Per the brand, the formula is supposed to be "weightless, buildable, [and] waterproof" with a "velvety soft finish that feels like you're wearing nothing." The consistency of the product inside the compact feels like clay--it's drier but malleable, movable with a fingertip that will create a dip while moving the product upward to the outer edge. It feels like a powder when the product gets applied to the lips, which has a drier, clingier feeling, though I wouldn't consider it a drying formula--it was quite lightweight and non-drying over time. A few shades emphasized the natural texture of my lips quite noticeably (Halo being the worst offender) but others applied well and looked like a blotted, matte lipstick. The lipsticks lasted between three and six hours; they do seem to be waterproof and don't break down with drinking water or hot tea, but they don't survive through meals that well.
Each compact opens up with a mirror inside, and there's a doe-foot applicator that removes from the center portion of the compact for on-the-go application. I was not personally enthused with the doe-foot applicator as I found it only useful for getting the cupid's bow but not particularly useful for even application all over my lips. I preferred to use a fingertip to distribute the most product initially and then use the included applicator to get around the edges. For medium coverage, I recommend patting color in three pats on the upper and lower lip, then lightly brush the fingertip across the lips to blend out the product. For sheerer coverage, try patting color along the center of the lips and then rubbing lips together to diffuse the coverage.
The average rating based on all reviewed shade(s) in this formula is shown below.
Whipped to airy perfection, Urban Decay’s Lo-Fi Lip Mousse is a weightless, buildable, waterproof lip color. It provides high-impact color with a velvety soft finish that feels like you’re wearing nothing. The plush matte texture is very of-the-moment, and the application is effortless. Urban Decay is dropping a mega-mix of eight all-new shades ranging from cashmere-soft baby pink to plum purple and attention-grabbing bright orange. Loaded with pigment, Lo-Fi’s budge-proof, buildable formula lets you control the color and keep it where you want—from sheer to full coverage. Feeling low-key? Pat on the mousse with your fingertips for that &lsquot;barely there&rsquot; effect. Wanna go bold? Create definition with the pop-out applicator. How about soft and sexy? Apply it intensely at the center of the lip, fading it out toward the edges like a blooming flower. Any way you choose to apply, Lo-Fi leaves lips soft, smooth, and stained with color. This shimmering purple compact slides into a handbag pocket, or fits in your slimmest clutch.