Urban Decay Revolution High-Color Lipgloss swatches and review

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Urban Decay, we can’t quit you.

My longstanding love affair with Urban Decay is like any good relationship. Just because we’ve been together for decades does not mean that things have gotten boring or predictable. Urban Decay always has a new trick or two up its sleeve to keep my eyes– or lips– from wandering.


Take a look at Revolution High-Color Lipgloss ($22) and you’ll see what I mean. This collection is every kind of gorgeous, from its artful packaging (modeled after a vintage UD gloss and updated with faceted modern detail and a metallic gunmetal cap) to its creamy, pigmented formula.



I mean, even the boxes are pretty!



I’m talking 14 sexy shades of pigment-packed perfection, in a range of creams and sparkles, nudes and ultra brights, all of them extremely smooth and longwearing thanks to UD’s Pigment Infusion System™.

There are old favorites (like 69, Big Bang, Punch Drunk and Apocalypse) and what are destined to be new cult classics. The coverage is rich, creamy and long lasting without even a hint of stickiness. I found the gloss to be moisturizing and free of taste and scent.

Urban Decay Revolution High-Color Lipgloss swatches

Urban-Decay-Revolution-lipgloss-review-packaging-7Savage, 69, Scandal, Failbait, Kinky and Big Bang

I tested three shades of pink:

Failbait looks pink in the tube but reads like a subtle pinky-nude on me, adding definition without a whole lot of color. UD calls it a “light neutral pink.” I call it perfect!

Scandal is a super bright, cool fuchsia pink. I feel like I’m channeling ’80s-era Debbie Harry when I wear it. Very dramatic!

Big Bang is described as “bright pink with glitter.” It appears Barbie Dream House pink in the tube, but leans kind of red on me due to its crazy fuchsia sparkles. I usually shy away from glittery glosses due to their gritty feel, but for some reason, Big Bang has a smooth texture.

Urban-Decay-Revolution-lipgloss-review-swatches-9indoors: Savage, 69, Scandal, Failbait, Kinky and Big Bang

The three other shades we received for testing are:

Savage – a cool hot pink
69 – bright cherry red
Kinky – medium pink-nude

Urban-Decay-Revolution-lipgloss-review-swatches-10 in sunlight: Savage, 69, Scandal, Failbait, Kinky and Big Bang


The flocked silicone paddle applicator is easy to control; it picks up a generous amount of product for a one-coat application every time. The gloss contains something UD calls Hilurlip™, a mysterious ingredient that defines and hydrates lips while making them look plumper.

Like everything from UD, this collection is cruelty free.


The slim, see-through tube fits into a pocket or makeup bag, so I’ll be taking mine along all summer. I’m happy to report that the gloss is part of UD’s permanent collection, which will give me a chance to try more of them. 14 sinfully beautiful, lust-inspiring colors… that’s more than enough to keep me loyal!

we heartsters – have you tried these yet? Which shade is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.

Melissa loves road trips, bargain shopping, drive-in movies, lip gloss and rock ‘n’ roll. She lives in Baltimore with her precious pups Zeus and Bellarina.
skin tone: NC25
skin type: dry to normal
favorite beauty product: skincare


  • turboterp

    Melissa loves road trips, bargain shopping, drive-in movies, lip gloss and rock 'n' roll. She lives in Baltimore with her precious pup Bellarina. skin tone: NC20 skin type: dry to normal favorite beauty product: skincare

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  1. How flippin nifty are these? I love the look and am eyeing a few of the shades, in particular, 69,Failbait,and Big Bang!
    So need them! YES, I do!

  2. First off, I love Urban Decay! They rarely disappoint. I tried this in Savage and I will admit that I was a bit skeptical going in – it’s a very bold hue. I was pleasantly surprised that it turned out to really be a great versatile shade, one I can even wear to work without it looking too aggressive! As mentioned, the formula is great as well. Huge bonus points for not being super sticky like most glosses! Great review @turboterp!

  3. Ooooh…Big Bang needs to be mine—I’m in love with that shimmering fuchsia. Great post and thank you for enabling me, @turboterp! :D

  4. I normally am not a huge gloss fan, but you got me again with this fab review–who wouldn’t want to channel Debbie Harry with Scandal?

  5. Ooh,Failbait and Nifty are my kind of shades, what fabulous packaging too!

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