Lipstick lovers everywhere will inevitably fall head-over-heels with Urban Decay’s latest release, the Revolution Lipsticks and the coordinating 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencils. Not only are the colour choices spot on (it took me absolutely ages to decide which to request!) but the formula is everything a good quality lipstick should be; it’s creamy and blendable, yet the colour payoff is extreme as is the longevity.
The Urban Decay peeps describe this as “Creamy, Badass Luxury”, and whilst I’m far too middle-class to ever get away with saying something like “badass” (which I say “bad arse” to give you an idea of where the problems might start…), I think they’ve got the description spot on, as it really is a creamy formula – packed full of goodies such as cocoa and shea butters and jojoba and avocado oils – but it lacks that hint-of-a-tint formula that we’re used to associating with such creaminess. Instead you’re left with a powerful punch of colour that really lasts on the lips.
There are 22 shades of the Urban Decay Revolution lipsticks in total, and each lipstick has a corresponding 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencil, meaning you can really go for a power lip if you’re all about lips.
I loooove the colour choices and I’m especially pleased that the pencils are available in every colour, as it can be tricky to match your pencil to your lip shade, which then often results in that ghastly 90’s mismatch look; just hideous! The pencils are just as creamy and smooth as the lipsticks and I prefer to use them after I’ve applied the lipstick, just to add some definition to the cupids bow.
It would’ve been criminal to not try out the Naked shade, considering the Naked palettes are what put Urban Decay on the commercial map and made everybody far more aware of the brand. Naked is actually a pretty wonderful nude shade that I think would suit most. It’s warm and leans pink, with a flattering hint of brown that keeps it nude. It’s such an easy shade to wear; possibly a little too brown to fall into the “my lips, but better” category for me, but it’s definitely a beaut nonetheless.
Turn On is the brightest shade I went for, but it still sits comfortable within the pink spectrum, although there’s a nice hint of pluminess there too. It’s got elements of both warmth and coolness, which to me suggests it might be another universal shade, but I don’t say that with confidence as it is quite bright and therefore might not suit everyone.
I had to have a girly pink didn’t I? It would be weird for me not to! This stunner is a wonderful, grown-up girly shade that has a hint of vinyl and is a little bit milky. It doesn’t look as pink in my lip picture as it is; the swatch image is definitely a better representation. It’s really pretty and yet isn’t overly sickly like a lot of baby/vinyl pink shades can be.
I’m definitely a fan and there are so many shades that I love in the collection, so don’t be surprised if you see more show up on the blog soon! Both the Revolution Lipsticks (£15) and 24/7 Lip Pencils (£12) are available now, both in store and online. Head to House of Fraser to check out the full collection.