Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Sample Kit Review – Part 3

This is the last installment of my 3-part Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Sample Kit Review. I know it has been long overdue so I’d like to apologize for that; but it’s better late than never, right?

A few months ago, I was able to get my hands on the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Sample Kit (from Sephora) and I decided to do a review on all the fun shades. Here are Part 1 and Part 2 of this 3-part review.

Let me just say, I am enjoying using a lip brush to apply lipsticks; I think it’s so much easier this way. Today, I will be sharing my thoughts on the second panel, the Reds and Browns.

panel 2 of urban decay vice lipstick sample kit - the reds and browns

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The Reds and Browns

wearing 4 different shades of urban decay vice lipstick - Rock Steady, Disturbed, Manic, Blackmail

Rock Steady (Cream) – is described as deep wine red. I LOVE the color! It’s very creamy so it’s very easy to apply. One thing I really love about it is if it you accidentally put it on your skin, it’s very easy to remove even though it’s highly pigmented; it doesn’t leave a stain just like other brands. It’s a little bit sticky though, I would have loved it more if it’s not. I feel like the shade is close to 714 except that it’s a little bit brighter and has a satin finish.

Disturbed (Comfort Matte) – is described as deep brick red. The color is very bold; it’s brownish red which is perfect for fall or for a night out. It is very creamy although hard to apply. It seems to be uneven and settles into the lines of your lips; otherwise, I would have liked it. I can’t help but compare this and Blackmail (below) to MAC’s Studded Kiss which is a deeper shade of red as well but I’ve never had any issues with it just like I do with these two.

Manic (Cream) – is described as soft wine. Just like the other cream ones, it is very easy to apply. In the sample kit, it did look like it has a little bit of shimmer but didn’t have any when applied. I really love the shade! I think it works well with my skin tone; this is another option that I could use for my no-makeup look.

Blackmail (Comfort Matte) – is described as deep berry wine. If you look at the sample kit, it seems like the shade is very close to Disturbed; but when applied, it is deeper. The color is a bit plum-ish red which is also perfect for this season. Just like Disturbed; it is very creamy but hard to apply. It is uneven no matter how I try to even it out and settles into the lines of your lips.

wearing 4 different shades of urban decay vice lipstick - gash, ez, 714, and snitch

Gash (Cream) – is described as deep red with tonal shimmer. It is very pigmented although a bit translucent; the shimmer is barely noticeable. Although I usually like red lipsticks, for some reason, I don’t find myself a fan of this color; I feel like it could be better.

EZ (Cream) – is described as bright red-orange. I like this shade because I feel like with my skin tone, I can easily use this as my no-makeup-look lipstick especially when I want some color during the colder months. It is very easy to apply and highly pigmented.

714 (Mega Matte) – is described as bright red. Unlike the other matte lipsticks I’ve tried, it is very easy to apply, and it doesn’t appear to be uneven at all. I am assuming it was because it is red and closer to the color of my lips as compared to the purple and brown ones. I am so in love with the color; it is very close to my Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in Le Rogue but the YSL one has a satin finish and a little bit brighter. I think I am going to purchase the full size of this because one can never have too much red lipstick.

Snitch (Sheer) – is described as pale coral-pink. I love how highly pigmented this is even though it’s sheer, and the color is very nice. I rarely like pale lipstick shades because I feel like they make me look sick but this one didn’t. For a lipstick with pale shade, I didn’t have to use a lot of it; it is a little bit sticky though just like the other sheer ones.

My favorites: Rocksteady, EZ, Manic, and 714

Verdict: I love how pigmented all the shades are (even the pale and neutral ones) but didn’t like that I found all the mattes (except for 714) a bit hard to apply and some of them settle on the lines of your lips. The formula is very moisturizing; in fact, I have been using these as a replacement for Vaseline. My lips tend to get dry during the colder months so I’ve always been using Vaseline and it has never failed me but I haven’t used it for a while because of these amazingly-formulated lipsticks.

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A review on Urban Decay Vice Lipstick. Lipstick review on how moisturizing and pigmented these lipsticks are, and their staying power. Urban Decay Vice Lipstick, red lipstick, brown lipstick, swatches of Rock Steady, Disturbed, Manic, Blackmail, Gash, EZ, 714, and Snitch.

Which of these shades is your favorite? Let me know in the comments. You know I’d love to hear from you.

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  • I love these colors! What a thorough review. Thanks for trying them out to show us what they look like!

    • The lipsticks are so much fun to try on. I’m glad you liked what I had to say about them.

  • So many great choices. I think I really like Rock Steady & Disturbed. Thanks for the review.

    • Thank you! I like Rock Steady too and would have liked Disturbed if it wasn’t hard to apply. 🙂 But it’s a really pretty color; maybe if I use the full size, it won’t be that hard though.

  • danidealwithit

    I’m digging the Blackmail shade. However, I don;t know if I can pull off such a bold look. Always willing to try something new though.

    • Halloween’s a good excuse to try it. 🙂 I wasn’t comfortable with dark shades as well before and decided to give it a try during Halloween last year. Lol.

  • muksak

    Blackmail is absolutely beautiful!

    • It really is; I just hope it wasn’t as hard to apply.

  • This is cute! I love all these lippies! Can’t wait to try a few of them!

    • Thank you! The formula is really good; you won’t be disappointed.

  • Tina@AMindfulFairytale

    So pretty! I think I like Manic and EZ. Thanks for showing us what they look like!

    • You’re welcome. Those are 2 pretty shades. Thanks for dropping by.

  • Gorgeous colors! I think I liked Manic the best, but I’m intrigued by Disturbed!

    • Thank you! Manic is a really pretty shade, and Disturbed too! 🙂

  • I’m such a lipstick junkie! It’s the easiest way (to me) to look a little more put together. Thanks for such an in-depth review!

    • You’re welcome! I agree, wearing a lipstick is the easiest way to look put together.

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