Urban Decay Sheer Beso & Sheer Bittersweet Sheer Revolution Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Urban Decay Sheer Beso Sheer Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Sheer Beso Sheer Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer Beso Sheer Revolution Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “sheer mauve-pink.” It’s a muted, medium-dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a soft sheen. It had semi-sheer color coverage that applied fairly evenly over lips and wore for four and a half hours. The formula was lightly hydrating and comfortable to wear. I personally love these types of colors, and one that wears decently but still has that translucency made this one a favorite for me (personally, of course). Urban Decay Sheer Rapture (P, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty La Piscine (LE, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Noir Moderne (128) (P, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Irresistible (62) (DC, $34.00) is brighter (85% similar). MAC Nippon (P, $19.50) is warmer (90% similar). Clinique Black Honey (PiP, $15.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Collin (P, $36.00) is darker, more pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Buxom Dolly (DC, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Buxom Centerfold (DC, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Rush (DC, $22.00) is more pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Suzanne (438) (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Etourdie (98) (P, $37.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Berry (P, $19.00) is warmer (80% similar). MAC Mystical (LE, $19.50) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Chanel Roussy (426) (P, $37.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Sheer Bittersweet Sheer Revolution Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “sheer, bright red-purple.” It’s a lightly brightened, medium fuchsia magenta with cool undertones and a luminous sheen. It had semi-sheer color coverage with a lightly creamy consistency that “melts” and applies without tugging on the lips. The color could apply a bit more evenly, though the brightness of the shade distracts from some of the unevenness in application. It wore for four hours on me, and it was lightly moisturizing over time. Christian Louboutin Beaute Ronron (P, $90.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Bold Spring (P, $25.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Outrageously Fun (LE, $19.50) is lighter, more pigmented (90% similar). YSL Mauve Nihiliste (58) (P, $36.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Pasties (LE, $6.00) is darker, more pigmented (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Happy Ending (116) (DC, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). MAC Boutique Pink (LE, $25.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jack (P, $36.00) is darker, brighter, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Lust Extract (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Givenchy Rose Perfecto (209) (P, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Maybelline Orchid Ecstasy (730) (P, $7.49) is darker, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick ($22.00 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. 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.

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Urban Decay Sheer Beso Sheer Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Sheer Beso Sheer Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer Beso Sheer Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Sheer Beso Sheer Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer Beso Sheer Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Sheer Beso Sheer Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer Beso Sheer Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Sheer Beso Sheer Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer Beso Sheer Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Sheer Beso Sheer Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer Beso Sheer Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Sheer Beso Sheer Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer Beso Sheer Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Sheer Beso Sheer Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer Bittersweet Sheer Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Sheer Bittersweet Sheer Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer Bittersweet Sheer Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Sheer Bittersweet Sheer Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer Bittersweet Sheer Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Sheer Bittersweet Sheer Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer Bittersweet Sheer Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Sheer Bittersweet Sheer Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer Bittersweet Sheer Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Sheer Bittersweet Sheer Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer Bittersweet Sheer Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Sheer Bittersweet Sheer Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer Bittersweet Sheer Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Sheer Bittersweet Sheer Revolution Lipstick

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold
  • Becca Backlight Primer
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
  • NYX Intuition Blush
  • NYX Rose Gold Blush
On lips:
  • Urban Decay Sheer Beso Lipstick

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

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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Thats how I feel about all sheer lipsticks really. Nothing inherently wrong with them, I’ll just use my tinted Burt’s Bees though.

Beso is pretty, will go well with bold eye looks. I LOVE UD Bittersweet Blush and Gloss, but the Matte lipstick and this Sheer version is so disappointing –they look more pink then purple to me.

What a shame, one day hopefully UD will figure out shipping to Canada (right now they just suggest signing up for a forwarding service boo!), I guess I’m stuck going without πŸ™ FWP

Because Rush (have tried on, but I don’t own yet) looks absolutely fab on me, I must have Sheer Beso instead!!! I just love it! Any word on whether this is online only or to be released in stores?

Thanks Christine, yeah, I just now checked UD’s page, and it calls these shades “Exclusives”. It is there with South & Aura eyeshadows, and Protest &Strip…so looks like I will have to order it. Worth it though!

Jennifer, I was thinking the same thing. I’m loving the new CP sheer lippies. And as gorgeous as these by UD are, I can’t help but wonder if they’re enough better to justify the price difference (said the beauty cheapskate)

Yes, I’ll be checking these out .. I’ve really been loving sheer lipsticks as of late .. guess it’s a summer love πŸ™‚

Monica.

I am loving both of these! I love the moisturizing and glossy look. I love matte too. But, if I’m going glossy- if it’s moisturizing-extra Brownie points! For myself, I like a good mix of both in rotation. That way I don’t discover my lips mangled from mattes or ultra-mattes all of a sudden!

oooooh, those are pretty! I like the colors and the finish. The colors look really great on you, too. They look like MLBB colors. I’m going to check these out!

Sheer Bittersweet looks really cute on you! I like that it isn’t too sheer. Seems like it’ll still work well for pigmented lips

This is the texture and shine of lipstick that I. I love. Semi-transparent.. I have a few of these by UD and no we know what I’m looking for. So happy and love the colors and feel of the lipsticks.
Thank you for the words.. I didn’t know what to call.them before..

I just ordered Beso and i’m really bummed-it seems really close in color to Sheer Rapture, which I also own. I almost wonder if I got a mismarked
tube or something. I bought it specifically because it looked like it might be close in color to Rush, which I also own – I just wanted something a bit more sheer. I ordered Strip, too – which I seriously love – that’s a discussion for another time. It looks awesome on you, Christine – like what I was hoping for.

Both right up my alley. Theyre gorgeous! I bought ladyflower ( sheer) a few weeks ago and dont think its all that sheer! But these are sooo purday too. Thanks for the swatches:)

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