The Scarlet Season: Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick

The Scarlet Season: Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a vibrant, true red with a creamy texture, glossy finish, and goes on opaque with little fuss. It applies surprisingly smooth and easily, without any feathering or bleeding from the get-go (but as with any red lipstick or gloss, I always recommend a lip liner for secure color). This is a shade that doesn’t run too blue or too orange, though if pressed, I’d consider it a blue-red. I love the glossiness of the finish, because it almost looks like you’ve already topped it with clear gloss.

The Scarlet Season is a series of posts showcasing and featuring my favorite shades of red lips–from glosses to lipsticks that runs through December 2009. You can sure expect to see a lot of red this holiday season!

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Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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With a brush, maybe slightly, but it’s a pretty opaque shade from the get-go. You could blot or kiss the back of your hand for a sheerer shade!

This is outrageously beautiful! I can’t believe a glossy red lipstick applies so smooth and clean – I think it looks about as nice on your lips (at least from this picture!) as Dragon does. It’s got a real bombshell look to it. Hope you feature it in a look soon! I am thinking about picking this up…my only UD lipstick is Naked, which I love, but I’ve been lazy about getting them because there aren’t a ton of lip swatches out there, and the packaging, while gorgeous, is a bit cumbersome. Still, this one might convince me.

It does apply surprisingly well for a red! I was impressed by that. I much, much prefer Dragon over this, though it is still a very nice red 🙂

Hey there!

I just found your blog a couple of days ago, and I’m loving it! I’ve been through something ridiculous like the first 70 pages.. 🙂

Anyways, here’s a question for you: You do lots of red lips and I LOVE them. Do you have any lipsticks/glosses you would rec. for a girl with pale skin, green eyes, and a vibrant auburn (really red in the sun, but a brown-red). I’ve been eyeing the lipstick queen sinner red..but I don’t know if it’s too bright…any ideas are appreciated:)

(Also, your blog made me cringe for missing out on MAC’s cult of cherry, haha. I managed to get my hands on some of the CoC lipglass last night, though!)

Wow!! I give you props for getting through 70 pages, and I am flattered that you have spent the time to go through so many pages, too! 🙂

I know it sounds funny, but redheads can pull off reds! There’s no condition to it – they can. If you cooler toned, I’d go with more of a blue-based red; if you’re warmer toned, orange-based reds really pop on redheads.

Ohh, glad you were able to score some of the CoC lipglass last night! Congrats 😉

My favorite red is Lady Danger by MAC which I know isn’t really a true red. But would you say Revolution is a little similar? Because I would loooove to try it if it is.

If I remember correctly, Lady Danger is kind of an orange-y red — I’d say that this different enough that they’re not the same. They’re both in the red vein, so they’re a *little* similar, LOL. I’d say give it a shot if you can!

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