THIS. LIPSTICK. IS. AMAZING.
I’m only just getting into high-end makeup and had basically thought that paying 15 bucks for a MAC lipstick was expensive enough. However, Urban Decay hasn’t let me down yet so I figured I’d try out these new lipsticks. I got this color and F-Bomb (which might be my new HG red lipstick because holy WOW, it’s such an awesome rock star red color) and they are so worth the cost!
I wanted a color somewhat like MAC’s Candy Yum-Yum but not in a matte finish and Anarchy looked close. It’s definitely a super vivid bright blue-pink. The lipstick is so pigmented in only one sweep–and that one sweep soaks every inch of your lips in color. I’ve always had trouble with getting color in the fine lines of my lips but this lipstick has no problem with that. Because of this, the lipstick does actually succeed at its claim that it makes your lips look fuller. There’s no scent or taste as far as I can tell. The color also lasts for a really long time without killing my lips.
I will say that though I love the packaging and size (it looks classy and feels appropriately heavy), I’m not a huge fan of the shape. I’ve got a very defined Cupid’s Bow and the round shape makes it hard to color in that area without also coloring in the little divot between the Bow. I suppose that that would be easy enough to fix with a lip brush.
End of the story is that this lipstick is AWESOME.
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.