Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick & Liner

Last night I went to the launch of Urban Decay’s Revolution Lipstick at the W Hotel, where the brand were showcasing their new range of 22 lipsticks and matching liners.

I immediately went over to the display stand and swatched as many as I could fit on my hand, and wow oh wow, I loved them all. They have a perfect range of colours from soft nudes to bold reds, and all others in between. The formula of the lipsticks is amazingly creamy without being stodgy, and they are all really pigmented and, even on the hand, look moisturising. On the lips, they feels great – they apply smoothly and leave the lips feeling hydrated while giving an amazing colour payoff. They contain jojoba oil, avocado oil, cocoa butter and shea butter, so you can imagine how gorgeous they feel!

The 24/7 Glide on Lip Pencils come in colours to compliment the lipsticks, with matching names, and the colour of the liner covering the pencil to make things a bit easier! All of the shades in the collection are brand new, with Ozone and Naked being the only pre-existing liners, but Naked’s had a bit of a rework to make it even more fabulous. They can be worn as a liner, or all over the lip, alone, or under lipstick or gloss. The amazing thing is, these do.not.budge! It took a bit of elbow work to get the swatches of liner off my hand! Again, these are packed full of moisturising ingredients; they don’t drag your lips and are super creamy and easy to work with leaving a velvet finish.

I took home with me Streak lipstick, Bang liner, and Obsessed liner and lipstick.

Streak is a beautiful coral pink, which is going to be fabulous for the summer – I love it! It’s full of colour but is still fairly gentle and day-time friendly.

Bang lipliner is the perfect compliment to Bang lipstick – both, bright orangey-red colours – but I thought it would also be nice to use alongside Streak to pump up the intensity a little. Here I am wearing it alone, over the lip.

Obsessed is a bright, baby pink shade. It’s the kind of colour I am always drawn to, and this one was no exception. Here’s the lipstick…

And here’s the liner, worn alone…

I had Anarchy, a bright hot pink, applied while I was at the event, and I loved that too. If they’d have let me, I seriously would’ve taken the lot, and got good use out of each of them. They’re out on 5th August  from Debenhams (£14 for the lipsticks, £12 for the liners) – you must must must check them out and experience them for yourselves!

Lipstick Queen

Lipstick Queen is a brand I’ve often admired from afar, but for some reason, never tried. It was created by Poppy King when she couldn’t find the perfect shade of lipstick she was after, she went out there and created a lipstick line of her own (amazing!).

I was recently sent some Lipstick Queen products to try out – Big Bang gloss in Infinite, Rose lip liner, and Nude lip liner.

L-R, Rose lip liner, Infinite Big Bang gloss, Nude lip liner

The Big Bang range of glosses are all designed to make the lips appear fuller without having to experience any tingling… as I have rather large lips it’s a road I’ve never gone down before – but apparently it can be quite uncomfortable to achieve great plumping results! Poppy says “My Big Bang Theory is that with exactly the right ratio of shimmer to shine you can create the illusion of plumper lips.”

I was sent Infinite which is a peachy tone with golden pearl to it – it doesn’t leave much colour on the lips, but it’s much more interesting than a clear gloss, and definitely leaves my lips looking more plump. My favourite feature is the texture – it’s not sticky or gloopy at all, but almost silky – a great texture for lip gloss!

Big Bang – Infinite

The lip liners are smooth and creamy – they don’t pull the lips at all in application, and they are so soft that as well as being used as liner, they can easily be worn all over the lips as a base to lipstick or gloss, or on their own.

The Rose liner is definitely my favourite item I tried! Although my top tip is to make sure your lips are completely dry before you apply – as you can see, the colour didn’t really take to the middle of my lips as they were slightly wet there although, on a whole, I am thoroughly impressed – Rose is the perfect pinky red colour, and the texture of the liner make it super-simple to work with!

Rose lip liner
Rose lip liner + Big Bang – Infinite
Nude lip liner
Nude lip liner + Big Bang – Infinite

Lipstick Queen is available from Beauty Expert – lip liners are priced at £16 and come with a complimentary sharpener, and Big Bang glosses are £20 each.