ME: Hey, there’s a shade in this line of liquid lipsticks I’m reviewing called “Brat.”
EL HUB: Did they name it after you?
Ooh, yeah! There’s an Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipstick shade called Brat. And I might be a brat; therefore, I will wear Brat, and I will be extra bratty, with a side of brat, when I wear it. 🙂
Round two of the UD Vice Liquid Lipstick swatches (here was round one: the red and orange shades)! These are the pinks, nudes and browns…and some funky brownish taupe business (see: Studded).
Just like the reds and oranges from the other day, these all look amaze-balls in pics. Even the metallics! I was so surprised. I had so much drama with the first metallic I tried from this line, golden orange Flame, which was basically a mess on my lips, but all of the metallics in this second batch are flawless. No vertical lip lines, patchiness, no drama.
I think Amulet looks particularly beautiful. I’m not normally a metallics person, either, but I’m totally into it.
These are unscented, unflavored and hella pigmented. And for $18, they aren’t crazy expensive. Plus, yay! — the line is finally available on the Urban Decay website.
Testing these, I was hoping for better wear time than I got with the red shade I wore the other day, 714, and well…
I wore warm pinkish nude Naked, an absolutely GORGEOUS shade that looks similar to my natural lip color, to my HIIT class the other day, which starts 10 in the morning, and after getting my sweat on, driving home, nibbling on snacks, guzzling some water, devouring lunch and doing some work, the lipstick was practically gone by 2.
So that’s four hours.
There was still some color in the middle of my bottom lip, but everything on my upper lip and the edges of my bottom lip was basically gone.
Granted, being a nude, it doesn’t look as jarring as it does when red 714, for instance, gives up the ghost, but I’m still kinda bummed that these don’t appear to last as long as I’d hoped, especially since a big part of the marketing is their “insane wear.”
I still gotta give a shout-out to the fact that these feel sooo comfortable on my lips. So many liquid lipsticks suck the life out of my lips and leave them painfully dry, but these don’t. My flakes don’t act up at all either, so if comfort is a higher priority for you than a crazy long wear time, that’s something to think about. You might really like these, because they feel great.
I’ll be posting swatches of the final batch (the purples) soon. Do you see anything from this batch of pinks and browns that you like?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. What are you doing this weekend? The rain finally let up over here, so I’m looking forward to getting out of the house. 🙂