Ever since getting my first Naked palette, I've been a huge fan of the Urban Decay eyeshadows. I always kept an eye on their other products, having tried some of their eyeliners and even having one of their old vice lipsticks. But was never really that impressed, until they brought out these new Vice lipsticks.
I love the boldness of bringing out 100 lipsticks in one go, it's so much more profound than just bringing out say, 20. They fully rebranded their lipsticks, and the formulas are so much better than the old ones. I really love the silver design as well, they look so sleek. And obviously, the Vice Vault was to die for. They had one at the Bloggers Blog Awards and I was just in complete awe of it. How sad to have those kind of feelings toward lipstick!
As a pretty die hard MAC lipstick fan, it really does take a lot to persuade me towards other lipsticks. But the one clincher for me was the price of the Vice lipsticks, retailing at £15. I do wonder if this was a clever marketing ploy from UD, as MAC lipsticks are £15.50. Either way, I was a sucker and I ended up buying two!
The new range has a few different formulas, but the two I chose are both Comfort Mattes. As I have found myself preferring Matte formulas recently, it made sense for me to choose this formula. The formula really is lovely, they're really creamy but have a very matte effect on the lip. They're not drying on the lip at all, they're pigmented and last a really long time on the lip. I do find I have to top up often if I'm drinking or something, but otherwise I've been impressed with their longevity.
The two shades I have are Criminal (pink) and Perversion (black). I absolutely did not need either of them when buying the two shades, but have ended up using them quite a lot! Criminal was definitely used much more during the Summer, especially when I was waitressing. The colour is really pretty, it's a bit more bright than a pink nude, but not so bright that I ended up looking like a barbie doll. I have no idea why it's called Criminal though, I usually think of criminals as being ugly? Or maybe it should be criminal that it's such a pretty colour? Pretty deep stuff, Gweni.
Perversion was a lipstick that there was no way I was not going to buy. I've been looking for a black lipstick for a really long time, and the only ones I ever found were really expensive or cheap and a bit terrible. So thank you UD for bringing this lippy out! I have actually managed to wear black lipstick TWICE now, and I personally think that's a pretty huge achievement. Once was around Halloween time, pretty fitting really! I never took any selfies though, curse of being always running late ey. I do tend to use a black kohl eyeliner as a lip liner though, just to do line the outside of my lips, as it can be pretty daunting just going all in with a black lipstick. I've absolutely loved wearing black lipstick though, and definitely need to go out more so I have an excuse to wear it more!
All in all, I've been extremely impressed with these lipsticks. When I decide that my lipstick collection is too small (jokes, that will never happen) I will definitely be investing in some more of these. In the meantime, I will be trying to convince anyone and everyone to buy me the Vice Vault for Christmas!
I've added a couple of links below if you wanted to have a look at them yourself! Lipsticks are always a good Christmas present - just saying!
Do you have any of these lipsticks? Do you like them?
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