Not a lipstick fan? Try the Urban Decay Lo-Fi Lip Mousse Instead.
Alright: let’s have a moment of brutal honesty.
Lipstick is not convenient.
I know: that’s an internet-breaking statement… (Just kidding)
But, I’m also kind of not kidding. I love makeup and I love a ton of lipsticks – but, the more I wear lipstick, the more I find myself annoyed with them. Lipsticks look great initially, but they can bleed onto your skin, can transfer and wear off patchy, and they often have to be reapplied regularly. If you’re at work, an event, or just busy running errands then wearing lipstick and worrying about all of that just isn’t really worth it.
So, I’ve instead found myself reaching for lip stains and tinted lip balms to suit my life. While I still like lipsticks for special occasions – I just don’t find them convenient for daily life.
Urban Decay Lo-Fi Lip Mousse Review
Recently though, I was sent the full line of Urban Decay Lo-Fi lip mousse. Initially, I wasn’t sold on these lip-powder-stains but over the last few weeks, they’ve really grown on me. While these lip mousses aren’t hydrating, they also aren’t as high-maintenance as normal lipsticks.
They act more like stains than lipsticks which means you don’t have to reapply them as frequently, and they don’t wear-off as obviously.
So, over the last few weeks, I have been finding myself reaching for these lip mousses more and more often as I love lip stains and find them much more convenient to wear than lipsticks. Especially when I am going to an all-day event where I know I won’t be able to check my lipstick regularly.
In particular, I am a huge fan of the shades Fade, Echo, and Frequency. Fade is more of a nude-mauve tone, Echo is a mauve-pink tone, and Frequency is a vibrant coral. On the lips, they can be built up to be quite pigmented, or you can just add on a small amount for a subtle wash of that colour.
Described on Sephora as:
“A weightless, buildable, waterproof lip color with a velvety-soft finish that feels like you’re wearing nothing.”
I would agree with that description. The mousse is super lightweight – once applied, it truly feels like you have nothing on. The colour is incredibly buildable. You can either rock a light wash of colour, or you can build it to full opacity.
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Urban Decay Lo-Fi Lip Mousse
Fade: medium warm mauve-toned nude
Halo: soft baby pink
Noise: magenta/berry pink
Wavelength: medium purple
Boom: deep plum purple with red shimmer
Amplify: deep berry/burgundy red
Frequency: vibrant coral/orange
While I love the nude-tones (surprise!) I also think these are a great option for those who are nervous to wear darker or deeper lip tones.
While I like deeper lipsticks, I often find them to be very high maintenance. You always have to be checked to see if the colour has bled, smudged, transferred, or worn off in patches. But, you don’t really have any of these issues with the lip mousse. When applied, the mousse just kind of sets and stains your lips so you really don’t have to do anything to maintain the look of it throughout the day.
One warning: if you apply the lip mousse with your finger, then you may find the colour will stain your finger – especially the darker tones. I would recommend applying it with a brush.