Urban Decay Autumn/Winter Collection – Lipsticks

Posted by Lipglossiping On October - 6 - 2009

My final Urban Decay review now I’ve had a good while to play with the items I was sent.

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I received two shades, and my initial reactions to them couldn’t have been more different.

1. Naked

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This is a beautiful soft rose shade, that on many complexions would pass as a pinky-nude.  The (vanilla) scent is lovely, although it may be a little overpowering for some.  Application is smooth with a glossy creamy finish.  It’s supposed to be full coverage but I find it a little sheer.  I would put it on a par with MAC’s Lustre formula in terms of pigmentation.

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This isn’t the best swatch… it looks more cool toned here than it is in reality.  But it’s a good example of the lovely glossy finish.  I’ve cropped my lips out of a FOTD image below to show a truer representation of the colour.

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Lovely, isn’t it!  As you can see, it’s a little too dark on my complexion for me to consider it a nude.

2. Confession

The second lippie up for review is a far vampier affair!

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Confession is a deep, dark claret shade that scared the heck out of me when I twisted the tube up!

I looked at it for many minutes wondering what the hell I was gonna look like with such a statement shade.

I needn’t have worried thanks to the semi-sheer formula:

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I was surprised to find this quite flattering and wearable, but being the scaredy-cat that I am, ended up pairing it with a nude gloss anyway and I really like the result!

Confession was a bit more fiddly application-wise than Naked.  I found that it had a tendency to appear a little darker in the creases on my lips and more sheer on the smoother surfaces.  This may be visible in the above image (top lip of 1st photo).  I *think* I may have been applying a little too much wondering if I could amp up the pigmentation… but as it’s something that bothered me at the time, into the review it goes!

I was satisfied with the staying-power of both lipsticks and wear was nice and even on the darker shade (no dark rings here!)

Urban Decay Iconic Lipsticks available from Boots and Debenhams, priced at £12


5 Responses to “Urban Decay Autumn/Winter Collection – Lipsticks”

  1. Sophie says:

    Lovely, Naked looks gorgeous! I Love Urban Decay and want to try their new stuffs, The eyeliners are so cutely packaged. xx

  2. Sara says:

    Lovely!! I love the UD lippies. I love the sheer formula in this brand cause building color is easy! Lovely swatches!

  3. Gah! Your photos are beyond tempting. The packaging! I must own one…and I think I’m going to get “Naked” after this wonderful review. :)

  4. MizzWorthy says:

    LOVE the second one! I picked up the shade Oil Slick recently (the “black” one), and its really wearable, but I LOVE the look of this one too for autumn/winter xxx

  5. @Sophie, it is gorgeous – it actually *looks* creamy on the lips.

    @Sara – Sheer lippies pee me off a bit… dunno why, must be the cheapskate in me “gimme me more colour!”

    @Recesionista – Awww thank you, I hope you like it!

    @Jen, You’re so much funkier than me. Yeah, Confession is an ideal autumn shade isn’t it. xxx

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