Are The Urban Decay Vice Metallized Liquid Lipsticks Worth The Hype?

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Urban Decay Vice

I absolutely love trying out new makeup items and liquid lipsticks are one of my many obsessions, so when Urban Decay announced their vice collection of liquid lipsticks I knew it was something I needed to try. I’m going to be honest other than a Naked palette, Naked Concealer and one or two lipsticks I don’t own anything else from the brand, something I really want to change this year when I come to replacing used up items.

I popped into the Urban Decay store in Covent Garden a few weeks’ back to check out the shades. I had been drawn in by some of the glitter shades which are totally different from anything that I’ve had before.

Liquid lipsticks as a general rule can be great or can suck, I don’t have a huge amount of products which just sit in the middle. But where does the vice collection fit in? In all honesty, I’m not 100% sure. The shades are meant to be intensely pigmented, complete coverage in one coat, nondrying wear, comfortable and waterproof. Other than the coverage in one coat I’d be inclined to agree with all of the options.

I chose purgatory which is a medium-dark plum shade underneath with fuschia and plum sparkles throughout and is part of the metallized range – although it doesn’t show this on the website – I only know this because I swatched it in store. After one coat the coverage was not opaque and did not provide all over colour, but I tried a second coat and while it did come out almost completely opaque I had to be very careful to stop it from going streaky so be warned if you’re going for a sparkly shade. The more matte shades in the collection I am almost certain wouldn’t have this issue and are one-coat coverage.

I was expecting the glittery metallic finish to be uncomfortable but it wasn’t at all. The formula was light and it didn’t feel gritty like I thought it may have, although it did take a few minutes to dry down, a little longer than a lot of other brands I’ve tried. I have read mixed things about the wear time of these liquid lipsticks but this particular one lasted about six hours which included dinner and there wasn’t much dulling down/ wearing down of colour which I was happy about as it’s not one I’d wear as a general day-to-day lipstick anyway. The shade itself was noticeably less dry feeling than some other liquid lipsticks I own and they felt so freeing to wear.

Have you tried anything from the Vice Collection?
March 23, 2017
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  • This looks great I am not a major lipstick person but slowly warming to it. This colour looks great but as you said nut for everyday x

  • Nayna Kanabar

    I have not used this brand but the colour looks great, It would be nice for party wear.

  • Amy

    What a gorgeous colour. I’ve never tried anything from Urban Decay. Will have to look into it now.

  • oh wow i need this for sure im a huge fan of this brand and although cant afford it at this time i wont buy anything else especially as they dont test on animals x

  • Always Carry On.

    Love this brand, the packaging is so funky and I love the shade x

  • Melanie Williams

    A really honest review and love the colour purgatory. Thanks for sharing 🙂 x

  • Looks like a very nice purple lipstick, I have yet to try these from urban decay, they sound great

  • Rachel Bee

    I’m a huge fan of liquid lipsticks and urban decay, I think I’d try one of the matte ones over a metallic though! Great colour though x

  • Bec Boop

    I love Urban Decay and had no idea thy have liquid lipsticks!

  • Ali Clifford

    gorgeous colour and great name, I’ve never used Urban Decay before – will have a look at them!

  • We’ve just got a new Urban Decay store in Liverpool – Good to hear that the glittery finish isn’t irritating.

  • You can’t go wrong with Urban Decay. Beautiful colours and packaging. xx

  • I haven’t tried anything from the Vice Collection. I do like this shade, however I’m just not sure if the metallic range is for me.

  • I like the sound of the plum but not sure if the metallic finish is for me. That being said it is good that the glitter didn’t irritate your lips x

  • francesca

    Well all in all they sound worth it I love a metallic shade so I may need to purchase some myself!

  • fashion-mommy

    It’s great that this is a long lasting shade, hate to have to keep reapplying lipstick.

  • Savi and Vid

    Never even gave these a passing thought but you might have intrigued me to pick one up 🙂 Automatically thought these might be gritty and dry but glad to know that’s not the case

  • I haven’t but I am certainly interested!

  • It’s great that it lasts so long. I literally find everything comes off my lips after an hour!

  • Angela Milnes

    I just love the colour. It is gorgeous!

  • Talya Stone

    Wow I love the look of this I love Urban Decay and will have to look out for this range!

  • Crystal Gareau

    I love Urban Decay. I really like the sparkles in this product. It’s such a gorgeous color.

  • I never tried one yet but I am checking out online. I think I might try the urban plum too.

  • Helen Jacob-Lloyd

    I’ve not tried anything from the Vice collection, but have started getting into liquid lipsticks so I must check them out 🙂

  • Battlemum

    I had the Naked palettes from Urban Decay but haven’t tried any of their other makeup range. I also tend to shy away from metallic lipsticks and in particular liquid ones but I could be persuaded to try the UD range.

  • I haven’t tried this brand before but the colour looks amazing! I’m impressed it lasted through a meal 🙂

  • Lyndsey O’Halloran

    Urban Decay is one of my favourite brands. Haven’t bought anything new in a while now though

  • No I haven’t but would love too. I will check this brand out.

  • Newcastle Family Life

    I have never tried Urban Decay make-up before, my teen has a few bits though and would love this x

  • Zena’s Suitcase

    It sounds like this glittery lipstick ticks quite a few boxes. I really like the sound of it to be honest

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