First off, I’ve updated my Matte Revolution launch post to include lip swatches of Matte Menace and comparison swatches between similar shades in their Matte and regular lines. Check that out here.
Urban Decay recently announced 8 exclusive shades of their Revolution lipsticks that will be available only on their website and at their flagship store.
Of course I had to go swatch them all and buy a few of them! 5 of the shades are new and 3 are repromotes. In addition to the 8 shades shown above, the flagship store has Mrs. Mia Wallace as an exclusive. Swatches of 8 of the 9 are shown below… I somehow managed to miss swatching Strip.
Swatches and Reviews for the shades I have
Sheer Beso – “Sheer mauve-pink.” I’m not big on sheer lipsticks but this one is MLBB (my lips but better) for me. It’s the absolute perfect shade for when I want to look put together but not look like I’m obviously wearing major lipstick. It’s creamy and got tons of slip but unlike most sheer lipsticks it actually applies evenly with no streakiness for me. It’s not as long lasting as their regular or matte shades but it fades nicely.
Speedball – “Deep, vibrant purple.” This is the purple shade I was hoping Bittersweet would turn out to be. It’s a super bright and in your face purple and I love it! It’s incredibly creamy and the slip does make it a little difficult to get a perfectly even application. It benefits considerably from a liner and I’ve had good luck putting it over UD’s Ozone liner. The swatch below is without liner and on naked lips.
Gash (repromote) – “Deep red with tonal shimmer.” Gash has been available at the flagship for awhile now and I picked it up maybe 2 months ago. I thought it would be limited but I’m glad it’s back as a longer term exclusive! It doesn’t have as much slip to it as the rest of the regular creamy Revolution line though it’s got a hint of shimmer to it which may be why. The shimmer isn’t in your face though and is hard to see from a distance. It’s nicely pigmented and while you might want a liner for neatness sake I don’t need it to even out the coverage.
Matte Backtalk – “Matte mauve-nude pink.” I’m going to sound totally crazy here but the first thing I thought when I put this on was, “this is what chocolate would look like if it was pink.” There’s just something about the texture and shade. It’s a creamy matte and nicely pigmented. It doesn’t hold up well during meals but it’s just fine going up against my morning coffee and a happy hour cocktail.
Mrs. Mia Wallace (repromote, in store only) – “Deep blood red.” This one’s not available online but is currently available at the flagship. It’s still in the original Pulp Fiction packaging so I’m guessing that the store is trying to sell through backstock or something. They had plenty left at the time I was there though. It’s a truer red than Gash is and it’s also creamier with more slip. I find that I do need a liner with this one.
Descriptions of the rest
Sheer Bittersweet – “Sheer, bright red-purple.” It’s like the Matte Bittersweet only sheer and glossy. It’s a pretty shade but swatched a little streaky on me. The sheering out of the shade makes it more pink and less purple which results in a less unique shade in my opinion.
Protest (repromote) – “Sheer peachy-nude.” This is a pretty nude and is on trend for nude lip lovers. Unfortunately it pulls a little orange on me like most nudes. It swatched nicely pigmented though.
Matte Carnal – “Matte medium warm nude.” I adore this shade… on my arm. Like Protest though it pulls too orange and actually pulls a bit brown on me. I really love this matte formula though. It swatched like a pigmented dream!
Strip (repromote) – “Sheer medium mauve-nude.” Unfortunately I didn’t snag a swatch of this one and can’t really speak to the formula. I do find it a little odd that they re-released it as a regular Revolution lipstick and not as a Sheer Revolution as it is one of their sheerer shades.
UD has a whole lot of super red shades so I’ve got comparison swatches of them including Gash and Mrs. Mia Wallace here so you can decide if you need them.
Forgive the patchiness on the Gash swatch. It was just about by my inner elbow and I moved my arm wrong and transferred some to the other side. It’s not actually this patchy in use.