Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

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Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick
Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick
Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick
Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick
Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick
Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick
Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick
Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick
Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick
Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick
Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick
Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick
Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick
Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick
Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick
Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick
Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick
Urban Decay WSM Vice Liquid Lipstick

WSM

Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark plum with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage, which would have been opaque with a second layer. The consistency was thin, almost watery, but it spread well across the lips and applied the color evenly. It dried down to a mostly matte finish, though if I pressed my lips together, there was a barely-there tackiness. This shade wore well for five hours and was neither drying nor hydrating.

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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, Silica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Cyclohexasiloxane, Nylon-12, Mica, Dicalcium Phosphate Dihydrate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, CI 15850 / Red 7 Lake, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Propylene Carbonate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, CI 77491, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, Silica [Nano] / Silica, Alumina, Diisopropyl Dimer Dilinoleate, CI 45410 / Red 28 Lake, Ascorbyl Palmitate, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake.

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Dior Star Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • Tom Ford Grauitous Cheek Color
  • Becca Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

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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Nice enough, I guess. I like it a lot on you, but it may fall into that weird gulch for me of not warm enough, nor cool enough? Warm fuchsia like MAC Taraji VG or Diva-ish look great on me, or in the total opposite direction as in UD Bittersweet or MAC Heroine works, too. But right down the middle just doesn’t. Weird, I know!

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