Will Vice Take Over?
Urban Decay’s Vice Liquid Lipstick line is now available at Sephora and Ulta with several shades available exclusively through UrbanDecay.com
Liquid lipstick used to be a figment of everyone’s imagination. Even Barbie would have loved to get her hands on that kind of thing. Unfortunately for our plastic doll, she’d probably be stuck with dry matte lips forever. Or at least until someone at Matel realizes her beauty plight, and gives Barbie Goddess-glossy lips.
But now? It’s everywhere. In drugstore makeup alleys (to be fair, going down there is like going in an alley: you’ll never know what you find). In your friend’s makeup bag. In your makeup bag. Anastasia has been in there, maybe Colorpop has been there, who knows but what we do know is that your makeup bag is missing this new release by Urban Decay.
Some brands jumped on the liquid lipstick train quickly, and never looked back. Both Anastasia Beverly Hills and Stila sell an incredible liquid lipstick. Around end of 2016, Urban Decay released a new line of lipsticks called “Vice”, but they weren’t liquid. The colors were pretty solid, though.
Never the less, Urban Decay has finally realized their mistake and have come to us with a peace offering in the form of Vice liquid lipsticks.
Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipsticks ( $18.00) come in 30 colors, and two different finishes. The two finishes are matte, and to satisfy our 2017 craving for sparkle or gloss the second finish is metallic. 10 hues of the new luscious lippies are available only on Urbandecay.com.
This year, we’ve seen the lipstick color wheel head from orange all the way into cool tones with sage greens and royal blues. Urban Decay also does a phenomenal job of offering a variety of colors with this liquid lipstick. But does the lipstick measure up?
The formula is supposed to be long-lasting, highly pigmented, transfer free, and nondrying. Matte, but not drying. Saturating color, but not feathering. Well, haven’t you heard that before? It’s a little much to boast, we think, but there are some saving graces within the formula. For one thing, the formula isn’t thick or heavy.
While some of the shades reportedly don’t dry well, remember that this is a liquid lipstick and you need to prep your lips. Exfoliate, moisturize, prime and then apply your Vice Liquid Lipstick. This will encourage not only staying power, but a streak free application. If you apply thinner layers, they’re less likely to dry and crumble later in the day, too.
Some of the metallic finish shades are a little more opaque; but that’s OK! This is where your favorite liner or cream lipstick comes in. Line your lips with a similar (or bolder!) color, and apply the Vice liquid lipstick shade on top. Let it dry before lining your lips with another coat.
We’re obsessed with: Tryst, Trap Queen, Amulet, and Conspiracy. Which shades have you tried?