Vice Lipstick Metallized
Vice Lipstick Metallized delivers sparkling color in a smooth cream texture that feels lightly hydrating.
The shades vary from semi-sheer to full coverage color, with a decent range of classic, neutral, or bold hues available. The amount of shimmer fluctuates so you may want to swatch these on the back of your hand while in-store to get an idea of how much sparkle (or frost) each shade imparts.
This lipstick offers a few hours of wear and we're happy to report that we didn't experience noticeable migration of color into lines around the mouth.
If you want a lip color with some pizazz, Vice Lipstick Metallized is worth checking out. Kudos to Urban Decay for keeping the formula fragrance free and adding some beneficial anti-aging antioxidants to the mix.
- Delivers sparkling color from a smooth cream texture that feels lightly hydrating.
- Holds up well (for a few hours) and resists migrating into the lines around your mouth.
- Versatile shade range.
- Fragrance-free formula with antioxidants for added benefit.
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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