I can’t sleep. I’m often up until 3am. For some reason, I get a second wind at 11pm. Actually, I’m just a night owl. And I hate to get up early. Because I’m self-employed, I don’t usually have to get up early. So my late night habits persist.
But I did wake up early on Black Friday. At 9am on their website, Urban Decay was selling a limited edition collection of their popular Revolution lipsticks, and I wanted to be sure I didn’t miss out. The mini-collection includes 6 classic shades of full size lipsticks: 3 reds and 3 nudes for about $50:
from left to right:
Each purple metallic tube of Urban Decay Revolution lipstick is usually $22, so this was a real deal, and a great way to try a whole bunch of their shades.
Every time I was in either Ulta or Sephora, I would stand at the shelf trying to choose one shade from their lineup of 22. I never could decide, so I always left empty-handed. Now, I’m set for a long, long time! The Revolution lipsticks are very creamy, buttery, and shiny. They are highly pigmented and have incredible color pay-off with just a swipe or two. They last quite a long time for moisturizing lipsticks, several hours unless you’re eating a meal.
They feel good on my lips, creamy and not drying. They supposedly have a plumping agent, but I haven’t noticed that. Because they are so creamy and shiny, they really do make the most of your lips. As a result, they are lipsticks that should look good on women of all ages. And if your lips are on the thin side, this formula should make your lips look fuller (and you can always do the white lipliner trick to help out a little more!). All the shades are beautiful, but my favorite of all 6 is the classic red, F-Bomb, a deep, full-throated red. Catfight is a red with more blue in it, and Jilted is a red with more purple. The swatches were photographed outside on a gloomy day with greyish light. The red shades are fairly accurate to what they actually look like, and the lip swatch is Catfight.
Among the nudes, I like Protest, a raisin-y nude, the best, though I expected not to like it at all. Native is actually a pale pink/nude that I think will look great in summer when I have a little color in my face. Naked is a true nude. The nude swatches, also photographed in wintry daylight, look pinker than they actually are. They are a little peachier than they look in the photo. My lips are wearing Native.
I’m very happy with this collection. I don’t think the set of 6 is still available on the Urban Decay website. I looked for it, but don’t see it anymore. Sorry! But if you’re thinking about trying one of the Revolution lipsticks, go ahead and take the plunge.
The lipsticks are flavorless and tasteless. They are formulated without parabens, phthalates or sulfates. Urban Decay products are cruelty-free. I am not sure whether they are gluten-free because they contain tocopherol acetate/vitamin E, and we don’t know the source. I’m not going to list the ingredients for all six lipsticks, but just for Catfight. The dyes changes by shade.
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phytosteryl/Isostearyl/Cetyl/Stearyl/Behenyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Polyethylene, Octyldodecanol, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Triisostearin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Hydrated Silica, Squalane, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcristalline), Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tribehenin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Shorea Stenoptera Seed Butter, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado/Avocat) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Acrylates Copolymer, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Tin Oxide, Barium Sulfate. [+/- (May Contain): CI 77019 (Mica), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 6 Lake), CI 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake)].