Urban Decay Comfort Matte Vice Lipsticks | Swatches + First Impressions

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.011 oz.) is available in six finishes, and this post is highlighting the Comfort Matte finish. A lot of the shades listed under this finish are shades from the previous Matte Revolution range. In general, the colors are very similar (if not exactly the same; see this comparison post for swatches of new vs. old shades that differ), but the Comfort Matte finish is noticeably less dense, slightly more emollient/has more slip and the end result is more of a true satin finish than a matte one when compared to the Matte Revolution formula. To me, the Matte Revolution formula had a more silicone-like feel to it–velvety and smooth but not wet, drier in a way without being dry or stiff–and Comfort Matte feels more like most lipsticks. Like most satin finishes, they tend to wear down to a more semi-matte or matte finish once you have them on for a couple of hours or if you blot lightly/drink from a glass a few times.

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Urban Decay Tilt Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks vs. Revolution Lipsticks Shade Comparisons

Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks
Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks

As promised, I went through and swatched both old and new versions of any shades that were still included in the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick range, and I’ve only included comparison swatches for the ones where there was any difference detected–the majority were very consistent from old to new in tone, depth, and color. The biggest difference is in the Comfort Matte finish, which is where the Matte Revolution formula was absorbed, and the Comfort Matte finish is not really matte–it is a true satin–and does an interesting thing where it seems to “melt” and appear more satiny as it is applied than just swatched. I just noted that most of the Matte Revolution shades were more matte than their Vice Lipstick counterparts. I will go over other details about how finishes and shades perform in future posts–this post isn’t intended to offer initial impressions or provide an overview/review of the Vice formula. Stay tuned! 🙂

You can find swatches of all 120 shades in our sneak peek post as well as in the Swatch Gallery!

  • 714 | Vice version is very slightly less matte, a bit brighter, noticeably creamier.
  • 1993 | Vice version is slightly lighter and warmer, less matte
  • Afterdark | Vice version is brighter, less matte.
  • Backtalk | Vice version is deeper, cooler in tone, less matte.
  • Bad Blood | Vice version is brighter, not as dark.
  • Bittersweet | Vice version has a much m ore noticeable sheen and appears a smidgen brighter/warmer.
  • Carnal | Vice version is slightly darker, warmer, less matte.
  • Ladyflower | Vice version is noted as a Sheer finish, and it is closest to the Sheer Revolution version, not the regular
  • Revolution version (just to confirm) — no color difference.
  • Liar | Vice version is slightly darker.
  • Menace | Vice version is slightly darker, less matte.
  • Mrs. Mia Wallace | Vice version is cooler-toned by a hair, slightly deeper.
  • Naked | Vice version is cooler in tone, less rose/warmth.
  • Rapture | Vice version is slightly darker, warmer.
  • Rush | Vice version is slightly darker, warmer.
  • Stark Naked | Vice version is less matte but only by a hair (this one seemed closer to the original Matte Revolution feel/finish).
  • Streak | Vice version is cooler, stronger pink coloring vs. warmer, more true-coral coloring of the original — this was the largest, most noticeable change across all repeated shades.
  • Temper | Vice version is less matte.
  • Tilt | Vice version is less matte.
  • Wonderland | I thought I’d throw in a comparison of the Vice version of Wonderland (which is the same as the version released in the Gwen Stefani collection) to Catfight, which didn’t get carried over–you can see Catfight is a bit warmer and has a stronger pink coloring, but they are relatively close.

Don’t see a shade listed above?  That’s because I felt like it was exactly the same when I did rough side-by-side swatches and discovered many, many of the old shades were the same in color/undertone as the new one, so I only took photos when I could detect a difference (even if slight).

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Sneak Peek: Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks Photos & Swatches | All 120 Shades

Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks
Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks

Here’s your one-stop shop for swatches of all 120 shades of Urban Decay Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.), arranged approximately by color. To recap, there are 120 shades with six finishes with many of the shades from past Revolution formulas returning. They are all permanent, and the official launch date is June 5th. You can also find all of the swatches and images loaded into the Swatch Gallery, where you can also refine by undertone, finish, color, etc.

I have decided that while I am working on testing them, after I have tested a few from each finish, I will post swatches by finish and give some first impressions/information regarding each finish at that time, which I hope will be a helpful way to get a better idea of quality since I won’t have all shades reviewed by the launch date. I will be sure to include dupes, talk about packaging, compare to past formulations/shades, and so forth as I post actual reviews, so please sit tight! 🙂

For full launch information, including finishes, availability (20 shades are exclusive to Sephora, 20 will not be at Sephora), as well as which lip pencils are returning (and being added), please check out our original launch post here.

P.S. — Because this post is SO long and would make scrolling on mobile a total nightmare, everything is behind the cut (if you’re on the home page), so make sure to click the “continue reading” button if you see it!

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Sneak Peek: Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks Photos & Swatches — The Reds

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick

Here are swatches of the red shades in the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) range. That should be all 120, though if I missed grouping a few somehow, you can find all 120 shades in the Swatch Gallery.

Vice Lipstick is a new formula that will debut on June 5th (and it replaces all the Revolution formulas). It will have 120 shades total, with 20 of those shades exclusively available at Sephora (subsequently, Sephora will not have 20 shades–each retailer will have 100 shades in total). There are six finishes, and some you’ll recognize; Cream = the original Revolution formula, Comfort Matte = the Matte Revolution formula, and Sheer/Sheer Shimmer = the Sheer Revolution formula.

Vice Lipstick | Reds

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Sneak Peek: Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks Photos & Swatches — The Plums

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick

Here are swatches of the plummy/berry shades in the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) range.

Vice Lipstick is a new formula that will debut on June 5th (and it replaces all the Revolution formulas). It will have 120 shades total, with 20 of those shades exclusively available at Sephora (subsequently, Sephora will not have 20 shades–each retailer will have 100 shades in total). There are six finishes, and some you’ll recognize; Cream = the original Revolution formula, Comfort Matte = the Matte Revolution formula, and Sheer/Sheer Shimmer = the Sheer Revolution formula.

Vice Lipstick | Plums

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Sneak Peek: Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks Photos & Swatches — The Pinks

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick

Here are swatches of the more medium pink shades in the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) range.

Vice Lipstick is a new formula that will debut on June 5th (and it replaces all the Revolution formulas). It will have 120 shades total, with 20 of those shades exclusively available at Sephora (subsequently, Sephora will not have 20 shades–each retailer will have 100 shades in total). There are six finishes, and some you’ll recognize; Cream = the original Revolution formula, Comfort Matte = the Matte Revolution formula, and Sheer/Sheer Shimmer = the Sheer Revolution formula.

Vice Lipstick | Pinks

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