The first time I saw an Urban Decay display, live and in person, I was in a major lip gloss phase. I was instantly drawn to the discontinued Lip Gunk glosses and Gash was my first purchase. I wore the shhh out of it. It was my go-to because of the deep red color and lasting power.
When Gash came back for a limited time last year, I missed out, but I wasn’t going to be that foolish again. Gash is back, you guys, and it brought a nail polish version with it!
Urban Decay Gash Nail Polish
Urban Decay Gash (two coats) is a deep crimson shimmer. The pearl is very fine, giving it a lit-from-within quality. The formula is not quite on par with the other UD polishes of the past couple years. It can get lumpy if you aren’t careful. I found it best to lay down a generous base coat, let that dry a few minutes, and give it a second generous coat. The brush can be your enemy here, so work fast with efficient strokes.
Urban Decay Gash Lipstick
This is my first experience with Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick. As I mentioned in my UD Favorites post, I’m a fangirl of the Sheer Revolution line, so I was excited to try the original in my favorite old-school shade. In displays, Revolution always looks a little too dry and matte for my taste, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that isn’t the case.
Urban Decay Gash lipstick is a little lighter than the nail color, when applied, as you can see below. It has a fine shimmer to it that gives my lips a nice sheen. It has a buttery smooth texture and great coverage. While it does become drier over time, it’s nothing like that annoying cake-y feeling some matte lippies give. And the staying power is excellent. I wore it all day and through two meals. While the color did come off on my water bottle and glass, I still had color on my lips.
For funsies, I wanted to compare the 2015 version of Gash with my hoarded tube of Lip Gunk. Yes, I know I should pitch it. My germaphobic side is in constant battle with my inner collector. Ah, the downside of being a true Gemini. Anyway, the updated version of Gash doesn’t have the same browned undertone, which makes it better for cool skin tones, like myself.
Bottom Line: I really can’t say enough good things about the Gash lipstick. It’s such a beautiful color, in a glorious lipstick formula. It’s one of those teeth-whitening blue-based reds with a sultry edge. The nail polish has its issues, so unless you really love the color I would caution you on buying it.
Urban Decay Gash Lipstick and Nail Polish are available for a limited time, exclusively on UrbanDecay.com. Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick retails for $22/ea and the Nail Polish retails for $15/ea.
Are you a fellow Gash fan? Anyone else have some old Lip Gunks laying around? Do you plan to snag either of these?Disclosure: Product samples were provided by reps for Urban Decay. Affiliate links appear in this post. When you purchase through an affiliate link, you help support this site. For more info view my Disclosure Policy.