Meet your new lip obsession…
Here’s a startling confession: I cannot remember the last time I wore lip gloss. Why, you ask? Simply put, I want the color without the goop! Unfortunately with lipstick comes the usual moans and groans of potential dryness, color fading and wearing away faster than the time I took to apply and perfect. Enter Urban Decay’s most recent genius solution to address all frustrating lipstick issues, the Sephora exclusive Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color ($19).
There are five dynamic shades available that are bound to make lip lovers very happy:
Crush – hot pink cream
F-Bomb – bright red cream (could this be the perfect red?!)
Adrenaline – medium Barbie pink with glitter
Big Bang – bright fuchsia pink with glitter
Punch Drunk – bright orange cream
While even the most tame girls want a lip color they can really rely on, as of right now the shades available are very bright and vibrant.
Urban Decay is not kidding when they use the word “saturated”. Think of a sponge holding in as much pigment as humanly possible. This formula is legit, people! It’s also incredibly creamy and applies like a dream. In fact, it’s so soft that if this formula were in a lipstick container (as opposed to its pencil barrel), I don’t think it would survive. You may even want to consider popping them in the fridge prior to sharpening to harden them just a tad (a great tip from Krasey Beauty).
These pencils also moisturize your lips with nourishing plant derivatives such as Phytosterol instead of mineral oil and paraffin. Any sparkles are easily smoothed over by its buttery formula, without a trace of grittiness. The size rest somewhere between slim and chunky, making them the perfect size to hold, apply and can easily be thrown into your smallest makeup bag for touch ups.
I received and tested Punch Drunk which is exactly the bright orange cream that it is described as. Initially, this color is very intimidating but I wasn’t afraid, no way. What did impress me is that the color of the pencil is the exact color of the actual product. No guessing games here – what you see is what you get.
As I bravely colored my lips, I was in awe at how one swipe with normal pressure delivered such a shocking amount of color! I actually had to tone it down a bit for my liking by sheering it out with my finger (you can also use a lip brush). As I stepped away from the mirror, I felt very, dare I say, fierce. This is that runway orange lip color that I didn’t think would look cool on me, but does! The fact that you need minimal product to get maximum color payoff sealed the deal for me. I’m in love and I want more!
Readers and reviewers: did these new shades by Urban Decay officially brighten your day?
Amanda is a beauty & fashion lover who hopes to own a Shiba Inu one day. She spends most of her time frolicking in NYC, chowing down, perusing blogs and updating her own; mandabear. She’s also getting seriously involved with her iPhone.
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