It took Canada a while to catch up with the Urban Decay Revolution lipstick sale in the US. I got a few from UD Canada website before Sephora put them on sale.
I bought 3 original Revolution lipsticks (gunmetal tubes) – Rapture, Manic and Venom, and 3 Matte Revolution lipsticks (black tubes) – 1993, Bittersweet and After Dark.
I assume you all have had experience with these lipsticks before, so just a brief summary for those who haven’t. The Revolution lipstick formula is very comfortable to wear, even with the matte finish, and strong pigmentation. They wear really well on the lips and fade gradually. I am not interested in the sheer finish, so don’t have comments on those.
According to Urban Decay, the Pigment Infusion System gives the original Revolution lipsticks their creamy texture and good pigmentation. Additionally, a blend of jojoba oil, avocado oil, cocoa butter and shea butter keeps the lips moisturized and look fuller.
Here are Rapture (described as a dusty rose), Manic (a soft wine) and Venom (a bright plum), in the sun and in the shade.
The Matte Revolution lipsticks is still very creamy on application, and non drying, thanks to a blend of avocado, olive and babassu oils. Also, shea butter and illipe butter provide long-lasting moisture, and vitamins C and E offer antioxidant effect.
Swatches of 1993 (a matte medium brown), Bittersweet (a matte bright purple) and After Dark (a matte medium-dark berry pink).
I only have positive things to say about these lipsticks, grab them while they are still on sale. The tube is 0.09oz/ 2.8g, CAD26 down to CAD13 right now.