June 25, 2010

Urban Decay Lip Junkie Lipgloss Review and Swatches

Later today you’ll hopefully be able to purchase the new Urban Decay Lip Junkie Lipglosses! Until they go on sale at UD, here’s a look at the new gloss that should tempt and tease you into creating a wish list full of the great shades coming out!


A brand new lipgloss from Urban Decay in 11 shades with a mint flavor that contains Maxi Lip, a collagen boosting ingredient that moisturizers and plumps lips over time.

Definitely need to rave the packaging first. The glosses come in a squeeze tube with a thin slanted applicator but the key feature that makes gives them an extra edge and a chic feel are the caps. Each gloss sports a stained glass style metallic cap a la the Urban Decay Limited Edition Lipstick Cap released for Holiday 2008. Although the tube of the gloss isn’t anything particularly special, it’s the cap that sets the wheels in motion for giving the gloss a goth-y chic feel so you’ll feel quite proud to whip these out of your purse for touch ups.

There are 11 shades total each in different finishes and coverage. The formula isn’t as thin as Pocket Rockets nor as thick as XXX Shine but lays somewhere in the middle of the two. It’s very lightweight, comfortable and virtually weightless with a cool, minty flavor that users will find very pleasant if they weren’t too keen on the Pocket Rocket creme brulee flavor. Like many plumping glosses they have a very slight, subtle sting but nothing dramatic or overly much for sensitive types. The glosses don’t actually plump right away but using daily for a month supposedly boosts lip collagen 40%. Can’t say if that’s working yet as I’ve only tried them for a day or so now. Shades range in pigmentation but can be easily layered for more pop and color payoff. The glosses give a full, shiny look that wears comfortably without being sticky or tacky.

Shades available are

  • Crush (Urban Decay calls this a sheer coral but too me it hot neon pink)
  • Jilted (Urban Decay calls this one hot pink with blue but for me it leans more towards purple with blue)
  • Heavy (Shimmering Nude)
  • Runaway (Shimmering Coral)
  • Red Light (Candy Apple Red)
  • Peroxide (Pale Nude Pink)
  • Perversion (Sheer Sparkling Grape)
  • Love Junkie (Urban Decay calls this Deep but sheer Win to me it leans towards being a goth-y black purple)
  • Naked (Pink Nude)
  • Wallflower (Medium Nude)
  • Midnight Cowboy (Shimmering Beige)

Some shades won’t work for everyone so be aware when picking. Colors like Perversion are club colors that aren’t for everyday use, or at least in my world they aren’t hehe.

  • Anyone who wants a buildable lipgloss that wears comfortably.
  • Anyone that likes super slick packaging (this has you covered).
  • Anyone who wants a gloss that wears well on its own or paired up with lipstick or stain!
  • Anyone who likes shades with edge (plenty of edgy colors here)

  • Anyone sensitive to flavored gloss (these have a nice kick of mint).

I really liked these and find they are a refreshing change from the Pocket Rockets and XXX Shine. Urban Decay doesn’t have a ton of gloss options so I’m happy to have these added to the general catalog. I can’t pull off all the shades as some have a fair bit of edge but shades like Red Light, Runway, Naked, Crush, Midnight Cowboy, and Jilted are gorgeous additions to my lipgloss wardrobe and very wearable. The packaging is a large part of the appeal as well since I’m a sucker for cool packaging and these definitely bring it to the table. I’m quite curious if the Maxi Lip ingredient really works so we’ll see in a month if my lips are any fuller haha!

At $19, you can’t really go wrong picking up a shade or two. I think you’ll find at least one or two to love.

Loves ’em!

Available shortly from www.urbandecay.com

What do you think?

Are Urban Decay Lip Junkie Lip Glosses something that might star on your wish list this Fall?

Do share!

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Marina

    You are so lucky! These are so gorgeous. I like Perversion, Midnight Cowboy, Naked, and Runaway. But if I had to choose between these or the Naked palette, I’d go for the palette anyday.

  • Iris

    That’s quite a lovely mix of shades! I’m lemming Perversion, got a weakness for any deep gothic shades 🙂

    • the Muse

      ha iris I’d never have guessed that ’bout you! during FF let me know if you wants!

  • Sarah

    Oh i love love Crush I think ill get that and the two pocket Rockets I want in the Supposed September friends and family sale.

    • the Muse

      sarah positive FF will be end of August/Sept for sure so you can haul hard 😀

  • Stephanie

    I wasn’t too sure about these but now I am thinking I might need some. I really like Jilted and Runaway. Also, I must confess I love the scent of the Pocket Rockets!

    • the Muse

      stephanie at first didn’t love the taste of pocket rockets but it grew on me 😀

  • Phyrra

    You made that Love Junkie, Jilted, Crush swatch just for me, didn’t you? I love those 3 shades!
    Perversion and Midnight Cowboy both look good, too.
    I have a mini-Midnight Cowboy lipstick and it’s nice.

    • the Muse

      hehe just for you dd 😀 I like midnight cowboy lippie myself even though it’s beige, it’s quite flattering 😀

  • Kristina

    I actually have never tried a UD lippie. Wants Naked and Midnight Cowboy! I hate that kind of applicator on glosses though. How does the color compare to their lipsticks of the same name?

    • the Muse

      hey kristina. not completely…they different slightly from the lippies! 😀 I do too but it’s actually pretty comfortable to use as it’s smaller than the typical slant.

      • sparklyblind

        Yeah I was a bit taken by that little slant! But it’s cute though & I love my Jilted. I CANT WAIT for this FF sale! Is it really going to be this Aug 2010? Because I’m saving but it’s gonna be mad hard between UD & the MAC Venemous Villains so I’m basically going insane over these things (which is so lame but I’m afflicted w an illness!) I know you understand<3

        • the Muse

          hi sparkly guess not in August but let’s hope for a Fall one!? 😀

  • Becky

    *sigh* I want Naked, Peroxide and Wallflower SO BAD! No way I can order three at once. LOL

  • kali

    How is the pigmentation in Peroxide and Midnight Cowboy? I just don’t want something sheer -I need it to show on my lips! Also, is it moisturizing enough you won’t need a lip balm underneath? Thanks! Thanks for swatches too. =)

    • the Muse

      hi kali MC runs more subtle and shimmery and peroxide is buildable but does have a milky finish which isn’t always flattering imho. peroxide may not show up if you have pigmented lips though. They are very glossy and hydrating so you won’t need balm under it imho.

      You’re most welcome 🙂

      • sparklyblind

        Yeah I think they should do an Ozone to use as a daily “treatment” so you could apply it overnight also!

    • sparklyblind

      I got Jilted, i’ts not as pigmented as I thought it would be and also not as bright (maybe I’m just too obsessed w that lipstick) but I did think this would be more pigmented. It is very moisturising I feel & unless you’re using something for SPF you do not need a balm underneath. I think it lasts a decent Time also, pretty long actually.

  • VampiressDoll

    Pervision will be mine! Gorgeous swatches, thanks for lots of lemmings. 😀

    • sparklyblind

      Me too, i so love the looks of that one, also Love Junkie! Yeah thanks for being so detailed! I <3 you!

  • Brooke

    Runaway and Crush really stand out to me right now! Fall is not going to be nice on my bank account! Also, I love the packaging as well! They remind me of glitter glue! haha

  • Janine

    Thanks for the swatches! Must have Naked! (You are SO lucky, Muse!) OH, and someone suggested a True Blood themed Palette on the UD facebook fan page. Not sure if you are a fan of the show, but Bill, Eric, and Sam Pocket Rockets would sell like hotcakes!

    • the Muse

      omg I’d die if they did a true blood palette ha! I want Lafayette inspired eyeshadow 😀 haha and pocket rockets would rock!

  • auroragyps

    Mint? Oh noes. I was so excited about these being the new generation of Lip Gunks (which are my fav lip glosses ever), but I can’t wear mint on my lips, since it irritates them. Darn you UD. 🙁

  • Potatisbruden ~ Michilicious

    Ok, so I want those, but do they plump PERMANENTLY? If so, I dunno if I want em :'(

    • the Muse

      dunno if it works Potatisbruden but they say it’ll plump permanently if used 30 days 🙂

      • Potatisbruden ~ Michilicious

        Ok, then I don’t think I want them… well maybe if it doesn’t work

  • Bri

    SO MUCH SQUEE. I’m ridiculously excited. Urban Decay’s sustainable palette was my first piece of department store makeup, aside from some hand-me-down mascara and lipgloss. So I have a special place in my heart for the brand. And those all look so so yummy.

  • christy

    Thanks for the flavor comments.Thats my biggest pet peeve about lip glosses, some of them are so plasticky tasting I end up chucking them no matter how great they look! Nice to hear this one is minty 🙂

  • Cheryls

    I wanna see you wear Perversion! (I cant imagine what it’ll look like)

  • Kayra

    Naked and Red Light is really pretty 😀 Do you think Naked would suit pale skin too? I’m dying for a good MLBB! Also lovin’ Perverison and Midnight Cowboy but my limit is 3 😀

    • the Muse

      I think it would look nice kayra! It’s a really pretty, natural lip shade 😀

  • sparklyblind

    Hey Muse how are u? Happy Im sure! I havent been here for awhile but I got a new phone so u know ur in my faves:) U are so lucky seriously Im jealous!WOW hurry up UD!!!!! Ive been waiting for weeks it seems! but oh no yet again the FF is at a bad time for me. that happened the last time too!! angriesad:( oh well I know im getting @least three anyway. Im so about Jilted I love that lipstick. I like the darks too so Im def trying Perversion and Love Junkie. I loved the XXX Love Junkie and Ive been wishing for an XXX in Oil Spill so Perversion covers that. I think these are a retry of the Ultraglides which I so loved but yeah they had a serious leakage issue from both ends. Sorry that kinda sounds ewwy! You think this Heavy is the same color as the Ultraglide Heavy? If so Im on that one too. Im going to miss the scent of the Ultraglides tho. What shade of these do u think is a dupe for Video maybe? Peroxide looks too pale and the rest too bright. Either way Im loving that cute cap too. HURRY HURRY HURRY UD!2