Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick Swatches and Review!
Surely by now you’ve heard about the excitement over the new line of Vice Liquid Lipsticks from Urban Decay! There are 30 shades – most from the regular Vice line and some limited edition shades that are being brought back. All are long-wearing and waterproof – in two formulas, comfort matte and mettalized.
The idea behind these is that they are SUPER long wearing (YES!) and non-drying (WELL…okay less drying than other waterproof liquid lipsticks, but still drying). I’ve never tried a longwear that ISN’T drying – I don’t think it’s possible. That being said, my lips are more sensitive, and tend to dry out more quickly than some of my friends and fellow bloggers.
How to apply? The flocked applicator has a flat side, which makes it easy to get into the corners of your lips. When you’re working with longwear lippies, you really want to get a precise line. If you make a mistake, you have a few seconds to fix it before it dries. You can start by lining your lips, and then filling in. Try not to go over the same area more than once. One coat is all you need, but if you really want to turn up the heat, try two coats (let dry between coats). The key is to NOT press your lips together or rub until each coat is dry. If you’re like me and get dry lips easily, top with a clear gloss.
I’m really loving these shades, and I wanted to share swatches with you so you can see how they look!
Naked – Nude Pink Comfort Matte
Backtalk – Mauve Nude Pink Comfort Matte
Rapture – Dusty Rose Comfort Matte
ZZ – Soft Pink Purple Comfort Matte
Big Bang – Bright Pink Sparkle Metallized
Amulet – Brick Rose Comfort Matte
Tryst – Red Fuchsia Comfort Matte
Crimson – Rich Red Comfort Matte
Trap Queen – Bright Red with Gold Shimmer Metallized
Studded – Metallic Gray Brown Metallized
Conspiracy – Plum Bronze Shimmer Metallized
Because there were so many, I had Emma Leigh of Haus of Hounds, swatch the rest for you guys:
Menace – Cool-Toned Hot Pink Comfort Matte
Backtalk – Neutral Muted Pink Comfort Matte
Trivial – Nude Pink Metallized
1993 – Light Brown Comfort Matte
Disturbed – Dark Red Brown Comfort Matte
714 – Blue Red Comfort Matte
Tilt – Orange Red Comfort Matte
Crank – Bright Pinky Purple Comfort Matte (the bottle is deceivingly purple, but my swatch also looks a little too pink! It is somewhere in between the two.)
Firebird – Pink-toned Purple With a Hint of Blue Glitter Comfort Matte
Mad – Glittery Purple Metallized
Pandemonium – Dark Purple Comfort Matte
Twitch – Light Purple Comfort Matte
Some have said the shades are streaky. I haven’t found that to be the case in most of the ones I have swatched for you here. Big Bang and is thinner, and slightly streaky, but I think it is meant to be more sheer – or you can use it as a shimmery topper (it’s a Metallized formula).
Emma Leigh found a few of her shades to be streaky and thin, in particular Mad and Firebird. However, doing 2 coats solves this issue.
One of my favorites is ZZ, which looks a lot darker on me in indoor lighting. Here’s a swatch with my ringlight (which looks lighter – and much more like it does in the tube), so you can see how it will most likely look on you if you have lighter lips (my lips are pretty pigmented already, which makes shades look darker in natural light).
I also really love Flame, an orange with tons of glitter. I loved it so much that it was hiding in my purse when I went to take arm swatches, so now it gets it’s very own arm swatch and lip swatch (haha):
Emma Leigh’s favorite is Trivial, which is a super unique metallic nudey pink. She loves how, unlike many metallic liquid lipsticks, this one actually dries down matte and is long-wearing!
These Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipsticks are $18 each at ULTA, Sephora, Macy’s and UrbanDecay.com. Make sure to follow My Beauty Bunny and Haus of Hounds on Instagram, so you can see more lip swatches as we post them!
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