Sample swatching: Urban Decay Revolution Lipgloss in Bittersweet and Failbait, plus a quickie swatch of Assassin

Just when I was ready to cancel my Ipsy subscription over lackluster samples, they sent me Urban Decay lipgloss. Well played, Ipsy. Well played.

The sample brought blister packs of Urban Decay Revolution High-Color Lipgloss in Bittersweet, a bright purple, and Failbait, a sweet pink. There was also a mini 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Ozone, a clear primer. Clear lipliner is new to me and I'm looking forward to testing whether it improves wear.

Urban Decay Revolution High-Color Lipgloss in Bittersweet

I tried Bittersweet full-on with brown winged liner and a flower in my uber messy curls. I looked kind of crazy, but I liked it. I felt like Helena Bonham Carter in a Tim Burton movie. The shade can be layered to look very goth, but a light swipe looks more pink and delicate.

Urban Decay Revolution High-Color Lipgloss in Failbait

Failbait called for a more refined and innocent look. Bunned hair, statement necklace, power jumpsuit. It's a pretty color, but I wouldn't invest $22 on an MLBB gloss. I'm more of a bold lips or bare girl.

Because it is an investment but I enjoyed the plush, pigmented formula, I thought for weeks about buying a gloss. I had my eye on Quiver, which I did find incredibly beautiful, but at the last minute bought Assassin, a glittery red. Here's my slapdash passenger seat of the car application with no other makeup on. Still looks pretty dope. I'll be sure to include it in a full FOTD at some point in the future.

Urban Decay Revolution High-Color Lipgloss in Assassin
The other shade I loved loved loved was Big Bang, but I already own that Urban Decay shade in lip crayon form.

When you splurge on gloss, do you go for neutral shades, or something more bold? Would you ever try a shade as out of control as Bittersweet?


  1. Bittersweet is amazing! I usually splurge on neutrals because I'll wear them more and I generally don't wear lipgloss much x

  2. The most purple I've gone is MAC Rebel. My out-there shades are usually neon pinks, and I tend to go for lipsticks instead of gloss. Bittersweet is more wearable than I would have guessed and I'd love to see shades like this become more mainstream.