The Urban Decay Revolution Lipsticks are almost long gone but the Vice Lipsticks are rolling in full steam this summer. And I’m definitely welcoming them with open arms! I was a little sad at first when I found out that the Revolution Lipsticks were being discontinued but it turned out to be a good thing for Urban Decay. Not only will we get to choose from 100 shades of creamy lipsticks but Urban Decay is also knocking the price down from $22 to $17 a pop. If you ask me, I think the new Vice Lipsticks are a good move for Urban Decay. They’re putting themselves in a position to compete with lipstick heavy hitter, MAC, and I have a feeling that the Vice Lipsticks are definitely going to give MAC a run for their money.
I’ve been a fan of Urban Decay’s Revolution Lipsticks for a couple years now but I always felt like they needed a wider shade range. The original Revolution Lipsticks had a pretty decent lineup but the Matte and Sheer Revolution Lipsticks were severely lacking. There wasn’t a straight up purple. Or a good brown. Not even more than one vampy shade. With the new Vice Lipstick lineup, we finally get a chance to see Urban Decay spread their wings and fly away from that heavy Naked curse they’ve been submerged in the last couple years. Now we’ll finally have it all!
I got a chance to try one of the new Vice Lipsticks in Trance and I couldn’t be happier with the execution. Trance is a neutral mauvey pink with floating iridescent shimmer in a Metallized finish. I was expecting the Metallized finish to be crazy metallic but Trance didn’t turn out that way at all. Instead, the shimmer gives it a nice, juicy sheen and light reflective finish. Despite the seemingly high shimmer content, Trance is very easy to wear as it’s a very subtle, natural pink that isn’t too glittery or bold. In fact, Trance is a great everyday pink for a variety of skin tones.
When I found out that Urban Decay was scrapping the Revolution Lipsticks for the Vice Lipsticks my biggest fear was that they would change the formula I’ve grown to love. Thankfully, it doesn’t seem that Urban Decay has switched up the formula much at all. The Metallized formula is pretty new to Urban Decay’s lipstick lineup but it still has that Revolution feel. Trance applies like a dream with a smooth, creamy texture that’s lightweight and lightly moisturizing. It’s a little on the sheer side but Trance builds nicely for a more opaque finish that never feels heavy, thick or goopy.
Trance also wears quite nicely, too. It doesn’t really emphasize dryness or settle into my lip lines which is pretty common for shimmery lipsticks and light pinks. Even though the formula is super creamy, Trance still manages to have pretty good staying power lasting for around 4-5 hours before beginning to fade into a shimmering mauvey stain. It’s always scary when a brand revamps an entire product line but when it comes to the Vice Lipsticks it definitely seems that Urban Decay got it right!