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.