Friday, July 15, 2016

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Review and Swatches

I’m a little obsessed with lipstick and no matter how many I have, it never seems to be enough, especially when tempting new shades hit the market everyday! I'm not too concerned about my overflowing collection because“variety is the spice of life” and when it comes to unbelievable color Urban Decay never fails to disappoint. From eye shadow and primer to blush, gloss and liner, the brand is a master when it comes to luxurious, high-quality pigment which is probably why beauty junkies went crazy for these sensational new shades.

The Vice Lipsticks are as beautiful as the gorgeous eye palettes by the same name and there are 100 shades to choose from with a range of color that will knock your socks off! If you can’t find a few faves in this line, you probably aren’t looking hard enough because there are hues from every point of the color spectrum combined with 6 savvy finishes and 20 Sephora exclusives.

The finishes include a lush cream - which glides on smoothly with a touch of shine, Comfort Matte which is really more of a semi-matte because there is a hint of sheen. Shimmer - has a layer of glistening sparkle, Mega Matte is pure, rich color void of any shine and Metallized - has a mesmerizing dose of rock star glitter.

Big Bang has a very glittery base but applies evenly to coat lips in layers of creamy opaque shimmer without any grit or chunkiness. Menace is a bright, moisturizing pink with a matte finish that is slightly thick but still quite comfortable and light. 

Although the finishes are quite eclectic there is intense pigmentation throughout the entire collection so you get saturated, bold color no matter which shades you pick. The formula is also packed with aloe, avocado, jojoba and babassu oils to nourish and soften lips plus skin conditioning butters provide supple moisture and a blast of antioxidant rich vitamin C. The color glides on effortlessly with no dragging or skipping and the texture is lightweight for hours of comfortable wear. If you fear drying, lip chapping mattes then rest assure that you won't find those here. Each lipstick has a luxurious cream texture to maintain hydration and make your pout look full and glamorous.

From left to right: Pandemonium is a  bright, eye catching matte purple that has become very popular. Although the texture is heavier and application isn't as consistent, it layers well and doesn't dry out. Firebird is probably my favorite shade! It has a bright magenta-pink undertone with hints of purple suitable for all skin tones and seasons. Rock Steady (cream finish) and 714 Mega Matte are beautiful, classic reds bursting with vibrant pigment.

If you visit Sephora or each lipstick you click on will also show the matching liner but I had no issue with bleeding or feathering and although some shades leave behind a slight stain they are all easy to remove, even the glitter finishes! I usually pair the deeper, thicker shades with a primer to enhance color and prolong wear.

From left to right: Conspiracy is a unique metallic-bronze that I'm not quite sure how to wear yet but I'm looking forward to experimenting! Disturbed plays into the seductive, vampy trend with a deep red base and the two nudes - (Backtalk & Naked), have mauve and pink undertones which make them more wearable. 

If you still aren’t sure which shades to get you can always try the sample pack that comes with 24 colors and Urban Decay has launched a fabulous free app that shows what each lipstick will look like on you!

 As mentioned you can find these beauties at Sephora and, they retail for $21.00 each.

1 comment:

  1. Pandemonium and Firebird look gorgeous in the swatches. Love Urban Decay lipsticks. xoxo


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