Friday, July 20, 2018

Urban Decay | Lo-Fi Lip Mousse: Review and Swatches

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Urban Decay | Lo-Fi Lip Mousse: Review and Swatches
New from Urban Decay comes an innovative matte lip color formulated with a whipped, weightless, and buildable texture. Available in eight shades, the Lo-Fi Lip Mousse ($26 CAD for 3.5 g) provides a customizable, sheer-to-full coverage. I've got a full review, along with swatches of all eight shades to share with you. To read on, click.....
Urban Decay | Lo-Fi Lip Mousse: Review and Swatches
Urban Decay | Lo-Fi Lip Mousse
Packaging:
Each Lo-Fi Lip Mousse comes in a simple and sleek round purple compact. As the lid opens, the handle of a small, foam-tipped applicator pops out from the front. The applicator design is identical to that of a disposable eyeshadow applicator and it's intended for a more precise application (than using the fingertips). The pop-out mechanism is unique and snazzy but I don't like the idea of sticking a dirty foam applicator into a small, dark crevice for storage. Additionally, although using the applicator provides a cleaner and smoother application than using just the fingertips, the applicator still creates a lot of patchiness that requires effort and time to smooth out.
Urban Decay | Lo-Fi Lip Mousse: Review and Swatches
Urban Decay | Lo-Fi Lip Mousse
Formulation:
Described as a "modern matte lip color" that can be lightly dabbed on for a "barely there" effect or built up for a bolder, more defined look, the Lo-Fi Lip Mousse has a whipped, putty-like texture. When lightly manipulated, the mousse will move and conform to the contours of the fingertip. The formulation is very pigmented but the application is problematic. It's easy to pick up a decent amount using the fingertips but only a small amount of that color actually transfers to the lips. However, when using the applicator, the mousse applies quite patchy. At times, if the foam applicator is swiped too quickly or roughly across the mousse, little chunks of product will fall off, creating a bit of a mess.
I'm not a huge fan of the blurred, ombre, or "just-bitten" lip look so I had a hard time trying to layer the mousse to create an even coverage with defined lines. The formulation is very lightweight and the finish is very matte. However, the colors are prone to smudging and transferring and they feel quite drying on the lips. A few of the shades will stain (Noise, Amplify, and Frequency) but the effect isn't as intense as that of liquid lip stains. I have actually tried the colors on my cheeks and I found that they work much better as cream blushes. The formulation layers well over powder so I can definitely see people buying this solely for the purpose of a cheek color. See below for a breakdown of all eight shades.
Urban Decay | Lo-Fi Lip Mousse: Review and Swatches
Urban Decay | Lo-Fi Lip Mousse
Halo: This is a soft neutral baby pink. It is on the sheerer end of the spectrum but the color is buildable.
Wavelength: This is a medium pink-purple. The application is a bit patchy but it's mostly buildable to an even finish.
Boom: The only shade with shimmers, Boom is a deep plum scattered with subtle iridescent shimmers. This shade feels creamier in comparison to the others but the finish and the application are on par.
Noise: A bold berry pink, Noise wears much brighter than it appears in the pan. The pigmentation is nice and even.
Urban Decay | Lo-Fi Lip Mousse in "Halo": Review and Swatches
Urban Decay | Lo-Fi Lip Mousse in "Halo"
Urban Decay | Lo-Fi Lip Mousse in "Wavelength": Review and Swatches
Urban Decay | Lo-Fi Lip Mousse in "Wavelength"
Urban Decay | Lo-Fi Lip Mousse in "Boom": Review and Swatches
Urban Decay | Lo-Fi Lip Mousse in "Boom"
Urban Decay | Lo-Fi Lip Mousse in "Noise": Review and Swatches
Urban Decay | Lo-Fi Lip Mousse in "Noise"
Urban Decay | Lo-Fi Lip Mousse: Review and Swatches
Urban Decay | Lo-Fi Lip Mousse
Fade: This is a soft brown nude. It's decently pigmented and easy to apply.
Echo: Probably my favorite shade, Echo is a muted mauve that's a bit too bland on the lips but beautiful on the cheeks.
Amplify: This is a beautiful, deep red. The formulation is very pigmented but the finish is slightly patchy and difficult to build.
Frequency: A bright orange that looks much deeper and redder in the pan, Frequency is pigmented and even.
Urban Decay | Lo-Fi Lip Mousse in "Fade": Review and Swatches
Urban Decay | Lo-Fi Lip Mousse in "Fade"
Urban Decay | Lo-Fi Lip Mousse in "Echo": Review and Swatches
Urban Decay | Lo-Fi Lip Mousse in "Echo"
Urban Decay | Lo-Fi Lip Mousse in "Amplify": Review and Swatches
Urban Decay | Lo-Fi Lip Mousse in "Amplify"
Urban Decay | Lo-Fi Lip Mousse in "Frequency": Review and Swatches
Urban Decay | Lo-Fi Lip Mousse in "Frequency"
The Lo-Fi Lip Mousse is undoubtly a unique and innovative lip product. The putty-like formulation is suitable for creating a soft, blurred ombre effect but not for clean, defined lines. The finish, although waterproof as advertised, is prone to smudging and transferring and it feels very drying on the lips. I would recommend using these as cream cheek colors but the shade range is not as appropriate for that purpose. Have you spotted the Lo-Fi Lip Mousse in stores? What are your thoughts on the soft, blurred lip look? Share with me in the comments below!
Urban Decay | Lo-Fi Lip Mousse: Review and Swatches
Urban Decay | Lo-Fi Lip Mousse
Availability:
Urban Decay is available at Sephora, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Urban Decay freestanding stores or online at sephora.ca, beautyboutique.ca, and urbandecay.ca.
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