Friday, October 28, 2016

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection: Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links and the products featured were provided for review.
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection Review and Swatches
If you are a die-hard Urban Decay fan then you'd know that this year marks the brand's 20th anniversary. To celebrate, Urban Decay is bringing back nine old-school shades from the original lipstick lineup. Available for a limited time, the Vice Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection ($21 CAD each) is available now in stores and online. To see some swatches of these daring and unique shades, click.......
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection Review and Swatches
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection
Packaging:
Housed in cardboard boxes like back in the day, the Vintage Capsule Vice Lipsticks come in beautiful matte silver and shiny gold tubes. The actual tube design is the same as the recently released Vice Lipstick line, but the change in the color scheme adds a little something special to this limited edition collection. The actual lipstick bullet is pressed with an etching of the "UD" logo.
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection Review and Swatches
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection Review and Swatches
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection
Formulation:
I'll admit it, I'm a bit of a bore when it comes to lipsticks. I like my reds, berries, and neutrals, so anything out of my comfort zone is a no-no. Well, guess what? The majority of the Vintage Capsule Collection is not what I would ever wear outside my room. With that said, I will try my best to provide a more objective review, knowing that pale lavenders and bright blues are some people's calling. Aside from a few exceptions, the shades in this collection are all shimmers packed full with sparkling particles. However, none of them feel gritty or chunky. Unfortunately, the slick and gel-like formulation doesn't have a very good wear and it almost moved around a bit too easily on the lips, causing a lot of patchiness, which is made worse with the sheerer nature of the pigmentation. Read on below to see a breakdown of each shade.
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection Review and Swatches
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection
Asphyxia: A soft lavender packed with fine iridescent shimmers, Asphyxia is your ultimate mermaid, fairy, or unicorn lipstick (if you know what I mean). The formulation is sheer but not too patchy. I can see it working very well over a more opaque base color.
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection in "Asphyxia"
Pallor: A lavender with a darker gray base, this shade is one of the least flattering shade (on me, at least) out of the bunch. The formulation is sheer but also quite patchy.
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection in "Pallor"
Plague: This is a gorgeous and intense metallic shimmery purple. The formulation is pretty pigmented and rich. There's a bit of patchiness but with a thick enough application I am able to attain a mostly full coverage.
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection in "Plague"
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection Review and Swatches
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection in "Oil Slick"
UV-B: A pretty periwinkle blue, UV-B is surprisingly pigmented but the finish is still patchy. The color keeps on moving around on the lips so even when I press my upper and lower lips together, the lipstick transfers from one lip to another.
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection in "UV-B"
Frostbite: A unique deep blue frost packed to the brim with multi-colored glitters, Frostbite is decently pigmented but still a tad patchy.
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection in "Frostbite"
Oil Slick: Hands down the sheerest shade out of this collection, Oil Slick is a black scattered with silver sparkles. Although it's super sheer, the lipstick still leaves an odd tint on the lips so it may work better over a dark red or a vampy oxblood base.
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection in "Oil Slick"
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection Review and Swatches
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection in "Oil Slick"
Smog: A coppery gold metallic, Smog is nicely pigmented and provides a mostly opaque coverage.
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection in "Smog"
Roach: Another metallic finish, Roach is  a warm coppery brown. The formulation for this is also pretty pigmented and even.
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection in "Roach"
Bruise: A vampy semi-sheer wine red, Bruise is definitely my favorite shade out of the collection. The formulation is slightly patchy but the overall coverage is nice.
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection in "Bruise"
Below is a compilation of the lip swatches for the collection. Although this Vintage Capsule collection really isn't my cup of tea, a few shades still stood out to me in terms of having a decent formulation-those shades are Roach, Bruise, Smog, and Plague.
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection Review and Swatches
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Vintage Capsule Collection
Availability:
Urban Decay is available in stores and online at Sephora and UrbanDecay.ca.
Share:
© 2013-2016 The Happy Sloths | Blog Design by pipdig | Artwork by Darya D