Monday, 27 January 2014

Beauty Feature: REVIEW: Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick

Revolution Lipstick by Urban Decay in #BANG £15

Surprise! I know the poll results voted for a mascara to be reviewed next HOWEVER I received this for Christmas and whilst I save up to afford three lovely mascaras to review for you I thought I would give you the low down on a good cruelty-free lipstick.

  • Okay, by far the best thing about this lipstick is that it is SO pigmented. One coat will cover your lips completely with a super thick and intensely vibrant colour. 
  • The consistency is creamy which makes it good for dry lips as it fills in lines and creates a smooth surface.
  • This is a long lasting lipstick and I'm really impressed with it's staying power. 
  • The shape of the lipstick has a sharp edge and a flat slanted surface (see photo). I much prefer this to more pointed or rounded lipsticks as it allows for a very precise application that can follow the shape of the lip.
  • The Revolution Lipstick comes in 22 shades ranging from bright and colourful to more neutral and natural, see photos below. 
  • Another plus is that each lipstick has it's own shade matched lip-liner in the 'Revolution' collection, so you don't have to worry about finding a matching lip-liner!
  • And of course it's cruelty-free! Urban Decay do not test on animals.


  • In my experience of this lipstick I have found it to smudge quite easily, however I have not yet experimented with the lip-liner and in the past I have found this is the best solution for straying colour so I'll report back when I get my hands on one!
  • Whilst the pigmentation of the lipstick is brilliant on your lips, when it does smudge it's a nightmare to remove or cover up - precision application is key (No top ups without a mirror!)
  • Priced at £15 this lipstick is definitely at the higher end of a high-street budget when compared to others on the market.
  • I would definitely recommend buying in-store rather than on-line. In my experience I have found the colours shown on-line to be untrue to the actual lipstick colours,not dramatically different but still enough to make me wary to shop on-line. 
  • TIP: Visit an Urban Decay concession at either Debenhams or House of Fraser and test out the make-up there. Then, write down the products you like and buy on-line as you can usually get some money off.

Overall, the intensely pigmented colour and the genius shape of this lipstick make it a winner for me. Urban Decay is renowned for it's edgy and vibrant colour palettes and so whilst these lipsticks might not be for  everyday wear I'd definitely recommend one if you're looking to achieve a statement lip.


The shade shown is BANG, for other shades available click here.


  1. Yet this does have pros and cons. I think the pros outweigh the cons so I would be willing to buy it. I don't like the featured color but I do like the liar and the naked 2 color. I like the part that it fills in the cracks especially during this harsh winter months.

    1. Hi Joyce, thank you for commenting! Yes, the consistency is brilliant for dry lips and it also contains avacado oil and shea butter so it's very moisturising! The more natural colours would be very pretty for a subtler daytime look and I would love to review these in the future. Keep checking back as I am currently testing some lipsticks by Beauty Without Cruelty who have a more natural colour palette than Urban Decay!

  2. I love Urban Decay, a brilliant cruelty-free brand! They often have the eyeshadow palettes and eyeliner kits etc discounted on sites such as beauty bay and hqhair, so you can get them a bit cheaper :)

    1. Hi Kirsten, thanks for your comment! I agree, Urban Decay is such a top quality make-up brand in it's own right I really want to spread the message that it's cruelty-free! Thanks for the tip - that'll come in handy in cutting costs on the blog! :) Keep checking back for more cruelty-free beauty reviews!

    2. I will do! Another brand you could look into;

    3. Thank you very much for introducing me to this brand Kirsten - it looks brilliant! I can't wait to try out and review some of their products!


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