How many lipstick swatches can you fit on your arm?…. is a question that I don’t really ask myself. But apparently, approximately 24. Urban Decay decided to come out with the Vice series of lipsticks with a hundred shades! From brights to nudes to metallic to green/purple. I liked their Revolution formula and saw this sample as a promo on Sephora, so I have to get it to test it out. And I haven’t been wearing makeup in almost half year. So what better way to jump-start my makeup love again than with 24 new shades of lipsticks? The samples range from purple/pink to red/brown to nude and includes all 6 finishes, so it gives me a good idea of the range.
The swatches are in the same position as the sample, starting with Seismic on top left to Gubby on bottom right corner. Some pink/red shades are particularly long-lasting and stubborn, so much that you can still see the stain after I cleansed with cleansing water!Here are the names and description of the shades starting from top left column:
- Seismic – sheer shimmery purple
- Pandemonium – an opaque matte purple (“mega matte” in fact)
- Jilted – creamy reddish grape/wine color
- Firebird – creamy bright fuchsia
- Menace – medium fuchsia-pink with comfort matte finish, a bit brighter and less purple than Firebird.
- Big Bang – metallic magenta, bright purple/pink with silver shimmer
- Sheer Anarchy – sheer cool pink
- Psycho – bright rose/fuchsia with iridescent blue micro-sparkle with comfort matte finish. You can’t feel the sparkles but you can see the individual sparkles on the lips.
- Rocksteady – creamy deep wine red
- Manic – creamy soft wine
- Gash – creamy red with cool shimmer
- 714 – bright red with mega matte finish
- Disturbed – deep brick red with comfort matte finish
- Blackmail – deep berry wine with comfort matte finish
- EZ – creamy bright red-orange
- Snitch – sheer pale coral-pink
- Conspiracy – metallized plum-bronze
- Rapture – creamy dusty rose
- Amulet – metallic brick rose
- ZZ – creamy soft pink-purple
- Naked – creamy nude pink
- Backtalk – mauve-nude pink with comfort matte finish
- Stark Naked – light warm brown nude with comfort matte finish
- Gubby – metallized/frosted light pink
So that’s swatches of all 24 colors and their name/description. Some swatches look very different from the sample pocket and in different lighting due to their finish.
The Vice lipsticks have 6 different finishes and they feel different on the lips as well:
- Sheer – It looks and feels like tinted lip balm, but more pigmented.
- Sheer shimmer – It looks and feels like a tinted lip balm. The glitters are not chunky so you can’t see it or feel it, it just gives more of a glisten/shine than sheer.
- Metallic – It feels like a lip balm and looks shimmery rather than a metallic sheen. You can kind of feel the shimmer on the lips but it’s not obvious/gritty.
- Creamy – It feels comfortable on the lips, not moisturizing or drying.
- Comfortably matte – It feels like normal lipstick, not as drying as most matte lipstick. Lips look dull but not completely matte (paper matte) like mega matte.
- Mega matte – It feels like a matte lipstick and is a little drying on the lips after a few hours, but not as drying as other matte lipsticks I’ve tried before. Very pigmented, completely opaque and matte.
Overall I’m a fan of all of them, the matte are not as drying as I expected and the metallic is more wearable than I thought. The brights without shimmer are the most longlasting, leaving a stain even after a full day and makeup remover. Below is the ingredients list, click to enlarge and see details. So, will you be getting any UD Vice lipsticks?