My Lips Would Stage a Coup for These New $22 Urban Decay Revolution Lipsticks

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Urban Decay Streak Revolution Lipstick

Wearing Urban Decay’s coral pink Revolution Lipstick in Streak, one of 22 shades in UD’s new Revolution Lipstick line

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)

Urban Decay Shame Revolution Lipstick 1

Shame, a deep berry

Urban Decay Venom Revolution Lipstick 2

Venom, a bright plum

Urban Decay Jilted Revolution Lipstick 3

Jilted, a deep fuchsia shimmer with blue shift

Urban Decay Anarchy Revolution Lipstick 4

Anarchy, a bright fuchsia

Urban Decay Turn On Revolution Lipstick 5

Turn on, a rosy pink

Urban Decay F-Bomb Revolution Lipstick 6

F-Bomb, a classic red

Urban Decay 69 Revolution Lipstick 7

69, a bright red with pink undertones

Urban Decay Catfight Revolution Lipstick 8

Catfight, a pink-fuchsia with slightly red undertones

Urban Decay Bang Revolution Lipstick 9

Bang, a bright orangey red

Urban Decay Streak Revolution Lipstick 10

Streak, a coral pink

Urban Decay Manic Revolution Lipstick 11

Manic, a soft wine

Urban Decay Rapture Revolution Lipstick 12

Rapture, a dusty rose

Urban Decay Rush Revolution Lipstick 13

Rush, a pinkish mauve

Urban Decay Fiend Revolution Lipstick 14

Fiend, a muted rose

Urban Decay Native Revolution Lipstick 15

Native, a pale pink

Urban Decay Obsessed Revolution Lipstick 16

Obsessed, a bright baby pink

Urban Decay Liar Revolution Lipstick 17

Liar, a pinkish brown nude

Urban Decay Naked Revolution Lipstick 18

Naked, a nude pink

Urban Decay Naked2 Revolution Lipstick 19

Naked2, a medium beige nude

Urban Decay Lovelight Revolution Lipstick 20

Lovelight, a pale peachy pink with shimmer

Urban Decay Protest Revolution Lipstick 21

Protest, a sheer peachy nude (available exclusively at

Urban Decay Strip Revolution Lipstick 22

Strip, a sheer, medium mauve nude (also available exclusively at

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick Packaging

Revolution Lipstick Packaging

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick Packaging

With my hand for size

Urban Decay Shame Swatch 1


Urban Decay Venom Swatch 2


Urban Decay Jilted Swatch 3


Urban Decay Anarchy Swatch 4


Urban Decay Turn On Swatch 5

Turn On

Urban Decay F-Bomb Swatch 6


Urban Decay 69 Swatch 7


Urban Decay Catfight Swatch 9


Urban Decay Bang Swatch


Urban Decay Streak Swatch 10


Urban Decay Manic Swatch 11


Urban Decay Rapture Swatch 12


Urban Decay Rush Swatch 13


Urban Decay Fiend Swatch 14


Urban Decay Native Swatch 15


Urban Decay Obsessed Swatch 16


Urban Decay Liar Swatch 17


Urban Decay Naked Swatch 18


Urban Decay Naked2 Swatch 19


Urban Decay Lovelight Swatch 20


Urban Decay Protest Swatch 21


Urban Decay Strip Swatch 22


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

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. musical says:

    Yup, not enough coral!?

    Also, many of these shades look quite similar in lip swatches :(. Not to say that they are not pretty-the berry, red and darker pink shades actually look quite lush!

    Is there any shade that you can’t carry off, girlie? Even the

    • Karen says:

      Hi Musical,

      I know, right? Needs more CORAL!

      Do you think you might check any of these out?

      Your nephew sends his love, btw. He’s sitting on my desk right now, threatening me with claws if I don’t feed him gravy soon.

  2. VENOM!!! LOVE that shade!! And Anarchy! They all look great on you! I’m ok with all the cool shades, as that’s what I need lately since going grey. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  3. Gowthami says:

    Gorgeous shades ๐Ÿ™‚ lovely swatches…
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  4. Um, can we get a WOW! over here? You make these look (and sound) so good, Karen — I thought I was going to pass on the entire range, but now I’m having second thoughts! Creamy, pigmented, and neutral-cool… these sound like they’ll be right up my alley ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Phyrra says:

    I was sad that there was no straight up purple, and I would have liked to see a new Oilslick and Midnight Cowboy, but Anarchy stole my heart! Such a great color. I had someone ask me ‘what lip tar are you wearing?’ and they were shocked when I said it was Urban Decay!
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  6. Love the lush berry pinks and reds but I agree with you about the lack of warmer colors!
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  7. I’m so surprised that Naked2 is so pink on!
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  8. Chantelle says:

    Love the packaging of these, and the shade Bang and F Bomb look right up my street! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Chantelle x

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  9. Kim says:

    You missed your calling as a lipstick model. Everything always looks good on you! ๐Ÿ™‚ I think Manic is my fave (for me) but I can’t even consider lipstick in this weather. I’ll need to wait for fall!

    Btw, I know you’ve been getting nice weather but it’s in the 90s here with like 99% humidity(at least that’s what it feels like) and it’s sucking the life out of everyone! At least we can’t complain about a cool or rainy summer. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Susan B says:

    These all look amazing on you, especially the bolder colors! Obsessed looks like the type of color I am typically, um, obsessed with. Might have to give these a try.

  11. Bj says:

    I’ve been Mia on this blog forever! Been playing catch up! In loving these new colors, I agree though they are pretty tame for UD. They’re all pretty wearable, although I’m not sold on Naked2. Kinda would love to see a purple or a neon something vibrant that’s a little out there though. Loving you Karen, I’ve missed it here

  12. Emily says:

    These look amazing!! The colours look so nice and bold!
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  13. Danielle says:

    I really like Shame… that is the shade I have definitely been looking at the most.
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  14. Feircely Chic says:

    All of the colors look amazing on you!!!! and I agree on the part that they usually have makeup in dark colors and loads of glitter!!! but I do love the glitter eyeliner!!!

  15. Kimberly Daniel says:

    New to your beauty blog and obsessively reading many others, I have found yours to be beyond exceptional. I come back to it for past posts and research if I find shades or advice is needed. Though we are different coloring, I find you give the best tips, unbiased reviews, and overall info on everything beauty (even fashion)! Thank you for these reviews as I adore urban decay and on a side note your tutorials are life changing for me as I delve into doing a better job with make up application! Thanks!

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