Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Trio

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Trio ($36.00 for 0.24 oz.) contains three powder highlighters to “give skin a luminous look” that uses “sophisticated, microfine Naked shimmer” and can be used on face and body. As far as coverage goes, the brand says “the color payoff of a loose powder with the convenience of a pressed powder,” which suggests high pigmentation from my experience with loose vs. pressed products and resulting coverage. If you’re unfamiliar with Urban Decay’s Illuminated formula, it’s actually rather sparkly and would not use the word “microfine” to describe it–these are best for those who want noticeable sparkle on the skin, though the underlying finish is more subdued or in this palette, two of the shades just give random sparkle rather than adding luminosity to the skin. Two of the three shades were rather sheer in this palette as well. It is a baked formula, and I have found these to fade faster than traditional powder blushes.

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Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Trio
Urban Decay Illuminated Trio Naked
D-
Product
5.5
Pigmentation
4.5
Texture
7
Longevity
6.5
Application
4.5
Total
62%
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Urban Decay Pallor, Asphyxia, Oil Slick XX Vintage Vice Lipsticks

Urban Decay Pallor Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “frosted lavender with gray shift [with a Cream finish].” It’s a muted, dark purple with subtle, warmer undertones and fine pearl. It’s an interesting and more complex color due to the “gray shift” in it (less of a shift, more of a dash of color that gives it a more muted appearance), but it doesn’t apply that well. The more slippery texture enabled the color to sit into lip lines from the very beginning, which only worsened as it wore. The pigmentation was semi-opaque, but it was hard to apply this shade evenly (and I later tried with a lip brush with little improvement–it needs a liner). The color lasted for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating. (No dupes as of the initial posting of this review!)

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Urban Decay Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Pallor
C+
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
79%
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Urban Decay Plague, UV-B, Frostbite XX Vintage Vice Lipsticks

Urban Decay Plague Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “bright purple with pink undertone [with a Cream finish].” It’s a medium-dark reddish-purple with warm undertones and fine pink and light blue pearl. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on evenly, but the slippery texture of the formula made it prone to emphasizing and settling into lip lines, unfortunately. It wasn’t as noticeable as the other two shades, though. I imagine this would be easier to find a coordinating lip liner for, which would alleviate the issue of settling. The color wore well for four and a half hours, left a subtle stain behind, and was hydrating. Urban Decay Mad Hatter (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Model Behavior (P, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Pure Heroine (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Milani Raving Matte (08) (LE, $8.99) is darker, better quality, less glossy (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Scandal (226) (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Own the Look (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Urban Decay Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Plague
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
82%
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Urban Decay Blackmail Vice Lipstick Palette Now at Ulta!

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 now available at Ulta! 🙂 It seemed like a lot of you were very interested in picking this one up, and unfortunately, there was no specific launch date so hopefully, this helps! 🙂 Blackmail is exclusive to Ulta and Macy’s (didn’t see it up yet), while Junkie will be exclusive to Sephora.

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Urban Decay XX Vintage Eyeshadows (Part 1)

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 less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 10 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Cosmic (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Le Marais (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Sugarpill Ice Angel (LE) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Hope (LE, $5.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Mood Ring (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Sick of Swimmin' (LE) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo (Left) (LE) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). L'Oreal Petite Perle (P, $5.99) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Early Frost (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Sugar Rush (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Cassiopeia (P, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cobalt Rush #1 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Unicorn (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Blue Ice (LE) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Crystal Avalanche (DC, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Phantom (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). NYX Frostbite (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Urban Decay Roadstripe Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Roadstripe
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
83%
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Urban Decay Smog, Roach, Bruise XX Vintage Vice Lipsticks

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 shimmery, darker, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Bronze Shimmer (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop PYT (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Triptych (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Topazio (LE, $33.00) is lighter, brighter, less pigmented (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Urban Decay Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Smog
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
94%
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