Sneak Peek: Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks Photos & Swatches -- The Vamps + Non-Traditionals

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick

Despite being a 120-shade strong range, the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) has more traditional/typical colors than it has non-traditional. I hope they’ll consider adding more funky shades going forward; I’d love to see more grays, pewters, taupes, and teals–how about a true gold and silver, while we’re at it?

Vice Lipstick is a new formula that will debut on June 5th (and it replaces all the Revolution formulas). It will have 120 shades total, with 20 of those shades exclusively available at Sephora (subsequently, Sephora will not have 20 shades–each retailer will have 100 shades in total). There are six finishes, and some you’ll recognize; Cream = the original Revolution formula, Comfort Matte = the Matte Revolution formula, and Sheer/Sheer Shimmer = the Sheer Revolution formula.


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Laura M Avatar

Nooooooo!!! Junkie!!!! You were the one I looked the most forward to!

I still have high hopes with it. I’m happy there are more non traditional colors out there.

Lena Avatar

Will the color “after dark” from urban decay stay in the sortiment?
I love urban decay lipsticks and personally i think formulation (and packaging of course) are even better than mac 🙂

Claire L Avatar

Very, very cool. Junkie looks like something Elphaba from Wicked! would wear, in a good way. _I’d_ wear it as well! The whole vibe of this grouping takes me back to the 90’s, when I was a teenager/student ?.

Kenna Avatar

I wish there were even more unconventional colors, but Heroine looks beautiful. I’m always after a good blue lipstick so no doubt I’ll be picking that one up.

Katherine T. Avatar

Some of the swatches have clumps, but all of these look pretty good to awesome on the lips. Very impressed, since these are hard colors to get right. Junkie (green) looks a little patchy at inner lip, but the pigment and shimmer is amazing. Esp. impressed with Heroine (blue) and Perversion (black). Blackmail looks like the perfect mix of black and dark red. I can see UD issuing LE ones in more unique colors (gray, med blue, med green). Very exciting !

Wildviolette Avatar

I KNOW!! I think it looks better in this new formula than in the previous Revolution formula. That makes me very happy.

KJH Avatar

Junkie is surprisingly disappointing and Perversion surprisingly good. Poor Rachel, et all. Maybe there’s a way to make it work; there usually is. Liking both the brown reds and the vamps.

Nancy T Avatar

Well thank goodness that Shame appears MUCH improved!!! Like by a mile!
I must have Disturbed. Love the band, especially in their most current releases. David’s vocals on his cover of “Sounds Of Silence” moves me to tears.
Too bad Junkie is so sheer! I still love it, but wish it looked much more like the eye shadow of the same name!

Rebecca Avatar

Mm yes. That song. I HAVE to get out to a concert and see them live. So I can bawl over that song (and then jam).

Mmmmm. Some of these colors I wish they were more matte, but I might have just be spoiled by super-drying liquid-to-mattes.

WARPAINTandUnicorns Avatar

The metallic greens seem to suffer across the board though for brands… but yeah may have needed a drier base formula to get that one to look better.

Heroine looks soo good but a dupe fo CP Climax maybe?

I’m also super glad I picked up Blackmail on Friday! The shade looks the same for $13 CAN….. yass….

Disturbed looks super pretty to me as well.

Carly Avatar

Junkie and Heroine are definitely on my list! I was hoping Junkie would be a brighter green, but that shimmer is so pretty! I don’t think I can resist it.
I never bought any of the darker/vampy shades from the Revolution range, but it seems to me that these are swatching better than the old ones. I remember wanting Blackmail, but I decided against it after seeing swatches. So that’s exciting!
(P.s. You are churning these out so quickly! Thank you and I hope your lips are holding up!)

Kylie5 Avatar

I wish I Could wear colours like this.
Perversion Looks so good. Reminds me of a duochrome eyeshadow I have from kat von d.
Cannot remember the Name.

Pami Avatar

Perversion is incredibly deep, dark, and plush! Wow! Just like how the eyeliner Perversion compares to Zero. I love seeing non-traditional lipstick colors. I hope they will do many more shades if they can execute them as well as some of these seem to be.

Veronica Avatar

Gorgeous. The green shade is the only one that looks a little “eeehhh,” but otherwise this a great assortment of colors and more what you’d expect from a brand for “beauty with an edge.”

Bonnie Avatar

I’m disappointed by most of these new UD lipsticks. I think they made a big mistake by DC’ing their amazing Revolution lippies and reformulating them into these. Looks like they cheapened them big time.

Ting Avatar

I would normally consider black lipstick but damn! Perversion looks awesome!

Fantastic job searching them all. It’s making me reconsider my next lipstick purchases from Mac and wanting to try urban decay!

BonnieBBon Avatar

If I smoked, I would totally need a cigarette right now. If you catch my non subtle drift hehe. Disturbed! Shame! Blackmail! Heroine, a blue that isn’t the color of death! But….Perversion!!! So freaking good! It’s like UD’s mic drop. I don’t even care that I’m too old. They will be mine, oh yes. They will be mine.

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