To quote Snoop Dogg, "Greetings, loved ones! Let's take a journey..." to the land of creamy, badass luxury! Today I'm sharing my beloved Urban Decay Revolution and Sheer Revolution Lipstick collection! How beloved, you ask? I had to fish four of these out of my purse to photograph them. You know it's true love when you carry them on your person.
When Urban Decay launched their Revolution lipsticks late last summer, I didn't hop on the bandwagon straight away. I looked at the swatches on Temptalia (standard!), but I couldn’t really decide if the MLBB pinks were too warm or light for me. When I checked them out in person at Sephora a few months later, some of the testers were missing and the store was a mob scene. It wasn’t exactly the zen swatching sitch (love ya, Liz!) I was hoping for. My mom (who embodies “badass luxury” and has been my makeup mentor for life) was the first to take the plunge. She picked up Rapture, a dusty plum, and fell in love! She loaned it to me one day while we were having lunch, and YOWZAS! What a beaut! She gifted me 2 of her Revolutions, Rapture (she repurchased a new tube) and Rush (which she found a bit too light for her lip pigment scenario). I bought Naked for a steal on Glambot, and Sheer F-Bomb and Sheer Rapture from Sephora after seeing Sheer Rapture on Lily at Chloe Ash and swooning.
Naked // Rapture // Rush
The Sheer Revolution formula is a dream for anyone who prefers a finish that's more glossy and less pigmented. It's more emollient than Revolution without being overly slick or bleeding. The buttery formula does mean a shorter wear time, so keep that in mind if you don’t enjoy reapplying your lippies throughout the day. The pigmentation of these varies. Sheer Rapture (is anyone else surprised it's not "Rupture"?? It is UD after all!) is the very definition of a swipe n' go, easy-breezy sheer, while Sheer F-Bomb was almost fully opaque in 3 swipes! [I apologize that I don't have Sheer F-Bomb on hand to do a lip swatch, by the way. #Fail] I think UD is using the term sheer more in regard to the formula, which is a glossier, more jelly finish, than the original Revolution’s creamy, luminous finish. For comparison, Sheer Revolution lipsticks seem like a cross between MAC’s Lustre and Cremesheen formulas.
|Naked // Rapture // Rush // Sheer Rapture|
|Top to Bottom: Naked // Rapture // Rush // Sheer Rapture|
|Sheer F-Bomb: 1 swipe // 3 swipes|
// Rapture //