Urban Decay, a company known for its edgy marketing, is really pulling out all the stops with its Revolution Lipstick. Claiming that this has a "Pigment Infusion System" and "Maxi-Lip Technology," and with shade names like "Anarchy," "Catfight," and "Protest," this lipstick attracts attention! But, in truth, there's nothing revolutionary about it, which may explain all the razzle-dazzle you have to wade through before even trying it on!
In reality, this is just an average-quality moisturizing lipstick. Urban Decay says its moisturizers will plump lips and make them appear fuller, but every good moisturizing lip product does the exact same thing because smooth, moisturized lips always look fuller than dry, flaky lips.
This glides on easily and smoothly, and doesn't take too many swipes to get good coverage, although it's certainly not the potent instant full color coverage Urban Decay claims.
It's fragrance-free, which is always good, and it has an attractive soft-shine finish. It wears for about three hours before you have to reapply, which is not the "extended wear" that Urban Decay claims—at least it's not our definition of extended wear!
That's not to say this lipstick is bad. It's just average, and certainly doesn't live up to all its claims. There are several other lipsticks that cost far less and that have the same positive qualities, and then some!
- Glides on smoothly and easily.
- Has good color coverage with a couple of swipes.
- Has an attractive soft-shine finish.
- Does not have "insane pigmentation," as Urban Decay claims.
- Is not long-wearing as claimed.