Sunday, 11 May 2014

Holy Grail: The Perfect Pink

First off, happy Mother's Day to all the mothers and grandmothers reading today! I hope you are all pampered and receive the love that you deserve for being the amazing women you are. Today I am bringing your attention to a lipstick that has officially received Holy Grail Status for me... and I've only had it for about two weeks. For those of your who are not aware of the term "holy grail", it's a way to describe a product as the best of the best and something you simply couldn't live without. If it hasn't become obvious through the past months of blogging, I've never really got on with pink lips. Most of the pink lipsticks that have crossed my path have never quite suited me, for a variety of reasons. Too cool, too warm, too barbie, too frosty, too pale, too bright, and the list goes on... until now. Enter the Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Turn On. What a beauty. I have worn this lipstick nearly every day since purchasing it, and I'm never looking back. This is such a beautiful shade and I'm surprised that I haven't heard it talked about in the beauty community. It's a gorgeous pink that is perfect for spring and summer that manages to have a touch of class and sophistication while still looking young and fresh. 

If you look at the lipstick in the tube (pictured above) the lipstick looks to be a dusky pink mauve. This is deceiving, as it does not appear that way when swatched. It instead presents itself as a cool toned pink with a distinct rosy undertone. On the Sephora website, Turn On is described as "rosy pink" which I think is fairly accurate. It looks like a cool toned purple-pink on the lips while have the slightest warm rosy-ness. It's incredibly hard to describe the color but I assure you that it is both beautiful and unique. I also tend to steer clear from cool-toned lipsticks, so I think this illustrates how wearable the color really is. The product itself is incredibly pigmented and goes on with full-power with one swipe. The intensity can easily be built up with additional layers. 

The lipstick initially applies with a creamy sheen but fades to a beautiful matte finish. There is absolutely no glitter or shimmer particles. After a few hours, it becomes a stain on the lips but it can easily be reapplied on top of the stain and look freshly applied once again. It does wear off of me a little bit in the centre of my lips after drinking a coffee, but it is super easy to dab on a layer onto the centre of the lips. 

A beautifully colored lipstick does not equate to a comfortable one. Luckily, this lipstick feels incredibly moisturizing on the lips and doesn't start to feel dry until a few hours have passed. I like to use a lip balm in under the Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick and it created a perfect base that's not too slippy for the lipstick to cling to. I'm incredibly particular when it comes to lip products, and this one is definitely comfortable to wear both day and night.

I don't really think this needs explaination. Look at the pictures, it's so pretty. 

This lipstick retails for $26 in Canadian stores. I picked mine up at Shoppers Drugmart and I think this lipstick rivals lipsticks that are much more expensive. I think it's a good price point for a high end lipstick and certainly has the quality to prove it. If you want to dive into the world of good quality lipsticks, I think this range is a great place to start. 


I absolutely love this lipstick and it has forever changed my mind about wearing pink lipstick! The Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Turn On is a game changer, and I want to tell the world about it. 

Have you tried the Urban Decay Revolution Lipsticks? Are there other shades I'm missing out on? Please let me know in the comments below. 

Thanks for reading.


  1. I love the formula of this lipstick! I have it in Shameless and 69 and it's so amazing.

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    1. They are fabulous indeed! I was eyeing up the shade "69" and it looks like such a unique pinky red! Thanks for commenting love :D xo