Review: Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipsticks and Moondust Eyeshadow

The only products I’ve tried from Urban Decay are their pencil liners (which I love), pencil shadows (which I hated) and the Naked palettes. I was totally in love with the first Naked palette … so much that I had to have the second one. When the third one came along though, I felt a little “Naked”-ed out so I didn’t get it. Also, I have a little too many eye shadows. Or so I felt at that time. I remember I have 2 of their deluxe single eye shadows which I sold in a blog sale. It was good but I had dupes. However, I haven’t tried any of the Moondust eyeshadows before.


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Urban Decay Moondust Eye Shadow (RM72) now has 4 new shades, listed below.

ETHER – light purple with pink-blue 3-D sparkle and shift
SCORPIO – matte black with gold 3-D sparkle
SOLSTICE – metallic pink-red with green 3-D sparkle and shift
COSMIC – metallic white with iridescent 3-D sparkle and shift

I have Cosmic to show you, and let me tell you it is the most shifty glitter ever. It changes as you move or bat your eye lids and the swatch on my hand was glorious. I’m not a fan of such high shine eye shadows, just to make it clear, but it’s just so beautiful to look at. I was like a bug to bright light. You have to see it in person to know what I’m saying. The texture is hard but smooth and I’m glad it’s not soft and creamy or the glitters will just fall all over the place. If you prefer natural eye makeup, then Moondust eyeshadows are not for you. This is dramatic in your face bling and how you wear it is really up to you. Some like sparkly eyes, some don’t 🙂


Urban Decay Cosmic


I have read a few raves about the Urban Decay Revolution Lipsticks, and the Sheer Revolution Lipsticks (RM85) are just as the name says. They are the sheerer counterpart of the Revolution Lipsticks. There are 10 shades, and they are listed as below.

SHEER LADYFLOWER – sheer rose-pink
SHEER STREAK – sheer coral-pink
SHEER F-BOMB – sheer red
SHEER LIAR – sheer pinky-brown nude
SHEER RAPTURE – sheer dusty rose
SHEER ANARCHY – sheer fuchsia
SHEER SHAME – sheer berry
SHEER SLOWBURN – sheer orange-red
SHEER OBSESSED – sheer baby pink
SHEER WALK OF SHAME – sheer pale nude-pink


Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipsticks UD Sheer Revolution Lipsticks


Urban Decay describes the lipsticks as creamy, badass luxury meets sheer, pigmented color. What the heck is “sheer, pigmented color”?? It’s like, hey, I like your long, short hair. WTF? These are definitely not sheer lipsticks. I have Sheer Rapture and Sheer Slowburn, and they are anything but sheer. However, these rather pigmented, creamy lipsticks have a translucency to them. Like jelly. Just look at the swatches below and you’ll see. The colours are opaque enough to cover my natural lip colour, but they look creamy and translucent in a way. Sheer Rapture looks more like a mauve nude on me while Sheer Slowburn is a casual coral red that you wear with white tee and jeans. One thing to note though, the lipstick itself is quite soft. I notice dents on the lipstick bullet itself after a few swatches and application, as you can see in the photos below. To satisfy my curiosity, I pressed the lipstick on my lips a little harder, and I actually squished it. The lipstick.


lip swatch swatches


Have you tried any of these at Sephora? If you’re a fan of high shine eye shadows, you must check out their Moondust line. The Sheer Revolution Lipsticks are very creamy, a little too tacky for my liking, but they have an attractive lineup of colours. I also have the new Naked concealers to show you next week, so stay tuned.


xoxo Lily



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