Urban Decay Vintage Vice Lipstick Review and Swatches!
There’s nothing like a little nostalgia to remind you of your first date or favorite high school dance – especially when it comes to makeup! Growing up as a figure skater, I had my “lucky” blush that I would wear to every competition. I know I’ll keep that blush forever and cross my fingers it never gets discontinued if in fact I do hit pan! Unfortunately, there often comes a time when our favorite makeup products do get discontinued. Lucky for us makeup addicts out there – cruelty free beauty brand Urban Decay has released a Vintage Vice Lipstick Collection! Urban Decay is bringing back nine of their best-selling lipstick shades from the 90’s.
As a 90’s kid, I hadn’t quite hit my makeup stride when these products were originally sold, but I was still super excited to get my hands on this collection! I mean, who doesn’t love some vintage goodies? That being said, if you were a makeup-lover during the 90’s, this collection is going to be right up your alley – who knows, you may even rediscover one of your favorite lip shades from your high school years 🙂
Burgundy and Brown were so “in” during the 90’s so it only makes sense that Urban Decay brought back these three shades! From left to right we’ve got: Bruise, Roach and Smog.
Bruise is a gorgeous sheer-toned burgundy plum with a glossy finish. The formula is super creamy and comfortable to wear. This is the exact shade I envision when I think of 90’s makeup. The shade Roach is a deep metallic bronze. The cream formula is opaque with one layer. Shades like this are actually super trendy right now so it’s a great one to add to your collection! Smog is a creamy, metallic gold with lots of shimmer. Another comfortable formula with nice opacity and color payoff!
The Urban Decay Vintage Vice collection also has three stunning purple shades! These shades are: Plague, Pallor and Asphyxia.
Plague is a bright purple with blue and silver shimmer. It has a buildable, creamy formula. In the bullet, it looks like it would be a dark purple, but as you can see from the swatch, it applies brighter! Pallor on the other hand, looks lighter and applies darker! This one is a eggplant purple with silver iridescence. Pallor applies quite sheer on my lips, but you can definitely build it up with a few layers and it will still be comfortable to wear. Asphyxia is one of my faves from the Vintage Vice collection! It looks very “unicorn-chic” to me! LOL. This light purple has a baby pink undertone and light blue shimmer. It applies sheer so it’s still very wearable!
Finally, we’ve got the blacks and blues from the collection! From left to right: Oil Slick, Frost Bite and UV-B. This is another trio that seems very 90’s to me. I don’t know many brands releasing shades like this nowadays so I love that Urban Decay is taking it to the next level – or should I say – taking it to 90’s level!
Oil Slick is a sheer-toned black-grey with silver shimmer. Like I said, this shade is super sheer but on the bright side, it feels really moisturizing on my lips. The shade Frost Bite is a navy blue with light blue iridescence. This cream shade applies opaque on my lips with one coat and has a pretty, metallic finish. UV-B is another one of my faves – it’s a stunning, metallic periwinkle. It wears so beautifully and comfortably on the lips!
Whether you’re rediscovering an old favorite or wearing one of the vintage shades for the first time, this collection will not disappoint! Overall, I love the formulas of this entire collection and the shades are any makeup addict’s dream. Thanks to the Urban Decay Vintage Vice collection, all I can say is: “Take me back to the 90’s!” 😉
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