Urban Decay Anarchy, Big Bang, Phone Call, Alpha, Psycho Vice Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Anarchy Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “bright fuchsia [with a Cream finish].” It’s a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It was richly pigmented with a creamy, medium-weight consistency–it felt denser and “heavier” than other shades in the range. The color had a tendency to show “streaks” if I pressed my lips together. The color stayed on well for five hours and left a stain behind, while the formula was moderately hydrating. It appears very slightly deeper and not quite as bright applied compared to the Revolution version (which seemed the same swatched with the rest of the difference being likely due to the lighting). Maybelline Hot Plum (DC, $7.99) is more muted, less glossy (95% similar). Maybelline Fuchsia Flash (DC, $7.99) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Anarchy (DC, $22.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Guerlain #73 (P, $33.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Bite Beauty Kimchi (P, $26.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Fuchsia (LE, $26.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Nouveau Pink (P, $0.99) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Sweetener (LE, $7.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Crush (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Electric Fuchsia (DC, $7.99) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Fuchsia (P, $37.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Pasties (LE, $6.00) is more muted (90% similar). Make Up For Ever Fuchsia Pink (201) (P, $24.00) is cooler (95% similar). Dior Ultra Daring (755) (P, $37.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Michiyo (P, $34.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Kat Von D Crush (LE, $21.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Casanova (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Daddy's Little Girl (LE, $19.50) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Dior Ultra Loud (679) (P, $37.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NYX Shocking Pink (P, $6.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Big Bang Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “bright pink sparkle [with a Metallized finish].” It’s a medium-dark raspberry pink with subtle, cool undertones and lighter fuchsia and light pink micro-glitter. This was the most glittery of all the shades–the sparkle used is much chunkier. I could feel the texture of the sparkle to a small degree, though it didn’t feel rough or was that noticeable overall. I had a few stray sparkles migrate over time, while most of the color wore for five hours. This shade was lightly hydrating. Fenty Beauty Gravity (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Mean Girls (DC, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Ionized Iris (LE, $19.50) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Metallic Jelly (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Lullabye (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Pat McGrath Cyber Orchid (P, $40.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Marcia Marcia Marcia (LE, $22.00) is brighter (85% similar). Kat Von D Razzle (P, $22.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Kat Von D Sexer (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Pat McGrath Fuchsia Perfect (P, $40.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Chanel Extatique (P, $38.00) is lighter (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Powertrip (LE, $55.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Phone Call Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “bright pink [with a Cream finish].” It’s a medium pink with warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a lightweight texture that clung slightly (but not uncomfortably) that looked and felt more like the Sheer Revolution formula than the Cream or Sheer finish in the Vice range. On me, the color wore well for four hours and was lightly moisturizing. MAC Diva-ish (LE, $19.50) is warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Very Pink (360) (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite (LE, $52.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Feeling Amorous? (LE, $20.00) is brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Barely There (P, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Guerlain Girly (DC, $58.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Voila! (120) (DC, $30.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Love Beam (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC I'm Game (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Alpha Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “bright rose [with a Mega Matte finish].” It’s a deep, dark pinky-red with subtle, cooler undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had full color coverage that went on evenly. The texture was firmer and denser, but it didn’t tug or drag on the lips. I felt like it was harder to achieve precision along the edges with the firmness of the tube, so I’d recommend using a lip brush or a lip liner to clean up the edges. This shade lasted for over six hours and was very lightly drying towards the end. Chanel La Merveilleuse (347) (LE, $37.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Intoxica (LE, $19.50) is darker (95% similar). MAC Dangerously Red (P, $19.50) is cooler (95% similar). MAC All Fired Up (P, $19.50) is warmer (95% similar). Maybelline Fiery Fuchsia (DC, $7.49) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Cougar (LE, $6.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Relentlessly Red (P, $19.50) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Get Up Stand Up (P, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Bikini (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Lovespell (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Mars (P, $6.50) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC Cordon Bleu (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Selfish (P, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C306 (P, $22.00) is lighter, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Psycho Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “bright rose with iridescent blue micro-sparkle [with a Comfort Matte finish].” It’s a bright, medium-dark pink-red with subtle, cool undertones and fine iridescent bluish-violet pearl. It had mostly opaque coverage, which applied evenly and smoothly. The consistency was lightly creamy but not too thick or too thin, and it sat well on the lips throughout wear. This shade was still going strong after six hours of wear and was neither drying nor hydrating. Estee Lauder Lava (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Love Goddess (LE, $19.50) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Luxuriant (150) (P, $37.00) is more muted (95% similar). Smashbox Red Rage (P, $21.00) is more muted, glossier (95% similar). Bite Beauty Juniper (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC By Special Order (LE, $19.50) is lighter (95% similar). MAC So Good For You (LE, $19.50) is darker, more muted (95% similar). NARS Jardin des Plantes (P, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty #012 (LE, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Gladys (78) (DC, $58.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Revlon Flirtatious (125) (DC, $8.99) is glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Emma (LE, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alain (P, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). NYX Bloody Mary (P, $6.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Psycho (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, less glossy (80% similar). Urban Decay Catfight (DC, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Wonderland (LE, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Provocative (863) (DC, $58.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Intoxica (LE, $19.50) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Chanel Suspense (P, $37.00) is lighter (85% 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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Urban Decay Anarchy Vice Lipstick
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Urban Decay Anarchy Vice Lipstick
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Urban Decay Anarchy Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Anarchy Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Anarchy Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Anarchy Vice Lipstick

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Urban Decay Big Bang Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Big Bang Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Big Bang Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Big Bang Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Big Bang Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Big Bang Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Big Bang Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Big Bang Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Big Bang Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Big Bang Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Big Bang Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Big Bang Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Phone Call Vice Lipstick
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Urban Decay Phone Call Vice Lipstick
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Urban Decay Phone Call Vice Lipstick
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Urban Decay Alpha Vice Lipstick
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Urban Decay Alpha Vice Lipstick
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Urban Decay Alpha Vice Lipstick
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Urban Decay Alpha Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Alpha Vice Lipstick

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Urban Decay Psycho Vice Lipstick
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
  • Urban Decay Rapture Afterglow Blush
  • Urban Decay Aura Afterglow Highlighter
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Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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You’ve got Phone Call listed as Backdoor here in the Glossovers.

All of these look stunning on you. I’ve got the wrong coloring for these blue-based pinks and can only look on in envy!

I fixed the captions on the photos themselves, but I am not seeing any issues in the Glossovers. Could you let me know?

I think I need to swatch Big Bang in store to see if I can pull it off or if it’s going to look too dated on me, like too ’80s

No worries, I know 🙂 The little magpie in me is mesmerized by all the crazy sparkles, and I love sparkles, but I can see how this one can look totally wrong on me, but we’ll see….

I know, it’s such an 80s Malibu Barbie sort of color but my inner glitter addict is kind of in love with it. As long as we don’t pair it with a blue eye shadow, we should be fine, right? 🙂

LOL, no not blonde, but I spent a small fortune on perms in the ’80s to get my stick straight hair to curl, then if that wasn’t bad enough, I piled on the mousse and hairspray to get that “big hair” look ! Maybe I should buy this lippie and just put it on my vanity, just for old times sake 🙂

I just love your overall look here! Your skin looks AMAZING! And I love the bright pop of color against the neutral eye/cheek. All these colors are soooo up my alley. But the volume of colors of these lipsticks is overwhelming to me!! How to pick just one when I want them ALL!

Big Bang??❣??I also like Phone Call.I have the Big Bang UD gloss so I will be getting the lipstick also!It looks gorgeous on you Christine!!

All of these are in ‘my range’ of brights. Colours like this work really super well on me. Unfortunately, I’m so full on dupes for many of the shades.

The little girl in me, and the Scientist in me desperately wants Big Bang. There I go being a sucker for shimmer and a name. I’m getting positively sentimental in my middle age. Oh Barf!

These, of course, look fantastic on you too, Christine, but I could give you a run for your money 😉 Hahahaha

I keep telling myself: “You’re not a pink person, you’re not a pink person, nah-nah-nah!” . It’s not working. These are all SO gorgeous! The ones I love most, I apparently have dupes of. MAC Diva-ish for Phone Call, except I am loving the sheer look of Phone Call for a more casual take. Also have Maybelline Fuschia Flash (and MAC Pink Pigeon?) for Anarchy, UD Catfight for Psycho. Back when the Revolution line launched, I had gotten a nice sized sample of Anarchy, loved it enough to use it all, but then wound up buying MAC Pink Pigeon instead!

Kinda love them all! I feel the same way about Big Bang as most of the ladies out there. It could be so wrong it’s right. I really hate that I love them all. I have Kimchi so I can probably skip Anarchy.

Big Bang reminds me of my beloved, bygone Maybelline Wet Shine Diamonds. I adored those lipsticks! I may really need Big Bang. If they come up with a dupe for Jewels ‘n Berries, I’m buying every tube!

What is wrong with me? I DO NOT wear pink, and I DO NOT wear shimmer on my lips, but I CANNOT take my eyes off Big Bang. :-\

All the UD colors look great on you. I’m looking for one to look bad so that I can say I don’t need it. You talked me into Big Bang, which looks surprisingly not dated. And, I was there for ’80s sparkly pink the first time around. 🙂

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