August 26, 2016

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Palette Has Endless Options for Lips!

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Palette Review

The Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Palette are coming your way this September with the Urban Decay Holiday 2016 Collection and will be available in two limited edition shade selections entitled Junkie and Blackmail that pack in 12 shades of lipsticks per palette. These are probably the best way to actually experience the Vice formula without breaking the bank because let’s face it, who hasn’t walked by the Vice Lipstick display without popping like five or more shades in our cart as we shopped. I know one day I was at Ulta and proceeded to pop 10 of them in my cart. TEN! I chalk it up as a serious retail therapy sesh.

Check my review and swatches after the jump because these little lipstick palettes pack in endless options for your lips!

UD Vice Lipstick Palette

Vice Lipstick Palette

Urban Decay packed these lipsticks into a slick as hell gunmetal gray mirrored compact with gold accents that pretty much match up with the full size Vice Lipstick packaging. It is stunning compact but dude, it’s such a magnetic for fingerprints. Inside you’ll find a full size mirror as well as a flip cover that reads “Lipstick is my Vice!” They also include a retractable lip brush for easy application. Apparently the wells were created with a stepping stair effect that gives you the ability to wipe off excess lipstick without getting it all over your compact. Honestly, that doesn’t prevent things from getting messy but it does keep the shades in the well and not all over the compact. One thing to take note of is neither palette is marked as Junkie or Blackmail. You can only tell the difference between the two if you keep the outside boxes otherwise, there is no marking to say which is which and they look identical.

Urban Decay Lipstick Palette

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Palette

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Palettes

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Palette7

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Palette8

I’m really not a lipstick palette kind of girl but I can’t deny these pack an incredible amount of variety but I wouldn’t say there’s a ton of value to be had here. You get 12 shades which are 0.02 oz each for a total of 0.24 oz of product. Typically a single shade will set you back $17 for 0.11 oz which means if you purchased two shades you’d be paying $34 where as this compact contains 12 shades for $35. The total size versus the $35 price tag evens out to purchasing two full size lipsticks. Mostly, you’re paying for the variety versus the actual value if that makes any sense. Personally, I don’t mind and I think if you ask a lot of people, “Do you want two large sizes of lipstick or twelve smaller shades for the same price?” They’d like choose variety every single time.

And I think that’s what makes these palettes appealing! I don’t like lipstick palettes but I do like the endless options that one like this gives me. You’re not going to go out tomorrow and purchase every single shade of Urban Decay Lipstick because let’s be honest here, the catalog of colors is massive! When Urban Decay released Vice Lipstick they went BIG with plenty of color options. These two palettes give you the option to try 24 of those shades without breaking the bank! Plus you get to try all the finishes in the range which include Mega Matte, Comfort Matte, Cream, Metallized, Sheer, and Sheer Shimmer.

Here’s the break down of what you get!

Urban Decay Blackmail Vice Lipstick Palette shades:

  • Sheer Shame (berry) (sheer)
  • Firebird (deep fuchsia) (comfort matte)
  • Big Bang (bright pink sparkle) (metallized)
  • Disobedient (medium pink) (comfort matte)
  • EZ (bright red-orange) (comfort matte)
  • 714 (bright red) (mega matte)
  • Vanished (pale neutral nude) (sheer)
  • 1993 (medium brown) (comfort matte)
  • Ex-Girlfriend (nude rose with pale shimmer) (sheer shimmer)
  • Amulet (metallic brick rose) (metallized)
  • Conspiracy (plum-bronze shimmer) (metallized)
  • Blackmail (deep berry wine) (comfort matte)
Urban Decay Blackmail Vice Lipstick Palette

Urban Decay Blackmail Vice Lipstick Palette

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Palette Swatches (Blackmail, Vanished, 1993, Ex-Girlfriend, Amulet, Conspiracy)

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Palette Swatches (Blackmail, Vanished, 1993, Ex-Girlfriend, Amulet, Conspiracy)

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Palette Swatches (Sheer Shame, Firebird, Big Bang, Ex-Girlfriend, EZ, 714)

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Palette Swatches (Sheer Shame, Firebird, Big Bang, Ex-Girlfriend, EZ, 714)

Urban Decay Junkie Lipstick Palette shades:

  • Disturbed (deep brick red) (comfort matte)
  • 714 (bright red) (mega matte)
  • Carnal (medium warm nude) (comfort matte)
  • Safe Word (neutral nude-pink) (comfort matte)
  • Studded (metallic gray-brown) (metallized)
  • Whip (soft pink with gold iridescent shimmer) (sheer shimmer)
  • Wraith (metallic red) (metallized)
  • Big Bang (bright pink sparkle) (metallized)
  • Firebird (deep fuchsia) (cream)
  • Vanity Kills (lavender) (mega matte)
  • Speedball (deep vibrant purple) (cream)
  • Junkie (metallic green shimer with gold micro-sparkle) (metallized)
Urban Decay Junkie Vice Lipstick Palette

Urban Decay Junkie Vice Lipstick Palette

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Palette Swatches (Wrath, Big Bang, Firebird, Lavender, Speedball, Junkie)

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Palette Swatches (Wrath, Big Bang, Firebird, Lavender, Speedball, Junkie)

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Palette Swatches (Disturbed, 714, Carnal, Safe Word, Studded, Whip)

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Palette Swatches (Disturbed, 714, Carnal, Safe Word, Studded, Whip)

I think both palettes have a great range of shades but I think Blackmail was the more wearable palette as it didn’t contain some of the more bolder, vibrant shades like green and purple that the Junkie Palette did!

The formulas vary across the board on all the shades and I won’t get into that here because I’ve reviewed Vice Lipstick in another post more fully! Check my archives for that review as you’ll get a better feel for each finish of the lipsticks and how they perform. I wouldn’t say the formula was any different here than what you’d get in a full size lipstick so, there was no variation during the transition from bullet to well. All the shades, needless to say, pack a good deal of pigment with the shimmer sheers being the exception.

Urban Decay 714 Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay 714 Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay 1993 Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay 1993 Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Amulet Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Amulet Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Big Bang Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Big Bang Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Blackmail Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Blackmail Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Carnal Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Carnal Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Conspiracy Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Conspiracy Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Disobedient Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Disobedient Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Disturbed Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Disturbed Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Ex-Girlfriend Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Ex-Girlfriend Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay EZ Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay EZ Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Firebird Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Firebird Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Junkie Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Junkie Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Safe Word Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Safe Word Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer Shame Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Sheer Shame Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Speedball Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Speedball Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Studded Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Studded Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Vanished Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Vanished Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Vanity Kills Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Vanity Kills Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Whip Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Whip Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Wrath Vice Lipstick

Urban Decay Wrath Vice Lipstick

So, are the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Palettes worth your buck? Absolutely. It’s a great way to experience the Vice Lipstick range for yourself as it offers a wide variety of finishes and formulas to play with and mix and match to create new shades. This is a great way to see which finishes will work for you and later on if you love that particular shade or formula you can haul it in a full size when the well runs dry!

I like these! It’s a lipstick palette with endless options for lips!

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Palettes arrive mid-September exclusively at Sephora and Sephora.com.
Will you be indulging?

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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.

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  • Nanners

    Whip looks very pretty on you, Muse! Two questions: 1) How can you tell which palette is which? They look the same! D: And 2) what are those moldy-looking white spots on 714?

    • Isabella Muse

      oh thanks! Sadly, my lips were pretty red when I applied it so it kind of looks red sorry 🙂 Outer box says the name but not the actually compact which gets confusing! ;-D The palette was out in the sun all day before I came home so, it melted a little and re-solidified which caused the dots.

  • Denise

    Variety may be the spice of life, but the thought of having to schlepp that whole palette around in my handbag just for touchups is a total turnoff!

    • Isabella Muse

      I don’t really touch up lipstick throughout the day, typically I apply gloss or balm so I don’t mind!

  • Jennifer

    This pallets is awful. The colors are awful and I am so over the lipstick palette phase of cosmetic companies. You have 10 shades and one looks good. I love you muse, but all these shades except 2, look awful on you. It’s not you, it’s the color. The shades just don’t work for the majority of people. I mean lavender color lipstick? Nope. All these shades would look awful on me as well. This is a major pass.

    • Isabella Muse

      I didn’t like the Junkie Palette at all but I thought the shades in the Blackmail palette were very nice. I can’t knock lavender/purple lipstick as it is a shade a lot of people enjoy using! Doesn’t look good on me but I know quite a few people who can rock it 🙂 I don’t think the shades are all awful, there are a good variety of colors in each palette! There’s some particularly lovely nudes in Blackmail palette. Sorry, you didn’t love :-/ Hey, at least UD has an entire range of a zillion shades to choose from! maybe just go for individual shades from the perm collection!

      • Jennifer

        I love UD, I just can’t pull off black or purple lipstick. We have similar skin tones and the colors are a no go for me. Not brave enough. But, I think people should wear want they want. Hell with anyone else, like I said, I’m a wuss. 😀

        • Isabella Muse

          Yeah but that’s what Urban Decay is know for 🙂 Purple lipstick, black lipstick, sparkly eyeshadows, that’s their roots. I don’t really like purple lipstick, I think I look awful in it, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t others out there that do look amazing in it 🙂 That’s why makeup is so fun, it let’s you explore different shades and create looks that you love 🙂 You should try reading my post I did on purple lipstick 🙂 Honestly, it isn’t my shade either but I can’t knock the shade if someone else rocks and wears it! —>https://www.musingsofamuse.com/2016/05/aishwarya-rai-purple-lipstick.html

          • Jennifer

            Love purple too. Envious of the people who can pull it off and have balls to wear it. I saw pic of Kat Von D with black lipstick and she looked gorgeous…as always, but she can totally get away with purples, blacks and lavender. I think she would look good in green lipstick. However, knowing people as I do, they would seriously make fun of me, make rude comments, stare and I would forever be banished to nude lipstick. I just think people are rude and for me I can’t get away with those colors. I’m just not edgy enough. Truth be told, I feel uncomfortable in red. I don’t want to draw attention to me. I said I was a wuss.

      • Erica

        The Blackmail Pallette is exclusive to Ulta while Junkie will be exclusive for Sephora as in the additional Vice lipsticks. I want to know why there is no launch date for the Junkie Pallette?

  • inatay02

    I love this concept. The sample booklet that Ulta sent out earlier with 24 vice shades i have used way more than i orginally thought i would. I am completely disappointed that they included duplicate shades in both!! That means i wont buy both!! (good for my wallet i guess) I will Definitely be picking up Junkie. Blackmail is more wearable (I own 3 full size shades and have tone of rosey/nudes) . I feel like for the price, totally worth getting a little green and purple for those days I need to be Fun & Funky!! I cant wait!!

    • Isabella Muse

      I agree! I wish they were completely different but I leaning towards Blackmail most for personal use, Junkie has shades I likely would use much so in a way it evens itself out if you’re not a fan of purple/lavender lip shades but say, still wanted 714 as a shade!

  • lauren

    This is a fun idea. Seems best suited as a gift though, especially to those just getting into makeup!

  • AJ

    The green shade looks very similar to a green UD polish that was gifted to me. I’m with inatay02. The variety in the Junkie palette is what intrigues me. I already own the Clinique palette from Nordstrom, which is wearable and fun. Time for some experimenting!

    • Isabella Muse

      It is a lot like that shade AJ but it pulled a little blackened on me! But if you build enough you’ll get plenty of the green shimmer! Aw man am I the only boring one that likes blackmail? 😀

  • Lori Pease

    I’m definitely getting both because even though I already have a few of these shades in the full size, there are a lot of colors I can try out and maybe pick up some of these in a full size later. I’m interested in the nude/neutral shades because even though I go for bolder shades, I can’t find a “nude” shade that I like and won’t wash me out. I can try some of these to see which type of nude shades look decent on me.

  • danadoo

    Oh. My. God. I am DYING over here!! This is like a total makeup fantasy for me!! You look great in so many of these, you really showed how versitile these shades are! I haven’t been this excited about new makeup in quite some time..I MUST have both of these! I’m excited that they are priced so reasonably too.

  • Quinctia

    Ugh, Firebird in both? I own Firebird! And Ex-Girlfriend, but I’d lean more towards the other colors in Junkie anyway.

    Not sure if I’m interested in this or not. I hate cleaning lip brushes, haha!

  • genevieve

    This would be a pass for me on several levels – first of all because I an not fond of lip palettes – I think they can end up being not used because you need a lip brush and it can be messy. Secondly, not exactly a portable option.
    But mainly because so few of those colours would suit me. Most of them I would not wear.

  • Katherine T.

    Aww Muse, you can totally rock purple lipstick! You and I have similar coloring, and I rock purple lippies/glosses all the time. Speedball isn’t the highest quality purple, but the color is really pretty on you. Try adding a a soft pinky purple blush in same color family, and if you’re feeling daring, a little bit of soft pinky purple shadow. You want a gradient effect from top to bottom -softer on top, then bolder on bottom or vice versa. Then lose the white turban. Your dark hair will balance out the bold purple lips, and your brown eyes will pop.

    • Isabella Muse

      Thanks Katherine! I’ll def try your recs 🙂 It’s actually a headband not a turban lol!

  • KT

    You say that these will be exclusive to Sephora, but the Blackmail one is shown in the Ulta flyer I received this week.

  • Cori

    The palettes aren’t exclusive to Sephora…the Blackmail palette is already on sale at Ulta.

  • Elizabeth M

    Hey, I have the junkie vice palette, looking at your pictures, it looks like mine, it looks like you have these white little dots forming on the 2 top shades, as I do. I barely used it and I saw white beads on the top left shades and the lilac shade, I though it was like powder residue or something. I was wondering if you still had those pallets and have experienced the same thing. I scraped them up and drenched them in alcohol 97% for 30 sec, they smell fine and apply well. I was just curious and concerned.

    • Isabella Muse

      I got mine in August and it arrived a little melted and when it reset the white spots appeared. It’s pretty normal when lipsticks/liquids melt and reform.