Hello everyone! Before we begin with the review, I'd like to explain why I've been MIA! You may have noticed a lack of updates on HelloJaa for the past week and I'm truly sorry about that! I have recently undergone a laser treatment to remove little sun spots all over my face and I've been in the “recovering” phase since. The spots weren't very obvious to begin with but with a magnifying mirror that I happen to look in every morning, they're quite obvious to me. It has been bothering me for years so I finally decided to do something about it. It hasn't been an easy process for sure. Frankly, I have no clue how long it's going to take for my skin to fully recover but until then, I try not to put on any makeup unless absolutely necessary. My posts will probably continue to be sporadic for a while but I promise you that I'm still here and will try to update the blog whenever I can! :)
Now on to the review of my newly-discovered gorgeous red lipstick!
I know Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick is probably extremely old news to everyone but I've just discovered this little mini-sized tube when I was going through my sample box! There are 23 shades total in the line-up but I think the color I have is one of the sexiest ones! ;) It's a classic, deep red that brightens up your complexion the moment it is on your lips! And I don't know about you but whenever I wear a red lipstick, especially a good one like this, I instantly feel ten times sexier and more empowered (as you will see in my full-face photo below)! The shade is called F-Bomb and it looks like this:
I honestly do not know what those little white specks are on the bullet because in person you can barely see them. They are only noticeable through a macro lens! F-Bomb has extremely intense color payoff so you do get pretty much a full coverage in one easy glide. The consistency is slightly creamy without slip and the fact that it goes on slightly matte in the beginning makes the application really easy and clean. Its true finish isn't matte, though, as seconds later, the texture will transform to a soft satin with a subtle luminous shine. As a bonus, it makes my lips appear so super smooth, too! :)
The color is buildable. The more you layer it on, the glossier and more red it becomes, as seen below:
A few more great things about the formula: it is unscented and feels super lightweight (for such intense color). It does not bleed/migrate/feather (seriously, no lip liner needed!) or emphasize lines and dry flakes. The most impressive thing is probably the wear time. I'd say F-Bomb lasts somewhere between 5-6 hours before fading ever so slightly into a soft red stain. The formula may not be super hydrating, a trade-off for longevity, but it isn't drying in the least bit.
Here's how F-Bomb looks on me:
I applied 2 coats on my lips directly from the tube and still managed to get a reasonably clean application! That's how easy it is to wear F-Bomb! :) If you're on the market for a bold, statement red that is a pleasure to wear, I highly recommend F-Bomb. However, if you want something even more matte, perhaps you can check out their latest matte lipstick line called Matte Revolution! I haven't gotten my hands on it yet but if you have, please feel free to share your opinion! :)