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Aug 15, 2008

Urban Decay Lipstick Review

You have to be excited about this post.

Urban Decay hasn't had lipstick for a very long time and now relaunches with 22 shades for Fall 2008. They went right ahead and did it big time baby!

I can't begin to tell you how exciting it was getting four of these bad boys to test out and review for you. They are simply thee most gorgeous lippies around at the moment as far as the Muse is concerned!

Let's focus on the awesome packaging first. Each shade of lipstick is housed in a large, heavy container with two-toned light and dark purple swirls decorating the outer lid with a goth mini dagger handle on top. The casing of the lipstick tube is a shiny metallic purple that contrasts beautifully with the swirly lid. If that wasn't enough of a presentation Urban Decay went an extra mile and embedded each lipstick with Urban Decay and a tiny dagger. The entire packaging creates not only a posh feel to each lipstick but also holds an edge of dark and dangerous! Just how the Muse likes her lipstick! Dark, edgy, dangerous, and most importantly posh!

Now I read a review recently that said the formula was horribly gritty due to the mass amount of glitter in the lipstick and that's not completely true. Depending on the color you choose the amount of glitter may be more or less! It also deserves to be mentioned that even if the color is overdosing on heavy shimmer and glitter the texture was in no way gritty. I felt like each color I tried had a wonderfully moisturizing, melty formula that simply glided onto my lips leaving behind beautifully pigmented popping color!

I'm completely serious when I say I want every single color for my very own (After all I do own every single shadow Urban Decay has put out thus far)! Go ahead and try to stop me from buying all these for my collection! I'm completely in lust and love with these.

Strangely enough I have also read that the lipsticks had an overpowering smell and taste but I didn't notice either. I did notice a tiny faint perfumed cherry taste to some of the colors where as others had no taste at all.

The shades I tried out were 5150, Voodoo, Gravity, and Hotpants. Out of those four I wasn't loving Hotpants. Hotpants is a heavy duty frost and I just couldn't love it since it made my face look full and very round (as if it isn't all those things already right? yak!).

Wearing Hotpants

The other three shades fit me perfectly and were very deep and perfect for fall! 5150 was my favorite. It's advertised as a coral but I felt like it was a cherry shade! It looks beautiful paired up with pink shadow!

Wearing 5150

The other two shades that completely captured my heart were Voodoo and Gravity both of which were really deep shades that are completely flattering for the Fall. Voodoo is a deep, dark pink that almost looks maroon where as Gravity is a rich red.

Rockin' Voodoo

Sporting Gravity

Oops forgot to label this little guy!

Here are some swatches of each shade! As you can see 5150 does look kinda Coral like in my swatch however it comes out very cherry red on my lips!

Here are some pictures of a MAC lipstick side by side with the new Urban Decay lipstick! You can't tell all that much but the Urban Decay dwarfs the MAC lipstick! It's alot heavier as well due to the posh packaging of the Urban Decay lipsticks!

I'm slapping the coveted Muse Approval on these new lipsticks from Urban Decay! They sport beautiful packaging, a gorgeous pigmented, moisturizing formula, and just that little goth dagger alone makes it worth a purchase!

The Muse likes 'em! You need these. Go now get some! Urban Decay Lipsticks are on sale at both Urban Decay and Sephora! Have a lookiee at the 22 shades and tell me which you are loving, liking, lemming!

The Muse wants to try:


Ugh choices, choices, choices!

Check out more reviews from the Urban Decay Fall Collection by clicking through the Muse's past posts!

Urban Decay New Matte Eyeshadow Shade in Electric

Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer Pencil Review

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Blogger Dao said...

Wow, the packaging is funky. Is there a sword at the top? I think you look great with Gravity.

August 15, 2008 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey dao!

How are you!?


It's a tiny little dagger groovy right ;)

Thanks honey!

Happy Weekend!

August 15, 2008 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

ps sorry I haven't commented but I definately read ;)

August 15, 2008 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger Ethereal Prey said...

oh i miss the old UD lipsticks..remember those? uzi? Roach? now those were some serious colors...but the packaging in this one is cute...

August 15, 2008 at 11:33 AM  
Anonymous Critty said...

Oooo Critty wants!! You look gorg in all four shades - I wish I had your lips!! Right now lusting after Apocalypse but I may have to be checking out Voodoo, 5150 and gravity too! Swooooooon, I heart UD.

Big hugs,
Critty :)

August 15, 2008 at 12:07 PM  
Blogger MiuMiu said...

hi muse!
the packaging is so cute! but i think i would break the dagger in an instant. i have a tendency to drop some of my cosmetics. one of my single MJ shadows turned into a piggy. i like the detail on the actual lipstick, it reminds me of the anna sui lippies.
anywho...hope you have a nice weekend! i know i will..finally a weekend with no rain and 25C weather woot!

August 15, 2008 at 12:18 PM  
Blogger Tanya Annette said...

Those look fabulous! The packaging! The color selection! Ah!! And I love the names, "5150" is clever :D

August 15, 2008 at 12:19 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hello Ethereal Prey!

But of course hehe :) The packaging on this is KILLER :)

Loves it!


August 15, 2008 at 12:36 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey Critty!

Too heeeeheee I'm in your computer creating lemmings hehe!

Aw shucks thanks!

Lord I wants them all! I heart UD too!

Hugs back :)

August 15, 2008 at 12:37 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hello millie!

Agreed :) I love it! No it's pretty firmly on there so it won't be breaking off ;)

I dropped this on my titled bathroom floor and it's still perfect :)

I'm notorious for dropping cosmetics as I am always in a rush :)

I felt the same way and even though that hotpants reminded me of a color from AS I used to have!

You have a wonderful weekend too! Sounds like it's going to be a lovely one :)


August 15, 2008 at 12:38 PM  
Anonymous Chica said...

Oh my, Voodoo is fabilis! Thanks so much for the UD porn musey ;) X

August 15, 2008 at 12:40 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

oh tanya my dear girl!

Rock on child rock on \M/ I'm positive the youngins have no IDEA what 5150 stands for ;)


Lord they are fabulous you need to get to a store and see 'em for yourself! Very posh!

August 15, 2008 at 12:43 PM  
Anonymous Nell said...

Thanks for this post! I was very curious about these and you make them sound even more promising. I´ll have to wait til the end of November though, to see them in person. But then no NYC Sephora is safe from me... :)

August 15, 2008 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger Meredith said...

I just bought Gash last night and LOVE it. I'm a huge Urban Decay fan anyway, so I was so excited to see them add lippies to their line.

August 15, 2008 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya nell!

my pleasure! I am so so in love with 'em! I know a few reviews are kinda ranting at 'em for taste and texture but I experienced no such's lust for me. Pigmented, gorgeous, simply awesome!

LOL! How long are you over for?! ;) Maybe we should meet up for shopping frenzy!

August 15, 2008 at 1:26 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hello meredith!

FANTASTIC! :) I want Gash badly ahhhh!
I am too! It's so nice to see UD back in fighting form! They were absent for a while but back in full force!

August 15, 2008 at 1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really like that Voodoo shade!

August 15, 2008 at 2:14 PM  
Anonymous Laura said...

Oh what gorgeous packaging. I want 5150 so bad!
Muse, my bank account weeps because of your site!

August 15, 2008 at 2:29 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya dd!

Ditto :) are you indulging?!

August 15, 2008 at 2:44 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya laura!

eep sorry heehee! *listens to your wallet* I fear it's whistling like mine hehe!

August 15, 2008 at 2:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll be going to check it out in person on the 21st, when I check out MAC Cult of Cherry. Depending on what looks best, I may or may not indulge :)

But I really need a good vampy lip color!

August 15, 2008 at 2:51 PM  
Blogger sarahPUFFY said...

mrr, bella sugar's review said the same thing - that it was gritty and smelled horrible. some women take what she says a little too seriously though, and won't buy a product she gives a negative review on. I wonder if they end up missing out on something they may like. it makes me sad, until I realize, "wait...more for me!"

I really want to try Jailbait and Rush [nude and neutral pink], though.I've been wanting some neutral lippies for fall!

August 15, 2008 at 3:07 PM  
Blogger Rocketqueen said...

Gorgeous little toilet brushes lol! Sorry UD, I actually love the style! I want... ALL! The Muse made me do it!

August 15, 2008 at 3:11 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Oh Musey!!! I MUST have Voodoo! I have never used UD before, but that color is GAWJUS!
It goes on my wishlist...Dang, when I hit Orlando and their Sephora, I am going to need a shopping cart!

August 15, 2008 at 3:40 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi dd!

Yay! Can't wait! I have the cult of cherry and will be reviewing soon :) I have one palette and some lip stuff :)

There are TONS of vampy shades in this collection :)

August 15, 2008 at 4:22 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi sarah!

well it's understandable I think as she's very popular :) or they I think it's several people right?

LOL! Exactly more for me ;)

Honestly these were so pigmented and gorgeous that a little bad taste couldn't put me off especially since I HATE the way mac lippies taste and still use 'em anyway!

I was thinking of doing more nude and natural for fall too but I never pull it off as well as I do the outrageous shades ;)

August 15, 2008 at 4:23 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

LMAO linn! kinda true!

LOL! They would suit you perfectly linn with your very nice skin :)

August 15, 2008 at 4:24 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi tammy!

hehehe ;) Oh my're missing out! Ud was my staple brand for many years :)

LOL! Have LOTS of fun! ;) Think of the Muse when you're enjoying Florida :)

August 15, 2008 at 4:25 PM  
Blogger Beauty Addict said...

Hi Izzy, the packaging is so cute! The dagger is there to "nail" our hearts on this eh?

Anyway, are u sporting the Jelly Pong Pong Dany Doll Concealor? It really looks a tad too light on u.

I love the lippies btw. They are lovely! Hot Pants look lovely though. 5150 looks very Christina Aguilera-ish. Haha..if u know what I mean..

Have a great weekend ahead! :)

gracie :)

August 15, 2008 at 4:33 PM  
Blogger ~*MC*~ said...

Hiya Muse!!!

OMG long time no posting..I've been catching up on all your articles you wrote while I was away lol.

I love, LOVE Urban Decay's new much smoother then their old formula. I bought Gash for old times stake and it is a beautiful shade of red....will be getting Apocalypse and Voodoo next. XD

And yes, the packaging is to die for.

Hope you have had a great couple weeks. XD

August 15, 2008 at 5:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ones I'm drooling over in Cult of Cherry are:
Cult of Cherry, Jampacked
Kirsch, Bing
and maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaybe the Spiced Chocolate Quad.

August 15, 2008 at 7:35 PM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

I love Urban Decay!! Thanks for such a great review. I bought Rush last week and it is amazing. It does not have any glitter and I did not think that it had a strong smell or taste either. It is literately the best lipstick I have every used. I really prefer gloss over lipstick but these are amazing. I am definitely going to pick up some more of these based on your swatches. I love your site!!

August 15, 2008 at 8:23 PM  
Anonymous loey said...

For a moment I thought the outer packaging with the thingy sticking out on top is the lipstick. That would make it such a hazard in makeup bags (slicing the makeup bag apart!)
Cute packaging, tiny lipstick, like the Japanese ones! :D

August 15, 2008 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger Jnie said...

i'm so glad you did a review on these, i've been wanting to try it since i spotted it on the sephora catalog. the packaging is super cute.

August 15, 2008 at 11:25 PM  
Blogger ' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' said...

I like the dagger on top! It looks so cool :) The colours don't look that good on sephora's website but maybe they'll be better in person.

August 16, 2008 at 12:14 AM  
Anonymous Nell said...

Hey Muse,
I will be in NY for a few days end of Nov, beginning of Dec. It would be sooooo great to meet up for a spree at the MAC Pro Store or Sephora! I´d love that! I´ll keep in touch.
Have a geat weekend!

August 16, 2008 at 2:18 AM  
Anonymous petitez said...

Wow! The packing is really great. Real nice! I think Gravity looks best on you. :)

August 16, 2008 at 3:53 AM  
Blogger acutelife said...

I envy you and others who live in the land of everything-is-available-cheap-and-fast. most of the time I can only droll over things you review lolz...Im in jakarta and I dont want to do online transaction in this country :P anyway, the packaging is so nice I (wish I) could buy it just for the sake of it! :D
plus..i dont think hotpant looks ugly on you...I love the color (and your pretty pendant)!!

August 16, 2008 at 12:02 PM  
Blogger fiftycenthead said...

Dagnabbit, girl, I didn't need this! My wallet just shrieked in terror!

I adore your reviews (so thorough!) and am glad you hit these up. THANKS!

August 16, 2008 at 10:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Musey! arghh i tried emailing to but it didn't get through i think! Is this the correct email add?

A bit OT but i'm really desperate for an eyeshadow primer, and we don't have ud here, i read that mac paintpots, clinique's cream shadows and bobbi's long wear cream eyeshadow can be used as primers?Any gd brands to recc (that we should have TAT) thanks so much!

August 18, 2008 at 6:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh sry musey i would like to ask, for creamy lipsticks like mac's lustres, what kind of prep should i use so that the lipstick doesn't seep into my liplines? I have 2 and 3N from the N collection, they're gorgeously pale but i have trouble blend on lips >< any advice?

August 18, 2008 at 7:29 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

morning gracie!

I love it :) hehe! yes indeed ;)

Nope I was wearing rebel in these photos. I look lighter because of the flash from the camera.

True true very CA like ;) She always sports popping lip color!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

August 18, 2008 at 9:39 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi mc!!!!

Missed you!

;) hehe! plenty to read :)

amazing aren't they? so moisturizing and lovely!

I'm thinking gash is my next purchase too!

The packaging is simply brilliant!

Hope you had a good few weeks too darling! Nice to see you back!

August 18, 2008 at 9:40 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi dd!

I got jampacked and it's lovely ;)

The quads are brilliant. I want the other far got one with the green..not sure the name..eep! I should know these things shouldn't I?

August 18, 2008 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi melissa!

Me too! :) You're most welcome!!! It's my pleasure!

I think a majority of 'em don't but one or two shades do sport glitter here and there!

Me either. I read a few rants about the taste but honestly mac tastes way worst :P

I have to say it's probably one of the better formulas I've used too. it's very moist and creamy feels like no need for a follow up with gloss after :)

Thanks Melissa :) I'm so glad you're enjoying my little blog :)

Many thanks for the comment and hope to speak to you again soon!

August 18, 2008 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi loey.

It's a delicate little dagger. I've stashed it in my clear case with no probs so far phew!

No they are full size that's why I compared them to the mac lipsticks to show they are larger. Definitely not tiny :)

August 18, 2008 at 9:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you have the Tempting Quad maybe? I know the green color is Bitter.

August 18, 2008 at 9:44 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hello jnie!

You have to try at least one. They are super ;) I haven't gotten my fall catalog yet sniff :(

Hopefully soon!


August 18, 2008 at 9:45 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey ' * : . b | u 3 . : * '!

Long time no see :) Nice to have you back!

The dagger sold it to me lol!

MUCH better in person! Between mac and sephora's site not sure which has the worst swatches :P

August 18, 2008 at 9:46 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi nell!

Sounds GREAT! I'd love that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pro and Sephora..all over it hehe :)

Do keep in touch!

Hope you had a fab weekend!

August 18, 2008 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi serene!

Thanks honey :)

I love the packaging too! Definitely a key selling point of the product!

August 18, 2008 at 9:47 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hello there acutelife!

Happy Monday!

aww believe me I understand. I drool over Japanese stuff all the time. Although I have a few friends who cp I'd still love to have access to it myself.

If you ever want some sort of cp do let me know I'd be happy to help!

Aw thanks so much acutelife :) MWAH!

Big Hugs darlin!

August 18, 2008 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi there fiftycenthead!

LMAO! I can relate hehe!

thanks darlin' I really appreciate that!!!!!! Your comment made my day!

Big hugs!

August 18, 2008 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi helena!

Hmm weird. Try again should work?

copy this to be safe

I've never tried bb or clinique but I love UDPP it's my holy grail. And although I'm not a big big PP fan I do admit that they adhere eyeshadow amazingly well and less fall out too when I use 'em!

Hope this helps :)

August 18, 2008 at 9:52 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey again helena :)

Hmm I don't wear nudes so sadly I'm unsure. The way I prep is using a lip scrub to get my lips nice and smooth, after that I apply a balm, than my lippie, than a gloss :)

let me know if this helps!


August 18, 2008 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey dd!

dat's the one ;)

August 18, 2008 at 12:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the way, I think Urban Decay is having a 30% off sale on their website if you use the code FFL30.

I thought you'd like to know :)

August 19, 2008 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey dd :)

I read about it on MUA w00t! Normally they do it in sept-oct!

This is awesome :)

Thank ye!

August 19, 2008 at 1:22 PM  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

You look great!! These lippies are so cool. I would love to try Sellout, Requiem, Pistol, Jailbait, Gravity, and Apocalypse. They all look so cool though - wish I could just grab them all. :)

August 23, 2008 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi jennifer!

Thanks so much!!!!! Aren't they? And so slick packaging wise hehe!

They are having a sale ya know!

30% off!!!! Go grab some before it's over hehe!

August 25, 2008 at 2:56 PM  

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