Where are all the naked dudes?!
It’s a completely legitimate question to ask when you’re talking about new Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lip Gloss, because, as you might remember…
Of course you remember, and don’t play like you don’t! 🙂
UD did that line of lipglosses back in the day with holographic pictures of half-naked dudes on the caps (THEY WERE CALLED POCKET ROCKET. There. *snaps* Sorry, took me a moment to remember.), and when you turned the caps, they’d go from smiling and posing like catalog models, to looking over their shoulder in tight purple boxer briefs.
It was so cheeky, crazy and fun, and quite a different style for UD at the time — not their usual tattoos and piercings cool girl vibe. It’s hard to imagine they did something like that, but I guess if people can change and evolve, so can makeup brands.
Urban Decay glosses through the years…
- I used to really 💜 Honey-Infused Lip Love Therapy.
- Remember the mega MINTY Urban Decay Lip Junkie Lip Glosses?
- Of course, we can’t forget these dudes!
- The Revolution glosses had the coolest packaging.
An amalgam of two classic lipgloss lines
These new $20 plumping lipglosses do NOT have any Magic Mike action happening on their caps (sorry to disappoint you, ya pervert), but they still got it goin’ on.
These are basically the old Naked gloss formula with an additional plumping element, new packaging and new colors. UD carried over some of the Revolution shades (Revolution was their brighter line) and Naked shades (Naked was their nudes line), and added some others. Then they divided them all among four finishes — Cream, Sheer Cream, Holographic and Metallic.
Old flames and new loves
I’m glad they kept the colors I wear all the time, like Beso (a creamy, deep pinkish mauve), Fireball, Naked and Snitch (OMG, this coral!), they also added some new potential stars, like bright purple Jawbreaker and creamy mauve pinkish nude Backtalk.
OK, now, the Naked glosses were super minty… That was the big thing about them, but have a seat, and slow your roll. These are NOT toothpaste glosses, thank goodness; otherwise, I wouldn’t have touched ’em with a 10-foot pole.
Granted, the minty flavor and scent are strong, but it’s more like a tasty after-dinner peppermint than Colgate… There’s also supposed to be a vanilla note up in there, but it gets overshadowed by the mint. Either way, whether the mint fades, or whether I just get used to it, I don’t notice it after five minutes or so.
These glosses feel EXACTLY like the Naked glosses to me. Actually, the medium-weight, moderately moisturizing non-sticky formula also feels exactly like the NARS glosses. You can definitely feel them sitting on your lips and slipping and gliding between them. It’s a “present” type of feeling, but it isn’t heavy like the old-school MAC Lipglasses.
As for wear time, I get two or three hours tops. I like to stick one of the neutral ones in my purse or my pocket, and I don’t mind touching up throughout the day because I use the side of the gloss packaging, which is very reflective, as a mirror.
Let me do that right now… I have Midnight Cowboy on my desk, so let’s touch up. 🙂 Ooh, so sheer! So golden pink. Totally a Karen color.
Oh, and they’re tingly! — but just a little. It’s maybe just shy of a pin prick, and it’s due to the plumping element, which is barely but noticeable (so don’t expect Kylie Jenner lips, dude).
Definitely check out Beso, Naked, Midnight Cowgirl, Fireball and Obsessed, if you’re a nude lips girl, and if your going through a brights phase, look for Jawbreaker, Big Bang, Bang and Savage. I think you’ll dig those.
You can find them now at the usual haunts — Sephora, Ulta and the UD website. Select Macy’s too!
I like these… I was a little sad to see the Naked glosses go bye-bye, but UD kept the spirit of them with these.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,