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Urban Decay

Vice Lipstick Comfort Matte

0.11 fl. oz. for $ 17.00
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Vice Lipstick Comfort Matte isn't truly matte, but it still earns our praise as a richly pigmented, slightly moisturizing lipstick.

We were particularly impressed by how much coverage you get from just one swipe. The intense pigmentation helps elongate the wear time, although like most cream lipsticks, it's still slick enough to transfer to whatever your lips touch (i.e. your coffee mug and people you kiss). On a high note, the color isn't prone to feathering into lines around the mouth.

Urban Decay outdid themselves with 100 shades to choose from for the entire Vice Lipstick collection—several of which come in this Comfort Matte finish. (Other finishes include Cream, Sheer, Sheer Shimmer, Mega Matte, and Metallized.) There's a shade for everyone here, with a versatile mix of neutrals and classics, as well as trendy and bold hues—most of which leave a slight stain of color, after the top layer has worn off.

Because the finish errs more on the satin end of the spectrum rather than its matte namesake, we're taking the rating down a notch so you aren't misled by the name. Nevertheless, this is still a great fragrance-free lipstick with beneficial antioxidants as a nice added touch for your pucker!

Pros:
  • Imparts rich color in one swipe.
  • Versatile shade range with a mix of trendy and classic hues.
  • Fragrance-free formula includes beneficial antioxidants.
Cons:
  • Not as matte as the name implies.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No
The pigment load in Vice Lipstick is insane! Just one swipe provides an unbelievable laydown of color. And every shade applies smoothly (without dragging or skipping), hugs lips, and feels amazing! Our proprietary Pigment Infusion System gives the formula its super-creamy texture, rich payout and superior color dispersion.
Octyldodecanol, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Kaolin, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Butyrospermum Parkii Oil / Shea Oil, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Candelilla Cera / Candelilla Wax / Cire De Candelilla, Cetyl Lactate, Cera Alba / Beeswax / Cire Dabeille, Cera Microcristallina / Microcrystalline Wax / Cire Microcristalline, Polyethylene, Dimethicone/Bis-Isobutyl PPG-20 Crosspolymer, Aqua / Water / Eau, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycine Soja Oil / Soybean Oil, Squalane, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil / Jojoba Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter / Cocoa Seed Butter, Persea Gratissima Oil / Avocado Oil, Shorea Stenoptera Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter / Shea Butter, Aloe Barbadensis Extract / Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Citric Acid, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Silica, Polybutylene Terephthalate, Polylactic Acid, Tin Oxide. May Contain: CI 15850 / Red 7 Lake, CI 77120 / Barium Sulfate, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 15850 / Red 6, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Mica, CI 77491 / Iron Oxides. *Ingredients vary by shade.

Urban Decay At-A-Glance

Strengths: Workable options in almost every category; excellent cheek tint; bonanza for anyone who wants lots of shiny eyeshadows; good mattifier;bronzing powder; brow products; makeup brushes.

Weaknesses: Mostly average to poor mascaras; limited foundation shades and some disappointing lip glosses; the products designed to help makeup last longer don't help.

From its unconventional beginnings in 1996 with the debut tagline of "Does Pink Make You Puke?" Urban Decay has been at the forefront of the ongoing trend toward unconventional colors. Their approach to beauty is still rooted in steering clear of the norm, but for those creative, unconventional folks who want the opportunity to express themselves with well-formulated, edgy products, this is the line to look to.

Now representing itself by the decidedly tamer "Beauty with an Edge" slogan, the line still offers several shiny options (which excel by virtue of how well they cling to skin), but the items that really deserve your attention include some of their mascaras, bronzing powder, blush, and brow products. The brush collection is highly recommended and priced on the low end when compared to other department-store lines, and Urban Decay counters (as opposed to Sephora stores, where the line is typically sold) offer helpful literature about how to design a complete makeup look. The colors may be unconventional and more clownish than classy, but their placement advice is right-on.

Shortcomings of this edgy line include the lack of lipsticks and some glittery products that apply terribly. Those who appreciate products that make a statement (though it may not always be one that puts you in your most flattering light) should explore the best of what is offered here, as should those whose makeup concepts occasionally lean toward the adventurous side.

For more information about Urban Decay, call (800) 784-URBAN or visit www.urbandecay.com.

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