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Urban Decay Rapture, Crisis, Tampered, Safe Word, Peyote Vice Lipsticks

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Rapture Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “dusty rose [with a Cream finish].” It’s a soft, medium-dark rosy plum with neutral-to-warm undertones and a creamy finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff with a smooth, creamy texture that glided on without tugging but sat well on the lips and didn’t slide around too much. The formula is forgiving and seems to minimize the appearance of lip lines. On me, it wore well for four and a half hours and was nicely hydrating. Urban Decay Crisis (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Hourglass Activist (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Rapture (DC, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Craving (P, $17.50) is less glossy (95% similar). Cle de Peau China Doll (P, $65.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Casablanca (P, $54.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Private Party (LE, $17.50) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Plush (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Coloured Raine Foxy Lady (P, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Rapture (P, $17.00) is lighter, less pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ashton (P, $36.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Tarte Perf (LE, $20.00) is cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Kate (P, $30.00) is cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Plum Rose (P, $37.00) is brighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Uber Rose (P, $37.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Tarte Cruisin' (P, $21.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Marriage Material (P, $12.00) is cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C211 (Holiday 2017) (P, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). Shiseido Rouge Rum Punch (RD504) (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Ravenswood (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Crisis Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “plum-rose [with a Cream finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark plum with subtle, warmer undertones and a cream finish. It had opaque color coverage with a creamy, smooth consistency that applied beautifully and had a soft shine but wasn’t so slippery that it slid around. The formula was comfortable to wear, moderately hydrating, and lasted for four and a half hours. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Plush (LE, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Rapture (P, $17.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Craving (P, $17.50) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Casablanca (P, $54.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Red Dwarf (LE, $18.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Shiseido Rouge Rum Punch (RD504) (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Rapture (DC, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Deliciously Forbidden (LE, $19.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Coloured Raine Foxy Lady (P, $17.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Uber Rose (P, $37.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Plum Rose (P, $37.00) is less glossy (90% similar). NARS Afghan Red (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Mitchell (P, $36.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Private Party (LE, $17.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Vivien (P, $34.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Bon Bon (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, cooler (80% similar). Makeup Geek Marriage Material (P, $12.00) is cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Discretion (P, $54.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay TMI (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ashton (P, $36.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Tampered Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “deep mauve [with a Comfort Matte finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with warmer undertones and a satiny sheen. It had great pigmentation that fully covered the lips, while the texture was lightweight, smooth, and very creamy–it glided on easily. The color sat well in the lips and didn’t settle into lip lines. It lasted for four and a half hours on me and was very lightly hydrating. Burberry Fawn (05) (P, $34.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Impulse (Right) (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Bahama Brown (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Show It Off (Lip Color) (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Hot Chocolate (LE, $17.50) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Bite Beauty Shiraz (P, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Ravenswood (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Achiever (P, $32.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Biscotti (P, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Finally Free (LE, $17.50) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). bareMinerals Queen (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). Besame Dusty Rose 1969 (P, $22.00) is brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Tulle (P, $6.50) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C211 (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Rhubarb (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Downtown Plum (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Cortado (LE, $24.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Safe Word Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “neutral nude-pink [with a Comfort Matte finish].” It’s a light-medium, rosy beige with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had opaque pigmentation with a very creamy, smooth texture that applied easily and seemed to develop a dewier finish as it sat on the lips (after a minute). The texture was comfortable to wear and lightly hydrating. over the four hours it lasted, but some of the color separates into lip lines as it wears away. Tarte Rum Punch (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter (95% similar). MAC Clouds in My Coffee (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC LarLarLee (LE, $17.50) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Choker (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC To the Future (P, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Topless (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced When In Doubt (P, $22.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Doe (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Blush Nude (P, $54.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Retsina (P, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Katherine (LE, $36.00) is darker (85% similar). NYX Spirit (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% similar). Burberry Dusty Pink (406) (P, $35.00) is cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Child Star (P, $21.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Urban Decay Abstract (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Aquarius (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Magic Wand (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Too Faced Sorry Not Sorry (P, $22.00) is warmer, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Peyote Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “metallic dusty mauve-rose [with a Metallized finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy brown with warm undertones and fine gold and rose pearl. The texture was soft, lightly pliable and applied without dragging or skipping; it didn’t seem to need time to “melt” in order to apply well, though the texture seems to soften even more as it is applied. It had semi-opaque color coverage, where the natural lip color will still come through and can influence how the color looks overall. It was lightly hydrating and lasted for three hours on me. Urban Decay Trance (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Chant d'Aromes (P, $37.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Modern Midas (LE, $17.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Patchouli (DC, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Spanish Flame (02) (LE, $53.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Holiday Crush (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery (85% similar). MAC By Design (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Devotional (LE, $17.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Quartzette (P, $21.00) is warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Smashbox Petal Metal (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Soleil (LE, $54.00) is lighter, cooler (85% 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.

A note on packaging: an average Revolution lipstick weighed 1.0 oz. in total, while a Vice Lipstick weighed 0.7 oz. in total. The weight distribution for a Revolution lipstick was: 0.2 oz. for the cap alone, 0.8 oz. for the base. The weight distribution for a Vice lipstick was: 0.2 oz. for the cap alone, 0.5 oz. for the base. The decrease is felt primarily in the sturdiness/weighted feeling of the base, so I find the older Revolutions to stand better on their own, but thrown into a cup or jar for storage, it doesn’t really matter. The more weighted base does give a greater sense of heft when applying, since you hold the base. The caps are the same total weight, but the Revolution caps are shorter and, as a result, maybe 1mm thicker, while the Vice caps are longer and spread the same weight of material over a larger area. All but two out of 120 lipstick caps felt very secure, and then about four were extremely secure and difficult to uncap, but otherwise, there is a soft “click” and the caps seem to stay on without easily coming off. All that being said, they seem to be the same packaging used in the Gwen Stefani and Alice Through the Looking Glass collaborations, though the interior tube felt a little higher-end, even though they all weigh the same. Revolution Lipsticks were $22.00 for 0.09 oz., which works out to be $244.44/oz., and these are $17.00 for 0.11 oz., which works out to be $154.55/oz. So while the packaging does feel less substantial and cheaper, you are paying $5 less and getting more for your money, but if you really liked the heavier base of Revolution lipsticks, you might miss that feeling with the new packaging.

Rapture
Rapture
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
Crisis
Crisis
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Tampered
Tampered
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Safe Word
Safe Word
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
Peyote
Peyote
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

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Urban Decay Vanity Kills, Twitch, Cruz, Notorious, Speedball Vice Lipsticks

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Vanity Kills Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “lavender [with a Mega Matte finish].” It’s a medium, lavender purple with subtle, cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It seemed to be one of the less-pigmented Mega Matte shades, though it was still semi-opaque; I just felt like it was noticeably translucent where the natural lip color comes through and can influence the way the lipstick looks on. The consistency was thin, not too clingy, and a had a bit more slip than other Mega Mattes. The color lasted for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating, but some of the color settled into lip lines over time. Colour Pop Koala (LE, $6.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Brunch Queen (LE, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Fresh Amour (LE, $19.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Lured In (LE, $17.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Brills (LE, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Lavender Jade (P, $17.50) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Shallow (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Coven (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C503 (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Weekend 2 (LE, $17.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Fenty Beauty One of the Boyz (P, $18.00) is darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Coven (DC, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Strutting Fabulous (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Melt Cosmetics Darling (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Make Up For Ever C502 (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). MAC Dodgy Girl (LE, $17.50) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Twitch Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “soft purple with blue undertone [with a Cream finish].” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark purple with grayer, cooler undertones and a moderate shine. The texture was light-medium in weight–a little thicker and creamier than other Creams in the range–and had mostly opaque coverage. It could have applied a bit more evenly. This shade wore well for four and a half hours and was moisturizing while worn. Smashbox Action (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Cruz (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Nectar (P, $24.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Pat McGrath Faux Pas (P, $38.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (85% similar). Bite Beauty Taro (LE, $26.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). MAC Lured In (LE, $17.50) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC Fresh Amour (LE, $19.00) is lighter (80% similar). Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Purple (LE, $26.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (80% similar). NYX Violet (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (80% similar). Make Up For Ever C502 (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (80% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Belladonna (DC, $18.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Cruz Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “soft purple with pink undertone [with a Cream finish].” It’s a muted, medium lavender with neutral-to-cool undertones and a creamy finish. There’s a slight gray cast to it, though it is subtle. The texture was creamy, easy to apply, and comfortable to wear as it had a denser feel without being really heavy. It had good pigmentation, but it could have applied a little more evenly overall. This shade wore well for four and a half hours and was hydrating while worn. It is a Sephora exclusive. Colour Pop Cheetah (P, $7.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Makeup Geek Troublemaker (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Spritzer (P, $26.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Twitch (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Yaassss (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (80% similar). NARS Dominique (P, $34.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Notorious (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Colour Pop Brills (LE, $5.00) is lighter, less glossy (80% similar). MAC Lavender Jade (P, $17.50) is lighter, less glossy (80% similar). Fenty Beauty One of the Boyz (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (80% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Digitalis (P, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Notorious Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “medium berry [with a Cream finish].” It’s a medium-dark, pinky-purple with subtle, warmer undertones and a satin finish. It felt and looked more like a Comfort Matte than a Cream finish to me It is now listed as a Comfort Matte officially, and it didn’t have the weight or the density of a Cream. The texture was very smooth, lightly creamy, and glided over the lips with good color payoff in a single stroke. It lasted for five hours, left behind a fuchsia stain, and was lightly hydrating. It is a Sephora exclusive. Anastasia Rage (P, $18.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Cloud9 (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Grind (LE, $5.00) is brighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Heroine (P, $17.50) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Violet Riot (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). NYX Twisted (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Maybelline Vibrant Violet (P, $7.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia #9 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Seductive Intent (LE, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Troublemaker (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Kate (P, $34.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Cruz (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Make Up For Ever Lilac (500) (P, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). MAC Strong Woman (LE, $17.50) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Jawbreaker (P, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). Makeup Geek Daredevil (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (80% similar). Urban Decay Pandemonium (P, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). Colour Pop Leather (P, $5.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Speedball Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “deep vibrant purple [with a Cream finish].” It’s a dark, berry-purple with subtle, warmer undertones and a glossy finish and very, very fine micro-shimmer. It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied evenly for the most part, but it is one of the weaker shades in the Cream finish range. On that note, though, the Vice version applies more evenly and sits better on the lips with less settling than its Revolution version. The color lasted for a good five hours and left a strong stain (fuchsia) behind, and it was lightly hydrating. It is a Sephora exclusive. MAC Hellebore (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Zipper (P, $6.50) is less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Leather (P, $5.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Own the Look (LE, $19.00) is more muted, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Kate (P, $34.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Jawbreaker (P, $17.00) is cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Anastasia Vintage (P, $20.00) is less glossy (85% similar). Maybelline Vibrant Violet (P, $7.99) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Bite Beauty Aquarius (LE, $26.00) is warmer, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Model Behavior (P, $17.50) is more shimmery, lighter, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Punk Couture (P, $17.50) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Urban Decay Mad (P, $17.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Pandemonium (P, $17.00) is cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Colour Pop Lychee (LE, $6.50) is lighter, less glossy (80% similar). Smashbox Vinyl (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (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.

A note on packaging: an average Revolution lipstick weighed 1.0 oz. in total, while a Vice Lipstick weighed 0.7 oz. in total. The weight distribution for a Revolution lipstick was: 0.2 oz. for the cap alone, 0.8 oz. for the base. The weight distribution for a Vice lipstick was: 0.2 oz. for the cap alone, 0.5 oz. for the base. The decrease is felt primarily in the sturdiness/weighted feeling of the base, so I find the older Revolutions to stand better on their own, but thrown into a cup or jar for storage, it doesn’t really matter. The more weighted base does give a greater sense of heft when applying, since you hold the base. The caps are the same total weight, but the Revolution caps are shorter and, as a result, maybe 1mm thicker, while the Vice caps are longer and spread the same weight of material over a larger area. All but two out of 120 lipstick caps felt very secure, and then about four were extremely secure and difficult to uncap, but otherwise, there is a soft “click” and the caps seem to stay on without easily coming off. All that being said, they seem to be the same packaging used in the Gwen Stefani and Alice Through the Looking Glass collaborations, though the interior tube felt a little higher-end, even though they all weigh the same. Revolution Lipsticks were $22.00 for 0.09 oz., which works out to be $244.44/oz., and these are $17.00 for 0.11 oz., which works out to be $154.55/oz. So while the packaging does feel less substantial and cheaper, you are paying $5 less and getting more for your money, but if you really liked the heavier base of Revolution lipsticks, you might miss that feeling with the new packaging.

Twitch
Twitch
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
Cruz
Cruz
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
Notorious
Notorious
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Speedball
Speedball
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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Urban Decay Cream Vice Lipsticks | Swatches + First Impressions

Urban Decay Twitch Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Twitch Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is available in six finishes, and this post is highlighting the Cream finish. This is the finish that absorbs most of the standard, Revolution Lipstick shades, and it is the largest range of all six finishes.

My initial impressions are: a fairly lightweight consistency that is creamy, smooth, and emollient with light to moderate tackiness (most shades were lightly tacky but a few were had a more noticeable tackiness) with rich color payoff (mostly opaque to totally opaque) that went on evenly. This finish makes lips appear the smoothest and most “plump” to me. A few of the lighter shades can show “lines” if you press your lips together, but it isn’t usually too noticeable from a normal viewing distance. The formula has been lightly to moderately hydrating and wearing four to six hours. I haven’t personally experienced feathering/bleeding beyond my natural lip line, though this is not something that I experience too often.

It’s denser and “heavier” than all of the other finishes, but it isn’t quite as creamy or as smooth as the Comfort Mattes. They slide on better and more readily than the Sheer Shimmers or Sheers, as they have more slip and creaminess overall. The Cream formula seems to have more pigmentation than the Mega Mattes (by a little bit) and almost as much as the Comfort Mattes. The Creams are the most forgiving to apply, as the thicker consistency and glossier finish hides imperfections better than other finishes (Mega Mattes are least forgiving).

Vice Lipstick | Cream

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Urban Decay Sheer + Sheer Shimmer Vice Lipsticks | Swatches + First Impressions

Urban Decay TMI Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay TMI Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is available in six finishes, and this post is highlighting the Sheer and Sheer Shimmer finish. I’ve put the two together, because they aren’t that different other than one has a decent amount of shimmer and the other doesn’t (plus, there are only five Sheer Shimmers, four of which were also part of the Sheer Revolution range!).

The Sheer finish absorbed the Sheer Revolution shades, and in general, they were very consistent and had a similar look and feel on the lips. I might argue that the Sheer finish is a little more pigmented and a touch softer (less firm) compared to the Sheer Revolution formula overall. Thus far, my initial impressions are: lightly to moderately hydrating, average wear (four hours), comfortable on, and easy to apply. I wouldn’t say that they’re very sheer; they are more semi-sheer to semi-opaque, somewhat buildable. They tended to drag more on the skin as a regular swatch, but many of them applied better and “melted” and self-leveled on the actual lips.

The Sheer Shimmer finish also absorbed some of the Sheer Revolution shades, and they are a little less balm-like compared to the Sheer finish, and of course, they have more shimmer, but it is fine shimmer so it does not feel gritty. I haven’t had any issues with the shimmer traveling while worn. The wear is similar to the Sheer finish, though there are only five shades and they were on the lighter side, so the wear has been closer to three hours on average. I find them a little less hydrating compared to the Sheer finish.

Vice Lipstick | Sheer + Sheer Shimmer

Urban Decay Metallized Vice Lipsticks | Swatches + First Impressions

Urban Decay Wrath Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Wrath Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is available in six finishes, and this post is highlighting the Metallized finish. According to the brand, it’s supposed to be a “Cream with a high level of pearl,” but I would say it’s more like a hybrid between the Cream finish and the Sheer Shimmer finish–it’s not as thick or as creamy as the Creams, generally, but it is a more pigmented formula than the Sheer Shimmers.

My initial impressions of the Metallized finish are mixed, because I felt like there was more noticeable variance from shade to shade in this finish.  Shades like Gubby, Whip, and Trick are awfully sheerer compared to shades like Wrath and Zealot.  The sheerer the shade, the more it felt like a Sheer Shimmer, as they were often thinner and had more slip and less of that creaminess that makes the Cream finish feel different from the rest of the line. As a result, I’ve found the wear, thus far, to be anywhere from two to six hours with light to moderate hydration.  Some shades have fine pearl that give it a low-level, more metallic sheen while others have a lot of lighter shimmer (compared to the base color) and appear more amped-up and have a higher-level of frost/metallic sheen.

Vice Lipstick | Metallized

Urban Decay Mega Matte Vice Lipsticks | Swatches + First Impressions

Urban Decay Oblivion Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Oblivion Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.011 oz.) is available in six finishes, and this post is highlighting the Mega Matte finish.  This was a new finish that was first seen in the Gwen Stefani collaboration with the shade 714, which is the only pre-existing shade–there are 10 in total, 9 are new.  I previously noted that while the color of 714 didn’t really change from range to range, the consistency was creamier in the new, Vice formula.  It didn’t drag, tug, or otherwise feel painful to apply, which was largely my experience with 714 when launched in the Gwen Stefani collection.

My initial impressions of the Mega Matte finish are that it is a thinner, clingier formula that is drier and has the most matte finish out of all the finishes (that’s not a surprise).  It has been the most drying while worn, though it isn’t the most drying formula I have tried.  The thinner, drier texture makes it a less forgiving finish if you have any existing dryness, flaking, or the like on your lips, so it would be a good idea to exfoliate and put a bit of balm on prior to application (remove the balm with a tissue before applying the lipstick to get the same wear/finish).  This finish also seemed to have more variance with some shades being really pigmented, others being mostly opaque, and some applying better or worse.  About half or more aren’t what I’d consider to be matte; semi-matte, possibly satin even (see a shade like Vanity Kills).  They have been wearing five to eight hours thus far.

The Mega Matte finish doesn’t feel like the rest of the finishes in the range, as it is noticeably drier and thinner with a little more stiffness but doesn’t really drag much on the lips.

Vice Lipstick | Mega Matte