Urban Decay Crash, Bang, Slowburn, No Tell Motel, Sheer F-Bomb Vice Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Crash Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “neon orange [with a Mega Matte finish].” It’s a bright, medium orange with warm, yellow undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good color payoff with a fairly soft, smooth texture that tugged just a little bit when I was applying directly from the tube. The texture is thinner and drier compared to the other shades, and it transfers significantly less. The formula is a little drying for me, though the color wore for five hours. MAC Temper Tantrum (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Timanfaya (P, $25.00) is warmer, glossier (95% similar). Fenty Beauty Tiger Tini (P, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia #7 (Vol. 1) (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Mrs. Roper (P, $21.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Darling Clementine (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Morange (P, $19.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Illamasqua Soaked (P, $26.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). ColourPop Around the World (LE, $7.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Forbidden Sunrise (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Geraldine (P, $34.00) is glossier (90% similar). ColourPop I Ain't Bad Atcha (LE, $7.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Resort Season (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Quirky (P, $15.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). ColourPop Felix (P, $7.00) is lighter (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Monarca (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Warmed Maple (LE, $24.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). Shiseido Fire Topaz (OR417) (DC, $28.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Milani Sweet Nectar (P, $5.49) is glossier (90% similar). KVD Beauty Malice (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Bang Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “bright orange-red [with a Cream finish].” It’s a bold, bright, medium-dark orange-red with warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. It had rich, opaque color coverage with a lightly creamy texture that had some slip but didn’t feather or slide around too much. I noticed a little bit of color welled up in lip lines, but the darker/brighter color made it hard to tell. This shade lasted for five hours on me and was lightly hydrating while worn. NYX Indie Flick (P, $6.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Becca Flame (DC, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Firecracker (06) (LE, $55.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (95% similar). Pat McGrath Obsessed (LE, $38.00) is more muted (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Flame (DC, $37.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Maybelline Orange Edge (DC, $7.99) is darker (95% similar). Estee Lauder Uninhibited (P, $32.00) is cooler (95% similar). Lancome Impatiente (172) (P, $32.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Sunset Orange (DC, $37.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Bang (DC, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Short Circuit (LE, $26.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Aries (LE, $26.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). MAC Lady Danger (P, $19.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Guerlain #42 (P, $33.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Extra (P, $12.99) is darker (90% similar). MAC Habanero (DC, $21.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Foxfire (P, $57.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Buxom Rogue (DC, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). NYX Pure Red (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Shamelessly Vain (P, $23.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Slowburn Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as an “orange-red [with a Sheer finish].” It’s a medium, orange-red with warmer undertones and a natural sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage that went on fairly evenly and smoothly. The texture was slightly stiff in the tube until it melted/warmed up against the lips as I applied it. The color lasted for four hours, while the formula was slightly hydrating. MAC Flaming Lips (LE, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Rouge Amoureux (852) (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Diego (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Elote (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Slowburn (DC, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Burberry Orange Poppy (273) (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Cherry Glaze (LE, $20.00) is brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Neotropic (LE, $36.00) is lighter, less pigmented, warmer (90% similar). MAC Head in the Clouds (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar). YSL Make It Burn (101) (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery, warmer, glossier (90% similar). Makeup Geek Free Spirit (P, $12.00) is darker, brighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Excite (LE, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC 5 Alarm (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Odalie Red (500) (P, $42.00) is warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Cruella (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Pat McGrath Temptress (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Dozen Carnations (P, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). YSL Dial R E D (114) (LE, $38.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Roberto (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Arthur (440) (P, $37.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay No-Tell Motel Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “cherry red [with a Cream finish].” It’s a bright, medium-dark red with neutral-to-cool undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. It had very nearly opaque pigmentation that applied with smooth, even color. I didn’t personally experience feathering issues, and I felt like the formula held in place just slightly (though not as much as the Revolution formula), which might have been why. This shade lasted for six hours, was lightly hydrating, and left a stain behind. This shade will not be available at Sephora (but will be at all other retailers). NARS Members Only (LE, $28.00) is darker (95% similar). Hourglass Secretly (P, $34.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Deadly Catch (LE, $26.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Retro Red (DC, $37.00) is darker (95% similar). Estee Lauder Vengeful Red (P, $32.00) is cooler (95% similar). Buxom Provocateur (DC, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Goddess (202) (PiP, $30.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Burberry Military Red (P, $34.00) is cooler (95% similar). Estee Lauder Noirish (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sangria Slush (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Lucky Cherry (LE, $37.00) is less shimmery, less glossy (90% similar). Maybelline On Fire Red (DC, $7.99) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Dior Ultra Dior (999) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Spiderweb (DC, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Life's Blood (DC, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Shiseido Firecracker (219) (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Primary #3 (Vol. 1) (PiP, ) is more muted, less glossy (90% similar). KVD Beauty Underage Red (P, $19.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Rare Beauty Inspire (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay 69 (DC, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Sheer F-Bomb Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “classic red [with a Sheer finish].” It’s a slightly muted, medium pinky-red with cooler undertones and a natural sheen. I find that while it has cooler undertones, there is almost a warmer overtone that seems to make it appear brighter and slightly more neutral once applied. The formula had a thinner, more emollient texture that was lightly hydrating but only lasted for four hours. It had semi-opaque color coverage. It left a very subtle stain behind. Urban Decay Sheer F-Bomb (DC, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Rebelle (172) (P, $45.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC Prepare for Pleasure (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Chanel Ultrarose (257) (LE, $45.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Flamenco (DC, $28.00) is more muted (95% similar). Guerlain Red Hot (328) (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Guerlain #22 (P, $33.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Dialogue (P, $37.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Dimitri (442) (P, $37.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Red Bowtie (022) (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Givenchy Rouge Atelier (302) (P, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). Revlon Provocateur (135) (DC, $8.99) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Flaming Lips (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Cherry Glaze (LE, $20.00) is warmer (80% similar). 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.

Urban Decay Crash Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Crash Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Crash Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Crash Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Crash Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Crash Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Crash Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Crash Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Crash Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Crash Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Crash Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Crash Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Bang Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Bang Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Bang Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Bang Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Bang Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Bang Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Bang Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Bang Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Bang Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Bang Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Bang Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Bang Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Slowburn Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Slowburn Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Slowburn Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Slowburn Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Slowburn Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Slowburn Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Slowburn Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Slowburn Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Slowburn Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Slowburn Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Slowburn Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Slowburn Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay No-Tell Motel Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay No-Tell Motel Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay No-Tell Motel Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay No-Tell Motel Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay No-Tell Motel Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay No-Tell Motel Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay No-Tell Motel Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay No-Tell Motel Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay No-Tell Motel Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay No-Tell Motel Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay No-Tell Motel Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay No-Tell Motel Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer F-Bomb Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Sheer F-Bomb Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer F-Bomb Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Sheer F-Bomb Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer F-Bomb Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Sheer F-Bomb Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer F-Bomb Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Sheer F-Bomb Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer F-Bomb Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Sheer F-Bomb Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer F-Bomb Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Sheer F-Bomb Vice Lipstick

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
On eyes:
  • Urban Decay Naked2 Eyeshadow Palette
  • Urban Decay Mushroom Eyeliner

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Katie Avatar

I’m glad I picked up a Sheer Slowburn when everything was on sale! It’s one of my faves and it sounds like the old formula was better on this one!

Katherine T. Avatar

No Tell Motel is pretty, but none of these colors are that flattering on me, so I’m skipping. But that’s ok, because there are dozens more on the wishlist

Kathrina Avatar

Wow, Bang is super pretty. 🙂 I’ll get this one. I have only a few oranges and orange-toned reds in my lipstick collection and I think it’s time for an addition.

Anne Avatar

Just picked up Bang, and the warmth and medium/not too dark qualities suit me. It is super intense — super pigmented and bold. Just a dab will do it. Happy I bought — not my HG red but ok for me.

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