Maybe I’m wrong, but it seems to me that spring and summer 2015 has brought the release of more new lip gloss formulas than usual. Not just new lip gloss shades, but entirely new formulas launched into product lines. Many of these have been great quality and shade offerings but, until now, I haven’t been exactly giddy with excitement over a new gloss launch. What is this new gloss that has me so impressed? It’s the new Urban Decay Revolution High Color Lip Gloss ($22 US/$26 CAD) that was released with the Urban Decay Summer 2015 Collection.
The packaging is so unique and totally badass. The tubes have a flattened shape so they fit better in your pocket. They have this neat wavy design that goes all the way from the gunmetal cap to the bottom of the clear tube. The doe foot applicator has a tapered pointed which makes precisely outlining your lips possible which is very handy giving the intense pigmentation.
The Revolution High Color Lip Gloss formula is indeed high colour. For the five shades I tested the pigmentation on these babies is excellent and the coverage is very even. I get exceptionally longer wear time out of these than I do out of most glosses. (I tend to wear through lip products swiftly.) The UD Revolution Glosses have been lasting me upwards of 4-5 hours which is amazing for a gloss on me. The shades I’ve tested have also left a nice stain behind. They will transfer of course, so the amount of eating and drinking you are doing will adjust the wear time.
There are a total of 14 shades available. Which brings me to another one of the reasons I adore this new gloss release. The shades offered, as far as I’m concerned, are unique. Interesting. They just seem to have a special quality that makes them stand apart from most of the gloss offerings out there. You can just look at the 14 shades available all on display and know what I’m talking about. They just have that wow factor. The five shades I tested are:
Vice – Dark purple glitter. This dark purple is gorgeous. It is a bit sheerer in pigmentation than the other 4 shades I tested so the purple doesn’t end up being too in your face. The glitter is the same kind of fleck glitter as the other glitter shades I tested but there is a much more subtle amount present.
Big Bang – Bright pink with glitter. This is probably my favourite shade so far. A gorgeous magenta pink with tonal fleck glitter. While it looks very glittery in the tube it somehow manages to not look over the top on the lips at all. It looks amazing.
Brickhouse – Dark brick red. The pigment on this deep brick red is intense. It has a cream finish.
69 – Bright red. Oh ya. She’s red and she’s bright. Amazing, pigmented, hot red.
Assassin – Candy apple red with glitter. OK. OK. Maybe this is my favourite. It’s so hard to pick! This shade is so unique. Candy apple red with pink glitter. The subtle contrast gives this shade such and interesting quality.
Texture wise they feel light and thin while still offering intense coverage and colour. There is a subtle amount of tackiness that I don’t detect on the lips during wear but can catch the odd hair. I actually feel like these glosses almost go through a bit of a setting process binding the gloss more securely to your lips. I was also pleased to note that the gloss didn’t go through any weird transformation turning sticky or goopy or any other icky things that glosses can sometimes do with longer wear.
I try to refrain from buying too many lip glosses because, as far as cosmetics go, they have the shortest life span till turning funky. I totally think I need to indulge in more shades though! There is just something special about the new Urban Decay Revolution High Color Lipglosses. Hmmm… which shade should I get next?
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