Urban Decay Purgatory, Rock Steady, Double Crossed Vice Liquid Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Purgatory

Urban Decay Purgatory Vice Liquid LipstickUrban Decay Purgatory Vice Liquid Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and flecks of fuchsia and plum sparkle. It had medium coverage, which was buildable to opaque coverage in two to three layers. The consistency was thin, watery, and difficult to apply evenly, as the color appeared patchy and settled into lip lines. It took a long time to dry, and it felt lightly tacky for an hour after applying it. It lasted for five hours before color started to fade noticeably.

The Vice Liquid Lipstick formula is supposed to be “intensely pigmented” with “complete coverage in one coat” and “nondrying wear” that is “comfortable” and “waterproof.” The majority of the Metallized shades are not even close to one-coat coverage–maybe three or four or coats!–and did not layer evenly, plus they had a tendency to lose sparkle/glitter through wear. Whenever a shade wasn’t opaque in one coat, it often looked streaky or uneven. There were some shades that had fantastic, one-coat coverage, while others featured more medium, buildable coverage but several applied uneven, patchy, and didn’t level or improve after drying down even with a second layer.

The consistency of the formula was smooth, lightweight, and comfortable to apply, but the dry down was lengthy and some shades never fully felt dry (instead, lightly tacky). There was a learning curve to applying and wearing these, too, as they were unforgiving if you accidentally press your lips together before the formula has dried down–the formula is quite tacky as it dries down and pressed lips together results in color lifting away. The wear varied from shade to shade (and between finishes) from four to eight hours, and so far, most were true to the nondrying claim, at least. I didn’t notice any scent or taste with them. They were difficult to remove compared to most products; I had the best luck saturating a cotton pad with eye or lip makeup remover (Neutrogena, Lancome, Shiseido, etc.), yet curiously were not that long-wearing on me (relative to liquid lipsticks)–they seemed to develop a little tackiness with any meal or drink (even just water) and degraded from there. Overall, the formula was extremely disappointing after the successful Vice lipstick launch last year.

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

Formula Overview

$18.00/0.17 oz. - $105.88 Per Ounce

The Vice Liquid Lipstick formula is supposed to be “intensely pigmented” with “complete coverage in one coat” and “nondrying wear” that is “comfortable” and “waterproof.” The majority of the Metallized shades are not even close to one-coat coverage–maybe three or four or coats!–and did not layer evenly, plus they had a tendency to lose sparkle/glitter through wear. Whenever a shade wasn’t opaque in one coat, it often looked streaky or uneven. There were some shades that had fantastic, one-coat coverage, while others featured more medium, buildable coverage but several applied uneven, patchy, and didn’t level or improve after drying down even with a second layer.

The consistency of the formula was smooth, lightweight, and comfortable to apply, but the dry down was lengthy and some shades never fully felt dry (instead, lightly tacky). There was a learning curve to applying and wearing these, too, as they were unforgiving if you accidentally press your lips together before the formula has dried down–the formula is quite tacky as it dries down and pressed lips together results in color lifting away. The wear varied from shade to shade (and between finishes) from four to eight hours, and so far, most were true to the nondrying claim, at least. I didn’t notice any scent or taste with them.

They were difficult to remove compared to most products; I had the best luck saturating a cotton pad with eye or lip makeup remover (Neutrogena, Lancome, Shiseido, etc.), yet curiously were not that long-wearing on me (relative to liquid lipsticks)–they seemed to develop a little tackiness with any meal or drink (even just water) and degraded from there. Overall, the formula was extremely disappointing after the successful Vice lipstick launch last year.

Browse all of our Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Bis-Hydroxylauryl Dimethicone/Ipdi Copolymer, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Silica, Dimethicone, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Cyclohexasiloxane, Nylon-12, Dicalcium Phosphate Dihydrate, Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Propylene Carbonate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, CI 15850 / Red 7 Lake, Silica [Nano] / Silica, Diisopropyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Tin Oxide, Alumina, Ascorbyl Palmitate, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake.

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Rock Steady

Urban Decay Rock Steady Vice Liquid LipstickUrban Decay Rock Steady Vice Liquid Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a vibrant, medium-dark red with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation, though not full coverage, in one layer. The liquid lipstick was fluid without being too watery or thin, and the color spread evenly and dried down to a flat, matte finish after a couple of minutes. It wore well for six and a half hours and left a subtle stain behind. The formula felt neither drying nor hydrating to me.

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

Formula Overview

$18.00/0.17 oz. - $105.88 Per Ounce

The Vice Liquid Lipstick formula is supposed to be “intensely pigmented” with “complete coverage in one coat” and “nondrying wear” that is “comfortable” and “waterproof.” The majority of the Metallized shades are not even close to one-coat coverage–maybe three or four or coats!–and did not layer evenly, plus they had a tendency to lose sparkle/glitter through wear. Whenever a shade wasn’t opaque in one coat, it often looked streaky or uneven. There were some shades that had fantastic, one-coat coverage, while others featured more medium, buildable coverage but several applied uneven, patchy, and didn’t level or improve after drying down even with a second layer.

The consistency of the formula was smooth, lightweight, and comfortable to apply, but the dry down was lengthy and some shades never fully felt dry (instead, lightly tacky). There was a learning curve to applying and wearing these, too, as they were unforgiving if you accidentally press your lips together before the formula has dried down–the formula is quite tacky as it dries down and pressed lips together results in color lifting away. The wear varied from shade to shade (and between finishes) from four to eight hours, and so far, most were true to the nondrying claim, at least. I didn’t notice any scent or taste with them.

They were difficult to remove compared to most products; I had the best luck saturating a cotton pad with eye or lip makeup remover (Neutrogena, Lancome, Shiseido, etc.), yet curiously were not that long-wearing on me (relative to liquid lipsticks)–they seemed to develop a little tackiness with any meal or drink (even just water) and degraded from there. Overall, the formula was extremely disappointing after the successful Vice lipstick launch last year.

Browse all of our Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Bis-Hydroxylauryl Dimethicone/Ipdi Copolymer, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, CI 15850 / Red 7 Lake, Silica, Cyclohexasiloxane, Nylon-12, Dicalcium Phosphate Dihydrate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Mica, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Propylene Carbonate, CI 75470 / Carmine, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, CI 77491, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, Silica [Nano] / Silica, Diisopropyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Alumina, CI 15985 / Yellow 6 Lake, CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake, Ascorbyl Palmitate.

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Double Crossed

Urban Decay Double Crossed Vice Liquid LipstickUrban Decay Double Crossed Vice Liquid Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.17 fl. oz.) is a deep, muted purple with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which would have been opaque with a second layer. The texture wasn’t too thin or too thick, so the product spread well across the lips. There was slight unevenness, but it wasn’t too noticeable. The color wore well for six and a half hours on me.

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

Formula Overview

$18.00/0.17 oz. - $105.88 Per Ounce

The Vice Liquid Lipstick formula is supposed to be “intensely pigmented” with “complete coverage in one coat” and “nondrying wear” that is “comfortable” and “waterproof.” The majority of the Metallized shades are not even close to one-coat coverage–maybe three or four or coats!–and did not layer evenly, plus they had a tendency to lose sparkle/glitter through wear. Whenever a shade wasn’t opaque in one coat, it often looked streaky or uneven. There were some shades that had fantastic, one-coat coverage, while others featured more medium, buildable coverage but several applied uneven, patchy, and didn’t level or improve after drying down even with a second layer.

The consistency of the formula was smooth, lightweight, and comfortable to apply, but the dry down was lengthy and some shades never fully felt dry (instead, lightly tacky). There was a learning curve to applying and wearing these, too, as they were unforgiving if you accidentally press your lips together before the formula has dried down–the formula is quite tacky as it dries down and pressed lips together results in color lifting away. The wear varied from shade to shade (and between finishes) from four to eight hours, and so far, most were true to the nondrying claim, at least. I didn’t notice any scent or taste with them.

They were difficult to remove compared to most products; I had the best luck saturating a cotton pad with eye or lip makeup remover (Neutrogena, Lancome, Shiseido, etc.), yet curiously were not that long-wearing on me (relative to liquid lipsticks)–they seemed to develop a little tackiness with any meal or drink (even just water) and degraded from there. Overall, the formula was extremely disappointing after the successful Vice lipstick launch last year.

Browse all of our Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Isododecane, Bis-Hydroxylauryl Dimethicone/Ipdi Copolymer, Cyclopentasiloxane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Dimethicone, Mica, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Silica, Cyclohexasiloxane, Nylon-12, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, Dicalcium Phosphate Dihydrate, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 15850 / Red 7 Lake, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Propylene Carbonate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica [Nano] / Silica, Diisopropyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Alumina, Tin Oxide, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, Ascorbyl Palmitate.

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Urban Decay Purgatory Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Purgatory Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Purgatory Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Purgatory Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Purgatory Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Purgatory Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Purgatory Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Rock Steady Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Rock Steady Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Rock Steady Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Rock Steady Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Rock Steady Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Rock Steady Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Rock Steady Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Double Crossed Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Double Crossed Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Double Crossed Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Double Crossed Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Double Crossed Vice Liquid Lipstick

Urban Decay Double Crossed Vice Liquid Lipstick

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These lipsticks are an easy skip for me, unfortunately. Having read your reviews, I’m surprised at the quality of them overall. Such a pity as so many of the shades are lovely!

I’m a huge Gwen Stefani/No Doubt fan so I am SO happy to see that the A- came from Rock Steady. It gives me all the good referential nostalgic feelings.

Rock Steady looks like one amazing red! But I do have MAC Russian Red, and no longer even use it. I think I like my reds either lighter and brighter, ie; Ruby Woo or 714, or deeper and more complex looking.
And of course I’m loving Double Crossed! But have quite a bunch of those deeper vampy plums, purples and burgundies. ?
Have to say that Purgatory made me wanna cry. Done right, this could have been one awesome shade.

Purgatory YIKES. in the close up picture of your lips, it looks SO grainy, and chunky. EEEEP!

I love the other two, but I won’t be wasting my money on these, I already own a ton of liquid lipsticks, and I own FAR too many different shades/types of reds/vamps. SO.

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