Urban Decay Full Frontal Lipstick Stash

Urban Decay Full Frontal Lipstick StashWhen Urban Decay recently released their Full Frontal Lipstick Stash as part of their holiday collection, I knew I had to have it. I love their Revolution Lipsticks and 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencils, so this set made perfect sense to me.

Urban Decay Full Frontal Lipstick StashThe Urban Decay Full Frontal Lipstick Stash includes a full-size 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Ozone (clear), deluxe sizes of three new Revolution Lipsticks: Ladyflower (bright rose-pink), Crush (hot pink), and Illicit (sheer baby pink), as well as three previously released colors: Gash (deep red with tonal shimmer), Liar (pinky-brown nude), and F-Bomb (classic red).

Urban Decay Full Frontal Lipstick Stash

Ladyflower, Crush, Illicit, Gash, Liar, F-Bomb, Ozone in front

I like that the Urban Decay Full Frontal Lipstick Stash includes a variety of colors. You have nudes or close-to-nudes (Liar and Illicit), reds (Gash and F-Bomb), and my favorite- pinks (Ladyflower and Crush). I also like the addition of Ozone, the clear lip liner. Urban Decay’s lip liners are fantastic, and I love that Ozone will work with any of the colors in the set.

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Mini next to a full-size.

The lipstick minis look tiny, especially when next to a full-size Revolution Lipstick, but they are really only about 1/3 the size of a full-size (0.035 oz vs 0.09 oz). I find it hard to finish a lipstick anyway, especially because I have so many, so I don’t mind the small size of the minis. They are a nice way to try different colors without committing to a full-size. The only issue I have is with the shape of Urban Decay’s minis- they have a rounded edge so it can be hard to get a clean line. The value of the Urban Decay Full Frontal Lipstick Stash is pretty good when you consider the actual sizes of the products. For $39, you get a full-size 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil ($20) and a little more than two full-sizes worth of Revolution Lipsticks ($22 each).

lipstick9 copyLadyflower is one of the shades exclusive to this set. It is described as a bright-rose pink, and I would say that’s somewhat accurate. It’s a great medium rose-pink, but it also has just a hint of purple to it. There isn’t enough purple in the lipstick to make it actually look purple, it just adds a little more depth to the color and darkens it slightly. I would describe Ladyflower as a fall version of a medium pink. It’s just a little darker, cooler-toned, and more purple than a color like Buxom’s Mistress or Yves Saint Laurent’s Opera Rose, but it’s in the same color family.

lipstick4 copyCrush is also exclusive to the set. The lipstick itself looks like a warm bright pink with a pretty gold duochrome, but it completely changes colors on the lips.

lipstick10 copyCrush is described as a hot pink and that’s exactly what it is. The gold shimmer completely disappears when it’s on the lips, but something about the gold adds more dimension to this color. It looks even brighter in person than in pictures. I’m a huge fan of bright pink lipsticks, but Crush might be my favorite of all the ones I’ve tried. It’s a beautiful hot pink that stands out just a little bit from the rest. It’s a little warmer than most bright pinks/fuchsias, so it looks a little nicer on. It’s definitely a standout shade, but because it’s on the warmer side it’s more wearable. Crush also left a pretty hot pink stain on my lips, so I think this is a color that will wear extremely well. Even as the lipstick starts to wear off throughout the day, you’ll still have a great color left on your lips. I could see this being a perfect no-maintenance lipstick. Even though Crush is a hot pink, something about it makes it wearable year-round. This is not a summer-only hot pink.

lipstick7 copyIllicit is the third shade exclusive to the Urban Decay Full Frontal Lipstick Stash. It’s described as a sheer baby pink. This is definitely a sheer lipstick, with just a hint of color. It looks nice on and I can see myself wearing it quite a bit, but this is not a color I would buy if they ever released a full-size. I love the Revolution Lipsticks because of how pigmented they are, but you could get a color similar to Illicit with any tinted lip balm.

lipstick12 copyGash is a shade that was previously only available on Urban Decay’s website. It is described as a deep red with tonal shimmer. Gash is a color that surprised me. I don’t wear a lot of red lipsticks, mostly because I find many of them to be too dark and it is hard to find a color that works with my skin tone, but I liked Gash. It is a dark, vampy red that is perfect for fall and winter. Since I’m pretty pale, it can easily look goth on me, but it has enough dimension that I think I can make it work for a “Snow White” look (even complexion, lots of mascara, shimmery light eye shadow). This is not an easy, everyday shade, but I can see myself wearing it from time to time. The shimmer isn’t evident on the lips but it does help add depth to the shade.

lipstick8 copyLiar is a previously released color. It is described as a pinky-brown nude. On me, it pulled way more brown than pink. This would be a great nude on most people, but on me it is way too brown. I think it will be wearable for me if I use a light hand and maybe layer a pink gloss on top. Liar has a great formula that is opaque without looking chalky or like “concealer lips.” I prefer Urban Decay’s Naked for a nude color, but if that’s too light or pink for you, Liar might work better.

lipstick11 copyF-Bomb is also a color that’s been out for awhile. It is a classic red shade. F-Bomb is the perfect red-red, not too orange, not too blue. Unfortunately, it looks awful on me and makes my skin look super yellow and sallow. I’m starting to realize that if I’m going to wear red lipstick it needs to be bright and orange-y, or an almost-pink red. However, if you are in the market for a classic red, this is a great one to check out. It’s bright without being too bright and would look great with black winged eyeliner.

Urban Decay Full Frontal Lipstick Stash

In sunlight: Ladyflower, Crush, Illicit, Gash, Liar, F-Bomb

I am really happy with the Urban Decay Full Frontal Lipstick Stash. I had been wanting Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Lip Liner in Ozone, so for an extra $19 I got six mini Revolution Lipsticks. I love the variety of colors in the set and I’m really happy with the formula on all of them (even if I don’t love all of the colors).

Urban Decay Full Frontal Lipstick Stash

In shade: Ladyflower, Crush, Illicit, Gash, Liar, F-Bomb

My favorites are the pinks (surprise, surprise!). Even though I have colors similar to (but not the same as!) Ladyflower and Crush, I’m really happy they were included in this set. Ladyflower is a gorgeous purple-y medium fall pink and Crush may be my new favorite hot pink lipstick. Illicit was a little bit of a disappointment formula-wise (I wish it was more pigmented and opaque) but I will still get a lot of use out of it. Gash was a surprise for me. It’s a color that I never would have bought on my own, but I’m really happy it was included. Liar and F-Bomb were my least favorites of the set, mainly because they just didn’t look that great on me. However, they both have great formulas and I think I can still wear them as long as I layer them with other colors and apply them lightly.

Urban Decay Full Frontal Lipstick StashI strongly recommend grabbing this limited-edition set before it’s gone! It’s a perfect set for any lipstick or Urban Decay lover. It contains a great variety of colors and the lip liner in Ozone is a must-have. Urban Decay’s Revolution Lipsticks are creamy and opaque. They go on easily and are super pigmented, and they last for awhile. These are great fall/winter lipstick shades, and the small sizes are a nice way to sample different colors. I think the Urban Decay Full Frontal Lipstick Stash is a good value for the money and I’m so excited to use these. I’m especially excited about Ladyflower and Crush, two of the exclusive colors. Hopefully Urban Decay makes them permanent!

What holiday sets are you most looking forward to?

-Molly

 

 

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