Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipsticks

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.

The consistency is thinner and less creamy/dense, and when paired with the translucent quality of the color, gives it a lighter look on the lips. It seems very in line with spring, though I still very much hope we’ll see additions to the regular formula this year as well (maybe summer?). I wish they were more hydrating (and I’ll be eager to hear how others find them to be once they’re able to try them), and some shades could apply more evenly right away. They seem to melt in a way that tends to self-level the color on lips, so they don’t look quite as uneven over time. The upside is that they wore a little longer than average when compared to other similarly-textured formulas.

Are you eager to try out the new formula? Will you stick with the original? Do neither appeal to you?

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PERSONAL FAVORITES: Sheer Rapture (A-), Sheer Liar (A-)

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Monday, January 5th, 2015

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick

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.

Urban Decay Sheer Slowburn Sheer Revolution Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “sheer orange-red.” It’s a brightened, orange-red with warm undertones and a light sheen. It had semi-opaque to mostly opaque pigmentation–you can see my lip freckle slightly, but it is one of the more pigmented shades in the range. It has a thinner feel and doesn’t look as “heavy” on in comparison to the original Revolution formula, but it did seem too pigmented relative to the positioning of this formula. It wore well for four and a half hours. MAC 5 Alarm (LE, $16.00) is more muted. MAC Fashion Trip (LE, $22.00) is brighter. Bite Beauty Grandifolia (LE, $28.00) is more opaque. Estee Lauder Envious (P, $30.00) is more opaque, less shiny. MAC Cherry Glaze (LE, $20.00) is similar. Givenchy Carmin Escarpin (306) (P, $36.00) is more opaque, brighter. Maybelline Infra-red (LE, $7.49) is darker. Guerlain Gilda (P, $51.00) is more shimmery, brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Urban Decay Sheer F-Bomb Sheer Revolution Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “sheer red.” It’s a muted, pinky-red with subtle cool undertones and a light shine. It looked almost warm-toned against my skin tone, but I think it will lean pinker on cooler complexions. It had semi-opaque color payoff that covered evenly for the most part and glided on easily. The color wore well for five hours on me. Burberry Oxblood No. 214 (P, $33.00) is warmer. MAC Red Necessity (LE, $20.00) is cooler-toned. Revlon Provocateur (135) (P, $8.99) is lighter. MAC Prepare for Pleasure (LE, $16.00) is less glossy. Buxom Scoundrel (P, $21.00) is brighter, cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Urban Decay Sheer Shame Sheer Revolution Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “sheer berry.” It’s a medium-dark, cool-toned berry red with a light shine. It had semi-opaque color payoff, but it applied unevenly and looked splotchy at times. It wore well for four and a half hours. Givenchy Framboise Velours (315) (LE, $36.00) is more opaque, less glossy. MAC Splurge (LE, $22.00) is cooler-toned. Chanel Emotion (92) (LE, $35.00) is lighter. Estee Lauder Insolent Plum (P, $30.00) is darker. MAC Commotion (LE, $20.00) is cooler-toned. Revlon Plum Velour (P, $7.99) is cooler-toned. Marc Jacobs Beauty Seduce Me (128) (P, $30.00) is brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Monday, January 5th, 2015

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick

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.

Urban Decay Sheer Obsessed Sheer Revolution Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “sheer baby pink.” It’s a light-medium, slightly muted, rosy pink with cool undertones and a light shine. This one was semi-sheer to semi-opaque and tended to look uneven any time I pressed my lips together. It’s just thick enough where it can do that, but it doesn’t feel heavy on. It lasted for four hours on me. Bite Beauty Lavender (P, $24.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Snapdragon (LE, $16.00) is sheerer, shimmery. Bobbi Brown Pink Flush (LE, $25.00) is warmer. MAC What a Feeling! (LE, $20.00) is similar. Too Faced Razzle Dazzle Rose (P, $22.00) is similar. Urban Decay Obsessed (P, $22.00) is more opaque, lighter. NARS Roman Holiday (P, $26.00) is similar. MAC Divine Choice (P, $22.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Urban Decay Sheer Liar Sheer Revolution Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “sheer pinky-brown nude.” It’s a muted, medium brown with a hint of rose and a light shine. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on fairly evenly and smoothly. It was comfortable to wear and almost a little hydrating on me over the four hours it lasted. Buxom Dolly (LE, $21.00) is less glossy. Estee Lauder Irresistible (P, $30.00) is more opaque. MAC Fresh and Frisky (LE, $20.00) is warmer. Urban Decay Strip (P, $22.00) is darker. Revlon Pink Truffle (P, $7.49) is similar. Urban Decay Liar (P, $22.00) is warmer, more opaque. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Urban Decay Sheer Streak Sheer Revolution Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “sheer coral-pink.” It’s a lightly brightened, pink-coral with warm undertones and a luminous finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that went on evenly and glided without tugging on the lips. It was comfortable to wear and easy to apply. This shade lasted for four hours on me. MAC Love Temple (LE, $22.00) is warmer, brighter. MAC Phosphorescent (LE, $17.00) is pinker. Givenchy Corail Decollete (303) (P, $36.00) is less glossy. Givenchy Rose Boudoir (204) (P, $36.00) is a touch pinker. Revlon Snow Peach (LE, $7.99) is brighter. MAC Be a Lady (P, $22.00) is pinker lighter. Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (07) (LE, $49.00) is brighter. Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (171) (LE, $35.00) is brighter. MAC Love Beam (LE, $20.00) is darker. Too Faced Bon Bon (P, $22.00) is glossier, warmer. Urban Decay Fiend (P, $22.00) is more opaque, more muted. Urban Decay Streak (P, $22.00) is lighter. Guerlain Georgia (P, $51.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Urban Decay Sheer Walk of Shame Sheer Revolution Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “sheer pale nude-pink.” It’s a sheer, golden beige with subtle gold pearl. It almost looked like it was going to veer towards clear when I swatched it, but it does actually have more color to its base. It noticeably lightened my lip color and muted my lip freckle, but it doesn’t apply all that evenly and tended to pull into lip lines a bit. I didn’t feel like it settled much more over time, but this shade only lasted three hours. Burberry Gold No. 217 (LE, $33.00) is sheerer. Chanel Volage (227) (LE, $34.00) is less glossy. Chanel Satisfaction (89) (P, $35.00) is similar. Chanel Charmeuse (142) (LE, $34.00) is warmer. MAC Fleur d’Coral (LE, $16.00) is similar. Marc Jacobs Beauty Moody Margot (106) (P, $30.00) is less glossy. Chanel Melba (75) (LE, $35.00) is similar. Chanel Gourmandise (76) (P, $35.00) is sheerer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Monday, January 5th, 2015

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick

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).

Urban Decay Sheer Rapture Sheer Revolution Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “sheer dusty-rose.” It’s a medium-dark, rosy plum with cool undertones and a soft sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff that applied evenly and wore well for four hours. I liked this one the best of the three reviewed in this post, because it was really easy to apply and required no fussy to get even color. It was also the one shade that seemed to improve the look of my lips once on (an illusion of smoothness). Chanel Etourdie (98) (P, $35.00) is shimmery. Givenchy Rose Plumetis (207) is more opaque. (LE, $36.00) Urban Decay Rapture (P, $22.00) is darker, more opaque. MAC Plumful (P, $16.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Urban Decay Sheer Ladyflower Sheer Revolution Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “sheer rose-pink.” It’s a muted, medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a light shine. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation that went on fairly evenly. The thinner, but clingy, texture made my lips look less hydrated than they were (or at least, felt). This shade lasted for four hours on me. Urban Decay Ladyflower (LE, $22.00) is cooler-toned. Chanel Viva (95) (LE, $35.00) is more shimmery. MAC Pheromonal (LE, $17.00) is brighter. Givenchy Hibiscus Exclusif (302) (P, $36.00) is lighter, warmer. Guerlain Geraldine (77) (P, $51.00) is glossier, lighter. Bite Beauty Vigne (P, $24.00) is cooler-toned, brighter. Chanel Fougueuse (138) (P, $34.00) is brighter. Urban Decay Turn On (P, $22.00) is more opaque, brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Urban Decay Sheer Anarchy Sheer Revolution Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “sheer fuchsia.” It’s a medium, cool-toned pink with blue undertones and a light shine. It had semi-opaque color coverage that gave lips a rather tinted look. I felt like it wasn’t quite even when I applied it, no matter how I tried to smooth the color into place. The color wore well for four hours on me. MAC Catharina (P, $23.00) is more opaque, less glossy. MAC Bold Spring (P, $22.00) is lighter. Bite Beauty Vigne (P, $24.00) is lighter. Tom Ford Beauty Incorrigible (08) (LE, $49.00) is brighter. MAC Heavenly Hybrid (LE, $16.00) is slightly darker. MAC Feeling Amorous? (LE, $20.00) is less cool-toned. Urban Decay Anarchy (P, $22.00) is brighter, cooler-toned, more opaque. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Monday, January 5th, 2015

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipsticks
Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipsticks

Urban Decay Sheer Rapture Sheer Revolution Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a new formula for spring that takes the brand’s Revolution Lipstick and gives it a sheerer, shinier finish. They’ll be debuting later this January. Check back for reviews soon :)

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Sunday, January 4th, 2015

ColourPop Button Lippie Stix
ColourPop Button Lippie Stix

ColourPop Button Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.0357 oz.) is described as a “pale creamy peach nude [with a satin finish].” It’s a light-medium, pink-tinged peach with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a lightly creamy consistency that didn’t tug or drag on the lips but doesn’t have a lot of slip, so the color wears a little longer for me (almost five hours). It was neither drying nor hydrating. The formula seems thin enough to me that if you have drier lips, it may catch on flakes/imperfections so you may want to consider prepping lips prior to applying this. Bite Beauty Leche (P, $24.00) is a smidgen lighter. Bite Beauty Amaretto (P, $24.00) is browner. Tom Ford Beauty First Time (09) (LE, $50.00) is a touch pinker, more muted. NARS Julie (P, $32.00) is pinker, glossier. NARS Brigitte (P, $32.00) is pinker, glossier. NARS Descanso (LE, $25.00) is darker. Givenchy Beige Plume (102) (P, $36.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

ColourPop Rocket Lippie Stix ($5.00 for 0.0357 oz.) is described as a “soft bright pinky coral [with a satin finish].” It’s a bright, light-medium pink with warm undertones and a satiny sheen. It was thicker and more emollient than other shades I’ve tried with a “satin finish,” but it had the full color coverage you’d expect from it. It applied easily as it glided over lips without dragging, and it covered evenly. On me, this shade wore well for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Tom Ford Beauty Patrick (LE, $32.00) is lighter, more muted. Bite Beauty Tatin (P, $24.00) is lighter, more muted. NARS Natalie (P, $32.00) is darker. MAC Love Temple (LE, $22.00) is warmer, darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty Wham (604) (P, $28.00) is darker. Givenchy Corail Decollete (303) (P, $36.00) is darker. Givenchy Rose Boudoir (204) (P, $36.00) is more muted. Bite Beauty Damask (LE, $28.00) is cooler-toned. Sephora Collection Flamingo (LE, $12.50) is cooler-toned. Revlon Snow Peach (LE, $7.99) is darker, warmer. MAC Be a Lady (P, $22.00) is glossier. Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (07) (LE, $49.00) is darker, glossier. Too Faced Bon Bon (P, $22.00) is warmer, glossier. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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