Moody blue: Urban Decay relaunches vintage collection

Urban Decay Vice Vintage Lipstick Collection review

Urban Decay Vice Vintage Lipstick Collection review

It’s been 20 years since Urban Decay launched their first lipstick collection, and to celebrate they’ve brought back some of the original and most popular shades. What you’re seeing here are 5 of the 9 shades that comprise the Vice Lipstick Capsule Collection. Yes, by jiminy, it’s a bunch of blue and purple lipsticks, heading straight for your face.

Fortunately for Urban Decay, blue lipsticks are definitely having a moment. This is one vintage trend that has come around again, or perhaps an example of where Urban Decay were ahead of their time.

They’ve all got a beautiful creamy texture and last well, but the shades I think are going to divide people. Let’s take a look at them in detail

Urban Decay blue lipsticks


From the top we have:

  • Frostbite – As blue lipsticks go, this is pretty wearable, more so than you might expect. It’s not too heavily pigmented and has a lovely underlying sparkle, like a night sky in Amsterdam. Works a treat on top of other colours to give a dark and modern sheen.
  • Asphyxia – If it weren’t for the horrible name, this would be my favourite. It’s an unusual lavender shade with blue micro-glitter that looks like it shouldn’t work but somehow does. If you find pink lipsticks too insipid, and you want something pale but not a boring nude shade, then this is for you. Really pretty and flattering.
  • UV-B – The most challenging of all the shades, since it basically is bright blue like a Tardis in the sunlight. This is for you if you are a teenager going to a party, or if you have gone Goth For Life
  • Bruise – This deep burgundy with green undertones looks like it is built to go with Chanel’s Rouge Noir, another classic vintage shade. Apparently this is the most requested shade for a comeback and you can see why. It’s a timeless dark red that could see you through many a situation. This is the one to buy if you are a Doctor Who companion and have to fit in to any time or space scenario.
  • Plague – Again this is prettier than the name suggests. It’s bright purple with a pink undertone and hefty side order of Nineties nostalgia. And also mucho comedy potential if you buy it and tell people you’ve got the Plague.

This is a limited edition collection, so if you see a shade you like don’t hang around.

Product details

The Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Capsule Collection is widely available in stores and online here. RRP £15 each

What do you think of the Urban Decay vintage collection? Would you wear a blue lipstick? Leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you

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