Over the last few years, I have become a lipstick fiend. So much so in fact, that lipstick is nearly ranked up there with mascara (my #1) on my “makeup essentials / won’t leave the house without” list.
There’s something about a great lipstick that can totally alter one’s look, outfit, and style that I just can’t get enough of. I mean, who needs new clothes when a great lipstick can revamp your fashion + beauty game all on it’s own?
I recently shared my thoughts and full review on Urban Decay’s Naked Ultimate Basics Palette, and today I am zoning in on their “new” / throwback Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection. This collection is bringing back some of their most popular lipsticks from 1996.
Their 1996 lipstick line was their first every lipstick collection released by Urban Decay and it’s what put them on the map with beauty lovers worldwide.
As a child of the 90’s, I am thrilled to be getting to try out this retro line – and I can’t wait to share with you my thoughts on all 9 of the Vintage Capsule Collection lipsticks. Scroll through to read more!
Before we get into the swatches and pigmentation of these colours, I first wanted to mention what immediately struck me as I tried on the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection – and that was that all of these lipsticks were so creamy, smooth, and moisturizing.
Over the last few months / year I have become more and more drawn to liquid lipsticks and matte lipsticks, which can be quite drying. It was such a welcome surprise and change to find that these lipsticks were A) super moisturizing on my dry lipsticks, and B) had a shiny or metallic finish to them.
Urban Decay Lipstick Review: Vice Vintage Capsule Collection
Urban Decay Lipstick Review – SMOG (deep coppery bronze)
Smog was immediately one of my favourites. It is incredibly creamy and has a bold golden / bronze undertone.
Urban Decay Lipstick Review – ROACH (deep burgundy-brown)
Roach for me was a very wearable colour. It is a deep red-toned brown that is very pigmented and moisturizing on your lips.
Urban Decay Lipstick Review – BRUISE (sheer deep burgundy red with green shift)
Bruise is another very wearable colour, and one that I am really excited to wear during the holiday season.
Urban Decay Lipstick Review – ASPHYXIA (soft lavender with blue micro glitter)
This shade is one that I will definitely wear often over the next few months. I love that while it’s bold, has a blue-tone glitter to it, and has a slit metallic sheen to it, that it’s also quite wearable and soft.
Urban Decay Lipstick Review – PLAGUE (bright purple with pink undertone)
Plague was one of my favourites right off the bat. It’s bold and vibrant, yet still feels very easy to wear and natural on my fair skintone. I tend to feel quite at home with magenta-toned lipsticks and since Plague has a deep magenta hue to it it’s a lipstick I can see myself turning to often over the fall and winter months.
Urban Decay Lipstick Review – PALLOR (frosted lavender with gray shift)
Pallor was one of the first shades that really wowed me. Though it does make my chapped lips appear more obvious (clearly, I need a lip treatment – any suggestions?) it still is one of my absolute favourite colours in the collection. While it is definitely gray-toned, it still feels wearable since it mostly translates as a lavender toned lipstick.
Urban Decay Lipstick Review – UV-B (vibrant blue with purple shift)
This lipstick is for the truly daring at heart. It’s not every day we see a blue lipstick, but I adore this perwinkle toned lipstick and am officially on the hunt for occasions to wear it out. While I am still a bit shy to wear this during the daytime, I do think it would work well for a event, party, and that it would be great around Halloween!
Urban Decay Lipstick Review – FROSTBITE ( frosted deep blue with multicolored micro-glitter)
Another bright blue lipstick, and another colour I adore! While I didn’t love how this one applied (it make my chapped lips look quite obvious, and I found the application a bit patchy), I did really like the colour and the little flecks of glitter. My only critique really is that I wish the colour applied more evenly.
Urban Decay Lipstick Review – Oil Slick (sheer black with silver mirco-glitter)
The most disappointing lipstick colour in the collection for me was Oil Slick. I guess the name describes it accurately, but I was hoping for something darker and more rich when I first saw this black lipstick in it’s tube. The coverage of this lipstick was patchy, and overall it just did not work for me. I guess it really does just look like black oil which isn’t really my style.
The Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection Review will retail at $17.00 PER lipstick, and will be available at Sephora, Ulta Beauty, and select Macy’s stores.
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