Urban Decay x Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipsticks Review, Photos, Swatches (Part 1)

Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick
Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick

Urban Decay Alice Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “sheer nude with pink shift.” It’s a light-medium peachy-orange with warm undertones and iridescent pink shimmer. The warmer base paired with the finer, cooler shimmer made it harder to dupe, and the sheer coverage will make it one of those shades that can look different from person to person. The texture was creamy, lightweight, and moderately hydrating, though it only lasted for two and a half hours on me. Chanel Jersey Rose (DC, $34.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Bellini (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Fever (P, $18.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Mad Hatter Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “bright purple shimmer.” It’s a slightly brighter, medium-dark purple with cooler undertones and fine, metallic shimmer. The shimmer wasn’t particularly gritty or noticeable when I pressed my lips together, but I could feel the texture of the shimmer content in the bullet when applying initially. It had semi-opaque color payoff that could have applied a bit more evenly. This shade lasted for five hours and was very lightly hydrating. Urban Decay Mad (PiP, $18.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Model Behavior (P, $19.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Violetta (PiP, $19.50) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). MAC Foiled Rose (LE, $19.50) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Cosmic Purple (105) (P, $14.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Extreme (LE, $54.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Own the Look (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Plague (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Alt-Girl (DC, $17.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (85% similar). MAC Royal Hour (LE, $19.50) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Atomized (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, less glossy (85% similar). Urban Decay Mad (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Flashback (P, $18.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Ciate Elektra (P, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty Grape Glaze (P, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Backfire (P, $18.00) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). Too Faced Pixie Stick (LE, $22.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Time Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “gunmetal navy with silver shimmer.” It’s a deep, purpled-blue with cool undertones and gold micro-shimmer and sparkle. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage with a thin, emollient consistency that was hard to keep in place as it would create “streaks” if I pressed my lips together, while color gathered in lip lines noticeably within an hour of wearing it. I would recommend wearing a lip liner or primer with this one to help it apply more evenly. It lasted for four hours and feathered very slightly on me. Urban Decay Time (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Unspoken (P, $27.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Poe (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Skinny Jeans (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Frostbite (LE, $18.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Moon Landing (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Kat Von D Poe (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Fenty Beauty No Chill (LE, ) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Anything Once (LE, $19.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Ice Breaker (46) (P, $8.00) is darker (85% similar). Maybelline Midnight Blue (DC, $7.49) is darker (85% similar). Smashbox Deep (P, $21.00) is darker (80% similar). Ciate Iconic (P, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). Bite Beauty #054 (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Sephora City Beat (45) (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Urban Decay Alice Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick
Urban Decay Alice Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick

Urban Decay Alice Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick
Urban Decay Alice Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick

Urban Decay Alice Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick
Urban Decay Alice Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick

Urban Decay Alice Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick
Urban Decay Alice Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick

Urban Decay Alice Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick
Urban Decay Alice Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick

Urban Decay Alice Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick
Urban Decay Alice Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick

Urban Decay Alice Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick
Urban Decay Alice Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick

Urban Decay Mad Hatter Through the Looking Glass Lipstick
Urban Decay Mad Hatter Through the Looking Glass Lipstick

Urban Decay Mad Hatter Through the Looking Glass Lipstick
Urban Decay Mad Hatter Through the Looking Glass Lipstick

Urban Decay Mad Hatter Through the Looking Glass Lipstick
Urban Decay Mad Hatter Through the Looking Glass Lipstick

Urban Decay Mad Hatter Through the Looking Glass Lipstick
Urban Decay Mad Hatter Through the Looking Glass Lipstick

Urban Decay Mad Hatter Through the Looking Glass Lipstick
Urban Decay Mad Hatter Through the Looking Glass Lipstick

Urban Decay Mad Hatter Through the Looking Glass Lipstick
Urban Decay Mad Hatter Through the Looking Glass Lipstick

Urban Decay Mad Hatter Through the Looking Glass Lipstick
Urban Decay Mad Hatter Through the Looking Glass Lipstick

Urban Decay Time Through the Looking Glass Lipstick
Urban Decay Time Through the Looking Glass Lipstick

Urban Decay Time Through the Looking Glass Lipstick
Urban Decay Time Through the Looking Glass Lipstick

Urban Decay Time Through the Looking Glass Lipstick
Urban Decay Time Through the Looking Glass Lipstick

Urban Decay Time Through the Looking Glass Lipstick
Urban Decay Time Through the Looking Glass Lipstick

Urban Decay Time Through the Looking Glass Lipstick
Urban Decay Time Through the Looking Glass Lipstick

Urban Decay Time Through the Looking Glass Lipstick
Urban Decay Time Through the Looking Glass Lipstick

Urban Decay Time Through the Looking Glass Lipstick
Urban Decay Time Through the Looking Glass Lipstick

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
  • Urban Decay Aura Highlighter
On eyes:
  • Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Palette

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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I really need Madhatter in my life! On you, Alice reminds me of something I have in my stash. I’ll have to check but I think it’s a Bobbi Brown gloss. I’m kind of surprised, I also like Time. I’ll have to think about it (kind of depends on what I buy between now and the release). Thanks for your review! (Oh and as a side note, if they’re not all sold out already, PayPal Digital Gifts on Ebay was selling a $30 Sephora gift card for $25 – sent via email. I posted it on my personal FB page this morning but I don’t think anyone here is on my page (it’s not a private page). I bought $100 worth this morning. Just mentioning it in case some of your readers want to get one for a future purchase…like Alice 😉 )

I actually quite like Alice, it’s a unique color but still very wearable and the pink shimmer makes it interesting.

Now we’re talking! Alice reminds me of the UD shadow in Fireball, might have to swatch in person to see the shift. I might have a dupe, but picking up Mad Hatter anyway because I love the packaging and purple color. Time is unique too, but I already have Kat Von D Poe, will swatch tonight to see if it’s different enough to justify picking up.

Call me crazy with a capital C, but I must get ALL 3 of these!!! Time over a gray or dusky blurple pencil will be STUNNING! And Alice is a*perfect* topper for a dull nude that one has just sitting around, like say, MAC Spirit. Mad Hatter is just LOVE !!! ?

It is funny how one shade was supposed to be sheer, yet the others aren’t opaque like most of the Revolution line and have no such description!

The colour of Alice reminds me of several powder products UD has released this year: OC blush / Fireball highlight / Duchess eyeshadow.
Not sure if I would like it as a lip colour on me – I don’t like wearing shimmery colours on my lips – but it sure looks pretty on you!

I think Alice and Time will be pretty toppers over a pencil or more opaque lipstick, and I quite like Mad Hatter. I’m not too keen on Time by itself. I was hoping for something more opaque with that one, and it’s a little disappointing.. I think it will be fun to get the vibrant red matte (Iracebeth?), and see how these three layer over it.

Oh UD! I was hoping for better quality on these amazing colours… on a side note I love the Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics 😛 looks great with the lipsticks!

From your initial swatches I thought these were gonna be an easy pass. But now I’m thinking I may need Alice and Mad Hatter now that I see them on you!!! I love your look with Alice on with that vibrant red eyeshadow and rainbow liner!!! ?
Time is so disappointing. I so wish it would’ve been perfect!!!!

I didn’t expect Alice to be the one I’m most interested in at the moment! Looks really pretty and kind of unique, too. Immediately going to try and find out if it’ll get released here or whether I’ll have to hunt it down elsewhere haha!

Alice could be pretty cool, ilikethe ideal if the colour shift, I will have to swatch that in person. Mad hatter is going to be hard for me to pass on. Purple lipstick + cool packaging = ?❤️ But I already own all the dupes. I am surprisingly intrigued by Time. I’m wondering how Mad hatter mixed with Time would look. I may give that a try and justify mad hatter lol. Or maybe pick up Alice instead….decisions, decisions, what’s a girl to do??

I’m glad to see UD putting out non-traditional colors-that’s one thing that surprises me about them, when it comes to lipstick, it’s mainly nudes, pinks, & burgundies, which are very nice, but I’d like to see some more ‘out there’ colors from them. Like even some of the darker ones, like Venom for example, aren’t really that dark. And I wish they’d put out a liquid lipstick already! I know they have those liquid glosses, but they’re not as pigmented as they look in ads.

I loved Alice in the tube. But it looks terrible on me. It settles into fine lines and makes my lips look old. It’s so pretty, I’ve tried it over different lipsticks and lip pencils, but it still doesn’t look very good. So sad.

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