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Urban Decay Asphyxia, Plague, Backfire Vice Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

01/07

Urban Decay Asphyxia Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Asphyxia Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Asphyxia Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Asphyxia Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Asphyxia Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Asphyxia Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Asphyxia Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Asphyxia Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Asphyxia Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Asphyxia Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Asphyxia Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Asphyxia Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Asphyxia Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Asphyxia Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Asphyxia Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Asphyxia Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Asphyxia Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Asphyxia Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Asphyxia Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Asphyxia Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Asphyxia Vice Lipstick

Asphyxia

Urban Decay Asphyxia Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a medium, lavender purple with warm, pink undertones and cooler blue, silver, and icy violet pearl. It read more iridescent than a true duochrome to me with just a slight shift from bluish purple to warmer purple if I caught it at the right angle. It’s part of the “Cream” finish, and the downside was it just was not as opaque as it was supposed to be, though I felt this version (as it was released previously as a limited edition shade) had slightly more grip and tackiness with more body overall, which gave it slightly better payoff. It had semi-opaque coverage that was somewhat buildable with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that sat fairly well on the lips. It wore well for four and a half hours and was hydrating.

Formula Overview

$18.00/0.11 oz. - $163.64 Per Ounce

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.

Browse all of our Urban Decay Vice Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phytosteryl/Isostearyl/Cetyl/Stearyl/Behenyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Polyethylene, Octyldodecanol, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Triisostearin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Squalane, Hydrated Silica [Nano] / Hydrated Silica, Cera Microcristallina / Microcrystalline Wax, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Olea Europaea Oil / Olive Fruit Oil, Alumina, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tribehenin, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Olea Europaea Oil Unsaponifiables / Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Tocopherol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil / Jojoba Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter / Cocoa Seed Butter, Persea Gratissima Oil / Avocado Oil, Shorea Stenoptera Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter / Shea Butter, Lactic Acid, Tin Oxide, Colophonium / Rosin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Polybutylene Terephthalate, Polylactic Acid, Citric Acid. [+/- (May Contain/Peut contenir): Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 15850 / Red 7 Lake, CI 77120 / Barium Sulfate, CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake, CI 15850 / Red 6, CI 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 17200 / Red 33 Lake, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide].


01/07

Urban Decay Plague Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Plague Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Plague Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Plague Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Plague Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Plague Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Plague Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Plague Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Plague Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Plague Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Plague Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Plague Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Plague Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Plague Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Plague Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Plague Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Plague Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Plague Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Plague Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Plague Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Plague Vice Lipstick

Plague

Urban Decay Plague Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a dark purple with warm undertones and fine multi-colored pearl. It’s supposed to have a “Cream” finish, which would make it opaque, and it had more semi-opaque coverage. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and had a light tackiness that helped it wear longer (five and a half hours), but it did not apply as evenly as I would have liked to have seen from the formula. The lipstick was comfortable to wear as it was lightly hydrating.

Formula Overview

$18.00/0.11 oz. - $163.64 Per Ounce

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.

Browse all of our Urban Decay Vice Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phytosteryl/Isostearyl/Cetyl/Stearyl/Behenyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Polyethylene, Octyldodecanol, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Triisostearin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Squalane, Hydrated Silica [Nano] / Hydrated Silica, Cera Microcristallina / Microcrystalline Wax, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Olea Europaea Oil / Olive Fruit Oil, Alumina, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tribehenin, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Olea Europaea Oil Unsaponifiables / Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Tocopherol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil / Jojoba Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter / Cocoa Seed Butter, Persea Gratissima Oil / Avocado Oil, Shorea Stenoptera Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter / Shea Butter, Lactic Acid, Tin Oxide, Colophonium / Rosin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Polybutylene Terephthalate, Polylactic Acid, Citric Acid. [+/- (May Contain/Peut contenir): Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 15850 / Red 7 Lake, CI 77120 / Barium Sulfate, CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake, CI 15850 / Red 6, CI 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 17200 / Red 33 Lake, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide].

01/07

Urban Decay Backfire Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Backfire Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Backfire Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Backfire Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Backfire Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Backfire Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Backfire Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Backfire Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Backfire Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Backfire Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Backfire Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Backfire Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Backfire Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Backfire Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Backfire Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Backfire Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Backfire Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Backfire Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Backfire Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Backfire Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Backfire Vice Lipstick

Backfire

Urban Decay Backfire Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a muted, dark purple with warm undertones and iridescent shimmer. It looked a lot warmer applied than it did swatched, and I think that had a lot to do with it being semi-sheer, so the natural lip color came through quite a bit. The Metallized formula is supposed to be pigmented but I’ve found it to often be semi-sheer to medium in coverage rather than full coverage. The consistency was smooth, moderately emollient, and comfortable to apply and to wear, though I had a bit of color gather in my lip lines over time and it only lasted for three hours on me.

Formula Overview

$18.00/0.11 oz. - $163.64 Per Ounce

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.

Browse all of our Urban Decay Vice Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phytosteryl/Isostearyl/Cetyl/Stearyl/Behenyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Polyethylene, Octyldodecanol, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Triisostearin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Squalane, Hydrated Silica [Nano] / Hydrated Silica, Cera Microcristallina / Microcrystalline Wax, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Olea Europaea Oil / Olive Fruit Oil, Alumina, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tribehenin, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Olea Europaea Oil Unsaponifiables / Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Tocopherol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil / Jojoba Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter / Cocoa Seed Butter, Persea Gratissima Oil / Avocado Oil, Shorea Stenoptera Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter / Shea Butter, Lactic Acid, Tin Oxide, Colophonium / Rosin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Polybutylene Terephthalate, Polylactic Acid, Citric Acid. [+/- (May Contain/Peut contenir): Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 15850 / Red 7 Lake, CI 77120 / Barium Sulfate, CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake, CI 15850 / Red 6, CI 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 17200 / Red 33 Lake, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide].

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie Peau Foundation
  • Becca Smoky Quartz Shimmering Skin Perfector
On eyes:
  • Too Faced Just Peachy Mattes Eyeshadow Palette
  • Urban Decay Scorch Eyeliner

Product Availability

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick $18.00/0.11 OZ.
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About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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Got Plague last winter. Love the actual shade, but DO wish it were more opaque!

The perk of this trio is seeing that UD improved upon the formula for Asphyxia. Not that I think it would look so great on me, but I’m happy for those for whom it will.

Super disappointed in Backfire, because I really love the color of it! But such short weartime! 😕

I have Plague and Asphyxia from the original release and they’re good (which is why I didn’t even look at them). I did swatch Backfire in store and my swatch was as terrible as yours. I’m really baffled by the quality inconsistency in the new releases (the ones I bought are all great).

Loving Asphyxia and Plague, really wish that Backfire had more pigment to it and had done better overall. It seems like a color I would love to wear. I still might check it out though, see if layering it over another lipstick/lip primer might help.

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