent, and available now at Urban Decay counters and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A-
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,