If you're like me and you love seeing swatches of makeup products before you buy them, then this series "Swatchathon" is going to be as fun for you as it will be for me. As I got into beauty blogging more and more, surfing Sephora and beauty sale sites more and more, my makeup collection has grown out of the one drawer it used to fit in. So to help you in your makeup purchasing decisions, Swatchathon will just be brief comments on colors as I swatch my makeup collection.

This time we'll be swatching a lipstick: Urban Decay Revolution lipstick in Venom. This was actually my first Urban Decay lipstick, as they were going on sale. And the reason they were on sale was the Vice lipstick line was coming in. So, now the Revolution line is discontinued, but we're in luck! Venom was carried over into the Vice lipstick line, so if you are also loving this color you can still get your hands on it.

Venom is a gorgeous magenta-toned purple. There's definitely a strong purple tone, so if you either aren't into purple lipstick or purple is a little too bold for you, this isn't for you. The texture is creamy and dries down a bit; it will still transfer and won't be completely matte, but it won't be as creamy, slippery on the lips.

The one thing that disappointed me that seems to be fixed in the Vice line is the design of the tube. The top of the lipstick is extremely blunt and round, which makes outlining a Cupid's bow or getting any precision difficult.

Overall one of my favorite purple lipsticks that I own. The Swatchathon will continue! Leave a comment if you've tried Venom or you're also in love with the shade.



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Published by Jia Kaffeine