Urban Decay June Gloom & DTLA Vice Hydrating Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

by Joseph K. Clark

The texture was very creamy, smooth, and had a lot of slip, and it was harder to keep this shade in place. It lasted for two hours but was hydrating to wear.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like the scent).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.11 oz. – $172.73 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “super-pigmented,” “hydrating,” and “long-lasting.” There are three finishes: cream, matte, and shine, and the way they feel, apply, and wear does depend on the finish, so I’ve broken the overview down by finish.

Lipsticks

The Matte finish is comparable to the original Comfort Matte finish in the Vice Lipstick formula. They have a creamy, smooth consistency with more of a satin finish than an authentic matte finish. They will wear down to a semi-matte to a matte finish as some shine gets worn down. They were typically opaque, fairly forgiving of imperfections on the lips, and wore between four and six hours. A couple of shades, usually on the lighter end of the color spectrum, were more prone to settling into my lip lines.

There were a few shades in the Matte finish that were true mattes and were more of a traditional matte, though still smooth and emollient enough to apply without tugging, they were thinner and a touch “clingy” in comparison (just not to the point of emphasizing lip texture or being uncomfortable to wear).

The Cream finish is comparable to the original Cream finish in the Vice Lipstick formula. The texture was smooth, more like a gel cream, as it was dense and lightly tacky, so it glided better once it warmed up against my lips. What I’ve always enjoyed–and enjoy about the reformulation–is the texture helps keep the color in place, make it appear smoother, and sit better on my lips while still giving lots of shine. These shades were semi-opaque to opaque in coverage and wear time around four to five hours.

The Shine finish is most comparable to the original Sheer finish in the Vice Lipstick formula, but to me, these were less comparable than the other two finishes. The Shine finish is a very smooth, gel-like balm with many glides, no tackiness, and is very glossy. They are almost easy to over-apply as they are so soft and creamy (also why they come in the slim tube to prevent the lipstick from breaking at the base). These shades were more semi-opaque to primarily opaque with some translucency. They lasted around two to four hours. Most of the shades were hydrating, though a few more exact matte shades were more non-drying. There was no discernible scent or taste.

Browse all of our Urban Decay Vice Hydrating Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Isononyl Isononanoate, Octyldodecanol, Oleyl Erucate, Silica, Phenyl Trimethicone, Ci 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Polyethylene, Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil/Sesame Seed Oil, Paraffin, Peg-45/Dodecyl Glycol Copolymer, Alumina, Cera Microcristallina/Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcrystalline, Dimethicone, Kaolin, Synthetic Wax, Ci 15850/Red 7, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Ci 19140/Yellow 5 Lake, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Ci 77499/Iron Oxides, Aluminum Hydroxide, Persea Gratissima Oil/Avocado Oil, Isopropyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Myristate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/Sunflower Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract/Rosemary Leaf Extract. (D268223/1).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists areas available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you’re purchasing or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Urban Decay DTLA Vice Hydrating LipstickUrban Decay DTLA Vice Hydrating Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.11 oz.) is soft, light-medium plum with subtle warmth and a glossy, cream finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, balm-like consistency that had a fair amount of slip but didn’t emphasize my lip lines. The product was applied evenly and stayed on well for four hours while feeling moisturizing.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like the scent).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.11 oz. – $172.73 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “super-pigmented,” “hydrating,” and “long-lasting.” There are three finishes: cream, matte, and shine, and the way they feel, apply, and wear does depend on the finish, so I’ve broken the overview down by finish.

The Matte finish is comparable to the original Comfort Matte finish in the Vice Lipstick formula. They have a creamy, smooth consistency with more of a satin finish than an authentic matte finish. They will wear down to a semi-matte to a matte finish as some shine gets worn down. They were typically opaque, fairly forgiving of imperfections on the lips, and wore between four and six hours. A couple of shades, usually on the lighter end of the color spectrum, were more prone to settling into my lip lines.

There were a few shades in the Matte finish that were true mattes and were more of a traditional matte, though still smooth and emollient enough to apply without tugging, they were thinner and a touch “clingy” in comparison (just not to the point of emphasizing lip texture or being uncomfortable to wear).

The Cream finish is comparable to the original Cream finish in the Vice Lipstick formula. The texture was smooth, more like a gel cream, as it was dense and lightly tacky, so it glided better once it warmed up against my lips. What I’ve always enjoyed–and enjoy about the reformulation–is the texture helps keep the color in place, make it appear smoother, and sit better on my lips while still giving lots of shine. These shades were semi-opaque to opaque in coverage and wear time around four to five hours.

The Shine finish is most comparable to the original Sheer finish in the Vice Lipstick formula, but to me, these were less comparable than the other two finishes. The Shine finish is a very smooth, gel-like balm with many glides, no tackiness, and is very glossy. They are almost easy to over-apply as they are so soft and creamy (also why they come in the slim tube to prevent the lipstick from breaking at the base). These shades were more semi-opaque to primarily opaque with some translucency. They lasted around two to four hours.

Most of the shades were hydrating, though a few more exact matte shades were more non-drying. There was no discernible scent or taste. Browse all of our Urban Decay Vice Hydrating Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Isononyl Isononanoate, Octyldodecanol, Oleyl Erucate, Silica, Phenyl Trimethicone, Ci 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Polyethylene, Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil/Sesame Seed Oil, Paraffin, Peg-45/Dodecyl Glycol Copolymer, Alumina, Cera Microcristallina/Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcrystalline, Dimethicone, Kaolin, Synthetic Wax, Ci 15850/Red 7, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Ci 19140/Yellow 5 Lake, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Ci 77499/Iron Oxides, Aluminum Hydroxide, Persea Gratissima Oil/Avocado Oil, Isopropyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Myristate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/Sunflower Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract/Rosemary Leaf Extract. (D268223/1).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists areas available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you’re purchasing or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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