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! 🙂
- 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).