Urban Decay Vanity Kills, Twitch, Cruz, Notorious, Speedball Vice Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Vanity Kills Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “lavender [with a Mega Matte finish].” It’s a medium, lavender purple with subtle, cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It seemed to be one of the less-pigmented Mega Matte shades, though it was still semi-opaque; I just felt like it was noticeably translucent where the natural lip color comes through and can influence the way the lipstick looks on. The consistency was thin, not too clingy, and a had a bit more slip than other Mega Mattes. The color lasted for four and a half hours and was neither drying nor hydrating, but some of the color settled into lip lines over time. Colour Pop Koala (LE, $6.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Fresh Amour (LE, $19.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Brunch Queen (LE, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Lured In (LE, $19.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Brills (LE, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Lavender Jade (P, $19.50) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Fluke (P, $7.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Weekend 2 (LE, $19.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Trippin (50) (P, $8.00) is cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever C503 (P, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Fenty Beauty One of the Boyz (P, $18.00) is darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Coven (DC, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Shallow (DC, $18.00) is darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Coven (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Dodgy Girl (LE, $19.50) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Make Up For Ever C502 (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). MAC Strutting Fabulous (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Melt Cosmetics Darling (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Twitch Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “soft purple with blue undertone [with a Cream finish].” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark purple with grayer, cooler undertones and a moderate shine. The texture was light-medium in weight–a little thicker and creamier than other Creams in the range–and had mostly opaque coverage. It could have applied a bit more evenly. This shade wore well for four and a half hours and was moisturizing while worn. Bite Beauty Sugar Beet (LE, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). Smashbox Action (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Fluke (P, $7.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Urban Decay Cruz (DC, $18.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Nectar (P, $24.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Pat McGrath Faux Pas (P, $38.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (85% similar). Bite Beauty Taro (LE, $26.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). MAC Lured In (LE, $19.50) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Purple (LE, $26.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (80% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Belladonna (DC, $18.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (80% similar). Make Up For Ever C502 (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (80% similar). MAC Fresh Amour (LE, $19.00) is lighter (80% similar). NYX Violet (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Cruz Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “soft purple with pink undertone [with a Cream finish].” It’s a muted, medium lavender with neutral-to-cool undertones and a creamy finish. There’s a slight gray cast to it, though it is subtle. The texture was creamy, easy to apply, and comfortable to wear as it had a denser feel without being really heavy. It had good pigmentation, but it could have applied a little more evenly overall. This shade wore well for four and a half hours and was hydrating while worn. It is a Sephora exclusive. Colour Pop Cheetah (P, $7.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Makeup Geek Troublemaker (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Spritzer (P, $26.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Twitch (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Yaassss (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (80% similar). NARS Dominique (P, $34.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Notorious (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Colour Pop Brills (LE, $6.00) is lighter, less glossy (80% similar). MAC Lavender Jade (P, $19.50) is lighter, less glossy (80% similar). Fenty Beauty One of the Boyz (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (80% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Digitalis (DC, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Notorious Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “medium berry [with a Cream finish].” It’s a medium-dark, pinky-purple with subtle, warmer undertones and a satin finish. It felt and looked more like a Comfort Matte than a Cream finish to me It is now listed as a Comfort Matte officially, and it didn’t have the weight or the density of a Cream. The texture was very smooth, lightly creamy, and glided over the lips with good color payoff in a single stroke. It lasted for five hours, left behind a fuchsia stain, and was lightly hydrating. It is a Sephora exclusive. Anastasia Rage (P, $18.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Grind (LE, $6.00) is brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Smashbox Violet Riot (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Heroine (P, $19.50) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Cloud9 (LE, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). NYX Twisted (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Milani I Am Cool (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Anastasia #9 (Vol. 1) (PiP, ) is cooler (85% similar). Maybelline Vibrant Violet (P, $7.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Kaia (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Seductive Intent (LE, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Beach Nut (LE, $19.50) is darker, more muted, less glossy (85% similar). Makeup Geek Troublemaker (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Pandemonium (P, $18.00) is darker (80% similar). NARS Kate (P, $34.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Cruz (DC, $18.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Leather (P, $6.00) is darker (80% similar). Make Up For Ever Lilac (500) (P, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Fenty Beauty Purpsicle (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). MAC Strong Woman (LE, $19.50) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Speedball Vice Lipstick ($17.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “deep vibrant purple [with a Cream finish].” It’s a dark, berry-purple with subtle, warmer undertones and a glossy finish and very, very fine micro-shimmer. It had semi-opaque color coverage that applied evenly for the most part, but it is one of the weaker shades in the Cream finish range. On that note, though, the Vice version applies more evenly and sits better on the lips with less settling than its Revolution version. The color lasted for a good five hours and left a strong stain (fuchsia) behind, and it was lightly hydrating. It is a Sephora exclusive. MAC Hellebore (DC, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Zipper (P, $6.50) is less glossy (90% similar). Colour Pop Leather (P, $6.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Own the Look (LE, $19.00) is more muted, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Kate (P, $34.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Jawbreaker (P, $18.00) is cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Anastasia Vintage (P, $20.00) is less glossy (85% similar). Maybelline Vibrant Violet (P, $7.99) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). Bite Beauty Aquarius (LE, $26.00) is warmer, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Model Behavior (P, $19.50) is more shimmery, lighter, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Punk Couture (P, $19.50) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Urban Decay Mad (PiP, $18.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Pandemonium (P, $18.00) is cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Colour Pop Lychee (LE, $6.50) is lighter, less glossy (80% similar). Smashbox Vinyl (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | 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. 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. The Revolution formula–generally–felt a little more hydrating and pigmented on the lips, but these seem to wear a little longer; some of the shades that were in Revolution and are now in Vice (particularly the Creams, Sheers, and Sheer Shimmers) feel virtually the same on to me. The Comfort Mattes are the only ones that felt largely different–more satiny than matte, less dense compared to Matte Revolution.

A note on packaging: an average Revolution lipstick weighed 1.0 oz. in total, while a Vice Lipstick weighed 0.7 oz. in total. The weight distribution for a Revolution lipstick was: 0.2 oz. for the cap alone, 0.8 oz. for the base. The weight distribution for a Vice lipstick was: 0.2 oz. for the cap alone, 0.5 oz. for the base. The decrease is felt primarily in the sturdiness/weighted feeling of the base, so I find the older Revolutions to stand better on their own, but thrown into a cup or jar for storage, it doesn’t really matter. The more weighted base does give a greater sense of heft when applying, since you hold the base. The caps are the same total weight, but the Revolution caps are shorter and, as a result, maybe 1mm thicker, while the Vice caps are longer and spread the same weight of material over a larger area. All but two out of 120 lipstick caps felt very secure, and then about four were extremely secure and difficult to uncap, but otherwise, there is a soft “click” and the caps seem to stay on without easily coming off. All that being said, they seem to be the same packaging used in the Gwen Stefani and Alice Through the Looking Glass collaborations, though the interior tube felt a little higher-end, even though they all weigh the same. Revolution Lipsticks were $22.00 for 0.09 oz., which works out to be $244.44/oz., and these are $17.00 for 0.11 oz., which works out to be $154.55/oz. So while the packaging does feel less substantial and cheaper, you are paying $5 less and getting more for your money, but if you really liked the heavier base of Revolution lipsticks, you might miss that feeling with the new packaging.

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Urban Decay Speedball Vice Lipstick
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Urban Decay Vanity Kills Vice Lipstick
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Urban Decay Vanity Kills Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Vanity Kills Vice Lipstick

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
  • Urban Decay Rapture Afterglow Blush
  • Urban Decay Aura Afterglow Highlighter
On eyes:
  • Urban Decay Naked2 Eyeshadow Palette
  • Urban Decay Mushroom Eyeliner

About the Reviewer

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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Notorious and Speedball are on my wishlist, so glad Speedball has been improved! I like the color but skipped the original due to the formula

It is definitely better! Not perfect but I think the major “ding” is opacity and that’s more of a preference.

I have Speedball – I love it. Totally badass. Christine – that was my favorite on you in this group. This website, by the way, is fantastic. I don’t know how I’ve lived my life this long without it. I have seen the light!

For what every reason I’m just not liking these shades. Probably because for the most part they are very warm base purples… I think they might look sickly one me. lol

Yay, Vice lipsticks are looking good so far. Thank you for reviewing the packaging as well (in such depth too)! I’ll miss the good old sturdy and sleek Revolution packaging :(.

Yeah, the Revolution packaging is definitely nicer, so that’s a bummer. But I do think the price decrease is HUGE to compensate!

OMG! It’s really up first! Thank you Christine. I’m really in love with Vanity Kills, my kind of shade. After seeing this, I am more excited to get mine. Thank you for more swatches & amazing your review & dupes.

And….Cruz stays on my wishlist! Oddly, I now am also really loving how Speedball looks. I think with my darker lips, the translucency may be less apparent. This entire set is quite beautiful, except that I don’t particularly care for Vanity Kills, because it is just too light for my coloring. Thank you so much for getting these more unique purples up, Christine!

Loving these colors! I’m so happy these got good grades. I was afraid of the packaging change, but that’s how they’re making them cheaper. 🙁

It’s definitely not as good as the Revolution packaging, but at least they’re passing the cost onto customers 🙁

It’s so rare to see a brand lower their prices AND give you more product in the tube/container that I have to applaud UD for this move. And if the packaging is a little less hefty, so be it!

It is!! SO rare. I’m not sure when was the last time that happened! I think for a lot of people, the price point is welcome – but I can totally understand the disappointment in the packaging change.

As I predicted from your swatches, it’s going to be hard to choose a purple! I really like Cruz, Notorious and Speedball!

Thank you, Christine, for reviewing all shades of this new lipstick! Would love to know how these compare to Bite’s Amuse Bouche lipsticks and which you prefer?

Bite’s formula is a little thinner, less tacky, and has a creamier feel. They wear a little longer on average, but UD’s formula is more hydrating for me.

Twitch, Cruz and Notorious are on my list!!! These performed better than I expected! I was really upset about them changing the whole revolution line over, but I guess the price decrease and product increase makes up for the packaging. I think they’ll probably end up selling really well. Thanks for the super in depth review on the packaging!!! One thing I noticed is that in the description/dupe section for twitch and Cruz you wrote that Twitch is warmer than Cruz ans and Cruz is cooler than Twitch but I think it’s the other way around right?

I’ll have to look at the dupes section, because it actually puts that in automatically so if it’s not doing the reverse, then it’s a code error.

Christine thank you for starting your in-depth reviews on vice with the purples! My absolute fave variety of lip colours. I wish these scored just as well as the revolution lipsticks though…guess we can’t have em’ all

It just occurred to me that, at $17, these are cheaper than even the previous line of lipsticks, which were $18, if I remember correctly! It’s a bold move, but I think with the expansion of the lipstick line, it’s pretty smart. The lipsticks are a bit cheaper, but there may be more you want, so it’s an enticement to buy more lipstick overall.

Wow, that is a good memory you have there, and it’s pretty interesting how they’re going *cheaper* when most brands bump up.

Vanity Kills would zombify me. The others though! It will be so hard to chose, so much lovlieness. I think I’ll have to get at least 5-10 new lipsticks from this release. Good that they are permanent!

Lavenders and Purples aren’t really my thing ususally, because I find they look weird on me. Buuuut I just can’t skip Notorious and Speedball. 😀 Love them! And they are pink enough to suit me, I think.

I actually bought Notorious at Sephora today and the box is labeled as a Comfort Matte, not Cream. Sounds like they had it wrong in their press materials and you were right on in your description!

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