Urban Decay Comfort Matte Vice Lipsticks | Swatches + First Impressions

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Urban Decay Tilt Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.011 oz.) is available in six finishes, and this post is highlighting the Comfort Matte finish. A lot of the shades listed under this finish are shades from the previous Matte Revolution range. In general, the colors are very similar (if not exactly the same; see this comparison post for swatches of new vs. old shades that differ), but the Comfort Matte finish is noticeably less dense, slightly more emollient/has more slip and the end result is more of a true satin finish than a matte one when compared to the Matte Revolution formula. To me, the Matte Revolution formula had a more silicone-like feel to it–velvety and smooth but not wet, drier in a way without being dry or stiff–and Comfort Matte feels more like most lipsticks. Like most satin finishes, they tend to wear down to a more semi-matte or matte finish once you have them on for a couple of hours or if you blot lightly/drink from a glass a few times.

My initial impressions are that the formula is lightweight, creamy, does not cling, glides on easily, is very pigmented, is lightly to moderately hydrating, and wears at least four hours on average. Something I noticed was that they tended to appear more satiny once applied than swatched–almost like they “melted” on the lips.

The Comfort Matte finish is creamier and denser than the Mega Mattes, while it is less dense, less tacky, smoother, glide on more readily than the Cream finish. The Sheer and Sheer Shimmer finishes are both thinner and less pigmented (by design), while the Metallized finish has more slip, less pigmentation, and tends to apply better as the tube warms up against the heat of the lips. The Comfort Matte formula seems to be the longer-wearing finish that still offers moderate comfort from start to finish, whereas the Mega Matte formula is thinner, clingier, and is more unforgiving if you have imperfections on the lips and is naturally drier overall, which does translate into drying wear. The Cream finish has more transfer but is cushier on, so it feels more comfortable and seems more hydrating to me overall.

Vice Lipstick | Comfort Mattes

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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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These look really nice! I’m especially eyeing a few of the nudes and neutrals. I’m getting more excited for this launch the more I see of it.

No lookey matte whatsoever.. but call it whatever.. I will have a few of these shades on my wishlist, but dupes will have to be considered since I fall into the same shade trap time and time again. I’m so happy these are not LE. Phew.

I really love Unicorn,Safeword,Checkmate,Heartless,and Criminal.I have Menace,Stark Naked,and 1993.So many lipsticks to choose from!!

I like the look of this finish. Especially liking Safe Word and Hitch Hike, and still eyeing a lot of the pre-existing shades. When fall comes around I may go ham on these (plan to give wallet a break for summer).

I am *really* excited about some of these! Perversion especially looks great – it would be really nice to have a higher performing black lipstick that isn’t a super matte, liquid formula.

I was surprised it applied as well as it did, given it wasn’t super matte so deeper shades with more slip are usually a total mess!

I really love the formula of Iracebeth which is a Comfort Matte. I usually can’t do a true matte, my lips are too dry. So I’m excited some of the colours on my wish list are in this formula. Hoping there’s a similar shade to Iracebeth too. Regretting only buying one backup!

These all look great finish wise for my tastes as I prefer satin to gloss finishes on my lipsticks or the semi- matte like their mega matte. I’m interested to hear how drying they are. My lips are extra finicky!

TBH, I am SO glad I got tubes of Revolution Bad Blood and Bittersweet on sale! Plus, After Dark from when it first dropped. While I do have 4 on my “wish- list”, I much prefer the original Revolution look to this more satin formula.
Yet, Psycho, Hitch Hike, Disturbed and Checkmate remain on my “list”!

I don’t understand why UD would combine all their lipsticks together. I personally liked that it was previously separated by finish. For me I don’t want to go pilfering threw 100 lipsticks trying to find a finish and color that I like. I don’t have time for that. I feel it just complicates things. I see they have the formula listed but if you get several lip colors from their collection they all look the same so there’s no way to distinguish one from the other.

These are the bombbbbb.loved them.your lips look very beautiful wearing them like plumped…

Most of these look much more like a cream formula than a matte. I’m curious to see if their new formulations are so much better than the Revolution formula’s that made it worth a whole reboot of such a popular line.

Compared to the Cream formula, they are pretty different, so there is that! They are definitely less dense than your average cream-finish lipstick, IMO 🙂

I don’t know why they had to mess with the Matte Revolution formula that almost everyone loved. I prefer a satin finish, so as long as the slip doesn’t lead to excessive feathering, I’m good.

Christine, I had just decided that I wasn’t going to buy any more lipstick….and Urban Decay had to release these. There are probably a dozen that I want to try. Can you tell us about the packaging?

I’m sure gonna miss the Matte Revolution formula. Matte without being chalky, long wearing, comfortable, and of course all my favorite shades are sold out. I will say all these new colors are absolutely gorgeous, from classic to on-trend

I think they ultimately wear down a more similar finish than not, but they definitely don’t go on as matte initially.

Loving Temper, Bad Blood and Disturbed the most. The lipsticks do look quite moisturising, which can be a problem for mattes. A great range of colours.

I love so many, how can I possibly only choose a few?! Definitely going to have to take stock and see which shades are similar to what I already own. I don’t want it to be a repeat of the Nars Audacious lipsticks: There were so many I liked that I could never choose one and so I never got any, lol!

*Perversion* is incredible. I could never pull off a shade like that, but I really love it <3 I'm pretty sure I'll end up with Carnal, possibly 1993 and one of the warmer pinks.

:::squeals like a tween girl::: Tampered and Backtalk!!! Oooooh they hit my lip shade sweet spot dead on! But I love several from this group. Criminal, heartless, afterdark, mosh pit, and perversion I have my eyes on you too.

Hi Christine!! I loved this selection of shades! I would like to ask you something. I am running out of Ruby Woo by MAC and I will not repurchase it since is so drying on my lips. Can you please tell me which is closer in color to Ruby Woo: Bad Blood or 714? I will appreciate your answer,
Thank you!

Hi, these swatch look amazing. I’m looking for a shade to replace my Bad Girl Riri and wondering if any of these Vice lipsticks have a dupe.

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