Urban Decay Elote & Gridlock Vice Hydrating Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Urban Decay Elote Vice Hydrating Lipstick

Elote

Urban Decay Elote Vice Hydrating Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark coral-orange with warm undertones and a satin finish. The texture was lightweight, smooth, and more like a velvety-cream, though still had a lot of glide. The product had semi-opaque, buildable color payoff that adhered evenly and stayed on well for five hours. The formula felt lightly hydrating overall.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.11 oz. - $172.73 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "super-pigmented," "hydrating," and "long-lasting." There are three finishes: cream, matte, and shine, and the way they feel, apply, and wear does depend on the finish, so I've broken the overview down by finish.

The Matte finish is comparable to the original Comfort Matte finish in the Vice Lipstick formula. They have a creamy, smooth consistency that has more of a satin finish than a true matte finish. They will wear down to more of a semi-matte to matte finish as some of the shine gets worn down. They were typically opaque, fairly forgiving of imperfections on the lips, and wore between four and six hours. There were a couple shades, usually on the lighter end of the color spectrum, that were more prone to settling into my lip lines.

There were a few shades in the Matte finish that were true mattes and were more of a traditional matte, though still smooth and emollient enough to apply without tugging, but they were thinner and a touch "clingy" in comparison (just not to the point of emphasizing lip texture or being uncomfortable to wear).

The Cream finish is comparable to the original Cream finish in the Vice Lipstick formula. The texture was smooth, more like a gel-cream, as it was dense and lightly tacky, so it glided better once it warmed up against my lips. What I've always enjoyed--and enjoy about the reformulation--is the texture helps keep the color in place, make it appear smoother and sit better on my lips, while still giving lots of shine. These shades were semi-opaque to opaque in coverage and wear time around four to five hours.

The Shine finish is most comparable to the original Sheer finish in the Vice Lipstick formula, but to me, these were less comparable than the other two finishes. The Shine finish is a very smooth, gel-like balm that has a lot of glide, no tackiness, and is very glossy. They are almost easy to over-apply as they are so soft and creamy (also why they come in the slim tube to prevent the lipstick from breaking at the base). These shades were more semi-opaque to mostly opaque with some translucency. They lasted around two to four hours.

The majority of the shades were hydrating, though a few of the truer matte shades were more non-drying. There was no discernible scent or taste.

Browse all of our Urban Decay Vice Hydrating Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Isononyl Isononanoate, Octyldodecanol, Oleyl Erucate, Silica, Phenyl Trimethicone, Ci 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Polyethylene, Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil/Sesame Seed Oil, Paraffin, Peg-45/Dodecyl Glycol Copolymer, Alumina, Cera Microcristallina/Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcristalline, Dimethicone, Kaolin, Synthetic Wax, Ci 15850/Red 7, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Ci 19140/Yellow 5 Lake, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Ci 77499/Iron Oxides, Aluminum Hydroxide, Persea Gratissima Oil/Avocado Oil, Isopropyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Myristate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/Sunflower Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract/Rosemary Leaf Extract. (D268223/1).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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Urban Decay Gridlock Vice Hydrating Lipstick

Gridlock

Urban Decay Gridlock Vice Hydrating Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a brighter, medium purple with warm, pink undertones and a satin finish. It was a denser, firmer matte compared to most in the range, so it had light tug during one-stroke application, but it wasn’t painful or difficult to work with.

It also felt thinner and a little clingier in comparison to other mattes, which had more of a velvety creaminess to them. The color was mostly opaque, buildable, and long-wearing as it lasted for over six hours, left a very strong (pink) stain behind, and was just barely hydrating.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.11 oz. - $172.73 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "super-pigmented," "hydrating," and "long-lasting." There are three finishes: cream, matte, and shine, and the way they feel, apply, and wear does depend on the finish, so I've broken the overview down by finish.

The Matte finish is comparable to the original Comfort Matte finish in the Vice Lipstick formula. They have a creamy, smooth consistency that has more of a satin finish than a true matte finish. They will wear down to more of a semi-matte to matte finish as some of the shine gets worn down. They were typically opaque, fairly forgiving of imperfections on the lips, and wore between four and six hours. There were a couple shades, usually on the lighter end of the color spectrum, that were more prone to settling into my lip lines.

There were a few shades in the Matte finish that were true mattes and were more of a traditional matte, though still smooth and emollient enough to apply without tugging, but they were thinner and a touch "clingy" in comparison (just not to the point of emphasizing lip texture or being uncomfortable to wear).

The Cream finish is comparable to the original Cream finish in the Vice Lipstick formula. The texture was smooth, more like a gel-cream, as it was dense and lightly tacky, so it glided better once it warmed up against my lips. What I've always enjoyed--and enjoy about the reformulation--is the texture helps keep the color in place, make it appear smoother and sit better on my lips, while still giving lots of shine. These shades were semi-opaque to opaque in coverage and wear time around four to five hours.

The Shine finish is most comparable to the original Sheer finish in the Vice Lipstick formula, but to me, these were less comparable than the other two finishes. The Shine finish is a very smooth, gel-like balm that has a lot of glide, no tackiness, and is very glossy. They are almost easy to over-apply as they are so soft and creamy (also why they come in the slim tube to prevent the lipstick from breaking at the base). These shades were more semi-opaque to mostly opaque with some translucency. They lasted around two to four hours.

The majority of the shades were hydrating, though a few of the truer matte shades were more non-drying. There was no discernible scent or taste.

Browse all of our Urban Decay Vice Hydrating Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Isononyl Isononanoate, Octyldodecanol, Oleyl Erucate, Silica, Phenyl Trimethicone, Ci 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Polyethylene, Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil/Sesame Seed Oil, Paraffin, Peg-45/Dodecyl Glycol Copolymer, Alumina, Cera Microcristallina/Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcristalline, Dimethicone, Kaolin, Synthetic Wax, Ci 15850/Red 7, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Ci 19140/Yellow 5 Lake, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Ci 77499/Iron Oxides, Aluminum Hydroxide, Persea Gratissima Oil/Avocado Oil, Isopropyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Myristate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/Sunflower Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract/Rosemary Leaf Extract. (D268223/1).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
Urban Decay Elote Vice Hydrating Lipstick

Urban Decay Elote Vice Hydrating Lipstick

Urban Decay Elote Vice Hydrating Lipstick

Urban Decay Elote Vice Hydrating Lipstick

Urban Decay Elote Vice Hydrating Lipstick

Urban Decay Elote Vice Hydrating Lipstick

Urban Decay Elote Vice Hydrating Lipstick

Urban Decay Elote Vice Hydrating Lipstick

Urban Decay Elote Vice Hydrating Lipstick

Urban Decay Elote Vice Hydrating Lipstick

Urban Decay Elote Vice Hydrating Lipstick

Urban Decay Elote Vice Hydrating Lipstick

Urban Decay Elote Vice Hydrating Lipstick

Urban Decay Elote Vice Hydrating Lipstick

Urban Decay Gridlock Vice Hydrating Lipstick

Urban Decay Gridlock Vice Hydrating Lipstick

Urban Decay Gridlock Vice Hydrating Lipstick

Urban Decay Gridlock Vice Hydrating Lipstick

Urban Decay Gridlock Vice Hydrating Lipstick

Urban Decay Gridlock Vice Hydrating Lipstick

Urban Decay Gridlock Vice Hydrating Lipstick

Urban Decay Gridlock Vice Hydrating Lipstick

Urban Decay Gridlock Vice Hydrating Lipstick

Urban Decay Gridlock Vice Hydrating Lipstick

Urban Decay Gridlock Vice Hydrating Lipstick

Urban Decay Gridlock Vice Hydrating Lipstick

Urban Decay Gridlock Vice Hydrating Lipstick

Urban Decay Gridlock Vice Hydrating Lipstick

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