Urban Decay x Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipsticks Review, Photos, Swatches (Part 2)

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

Urban Decay Mirana Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “matte berry with tonal shimmer.” It’s a deep burgundy with cool undertones and ruby micro-shimmer and sparkle. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a creamy, lightweight texture that had just a bit more slip than I’d think is ideal for such a deep shade. Some color gathered into lip lines, and as it wasn’t totally opaque, it appeared uneven in places. This shade wore well for five hours and was lightly hydrating. Tom Ford Beauty Jon (P, $36.00) is more shimmery, glossier (95% similar). Makeup Geek Acoustic (P, $15.00) is warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Jasper (LE, $19.50) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Double Crossed (PiP, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Revlon Black Cherry (P, $8.49) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). NYX Biker Babe (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Black Metal Dahlia (DC, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Kat Von D Mercy (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Musky Amethyst (LE, $19.50) is lighter, more muted (80% similar). NARS Heroine Red (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Urban Decay Iracebeth Alice Through the Looking Glass Lipstick ($18.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “bright red matte.” It’s a bold, bright, pinky-red with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It was intensely pigmented with a creamy, lightweight texture that applied smooth, even color without tugging on the lips. This shade wore well for six hours and was lightly hydrating. MAC Damn Glamorous (LE, $19.50) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek Trophy Wife (P, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Carmine Rouge (LE, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Victoriana (LE, $19.50) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Clinique Cherry Pop (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Luxembourg (PiP, $25.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Cherry Bomb (LE, $26.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Glam (DC, $19.50) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Frenesi (LE, $19.50) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Nu Wave (LE, $7.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). Givenchy Rouge Interdit (13) (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, warmer, glossier (90% similar). NYX Perfect Red (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Blue Blood (LE, $19.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Lasting Passion (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Outlaw (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Milani Romance (LE, $8.99) is darker, more muted, less glossy (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty LA Woman (P, $55.00) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Incantevole (184) (LE, $38.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Pomegranate (LE, $25.00) is cooler (85% similar). Revlon Cherry Blossom (P, $8.49) is more shimmery, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Urban Decay Mirana Through the Looking Glass Lipstick
Urban Decay Mirana Through the Looking Glass Lipstick

Urban Decay Mirana Through the Looking Glass Lipstick
Urban Decay Mirana Through the Looking Glass Lipstick

Urban Decay Mirana Through the Looking Glass Lipstick
Urban Decay Mirana Through the Looking Glass Lipstick

Urban Decay Mirana Through the Looking Glass Lipstick
Urban Decay Mirana Through the Looking Glass Lipstick

Urban Decay Mirana Through the Looking Glass Lipstick
Urban Decay Mirana Through the Looking Glass Lipstick

Urban Decay Mirana Through the Looking Glass Lipstick
Urban Decay Mirana Through the Looking Glass Lipstick

Urban Decay Mirana Through the Looking Glass Lipstick
Urban Decay Mirana Through the Looking Glass Lipstick

Urban Decay Iracebeth Through the Looking Glass Lipstick
Urban Decay Iracebeth Through the Looking Glass Lipstick

Urban Decay Iracebeth Through the Looking Glass Lipstick
Urban Decay Iracebeth Through the Looking Glass Lipstick

Urban Decay Iracebeth Through the Looking Glass Lipstick
Urban Decay Iracebeth Through the Looking Glass Lipstick

Urban Decay Iracebeth Through the Looking Glass Lipstick
Urban Decay Iracebeth Through the Looking Glass Lipstick

Urban Decay Iracebeth Through the Looking Glass Lipstick
Urban Decay Iracebeth Through the Looking Glass Lipstick

Urban Decay Iracebeth Through the Looking Glass Lipstick
Urban Decay Iracebeth Through the Looking Glass Lipstick

Urban Decay Iracebeth Through the Looking Glass Lipstick
Urban Decay Iracebeth 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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Another awesome review! Would you say the formula of Iracebeth is similar to the Matte Revolution lipsticks from Urban Decay?

Iracebeth looks very similar to Colorpop Frenchie. I can’t find a review of Frenchie on Temptalia but it sure reminds me of it. Could anyone confirm?

I have been dying to read your review for Iracebeth. In the meantime I’ve been drooling over the swatches. So happy it not only received an A+ but a spot on your “recommended” list! I have a million reds but none of the dupes so I pretty much need it. 😉

These lipsticks look better than I previously thought. But I think OCC’s Black Metal Dahlia and Technopagan would probably be more satisfactory than some of these. The biggest winner so far looks like Iracebeth.

The red is utterly exquisite, and I’m a beige, nude, boring ole pink lippie girl. I used to wear red all the time until 1994, then I stopped, must get over the phobia. The score is perfect and it’s reasonable for a high quality product.
Off topic, HUGE KUDOS to CHRISTINE!!! I just received an email from Nars, and it was all about YOUR TOP REVIEWS!!!! How fabulous is that?!! Jolly good show????

Beautiful rich shades! But I’m good to go with my tube of MAC Damn Glamorous for Iracebeth. Possibly covered with MAC Media for Mirana? I didn’t see it listed as a possible dupe, though.

Media doesn’t have the shimmer that Mirana has, so that would likely be why it wasn’t considered when I thought about dupes!

I have a feeling Iracebeth will sell out fast. I think I’m going to pass on the palette now and just get 2 or 3 lipsticks. At least, I’m eating until it gets to Sephora . When I see it in person, I may cave at the esthetic. Thanks for the through reviews!?

Thanks for asking Christine. I’m sorry I haven’t been commenting as much lately. I’m okay. Just taking managing. I have put my house up for sale and applied for a few jobs all at once. So, it’s been pretty crazy! I still read it all! ?❤️

Iracebeth looks like exactly the red I’ve been looking for and I like this packaging – I’m glad it performed well! Looks like one to (hopefully) pick up!

I love Iracebeth, I’d snap it up in a second if I didn’t have Cherry Pop already! I like Mirana, just a shame it didn’t perform better.

Although I’m not buying them I like them both. The lipsticks in my opinion have been way better than the Alice in Wonderland palette.

I think they’re at least easier to use/more workable. The UD palette, for me, is just a little more frustrating to use than I’d want to deal with.

I actually really like both of these. I know Mirana has its problems but I still think I could make it work. I’m looking forward to seeing these in person. Thanks Christine!

Interesting twist… I have one of the older Book of Shadows & it’s just sooooo clunky & just an all-around beast. I’d think this is perfect for beginners and collectors.

On a side note, I got an email from Nars today that was titled “Shade rave. Temptalia’s favorites”! I was super psyched to see it!

I kind of want IRACEBETH just because it’s named after and for the Red Queen. I made and still have a recreation costume of hers when the first Tim’ Burton movie came out. lol

I think her shade is a deeper red but I could be wrong! Last time I also got the OPI polish in Off with her Red! which was a colour dupe that I did use. <3

It helps that I don't have a red dupe for this one and I like the packaging.

OMG, I definitely need Mirana. I only wish the LE were more easily accessible in the Rest of the World, we don’t have Sephora in Switzerland (yet).

Iracebeth is amazing; MAC never fails with the reds. Mirana will be very pretty over a lipliner. I have Victoriana and Black Metal Dahlia, so I’ll worry most about getting the three more unique colors.

I’m so glad I don’t have any of your listed dupes for the red!!! What a gorgeous lippie! Def will get this one.

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