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Urban Decay Gash Is Back! Nail Polish & Lipstick Swatches & Review

By on April 21, 2015
in Makeup, Red, Spring 2015, Urban Decay
Urban Decay Gash Lipstick & Nail Polish 2015 via @alllacqueredup

Urban Decay Gash Lipstick & Nail Polish

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 nail polish swatch via @alllacqueredup

Urban Decay Gash nail polish swatch

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.

Urban Decay Gash swatch 2015 via @alllacqueredup

Urban Decay Gash on lips and tips

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.

 via @alllacqueredup

Urban Decay Gash Revolution Lipstick vs Lip Gunk

Urban Decay Gash comparison via @alllacqueredup

Urban Decay Gash comparison

Urban Decay Gash swatches via @alllacqueredup

Urban Decay Gash swatches

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 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?

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  1. Lisa N. says:

    Really nice to see!

  2. April L says:

    The lipstick looks really pretty on you!

  3. Craftynail says:

    beautiful deep color !

  4. Miss M says:

    I actually have one of UD’s ORIGINAL lipsticks in Gash (germs be damned, I ‘ve kept it for over 20 years for posterity). The reformulations just don’t have that dried-blood look of the original (nor do they have quite the metallic sheen it had). I also have the original polish bottle – both the lip and nail color had a VERY 90s look: vampy, bloody, dark. Can’t say I’m bowled over by the newer take on it, although I’m really glad UD has gotten back to their nail polish roots.

    • I feel like with lipsticks, it’s better because you can clean the bullet. With gloss, I have no idea what’s happening in that tube. ;)

      You’re right, they don’t have that browned look of dried blood and they’re not as metallic. I wish I had the original polish. So cool!

    • genevieve says:

      would love to see swatches of the original UD gash polish and lipstick

  5. Stephanie says:

    I have not only the original Gash lip gunk (which STILL smells like apples!) I have the old original shotgun shell metal case version lipstick of Gash :) (cool, bit heavy!) It was my One True Love HG Red for years, especially during my goth era. I never felt the previous versions were as good as the original so I’ll have to check out this 2015 version and hope it doesn’t turn fuschia on me if they lost some of the warm tones (I’m very warm toned so true reds are difficult & why I adored the original. It had a slight metallic finish I loved, a metal-matte-lite if you will, not a true matte (e.g. not dry) and a different kind of shine or sheen. Nothing else even came close.
    And sorry if I missed it but is this permanent or LE?
    I also can’t believe I wrote that much about a lipstick, LOL! Ah memories….

  6. Stephanie says:

    …gah, and I see it’s only at UD, dang. Clearly I need WAY more coffee today. I have points to spend at Ulta. Oh well I’ll live :)

  7. Katy says:

    Ahhh, I have the same Lip Gunk, barely used. I used it recently and my lips did not fall off from The Germs (I’ve also recently used a just as old lipstick much more frequently). I wanted to layer it over a dark lipstick during the winter, but it’s so sticky, I was concerned over the windblown hair stuck issue. Love the apple smell, though.

    Thanks to this post, I see that they’ve restocked the lipstick. Hurrah!

  8. Eileen says:

    I am glad to see a new UD nail polish. I was wondering when/if they were going to release some new colors.

  9. Stephanie Smith says:

    I am a huge Gash fan! It looks good on everyone. I will be picking this up as well as the polish. Woo-hoo!

  10. Phetsy says:

    How does the Gash polish compare to the Pulp Fiction polish?