Urban Decay Lip Junkie Lip Gloss: Giving Thin Mints a Run for Their Money

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[SHIVER!] If I’d known the kind of havoc a cookie could wreak, I would have put down that first Girl Scout Thin Mint. Every season I gobble ’em up like they’re going out of style, and I rue the day the first one came out of the oven.


Today I can’t help but ask, “Has Urban Decay been talking to my muffin top?” I ask because I think their new Lip Junkie line of fall glosses ($19 each) smell EXACTLY like Thin Mint cookies (they also taste kinda like ’em too).

Coincidence? I think not!

Urban Decay cooked up these 11 moisturizing non-sticky shades to plump lips over time. One week in and I can’t report Angelina Jolie lips yet (or any noticeable increase in lip plumpness, for that matter), but that may be too much to ask of a gloss.

The main reason I wanted to try these wasn’t large, luscious lips (although I intend to keep testing them). What I was really interested in were the colors. Of the ones I’ve tried, Crush (a creamy hot pink), Wallflower (a creamy neutral pink), Runaway (a shimmery coral) and Perversion (a shimmery dark berry) pack the most pigment.

All of the colors spark a slight cooling sensation, which I’ve found refreshing on hot days, and last about two hours on my lips before requiring another application.

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Love Junkie

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Midnight Cowboy

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Wearing Runaway

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Wearing Perversion

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Wearing Wallflower

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urban decay lip junkie review top

urban decay lip junkie review top

I feel like a few of the colors look similar, but if you’re into sheer shades, a vanilla mint taste/fragrance and don’t mind having to reapply throughout the day, you might want to check these out. Available at Sephora stores and online at sephora.com. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B

You might like Urban Decay Lip Junkie Lip Gloss if…

  • You prefer non-sticky glosses
  • You like the taste and scent of vanilla and mint
  • You want a sheer and shiny moisturizing gloss
  • You don’t mind having to reapply throughout the day

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Liz says:

    Mmm, sounds delicious. I wouldn’t know whether to eat the gloss or put it on my lips. Great shades, though, and Runway looks fab on you!
    .-= Liz’s last blog post… Alexa Wilding – the Echoplex =-.

  2. I love the colors! But since they don’t last too long, I’m not sure they will work for me.
    .-= Kajal Couture’s last blog post… Deepika Padukone Makeup Breakdown =-.

  3. Jen says:

    The packaging is so pretty! But I need another lip gloss like I need a hole in my head. Hmm… maybe just one. 😛

  4. Rae says:

    Okay. These wouldn’t be at all exciting (sheer? Not long-wearing? Hello, boring!) if not for one thing: THIN MINTS. I absolutely adore thin mints!

    Obvs, I have to check out this line 😛
    .-= Rae’s last blog post… The Body Shop expands on my favourite line- =-.

  5. Nina says:

    I swoon for the packaging and the colors of these glosses — lovely!

  6. i know i should be commented on the glosses but… i got distracted by your teeth. they’re so STRAIGHT! and WHITE!
    .-= dani@callitbeauty’s last blog post… Boots Original Beauty Formula Cleansing Milk – Review =-.

  7. Amber says:

    I am amazed and envious at how good you look in seemingly every lip color ever.

    These sound delicious but I don’t dare until I use up my Philosophy gloss that tastes like glazed chocolate doughnuts…
    .-= Amber’s last blog post… Smoothie of the week- when good strawberries go bad =-.

    • Karen says:

      You’re so good about finishing your glosses.

      BTW, I realized today I’m almost halfway done w/my newest tube of Nymphette and I totally thought of you.

      • Amber says:

        I haven’t been able to find my tube of Nymphette since the weekend! I am in crisis mode, I have become utterly dependent on that darn gloss. I am pretty sure it is in the closet somewhere, just need to do a little excavation…
        .-= Amber’s last blog post… Herman =-.

  8. amy says:

    Crush is my favourite but I would love Perversion and Love Junkie to be darker and more vampy.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… Giving Some Love to MAC In the Groove MSF Petticoat =-.

  9. TJ says:

    crush, heavy, jilted. Check!
    .-= TJ’s last blog post… Im different =-.

  10. Vonvon says:

    Nice interesting colors. Crush looks very pretty. I like the slightly purple tone of Perversion. Really cool names they give their glosses! 😀
    .-= Vonvon’s last blog post… EOTD Marathon- Vol 1- All Four LOreal Paris Open Eyes Chrome Intensity Palettes – Part 2 =-.

  11. Agnes says:

    Im loving crush & midnight cowboy! Although they are a tad on the sheer side. I wonder how these would look paired ontop of lipsticks? 😀 😀 😀
    .-= Agnes’s last blog post… Lippie Swatches from my Haul =-.

    • Karen says:

      Hey Agnes,

      I haven’t tried layering them w/any lipsticks yet, but I bet they’d look great (especially the shimmers).

      How was your Tuesday? I hope you had a good one!

  12. GG says:

    Beautiful! I heard these were similar to my beloved (and discontinued!) lipgelees. What do you think, Karen?

  13. The shades look amazing, but I’m a bit bummed that they’re not more pigmented. What does UD use as a plumping agent in these? Glosses with peppermint or cassia/cinnamon extract are a dime a dozen nowadays, but pop in some peptides or niacinamide & I’m in!

  14. Kylie says:

    Not that it looks bad on you (because it actually looks rather nice) but why must Midnight Cowboy be the “Orgasm” of the Urban Decay line? Every time I see another Midnight Cowboy product come out, I avoid it because I think “Glitterbomb!”

  15. Pinch says:

    Perversion looks so gorgeous on you! I doubt I’d be able to rock it though 🙂
    .-= Pinch’s last blog post… Peachy with Urban Decay =-.

  16. Kim says:

    I’m amazed at how different Perversion looks in the tube vs. on you – you’d think I’d have learned that lesson after pre-judging the NARS Albatross white gloss!

    I love Midnight Cowboy (of course.. inner tranny) but thanks to winning a huge number of glosses from my very favorite website, I (and my friends) are hooked up for quite a while! And you’ll be proud that I’m spreading the knowledge I’ve garnered here. When my friend looked at the tubes and said “who would wear white lip gloss?”, I immediately replied “oh, no! It’s not white when you put in on… look (applied and made pouty lips), isn’t it great?”. Another convert! 🙂

  17. jenn says:

    I love Midnight Cowboy, not too much glitter 🙂

  18. lexi says:

    I’ll have to check this out. Wow, UD has been really impressing me lately.

  19. Caity says:

    I have an Urban Decay Pocket Rocket and it’s my favorite lipgloss ever, that alone makes me want to check out these Urban Decay glosses. I think Peroxide and Jilted look fantastic, but Midnight Cowboy and Wallflower look so awesome on you I’ll have to check those out too! Are they tubes or do they have an applicator?
    .-= Caity’s last blog post… 4th of July Weekend Jewelry and Makeup Haul =-.

  20. Melissa says:

    So cute! I want them all but most of all I’d like Runaway. I absolutely love Urban Decay’s fall line. I need to get me the Naked palette and some gloss in Runaway and Perversion. Great post!
    .-= Melissa’s last blog post… Everyone Loves The Old Spice Man =-.

  21. Erika says:

    I just bought crush and I think Im going to layer it over clinique lipstick. super hot pink.

    Pairing it with some UD eyeshadow potion, UD Twice baked and 24/7 Glide pencil in Zero and Tons of lashblast fusion. Paired with a light pink blush and some bronzer.

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