Urban Decay: Oil Slick, Naked, Confession Lipsticks

Oil Slick

Urban Decay: Oil Slick, Naked, Confession Lipsticks

New for fall from Urban Decay are three new shades of lipstick ($22.00 each). All three have a satiny, slightly glossy finish, and they feel very moisturizing on the lips. They smell sweetly scented — I think I detected a bit of caramel-ness to it, too. Ever since Urban Decay launched their lipstick line, I’ve always been a huge admirer of the creative packaging. I still love it, but it has to be some of the more impractical packaging I’ve come across, just because the label is on the “top” but the daggers are out of the bottom (which don’t stand very nicely). But I really do love it anyway. It’s just so beautiful to look at.

Both Oil Slick and Confession should be worn with a lip liner (clear or otherwise), or you could wear this with Urban Decay’s new Lip Primer Potion ($20.00). I haven’t yet tried it, but I’m planning to see how the two work together later on (and will definitely post some comparisons for you all, too). These two shades tend to settle into natural lip lines and may bleed, too, without the proper base!

  • Oil Slick is a sheer, glossy black with small, silver sparkles. It’s extremely wearable–not necessarily on its own–when you layer it with other shades. Try topping it with a really rich red or pink!
  • Naked is creamy, pinky shade with a little bit of beige to tone it down and gold shimmer to warm it up. Love it. LOVE.
  • Confession is a sheer, glossy burgundy-wine shade. It goes on much brighter/lighter than it looks in the tube–so don’t be afraid of the near blackberry color it appears to be. (Actually, the transformation reminded me a bit of how Clinique’s Black Honey is!)

Naked is my new obsession, though. It’s absolutely stunning on lips. It’s totally my-lips-but-better (MLBB) and yet way more complex and interesting than just MLBB. It’s this glossy pinky color with gold shimmer/sparkle. I feel like I’m wearing a lip color that brightens my whole face without anyone really having a clue I’m wearing any. This shade really grabbed me from the get-go, even if it’s not necessarily a unique or eye-catching (hey, it’s no hot pink!).

Anyone else check these out yet?

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Oil Slick, Naked, Confession

Oil Slick, Naked, Confession

Oil Slick


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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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WOW! I am so anxious to see your lip swatches, especially NAKED. I have their Naked lipliner and I love the color of it. If Naked is everything you say it is, this may definitely be a lipstick I have to get. I love the idea of a MLBB lippie. These pictures look gorgeous!

I love urban decay lipsticks… but out of the 6 I own, 4 of them have a TERRIBLE acidic taste when I put them on my lips… almost like I’m swallowing nail polish remover or something! It makes me sick… so I hesitate to buy more. Anyone else have this problem? It seems it’s not really a universal issue.

I had this problem with a lipstick of theirs from years ago. It was the old packaging from like 2001 & all the lippies then had a horrible taste & smell IMO at least. However, I have not had the same experience with their newer lipsticks. I most recently got one about 6 months ago & it smells more like Christine described – sweet. Hopefully, the few you have are just a fluke.

No, you’re not alone. I had the same experience and for that reason, gave away my beloved UD lipsticks. I even emailed them with a question and also suggested maybe using a different flavor, but never heard a thing back. So much for customer service.

Another blogger said these don’t have that taste, but I would have to test them out before buying. It was so gross!

OMG. I’m not the only one. I have four UD lipsticks (the kind in the purple dagger packaging) and two of them seriously taste like rat poison when I put them on. I have no idea why, but it’s horrible. I really like the colors, but sometimes it’s hard to remember not to lick my lips or w/e, and I get a nasty surprise! I just don’t understand what they could be putting in it to make it taste like nail polish remover…

I have one of the newer UD lipsticks too, in the shade Voodoo, and to me, it has the most disgusting bitter liquorice/burnt sugar smell and taste to it, I seriously can’t stand it! I hope the new lippies don’t have the same thing going on, because I’m loving the look of Naked!

@Jennifer – you’ve got it totally right, it’s like nail polish remover

I’ve used Voodoo since it came out (had several lipsticks and used them all up cos I wear it every day). Latest running low so bought a new one and it makes me want to hurl every time I apply it, I’ll be taking it back for a refund.

Must be a bad batch – or the place I bought it didn’t store it properly? Not sure how long they take to go bad – I’ve got a stub from nearly a year ago and its still fine (but I have to dig it out with a brush!)

Oh how I wish these didn’t taste so terrible or I’d get Naked. UD sent me a sample l/s with my FF order and it was awful 🙁 I really wish they’d reformulate them.

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