Urban Decay Singe & Ember Vice Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

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Urban Decay Singe Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Singe Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Singe Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Singe Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Singe Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Singe Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Singe Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Singe Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Singe Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Singe Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Singe Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Singe Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Singe Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Singe Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Singe Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Singe Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Singe Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Singe Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Singe Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Singe Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Singe Vice Lipstick

Singe

Urban Decay Singe Vice LipstickUrban Decay Singe Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a rich, deep red with cool undertones and a ruby red sparkle and pearl. It had good color payoff, though it wasn’t fully opaque. The texture was lightweight with moderate slip and a touch of tackiness (which I find helps improve wear times in lipsticks–tacky without being problematic with long hair!). The color applied evenly and smoothly across my lips, though I could feel that there were larger sparkles in the tube. It wore well for six hours and left a slight stain behind, while the formula felt lightly hydrating.

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 Ember Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Ember Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Ember Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Ember Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Ember Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Ember Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Ember Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Ember Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Ember Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Ember Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Ember Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Ember Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Ember Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Ember Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Ember Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Ember Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Ember Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Ember Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Ember Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Ember Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Ember Vice Lipstick

Ember

Urban Decay Ember Vice LipstickUrban Decay Ember Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a deep brown with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The lipstick yielded nearly opaque coverage in a single, fluid stroke. The texture was lightweight, thin without being clingy, and emollient enough to glide on but not slide around when worn. The color applied evenly and stayed on well for five hours with a lightly moisturizing formula.

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.

Browse all of our Urban Decay Vice Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

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Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay
$18.00/0.11 oz.

89%

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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I’m thrilled that Singe reviewed so well! It just makes me think of crushed raspberries! So, even though it’s a darker, richer shade, I’m still getting a spring vibe from it!

As for Ember, I’m glad it did so well, too. Especially so for anyone who may have missed out on MAC Taraji P Henson VG 2 Lipstick.

These are absolutely gorgeous shades. I have dupes of both but still…….
I am headed to Missoula and Kalispell next week and hope to check them out.

The close up photo of the bullet of Singe is sooooooo freaking pretty. Too bad pinks aren’t super flattering on me. (while it’s “pinky red”, anything remotely pink goes barbie against my skin)

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