Urban Decay 3rd Degree is a very warm-toned, medium gold with a glitter finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $18.00 and contains 0.16 oz.
Urban Decay 3rd Degree Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat ($18.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a muted, light-medium gold with larger and finer gold shimmer particles. It had semi-shere coverage on the lips, and it applied decently--it was not the most even application, and it did emphasize the natural texture of my lips, but it was better than most in the range. On its own, it lasted for three hours, clung to lips, and was a bit drying. When I tried layering it, the product seemed to work well over several types of textures/colors, so it was more versatile than some shades in the range.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Go from all-business to party-all-night in one swipe with Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat and transform any lip color from beautiful to beyond. Apply this shade-shifting topcoat over cream, metallized, and matte shades of Vice Lipstick or any Vice Liquid Lipstick to instantly morph your favorite colors. Make it look like you spent hours crafting an Instagram-worthy lip look or wear these shades alone. Our i nnovative, comfortable formula provides long-lasting wear that never feels sticky and creates a water-resistant barrier that seals in the color underneath.