Urban Decay Double Team, ZZ, Bittersweet, Violate, TMI Vice Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Double Team Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “pale pink with blue undertone [with a Comfort Matte finish].” It’s a light-medium, bubblegum pink with cool, blue undertones and a natural finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation paired with a creamy, almost velvety, consistency that applied easily but had a thinner feel overall, so it didn’t feel heavy on. This shade tended to migrate into lip lines as it wore on, though it lasted for nearly four hours on me. It was neither drying nor hydrating. MAC Saint Germain (P, $19.50) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Pastry Chef (LE, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Raspberry Swirl (LE, $19.50) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Snob (P, $19.50) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC Hey, Kiss Me! (LE, $19.50) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Party Commencing (LE, $19.50) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Dressed to Thrill (LE, $19.50) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Dakota (LE, $36.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Naughty Saute (LE, $19.50) is darker (85% similar). Smashbox Gets It (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Pink 'n Chic (P, $7.99) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Pink-off (LE, $18.50) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Pink Nouveau (P, $19.50) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Pitter Ponder (LE, $7.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay ZZ Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “soft pink-purple [with a Cream finish].” It’s a light-medium pinky lavender with subtle, warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a very creamy, moderately emollient consistency that moves a little on the lips but did not feather on me personally. This shade lasted for four and a half hours and was lightly hydrating. MAC Up the Amp (PiP, $19.50) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Molly (P, $7.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Violet (LE, $36.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Violet (DC, $24.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Pepper (LE, $6.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Fern (LE, $6.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Smashbox Fanmail (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Troublemaker (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Dream Obscene (Lip Color) (PiP, ) is lighter, more muted, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Chance (P, $7.00) is more muted, less glossy (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cindy (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Bittersweet Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “bright pink-purple [with a Comfort Matte finish].” It’s a medium purple with warm, red undertones and a satin finish. It had opaque color coverage with a creamy, smooth, and easy-to-apply texture that glided on and delivered even color. This shade lasted for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating. It also left behind a moderate stain. Buxom Ultraviolet (P, $22.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC RiRi Boy (LE, $19.50) is less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Exhibition (P, $18.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Kat Von D K-Dub (P, $20.00) is brighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Stylist's Tip (LE, $19.50) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Bittersweet (DC, $22.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Smashbox Tabloid (P, $21.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Prankster (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Vibrant Violet (P, $7.99) is darker (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Loulou (LE, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Silvia (P, $34.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Orchid (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 (LE, $19.50) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Party Girl (P, $12.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Crank (P, $18.00) is darker (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Letitia (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Heroine (P, $19.50) is darker, less glossy (80% similar). Kat Von D L.U.V. (P, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Tarte Surfer Girl (P, $22.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty #088 (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Violate Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “dusty purple with pink undertone [with a Cream finish].” It’s a medium mauve with subtle, warmer undertones and a creamy, glossy finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a very creamy consistency that was thinner but not clingy. The lipstick applied without skipping or tugging on the lips. This shade lasted for four hours and was lightly hydrating while worn. NARS Dominique (P, $34.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Mauvember (DC, $24.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Nocturnal Instincts (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Molly (P, $7.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Scorpio Moon (LE, $7.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Thistle (P, $26.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Dream Obscene (Lip Color) (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay TMI Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “soft mauve-pink [with a Sheer finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark pinky-plum with subtle, cool undertones and a glossy finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly for the most part. The consistency was lightweight, thin but not clingy, and had somes lip. It wore for four hours on me and was lightly moisturizing.
MAC Plumful (P, $19.50) is brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Ladyflower (P, $18.00) is brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C211 (Holiday 2017) (PiP, $22.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Tarte Perf (LE, $20.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Sephora Rise Up (03) (P, $13.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Destinee (DC, $34.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Private Party (LE, $19.50) is more pigmented, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Mauvember 2017 (LE, $24.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Mauvember 2017 (LE, $24.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Urban Decay Rapture (DC, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Rapture (P, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Maybelline Yummy Plummy (P, $7.49) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Capricious (P, $19.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Cruisin' (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Crisis (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Cali Rose (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). NARS Vivien (P, $34.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy (80% similar). Sephora Excellence (07) (P, $13.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty La Piscine (LE, $36.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (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.

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Urban Decay Double Team Vice Lipstick
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Urban Decay Double Team Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Double Team Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Double Team Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Double Team Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Double Team Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Double Team Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Double Team Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Double Team Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay ZZ Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay ZZ Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay ZZ Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay ZZ Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay ZZ Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay ZZ Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay ZZ Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay ZZ Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay ZZ Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay ZZ Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay ZZ Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay ZZ Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Bittersweet Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Bittersweet Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Bittersweet Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Bittersweet Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Bittersweet Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Bittersweet Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Bittersweet Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Bittersweet Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Bittersweet Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Bittersweet Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Bittersweet Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Bittersweet Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Violate Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Violate Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Violate Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Violate Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Violate Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Violate Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Violate Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Violate Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Violate Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Violate Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Violate Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Violate Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay TMI Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay TMI Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay TMI Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay TMI Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay TMI Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay TMI Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay TMI Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay TMI Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay TMI Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay TMI Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay TMI Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay TMI Vice Lipstick

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Urban Decay Vice Lipstick $18.00/0.11 OZ.
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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
On eyes:
  • Urban Decay Naked2 Eyeshadow Palette
  • Urban Decay Mushroom Eyeliner

About the Reviewer

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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I like Violate but I really don’t want to buy a beauty product with that name :/
When was the release date for these again?

TMI looks like an easy color to wear! Also like Violate, but not sure if I can pull it off, might be too light and cool for my skin tone

I just grabbed the Bittersweet in the old Matte Revolution formula (along with a couple of others) when it was on sale for £9 on their website! I love it on other people, but it scares me on myself – I hope I can pull it off, I’m still waiting for it to arrive.

Also, I love ZZ on you.

Absolutely getting Violate! That shade is amazing, and I don’t have to deal with that Barney’s SA that was telling me how my coloring wasn’t right fir Domunique, either.
And maybe, possibly ZZ as well, although that *could* be redundant?

Violate is certainly closer to Dominique. I love the shade, still don’t like the name. I’m also really digging TMI. I’m just being drawn to medium opacity stuff that is shiny cause it’s hot outside!

So nice colours but lilac toned lipsticks unfortunately don’t Look Good on me.
I think only the First and the Last lipstick will work. Double Team Looks really good.

“Violate” is a really off putting name for an otherwise beautiful color. Sometimes I think UD tries so hard to be edgy that they override the secondary thought process that says, “Maybe this isn’t such a good thought process.”

Like Bittersweet, TMI, & Violate. I kind of don’t like the name of Violate though. It seems too close to naming a product “rape”.
Just my opinion.

I’m liking TMI and Violate. Does anyone know where TMI will be sold? It doesn’t appear to be on the UD website. Perhaps it’s in the Sephora-specific ones?

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