Monroe Misfit Makeup | Beauty Blog: October 2016

October 29, 2016

Urban Decay VICE Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection Review & Lip Swatches

To mark the huge 20 year milestone Urban Decay has brought back all the old-school shades you never thought you would see again with the VICE Vintage Capsule Collection. This collection lets me re-live my late 90's alternative rock years. Though I'm pretty sure I never stopped. If you remember makeup moments like Gwen Stefani rocking blue everythaang and Shirley Manson's dark moody pout (that Bruise is a ringer for) then you already know the nostalgia this collection brings. As I am writing this review I am listening to Greenday and wearing a black velvet choker. '96 lives on.

The packaging of the Vintage Capsule Collection is a little different than the regular lineup. They have modernized their original bullet and even used craft paperboard to construct the carton, just like they did back in the 90's. How rad is that?

The Vintage Capsule Collection is the perfect mix of vintage UD and modern luxury. While these shades haven't been available in years they almost feel futuristic. As if they were created before their time. Like, I feel we should all be wearing a vibrant blue with a purple shift on our lips in our daily lives by now right?

UV-B, Pallor, Plague, Asphyxia, Smog

Smog, Roach, Bruise, Frost Bite, Oil Slick

The most wearable shade in this collection is Bruise. It is their most-requested vintage shade.

Bruise is a sheer deep burgundy red with a green shift (though I don't see it). This creamy, high shine wine shade keeps your lips moisturized while looking lusciously red. Bruise paired with Gash Lip Pencil has been my go-to dark red lip this Fall.

The other 8 shades are rather unconventional, but there is at least one you will want to own if only for the cool factor.

Smog was an unexpected love, the shimmering bronze is incredibly pretty, especially at this time of year. It makes you wonder why we don't wear colors like this more often. Why do nude, pink, and red get all the love? Scorch 24/7 Eyeliner goes lovely as a lip liner with this color.

Because there is just something about blue lipstick check out Frostbite. The silvery grey blue iridescence is so unique. It's not your run of the mill blue lipstick is what I'm saying. If that's even a thing.

Least Vintage favorite, BlackMail. The formula is very sheer, and it falls in to lip lines. I know this could go avant garde or be used to deepen lipstick shades, but I just don't see myself getting much use out of it.

While these shades won't be for every one they are too nostalgic to pass up! Each shade in the limited edition Vice Lipstick Vintage Collection ($17) is available at SEPHORA, Ulta, & macys.

Urban Decay just released the VICE Lipstick Stockpile! 30 shades of VICE. OMG! This is what dreams are made of, it's limited edition so get it while you can!

sample provided for review consideration

October 28, 2016

October BOXYCHARM Subscription Boxy Bazaar Review

October's BOXYCHARM theme is Boxy Bazaar, for me it was a box of Fall necessities. For $21/mo. you get 5 full size products with an over $100 value. It is a really amazing price to value ratio, I am amazed they can get such great full size products in here sometimes. Come one come all!

Keep Reading to see what's inside October's BOXYCHARM

October 25, 2016

Halloween Costume Revamp with Scotch™ Essentials

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Halloween really snuck up on me this year! Instead of battling last minute crowds to search for an all new get-up I dove in to the treasure trove of my past costumes. I always keep my old Halloween costumes for situations just like this one. With a few hair and makeup changes and the help of Scotch™ Essentials secure wardrobe solutions you can turn that old costume in to one that looks new!

October 10, 2016

Urban Decay VICE Lipstick Palettes Review & Swatches

I pretty much sent all of my other lipsticks to die when VICE lipstick came out. With 100 shades of creamy addictive color in multiple finishes there was no need to look any further. My lipstick life was complete. Now Urban Decay introduces two new Vice Lipstick Palette's with a dozen shades from their massive collection. No matter what you're in the mood for, these limited-edition palettes have it all!

I absolutely love that UD came out with palettes because not all of us can plunk down the big bucks for all 120 Vice's. At only $35 for 12 shades the new limited-edition VICE Lip Palette's let you indulge your vice with money left over to grab that sweet new Ultimate Basics Palette or a few Liquid Moondusts.

The sleek metallized case cuts down on lugging around 10 lipsticks in my bag.  I do find this palette a little bit bulky, but it still is lightweight and a lot less heavy and space consuming than 12 bullets.

These palettes make applying on the go a breeze. They include a retractable lip brush and have wells designed to make it easy to wipe product off of the brush.

There is also a protective cover flip top over the palette to prevent any mess. I love how imprinted 'lipstick is my vice' on to it, details are everythang.

Blackmail is full of beautiful wearable shades with some pops of color. It's got the cult favorite 714 which is my absolute favorite UD red. Along, with 1993, the ultimate medium brown matte 90's lip color. I had wanted to buy 1993 so much but was on the fence if I would actually wear it. It's awesome to be able to try colors you want but aren't sure if you really need the full size of. The opposite is also true, I found a couple that I now need the full size of.

For makeup addicts who like to push the envelope, there's Junkie. This palette is a little more on the daring side. It gives you a nice set of everyday wearable shades. While also letting you experiment with  dark sexy shades like Disturbed or something really wild like Junkie, a metallic green with gold micro-sparkle.

Both of these lip palette's are stellar! I love how varied the color selection is from every day shades to the bolder colors and finishes. My only gripe is that there are repeats in both. I would have liked to see two completely different lipstick selections in each of them. Of course that would just make me want to buy them both! In the future I think it would be awesome if there was an option to create your own custom VICE lip palettes. I would be all over that!

I found no difference in the lip palette compared to the full size bullets in terms of formula. They are all creamy, pigmented (with the exception of the sheers), long-lasting lip hugging lipsticks.

My preference is Blackmail just because I feel like it has the most wearable shades. Disobediant, a creamy warm pink is the first shade I bought when Vice came out at Sephora. It is the perfect every day pink, while 714 is the most amazing classic matte red. Junkie has two seriously good purples though.

With the same Vice lipstick formula and shades you know and love both of these palettes are must-haves. Stay tuned for more VICES! I will have the Vintage Capsule Collection Review coming up. It's a real vintage vixen! Vintage as in 96!