Urban Decay The Big One & Bad Blood Vice Hydrating Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

by Emma

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Urban Decay The Big One Vice Hydrating LipstickUrban Decay The Big One Vice Hydrating Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a medium, coppery orange with moderate, warm undertones and a satin finish. It was richly pigmented with smooth, even color payoff that adhered well to my lips and didn’t emphasize lip texture or imperfections. The consistency felt smooth, lightweight, and like a velvety creamy–had glide but wasn’t that emollient/wet–which made it comfortable to wear. It lasted well for five hours and felt lightly moisturizing while worn.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like 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 that has more of a satin finish than a true matte finish. They will wear down to more of a semi-matte to matte finish as some of the shine gets worn down. They were typically opaque, fairly forgiving of imperfections on the lips, and wore between four and six hours. There were a couple shades, usually on the lighter end of the color spectrum, that 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, but 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 that has a lot of glide, 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 mostly opaque with some translucency. They lasted around two to four hours.

The majority of the shades were hydrating, though a few of the truer 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 Microcristalline, 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 are as 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 Bad Blood Vice Hydrating LipstickUrban Decay Bad Blood Vice Hydrating Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a deeper red with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. The texture was smooth, lightly velvety but not quite as creamy or as dense as other mattes in the formula but somewhere between traditional matte and the more velvety feel of most of the range. It had opaque color payoff in one layer, which stayed on well for six hours and left a strong stain behind, while feeling lightly hydrating.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like 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 that has more of a satin finish than a true matte finish. They will wear down to more of a semi-matte to matte finish as some of the shine gets worn down. They were typically opaque, fairly forgiving of imperfections on the lips, and wore between four and six hours. There were a couple shades, usually on the lighter end of the color spectrum, that 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, but 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 that has a lot of glide, 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 mostly opaque with some translucency. They lasted around two to four hours.

The majority of the shades were hydrating, though a few of the truer matte shades were more non-drying. There was no discernible scent or taste.

Browse all of our Urban Decay Vice Hydrating Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

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