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Urban Decay XX Vintage Eyeshadows (Part 1)

Urban Decay Roadstripe Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Roadstripe Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Roadstripe Eyeshadow ($19.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as an “iridescent white with blue-violet shift.” It’s a cool white with an iridescent sheen that shifts from blue to cool purple. The texture was soft, lightly dusty, a little thinner than the average Urban Decay eyeshadow, but it didn’t sheer out too much when applied to bare skin. It is a shade that benefits greatly from a primer, though, as it becomes more buildable and sits better on the skin. Alone, the color lasted for seven hours before fading. Tom Ford Beauty Ripe Plum (Left) (LE) is warmer, less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 10 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sugarpill Ice Angel (P, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Le Marais (LE, $16.00) is warmer, more muted, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Cosmic (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Hope (LE, $5.00) is warmer, more muted, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Unicorn (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Sick of Swimmin' (LE) is more muted, darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Petite Perle (P, $5.99) is warmer, more muted (90% similar). Sephora Early Frost (P, $10.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Sugar Rush (P, $12.00) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo (Left) (LE) is more muted, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cobalt Rush #1 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Mood Ring (P, $12.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Cassiopeia (P, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Crystal Avalanche (DC, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Blue Ice (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek Phantom (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). NYX Frostbite (P, $6.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Moon Phase (P, $20.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Pallor Eyeshadow ($19.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “frosted lavender with gray shift.” It’s a muted, grayish lavender with more neutral undertones and a soft sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation paired with a thinner, lightly dusty consistency that sheered out very easily on the lid, so it was hard to get true-to-pan coverage and intensity without a good base underneath. I noticed fading after seven hours with this shade. Giorgio Armani Rose Platinum (16) (LE, $39.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #2 (P) is brighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit #2 (LE) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Stila Frosted Lavender (LE, $18.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). MAC Dynamic Duo 2 #1 (LE, $16.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). MAC Fresh Ice (LE, $21.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). MAC Girls, Girls! (LE, $22.00) is warmer, more shimmery (85% similar). Anastasia Touch of Lilac (P, $12.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay UV-B Eyeshadow ($19.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “vibrant blue with violet shift.” It’s a medium, bluish-purple with cool undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had a dustier, slightly thin texture that was prone to sheering out, so it would be better applied over a lightly tacky base (I think something stronger than Urban Decay’s own Primer Potion, personally, is needed). It had semi-opaque coverage, and it was hard to blend out evenly, as it tended to stick more in some places than others after initial application. On me, it wore well for seven and a half hours before fading. Makeup Geek Chit Chat (P, $6.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Blue Orbit (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Parfait Amour (P, $16.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #19 (P, $32.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Beat Down (LE, $19.00) is darker, more shimmery (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Mystical Wonder (LE) is darker (80% similar). MAC Ascent of Glamour (LE, $22.00) is darker, more shimmery (80% similar). Sugarpill Weekender (P, $13.00) is darker, more shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Frostbite Eyeshadow ($19.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “frosted deep blue with multicolored micro-shimmer.” It’s a blackened navy blue with a purplish edge paired with multi-colored sparkle. The sparkle doesn’t seem to be as large as Urban Decay’s micro-glitter, but it is noticeable and looser from the base, so I get some fall out during initial application and very minor additional fall out over time. The texture was on the drier side, but it was workable and applied best for me when I patted it onto the lid and used a feathery brush to blend just the edges out. The base color wore well for eight hours before creasing on me. MAC Naval Blue (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Blue Storm (LE, $21.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cobalt Rush #2 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Violet Underground #5 (LE, $21.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Apparition (LE, $32.00) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Technoir (P, $14.00) is lighter (85% similar). theBalm Pipeline (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Plague Eyeshadow ($19.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “deep red-purple with blue shift.” It’s a medium-dark purple with warm, reddish undertones with a very strong, bluish-violet shimmer that gives it a cooler tone overall. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and easy to work with on bare skin, as it was very pigmented and blendable. The color started to crease after eight hours on me. Fyrinnae Because Cats (P, $6.75) is more muted, darker, more shimmery (95% similar). Buxom Posh Purple (P, $12.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Simbad's Seas (LE, $9.99) is cooler, brighter, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Sugared Violet #2 (LE, $16.00) is more muted (85% similar). Too Faced Sugared Violet (LE, $16.00) is warmer, more muted (85% similar). MAC Drawn to Drama (LE, $16.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Ascent of Glamour (LE, $22.00) is cooler, brighter, lighter (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Bliss in Barcelona (LE, $9.99) is warmer, darker (80% similar). MAC Pink Union #2 (LE, $21.00) is warmer, darker (80% similar). Sugarpill Weekender (P, $13.00) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). MAC Dusty Desire (LE, $32.50) is warmer, darker (80% similar). Disney by Sephora Snarfblat (LE) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Vapor Eyeshadow ($19.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “pale pearlescent silver.” It’s a bright, silvery-white with neutral-to-cool undertones and a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too soft or too firm in the pan, so I didn’t have any excess product kicked up in the pan but still found the color easy to apply to bare skin. This shade wore well for eight hours before creasing. MAC Ebony Blend #1 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Lune (001) (P, $31.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Snow (LE, $19.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Chillproof (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles #8 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Les Nuees #2 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Buxom Sheepdog (P, $18.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D124 Crystalline White (P, $21.00) is brighter (95% similar). Guerlain Cygne Blanc #2 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Smoky Sequins #2 (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Skulls (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel L'Intemporel de Chanel #5 (LE) is more muted, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC White Frost (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Precious Embroidery #2 (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Cle de Peau Marmalade Sky #3 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). theBalm #11 (P, $6.50) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

Urban Decay Eyeshadow ($19.00 for 0.05 oz.) is powder eyeshadow that is supposed to be long-wearing, richly pigmented, and blendable. In general, the performance varies from decent to exceptional with their satin, shimmer, and duotone finishes performing better on average, while the matte and sparkle finishes can vary. The wear ranges from six to nine hours (without primer) and longer with most primers. The one finish that you’ll want to take note of is sparkle, which often has micro-glitter that doesn’t bind as well with the base, so there can be fall out. The texture of Urban Decay eyeshadows is softer, less firmly pressed, so some shades have some excess powder kicked up in the pan but are often very blendable on the skin. Their permanent shade range tends to be higher-performing than some of the shades found in limited edition palettes as well.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Roadstripe
Roadstripe
Roadstripe
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
83%
Total
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Pallor
Pallor
Pallor
7
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
74%
Total
Urban Decay Eyeshadow UV-B
UV-B
UV-B
7
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
76%
Total
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Frostbite
Frostbite
Frostbite
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Plague
Plague
Plague
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Vapor
Vapor
Vapor
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Urban Decay Smog, Roach, Bruise XX Vintage Vice Lipsticks

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Smog Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “deep coppery bronze [with a Cream finish].” It’s a medium, golden bronze with warm undertones and gold, green, and bronze pearl that give it more of a metallic finish. The consistency was creamy, lightly emollient but not too slippery, and glided on with ease. It had nearly opaque coverage that applied smoothly and evenly. This shade wore well for five hours and was moisturizing while worn. Colour Pop DM (P, $6.00) is less glossy, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Bronze Shimmer (P, $17.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (80% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Triptych (P, $18.00) is brighter, lighter (80% similar). Colour Pop PYT (P, $6.00) is cooler, lighter (80% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Topazio (LE, $33.00) is less pigmented, brighter, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Roach Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “deep burgundy-brown [with a Cream finish].” It’s a muted, dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and fine bronze shimmer with subtle, multi-colored pearl. It had nearly opaque color payoff that applied fairly evenly, though it slid around somewhat on the lips, so I could see “lines” if I pressed my lips together. The texture was lightweight and comfortable to wear, but it had more slip than other shades in the Cream finish. It wore well for four and a half hours and was hydrating. Tom Ford Beauty Aperture (03) (LE, $53.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Maneater (LE, $6.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Aaron (P, $35.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Conspiracy (P, $17.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop DM (P, $6.00) is less glossy, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Zebra (LE, $6.00) is less glossy, cooler, darker (85% similar). MAC I Get So OOC (LE, $17.00) is less glossy, cooler, lighter (90% similar). MAC Bronze Shimmer (P, $17.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Conspiracy (P, $18.00) is less glossy, cooler, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Bruise Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “sheer deep burgundy red with green shift [with a Sheer finish].” It’s a brighter, medium-dark reddish plum with a lightly glossy finish. There’s a very, very fine bit of bluish-teal pearl, but it’s barely-there–I can’t really detect a shift, even when just swatched on my arm and twisting it in every different direction. The texture was smooth, moderately emollient that glided on easily and had a wettish feel going on. This shade was lightly hydrating and lasted for five and a half hours, and it left behind a stain. Tom Ford Beauty Make Me (Lip Color) (P) is more muted, darker (95% similar). MAC Diva Antics (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Hang Up (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Jam (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sugared Maple (LE, $24.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Burberry Bright Plum (15) (P, $30.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). MAC Labradorable (LE, $23.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Buxom Menace (P, $21.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Burberry Oxblood (53) (P, $34.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Party Line (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Ultraberry (247) (P, $37.00) is less glossy, lighter (85% similar). Smashbox Fig (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Merlot (P, $26.00) is more muted, lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Didier (LE, $35.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Wes (DC, $35.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is available in six finishes, which are primarily distinguished by level of sheen, shimmer content, and coverage. Mega Mattes are the thinnest and have the most “cling” as they are drier and more matte (but most are semi-matte and not a totally flat matte) and can be drying, though they are longer-wearing. Comfort Mattes are creamier, a little denser, with richer color payoff on average (they are the most pigmented out of the finishes), and have a satin finish that is fairly comfortable to wear, usually lightly hydrating, and longer-wearing. Creams are usually softer and creamier, though not too soft (they don’t mush or break from the base easily), with some being tackier and stiffer in the tube until they warm up against the lips; they have good color payoff, are hydrating, and are comfortable to wear but have more typical wear (four to six hours–six hours for deeper/richer shades like a red). Sheers and Sheer Shimmers have a more balm-like consistency that feels a little thinner but is wetter/more emollient than Mega Mattes, so ultimately, they feel quite different applied; they have sheerer coverage, though more semi-sheer to semi-opaque than very sheer, and have the shortest wear time at two to fours with light hydration. Metallized is the most shimmery of the finishes, though some of the other finishes have shades that are actually as shimmery (to me), but the Metallized formula has a thinner, more emollient base that isn’t as dense or as cream-like as the Creams; they feel more like the Sheers but a bit heavier and more pigmented (but seem to run semi-opaque to opaque, not always fully opaque) with average wear (four to five hours), light hydration. The Revolution formula–generally–felt a little more hydrating and pigmented on the lips, but these seem to wear a little longer; some of the shades that were in Revolution and are now in Vice (particularly the Creams, Sheers, and Sheer Shimmers) feel virtually the same on to me. The Comfort Mattes are the only ones that felt largely different–more satiny than matte, less dense compared to Matte Revolution.

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Smog
Smog
Smog
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Roach
Roach
Roach
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Bruise
Bruise
Bruise
9.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Eyeshadow Palette ($54.00 for 0.48 oz. ) is a new, permanent neutral-hued palette that features 12 shades with one shade that’s shimmery and 11 that are touted as matte (a few have faint sparkle/shimmer in the pan but none of them looked shimmery on the skin to my eye). I don’t have an exact release date, just that it will be debuting in September and will be available at all retailers that sell Urban Decay (but I’d expect it to launch on Urban Decay’s website first).

If you’re unfamiliar with Urban Decay’s eyeshadow formula, it is described as having a “velvety texture,” “rich color,” “serious staying power and blendability.” Some the brand’s best mattes are ones like Riff, which really did combine high color payoff with a silky, smooth, and blendable texture that applies well on bare skin as well as with traditional eye primer, but other times, their matte formula has left something to be desired, where the texture has been thin, chalky, dusty, and/or less pigmented.

Naked Ultimate Basics sits somewhere in-between for me overall; the texture is nowhere near as smooth or as finely-milled as I have seen from the brand, but it isn’t as dusty nor as dry as the shades in Naked Smoky. The press was firm enough that the majority of shades didn’t kick up too much excess product in the pan, had decent pigmentation, wear, and blendability, but there were some troublemakers (Instinct, Lethal, Magnet) that were harder to work with, even over primer. Most of the matte shades darkened slightly when I applied them to my skin compared to how they appeared in their pans.

Blow is a light, peachy-beige with warm undertones and a pearly shimmer. It had good pigmentation paired with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too firm or too soft in the pan. The color lasted for eight hours. Make Up For Ever I514 Pink Ivory (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Vanilla (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Joy to the Pearl (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm #18 (P, $6.50) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Mixologist (P) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Puppy Love (P, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Lucius (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Serendipitous (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #10 (LE, $19.00) is cooler, more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Apricot Blend #1 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Preferred Blonde (LE, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #1 (LE) is brighter, lighter, more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Dazzlelight (P, $16.00) is cooler, more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Pearl (LE) is brighter, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #4 (LE) is warmer, darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Sellout (P, $19.00) is cooler, darker, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Shroom (P, $16.00) is lighter, more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Ambre Nuit #3 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Pancakes (LE, $19.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Nudie is a light-medium peach-beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was slightly dusty and thinner, which made it more prone to sheering out on the skin. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that was buildable to opaque coverage with two layers. On me, it wore well for seven and a half hours before fading. Urban Decay Stark (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Macaroon (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #1 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay ABC Gum (P, $19.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Fawn (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Cream (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Minx #1 (P) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Pink Nude (P, $19.00) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). Tarte You're a Natural (LE) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Lace Teddy (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Magnate (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Soft Peach (P, $12.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Tarte Barefoot in the Grass (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Sephora Walking in the Sand (P, $10.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Atelier Red Ochre #3 (P) is darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Vespertine (P) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Peaches 'n Cream (P, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Flower Child (P) is lighter (85% similar). Viseart Beige (P) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Commando is a muted, medium-dark beige with subtle, warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had a very soft, smooth feel to it that blended out nicely on the skin but didn’t lose its intensity immediately. This shade had good color coverage and lasted for eight hours. Colour Pop Hanky Panky (P, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Nude Smoke (24) (P, $39.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Hearts & Crafts (LE) is brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Cookie Dough (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Infinity #2 (P) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Clinique Nude Rose (P, $15.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte View from the Taupe (LE) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Guerlain Hey Nude (04) (P, $34.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Cove (LE) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tempted is a medium-dark taupe with a hint of rosiness and warmer undertones paired with a matte finish. The texture was dustier, and it was harder to apply this one evenly without the use of primer underneath. It had semi-opaque color payoff and started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. Kat Von D Heaven Knows (LE) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Haux (P, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #2 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Almond Truffle (P, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Dusty Lilac (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #2 (P) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Tarte For Realism (LE) is darker (80% similar). Urban Decay DTF (LE, $19.00) is cooler, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Instinct is a muted, medium-dark rosy mauve with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. This shade had a much firmer press to it, which made it hard to get the product out of it and resulted in semi-sheer coverage. It didn’t blend well, and I couldn’t really get the color to build-up much either, as it did not respond well to layering. What little I managed to apply lasted for seven hours from what I could tell. MAC Tickety Boo (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Givenchy Rose Dentelle (3) (P, $23.00) is warmer (95% similar). Laura Mercier Cashmere (P, $23.00) is warmer (95% similar). theBalm Feisty (P, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek Petal Pusher (P, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Natural Beauty (LE) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Mauve (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Amnesia Rose (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Sorbet (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Nooner (P, $19.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Lethal is a deep plum with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, while the consistency was lightly dusty but not too thin and blended out decently. It would be easier to work with over a primer, but it was manageable on bare skin. I found this shade to be buildable to opaque coverage in two to three layers. It wore well for eight hours before creasing slightly. Ciate Day Dream (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Doe-a-Deer (DC, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Power Plum (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte My Own Cotes de Rhone (LE) is more muted (90% similar). Kat Von D Hybrid Moments (P) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Mulled Wine (LE) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Snappy Style (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Exposure #2 (P) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Aubergine (24V) (P, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Plum (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Nightcap (P) is brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Plum (Define) (P) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Deep Dahlia (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #160 (DC, $20.00) is brighter (85% similar). MAC Hyperviolet (DC, $18.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Palace Pedigreed (LE, $16.00) is warmer, brighter (85% similar). Guerlain Boulevard du Montparnasse #6 (LE) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Inglot #325 (P, $6.00) is warmer, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pre-Game is a light, buttery yellow with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, though it was not fully opaque, that applied evenly and blended out without any trouble. The texture was soft, a bit powdery, but it sat well on the skin and did not look dry. The color started to fade after seven hours of wear. MAC Real Fantasy (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Moulder (LE) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Custard (LE, $19.00) is brighter, lighter (95% similar). Viseart Warm Mattes #1 (P) is lighter (95% similar). Buxom Mix & Mingle (P, $12.00) is warmer, lighter (95% similar). Sephora Puppy Love (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek Mirage (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Vintage Lace (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Atelier Red Ochre #2 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Locked and Loaded (LE, $5.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop One & Done (LE, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Glamour Light (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Whitewashed (P, $10.00) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Preview (P) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Buttery (LE, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Extra Bitter is a medium-dark, coppery-brown with warm, reddish undertones and a matte finish. The texture was smooth, finely-milled, and blendable; it wasn’t too powdery nor was it too firm in the pan. It was one of the best-performing shades in the palette. The pigmentation was fantastic, and it wore well for a solid eight hours. Colour Pop Popular Demand (LE, $5.00)(100% similar). Smashbox Throwback (P) is lighter (95% similar). Zoeva Cheap Bar (P) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Dogman (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Huda Beauty Henna (LE) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Whimsy (P) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Summer Yum (P, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Realgar (P, $12.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Ciate On Fire (LE) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Coloured Raine Moments (P, $6.99) is cooler, more muted, darker (90% similar). NARS Self Portrait 3 #2 (LE, $25.00) is warmer (85% similar). Coloured Raine Native (P, $6.99) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Bitter (LE, $19.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever S604 Teak (P, $21.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). MAC Brown Script (P, $16.00) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). MAC Exposed (LE, $16.00) is warmer (80% similar). Make Up For Ever S602 Cinnamon (P, $21.00) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). Viseart Dark Matte #4 (P) is warmer, brighter, lighter (80% similar). Makeup Atelier Honey Brown #3 (P) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Faith is a soft, medium-dark brown with warm, yellowy undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow has a soft, silky consistency that was smooth and easy to work with on bare skin, as it applied with rich coverage and blended out nicely. This shade stayed on for eight hours when I tested it. Viseart Dark Matte #1 (P) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Lockout (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Becca Cognac (LE) is more muted, darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Hipster (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Allegro (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Infinity #4 (P) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Taupe (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Candeur et Experience #4 (P) is cooler (95% similar). Dior Cuir Cannage #3 (P) is warmer (95% similar). Natasha Denona Titania (108CM) (P) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Chessboard (LE, $19.00)(95% similar). MAC Clove (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Burberry Pale Nude #1 (P, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Café au Lait (P, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Coco (LE) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Fawn (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M636 Cappuccino (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). LORAC Walnut (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Terre (Right) (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Charming #2 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Lockout is a dark brown with subtle, warmer undertones and a matte finish. It is just slightly darker and less yellow-based compared toFaith (but I do think they are too similar to have in the same palette–they could have made this one darker or much cooler to add more differentiation). The texture was soft, blendable, and silky without being powdery or dusty. It had good pigmentation and applied evenly, while the color lasted well for eight hours. Kevyn Aucoin Coco (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Viseart Warm Mattes #11 (P) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M630 Sweet Chestnut (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Black #4 (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Faith (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Romance (P) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Chessboard (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Charmed, I'm Sure (P, $16.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Coloured Raine Duchess (LE, $6.99) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Tails & Top Hats #2 (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Becca Cognac (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Hollyhock (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Namaste (P) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Almond Mocha (LE, $16.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Hourglass Infinity #4 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Style (LE) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Faint (P, $19.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Beware (P, $19.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Magnet is a muted, dark gray with a hint of purplish undertones paired with a mostly matte finish. You can see subtle sparkle in the pan close-up, but it did not translate onto the lid. The texture was thin, drier, and dusty, which caused it to sheer out and apply unevenly. This shade was difficult to use alone; it was better used to darken other shades, as it just looked uneven and patchy alone. It lasted for seven hours on me. NARS Delphes #2 (LE, $25.00) is warmer, lighter (95% similar). MAC Interior Life (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Concrete Jungle (P, $6.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Iron (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Smoked Cocoa #4 (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #10 (P) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Crazy Paris #5 (LE) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Scene (P, $16.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Hello Kitty Playdate (LE) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blackjack is a deep black with subtle, warmer undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, a little dusty, and fairly blendable, though it is not the easiest black eyeshadow to work with. I liked it best applied in sheerer layers to minimize any unevenness/patchiness that might occur. The application issues with this one seemed mostly resolved if used over a primer as well. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably. Too Faced Stiletto (LE, $16.00)(100% similar). Tarte Fashionista (LE)(100% similar). Kat Von D Black Metal (LE) is cooler, darker (95% similar). Dior Smoky Sequins #5 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Noir (P, $23.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Nehru (Guo Pei) (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #01 (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Jet Black (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Shax (P) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 12 (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Smashbox Ebony (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty In the Dark (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Pandora (P) is warmer (95% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Fin (LE, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Crave (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). theBalm Righteous (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). theBalm Sleek (P, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). L'Oreal Noir C'est Noir (P, $5.99) is warmer (95% similar). Divergent Dauntless Ink (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Killing Moon (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Naked Palette Naked Ultimate Basics
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
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Urban Decay Junkie Vice Lipstick Palette Overview, Photos, & Swatches

Urban Decay Junkie Vice Lipstick Palette
Urban Decay Junkie Vice Lipstick Palette

Urban Decay Junkie Vice Lipstick Palette ($35.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a limited edition palette that includes 12-pans of lipstick with all shades from the brand’s permanent range of colors. There are two variations available, and between the two palettes, there are three shades that overlap–714, Big Bang, and Firebird. Junkie is slightly cooler in tone (particularly the second row) and includes a few less “traditional” shades. This palette is exclusive to Sephora and should launch sometime in September (I don’t have an exact date).

Value

A full-sized Vice Lipstick retails for $17.00 and contains 0.11 oz., which works out to be $154.55/oz. The palette retails for $35.00 and contains 0.24 oz., which works out to be $145.83/oz. — that’s actually impressive, because it’s just small enough that I thought it might be more expensive by the ounce, but one could easily see the value in having 12 shades for $1.00 more than the cost of two full-sized shades. Another way to look at value is by how many shades there are, which would out to be $2.92 per shade. There is also a twist-up lip brush included in the palette, and there is obviously some value there.

It is important to think about your own habits and preferences, though, because not everyone applies their lip colors with a brush or will take the extra time to do so. It is also less portable than carrying one shade in your bag for touch-ups during the day. I think the palette is small enough to travel well, but it is still a medium-sized palette. If you are the type of person who likes to apply their lipstick with a brush (or doesn’t mind having to do so) and will carry the palette with them/isn’t concerned about touch-ups, it is a great value.

Overview

As I just swatched the 120-shade line a few months ago, I’m not going to be extensively reviewing or photographing these (there are just so, so many lip color releases this year that I’m behind as is and would like to feature other brands and formulas as well!). I would consider this an overview or initial impressions, rather than an in-depth review. I hope you understand! 🙂

What I did do was test several shades from the palette, ones that did not perform as well in full-size and ones that did, as well as checking across finishes, for consistency with the full-size shades. In general, the colors, finishes, and application remained the same across the shades. The biggest difference being the texture, as applying directly from the tube yielded more product on the lips than when applying from the pan with a lip brush–this is inherent between the two types of application, as I get a similar weight and feel if I apply the same color from the full-sized, twist-up tube with a lip brush as I did by applying with a lip brush from the pan of color.  Here are the differences I noticed in color/texture:

  • Wrath had slightly more slip.
  • Vanity Kills had less shine and application improved with a lip brush (compared to from the tube).
  • Speedball was slightly less emollient, which made it easier to apply more evenly (but it still was uneven).
  • Junkie seemed a smidgen less emollient but still gathered in lip lines.

Below, is a “round-up” of the 12 shades, and the ratings associated with each shade are based on testing the full-sized to give you an idea of the overall quality of the palette. You can also click to read the full review for each shade as well as view all swatches in the round-up.

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Palette Junkie
Junkie
Junkie
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
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01

Urban Decay Carnal

PPermanent. $17.00/0.11 oz.

Urban Decay Carnal Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a "medium warm nude [with a Comfort Matte finish]." Read full review.

Wishlist
Vanity
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

02. Urban Decay Firebird

Urban Decay Firebird Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a "deep fuchsia [with a Cream finish]." Read full review.

A

03. Urban Decay Wrath

Urban Decay Wrath Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a "metallic red [with a Metallized finish]." Read full review.

A

04. Urban Decay 714

Urban Decay 714 Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a "bright red [with a Mega Matte finish]." Read full review.

A

05. Urban Decay Disturbed

Urban Decay Disturbed Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a "deep brick red [with a Comfort Matte finish]." Read full review.

A-

06. Urban Decay Safe Word

Urban Decay Safe Word Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a "neutral nude-pink [with a Comfort Matte finish]." Read full review.

B+

07. Urban Decay Vanity Kills

Urban Decay Vanity Kills Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a "lavender [with a Mega Matte finish]." Read full review.

B

08. Urban Decay Speedball

Urban Decay Speedball Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a "deep vibrant purple [with a Cream finish]." Read full review.

B

09. Urban Decay Big Bang

Urban Decay Big Bang Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a "bright pink sparkle [with a Metallized finish]." Read full review.

B

10. Urban Decay Studded

Urban Decay Studded Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a "metallic gray-brown [with a Metallized finish]." Read full review.

B

11. Urban Decay Whip

Urban Decay Whip Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a "soft pink with gold iridescent shimmer [with a Sheer Shimmer finish]." Read full review.

B-

12. Urban Decay Junkie

Urban Decay Junkie Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a "metallic green shimmer with gold micro-sparkle [with a Metallized finish]." Read full review.

C+

Glossover Breakdown

89%

Average Score
A
5
B
6
C
1
D
0
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
8.5
pigmentation
9
texture
8.5
longevity
8.5
application
5
Total
89%
product
8.5
pigmentation
9
texture
8.5
longevity
8.5
application
5
Total
89%

Urban Decay Blackmail Vice Lipstick Palette Overview, Photos, & Swatches

Urban Decay Blackmail Vice Lipstick Palette
Urban Decay Blackmail Vice Lipstick Palette

Urban Decay Blackmail Vice Lipstick Palette ($35.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a limited edition palette that includes 12-pans of lipstick with all shades from the brand’s permanent range of colors. There are two variations available, and between the two palettes, there are three shades that overlap–714, Big Bang, and Firebird. Blackmail runs a bit warm and has more traditional shades. This palette is exclusive to Ulta/Macy’s and should launch sometime in September (I don’t have an exact date).

Value

A full-sized Vice Lipstick retails for $17.00 and contains 0.11 oz., which works out to be $154.55/oz. The palette retails for $35.00 and contains 0.24 oz., which works out to be $145.83/oz. — that’s actually impressive, because it’s just small enough that I thought it might be more expensive by the ounce, but one could easily see the value in having 12 shades for $1.00 more than the cost of two full-sized shades. Another way to look at value is by how many shades there are, which would out to be $2.92 per shade. There is also a twist-up lip brush included in the palette, and there is obviously some value there.

It is important to think about your own habits and preferences, though, because not everyone applies their lip colors with a brush or will take the extra time to do so. It is also less portable than carrying one shade in your bag for touch-ups during the day. I think the palette is small enough to travel well, but it is still a medium-sized palette. If you are the type of person who likes to apply their lipstick with a brush (or doesn’t mind having to do so) and will carry the palette with them/isn’t concerned about touch-ups, it is a great value.

Overview

As I just swatched the 120-shade line a few months ago, I’m not going to be extensively reviewing or photographing these (there are just so, so many lip color releases this year that I’m behind as is and would like to feature other brands and formulas as well!). I would consider this an overview or initial impressions, rather than an in-depth review. I hope you understand! 🙂

What I did do was test several shades from the palette, ones that did not perform as well in full-size and ones that did, as well as checking across finishes, for consistency with the full-size shades. In general, the colors, finishes, and application remained the same across the shades. The biggest difference being the texture, as applying directly from the tube yielded more product on the lips than when applying from the pan with a lip brush–this is inherent between the two types of application, as I get a similar weight and feel if I apply the same color from the full-sized, twist-up tube with a lip brush as I did by applying with a lip brush from the pan of color.  Here are the differences I noticed in color/texture:

  • Amulet seemed slightly rosier in the palette.
  • Big Bang didn’t seem quite as glittery applied.

Below, is a “round-up” of the 12 shades, and the ratings associated with each shade are based on testing the full-sized to give you an idea of the overall quality of the palette. You can also click to read the full review for each shade as well as view all swatches in the round-up.

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Palette Blackmail
Blackmail
Blackmail
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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01

Urban Decay Firebird

PPermanent. $17.00/0.11 oz.

Urban Decay Firebird Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a "deep fuchsia [with a Cream finish]." Read full review.

Wishlist
Vanity
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

02. Urban Decay EZ

Urban Decay EZ Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a "bright red-orange [with a Cream finish]." Read full review.

A

03. Urban Decay Amulet

Urban Decay Amulet Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a "metallic brick rose [with a Metallized finish]." Read full review.

A

04. Urban Decay Blackmail

Urban Decay Blackmail Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a "deep berry red [with a Comfort Matte finish]." Read full review.

A

05. Urban Decay 1993

Urban Decay 1993 Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a "medium brown [with a Comfort Matte finish.]" It's a medium-dark brown with warmer, slightly orange-y undertones and a satiny sheen. Read full review.

A

06. Urban Decay 714

Urban Decay 714 Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a "bright red [with a Mega Matte finish]." Read full review.

A

07. Urban Decay Sheer Shame

Urban Decay Sheer Shame Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a "berry [with a Sheer finish]." Read full review.

A-

08. Urban Decay Conspiracy

Urban Decay Conspiracy Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a "plum-bronze shimmer [with a Metallized finish]." Read full review.

A-

09. Urban Decay Disobedient

Urban Decay Disobedient Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a "medium pink [with a Cream finish]." Read full review.

A-

10. Urban Decay Ex-Girlfriend

Urban Decay Ex-Girlfriend Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a "nude-rose with pink shimmer [with a Sheer finish]." Read full review.

B+

11. Urban Decay Big Bang

Urban Decay Big Bang Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a "bright pink sparkle [with a Metallized finish]." Read full review.

B

12. Urban Decay Vanished

Urban Decay Vanished Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a "pale neutral nude [with a Cream finish]." Read full review.

C+

Glossover Breakdown

91%

Average Score
A
9
B
2
C
1
D
0
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
9
pigmentation
9.5
texture
9
longevity
9
application
5
Total
91%
product
9
pigmentation
9.5
texture
9
longevity
9
application
5
Total
91%

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