Minty Fresh! Urban Decay’s New Lip Junkie Lipglosses in Obsessed, Flushed and Trashed

Published in: Lips, Makeup, Product Reviews, Urban Decay

Urban Decay Lip Junkie Spring 2013

Wearing the new Urban Decay Lip Junkie Lipgloss in Flushed ($19), one of three new shades for spring 2013

If you choose to wear one of the three new $19 Urban Decay Lip Junkie Glosses in Flushed, Obsessed or Trashed, you’ll probably still want to brush your teeth in the morning (and your tongue…to get rid of that fuzzy feeling), but if you do happen to forget, at least your breath will smell great! 🙂

Or rather, your lips will taste minty fresh, because all three of these are mint flavored and fragranced to the extreme! — and it’s a good mint, refreshingly like toothpaste.


For the record, Urban Decay thinks they taste and smell like “wedding mints,” and okay, sure, I get that (but they also remind me of my tube of Sensodyne).

New for spring, and newly added to the Lip Junkie Lipgloss line, these triplets are all cool-toned shades of pink with varying degrees of pigment from sheer to medium.

The Lip Junkies are Urban Decay’s cooling, plumping glosses that last a surprisingly long time. With them, I get anywhere from 4-5 hours, which is pretty good for a lipgloss, and yet despite lasting as they do, they don’t suck all of the moisture from my lips.

They’re billed as non-sticky, but I dunno about that. When I whip my hair back and forth (I whip my hair back and forth), stray strands do get stuck in the gloss, which is kinda thick and heavy.

It doesn’t bother me, but I guess it is something to think about. For a truly non-sticky UD gloss, though, you might want to try one of the Lip Loves instead.

urban  decay lip junkie lipgloss spring 2013

From the left: Obsessed, Flushed and Trashed

urban decay lip junkie lipgloss flushed obsessed trashed swatches

Swatches from the left: Obsessed, Flushed and Trashed

If you’re cool with the slightly thick, sticky texture, I think any of these three would go great with the rest of Urban Decay’s new spring releases, like the new Naked Basics Palette, especially if you’re going for a primarily neutral, natural look, because they’re all rather quiet pinks, not at all bright or obnoxious (not that I don’t think there’s a time and place for that).

If you’re interested in low-key, natural makeup looks, these should be great for that.

And more, like the Ammo palette. You could do a bold eye look with the brights, and then balance it out with a sheer pink on your lips.

Definitely Obsessed definitely has me obsessed. It’s my favorite of these three. It’s darker than Flushed, so I can really see it on my lips, and warmer than Trashed, so I think it suits my warmer NC42 skin tone well.


urban decay lip junkie Obsessed


urban decay lip junkie lipgloss trashed


Long-lasting, shiny glosses with the power of a York’s Peppermint Pattie? Yes, please. 🙂

UD’s palettes usually steal the show, but these are kinda fun. If you like cooler-toned pinks, don’t let these three new minty Lip Junkies sneak by (at least not without giving them the sniff test).

PRICE: $19 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Urban Decay counters and
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+ (they’re a little sticky, but I’m cool with that)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Agata says:

    You look beautiful Karen! I am not a big fun of those glosses, starting from the scent, I think that’s the main reason plus they all look kinda similar to each other.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Agata!

      Thanks, girl!

      As for the gloss, they’ve got very subtle tweaks, but they all kinda have a similar vibe…

      Hope you’re having a great day.

  2. Lucia Z says:

    Hey Karen!

    Oooh, I’ve been wanting to try these out! Great review. I did one on Lioele’s Blooming Glosses a while back (, and they’re definitely not as sticky or fragrant as these UD glosses. If you’ve ever tried them before, I’d love to hear all about it!

    Love your reviews!

  3. Neha says:

    What foundation are you wearing? Looks great!

  4. sillylilacs says:

    Oh Obsessed looks great on you! 😀 I’m obsessed with minty taste/flavor…gotta check out these glosses. The only thing I’d be worrying about is constantly licking and eating these instead! Haha
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  5. Jenny says:

    Ugh, I want to buy and love these, but I’m so allergic to mint. T_T

  6. Ashley says:

    Your hair looks A+++ here! Go ‘head!

  7. Lulle says:

    They look pretty but I really don’t like when lip products are mint-scented. I’m patiently waiting for this minty trend to disappear… *sigh*
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  8. Dollie says:

    Obsessed and Thrashed look lovely!

  9. Jen B says:

    Trashed is really pretty and looks great on you!

  10. Jennifer says:

    I totally thought Trashed would be the only color I’d like from your arm but wow – LOVE ALL of them!!!

  11. Sarah says:

    ‘Obsessed’ is definitely the one for me.


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  12. Ester says:

    you look gorgeous in these photos! so glowy!! Makes me want to buy all the lip colors!

  13. Kimmwc03 says:

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t like minty lipglosses. Why can’t they be vanilla, rose, cherry or some other nice scent? I’m slightly allergic to peppermint so I’ll have to skip these even though they look lovely.

  14. Shoppergirl78 says:

    What blush are you wearing? So pretty!

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