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Urban Decay Studded, Gubby, Unicorn, Weirdo, Whip Vice Lipsticks

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Studded Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “metallic gray-brown [with a Metallized finish].” It’s a muted, dark taupe-brown with subtle, warmer undertones and a metallic shimmer-sheen finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a lightly emollient texture that was easy to apply and comfortable to wear. It could have applied more evenly, though, and I did notice some of the color pooled into lip lines over time. This shade wore well for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating. MAC Viva Glam Rihanna 2 (LE, $18.50) is lighter, less pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Shadowheart (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Hoochie (LE, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Wet (LE, $5.50) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Noon Noir (LE, $18.50) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Metrochrome (LE, $21.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). MAC I'm Glistening (LE, $18.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Icon (P, $18.50) is lighter, less glossy (80% similar). Too Faced Metallic Frozen Hot Chocolate (P, $21.00) is lighter, less pigmented, warmer (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Roman (DC, $36.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Gubby Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “frosted light pink [with a Metallized finish].” It’s a light, pale peachy-pink with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that didn’t apply as evenly as one might like, and I did have issues with the milkier color pulling into lip lines after two hours of wear. The texture was lightly creamy with moderate slip and glided on comfortably. This shade wore well for three hours on me and was lightly hydrating. Tom Ford Beauty Carine (LE, $36.00) is warmer (95% similar). Revlon Pink Lemonade (P, $7.49) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Pretty Please (LE, $18.50) is less shimmery, darker, less pigmented (90% similar). MAC Royal Ball (LE, $18.50) is lighter, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Sublime Pleasure (LE, $18.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Shimmering Marshmallow Bunny (LE, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pleasure Model (DC, $18.00) is lighter, more pigmented (90% similar). Sephora Pink Lollipop (109) (P, $14.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Mustique (LE, $55.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Rosy Silk (LE, $37.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Gabrielle (DC, $58.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). Chanel Olga (422) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). L'Oreal Ballerina Shoes (135) (P, $8.99) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Chanel Cecile (432) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Unicorn Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “pale peachy nude [with a Comfort Matte finish].” It’s a light-medium pinky-peach with warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had nearly full color payoff that went on fairly evenly, but it was hard to get it to be completely even and streak-free. The texture was lightweight, creamy, and glided on without tugging on the lips. On me, the color lasted for four hours but settled into lip lines over time. It was just a little hydrating overall. MAC Antonio's Girls (LE, $18.50) is less glossy (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Platinum Blonde (P, $34.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Dizzy Spell (104) (DC, $30.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Colour Pop Button (LE, $5.50) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sweet & Sour (P, $18.50) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Chanel Adrienne (402) (P, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Insatiable Ivory (P, $32.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty Amaretto (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Dream Big (LE, $20.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Chanel Lost (P, $37.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Bite o' Georgia (P, $21.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Impulse (Left) (LE, ) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Daylight (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Leche (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Tender Matte (340) (LE, $35.00) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass No One Knows (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M100 (P, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C104 (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Hourglass The First Time (P, $34.00) is more muted (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bare Pink (P, $37.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Weirdo Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “pale baby pink [with a Cream finish].” It’s a light peachy-pink with strong,w arm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. It had good pigmentation, but it just didn’t apply evenly and tended to gather in lip lines, so there were areas that were fully covered and others that weren’t. The texture had moderate slip, and it did move around, so “lines” were created if I pressed my lips together. The color lasted for four hours and was moisturizing. Estee Lauder Mischievous Rose (P, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Taffy (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). NYX French Kiss (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Dream Daze (LE, $25.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). YSL Nude Beige (1) (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Pretty Natural (LE, $18.50) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Kim K.W. (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C105 (P, $22.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Desirable (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Viva Glam II (P, $18.50) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Givenchy Street Rose (04) (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Pleasure's All Mine (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Impulsive (P, $32.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Native (DC, $22.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Maybelline Peach Poppy (745) (P, $7.49) is darker (85% similar). Pat McGrath Valetta (P, $38.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (85% similar). Too Faced Birthday Suit (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Whip Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “soft pink with gold iridescent shimmer [with a Sheer Shimmer finish].” It’s a sheer, frosted gold with a lightly glossy sheen. These types of sheerer, mostly gold-shimmer shades tend to look alike on the lips (even when they seem lighter/darker). I don’t know why this isn’t listed as a Sheer, so it ended up rating lower than you might expect On the press release, it was listed as a Metallized shade, but it is officially a Sheer Shimmer per reader Kate and confirmed via Sephora’s website. The texture was thin with a balm-like feel, and it lasted for two hours on me. Chanel Beige Dore (126) (LE, $37.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Trick (P, $18.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty David (DC, $36.00) is more shimmery, less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lisa (LE, $36.00) is more pigmented, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rose Gold (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Edita (LE, $36.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Live Long and Prosper (LE, $18.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Ruffian Gold (LE, $18.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Spoiled Fabulous (P, $18.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Beatrice (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Gel (P, $18.50) is more shimmery, darker, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Redemption (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Natalia (LE, $36.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Private Life (01) (LE, $53.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Guerlain Yellow It-stick (603) (DC, $37.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC You've Got It (LE, $18.50) is less glossy (90% similar). Guerlain #777 (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty William (LE, $36.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline White Gold (P, $7.49) is more shimmery, more pigmented, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Solar Gold (LE, $49.00) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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.

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MAC Mangrove, Nifty Neon, Gold Xixi Lipsticks

MAC Mangrove Lipstick
MAC Mangrove Lipstick

MAC Mangrove Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “hot, bright red [with a Matte finish].” It’s a bold, bright, medium orange-red with strong, orange undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good pigmentation that covered evenly and smoothly. The consistency was thinner but not so thin that it dragged nor did it apply sheerly. On me, it lasted for six hours and left a stain behind, though it was also a bit drying. This is a repromote. Urban Decay Tilt (P, $18.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Tantalize (Right) (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Blood Orange (P, $24.00) is brighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Succulent (LE, $6.50) is less glossy (85% similar). Urban Decay Frequency (P, $22.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Fortune Favors (P, $6.50) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop I'm Upset (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty GTA (LE, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty #003 (LE, $36.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Vermillion Vee (LE, $18.50) is warmer (90% similar). Dose of Colors Fresa (LE, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Scarlet Ibis (LE, $18.50) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Muse (P, $28.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus 2 (LE, $18.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Hot Emily (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Rozz (LE, $18.50) is darker (90% similar). MAC Dangerous (P, $18.50) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury 1975 Red (LE, $34.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Rouge Immortel (LE, $27.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Pat McGrath Fever Dream (P, $38.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Nifty Neon Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as an “orange [with an Amplified finish].” I’t s a light-medium, yellowed orange with warm undertones and a creamy, lightly shiny finish. The pigmentation was fully opaque, and it covered evenly. The texture was moderately emollient, comfortable to apply and to wear, and went on smoothly. The color wore well for four hours on me and was lightly hydrating. MAC Sheer Mandarin (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Tropical Buzz (LE, $25.00) is brighter (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Covet (DC, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Oouuuu! (LE, $7.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Gold Xixi (P, $18.50) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Fenty Beauty Saw-C (P, $18.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Tangerine Dream (P, $18.50) is darker, brighter (80% similar). NARS Under Arrest (LE, $28.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Banjee (DC, $18.00) is darker, brighter, glossier (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Yours to Try (P, $28.00) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

MAC Gold Xixi Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “lemony pastel yellow [with a Lustre finish].” It’s a light-medium yellow with strong, warm undertones and a lustrous sheen. It had semi-sheer coverage on its own–not unexpected, given the Lustre finish–that goes on unevenly and pulls into lip lines. The color lasted for two and a half hours on its own. Like Frosting, it would be more practical to use to mix and layer with other shades, though it will add some slip to whatever you layer it with, so I liked it best patted on the center of lips or over a more matte lipstick. This is a repromote. Dior Sunny Matte (610) (LE, $35.00) is brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Covet (DC, $18.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Wild Extract (P, $18.50) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). NYX Citron (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Nifty Neon (P, $18.50) is darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Yellow You Dare (LE, $18.50) is more pigmented, less glossy (85% similar). NARS Liguria (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NYX Orange Blossom (P, $6.00) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Sheer Mandarin (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Tarte Grunge, Rave, Naughty Tarteist Lip Paints

Tarte Grunge Tarteist Lip Paint
Tarte Grunge Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Grunge Tarteist Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a deep, muted red-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a natural finish. It had opaque color payoff with a thinner consistency that wasn’t too watery or too dense, so it spread easily across the lips but applied evenly. On me, this shade wore well for six hours but was drying over time. Tarte Wannabe (P, $20.00) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC Antique Velvet (P, $18.50) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Aya (LE, $34.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Victorian (LE, $18.50) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Lonely Heart (P, $27.00) is less pigmented, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Too Faced Naughty by Nature (P, $21.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Unveil (P, $24.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Patricia Bright (LE, $18.50) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Done It Again (P, $26.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Deep Love (LE, $18.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Friends (P, $7.00) is brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cocoa (P, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Chocotease (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Anastasia Rust (P, $18.00) is cooler, less glossy (85% similar). NYX Maison (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Embellish (P, $6.50) is darker, cooler, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Rave Tarteist Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plummy-taupe with neutral undertones and a soft sheen. It had rich pigmentation that covered the lips evenly and smoothly. The texture was thin and somewhat slippery, so it moved around more than other shades and only lasted for four hours, despite being a darker shade. It was somewhat drying over time. Colour Pop Teeny Tiny (P, $6.50) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Socialite (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Stingraye (LE, $6.50) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Gone Greige (P, $7.49) is lighter (80% similar). Colour Pop TooLips (P, $6.50) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Naughty Tarteist Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a deep, inky black with subtle, cool undertones and a natural sheen. It had good pigmentation with a slightly thin texture that spread across the lips easily, but it was a little streaky in places and tended to pool into lip lines. The deeper shade made it harder to notice that, though.
Make Up For Ever C604 (P, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (95% similar). Anastasia Primary #2 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). NYX Chambord (P, $6.00) is less pigmented (95% similar). Colour Pop Aeronaut (P, $7.00) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blacquer (000) (LE, $30.00) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Midnight (P, $18.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Make Up For Ever #50 (P, $19.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Stallion (LE, $21.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC In the Spirit (LE, $18.50) is less glossy (95% similar). Sephora Woof (44) (P, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty #056 (P, $18.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Kat Von D Slayer (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Uninvited (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, less glossy (90% similar). Dior Ultra Night (111) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Anastasia Midnight (P, $20.00) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC Hautecore (LE, $18.50) is less pigmented (90% similar). NYX Go Rogue (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a pigmented, matte liquid lipstick that’s long-wearing. First thing to note is that these never fully dry down, so they are not transfer-proof, but they are less drying than the typical liquid lipstick that dries down completely. They are quite pigmented and despite transferring onto cups, while you eat, and so forth, a lot of the color is left behind. You can also touch-up without having to completely remove the formula. The texture is inconsistent; some shades are thin and have a soft shine even after ten minutes of wear, while others are almost mousse-like in the tube, and these ones tend to be more matte from the get-go. There is a very subtle mint scent, but I don’t notice it at all once it is on. I do notice that it is easier to get these on the teeth than other lip products. The formula is lightly to moderately drying over time with average to long-wear, depending on the shade. Some shades settled into lip lines over time. The majority are satin to semi-matte with a little sheen, which you can either blot once for a matte finish or wait about an hour or two for it to naturally mattify (like any satin finish really).

Grunge
Grunge
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Rave
Rave
7.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
Naughty
Naughty
8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

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Urban Decay Sabotage, Mosh Pit, Sheer Shame, Disturbed, Blackmail Vice Lipsticks

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Sabotage Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “rose-plum with blue-shift [with a Cream finish].” It’s a medium-dark, fuchsia-berry with fine fuchsia shimmer. It had semi-opaque pigmentation–it seemed more like a Metallized finish, as it had more slip and was thinner than the Cream finish, generally-speaking–that covered evenly. This shade wore well for five hours, was lightly hydrating, and left a stain behind. Urban Decay Venom (DC, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Bitter Grape (P, $39.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay After Dark (DC, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, less glossy (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Brocade (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Disobedient (LE, $18.50) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Little Pretty (130) (DC, $30.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Jilted (P, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Odyssey (P, $18.50) is darker, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Purple Noon (LE, $52.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Sly Ingenue (430) (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Moonlighter (DC, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Too Sexy (LE, $5.50) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC New York Apple (P, $18.50) is less glossy (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Tiger Lily (P, $39.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Afterdark (P, $18.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Metallic Jelly (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Firebird (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Pat McGrath Ultra Vixen (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). L'Oreal Glassy Garnet (P, $9.99) is less shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Backstab (LE, $18.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Mosh Pit Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “berry plum [with a Comfort Matte finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark plum with subtle, cool undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage, which went on evenly and smoothly–you can see a hint of my lip freckle peeking through. The texture was lightweight, creamy with very light tackiness, and comfortable to wear. On me, it wore well for five hours and was moisturizing while worn. Anastasia #5 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Backstab (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Dark Wine (P, $0.99) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Hangry (P, $20.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Infuse (P, $24.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Rich Berry (P, $37.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Chanel L'Impatiente (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam III (P, $18.50) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Mystic (P, $6.50) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass If I Could (P, $34.00) is cooler (90% similar). Burberry Oxblood (53) (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bond (P, $37.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C506 (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC What Joy (LE, $18.50) is brighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Discretion (P, $54.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Sugared Maple (LE, $24.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Smashbox Crush It (P, $24.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty Mulberry (DC, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Sephora Golden Gate (31) (P, $8.00) is cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Jam (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Sheer Shame Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “berry [with a Sheer finish].” It’s a slightly bright, medium-dark berry-pink with cool undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff; enough color that it will tint the lips but definitely lighter and more stained-like in appearance than a full coverage lipstick. The color lasted for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. Too Faced So Berry Sexy (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Sly Ingenue (430) (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Pat McGrath Ultra Vixen (P, $38.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Mauve Gloves (068) (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Liberator (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Fanny (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Splurge (LE, $25.00) is brighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Shame (DC, $22.00) is brighter, less pigmented (95% similar). Givenchy Framboise Velours (315) (P, $36.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Black Perfecto (007) (P, $32.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Guerlain Plum-brella (070) (P, $32.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tarte Cruisin' (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Urban Decay Ladyflower (P, $18.00) is lighter (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Plum Lush (05) (P, $54.00) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Headliner (608) (P, $28.00) is brighter (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Discretion (P, $54.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Estee Lauder Confident (P, $32.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Disturbed Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “deep brick red [with a Comfort Matte finish].” It’s a deep, burgundy-brown with warm, red undertones and a natural sheen. It had mostly opaque coverage, though it had more slip than most of the Comfort Matte shades, which resulted in slightly more translucent color and stronger shine. It applied evenly, but I noticed some color gathered into lip lines after three hours of wear. The lipstick wore for six hours in total and was lightly hydrating. Maybelline Chocoholic (P, $7.49) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Film Noir (P, $18.50) is darker (95% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Anita (DC, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Paramour (LE, $5.50)(95% similar). Make Up For Ever C407 (P, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Burberry Black Cherry (57) (P, $34.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Deep Love (LE, $18.50) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Frenemy (P, $20.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Prim (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Velvet Rebellion (LE, $18.50) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Editrix (250) (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Antique Velvet (P, $18.50) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Besame Noir Red 1930 (P, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Chateau (P, $5.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Dahlia (DC, $17.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Colour Pop Lax (P, $6.50) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC Lingering Kiss (LE, $18.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Chestnut (P, $18.50) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Auburn Prestige (98) (P, $14.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Pat McGrath McMenamy (LE, $38.00) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Blackmail Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “deep berry red [with a Comfort Matte finish].” It’s a deep, blackened burgundy with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation that almost covered the entire lip. The texture was creamy and applied without tugging, and it was surprisingly easy to apply directly from the tube (but a lip brush would certainly help with crisper lines!). This shade wore well for over six hours and was lightly hydrating overall. Urban Decay Blackmail (DC, $22.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Sephora Wanderlust (33) (P, $8.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC In My Fashion (LE, $18.50) is cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Whiskey (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Dahlia (DC, $17.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Bite Beauty #048 (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia #13 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Powerhouse (LE, $18.50) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Sashay (P, $7.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Sybil (DC, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Valiant (LE, $18.50) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). MAC Uniformly Fabulous (P, $21.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Christian Louboutin Beaute Eton Moi (P, $90.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Prince Noir (LE, $18.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Drop Dead Red (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (80% similar). MAC High Drama (P, $21.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Living Legend (LE, $18.50) is lighter, warmer (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.

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OCC Strange & Unusual and Working Girl RTW Lip Tars

OCC Strange & Unusual Lip Tar/RTW
OCC Strange & Unusual Lip Tar/RTW

OCC Strange & Unusual Lip Tar/RTW ($16.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a muted, rosy plum with subtle, warmer undertones and a fine, metallic shimmer. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a smooth, lightweight consistency that spread across the lips evenly. I’ve found that a lot of the Metallic shades have more slip and aren’t always as pigmented as the Cream Lip Tars, but this one was just right and went on nicely. It lasted for five and a half hours on me and was neither drying nor hydrating. Urban Decay Backfire (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented (95% similar). Sephora Cosmic Purple (105) (P, $14.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Theo (DC, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS La Paz (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Inez (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Too Faced Metallic Jelly (P, $21.00) is warmer (80% similar). MAC Model Behavior (P, $18.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Drumroll (P, $15.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Milk Makeup Willow (P, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Delusional (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). Urban Decay Mad (P, $18.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Too Faced Mermaid Tears (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

OCC Working Girl Lip Tar/RTW ($16.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a bright, almost neon pink with subtle, cool undertones and warmer gold shimmer. It had good pigmentation, though not fully opaque, with a moderately emollient consistency that spread well across the lips but had a tendency to highlight lip lines. The brighter color made it less noticeable from a normal viewing distance at least! This shade wore well for five hours, left behind a stain, and was neither drying nor hydrating. Chanel Extatique (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Yaoi (DC, $18.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Metallic Dream House (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter, glossier (85% similar). MAC Raspberry Pavlova (LE, $17.50) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Fenty Beauty Gravity (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). Illamasqua Welt (P, $24.00) is darker, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
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Tarte Brownie, Choker, Crop Top Tarteist Lip Paints

Tarte Brownie Tarteist Lip Paint
Tarte Brownie Tarteist Lip Paint

Tarte Brownie Tarteist Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a natural sheen. It had opaque color coverage with a thin, spreadable consistency that wasn’t too watery or too mousse-like. The texture sat well on the lips initially, but over time, it does seem to emphasize lip lines. This shade lasted for five hours on me and was lightly drying. Keep in mind, this is not a typical liquid lipstick that dries down to an ultra-matte, transfer-proof finish–it does transfer, but it is pigmented enough that it doesn’t seem to lose intensity after drinking or light meals (no fried chicken!). Bite Beauty Portobello (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Hollywood Blvd. (P, $5.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Libra (LE, $26.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cocoa (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Choker (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Derriere (LE, $18.50) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Bite Beauty Anise (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NYX Maison (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Photo (P, $18.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Malt (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Colour Pop Tansy (P, $6.50) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Maude (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (80% similar). MAC Chocotease (LE, $21.00) is darker, less glossy (80% similar). MAC Victorian (LE, $18.50) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Hot Cocoa (P, $28.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Choker Tarteist Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium brown with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a lightweight texture that applied evenly and smoothly with little effort. The color wore well for five hours, settled into lip lines just slightly, and was somewhat drying. Anastasia #8 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Derriere (LE, $18.50) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC Toast and Butter (P, $21.00) is brighter (90% similar). Tarte Brownie (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). Anastasia #4 (Vol. 1) (P, ) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Tansy (P, $6.50) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay 1993 (P, $18.00) is cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay 1993 (DC, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Hollywood Blvd. (P, $5.00) is darker, less glossy (80% similar). Bite Beauty Libra (LE, $26.00) is darker (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Hot Cocoa (P, $28.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). MAC Photo (P, $18.50) is darker (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Automatic (Right) (LE, ) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Tarte Crop Top Tarteist Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plummy-brown with warmer undertones and a lightly glossy finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, but there was a grittiness to the consistency, almost as if it wasn’t fully mixed, that was unusual. The texture was more slippery than a lot of the other Lip Paints I’ve tried as well. It lasted for four hours and settled noticeably into lip lines, while the formula was drying overall. Colour Pop Chilly Chili (LE, $6.50) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay 1993 (P, $18.00) is lighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Kae (LE, $6.50) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Verve (P, $18.50) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Limbo (P, $6.50) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Maybelline Coffee Addiction (P, $7.49) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Demi-Glace (P, $24.00) is cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Molasses (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Naughty by Nature (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Makeup Geek Candid (P, $15.00) is lighter, glossier (80% similar). MAC Taupe (P, $18.50) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Double Shot (P, $18.50) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Fenty Beauty Unveil (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy (80% similar). MAC Among the Fireflies (LE, $18.50) is lighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Grunge (P, $5.50) is lighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Frick 'n' Frack (P, $6.50) is lighter (80% similar). Tarte Beach Waves (P, $21.00) is cooler (80% similar). Urban Decay 1993 (DC, $22.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is supposed to be a pigmented, matte liquid lipstick that’s long-wearing. First thing to note is that these never fully dry down, so they are not transfer-proof, but they are less drying than the typical liquid lipstick that dries down completely. They are quite pigmented and despite transferring onto cups, while you eat, and so forth, a lot of the color is left behind. You can also touch-up without having to completely remove the formula. The texture is inconsistent; some shades are thin and have a soft shine even after ten minutes of wear, while others are almost mousse-like in the tube, and these ones tend to be more matte from the get-go. There is a very subtle mint scent, but I don’t notice it at all once it is on. I do notice that it is easier to get these on the teeth than other lip products. The formula is lightly to moderately drying over time with average to long-wear, depending on the shade. Some shades settled into lip lines over time. The majority are satin to semi-matte with a little sheen, which you can either blot once for a matte finish or wait about an hour or two for it to naturally mattify (like any satin finish really).

Brownie
Brownie
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Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Choker
Choker
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
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Crop Top
Crop Top
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Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
77%
Total

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