I’m Sanguine About Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick and Nail Color in Gash

Published in: Lips, Makeup, Nails, Product Reviews, Urban Decay

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Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick and Nail Color in Gash ($22 and $15 respectively, both available now online)

Please try not to stare at my T. rex claws…but of course now that I’ve brought them up, you’re going to be staring. πŸ™‚

“RrrrAAAaarr!” T. rex!


I’m holding a purse here because I’ve discovered — well, actually, I’ve know this for a long time — that it’s very hard to take pictures of your hands near your face, because when you have your hands near your face, it makes your hands look huge. Or, conversely, your face looks really small.

I thought I’d be all crafty and clever by holding this purse here to showcase new Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick ($22) and Nail Color in Gash ($15).

Is it working? I don’t know…

Probably not. My hands still look pretty big.

These two products — you may recognize the Revolution Lipstick. It’s a re-launch. The nail polish, however, is new. They’re both available now online.

That’s an interesting name isn’t it? Gash? I don’t want to be too morbid, but let’s just say — I don’t know — we were surfing one day and charging the waves really hard (yeah, those 3-foot waves) when we accidentally crashed into each other on our surfboards and cut our shins.

Not terribly, though. Just a few scratches. Not a lot of blood, because if there were a lot of blood, I’d probably pass out.

The color does kind of remind me of what’s pumping through our veins, though, and I have to say, it’s a pretty accurate representation. I know this because I broke a glass once when I was 19, and it cut my hand…

This was shortly before I told my parents that I didn’t want to go to medical school. I remember standing there in the kitchen holding the glass, and feeling kind of feint watching the blood drip down my hand, and thinking, “It’s probably not a good idea to go to medical school…”

And it happened really slowly, like, “I t ‘ s p r o b a b l y n o t a g o o d i d e a t o g o t o m e d i c a l s c h o o l . . .”

The blood was the exact same color.

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Lipstick in Gash

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Nail Color in Gash

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Urban Decay Nail Color in Gash (left) and Revolution Lipstick in Gash

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Revolution Lipstick in Gash

The nail polish has a little bit of shimmer. I used two layers here, and the formula applies nice and smooth.


The only thing with Urban Decay polishes, though, is that they tend to chip fairly quickly for me. I’m talking one or two days sometimes, even when I use a base and top coat, so just a word of caution. Be extra careful with your nails when you wear ’em.

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Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick and Nail Color in Gash

The Revolution Lipstick feels super smooth, and I love the way it looks. Wear time-wise, for what it’s worth, it doesn’t last through meals. I had some quinoa cakes yesterday, and when I looked in the mirror afterward, I could see the color sort of rimming my lips.

So, bring it with you. You’ll probably want to touch up after lunch.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. The lipstick looks amazing on you! And gosh, I don’t know if it’s the light or not but wow, the finish of that nail lacquer is beautiful. Too bad it chips so fast… I really need longlasting nail polish because my nails are suuuuper prone to chipping πŸ™
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  2. Agata says:

    Not exactly my colors but the lipstick looks great on you.

    And I have to agree, photographing your hands and nails is always difficult! I don’t think your pose looks awkward though. Later, T Rex πŸ™‚
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  3. Denise says:

    LOL, clever title, Karen πŸ™‚

  4. That lip color swatches beautifully!! I’ve never thought your hand poses were particularly strange haha, but you could always do Lisa Eldridge’s classic pre-Lancome Chanel tutorial “hands-resting-gently-on-cheeks” nail pose hahaha – have you ever seen her tutorials on the Chanel Youtube??

  5. Stephanie Smith says:

    Gash is my all time most favorite red lip color! I will be picking up a new tube ASAP!

  6. graychic says:

    Love the play on words!
    It’s interesting — a unit of blood in a transfusion bag is much more black in color than you might think–more garnet than red.

  7. Erin says:

    I’ve wanted Gash for a while as I missed out on it. I might have to pick it up now that it’s on re-promote.
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  8. Elena says:

    Karen, did you ever get the UD Pulp Fiction nail polish? I have it and just from looking at the pictures it seems awfully close to the Gash nail polish. If you have it I would love to know your thoughts and if they are really that different!

    I love the UD nail polish bottles but the wear time isn’t that great. I already have horrible wear time with most nail polishes in general. It still doesn’t stop me from buying more though lol.

  9. Fancie says:

    What a beautiful color! I’m really digging the lipstick. It’s hella sexy to me for some reason lol
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  10. The color is so blood like.. even my parents were planning to have me in medical profession but I cant stand the sight of blood and decided otherwise πŸ˜‰ ..

    You looking gorgeous dear..ann yeahh its damn diff to get good click with hands near your face but i love to play and pose πŸ˜‰
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  11. Petra says:

    Haha, Gash was the lipstick I was wearing yesterday ^^ At work I did just base, brows and Gash. And for the evening – I went to a consert – I added a taupy shimmer smokey eye with lots of lashes. Love Gash! It is such a lovely red. I added a lip pencil (Nyx bordeaux) and it lasted through meals ok – A tiny bit of fading but pretty much just noticable for me.

  12. Vesna says:

    Lovely nail polish shades! I also dig the bottle design! πŸ˜€
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  13. The nail polish packaging is so pretty!
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  14. Ondina says:

    I had Gash nail polish way back when. The formula wasn’t so great. One thing I don’t miss about the early days of UD.

  15. Georgia says:

    I also own UD’s gash lipstick. Whenever I wear it, it does look like I smeared blood on my lips. I do love the shade but I am still not confident enough to wear it in the daytime. On Urban Decay’s tumblr page, they suggested wearing their venom lipliner with their gash lipstick. Venom and gash seem like a interesting combination that I would like to try.

  16. Lena says:

    don’t even talk to me about blood. just thinking about it makes my stomach turn, you know.
    but this color is super pretty, and in my mind this is such a powerhouse color, the one i’d wear when i’m ceo of philipps or something.
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  17. Lorraine says:

    I love the way they look on you! My sis and I just went to the UD boutique in Orange County and she bought me the nail color! It is my intro to the brand’s nail color, and I can’t wait to try it out. hoping I will have better luck with the chip factor. and I have never seen your hands look awkward in your swatch photos. I have bought a few nail colors because of your gorgeous swatches, TBH.

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