Monday, April 24, 2017

Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Long-Lasting Water-Resistant Lip Topcoat: Review and Swatches

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Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Long-Lasting Water-Resistant Lip Topcoat: Review and Swatches
If you love doing your nails, then you know how much fun glitter topcoats can be! For Summer 2017, Urban Decay has a brand new lip line that takes on the idea of topcoat for lips. Available in 12 dazzling shades, the Vice Special Effects Long-Lasting Water-Resistant Lip Topcoats ($21 CAD) add some serious glitz and glam to any lip color. To see some swatches and read my review, click......
Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Long-Lasting Water-Resistant Lip Topcoat: Review and Swatches
Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Packaging:
The Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat comes in a 4.7ml clear lip gloss tube with a shiny pearlescent cap. Instead of a standard doe foot, the applicator is a fine-tipped brush so you can apply the top coat more precisely.
Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Long-Lasting Water-Resistant Lip Topcoat: Review and Swatches
Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Formulation:
Available in 12 shades in total, the Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat features a lightweight gloss formulation that completely sets to a smudge-proof, texture-free finish. The darker shades are suspended in a sheer black base while the lighter shades have a clear base. All the topcoats are packed with glitters but a few of them are a bit patchy. The formulation works well over any lipstick but I would recommend pairing them with liquid lipsticks for a longer-lasting wear. The glitters from the topcoats aren't gritty or chuny but they might feel a bit drying over time. Overall, these certainly aren't for everyone but if you like some fun and intrigue with your lip colors, definitely give them a try!

Ritual: This is a very pretty green, purple, and blue shimmer suspended in a sheer black base. The effect it gives reminds me of a mermaid's tail!
Reverb: A lavender purple shimmer with a black base, Reverb has a subtle duo-chrome effect that shines a bit denim gray.
Regulate: This is a cool-tone icy shimmer top coat. The sparkles have a larger, flaky like texture.
Monarchy: A gorgeous violet shimmer with a sheer black base, Monarchy has a slight purple duo-chrome effect.
Circuit: This is a fine green shimmer with a sheer black base.
Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Long-Lasting Water-Resistant Lip Topcoat: Review and Swatches
Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Litter: Hands down my favorite out of the bunch, Litter consists of gorgeous iridescent micro sparkles suspended in a clear base.
Fever: This is a light iridescent peach shimmer. Like "Regulate", this shade has slightly chunkier glitters. When worn over a darker shade, the shimmers take on an icy blue shine.
Copycat: A mishmash of fine red metallic shimmers and iridescent micro glitters, Copycat provides a fun sheen with a dash of chunky sparkles.
Bruja: With a subtle blend of red and purple shimmers, Bruja provides the most refined effect that's more metallic than glittery.
3rd Degree: This is an interesting metallic gold shimmer. The application is a bit patchy so it's probably best dabbed on the center of the lips instead of spread across the entire surface.
Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Long-Lasting Water-Resistant Lip Topcoat: Review and Swatches
Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Long-Lasting Water-Resistant Lip Topcoat in "Litter" & "Circuit": Review and Swatches
Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat | "Litter" & "Circuit" over a Black Base
Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Long-Lasting Water-Resistant Lip Topcoat in "Regulate" & "Monarchy": Review and Swatches
Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat | "Regulate" & "Monarchy" over a Black Base
Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Long-Lasting Water-Resistant Lip Topcoat in "Ritual" & "Reverb": Review and Swatches
Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat | "Ritual" & "Reverb" over a Black Base
Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Long-Lasting Water-Resistant Lip Topcoat in "Fever" & "Copycat": Review and Swatches
Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat | "Fever" & "Copycat" over a Red Base
Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Long-Lasting Water-Resistant Lip Topcoat in "3rd Degree" & "Bruja": Review and Swatches
Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat | "3rd Degree" & "Bruja" over a Red Base
Below is a collage of all ten shades so you can easily compare them to each other. Also, keep in mind that the topcoat effects will vary depending on your base color.
Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Long-Lasting Water-Resistant Lip Topcoat: Review and Swatches
Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat
Availability:
Urban Decay is available in stores and online at Sephora and UrbanDecay.ca.
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