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Urban Decay x Jean-Michel Basquiat 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils

01/05

Urban Decay Post Punk 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner)

Urban Decay Post Punk 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner)

Urban Decay Post Punk 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner)

Urban Decay Tenant Palette | Look Details

Urban Decay Tenant Palette | Look Details

Post Punk

Urban Decay Post Punk 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil ($20.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a bright, light-medium chartreuse green with strong, yellow undertones. It leaned yellower rather than greener, but the green tinge was noticeable. I felt like it could look yellower or greener depending on what else was paired with it. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, but the texture was slightly more emollient compared to the other two shades in the launch, which I felt made it apply a little unevenly so I had to go over the line at least twice to get even coverage. It wore well for six hours on my waterline and eight hours on my lower lash line (the brand doesn’t comment on these for the waterline, so the rating for longevity is only based on the lower lash line wear time).

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil (Eyeliner) Post Punk
Post Punk
Post Punk
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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Urban Decay x Jean-Michel Basquiat Vice Lipsticks

01/06

Urban Decay Abstract Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Abstract Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Abstract Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Abstract Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Abstract Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Abstract Vice Lipstick

Abstract

Urban Decay Abstract Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a light-medium brown with subtle, warm undertones and a lightly glossy, cream finish. It had good color coverage–nearly opaque–that applied evenly across the lips and never tugged. The texture was lightweight, creamy with moderate slip, and comfortable to wear. There was some color that pulled into lip lines, though the coverage and shininess made it less apparent from a normal viewing distance. This shade wore well for four and a half hours and was hydrating.

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Abstract
Abstract
Abstract
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

Editor’s Note: While Basquiat’s state approached Urban Decay to create the collection, the collection is not without concerns from those who have been drawn in and inspired by Basquiat’s work. Some of the artist’s supporters have expressed concern over the commercialization of the artist’s work (generally) and the lack of a model of color in the collection’s campaign, both said to be inconsistent with some of the themes shown throughout Basquiat’s body of work. A third issue raised is with respect to Urban Decay’s usage of drug-related names (like Junkie, Druggie, Bump, etc.) when Basquiat died of a heroin overdose at 27 years old and how those two can be reconciled. Others who enjoy Basquiat’s work are excited for the collaboration and the acknowledgment of the artist’s influence, along with the possibility of making his work more widely known. As always, we invite thoughtful and critical discussion and debate but ask everyone to be respectful.

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Sneak Peek: Urban Decay x Jean-Michel Basquiat Collection Photos & Swatches

01/11

Urban Decay The Vault Jean-Michel Basquiet Collection

Urban Decay The Vault Jean-Michel Basquiet Collection

Urban Decay The Vault Jean-Michel Basquiet Collection

Urban Decay The Vault Jean-Michel Basquiet Collection

Urban Decay The Vault Jean-Michel Basquiet Collection

Urban Decay The Vault Jean-Michel Basquiet Collection

Urban Decay The Vault Jean-Michel Basquiet Collection

Urban Decay The Vault Jean-Michel Basquiet Collection

Urban Decay The Vault Jean-Michel Basquiet Collection

Urban Decay The Vault Jean-Michel Basquiet Collection

Urban Decay The Vault Jean-Michel Basquiet Collection

Urban Decay x Jean-Michel Basquiat Collection just launched with two eyeshadow palettes, one blush palette, three lipsticks, three eyeliners, and a few makeup bags (which I think may be all sold out). There is (was?) also a Vault edition, which included all of the products (except the makeup bags) within a box. Each of the palettes (along with the Vault itself) is designed to be hung on the wall and has a cut-out on the back for hanging. I just received everything late yesterday and finished editing photos mere moments ago, but I will do my best to get reviews up ASAP!

While Basquiat’s state approached Urban Decay to create the collection, the collection is not without concerns from those who have been drawn in and inspired by Basquiat’s work. Some of the artist’s supporters have expressed concern over the commercialization of the artist’s work (generally) and the lack of a model of color in the collection’s campaign, both said to be inconsistent with some of the themes shown throughout Basquiat’s body of work. A third issue raised is with respect to Urban Decay’s usage of drug-related names (like Junkie, Druggie, Bump, etc.) when Basquiat died of a heroin overdose at 27 years old and how those two can be reconciled. Others who enjoy Basquiat’s work are excited for the collaboration and the acknowledgment of the artist’s influence, along with the possibility of making his work more widely known. As always, we invite thoughtful and critical discussion and debate but ask everyone to be respectful.

Urban Decay x Jean-Michel Basquiat

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Round-up: Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoats

Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoats

Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat ($18.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is available in twelve shades, and I’ve reviewed eleven of them (I should get the last one reviewed in the next couple of weeks!). For the most part, they’re a miss; they don’t do well on their own, and they are, at best, okay at layering. Some Topcoats were better at layering than others, but I often encountered issues with how the Topcoat would dry down over another lip product and make it “crack” or lift in places. Personally, I’d be more inclined to use a gloss for layering or pat on an eyeshadow or some glitter.

Urban Decay Litter, White Lie, 3rd Degree Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoats

01/10

Urban Decay Litter Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat

Urban Decay Litter Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat

Urban Decay Litter Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat

Urban Decay Litter Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat

Urban Decay Litter Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat

Urban Decay Litter Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat

Urban Decay Litter Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat

Urban Decay Litter Topcoat over Perversion Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Litter Topcoat over Perversion Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Litter Topcoat over Perversion Vice Lipstick

Litter

Urban Decay Litter Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat ($18.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is has a clear base with micro-glitter that reflects between pink, lavender, and green. It was very subtle on bare lips, and as there was not much base color or finish, it looked like haphazardly applied glitter on its own, but the dry down emphasized the texture of my lips. On its own, it only lasted for an hour or less. When layered, it added subtle bits of glitter on the lips but seemed to go on a bit more evenly. The layering did seem to create patchiness and “split” the underlying lipstick along my lip lines, though.

The brand describes the formula as a “shade-shifting topcoat” that can be used over their “cream, metallized, and matte shades” of Vice Lipstick or any of the Vice Liquid Lipsticks, but–wait for it–“or wear these shades alone.” They’re supposed to be a “comfortable, gel-cream formula that dries down quickly and provides long-lasting wear that never feels sticky” while also creating a “water-resistant barrier that seals in the color underneath.” The brand also warns that your lips might “feel tingly just after applying.”

As a topcoat, I think they perform the best; it can be hit or miss depending on the underlying shade, and some topcoats are more versatile than others (sheerer ones tended to work well with anything, more opaque ones could be hard to apply). I did not feel like they truly locked the underlying lipstick in, as they transferred and still lasted about as long as the lipstick did on its own. I also felt that it was lightly tacky, and it varied, but a few shades would lift color in places. The tingling effect was least pronounced when layered. In general, layering over very light shades was often where they missed and any unevenness became much more visible.

On their own, they often struggled to go on evenly. The application over bare lips was similar to trying to apply some of the darker topcoats over very light or dissimilar colors, which just made any application shortcomings highly visible (compared to say, blue shimmer over a blue lipstick). They had a very strong, lingering tingle where my lips felt like they do after being numbed (like from the dentist)–almost too big, swollen, and a mixture of tingling, cooling, burning. This effect lasted between two to three minutes before subsiding. I wouldn’t say it’s water-resistant, as it seemed to transfer after drinking water, but if I did not drink anything, it was fairly transfer-proof. The wear has been between two and four hours and drying.

The packaging on these doesn’t make sense to me; they have a very thin, brush-type applicator that is terrible for spreading product across the lips, but the formula was often sheerer so getting crisp lines with the included applicator seemed like an exercise in futility. I think a squeeze-tube or more typical doe-foot applicator would have worked here, but I like the idea of a squeeze tube, which would “force” one to use a separate applicator would make more sense, as using it directly on top of another lipstick would result in lipstick transfer to the wand and back into the tube.

Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat Litter
Litter
Litter
6
Product
9
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6
Longevity
3
Application
67%
Total

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Urban Decay Fever, Ritual, Circuit Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoats

01/10

Urban Decay Fever Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat

Urban Decay Fever Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat

Urban Decay Fever Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat

Urban Decay Fever Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat

Urban Decay Fever Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat

Urban Decay Fever Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat

Urban Decay Fever Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat

Urban Decay Fever Topcoat over Bittersweet Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Fever Topcoat over Bittersweet Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Fever Topcoat over Bittersweet Vice Lipstick

Fever

Urban Decay Fever Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat ($18.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a light-medium, coral-orange with warm undertones (a mix of red and orange) paired with pink and silver sparkle. The consistency was thin, not watery but could have easier to spread across the lips (may have been unnecessary hindered by the terrible choice in applicator, though). Of the shades in the line-up, I actually felt like this one looked pretty good alone, as there was enough overall sheen to make it look even while still adding plenty of sparkle. I tried layering it over a Vice Lipstick, and it did not go on as well; it seemed to dry down and “crack” the underlying lipstick and create a tackiness that lifted color after I pressed my lips together (barely!). On its own, Fever wore well for four hours but was somewhat drying. Go figure that one that worked well on its own would have trouble layering, right?

The brand describes the formula as a “shade-shifting topcoat” that can be used over their “cream, metallized, and matte shades” of Vice Lipstick or any of the Vice Liquid Lipsticks, but–wait for it–“or wear these shades alone.” They’re supposed to be a “comfortable, gel-cream formula that dries down quickly and provides long-lasting wear that never feels sticky” while also creating a “water-resistant barrier that seals in the color underneath.” The brand also warns that your lips might “feel tingly just after applying.”

As a topcoat, I think they perform the best; it can be hit or miss depending on the underlying shade, and some topcoats are more versatile than others (sheerer ones tended to work well with anything, more opaque ones could be hard to apply). I did not feel like they truly locked the underlying lipstick in, as they transferred and still lasted about as long as the lipstick did on its own. I also felt that it was lightly tacky, and it varied, but a few shades would lift color in places. The tingling effect was least pronounced when layered. In general, layering over very light shades was often where they missed and any unevenness became much more visible.

On their own, they often struggled to go on evenly. The application over bare lips was similar to trying to apply some of the darker topcoats over very light or dissimilar colors, which just made any application shortcomings highly visible (compared to say, blue shimmer over a blue lipstick). They had a very strong, lingering tingle where my lips felt like they do after being numbed (like from the dentist)–almost too big, swollen, and a mixture of tingling, cooling, burning. This effect lasted between two to three minutes before subsiding. I wouldn’t say it’s water-resistant, as it seemed to transfer after drinking water, but if I did not drink anything, it was fairly transfer-proof. The wear has been between two and four hours and drying.

The packaging on these doesn’t make sense to me; they have a very thin, brush-type applicator that is terrible for spreading product across the lips, but the formula was often sheerer so getting crisp lines with the included applicator seemed like an exercise in futility. I think a squeeze-tube or more typical doe-foot applicator would have worked here, but I like the idea of a squeeze tube, which would “force” one to use a separate applicator would make more sense, as using it directly on top of another lipstick would result in lipstick transfer to the wand and back into the tube.

Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat Fever
Fever
Fever
7
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
83%
Total

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Circuit

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