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
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.
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