When it comes to lipstick, it takes an awful lot for a brand to stand out. I tend to look for a great selection of colours, various formulas and a certain amount of glamour. Happily, Urban Decay have all of the above in spadefuls, and much, much more. And when I say more, I mean it. Where most brands tap out at 20 – 30 shades and finishes, Urban Decay have just released their Vice collection which has 100!
I was kindly sent over a few of the shades to try, and I’m happy to admit I’ve been completely won over – the shade collection is (unsurprisingly) incredible. No matter who natural or vivid you want your lips, there’s something for you. There are six finishes to choose from: mettalized, cream, sheer, sheer shimmer, comfort matte and mega matte, and the first I tried, Pandemonium, is a mega matte. It’s possibly one of the most vibrant shades I own – purple with a slight red undertone.
714 was first released as part of Gwen Stefani’s collection earlier in the year. It’s another one of the mega mattes, and it’s a beautiful true red with a pink undertone. This is such a wonderful summer shade, and I can’t wait to wear this with a tan and nude eye.
Big Bang is one of the Metallized shades, and it’s basically all my Barbie-lips dreams come true! It’s a super shimmery magenta pink which is perfect if you’re looking for real cool toned pink. The shimmer in the formula is a little chunky, but the formula is really comfortable to wear, and it’s surprisingly long-wearing.
Firebird is another colour that was first released as part of Gwen Stefani’s collection and has a cream finish. This one is beautifully smooth to apply, and the colour payoff is amazing, and it feels like such a glamorous choice of colour to wear!
Last up is Backtalk, a comfort matte shade, and probably my most reached-for shade from the lineup. It slicks on beautifully, and I’m obsessed with the warm pinky-nude shade. It’s perfect if you’re looking for something to keep you looking polished throughout the summer!