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June 06, 2016

Urban Decay VICE Lipstick Collection Review & Lip Swatches

Urban Decay's new lineup of a staggering 100 VICE Lipsticks launches today! They will make you want to go in to debt..and debt never looked so beautiful! When I heard UD was reformulating and dropping all of their lipsticks I was not a happy camper. I LOVE the Revolution Lipstick's. I wear them almost every single day. What would I do without my beloved F-Bomb, Anarchy, Turn On, and Streak? Oh just buy multiple backups for $11. I jumped the gun because after testing 10 from VICE I can now say there was no need to worry! There is also no need to look for another lipstick ever again in your life, VICE has it all.

I was very surprised to have this PR box show up at my door. I buy my Urban Decay makeup at full price like everyone else because that sh*t is amazing. I will be buying 10 more of these lipsticks and that's probably being conservative. Making it easier on the wallet the price has dropped, which is almost unheard of these days. The bullets will run you a cool $17 each. The product amount has also increased from 0.9 to 0.11.

Our shade range has it all: Bold brights. Dark, sexy shades. Super-versatile neutrals. With so much variety it’ll make your head spin, there’s something for everyone—from new shades to cult favorites you thought you’d never see again. Several shades were inspired by other UD lip products (and even our Eyeshadows and Eye Pencils!). Each of our retailers will carry 100 SHADES of Vice Lipstick—making this our biggest lineup yet. 74 of which are brand new shades. There will also be another 20 shades exclusive to SEPHORA, so that makes it a total of 120 lipstick's to choose from.

The pigment load is insane! Just one swipe provides an unbelievable laydown of color. Every shade applies smoothly (without dragging or skipping), hugs lips, and feels amazing! Our proprietary Pigment Infusion System™ gives the formula its super-creamy texture, rich payout and superior color dispersion. Yummy butter blend comforts, hydrates and enhances, leaving lips soft and conditioned, never dry. Aloe vera, jojoba, avocado and abassu oils nourish and soften lips. Illipe butter (derived from Malaysian illipe trees) provides long-lasting moisture. Vitamin C and vitamin E provide a hit of antioxidants.

The new packaging is a modernized luxed-up version of their OG throwback shotgun bullet packaging. The faceted gunmetal case has a gold base and debossed lettering that gives it a very updated and classy feel. The bottom stickers are color coded to the lip color which is so helpful.

The tubes are so lightweight! I picked them up like is there anything in here!? Yes, yes there is... gorgeous gorgoues lipsticks. Now you can pack a good 10 shades or more in your purse...or is that too excessive?
Trying to decide on which lipstick shades to buy with 120 choices is pretty agonizing. To make your life a little easier UD founder Wende Zomnir has given us her 10 must-haves to get started with. We all know it will not end there, but a starting point helps. I can't imagine having to swatch 100 lipsticks, that is some dedication!

 Wende's 10 Top Picks: Pandemonium (MM), Rock Steady (C), 714 (MM), Big Bang (M), Fire bird (C), Menace (CM), Naked (C), Backtalk (CM), Conspiracy (M), Disturbed (CM)

They are not kidding with VICE. Every shade and formula is pure creamy bad ass luxury. Pigmented, comfortable to wear, with an incredibly long wear time. I think I may actually like them better than the Revolutions. Formula wise I liked the cream formula best because it was a lot like what I'm used to with the orginal Revolution line. Emollient and moisturizing on the lips. The comfort mattes are also right up there offering a smooth huggable matte finish. The mega matte's are on the drier side but super-intense and a proper alternative to those uber drying matte liquid lipsticks. The Sheers are a lot like the Sheer Revolution line which I was happy with and quite a few of the original shades make an appearance in there too. Most surprising were the Sheer Shimmer and Metallized, with high levels of pearl they are so sparkling and beautiful. I have never been a shimmery lipstick fan, but these are just so stunning!

The only shades I had some issues with were Pandemonium and Disturbed. They took some building up to not look patchy. Placing the coordinating lip pencil down first easily solves any issues though. No matter what formula you prefer with this much variety there is a lip color in the VICE collection for everybody. Go and download the UD Vice App available in the app store now, it lets you try on all of the shades. Which could be dangerous!

My Top Picks are Naked, Backtalk, 714, Big Bang, Menace, and Rock Steady.

714 is the quintessential can't live without bright matte red. I swear this red will look amazing on everyone, it is the one to pick up for sure. Naked is a creamy pink nude lip that even a hater of nude lips (me) would love. Backtalk a gorgeous cool mauve. Big Bang makes the list because it is such an 80's dance party lip color. Some shimmer lipsticks can be gritty, but not these the glitter feels like its not even there and they shine line a million bucks. Menace is an intense medium fuchsia that goes on impeccably smooth and is a touch warmer than Anarchy. Rock Steady is your no doubt of a deep jelly red that lets you play on the dark side but not too far.

There are also 50 re-designed shades of lip liners to choose from. Line and prime with the perfect match. It’s the ultimate pair for ultra long wear.

The lip pencils are spectacular, they glide on with ease and set your lipstick in place all day. I love wearing these alone by filling in the whole lip, they look just as beautiful as the lipsticks.
UD Lip Pencils: Naked, Rush, Anarchy, Jilted, Pandemonium, 714, Gash, Hex, Conspiracy

It was awesome to see some of the lip colors I thought would only be limited edition like the Gwen Stefani Collection releases and Mrs. Mia Wallace in here. My favorite Summer shade Streak makes an appearance so I can stop crying now. The VICE Collection is freaking mind-blowing amazing if you are a lipstick lover. They are some of the best lipstick formulations I have ever put on my lips and the color selection is out of bounds. My only complaint? I can't buy all 120 of my new vices! #lipstickismyvice

*sample provided for review consideration