Urban Decay Liquid, Perversion, Junkie, Heroine, Savage Vice Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Liquid Vice LipstickUrban Decay Liquid Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “brown-plum [with a Sheer finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark plummy brown with warm, red undertones and a soft sheen. It had semi-sheer color payoff that went on fairly evenly. The texture was lightweight, thin with some slip and felt balm-like when initially applied. On me, it lasted for three and a half hours and was very lightly moisturizing. Chanel Sepia (207) (LE, $37.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel Jeanne (408) (P, $37.00) is brighter (90% similar). Hourglass Let Me (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Estee Lauder Dangerous (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pavlos (LE, $36.00) is darker (80% similar). Bite Beauty Cognac (DC, $24.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Perversion Vice LipstickUrban Decay Perversion Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “black [with a Comfort Matte finish].” It’s a deep black with neutral undertones and a very fine shimmer-sheen. It applied with nearly opaque coverage, and despite having a lightly creamy texture, it actually applied quite evenly. The color lasted for five hours and didn’t feather on me (but this is not something I’m particularly prone to, so I would take that with a grain of salt!). The formula felt neither hydrating nor drying to me.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Blacquer (000) (LE, $30.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Tarte Naughty (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer, glossier (95% similar). Anastasia Primary #2 (Vol. 1) (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Aeronaut (P, $7.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Midnight (P, $18.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C604 (P, $22.00) is brighter, warmer, glossier (95% similar). NYX Chambord (P, $6.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Fenty Beauty F'n Black (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, less glossy (95% similar). Fenty Beauty Uninvited (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #50 (DC, $19.00) is glossier (90% similar). Dior Ultra Night (111) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Woof (44) (P, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Slayer (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Milani I Am Invincible (P, $6.99) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Stallion (DC, $21.00) is darker, glossier (95% similar). Anastasia Midnight (P, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Kat Von D Witches (P, $20.00) is less glossy (90% similar). NYX Go Rogue (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty #056 (P, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC In the Spirit (LE, $20.00) is less pigmented, cooler, lower quality (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Junkie Vice LipstickUrban Decay Junkie Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “metallic green shimmer with gold micro-sparkle [with a Metallized finish].” It’s a muted, medium-dark cooler green with a lot of warmer, gold sparkle and shimmer. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a moderately emollient consistency that slid around slightly but was comfortable to wear and did not feather on me. It lasted for four hours and tended to gravitate towards lip lines after two hours of wear, but the more emollient texture made it more forgiving to smooth the color back into place. This shade is exclusive to Sephora. Maybelline Serpentine (P, $7.49) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Mean Green Machine (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Cash Money (47) (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dolce and Gabbana Smeraldo (LE, $33.00) is less pigmented (90% similar). Colour Pop Bunny (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Circuit (P, $18.00) is darker, less pigmented, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Hawkeye (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC Zerocool (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Kale (DC, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Kat Von D Plan 9 (P, $19.00) is lighter, less glossy (80% similar). Fenty Beauty Midnight Wasabi (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less glossy (80% similar). Too Faced Bionic (LE, $22.00) is cooler (80% similar). Guerlain #111 (P, $33.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Heroine Vice LipstickUrban Decay Heroine Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “navy blue [with a Cream finish].” It’s a deep, navy blue with cool undertones and a satin finish. It was one of the more “matte” shades in the range and didn’t really look or feel like a cream It is officially listed as a Comfort Matte at launch. The color payoff was very nearly opaque, while the texture applied evenly for the most part, but it did have some areas where it wasn’t as pigmented as others, particularly around the edges for me. It wore well for five hours with slight color getting into my lip lines. Too Faced Who's Zoomin' Who (P, $21.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Indigo-go (LE, $20.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Blue Beat (DC, $21.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Maybelline Sapphire Siren (DC, $7.49) is darker (85% similar). Guerlain #333 (P, $33.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Colour Pop Climax (P, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Kat Von D Echo (P, $20.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Squid Ink (DC, $26.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). Sephora Violet Vertigo (103) (P, $14.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (80% similar). Anastasia Nocturnal (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (80% similar). Fenty Beauty Clapback (P, $18.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Savage Vice LipstickUrban Decay Savage Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as an “electric pink [with a Mega Matte finish].” It’s a bold, bright, medium pink with cool, blue undertones and a mostly matte finish. The texture was thin but creamy enough not to drag on the lips, while the thinner texture highlighted lip lines to a minor degree. I noticed some of the color pooled into my lip lines after three hours of wear, though the color lasted closer to five hours in total. The formula was lightly drying. Colour Pop Tickler (P, $6.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Makeup Geek Bachelorette (P, $12.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Melt Cosmetics Stupid Love (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Talk to Me (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Fashion Tide (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Shiseido Peruvian Pink (RS418) (DC, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Candy Yum Yum (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Ultra Loud (679) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (85% similar). Fenty Beauty Tropic Tantrum (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (85% similar). Kat Von D Babe (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Fenty Beauty Alpha Doll (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Bite Beauty Sagittarius (LE, $26.00)(85% similar). Kat Von D Backstage Bambi (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Make Up For Ever C206 (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Urban Decay Vice LipstickUrban 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 Liquid Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Liquid Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Liquid Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Liquid Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Liquid Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Liquid Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Liquid Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Liquid Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Liquid Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Liquid Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Liquid Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Liquid Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Perversion Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Perversion Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Perversion Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Perversion Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Perversion Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Perversion Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Perversion Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Perversion Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Perversion Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Perversion Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Perversion Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Perversion Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Junkie Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Junkie Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Junkie Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Junkie Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Junkie Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Junkie Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Junkie Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Junkie Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Junkie Vice Lipstick
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Urban Decay Junkie Vice Lipstick
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Urban Decay Heroine Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Heroine Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Heroine Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Heroine Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Heroine Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Heroine Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Heroine Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Heroine Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Heroine Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Heroine Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Heroine Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Heroine Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Savage Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Savage Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Savage Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Savage Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Savage Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Savage Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Savage Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Savage Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Savage Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Savage Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Savage Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Savage Vice Lipstick

Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay
$18.00/0.11 oz.

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I think these are all pretty amazing (not that I’d wear these unique colors), but the black is probably the best black lipstick that I’ve ever seen. Most are streaky, but this one is amazingly opaque.

Monica.

I find of wish that LIQUID was a matte or cream formula because the shade in the bullet looks so vamp. lol

Perversion looks like a nice black, but I still like my Colourpop Bull Chic.

I think I’ll be getting HEROINE over Colourpop CLIMAX, as I like deeper blues.

I think I could mix NYX RISQUE with Bite Kale lipstick (will buy in the fall) to get a shade I want for Junkie. 😉

Liquid is on my must-buy list, a red that’s easy to wear, hard to dupe, and scores A+! Junkie didn’t look too bad, UNTIL I looked at the dupes, and it absolutely pales in comparison to BITE’s Kale, which is insanely saturated with pigment. And it seems like brands are now coming out with all kinds of blues, especially blue purples, but it’s nice to see a true navy blue like UD Heroine.

Def. must have. finding a brown leaning sheer red is difficult. Mattes and creams, well, we’ve got those, in spades. It would have been good, though, just not as unique.
C: did you tell me before why the sheers especially look poor on arm swatches, and are still fine on lips? Don’t think I checked back.

These shades are amazing, Urban Decay Junkie Vice Lipstick caught my eyes the most, probably it reminds me of Wicked. As always, you look beautiful with these shades on

Perversion must be the best-looking black lipstick I’ve ever seen. I’m just not sure if I would actually wear it or if it would remain in my drawer forever. 😀

ugh these are all so cool! there’s something very oddly satisfying about seeing a perfect, evenly applied opaque pitch black lipstick…and also, who know frosty green lipstick could be so flattering!

Is the logo on the Savage bullet a different color (red?) or is that just a trick of the light? I’m really enjoying all of these swatches! So many colors.

That’s the way it looks, but it’s something that’s occurred on a few bullets where there are splotches/areas that are a different color but aren’t present in the actual bullet, just on the exterior.

I’m always wary about anything that gets below a B- grade, but I think I’m still going to pick up Junkie. Using a liner under it might help.

Perversion is AMAZING! That’s definitely going on the “get” list. Heroine is nice. I was expecting it to be a dupe for MAC Matte Royal, but Heroine is much more of a true navy. I still like Junkie, but I got Bite Kale, so I don’t know if I still want it. Savage is gorgeous, but I have some dupes.

Liquid actually made it to my list; originally, I thought it was a pass. But I like the effect, more than just a balm-like stain, more wearable (for me) than a vampy or bright red. It’s a nice middle ground. I think it would really look great in the autumn months.

I was wondering if liquid would be a dupe or similar to Nars sheer lipstick in gipsy? Possibly? I find that ex girlfriend is extremely similar to Nars dolce vita imo, another sheer, and it would be nice to replace my gipsy with something a little more affordable as mine is almost gone!

I am loving Liquid! But I’m getting major Clinique Black Honey Vibes from it. Christine, do you know if they are colour dupes?
Perversion is blowing me away with that opacity, definitely picking it up!

Liquid and Junkie, oh yes!!!
Liquid is just that *perfect* not-really-lipstick lipstick that is just right for low key days.
Junkie, with a liner, sounds less slippery than Bite Kale. Which I tried on last night, was already to buy it, until I checked myself in the mirror… it looked like I had just EATEN some kale! It was all over my teeth, so I did the old finger trick, walked around for awhile, rechecked, it was there again! I was so depressed, because it looked great on me with my green eyes. ?

I really want Perversion, Junkie and Heroin! We got some of the lipsticks at work recently, so I tried Junkie, and I was bummed at how patchy it applied on me. My coworker told me to try the eyeliner underneath. I haven’t yet but I hope it works well with it so I can buy the lipstick! My list keeps getting longer and longer!

Also, thanks for all your hard work Christine! It’s probably been crazy for you and we all appreciate it so much! ?

I don’t know how I missed Liquid before but my oh my is that pretty! I actually stopped mid-comment to add it to my VICE’s I Must Have list. I think Perversion is the best black I’ve seen, they did great on that. The Navy blue is so different from the corpse lips other brands are doing, it’s a welcome change. Still, isn’t it awesome that we can all chat and discuss “all the blue, green etc” lipsticks? When I was in high school dying my bleached bangs with food coloring had anyone told me I’d be debating which shade of black lipstick was best I’d have fainted out of sheer joy lol

Oh man, I didn’t like any of those. I was so hoping for more 🙁 I thought that green would be ahmazing yet it looks very halloweeny and the blue looks like the Sapphire Siren and Melt Cosmetics DGAF. Not too bad considering the many other choices they have,

Savage seems lighter and cooler-toned to me, but my images of Schiap are too old to be useful at this point, so I’m not sure.

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