Apparently, I have been remiss in keeping up with my gossip/pop culture blog reading, because I had no idea what a trap queen was.
Do you? Because when I saw this new Vice Liquid Lipstick from Urban Decay, I was like, “What the hell is a trap queen??” Is she the queen of setting traps? Does she hunt? What’s the deal?
Well, apparently, it’s a song, and it’s about a bad-@ss chick.
So there you go. It’s just a glimpse into my future. I can see it now… Connor Claire will throw out pop culture references, and I won’t get them.
The new Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipsticks
Trap Queen is one of 30 brand new $18 Vice Liquid Lipsticks, a new line coming soon from Urban Decay. (To find out exactly when they arrive, you can sign up on the Urban Decay website, and they’ll let you know.)
Most of the 30 shades are mattes, and there are also a few metallics. Not all of the shades will be available everywhere, either. Some of them will only be available on the Urban Decay website and at freestanding UD stores (there’s a list below).
I hope you don’t mind if I break these up into a couple of posts, because Baby Girl is due for lunch (a chicken-apple-sweet potato puree), and she can’t wait for mommy to finish swatching two dozen liquid lipsticks for hours (she’s actually “talking” about it right now, a.k.a. “baby talking really loudly,” and I can’t hear myself think).
The oranges and reds
She did, however, allow me to swatch the reds, and I can already tell this much about this line: they look breathtaking in pics! Like, if I just slept in a chaise lounge all day long while people snapped pictures of me, and I didn’t have to eat or drink or interact with anyone ever, my matte lip game would be SO on point.
Of this first batch here, Flame (has a metallic finish) looks like a hot mess up close, with vertical lip lines galore, but somehow it still looks AMAZING in pics.
Pigment = YASSS
These are intensely pigmented (you don’t need to apply much), and the unscented, unflavored formula isn’t drying.
What about the wear time?
I wore shade 714 for about six hours today, by which time I’d finished two meals and two big jugs of water. I also went through several tissues filled with nasty green snot (sorry…I’m getting over a cold right now), and kissed the back of my hand approximately 50 times to simulate approximately how many times I would have normally kissed Connor, and 714 didn’t hold up well.
The color around the edge of my upper lip and in the middle area had all but disappeared. Most of the color on my lower lip was still there, but it was hanging out with my lip flakes, so I’m not sold on the wear time of these yet. I don’t think they last as long as the MAC Retro Mattes, but I’ll keep you posted as I keep playing with them.
What’s the take-home message so far?
Even though I don’t think these will last as long on my lips as some other liquid lipstick formulas, they look AMAZING in pics when they’re freshly applied. If I were wearing them and living that paparazzi life, kickin’ it with the Kardashians…
Wait — forget that. I wouldn’t want to do that. Kanye looks like a handful, and I’d be that one person in the crew constantly rolling her eyes.
But I digress… 🙂
The shades that will be exclusive to the UD website and freestanding UD stores
- Disturbed, a deep brick red
- Double Crossed, a deep berry
- Pandemonium, a bright purple
- Twitch, a soft purple with blue undertones
- Crank, a bright berry fuchsia
- Flame, a bright orange with golden micro-glitter
- Tilt, a bright orange
- Brat, a warm baby pink
- Naked, a nude pink
- Rapture, a dusty Rose
Shades exclusive to the UD website and UD counters
- Time, a gunmetal-navy with silver shimmer
- Studded, a metallic grayish brown
- Conspiracy, a plummy bronze shimmer
- Blackmail, a deep berry wine
- Purgatory, a deep berry with pink sparkle
- Mad, a bright purply shimmer
- Firebird, a deep fuchsia
- Menace, a medium fuchsia-pink
- Big Bang, a bright pink sparkle
- Tryst, a reddish fuchsia
- WSM, a rosy pink
- ZZ, a soft pinkish purple
- Trivial, a pinkish nude
- Backtalk, a mauve nude pink
- Amulet, a brick rose
- 1993, a medium brown
- Rock Steady, a deep wine red
- Crimson, a rich red
- Trap Queen, a bright red with golden shimmer
- 714, a bright red
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Speaking of songs (from when we were talking about Trap Queen?), I heard this one by Kelis for the first time in ages. I had iTunes set to “random,” and it came up while Connor and I were doing our daily dose of mommy/baby dance time.
It got me thinking about how you just never know what you’ll be doing in life the next time you hear a certain song. Like, the last time I heard this song was probably 10 years ago, because I used to have the CD in my car, and I’d listen to it when I’d drive to my job at the literary agency (a.k.a “the place where I got stuck behind a fax machine for 15 minutes one day”).
I had no idea way back then that I’d still be blogging in 2017 and listening to the song again while dancing with my daughter. Life is crazy, huh?