Thursday, November 5, 2015

It's a Liar

I’ve had a fair share of mauvey-pink lip products and  now I’m very keen on trying other shades within the color spectrum, like nudes. But I don’t want a cadaverous nude, I want a nude that still leans more... pink (a very bold move to step out of that comfort zone). I also want that nude to be wet-looking. So, I opt to go for the lipglosses this time ‘round and I suppose the Urban Decay Revolution High-Color Lipgloss in the shade Liar ticks all that boxes.

The packaging has a badass-looking gunmetal cap engraved with the Urban Decay logo on the either sides and on the top of it. But my favorite part of the packaging is the artsy, see-through tube made out of glass with the word “Revolution” carved on it. Also, it feels heavy when I hold it with my hand, which for some reason, I like. I have nothing much to say about the doe-foot applicator except for the fact that it has quite an unusual shape compared to other regular doe-foot applicators. It gets the job done without causing me any fuss, though.

I’d describe the color of the gloss as a  warm, nude peachy pink that pairs beautifully with a smokey eye. The color payoff is highly pigmented, hence the “High-Color” claim. One layer is enough but I usually apply 2 layers because I just love applying it. This lipgloss applies evenly over my lips, makes my lips look a bit plumper and feel moisturized after applying it. I haven’t thought about testing the lasting power of this product because lipglosses doesn’t have that long-lasting formulations unlike matte lipsticks and the fact that I drink water from glass in every 15 minutes, but I can assure you this stays so well on my lips, even after lots of drinking. It obviously transfers into my glass, which is normal.

I think I’m slowly transitioning from a matte lip-gal into a gloss-gal now. I’ve been eyeing the Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer and the Buxom Lip Polishes. Oh just give me all those wet-looking glosses.

PS: Much love for Adani, the one who helped getting this for me!


  1. Hi Sabrina!

    Happened to see your blog thru Anna's (viviannadoesmakeup is the best isn't she?) comments section.

    I too am a matte lipstick girl but ever since discovering a lip gloss in one of NARS' set, it's a game changer!!

    Anyway, I'll be heading out to Indonesia this coming Dec - are there any beauty places you'd recommend I should go?

    Thanks and great blog!!

    xx, faizah

    1. Howdy, Faiza!

      Thank you so much for your comment! And yes, ViviannaDoesMakeup is like my "mecca of all things beauty"! So excited that I'm not the only one who adores Anna :)

      About that NARS lipgloss, what's the name of the shade? I'm very keen to trying that!

      Actually, compared to Singapore (I believe that's where you reside?), we don't have that much makeup/skin care brands available here. In fact, I got most of my makeup products from Singapore, UK, and US. We do have Sephora here, but the collection range is not as vast as in Singapore, for instance.

      However, we do have local brands like Wardah and Make Over, which both offer some great products! (check out the Wardah matte lipstick in #14 Velvety Brown!).

      We also have great local brands that could only be found on Instagram, like @spoilorganics (skin care), @beautifullash_id (false lashes), and the list goes on. Often, they sell their products offline as well, like at bazaar events.

      Anyway, are you coming to Jakarta? Because we have a lot of Wardah and Make Over outlets here in Jakarta. Maybe we can do a little meet up and have a chat about viviannadoesmakeup and the like, and I can get to show you around :)

      Again, thank you so much for your comment! I'm totally gonna scroll through your blog posts!


  2. Hey!

    She comes across really genuine and likable right?

    Anyway, the NARS lipgloss is Jungle Red - the lipstick is just as good!

    Thanks for the suggestions, I'll look up the brands before my trip.

    I'll be heading to Indonesia in late December - have yet to confirm the dates, yikes! Will be excited to meet-up if the time permits.

    Pls leave your email in one of my posts so I can keep your email private! (sorry for the previous deleted comment!!)
    Can't wait to hear from you soon!

    xx, f

    1. Hi Faizah!

      Sorry for the late response!

      Yes! Anna is such a babe.

      And I'll check out that NARS product :)

      No worries! I'll leave my email in the comments section in one of your posts.


  3. I'm loving glossy lips as well at the moment. Never tried any Urban Decay glosses but this sounds gorgeous. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

    1. Hello Kate!

      Yes, you definitely should try one of these!


  4. I am not that into full on matte lips, as my lips are quite small and I find they look even smaller without some sheen. But too glossy isn't right either, so... Satin lipsticks it is for me.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    1. Hi Linda!

      Have you tried lining your lips first before putting the matte lipstick on? What's your favorite satin lipstick? :)