Urban Decay Dracarys Lip & Cheek Stain Review & Swatches

01/07

Urban Decay Dracarys Lip & Cheek Stain
Urban Decay Dracarys Lip & Cheek Stain
Urban Decay Dracarys Lip & Cheek Stain
Urban Decay Dracarys Lip & Cheek Stain
Urban Decay Dracarys Lip & Cheek Stain
Urban Decay Dracarys Lip & Cheek Stain
Urban Decay Dracarys Lip & Cheek Stain
Urban Decay Dracarys Lip & Cheek Stain
Urban Decay Dracarys Lip & Cheek Stain
Urban Decay Dracarys Lip & Cheek Stain
Urban Decay Dracarys Lip & Cheek Stain
Urban Decay Dracarys Lip & Cheek Stain
Urban Decay Dracarys Lip & Cheek Stain
Urban Decay Dracarys Lip & Cheek Stain
Urban Decay Dracarys Lip & Cheek Stain
Urban Decay Dracarys Lip & Cheek Stain
Urban Decay Dracarys Lip & Cheek Stain
Urban Decay Dracarys Lip & Cheek Stain
Urban Decay Dracarys Lip & Cheek Stain
Urban Decay Dracarys Lip & Cheek Stain
Urban Decay Dracarys Lip & Cheek Stain

Dracarys

Urban Decay Dracarys Lip & Cheek Stain ($26.00 for 0.44 oz.) is a sheer, medium red with cooler undertones with no shimmer. It’s designed to be sheer and to work as a stain on lips and cheeks. The brand recommended getting a drop or two on a fingertip and then using a fingertip to apply, which worked well enough. I highly recommend using this over bare skin for the most even application that won’t lift foundation up, as trying it over base products like concealer/foundation resulted in a very patchy, uneven application and foundation that was missing in places. The texture is very thin and watery, so a little could spread a good bit on cheeks and built up as desired.

I find application with fingertips–in general–to be a little too imprecise on lips, and this has a very quick dry-down on lips that it can be hard to spread it out evenly. The stained effect and intensity of the color came through most noticeably on my lips as a lip stain, but I could feel it shrinking as it dried down on my lips. It emphasized every bit of texture I had on my lips, and I could feel it sucking the life out of my lips. My lips were peeling slightly after four hours of wear (and the stain lasted just a bit longer than that before wearing down noticeably)–it was so, so drying.

Ingredients

Aqua / Water / Eau, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid. [+/- (May Contain / Peut Contenir): CI 17200 / Red 33, CI 19140 / Yellow 5]. D232317/1

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Urban Decay Dracarys $26.00/0.44 OZ.
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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 had so much hope for this collection, but it seems like the people who came up with the color story have never watched the show or read the books. Sad. 🙁

This is something that I will have to give a try over just bb cream. Only because of the fact that bb cream (at least the one I use by Lumene) won’t lift in a weird patchy way like foundation would. Instead, at worst, it may just mix together somewhat, muting the intensity of the red, I think.

I have feeling that UD is clutching straws with this product – way too tricky to use on both cheeks and lips when there are so many obvious products to use on both. An easy pass. Thank you for reviewing this product Christine.

It’s quite pretty and natural looking on the cheeks. I find these types of products are always super-drying on the lips. I don’t even know why companies market them for lips, too. I think this is similar enough to the red HL in the skull bottle that I got from Revolution at Halloween, so I’ll be skipping this.

This product makes me think less of Daenerys’s dragons and more of when she ate a horse’s heart, ha ha. In that vein, it also reminds me of a decade ago when “Twilight” was all the rage, as was lip plumper, and DuWop released blood-themed Lip Venoms.

Yeah, products like this are definitely for foundation-free looks. I wouldn’t be interested for use on the lips, but I’m seriously considering it for the cheeks. I started the IPL treatments that I’ve been planning for so many years, and I do believe I’ll be able to go foundation-free starting later this year; the time is right for a product like this (and I even like the theme and packaging). Hmmmmmm …

This was one of the few Game of Thrones products I was interested in as I wear lip tints a lot but I’ve bought far better and cheaper lip tints… I was really hoping for a buildable deep red for Dracarys. I think the collection has missed a lot for fans by not being committed enough with the theme and colours

A b-grade is very generous for a product that lifts off foundation and can’t be worn on the lips. it does look lovely in your cheek in the photos posted. Easy pass for me.

From what I remember, Benetint might be a little more watery and slightly redder, but it’s been a very long time since I’ve used it.

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