Urban Decay Cosmic, Ether, Scorpio, Solstice Moondust Eyeshadows

For spring, there are four new shades of Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is supposed to a “brilliantly reflective look” that can be applied wet or dry (the brand recommends applying with fingertips). It’s supposed to have “sophisticated” sparkle and not “chunky glitter.” They’re really pretty and dazzling, and they’re certainly going to be more reflective and sparkly in person or as they move than in a still shot. That being said, there is a fair amount of fall out applying these, and there is some fall out over time (it is surprisingly less than you’d expect, given just how packed these are with sparkle!). The sparkle is finer than true glitter, and the flecks love to adhere to my under eye area. It seems like only full makeup remover and a cotton pad or tape will remove the majority. The texture feels fairly smooth in the pan and almost has a wet consistency. They tend to work best with a dampened brush (wetter than I’d normally use for a regular eyeshadow as well).

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Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow Cosmic
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
6.5
Application
4.5
Total
81%
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Round-up: Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipsticks Overview & Thoughts

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a range of ten shades that are sheerer, but still more pigmented than not, compared to the original Revolution formula. The shades are inspired by (with the exception of Sheer Slowburn) shades in the original range as well, so if you own the original, you could probably skip these and just sheer it out yourself. That being said, if you like a sheerer application and often apply while out and about, then you may appreciate the convenience of the sheer formula.

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Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipsticks

Urban Decay Sheer Slowburn, Sheer F-Bomb, Sheer Shame Sheer Revolution Lipsticks

Here are the last three shades of the new Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.09 oz.). This formula is supposed to have “sheer, pigmented color” with a “high-shine finish” and “buttery-smooth application.” The texture is thicker than traditional lip balm, but it has the “stiffer” feel where it starts to melt upon contact of the lips. It isn’t as thick or as creamy as the original Revolution formula (and obviously, these aren’t as pigmented). The pigmentation is semi-sheer to semi-opaque noticeable translucency but still that “sheer (yet still pigmented!)” color they seemed to be after. I wish I found these hydrating, but they weren’t drying either.

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Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick Sheer Slowburn
A-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
90%
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Urban Decay Sheer Obsessed, Sheer Liar, Sheer Streak, Sheer Walk of Shame Sheer Revolution Lipsticks

To recap, the new Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.09 oz.) is supposed to have “sheer, pigmented color” with a “high-shine finish” and “buttery-smooth application.” The texture is thicker than traditional lip balm, but it has the “stiffer” feel where it starts to melt upon contact of the lips. It isn’t as thick or as creamy as the original Revolution formula (and obviously, these aren’t as pigmented). The pigmentation is semi-sheer to semi-opaque noticeable translucency but still that “sheer (yet still pigmented!)” color they seemed to be after. I wish I found these hydrating, but they weren’t drying either.

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Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick Sheer Obsessed
B
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
86%
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Urban Decay Sheer Rapture, Sheer Ladyflower, Sheer Anarchy Sheer Revolution Lipsticks

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.09 oz.) is supposed to have “sheer, pigmented color” with a “high-shine finish” and “buttery-smooth application.” The whole “sheer, pigmented color” bit is expanded further in the press release as wanting to design a formula that was “sheer (yet still pigmented!)” color.” It’s packaged similarly with the Sheer Revolution shades having a light purple coloring instead of gunmetal. They feel like a slightly thicker lip balm, so they glide on as they warm and melt against the lips without dragging, but they’re thinner and less creamy compared to the original formula. There’s a slight tackiness to them initially, but it seems to go away. The colors also tended to melt (almost like self-leveling) on the lips, so some of the shades looked better an hour into wear than they did initially. For me, they weren’t hydrating, but they weren’t drying either. The color payoff is more semi-opaque–sheer in the sense that there’s translucency there that allows the natural lip color to come through but still more pigmented than not (which does seem to be what Urban Decay was going for).

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Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick Sheer Rapture
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
92%
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