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Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Trio

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Trio
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.

Pyrite is a medium, golden brown with warm undertones and a frosted sheen and light bits of gold micro-sparkle. This was the least visibly sparkly on the skin, but it also produced the strongest sheen. The texture was soft, slightly dusty but smooth, applied well and blended out without much effort. The color lasted for seven hours on me before fading. Tarte Idol (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Park Ave Princess (P) is darker (90% similar). Becca Topaz (P, $38.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Sunray (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Goddess (P, $48.00) is warmer (90% similar). CoverGirl Bronze (200) (P, $9.99) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Oasis is a very light beige with subtle, warm undertones and silver sparkle. The texture was firm, stiff, and difficult to get the product off of as a result. This impacted the color payoff, too, and it was extremely sheer (I could barely get any to show). Applied, I get a few bits of sparkle but almost no detectable luminosity on my skin, so I actually think it misses the mark completely as an illuminator! All the sparkles had vanished within six hours (that’s about all I could judge the wear from). Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented (90% similar). Urban Decay Luminous (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Highlight 01 (P, $40.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented (90% similar). Cle de Peau Bal Masque (LE, $120.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Twilight is a muted, light-medium peachy-orange with an iridescent pink sparkle. (I was surprised at how similar it was to Aura, actually.) The powder was thinner and dusty to the touch, and it kicked up an excess amount of product in the pan, even with a light hand. I saw visible bits of the pink sparkle on the skin but little in the way of even illumination, so it looked matte in photos. The coverage was sheer to semi-sheer, and it was just barely visible on my skin tone in person (but not in photos). The softness of the powder made it easy to blend on the skin, and it didn’t emphasize my skin’s texture or pores. It seemed to wear for about six hours on me. Urban Decay Fireball (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Aura (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Hard Candy (LE) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Apricot (P, $55.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick

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!)

Urban Decay Asphyxia Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “soft lavender with blue micro-glitter [with a Cream finish].” It’s a medium, pinky-lavender with warm undertones and cooler, blue and violet shimmer. There are fine bits of blue sparkle, which don’t feel too gritty, but they are more noticeable than the brand’s more pearly/metallic finishes. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and emollient, so it didn’t tug or drag when I applied the color directly from the tube onto my lips. The downside, though, was it only had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage and a bit of the shimmer and color gathered in my lip lines. This shade wore well for four hours and was hydrating. Bite Beauty Opal (LE, $26.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). NYX Castle (P, $4.00) is less shimmery, lighter, more pigmented (85% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Ametista (LE, $33.00) is less pigmented, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Oil Slick Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “sheer black with silver micro-glitter [with a Sheer finish].” It’s a muted, soft black with warm undertones and fine silver sparkle. It had sheer coverage–as described (!!!)–that went on fairly evenly but ultimately has the effect of darkening one’s natural lip color. On my lips, it translated them into a blackened plum with strong, browner undertones. I don’t think it darkens other lipsticks as well as the natural lip colors, as it is quite emollient and adds a lot of slip to other products, which makes them uneven. This formula wore well for four and a half hours and was moisturizing but some color gathered in my lip lines over time. Urban Decay Oil Slick (DC, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Black Night (LE, $17.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% 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 Pallor
Pallor
Pallor
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
79%
Total
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Asphyxia
Asphyxia
Asphyxia
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Oil Slick
Oil Slick
Oil Slick
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Urban Decay Plague, UV-B, Frostbite XX Vintage Vice Lipsticks

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick

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. MAC Model Behavior (P, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Mad Hatter (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter, less glossy (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.

Urban Decay UV-B Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “vibrant blue with purple shift [with a Cream finish].” It’s a medium-dark, bluish-purple with strong, cool undertones and fine pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation paired with a creamy, moderately emollient texture, which did cause some color to pull into lip lines right away. It applied fairly evenly, though it wasn’t perfect in application. The color wore well for four hours, left a pinkish stain behind, and was hydrating. NYX Immortal (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Frostbite Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “frosted deep blue with multicolored micro-glitter [with a Cream finish].” It’s a subdued, medium-dark navy blue with cooler undertones and a metallic shimmer-sheen finish. It’s a cool shade, to be sure, but it applied terribly–it was semi-opaque, streaky, and went on unevenly. I imagine part of that is due to the more emollient consistency. The color lasted for four and a half hours, left a stain behind, but it settled into lip lines over time. The formula was hydrating at least! Urban Decay Time (LE, $18.00) is cooler (85% similar). Illamasqua Disciple (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Kat Von D Poe (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, less glossy (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 Plague
Plague
Plague
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick UV-B
UV-B
UV-B
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
79%
Total
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Frostbite
Frostbite
Frostbite
6.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
3
Application
71%
Total

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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
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 less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 10 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Le Marais (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Sugarpill Ice Angel (P) is cooler (95% similar). Smashbox Cosmic (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Hope (LE, $5.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Early Frost (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Cassiopeia (P, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Mood Ring (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cobalt Rush #1 (P) is less shimmery (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). Makeup Geek Sugar Rush (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Sick of Swimmin' (LE) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Moon Phase (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Unicorn (LE, $16.00) 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 lighter, brighter (85% 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 darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Dynamic Duo 2 #1 (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Stila Frosted Lavender (LE, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit #2 (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #2 (P) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). MAC Fresh Ice (LE, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Anastasia Touch of Lilac (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Girls, Girls! (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, warmer (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 more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Blue Orbit (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Parfait Amour (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #19 (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Beat Down (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Ascent of Glamour (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Disney by Sephora Mystical Wonder (LE) is darker (80% similar). Sugarpill Weekender (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, darker (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). Tom Ford Beauty Cobalt Rush #2 (P) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Blue Storm (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Violet Underground #5 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Apparition (LE, $32.00) is lighter, more muted (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 shimmery, darker, more muted (95% similar). Buxom Posh Purple (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Ascent of Glamour (LE, $22.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Sugared Violet #2 (LE, $16.00) is more muted (85% similar). MAC Drawn to Drama (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Too Faced Sugared Violet (LE, $16.00) is more muted, warmer (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Simbad's Seas (LE, $9.99) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Pink Union #2 (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Sleek MakeUP Bliss in Barcelona (LE, $9.99) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Disney by Sephora Snarfblat (LE) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Dusty Desire (LE, $32.50) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Sugarpill Weekender (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (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 Chillproof (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Cygne Blanc #2 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Snow (LE, $19.00) is more muted (95% similar). Dior Lune (001) (P, $31.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D124 Crystalline White (P, $21.00) is brighter (95% similar). Buxom Sheepdog (P, $18.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Les Nuees #2 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles #8 (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Ebony Blend #1 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Smoky Sequins #2 (LE) is cooler (90% similar). theBalm #11 (P, $6.50) is warmer (90% similar). MAC White Frost (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Marmalade Sky #3 (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Precious Embroidery #2 (LE) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel L'Intemporel de Chanel #5 (LE) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Kat Von D Skulls (LE) 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 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.

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. Colour Pop Maneater (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Aperture (03) (LE, $53.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Aaron (P, $35.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Conspiracy (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC I Get So OOC (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop DM (P, $6.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Zebra (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Bronze Shimmer (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (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. MAC Hang Up (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Diva Antics (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Make Me (Lip Color) (P) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Buxom Menace (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Smashbox Fig (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Jam (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sugared Maple (LE, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Burberry Bright Plum (15) (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Labradorable (LE, $23.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Party Line (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Ultraberry (247) (P, $36.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Laura Mercier Merlot (P, $26.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Didier (LE, $35.00) is lighter, cooler (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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