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Urban Decay

Vice Lipstick Mega Matte

0.11 fl. oz. for $ 17.00
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Vice Lipstick Mega Matte is an intensely pigmented, semi-matte to matte lipstick that holds up for at least a few hours and is enthusiastically recommended for fans of matte lip color.

We were particularly impressed by the smooth opacity you get from just one swipe. The combination of the matte finish plus rich pigmentation helps gives this lipstick tenacious color that resists feathering into lines around the mouth.

The shades we tested felt surprisingly comfortable for a matte lipstick, but judging by customer reviews on Sephora.com, some shades may be more drying.

With fewer color options, most being on the bold/trendy side, the Mega Matte range is limited compared to some of the other finishes in the Vice Lipstick collection (namely, Comfort Matte and Cream). Nevertheless, if you find a color that you like, this is an excellent fragrance-free, matte lipstick with beneficial anti-aging antioxidants as a bonus for your lips!

Pros:
  • Imparts smooth, rich color from one swipe.
  • Matte finish feels comfortable throughout wear for many of the shades.
  • Feather-resistant color lasts for at least a few hours, possibly more.
  • Fragrance-free formula includes beneficial antioxidants.
Cons:
  • None (although the small shade range won't appeal to everyone).
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, Kaolin, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Candelilla Cera / Candelilla Wax, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Butyrospermum Parkii Oil / Shea Oil, Stearyl Benzoate, Cetyl Lactate, Cera Alba / Beeswax, Cera Microcristallina / Microcrystalline Wax, Polyethylene, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Dimethicone/Bis-Isobutyl PPG-20 Crosspolymer, Aqua / Water, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Alumina, 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 45410 / Red 28 Lake, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Mica, CI 15850 / Red 7 Lake, CI 77120 / Barium Sulfate, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake. *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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