|l-r Pandemonium (mega matte), Firebird (cream), Naked (cream) and Conspiracy (metallised)|
Urban Decay have finally launched their full range of Vice lipsticks in the UK, and they’re really lovely. With 100 shades in six finishes (sheer, metallised, cream, comfort matte, mega matte and shimmer), there’s truly something for everyone. I think the Gwen Stefani collection was really a taster for the new Vice finishes, so I’m not going to review them in depth here, but I thought I’d show you a couple of pictures of the lipsticks, and tell you that they’re magnificent. I have Pandemonium, a grape purple in the mega matte formulation, Firebird, which is a cream fuchsia (and a repromote of the same shade from the aforementioned Gwen Stefani collection), then there is also Naked which is a pale pinky-grey mauve and Conspiracy, a metallic coffee bean shade which will never, ever, ever grace my lips. Ever. Beautiful on the right person (like, my mum for example), but I have no desire to wear it personally, but doesn’t it look gorgeous in the bullet?
|l-r Pandemonium, Firebird, Naked, Conspiracy|
There is figuratively nothing that makes my heart sing more than the sight of an untouched bullet of lipstick, and these are sooooooo photogenic. Look, I have neither pets nor children, and only one sickly houseplant to take pictures of, so leave me my little indulgences, please.
I don’t have swatches, because they’re too pretty to mar, frankly, but here’s a pic of me wearing the original version of Firebird taken back in February, the lasting power on the cream formulation is marvellous, by the way, and whilst not billed as a particularly long-lasting formula, I find they last at least 6-8 hours without reapplying, even if you eat whilst wearing:
|Leave me alone, it was 6am on the Eurostar.|
So there you go. Not my most in-depth review perhaps (unless “pretty things are really pretty” is your bag, admittedly), but, by gum, they’re pretty.
Urban Decay Vice lipsticks cost £15 each and are available now from the usual stockists.
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