After my extremely positive experience trying Urban Decay’s Revolution Lipstick in Venom, I spent some time swatching other colors at Ulta because their lipsticks seemed very promising and I wanted to try more. I have a terrible habit of bringing home lipsticks that don’t flatter my face just because they look nice on my hand, so I held off for a while because I wasn’t sure what I wanted. Once all of the holiday gift sets started appearing, I knew exactly what I needed to do.
Urban Decay released the Full Frontal Lipstick Stash, a set of mini-lipsticks in six shades, and I had to give it a try once the swatches started popping up online. The set includes three exclusive new shades, three bestsellers, and a 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Ozone, a clear lip pencil that will work with any lipstick shade. They all come in a sturdy little cardboard box that I WANT to throw away because it takes up so much space in my lipstick drawer, but I’m having a hard time parting with it because it’s fancy. The Full Frontal Lipstick Stash and can be found at Sephora and Ulta for $39.00.
Ladyflower-A rosy pink with a hint of plum.
Crush-A bright, cool-toned, hot pink.
Illicit-A sheer baby pink.
Gash-A medium-dark, cool-toned red.
Liar-A rosy beige.
F-Bomb-A bright, classic red.
Ladyflower was one of the shades I was looking forward to the most. It’s smooth and creamy like most of the Revolution lipsticks and lasts for a long time. I had a really difficult time getting this particular color to work for me because of the cool tones, but I found that pairing it with a peach blush warms it up just enough to flatter my complexion. Now I love it!
Crush is extremely pigmented and moisturizing. It’s nice and slick and one of the easiest to apply out of the set. This is another cool-toned one I had a hard time with, but a peach blush helped as well. Still, I feel the color is a little too intense for my taste.
Illicit is very sheer, which is unusual for the Revolution Lipsticks, but Urban Decay made mention of this. It is the worst performer out of the set with streaky application, a tendency to build up in the lines on my lips, and a lifespan of less than an hour. Although it is also on the cool spectrum, I found it pretty easy to get this shade to work for me.
Gash is one I am on the fence about. The formula leans slightly dryer than the others. This doesn’t really cause any issues with application other than some feathering, but it’s not as moisturizing and it feels slightly gunky. While it runs a little cool, I don’t feel it’s overwhelming, so I can get away with it depending on the rest of my makeup.
Liar is my absolute favorite out of the entire set. In fact, I’ll probably be purchasing a full size when I run out of the mini. I love the way it flatters my complexion and it’s the perfect fall or winter neutral. It’s easy to wear, applies evenly, and is very moisturizing. I find myself reaching for this one regularly because it’s such a no-brainer and it goes with practically everything.
F-Bomb is your classic red. Who doesn’t like it or at least want to like it? The pigmentation is amazing and it’s very slick and hydrating. It’s definitely one of the best performers out of the set.
I’ve been playing with the 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Ozone quite a bit and I really love it. Its clear color allows me to use it with any lipstick I own. For lipsticks that I need to keep from feathering, I just line my lips. For ones that I have a hard time keeping on for a long time, it works great as a primer when I fill in my entire lip. The only drawback to this is that it does make lipsticks feel a little more dry, but they definitely last longer. I consider this a necessity for anyone like me that drinks a ton of water all day and can’t keep lipstick on to save their life.
Overall, I feel this was a nice set to kind of introduce me to the Revolution Lipstick world. I really wish it had included more warm shades to work with my complexion, but now I have a better idea of what I’m looking for and I can trust that the formula is going to be the same across the board for the most part.