Urban Decay has SO MUCH new stuff out right now (click here to revisit swatches of their new 15th Anniversary palette, and click here to see leeleebell’s comparison swatches with other UD palettes).
Anyway, on my last visit to Sephora, I was excited and intrigued by the new Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Colors. These are chubby lip… crayons with a glossy, bright, saturated, ultra-pigmented finish. They remind me of Lipstick Queen’s Chinatown Glossy Pencils (or, I suppose, Clinique’s Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Color Balm or Tarte’s Natural Lip Stain or NARS Velvet Gloss Lip Pencils), except these aren’t sheer. I filed them under “Lips (Other)” because I wasn’t sure what else to call them. Lipstick? Lipgloss?
Crush is screamingly bright, Barbie/Schiap blue-pink. Big Bang is a deeper, less-blue fuchsia with violet-pink sparkles. Adrenaline is a bright, hot violet-red-pink with red-pink sparkles. F-Bomb is bright cherry red with a very subtle shimmer. Punch Drunk is blinding orange creme.
Not only do these wonder-sticks fill a craving ignited by Sephora’s summer trend photo (LOVE the lips, HATE her hair in her face), but I almost want to get both Crush and Punch Drunk — or F-Bomb and Punch Drunk — and wear one on the top lip and the other on the bottom (so chic!).
I haven’t actually tried these on my lips, and I’m dying to know how they wear. Have you tried them? Do they bleed? Transfer to your teeth? Are they moisturizing? Do they last?
Urban Decay’s Super Saturated High Gloss Lip Colors are $19 each.
Random trivia: you might think that bright, vibrant red is the most staining color a girl can swatch. Not so: bright, vibrant pinks stain much worse.