Urban Decay Outspoken Vice Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches


Urban Decay Outspoken Vice Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a brighter, medium plum with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had opaque color payoff in a single layer that applied evenly and smoothly across my lips without skipping. The lipstick had faint micro-sparkle, which I could feel when I initially applied it, though I would not say it was rough or gritty. Otherwise, it had enough slip to be comfortable to wear but still adhere well to my lips. It wore well for five hours and was lightly hydrating over time.

100% of the purchase price of this lipstick is donated to “women’s empowerment nonprofits selected by The Ultraviolet Edge, Urban Decay’s global initiative to empower women.” You can learn more about Urban Decay’s initiative here, including more on the organizations that receive funding.

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

Formula Overview

$18.00/0.11 oz. - $163.64 Per Ounce

Urban 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. I didn't notice any scent or taste. 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.

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Urban Decay Outspoken Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Outspoken Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Outspoken Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Outspoken Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Outspoken Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Outspoken Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Outspoken Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Outspoken Vice Lipstick

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • MAC I'm Not Blushing Blush Duo
On eyes:
  • MAC Stay With Me Eyeshadow Palette
  • Urban Decay Perversion 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

About the 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 wish I didn’t hate glitter and metallic products on my lips so much because this shade is beautiful. But they never work for me, so I’ll just admire the photos of this very pretty lipstick.

I really like this color! I might go ahead and pick it up, I think it would be a great Spring and Summer lip.

I picked it up based on the website description, but I was expecting something a little cooler and less red/plum. It’s way sparklier than I usually wear, but I will hold onto it because it’s for a good cause.

Can’t help notice how gorgeous this eyeshadow palette is on you! I didn’t want it but you just sold me!
I love this lipstick but I already own too many . Oh, the dilemma as it is Recomended !! Lol

Another beautiful lipstick. I only have one dupe Ciate Infamous but it isn’t quite as shimmery so this is something I really love and applies very evenly. I am going to get this one.

I’ve been waiting and waiting for UD to restock this lipstick to no avail. Ugh. And now that I’ve read your review, I love this particular one even more! Then I tell myself, if I cannot get it, just layer some MAC Sequin on top of either Nyx Mahogany Slim Lip Pencil or UD Manic lipstick.

So beautiful! I rarely ever get use out of the metallics I own but UD’s metallics are some of my favorites. this looks like a beautiful shade but still more of a subtle metallic sheen that an in-your-face colour. Looks like a good one to add to my UD Vice collection!

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