Urban Decay Backstab is a moderately cool-toned, medium-dark plum with a pearl finish. It is a limited edition lipstick that retails for $18.00 and contains 0.11 oz.
Urban Decay Backstab Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a rich, reddish-berry with cool, pink tones and violet and ruby red pearl. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a creamy, moderately emollient texture that glided across the lips without skipping but does feel more slippery while worn. If you're someone who has issues with products feathering, this might be a shade to wear with a lip primer or lip liner, though I did not personally experience feathering. There was a smidgen of color that sat in my lip lines, but it did not appear as noticeable due to the glossier finish. This shade wore well for five hours, was hydrating, and left a subtle stain behind.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
The pigment load is insane! Just one swipe provides an unbelievable laydown of color. Every shade applies smoothly (without dragging or skipping), hugs lips, and feels amazing! Our proprietary Pigment Infusion System™ gives the formula its super-creamy texture, rich payout and superior color dispersion. Yummy butter blend comforts, hydrates and enhances, leaving lips soft and conditioned, never dry. Aloe vera, jojoba, avocado and abassu oils nourish and soften lips. Illipe butter (derived from Malaysian illipe trees) provides long-lasting moisture. Vitamin C and vitamin E provide a hit of antioxidants.