Urban Decay Speedball Revolution Lipstick Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Urban Decay Speedball Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Speedball Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Speedball Revolution Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “deep, vibrant purple.” It’s a brightened, meidum-dark purple with warm, pinky undertones, very fine magenta and violet pearl, and a glossy sheen. ColourPop Leather (DC, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Anastasia Vintage (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Own the Look (LE, $19.00) is less glossy (90% similar). ColourPop Zipper (P, $6.50) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Strong Woman (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Sephora What's My Secret (05) (P, $13.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Pandemonium (P, $18.00) is cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Urban Decay Jawbreaker (P, $18.00) is cooler, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Heroine (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (80% similar). MAC Punk Couture (P, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). ColourPop Lychee (LE, $6.50) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Maybelline Vibrant Violet (P, $7.99) is lighter, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This is a new shade that’s been added to the Revolution Lipstick range that is exclusive to UrbanDecay.com. If you’re unfamiliar with the Revolution formula, it’s supposed to have a “super creamy texture” with “insane pigmentation” while being a hydrating, long-wearing formula. The consistency of this is light-medium in thickness but feels fairly lightweight with a smidgen of tackiness that develops over time. It had more slip than some shades in the range, and it was only semi-opaque for me, so it didn’t apply as evenly (or look as smooth) as I would have liked (or compared to many shades in the formula). Applied, it wore for six hours, and it was nicely hydrating, but I had some color settle into lip lines. I’m so happy to see more and more purple lipsticks making it front and center these days–it feels like purple lip is a minor trend this year.

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Urban Decay Speedball Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Speedball Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Speedball Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Speedball Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Speedball Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Speedball Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Speedball Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Speedball Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Speedball Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Speedball Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Speedball Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Speedball Revolution Lipstick

Urban Decay Speedball Revolution Lipstick
Urban Decay Speedball 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
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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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I almost bought this the day it was released because I was excited they were finally adding a real purple to the Revolution line, but now I’m kind of glad I didn’t. I have ColourPop Leather and I think that one’s a better lippie.

Guess, I really like this color because I already have 3 of the dupes ( Leather, Vibrant Violet, and Heroine). If I add some lip balm to Leather, I can make it glossy and sheer it out, so no need to get this one, but it’s still gorgeous.

Hmmm, I love the shade itself, but I’m wondering about the uneven coverage, though. Like whether wearing a lipliner might help? Or whether my lips higher level of pigmentation might help it out? Yeah, my lips have a weird brownish-plummy-mauve thing going on!

That answered what I was wondering. I have Leather, but find it a little dry-ish. I also have the leather lip liner. Okay, it is confirmed-I need this. Maybe it will encourage some sideways looks (wink, wink Nancy T.(;

It looks a lot like the purple MUFE Plexigloss. Obviously some difference in finish and glossiness levels – one’s a lipstick, one’s a gloss! – but the actual shade is very reminiscent of how the Plexigloss looks on my lips.

I love this shade! I will need to get this the next time I order or if they offer a free shipping code. I don’t like that it is UD exclusive because: it’s impossible to try on unless you can get to SoCal and and I think UD should get more modern and offer free shipping or at least rival ColourPop at $30. But, $50 for free and then I think it’s $8 or so to ship. If it were $3,fine..I’d probably cave.
On another non-grouch pants note, Christine (or anybody) do you happen to know if those 2 sheers you reviewed today are exclusives also? I didn’t see them on Sephora.com?

Yes! Love it!!! It’s not so bad that I won’t consider buying it. Glad it’s permanent so I don’t have to rush to grab it! 😀
(Minor quibble – I really dislike the name. Having a brother who died from drug usage, drug references used flippantly in names like this kinda make me cringe a little.

Speedball is right up my alley! I just love me some purple and this looks perfect for fall. I hope my store has it in stock. I’m going to pick it up tomorrow!

Oooh, I’ve been waiting to see someone review this since someone on reddit posted swatches of all the exclusives at the flagship store! A little more slip isn’t a bad thing, I really like the revolution formula for weartime, but I do like a bit more slip in my lipsticks, ideally.

Still wish I could swatch it, but I’ve got an UD coupon that’s burning a hole in my pocket that I’ll use on this. Might wait til the holiday F&F thing they usually do, it is good until the end of the year. (And I can wait, I don’t NEED another purple lipstick, but I need another purple lipstick.)

Pity it’s exclusive to UrbanDecay.com. Though I haven’t checked the site for some time, but last I looked they didn’t ship here. Now I must go check it out.
Pretty purples!

I know Urban Decay chooses racy names for their products, but Speedball? Really Urban Decay, Speedball as a name, really? Why not just name your product “heroin and cocaine mixed in a syringe to be shot up in a vein” because that is what a speedball is.

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