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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?

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

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Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

BECCA Lowlight/Highlight Perfecting Palette for January 2015
BECCA Lowlight/Highlight Perfecting Palette for January 2015

Lowlight/Highlight Perfecting Palette ($42.00) (New, Permanent)

Emphasize your best features with this perfectly-paired duo. Sweep on natural-looking depth and dimension by accentuating the low points of the face with the Lowlight Sculpting Perfector. Then use this blendable cream with Shimmering Skin Perfector Poured to achieve a contoured look. Its unique cream texture allows for seamless application and personalization that works on all skin types.

Availability: Now at Sephora

Monday, January 5th, 2015

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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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Sheer Slowburn

A-

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8.5/10

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9/10

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9/10

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9/10

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5/5

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Sheer F-Bomb

A-

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8.5/10

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10/10

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8.5/10

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9.5/10

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5/5

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Sheer Shame

B-

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6.5/10

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10/10

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7.5/10

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9/10

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Monday, January 5th, 2015

Rant & Rave

Share: Tell us what you love and hate about Pastel Eyeshadows!

my answer: When they’re REALLY pigmented with smooth consistencies, they can be really fun ways to incorporate color into a look that isn’t neon. I tend to prefer my pastels with some shimmer, just because they’re often better quality! Otherwise, they can be really chalky when they miss!

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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Sheer Obsessed

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7.5/10

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10/10

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8/10

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8.5/10

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Sheer Liar

A-

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8.5/10

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10/10

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9/10

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8.5/10

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5/5

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Sheer Streak

A-

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8.5/10

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10/10

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9/10

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8.5/10

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5/5

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