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Product Review: Urban Decay Lipstick

Product Review: Urban Decay Lipstick

I was so excited to check out some of the new Fall items from Urban Decay. My favorite product to look at is the pale shimmery peach lipstick in Indecent ($22). Too bad that my feelings about the product aren't as positive. Upon opening the dagger-adorned case, I anticipated that this peach goody was going to be my next can't-live-without lipstick. However, once I put it on, my excitement deflated like a punctured helium balloon.

I'm hyper-sensitive to taste and smell and this earned a full demerit in each area. The scent is overly sweet (think Splenda mixed with caramel) and it comes off way too strong. I don't want to seem like I'm contradicting myself, so let me make it clear that it's one thing to have your wash-off body scrub smell like food, it's quite another when the product is under your nose. The taste is doubly disappointing. It has a synthetic and sharp, metallic flavor that completely contradicts the smell.

Also, although I like shimmer, this full-on glitter is over the top. When the creamy lipstick settles, the chunks of glitter remain and make your lips look dry and cracked. I wanted to run out from under the lighting and do an immediate lip scrub — that's how unflattering it was.

What I can say is that the texture is creamy (it gets a star for the silky, smooth texture) and that the packaging is adorable (one more star). For anyone that's interested in the alluring color of these lipsticks, I simply urge you to go for a test-drive before you buy.

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l4e l4e 7 years
that stinks. I was really wanting to buy after reading this review http://www.musingsofamuse.com/2008/08/urban-decay-lipstick-review.html
bp21sugar bp21sugar 7 years
urban decay is my all-time favorite make up brand. the color of this lipstick is amazing. i'm definitely going to order it.
ches ches 7 years
that color of the that lipstick is gorgeous!.;).oh! and also a 'LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT' guarantee!.....;)....also, i like shimmer,this full -on glitter top.....
caryatid caryatid 7 years
oh and also a 'love it or leave it' guarantee!
caryatid caryatid 7 years
ud's site has descriptions of all the products, including which ones have glitter, fyi!http://urbandecay.com/categories/Lipstick.cfm
caryatid caryatid 7 years
ud's site has descriptions of all the products, including which ones have glitter, fyi! http://urbandecay.com/categories/Lipstick.cfm
emalove emalove 7 years
Pretty color, and I think I'd like the scent, I love products that smell like vanilla sugar or caramel...yum. But I HATE glitter in my lipstick or lipgloss, so I'll pass on it.
kahribar kahribar 7 years
Ohhh, well darn, the glitter for me is the sticking point, though it may be perfect for my teen.
LipstickChick LipstickChick 7 years
Oh man ... how disappointing! Like someone else mentioned, I was so looking forward to checking these out at Ulta! And I most likely still will (cuz I have no restraint LOL), but I'm as uber-sensitive to smell/taste as you are. Some people confuse the 2 as being the same ("it smells and tastes just like ....!", but to me, they're so not. Scent, I can handle, no problem. But if a taste seeps into my mouth, that is such a deal killer. Most times, the taste is chemical-like, as you described, and unbearable (ie, Revlon's newest Natural line cream glosses).Though I'll still swipe, I think my $22 will remain with me ;-)
LipstickChick LipstickChick 7 years
Oh man ... how disappointing! Like someone else mentioned, I was so looking forward to checking these out at Ulta! And I most likely still will (cuz I have no restraint LOL), but I'm as uber-sensitive to smell/taste as you are. Some people confuse the 2 as being the same ("it smells and tastes just like ....!", but to me, they're so not. Scent, I can handle, no problem. But if a taste seeps into my mouth, that is such a deal killer. Most times, the taste is chemical-like, as you described, and unbearable (ie, Revlon's newest Natural line cream glosses). Though I'll still swipe, I think my $22 will remain with me ;-)
bluesuze bluesuze 7 years
Such cute packaging, but don't think it's worth $22 from what I've just read
piksea piksea 7 years
I'm really disappointed. The new Ulta circular featured this product and I was excited to check it out. I am also very sensitive to smell and taste in my lipstick/gloss. I'm sure I'll still have to go into the store and check it out for myself. Thanks for the heads up!
Megatron Megatron 7 years
Taste and smell are exactly why I have been a gloss girl my entire life.
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 7 years
I kind of liked the scent, myself... I got this stuff in Rush, which I think might be my new MLBB shade!
NyingNying NyingNying 7 years
I'm not a fan of lipstick.. but speaking of the "taste" of these lip products.. Too Faced's Mirror Mirror is AWESOME.. It's like a berry orgasm on your lips.. And the color is the same, if not better than this product.
brittanyk brittanyk 7 years
The color of that lipstick is gorgeous. Taste and smell of lip stuff usually doesn't bother me, but what you said that got me was glitter. I'm all about shimmer, but I'm just too old for full on glitter, haha. Especially glitter that makes your lips look dry and cracked. No thanks!
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