I am a big fan of the original Urban Decay Revolution Lipsticks. The shade Naked is my go to neutral, My Lips But Better Shade. Naturally, when I heard that UD was releasing a new Revolution formula, I knew I had to try it! A few weeks ago I was out shopping wit my friend Sarah and I saw that lipstick in shade Obsessed at Sephora. I tried it on and Sarah immediately said “You should get it, pinks always look great on you.” And so Obsessed came home with me!
The best way to describe the new Sheer Revolution formula is a combination of pigmentation that you get from a lipstick with a moisturizing power of a lip butter. The lipstick applies like a dream, very smoothly, with no tugging or pulling, no transferring to your teeth. On the lips, the formula looks very glossy and the amount of the pigment is just enough to cover your natural lip color. The best feature of the Sheer Revolution formula though is how moisturizing it is and looks. The best proof? A few days ago my lips were really dry due to the subzero Michigan temperatures. I said to my husband “This winter has to be over soon, look how cracked my lips are.” He looked at my lips and said immediately “What are you talking about? Your lips look really well moisturized.” Guess what? Yes, I was wearing Sheer Revolution on my lips! That’s a total winner in my books!
The hydrating power of the lipstick comes from its ingredients- shea butter, jojoba oil, babassu oils and vit C and E.
Urban Decay Sheer Revolution lipstick doesn’t come in a typical bullet tip shape. The tip is actually trimmed, which is supposed to provide a swipe of color in just one go, support the creaminess of the lipstick and to avoid the tip breaking.
The only drawback is its longevity. The lipstick doesn’t last longer than an hour on my lips, even without eating or drinking anything. It wears off evenly though and doesn’t leave any white residue on the lips.
All in all, Urban Decay won me (once again) with the Sheer Revolution lipstick formula. I love just the right amount of pigmentation, the ease of application and the extreme hydration it provides. It can be a great alternative for those who are just getting into wearing lipsticks and are a little scared of fully pigmented lip colors. Or for those, like me, who need a little extra hydration for their winter-tired lips.
The Sheer Revolution Lipstick comes in 10 shades and retails for $22.00.
Have you tried the Urban Decay Sheer Revolution lipsticks yet? Are you a fan of the original Revolution formula? What do you look for in a lipstick- pigmentation, a long-wear time, hydration? Let’s chat!
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