Urban Decay Litter, White Lie, 3rd Degree Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoats Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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Urban Decay Litter Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay Litter Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay Litter Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay Litter Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay Litter Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay Litter Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay Litter Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay Litter Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay Litter Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay Litter Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay Litter Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay Litter Topcoat over Perversion Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Litter Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay Litter Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay Litter Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay Litter Topcoat over Perversion Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Litter Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay Litter Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay Litter Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay Litter Topcoat over Perversion Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Litter Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay Litter Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay Litter Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay Litter Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay Litter Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay Litter Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay Litter Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay Litter Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay Litter Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay Litter Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat

Litter

Urban Decay Litter Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat ($18.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is has a clear base with micro-glitter that reflects between pink, lavender, and green. It was very subtle on bare lips, and as there was not much base color or finish, it looked like haphazardly applied glitter on its own, but the dry down emphasized the texture of my lips. On its own, it only lasted for an hour or less. When layered, it added subtle bits of glitter on the lips but seemed to go on a bit more evenly. The layering did seem to create patchiness and “split” the underlying lipstick along my lip lines, though.

The brand describes the formula as a “shade-shifting topcoat” that can be used over their “cream, metallized, and matte shades” of Vice Lipstick or any of the Vice Liquid Lipsticks, but–wait for it–“or wear these shades alone.” They’re supposed to be a “comfortable, gel-cream formula that dries down quickly and provides long-lasting wear that never feels sticky” while also creating a “water-resistant barrier that seals in the color underneath.” The brand also warns that your lips might “feel tingly just after applying.”

As a topcoat, I think they perform the best; it can be hit or miss depending on the underlying shade, and some topcoats are more versatile than others (sheerer ones tended to work well with anything, more opaque ones could be hard to apply). I did not feel like they truly locked the underlying lipstick in, as they transferred and still lasted about as long as the lipstick did on its own. I also felt that it was lightly tacky, and it varied, but a few shades would lift color in places. The tingling effect was least pronounced when layered. In general, layering over very light shades was often where they missed and any unevenness became much more visible.

On their own, they often struggled to go on evenly. The application over bare lips was similar to trying to apply some of the darker topcoats over very light or dissimilar colors, which just made any application shortcomings highly visible (compared to say, blue shimmer over a blue lipstick). They had a very strong, lingering tingle where my lips felt like they do after being numbed (like from the dentist)–almost too big, swollen, and a mixture of tingling, cooling, burning. This effect lasted between two to three minutes before subsiding. I wouldn’t say it’s water-resistant, as it seemed to transfer after drinking water, but if I did not drink anything, it was fairly transfer-proof. The wear has been between two and four hours and drying.

The packaging on these doesn’t make sense to me; they have a very thin, brush-type applicator that is terrible for spreading product across the lips, but the formula was often sheerer so getting crisp lines with the included applicator seemed like an exercise in futility. I think a squeeze-tube or more typical doe-foot applicator would have worked here, but I like the idea of a squeeze tube, which would “force” one to use a separate applicator would make more sense, as using it directly on top of another lipstick would result in lipstick transfer to the wand and back into the tube.

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

  • MAC Pearly One (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented (85% similar).
  • NYX Stone Cold (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$18.00/0.16 oz. - $112.50 Per Ounce

The brand describes the formula as a “shade-shifting topcoat” that can be used over their “cream, metallized, and matte shades” of Vice Lipstick or any of the Vice Liquid Lipsticks, but–wait for it–“or wear these shades alone.” They’re supposed to be a “comfortable, gel-cream formula that dries down quickly and provides long-lasting wear that never feels sticky” while also creating a “water-resistant barrier that seals in the color underneath.” The brand also warns that your lips might “feel tingly just after applying.”

As a topcoat, I think they perform the best; it can be hit or miss depending on the underlying shade, and some topcoats are more versatile than others (sheerer ones tended to work well with anything, more opaque ones could be hard to apply). I did not feel like they truly locked the underlying lipstick in, as they transferred and still lasted about as long as the lipstick did on its own. I also felt that it was lightly tacky, and it varied, but a few shades would lift color in places. The tingling effect was least pronounced when layered. In general, layering over very light shades was often where they missed and any unevenness became much more visible.

On their own, they often struggled to go on evenly. The application over bare lips was similar to trying to apply some of the darker topcoats over very light or dissimilar colors, which just made any application shortcomings highly visible (compared to say, blue shimmer over a blue lipstick). They had a very strong, lingering tingle where my lips felt like they do after being numbed (like from the dentist)–almost too big, swollen, and a mixture of tingling, cooling, burning. This effect lasted between two to three minutes before subsiding. I wouldn’t say it’s water-resistant, as it seemed to transfer after drinking water, but if I did not drink anything, it was fairly transfer-proof. The wear has been between two and four hours and drying.

The packaging on these doesn’t make sense to me; they have a very thin, brush-type applicator that is terrible for spreading product across the lips, but the formula was often sheerer so getting crisp lines with the included applicator seemed like an exercise in futility. I think a squeeze-tube or more typical doe-foot applicator would have worked here, but I like the idea of a squeeze tube, which would “force” one to use a separate applicator would make more sense, as using it directly on top of another lipstick would result in lipstick transfer to the wand and back into the tube.

Browse all of our Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat swatches.

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Urban Decay White Lie Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay White Lie Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay White Lie Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay White Lie Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay White Lie Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay White Lie Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay White Lie Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay White Lie Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay White Lie Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay White Lie Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay White Lie Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay White Lie Topcoat over Heroine Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay White Lie Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay White Lie Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay White Lie Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay White Lie Topcoat over Heroine Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay White Lie Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay White Lie Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay White Lie Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay White Lie Topcoat over Heroine Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay White Lie Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay White Lie Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay White Lie Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay White Lie Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay White Lie Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay White Lie Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay White Lie Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay White Lie Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay White Lie Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay White Lie Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat

White Lie

Urban Decay White Lie Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat ($18.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a sheer base with teal, lavender, copper, and lavender flecks of shimmer and glitter. On its own, it applied with a chunkier, more uneven (in terms of texture) finish. It was decently wearable by itself, though it wasn’t the most comfortable product to wear–sort of tacky and felt like cling-wrap on the lips. This shade was one of the easier ones to layer over various lip products, as the lighter base made it workable with many other shades. On its own, it lasted for three hours.

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

Formula Overview

$18.00/0.16 oz. - $112.50 Per Ounce

The brand describes the formula as a “shade-shifting topcoat” that can be used over their “cream, metallized, and matte shades” of Vice Lipstick or any of the Vice Liquid Lipsticks, but–wait for it–“or wear these shades alone.” They’re supposed to be a “comfortable, gel-cream formula that dries down quickly and provides long-lasting wear that never feels sticky” while also creating a “water-resistant barrier that seals in the color underneath.” The brand also warns that your lips might “feel tingly just after applying.”

As a topcoat, I think they perform the best; it can be hit or miss depending on the underlying shade, and some topcoats are more versatile than others (sheerer ones tended to work well with anything, more opaque ones could be hard to apply). I did not feel like they truly locked the underlying lipstick in, as they transferred and still lasted about as long as the lipstick did on its own. I also felt that it was lightly tacky, and it varied, but a few shades would lift color in places. The tingling effect was least pronounced when layered. In general, layering over very light shades was often where they missed and any unevenness became much more visible.

On their own, they often struggled to go on evenly. The application over bare lips was similar to trying to apply some of the darker topcoats over very light or dissimilar colors, which just made any application shortcomings highly visible (compared to say, blue shimmer over a blue lipstick). They had a very strong, lingering tingle where my lips felt like they do after being numbed (like from the dentist)–almost too big, swollen, and a mixture of tingling, cooling, burning. This effect lasted between two to three minutes before subsiding. I wouldn’t say it’s water-resistant, as it seemed to transfer after drinking water, but if I did not drink anything, it was fairly transfer-proof. The wear has been between two and four hours and drying.

The packaging on these doesn’t make sense to me; they have a very thin, brush-type applicator that is terrible for spreading product across the lips, but the formula was often sheerer so getting crisp lines with the included applicator seemed like an exercise in futility. I think a squeeze-tube or more typical doe-foot applicator would have worked here, but I like the idea of a squeeze tube, which would “force” one to use a separate applicator would make more sense, as using it directly on top of another lipstick would result in lipstick transfer to the wand and back into the tube.

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Urban Decay 3rd Degree Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay 3rd Degree Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay 3rd Degree Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay 3rd Degree Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay 3rd Degree Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay 3rd Degree Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay 3rd Degree Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay 3rd Degree Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay 3rd Degree Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay 3rd Degree Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay 3rd Degree Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay 3rd Degree Topcoat over Wildfire Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay 3rd Degree Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay 3rd Degree Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay 3rd Degree Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay 3rd Degree Topcoat over Wildfire Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay 3rd Degree Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay 3rd Degree Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay 3rd Degree Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay 3rd Degree Topcoat over Wildfire Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay 3rd Degree Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay 3rd Degree Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay 3rd Degree Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay 3rd Degree Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay 3rd Degree Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay 3rd Degree Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay 3rd Degree Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay 3rd Degree Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay 3rd Degree Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay 3rd Degree Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat

3rd Degree

Urban Decay 3rd Degree Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat ($18.00 for 0.16 fl. oz.) is a muted, light-medium gold with larger and finer gold shimmer particles. It had semi-shere coverage on the lips, and it applied decently–it was not the most even application, and it did emphasize the natural texture of my lips, but it was better than most in the range. On its own, it lasted for three hours, clung to lips, and was a bit drying. When I tried layering it, the product seemed to work well over several types of textures/colors, so it was more versatile than some shades in the range.

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

Formula Overview

$18.00/0.16 oz. - $112.50 Per Ounce

The brand describes the formula as a “shade-shifting topcoat” that can be used over their “cream, metallized, and matte shades” of Vice Lipstick or any of the Vice Liquid Lipsticks, but–wait for it–“or wear these shades alone.” They’re supposed to be a “comfortable, gel-cream formula that dries down quickly and provides long-lasting wear that never feels sticky” while also creating a “water-resistant barrier that seals in the color underneath.” The brand also warns that your lips might “feel tingly just after applying.”

As a topcoat, I think they perform the best; it can be hit or miss depending on the underlying shade, and some topcoats are more versatile than others (sheerer ones tended to work well with anything, more opaque ones could be hard to apply). I did not feel like they truly locked the underlying lipstick in, as they transferred and still lasted about as long as the lipstick did on its own. I also felt that it was lightly tacky, and it varied, but a few shades would lift color in places. The tingling effect was least pronounced when layered. In general, layering over very light shades was often where they missed and any unevenness became much more visible.

On their own, they often struggled to go on evenly. The application over bare lips was similar to trying to apply some of the darker topcoats over very light or dissimilar colors, which just made any application shortcomings highly visible (compared to say, blue shimmer over a blue lipstick). They had a very strong, lingering tingle where my lips felt like they do after being numbed (like from the dentist)–almost too big, swollen, and a mixture of tingling, cooling, burning. This effect lasted between two to three minutes before subsiding. I wouldn’t say it’s water-resistant, as it seemed to transfer after drinking water, but if I did not drink anything, it was fairly transfer-proof. The wear has been between two and four hours and drying.

The packaging on these doesn’t make sense to me; they have a very thin, brush-type applicator that is terrible for spreading product across the lips, but the formula was often sheerer so getting crisp lines with the included applicator seemed like an exercise in futility. I think a squeeze-tube or more typical doe-foot applicator would have worked here, but I like the idea of a squeeze tube, which would “force” one to use a separate applicator would make more sense, as using it directly on top of another lipstick would result in lipstick transfer to the wand and back into the tube.

Browse all of our Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat swatches.

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
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Third Degree over Wildfire is next level glam! I’ve got Wildfire and Bite Gold Lip Creme, so I will rock that sometime in our next toasty spell!

Now for one I will just maybe buy: White Lie. This over Heroine is the perfect mermaid lip look! And since I do already own CP So Wavy, which on its own is too cool-toned against my skin, this with its teal glitter would look amazing, I think!

(Litter? Cat box! Or at least that’s my 1st thought that pops into my head! ?)

Litter looks fun as a topcoat. Maybe they should’ve just called it Glitter? 3rd Degree looks beautiful layered over other lippies. I might try that one

White Lie was one of my faves here, but I’d even though it didn’t look like Bite Opal it had a similar feel. I have opal so I’m skipping.

These make me so sad!!! I think the lime crime diamond crushers are much more effective as a topper or to wear alone. There are also other lip products that would work better as a topper like bite beauty opal lipgloss or lipstick queen’s queen bee and ice queen and too faced unicorn tears. This is an easy pass for me

I’m not sure what all the hate on Litter is for. I just bought it from Ulta and I love it! It’s super noticeable over a darker lipstick and stays on the lips even when drinking.

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