Sunday, July 7th, 2013

Urban Decay 69 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil
Urban Decay 69 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencils ($19.00 for 0.04 oz. each) has been revamped, reformulated, and relaunched with sixteen shades. This post is featuring the brighter and bolder shades. The revamped Urban Decay lip pencil formula is creamy and glides on easily; it doesn’t pull, tug, or drag across the lips. Lip liners are one of my least favorite products to swatch on lips, because they can be really rough across the lips and doing more than one or two of them back-to-back is usually a recipe for sore lips later on. I had no trouble applying nine of these back-to-back, and that’s primarily because they really do glide across the lips and feel waxy, but they still deposit good color payoff as they move across the lips. On their own, they wear like iron and last anywhere from four to eight hours. Underneath a lipstick, they add two to three hours of wear, bringing total wear time of a shade like Bang lipstick (over Bang Lip Pencil) to eight hours of good wear to eight hours of really good wear and another two of lingering wear before reapplication was necessary.

69 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “classic red.” It’s a bold, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. It applied with full, opaque color coverage. It wore for eight hours and left a stain behind.  It was lightly hydrating initially, and then it settled into a neutral state where my lips didn’t feel dried out after the long-wear.  MAC Kiss Me Quick is warmer. MAC Cherry is similar. MAC Freehand is close. See comparison swatches.

Anarchy 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “bright fuchsia.” It’s a bold, neon fuchsia-magenta with a faint, iridescent sheen and a matte finish. It was incredibly pigmented and applied with full color coverage.  It lasted for seven hours well. MAC Embrace Me was the only shade I could think of, but it’s less blue-based and not nearly as bold/neon. See comparison swatches.

Jilted 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “deep fuchsia-pink.” It’s a medium-dark, cool-toned pink with a subtle sparkle over a matte finish. This shade was a little drier compared to the others, which I suspect is because there is a slight shimmer/sparkle to it. It was still mostly opaque and relatively easy to apply.  Jilted wore for seven hours before showing noticeable sides of fading (but it left a stain behind).  MAC More to Love is darker, less sparkly. MAC Great Catch is slightly redder. See comparison swatches.

Bang 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “bright orange-red.” It’s a bold, medium-dark orange with a matte finish and red undertones. It applied with rich color payoff, and it wore well for six and a half hours. MAC Throw Me a Line is comparable. MAC Entertain Me is lighter. MAC Ablaze is slightly brighter. See comparison swatches.

Venom 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “rich plum.” It’s a reddened berry with a matte finish and cool undertones. It was mostly opaque applied to lips, and Venom lasted a solid seven hours when I wore it.  MAC Beet is brighter, redder. See comparison swatches.

Generally, each shade wears exceptionally long on its own, and every layering combination I tried certainly increased the wear of the lipstick layered on top of it by anywhere from an hour to three hours.  On their own, they are not particularly hydrating, though I’m happy to report that they are not drying, either.  The ones with a light pearl or shimmer look driest on the lips, though they aren’t actually that dry in feel, just a little less waxy compared to the full-on matte shades.  The matte shades are more flattering when worn alone as a result, but both finishes work well underneath lipstick or gloss.  The only thing I really disagreed with from Urban Decay’s description of these is that they “stay creamy,” because they really do adhere to the lips once applied, so the color doesn’t move or rub together all that well, which is a large part of why it lasts so long!

These will launch initially on urbandecay.com and then roll out to Sephora, Macy’s, Beauty.com, and ULTA shortly after.

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69

A+

It's a bold, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. It applied with full, opaque color coverage. This was one of the best-performing shades in the entire range.

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9.5/10

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10/10

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10/10

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10/10

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A+

It's a bold, neon fuchsia-magenta with a faint, iridescent sheen and a matte finish.

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9.5/10

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10/10

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10/10

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Jilted

A

It's a medium-dark, cool-toned pink with a subtle sparkle over a matte finish. This shade was a little drier compared to the others, which I suspect is because there is a slight shimmer/sparkle to it.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

10/10

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4.5/5

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Sunday, July 7th, 2013

Urban Decay Vice Nail Color
Urban Decay Vice Nail Color

Urban Decay Vice Nail Color ($15.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as a “rich, deep purple with red and blue micro-shimmer.” It’s a deep, darkened purple with red shimmer. Vice was fully opaque with two coats of polish, and it applied so beautifully and fluidly. There was a luxuriousness to the polish that was definitely unexpected. It dries to a slight shine but needs a top coat to give it a really glassy look. I’ve been wearing this shade since I got it, and it’s been six days, and I have very minor tip wear and no chipping. There were no visible brush strokes, which was the part that impressed me most. Chanel Taboo is darker. China Glaze Urban Night is a cream. Zoya Jem is similar but has larger shimmer. See comparison swatches.

Addiction Nail Color ($15.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as a “smoky, metallic gunmetal with multidimensional, high-shine micro-sparkle.” It’s a dirty, green-ish pewter with gold and olive green sparkle and shimmer. There was some visible nail line after applying two coats, so it could use a third coat for full opacity. The texture was thin but not watery, and it spread evenly across the nail. It seemed to dry slightly faster than the average polish and had a shinier finish than Vice. There were a couple of brush strokes I could see, but they were minor. Chanel Graphite is very similar to this, even down to the slight sheerness. See comparison swatches.

Urban Decay completely changed their nail polish formula with this latest edition, and I’m definitely intrigued to see what other shades they put out in the future. Vice was fantastic, while Addiction was decent to good but less impressive. The bottles have sleek cap with “Urban Decay” debossed on the edge and a three-dimensional skull on the top. The formula is supposed to be long-wearing, chip-resistant, and have a high-gloss finish. The first two have been true with the wear I’ve experienced with Vice, but the finish had a sheen but it was dull–definitely not high-gloss. I expect most will reach for a top coat regardless, so it’s unlikely that it’s a deal-breaker.

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Vice

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The formula is supposed to be long-wearing, chip-resistant, and have a high-gloss finish. The first two have been true with the wear I've experienced with Vice, but the finish had a sheen but it was dull--definitely not high-gloss. I expect most will reach for a top coat regardless, so it's unlikely that it's a deal-breaker.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9.5/10

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5/5

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Addiction

B+
There was some visible nail line after applying two coats, so it could use a third coat for full opacity. The texture was thin but not watery, and it spread evenly across the nail.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9.5/10

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4.5/5

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Sunday, July 7th, 2013

Urban Decay Venom Lipstick
Urban Decay Venom Lipstick

This is the last post looking at Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 oz.), and it features the deeper, darker shades within the shade range. Please see part one for a more in-depth review of the formula overall.

Venom Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “bright plum.” It’s a rich, deepened berry-red with a violet and fuchsia shimmer. It had mostly opaque color coverage. It wore for six and a half hours and left a stain behind. Tom Ford Violet Fatale is lighter, brighter. MAC Rebel is slightly brighter. NARS Valparaiso is more matte, less bright. See comparison swatches.

Shame Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “deep berry.” It’s a deep, dark reddened burgundy with subtle hints of brown and ruby shimmer. This was my least favorite shade across the range because it really lacked the quality of the line in general; it was streaky, uneven, and had a tendency to feather after four hours of wear. The shade lasted well for six and a half hours and left an enduring stain behind, but the feathering (which is rare on me) was disappointing. MAC Soulfully Rich is darker, browner. MAC Endless Drama is warmer. MAC What Joy is lighter, redder. Guerlain Gigolo is brighter. Guerlain Orgueil is lighter, redder. OCC Black Dhalia is darker, less red. Burberry Bright Plum is much lighter and brighter. See comparison swatches.

Rapture Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “dusty rose.” It’s a pinky-plum with a glossy shine. It had full, opaque color coverage and applied smoothly. It wore four and a half hours when I tested it. Tom Ford Casablanca is more muted, less pink. MAC Red Dwarf is darker. Chanel Destinee is more muted. See comparison swatches.

Manic Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “soft wine.” It’s a bold, brightened plummy red with a soft pink shimmer. It had rich, full coverage color payoff that applied smoothly and evenly. This shade wore well for five hours when I tried it. MAC Heaux is cooler-toned, matte. Chanel Fiction is lighter. NARS Palais Royal is more berry-colored. Giorgio Armani #406 is similar, less shimmery. See comparison swatches.

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Venom

A

It's a rich, deepened berry-red with a violet and fuchsia shimmer. It had mostly opaque color coverage.

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9.5/10

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9.5/10

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10/10

Longevity

10/10

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5/5

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Shame

C-

This was my least favorite shade across the range because it really lacked the quality of the line in general; it was streaky, uneven, and had a tendency to feather after four hours of wear.

Product

6/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

7.5/10

Longevity

7/10

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Rapture

A

It's a pinky-plum with a glossy shine. It had full, opaque color coverage and applied smoothly.

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9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

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Sunday, July 7th, 2013

Urban Decay Liar Lipstick
Urban Decay Liar Lipstick

In this next look at Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 oz.), we’re featuring several of the beige and brown shades available in the range. Please see part one for a more in-depth review of the formula overall.

Liar Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “pinky-brown nude.” It is a warm, rosy, medium brown with a creamy and luminous finish. It had full color coverage when applied, and the color glided on evenly and smoothly. It lasted four hours when I wore it. NYX Haute Melon is warmer, sheerer. Guerlain Quand Vient l’Ete is darker. Burberry Devon Sunset is lighter. See comparison swatches.

Lovelight Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “pale peachy-pink shimmer.” It’s a subdued, warm-toned pink-coral with soft gold shimmer. Though there are two shades described as sheer by Urban Decay, this shade wasn’t one of them–and it is obviously semi-sheer. This shade lasted three and a half hours on me. Revlon Lover’s Coral is less shimmery, pinker. Tom Ford Frolic is warmer. NYX Haute Melon is brighter. See comparison swatches.

Naked 2 Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “medium beige-nude.” It’s a warm-toned, peach-beige with a luminous sheen. This shade was extra creamy and had more slip than other shades, so it tended to move around a bit and if you pressed your lips together, it would leave lines. This shade wore well for three and a half hours on me. Edward Bess Forbidden Flower is darker, warmer. MAC Sweet & Sour is slightly brighter. NARS Biscyane Park is very comparable. MAC Delectable is more matte, slightly darker. MAC Cozy Up is slightly darker. See comparison swatches.

Protest Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “sheer peachy nude.” It’s a medium-dark, subdued coral with a soft sheen. It wasn’t sheer, peachy, or nude (beige); it was fully pigmented at the very least. It lasted four and a half hours on me. MAC Style Surge is lighter. MAC Lady at Play is darker, brighter. See comparison swatches.

Strip Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “sheer medium mauve-nude.” It’s a subdued, plummy brown with a luminous sheen. It had full color coverage (not in the least bit sheer!) and applied evenly. This shade wore well for four and a half hours when I tried it. Bobbi Brown Soft Nude is more beige. MAC Spice is comparable. Guerlain Avarice is brighter. Giorgio Armani #526 is more shimmery. Burberry Antique Pink is more matte. See comparison swatches.

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Liar

A

It is a warm, rosy, medium brown with a creamy and luminous finish. It had full color coverage when applied, and the color glided on evenly and smoothly.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

8.5/10

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5/5

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Lovelight

B

It's a subdued, warm-toned pink-coral with soft gold shimmer. Though there are two shades described as sheer by Urban Decay, this shade wasn't one of them--and it is obviously semi-sheer.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

7.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

7.5/10

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Naked 2

A-

This shade was extra creamy and had more slip than other shades, so it tended to move around a bit and if you pressed your lips together, it would leave lines.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

4.5/5

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Sunday, July 7th, 2013

Urban Decay Fiend Lipstick
Urban Decay Fiend Lipstick

In this next look at Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 oz.), we’re featuring several of the warmer pink shades available in the range. Please see part one for a more in-depth review of the formula overall.

Fiend Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “muted rose.” It’s a subdued, medium rosy pink with a luminous sheen. It had rich, full color coverage and applied smoothly and evenly. Fiend wore four hours on me. Bobbi Brown nude Rose is darker, less pink. Giorgio Armani Blush is warmer, more beige. MAC Elegant Accent is warmer. Chanel Hyde Park is brighter, pinker. Bobbi Brown Pink Peony is slightly darker. See comparison swatches.

Native Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “pale pink.” It’s a warm-toned, light-medium pink with a glossy sheen. It had opaque color payoff, and it applied evenly for the most part, but the lighter color did make it more apparent if you pressed your lips together–you could see very faint lines at times. It wore for three and a half hours on me. NARS Bolero is warmer, lighter, matte. MAC You’re Perfect Already is cooler-toned, lighter. MAC Dreaminess is lighter. MAC Vivid Imagination is pinker. MAC Please Me is cooler-toned, darker. MAC Haute Altitude is darker. Burberry Tulip Pink is more muted. Bobbi Brown Miami Coral is slightly warmer.
See comparison swatches.

Naked Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “nude-pink.” It’s a warm, medium pink with a luminous sheen. It had mostly opaque color, and it wore well for four hours on me. NARS Bolero is more matte, lighter. MAC Mehr is darker, more matte.
Burberry Tulip Pink is lighter. Bobbi Brown Miami Coral is warmer. See comparison swatches.

Rush Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “pink-mauve.” It’s a muted, medium rosy pink with a soft shine. It had full color coverage and applied well, and it lasted for four hours when I wore it. Tom Ford Indian Rose is slightly darker. Bobbi Brown Nude Rose darker. Giorgio Armani Blush is warmer, lighter. MAC Mehr is more matte. See comparison swatches.

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Fiend

A

It's a subdued, medium rosy pink with a luminous sheen. It had rich, full color coverage and applied smoothly and evenly.

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10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

5/5

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Native

B+

It had opaque color payoff, and it applied evenly for the most part, but the lighter color did make it more apparent if you pressed your lips together--you could see very faint lines at times.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

7/10

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4.5/5

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Naked

A-

It's a warm, medium pink with a luminous sheen. It had mostly opaque color, and it wore well for four hours on me.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

5/5

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Sunday, July 7th, 2013

Urban Decay Jilted Lipstick
Urban Decay Jilted Lipstick

In this next look at Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.09 oz.), we’re featuring several of the cooler-toned pinks available in the range. Please see part one for a more in-depth review of the formula overall.

Jilted Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “deep fuchsia shimmer with blue shift.” It’s a vibrant, brightened fuchsia-red with iridescent shimmer and a soft sheen. The consistency is thinner than other shades in the range, and it had mostly opaque color coverage, but there was a very, very subtle translucency that gave this shade a stain-like appearance. It lasted for six and a half hours well and left behind a stain for another two hours. Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible is cooler-toned, less red. Guerlain Girly has less shimmer. NARS 413 BLKR is more matte. NARS Jardin des Plantes is lighter. Guerlain Gigi is lighter, less shimmery. Guerlain Champs-Elysees is pinker. OCC Queen is less shimmery. See comparison swatches.

Anarchy Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “bright fuchsia.” It’s a bold, vibrant fuchsia-magenta with cool, blue undertones and a glossy sheen. It’s incredibly pigmented with opaque color in a single stroke. The consistency is creamy enough that it glides on readily but doesn’t slide around or feather outside the natural lip line. It wore for six hours well and left a fuchsia stain for another hour or so. Maybelline Electric Fuchsia is similar. Maybelline Fuchsia Flash is slightly less blue-based. Maybelline Hot Plum is a touch darker. MAC Dear Diary is lighter. MAC Night Blooming is purpler. MAC Show Orchid is darker, shimmery. MAC Pink Pigeon is more matte. MAC Daddy’s Little Girl is more subdued. MAC Candy Yum Yum is brighter. OCC Nylon is brighter and lighter. See comparison swatches.

Obsessed Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “bright baby pink.” It’s a subtly, cool-toned cotton candy pink with a luminous sheen. It had good color payoff, and the consistency had slightly more slip than some of the other shades, so it can get streaky if too much is applied. It wore for four hours when I tested it. MAC Raspberry Swirl is lighter, cool-toned. Maybelline Pink Pop is brighter, bluer. MAC Divine Choice is similar. MAC Pink Nouveau is bluer-based. OCC Narcissus is purpler. OCC Femme is lighter, warmer. See comparison swatches.

Turn On Lipstick ($22.00) is described as a “rosy pink.” It’s a vibrant, cool-toned, medium pink with a luminous sheen. It had rich, full color coverage, and it applied evenly and smoothly. Turn On wore well for five hours when I tested it. MAC Speak Louder is darker. Chanel Insolente is warmer. Bobbi Brown Wild Rose is more muted, darker. See comparison swatches.

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Jilted

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It's a vibrant, brightened fuchsia-red with iridescent shimmer and a soft sheen.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Anarchy

A+

It's a bold, vibrant fuchsia-magenta with cool, blue undertones and a glossy sheen. It had good color payoff, and the consistency had slightly more slip than some of the other shades, so it can get streaky if too much is applied.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

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Obsessed

A-

It's a subtly, cool-toned cotton candy pink with a luminous sheen.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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