There's 100 of these to choose from. Correct me, 120 including those 20 Sephora exclusives. And yes you can get addicted just like that [snap]. Urban Decay launched these with much fanfare, sending boxes of all 100 lipsticks (worth over $2k) to top bloggers while boosting excitement, hype and anticipation via a social media campaign with the hashtag #lipstickismyvice. There are 6 finishes in total: cream, sheer, comfort matte, mega matte, metallized and sheer shimmer. I'll be talking about the 4 that I picked up which are all Metallized finishes which are trending.
I initially thought these were Urban Decay's version of a M.A.C. Frost but they're not. They are the Urban Decay Creams with a high level of pearl. So they have shine to them and amazingly they leave lips super soft after wear. It must be thanks to the joboba, olive, avocado, aloe vera and abassu oils as well as shea and illipe butter and Vitamin C and E all rolled into the Pigment Infusion System™ as Urban Decay calls it.
They're wonderfully pigmented too. Since they are creamy, the lasting power isn't long-wear and I don't mind. I like to use up my lipstick since I have so much. Urban Decay also sweetened this whole line up by coming down on their price. They're just $17. Well below current top liquid lipstick price points and on par with M.A.C. lippies.
The packaging is color coded to the lipstick color. Easy to find the color you need if you store them in boxes. Many of my lipsticks are stored that way except for the ones I frequently use.
Conveniently, the top of the boxes have the names and finishes, and each lipstick tube has a sticker on the bottom which is also color coded with name and finish. The tube itself is pretty solid and reminiscent of their old Revolution lipstick cases but not as heavy and not cheap feeling like their Gwen lippies were. These are pretty nice except for on some tubes, I had a hard time pulling out the lipstick because it was stuck to the bottom. Other than that, it has the Urban Decay imprint which makes for a pretty reflection and the gold accents make it feel luxe.
Big Bang is a bright pink sparkle lipstick. It goes on smooth while the color pops being highly pigmented. Thankfully there is no staining on this. When I initially swatched them I was surprised at how silky they felt. I had gotten the Urban Decay Mad Hatter from the Alice in Wonderland collection which is also a metallized but it felt gritty.
Bobby Dazzle is a white iridescent pearl. I just had to get this not only because of the name but I have a Yves Saint Laurent white pearl lipstick and I just don't use it. This one seemed less of a museum piece. It's basically a sparkly lip gloss in a tube. I love it. I can use whatever lip liner and blend it all in and it becomes a pretty MLBB finish.
Wrath is a metallic red Sephora Exclusive. I loved it when I tried it on my hand in the store and once I tried it on my lips, it reminded me of Kat Von D's Adora. It is a warm medium red with hints of orange. Glides on easily with no streaking.
Studded is a metallic gray-brown Sephora Exclusive. This one looks beautiful in the tube and on the hand. It reminded me of M.A.C. Rihanna's Viva Glam 2 lipstick. Makes for a good copycat if you missed out on that. This taupe brown lipstick is slightly darker and warmer with a beautiful pearlized finish.
Well these were my four picks of the new Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks in the Metallized finish! You can get the Sephora Exclusives (Wrath and Studded) online or in-store only. The other two (Big Bang and Bobby Dazzle) are available at Ulta, Sephora, UrbanDecay.com, Nordstrom, Macy's and Beauty.com.
I've reviewed additional finishes of the Urban Decay Vice lipsticks on my blog: http://www.thelipstickduchess.com with more on the way! So is lipstick your vice? It's o.k. if you're obsessed, you're in good company.
Published by Anna Aaron