Just recently, Urban Decay launched one of the biggest and MASSIVE lipstick collections EVER! This Urban Decay Vice Lipstick collection only recently came to Mecca Maxima in Australia and I was like a kid in a candy store in awe of all the shades and finishes. They really have outdone themselves with this collection, not only just in providing such a broad colour range but also releasing six different finishes ranging from sheer to mega matte. There really is a lipstick for everyone! I purchased 6 lipsticks in each of the different finishes to try them out and review!
Review of the Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks
The lipsticks come in a very compact colourful box with the Vice and Urban Decay logo. The lipsticks themselves come in a pretty lightweight gunmetal lipstick tube with gold accents. What I love lipsticks is that the lid is a really nice and secure fit, so there is no chance of it coming off in your makeup bag. The lipsticks have a really nice UD logo embossed into them also.
These lipsticks are sold on the Urban Decay website for $17 USD. I purchased mine from Mecca Maxima for $28 AUD. You receive 0.11 oz of product which is pretty average in comparison to a Mac Lipstick which is 0.10 oz of product.
The collection is divided up into six different finishes:
Sheer Shimmer – A sheer lipstick with a little shimmer
Sheer – A sheer and glossy finish
Metallized – A cream finish with shimmer throughout.
Cream – A perfect cream finish
Comfort Matte – This is a matte finish but has a comfortable and non-drying finish.
Mega Matte – this is an extremely matte finish that has no shine and is drying.
Formula and Results:
The finishes vary in formula and the wear:
Sheer and Sheer Shimmer – I found that these finishes are extremely lightweight and thin. This finish glides on really easily and is really comfortable to wear. They were not very long lasting but it is extremely easy to reapply them. They are perfect for non-makeup makeup days!
Metallized – I thought that the shimmer throughout this creamy shade was really pretty and only really noticeable when it caught the light. Again it was very easy to wear and not as long lasting which is what you would expect from a cream lipstick.
Cream – This is like the OG lip finish that I think we all love! Similarly to the Metallized, it did not last as long through eating and drinking.
Comfort Matte – This is a really nice and comfortable matte lipstick that lasted longer than the cream shades. Definitely faded with eating and drinking but did not disappear entirely. What I personally love about this finish is that it is non-drying and didn’t give me any major lip lines or cling onto any dry patches.
Mega Matte – This is an extremely pigmented formula that only does require one swipe for full opacity. What I was hesitant about this shade is that the lipstick even in the tube seemed dry and to apply I needed to drag it across my lips. I really like the look of this lipstick however it isn’t the most forgiving finish as any line or dry patch will be emphasised. I would exfoliate and moisturise before using this finish.
Urban Decay have provided a great range of shades and finishes, and there is a perfect lipstick for everyone!
Swatches of the Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks
I picked up the 6 shades and swatches them on my arm as well as on my lips. Keep in mind that the appearance of shades may vary with skin tones.
Sheer Shimmer – Ex Girlfriend
This shade is a nude rose shade with a little shimmer.
Metallized – Trance
A nude mauve shade with more shimmer.
Comfort Matte – Backtalk
This is a nude pink shade.
Sheer – Sheer Rapture
This is a dusty rose shade.
Cream – Crisis
This is a plum rose shade. I found this shade to be not as pigmented as a usual cream shade, but I think if I had applied two coats this would have been perfect.
Mega Matte – Crank
This is a gorgeous bright pink shade! Keep in mind that this shade stains the lips afterwards.
Which is your favourite finish? Let me know in the comments below!
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