Urban Decay 69 Lipstick
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 oz.) is back with a new and improved formula (as well as packaging). Urban Decay’s bringing back lipstick, and they’re doing in in a major, major way with twenty-two shades from bold, bright, and wickedly vibrant to soft, subdued, and natural. The formula is creamy, lightweight, and glides on with nearly full color coverage in a single pass. They wear anywhere from four to seven hours, with some leaving behind a stain for another one to two hours. The lighter shades tended to wear around four hours, while deeper and bolder shades lasted an average of six hours. The creamy consistency is comfortable to wear but doesn’t bleed or feather, while the formula itself is moisturizing. I didn’t detect any scent or flavor! This post focuses on the red and orange shades within the range.
69 Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “bright red with pink undertone.” It’s a bold, brightened medium-dark red with subtle cool undertones and a creamy finish. It was richly pigmented and lasted for six and a half hours, and it did leave a stain behind. Edward Bess Eternal Passion is very slightly lighter. Chanel Dialogue is more muted. Giorgio Armani Red Fuchsia is similar. NYX Chic Red is more matte. MAC Everyday Diva is warmer. MAC Ronnie Red is darker, more matte. Guerlain Gwen is slightly darker. Guerlain L’Heure Bleue is more shimmery. See comparison swatches.
F-Bomb Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “classic red.” It’s a neutral-warm, medium red with a glossy shine. It looks warm on me, but it looks somewhat cool or neutral in the tube, so this may turn warmer/cooler depending on your undertones. It had rich, full color coverage and wore for six hours well. NARS Mysterious Red is matte. Maybelline Infra-red is warmer. MAC Red Racer is similar. MAC Must Be Red is more muted. MAC Cockney is warmer. See comparison swatches.
Catfight Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “pink-fuchsia with slight red undertone.” It’s a pinky-red–almost a warm fuchsia–but it is still slightly cool-toned that is finished with a creamy shine. It had intense, full color coverage, and it wore well for six and a half hours. It also left behind a stain for another hour or so. Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible #205 is cooler-toned, more fuchsia. Revlon Sorbet is sheerer, lighter. Tom Ford Aphrodisiac is cooler-toned. Guerlain Girly is cooler-toned. NARS Jardin des Plantes is shimmery. MAC Moxie is more matte. MAC Impassioned is lighter. Guerlain Gigi is a touch lighter. Guerlain Gourmandise is similar. See comparison swatches.
Bang Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “bright orange-red.” It is rich in color and intensely pigmented with fully opaque color and a soft, luminous sheen. It wore well, lasting six and a half hours, and left behind a soft stain. Maybelline Orange Edge is slightly redder. Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin is also slightly redder. Maybelline Electric Orange is lighter. MAC Fashion Nomad is lighter. MAC Scarlet Ibis is more matte, a touch redder. MAC Sail La Vie is similar. MAC Morange and MAC Neon Orange are lighter. MAC Lady Danger is more matte. Buxom Rogue is similar. OCC Psycho is a touch browner and more matte. See comparison swatches.
Streak Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “coral pink.” It’s a warm-toned, coral-pink with a glossy shine. It had rich, full color coverage, and the consistency seemed slightly slicker than other shades. It has a tendency to create “lines” if you press your lips together, so it could look somewhat streaky (ha, ha) if you aren’t careful. This shade wore well for four hours. Chanel Saga is warmer, lighter. Chanel Liaison is similar, less shine. NYX Stella is pinker. MAC Elegant Accent is darker, brighter. MAC Flamingo is slightly lighter. MAC Betty Bright is a touch lighter. See comparison swatches.