Urban Decay has released their new lipstick collection called the Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks. The collection includes 100 Addictive Shades with 6 Indulgent Finishes which will replace all their other Lipsticks. I was happily invited by my bae Wies to join the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Launch Party and received a few lipsticks and an awesome sample card. There are a lot of shades to go through so I’ve decided to split the posts and will show you for shades each time. For this post, I’m going to show you the shades Pandemonium, Backtalk, Big Bang and Firebird.
The Vice Lipsticks comes in a black box with an image of cut-up lipsticks and the Urban Decay Vice logo. It looks very modern and cool. The lipstick casing itself is even more awesome, because it looks like a shotgun shell! Due to the shape, it is a bit difficult to open the lipstick because of the a very small space for holding the bottom part. The tube has a gunmetal shade that has the Urban Decay logo with a gold base. The color of the label on the bottom of the casing is matched with the shade. The label shows the shade name and finish.
Speaking of finishes, there are six different finishes in total; Mega Matte, Comfort Matte, Cream, Metallized, Sheer and Sheer Shimmer. I have four of the six different finishes and will be showing them in this post. I’ve actually ordered a sample card that contains 24 shades and all finishes, so I will definitely be showing you the other two finishes in a future post.
I really love sample cards because it’s much better to apply and wear make-up or other beauty products over time on my face for multiple times than swatching on my hand in stores. I received a lipstick sample card containing eight shades in my Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Launch Party goodie bag and I thought it would be nice to show you the top four shades of this card.
Here are the top four Urban Decay Vice Lipstick shades from left to right: Pandemonium (Mega Matte), Backtalk (Comfort Matte), Big Bang (Metallized) and Firebird (Cream). You can definitely see the difference in finishes between all lipsticks. They are extremely pigmented, not being confused with being opaque because if you look at Big Bang, the shade is not opaque in one swipe but it is fully packed with a high level of glitter. All of them were glide on easily, even the one with the Mega Matte finish. There is no scent in any of these lipsticks.
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Pandemonium
Urban Decay Pandemonium is a purple shade with a Mega Matte finish. Pandemonium is a very bold, “typical Urban Decay” gorgeous shade. I love wearing shades like this one but it’s probably not for everyone. The lipstick has a subtle sheen but still looks very matte. It tugs very slightly on the lips when applying, but it doesn’t skip and you get immediate color pay-off. The only problem that I have with this lipstick is that even though the shade is opaque, it’s also patchy. The shade is very uneven looking up close but it looks ok from afar as you can see from the pictures. It might be less patchy if you use the matching Pandemonium Lip Pencil before applying the lipstick. I would recommend this anyway since this would also clean up the edges. I’m not sure if all the Mega Matte Lipsticks are patchy or if it’s shade dependent. I will definitely keep you posted once I try more of these lipsticks.
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Backtalk
Urban Decay Backtalk is a mauve-nude pink shade with a Comfort Matte finish. I live for shades like this one and immediately purchased a full-sized version of this shade. I also think that Comfort Matte is my favorite finish. It is slightly more shiny compared to the Mega Matte finish but a lot less shiny compared to the Cream finish. Like the name says, this lipstick feels very comfortable, which can be a problem for lipsticks with a matte finish but not this one. The shade is also fully opaque without any patchiness. The recommended Lip Pencil to use with this shade is Rush.
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Big Bang
Urban Decay Big Bang is a bright pink sparkle shade with a Metallized finish. I haven’t tried a lipstick with this type of finish in a long time. The biggest reason is the chunks of glitter, which usually feels very grainy and uncomfortable after a period of time. This isn’t the case with this lipstick, it actually feels very nice on the lips. I had to go over my lips several times to get this shade opaque, but you can also use the Big Bang Lip Pencil together with this lipstick which I would also highly recommend, since the lipstick fades fairly quickly and only leaves the glitter. I would also recommend to keep eating/drinking at a low level when wearing a lipstick with a Metallized finish like this one, since this will spread the glitter everywhere on your face.
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Firebird
Urban Decay Firebird is a deep fushia shade with a blue shift and Cream finish. This shade was originally released during the Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani collection (review here). I think this is a very unique, fun and girly shade. The Cream finish makes it look super shiny which I like but I personally do not like bright shades like this because it bleeds into fine lines over time and will smear during eating and/or drinking. The lipstick does stain so when the lipstick fades over time, it isn’t that obvious. The recommended Lip Pencil with this shade is Jilted.
I really adore the new Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks. I think Urban Decay has done a great job re-vamping their lipsticks. There are so many choices in finishes and shades, from dark, bold, bright to very natural and sheer lipsticks. There’s a shade with the preferred finish for everyone. My favorite finish is the Comfort Matte and favorite shade of this bunch is Backtalk. The most exciting thing is that compared to the old Urban Decay lipsticks, the Vice Lipsticks have dropped in price! These lipsticks are available right now for €19,50 Euro at Iciparisxl.nl and selected Ici Paris XL stores.
Which Urban Decay Vice Lipstick shade is your favorite?