Friday, November 4, 2016

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection: Review & Swatches

When your favorite lipstick is discontinued it can be very disappointing so to celebrate their twentieth anniversary Urban Decay has resurrected nine shades you thought you’d never see again! The Vice Vintage Capsule Collection has the perfect mix of old school and modern luxury with pops of bold color, interesting finishes and a ton of pizzazz!

The collection includes the coveted shades UD junkies have been pleading for over the years and the flashy line-up takes you back to the 90’s when funky shades were totally fashionable. These bold beauties come in cream, sheer, metallic and shimmer finishes with an eclectic mix of colors including black, gold, blue, lavender and burgundy.

The Vintage lipsticks are absolutely dazzling but they can be quite intimidating to those who find unusual color a bit daunting. Although I love traditional hues like red and pink, this daring collection pushes boundaries and increases our options with unique possibilities.

Shades from left to right: Plague (sheer bright purple with shimmer), UV-B (sheer vibrant blue with shimmer), Oil Slick (very sheer black), Asphyxia (sheer lavender with blue micro-glitter), Smog (bright full-coverage, metallic gold), Bruise (sheer deep burgundy with shiny finish), Pallor (sheer frosted lavender with grey shift), Frostbite (sheer deep blue with multicolored glitter) and Roach (metallic full-coverage bronze).

There are no mattes in the collection and when it comes to color pay-off, most are sheer with a couple shades building to medium and full-coverage with heavy layering. Overall I expected more opaqueness from the finishes but the vividness makes up for the sheerer saturation and the colors appear less harsh and more wearable.

The gold and bronze hues apply the best with glitzy finishes that remind me of the holiday season. Bruise (the burgundy shade) is very trendy for fall and was most requested among UD fans.

The lipsticks all have a creamy, smooth, lightweight texture that allows for effortless glide and the shimmer/glitter isn’t chunky or discernible. On the lips they all feel quite hydrating and comfortable plus the glistening shine adds an extra touch of radiance!

I’m not in love with the sheer black because the subtle tint did nothing to bring out the richness of the hue and it looks more like a translucent grey with inconsistent coverage. I’m not really sure that black lips will ever be acceptable with the exception of Halloween but when done right it can be very edgy!

The purples and bright blue look intense but are actually quite light, bright and beautiful! Once applied and paired with the right shadows, many of these shades are flattering and easier to pull off than you might think.

The Vintage Lipsticks won’t be around forever so if want to grab a beloved shade or spice-up your collection, act quickly! The lipsticks retail for $21.00 each and are available at Sephora, Shoppers Drug Mart, and

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1 comment:

  1. I love the packaging of these. The red lipstick swatches the best. I think that one would be great to wear for the holiday season.


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