Urban Decay Pocket Rocket Lipgloss: Stand By Yo’ Man

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I think I’m going to send a resume to Urban Decay…


I would love to get a job there. They cook up some of the wackiest off-beat products in the biz. Take, for instance, the new Pocket Rocket Lipgosses ($19).


There are eight glosses in the set, and each one has a hologram hottie in the cap. Each hottie has a different guy’s name, and if you tilt the gloss from side to side, its hottie transforms from fully clothed to undies only.

I think that’s just the coolest thing ever. πŸ™‚

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And there’s more to the illusion than a simple hologram. Urban Decay says the tubes, which are flat to fit comfortably in your pocket, contain pheromones to “enhance mood and sexual attraction.” Rubbing them releases the pheromones into the air where, like a good Marvin Gaye song, they help to get the party started.

I even like the little slogans UD gave to each of the tubes. First, there’s Jesse: “Jesse owns a dingy cave of a bar on the Sunset Strip, pouring whiskey and cheap beer for rock royalty. Undress him to see where his tattoos end and your one-night stand begins.”


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Pocket Rocket Lipgloss in Kirk

No doubt, what sets these apart is the packaging, but the gloss itself isn’t bad. I have two of the colors — James and Kirk (how Star Trek!). James is a sheer, shimmery bluish pink; Kirk’s a sheer, creamy nude.

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Pocket Rocket Lipgloss in James


The texture is thin, non-sticky, and the glosses have a strong brown sugar flavor and scent.

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Pocket Rocket Lipgloss swatches from left to right: James, Kirk

It may just be my strange sense of humor, but don’t these have Mother’s Day written all over ’em?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Kirsten says:

    Hahaha! Definitely Mothers Day.

  2. Maggie says:

    my mom would be uhhhh, wth? xD

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  3. Faye says:

    I don’t want to be a prude, but that’s just a bit tacky for me.

    On a funnier note, do you watch Extras, with Ricky Gervais? This reminds me of an episode with Robert DeNiro and a “naked lady” pen.

  4. Paris B says:

    A bit OTT for me but gotta hand it to them for innovation πŸ™‚

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  5. Elle says:

    This sounds funny to me, Karen! I wish I could make some of these up using my exes’ names. “So-and-so will compliment the hell out of you, try to charm the pants off of you, aaaand will then proceed to totally lie to you, since he’s been engaged for over a year to someone else.” (Uhh, true story. LOL!)

  6. Nadrah says:

    These are hilarious. I’d rather more pigmentation than naked fella though LOL. Have you tested out the pheromone power? πŸ˜›

  7. Rachel says:

    haha i just tried these in sephora yesterday! james was my favorite [and i liked the emo boy hahaha] but i didn’t try kirk yet. i didn’t know what the whole pheromone thing was about, but maybe i’ll have to go back and try them out again! haha
    by the way, i thought they smelled delicious, although to me it smelled like smores πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Hi Rachel,

      I liked the preppy guy and the dude holding the baby (awww).

      The scent smells very brown sugar to me. I’m hungry for something sweet now…

  8. Elle says:

    LOL, Karen–he is definitely his fiancee’s problem. Way too much drama, but it is kinda sad that she’s none the wiser about his ways. Oh well…

    I also just love the cheeky “Pocket Rocket” name. πŸ™‚

  9. Oh my goodness! I have to get one of these… Hilarious!

  10. snowflakelashes says:

    Those would SO make good bachelorette party gifts/favors..hilarity!

  11. LayLa says:

    Like the Kool-ai-Man would
    say, oouH!! yeah!! i would
    put lip gloss aaall daaay
    looong, hehehehe.

  12. Fair says:

    These are cute, but maybe a bit much…I’d hate for my lip gloss lovin lil niece to pick it up & start asking why a naked boy was in my gloss tube.

    Anyways, I’m loving the nude, slightly pink glosses; do you have any recommendations of one that would work for a darker complected gal?

  13. Karen B says:

    My mum would laugh her head off. Also because she doesn’t wear makeup (I’ve been away for three months and she’s slacked off on her lipstick. Tss)

  14. Demi says:

    So are the pheromones on the bottle or in the gloss? Or is it a joke? These glosses look so fun!

  15. @17. snowflakelashes – That is SUCH a good idea!!

  16. Stacie says:

    My hubby would be less than amused by these, I’m afraid! I’d have to hide it. πŸ™‚ And dang it, Karen! Now the little devil on my shoulder is whispering, “you know you want to get one of these for your mom!” Somehow I think my dad would be more amused than my mom, though… I think I know where I got my warped sense of humor.

  17. Milan says:

    I have Kirk. Its one of my favorite nuddie glosses. I may grab one more…just for kicks!

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  18. Faye says:

    Hi Karen,

    Extras is off now — it was a short-lived program — but it was on HBO. You can probably rent it in any local Blockbuster or Hollywood Video. Ricky Gervais, star of the original British “The Office,” produced and starred in this one too and it is hilarious. Highly recommend it!

  19. wendy says:

    They are really funny. A friend of mine bought 2 of them and showed them to me, the colours are wondefull but I dont like the smell and taste of them. They smell like….. uhm…. curry!

  20. flora says:

    i got “David” for my mother in law!!! LOL shes gonna luv it!

  21. Lauren says:

    I almost bought one of these over the weekend! I think the color I liked best was David. I ended up getting a Tarte gloss instead, but I *LOVED* the packaging of these. I’m probably going to give these for Christmas gifts for my girls if they’re still around by then!

  22. Beth says:

    Is it just me or is there a typo on that label on the back?

  23. Rachel says:

    I love those lip glosses. They be hawt.

  24. Rachel says:

    Beth, yea, you’re right. It says, “Rub me for you pheromone fix,” instead of your.

  25. Stef says:

    I’m totally getting these for my Mom and my sister, they’re going to love love love them! Too bad the men keep their underwear on though, it would be way more fun if they didn’t!

  26. Gigi says:

    LOL Mothers Day, what a great gift. My mom would totally enjoy it, but I don’t think she would ever use it, at least not in public…hahahaha! I think I might get them for my girlfriends as gifts, they’re just too cute.

  27. Tami says:

    My mom, pretty much like myself, would wonder why the guys aren’t completely naked πŸ˜€ I checked these out at Ulta yesterday and wasn’t totally impressed although I like the concept. Instead I picked up the Get Baked set. However I still might pick up James (hubby’s name) or David (cus he’s totally hot, can’t resist a man in a suit :-p)

  28. Angie says:

    i’d definitely want one in “kirk” except right now…. a tiny lipgloss that costs 20 dollars is not in my price range…
    ohhh sighh

  29. Snarkattack says:

    Bit dubious about the whole “built-in pheromones” thing. I remember seeing and reading about a study that says sweat is the better…purveyor of pheromones!

    Having said that, I love me a gimmicky lipgloss. Nope, not immune πŸ™‚

  30. Michelle says:

    LOL too funny. That James color is really pretty.

  31. Tara says:

    David was the PERFECT gift for my friend’s 40th birthday last week. When I heard these lipglosses were coming out, I *had* to buy one for her as a present.

    The general consensus of the party-goers (and the birthday girl) was that the Pocket Rockets were a bit of a rip-off…there was a bit of disappointment that the underwear was still there.

  32. Agu says:

    hey karen!
    I was wondering where I could get these…
    I’m from Chile, but I’m going to New York in a couple of weeks…
    I’m dying to get them!

  33. Vanessa says:

    Omg , i want to get Kirk ! Lol . I knw this is out of subject , but , would you get the pocket rocket or a mac paint pot ? Because I was going to buy a paint pot from mac but until I saw this , I think I want to get a pocket rocket . Lol . xP

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