Nobody ever raves about vices. We eagerly boast about our virtues but vices are kept quiet. We like to be perceived as perfect and flawless and vice-free. When I think about my vices I think my worst one is perfectionism. I love doing things perfectly and if they are not ideal at the first try, I tend to quit and give up. No room for failures. I think it’s a feature I developed when I was much younger, when I was a perfect A+ student at school and everything would come easily to me. Everyday life proves to be more challenging though.
Now, what if all vices were pretty? As pretty as a tube of a brand new lipstick in a shiny packaging and with an untouched bullet? What if all vices were as pretty as the recently launched Urban Decay Vice Lipstick collection?
The Vice Lipstick collection consists of 100 lipstick shades with 6 different finishes and 50 lip pencils to compliment the lipsticks. Urban Decay definitely knows how to do it BIG! They took quite a risk in discontinuing all their previous lipstick lines (loved by so many, me included) and releasing a completely new product. But I think it was a smart move.
The Vice Lipsticks come in 6 different finishes: Mega Matte, Comfort Matte, Cream, Metallized, Sheer and Sheer Shimmer. There is a shade and a finish for everyone- from everyday nudes, summery corals, feminine pinks, seductive reds to grungy browns and out-of-your-comfort-zone black and blues. Luckily, a bunch of shades that were part of their previous lineup made a comeback to this collection as well. After this collection launched I quickly made my way to my local Ulta store to explore it. Then the swatch party began and a big dilemma arouse – how do you chose one shade out of a hundred?? How does a makeup addict limit herself to just one tube of a lip product? The answer is: she takes her boyfriend with her and asks for his opinion. That’s how I ended up with my Vice Lipstick of choice in Violate. Violate is described as a “dusty purple with pink undertones” and it has a cream finish. It belongs to a nude mauve family. I picked Violate because it’s a little different than what I would normally go for (read: soft pink or bright fuchsia). It’s a purple shade but it’s very wearable and perfect even for an everyday makeup look.
I love everything about this Vice Lipstick. I love its sleek gunmetal packaging, the UD logo on the bullet and its formula. The lipstick is very creamy, it literally glides onto my lips, it’s easy to apply and doesn’t settle into lines. Because it is so creamy it doesn’t accentuate any lip dryness either. Also, due to its finish it’s not the longest lasting lip product out there. Without having anything to eat or drink it will stay put on me for about 3-4 hours. The Vice Lipsticks retail for $17 each, which is a fair price for the quality you get. The only problem with the new UD Vice Lipsticks is that I don’t want just one of them. I want more, I want to try one in every finish and there are so many stunning shades to choose from. Sky is the limit here! I already know that Ravenswood (a dusty rose with red undertones) and Big Bang (bright pink sparkle) are next on my list.
The Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks are a big hit in my book. With vices that pretty I don’t mind having even a hundred of them!
Have you tried the new Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks yet? How do you like them and how did you decide which shade to get? Are lipsticks your vice or what other vices do you have?
the founder and editor of Her and Makeup.