I wanted to keep my Sephora VIB status for next year so I did more shopping than I should have. Today I just have time for a quick post, so I’ll show you some pretty lipstick shades I bought, and I’ll write about the rest of the haul another time.
I bought two lipsticks:
- Urban Decay Vice, Cruel with a metallized finish
- Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche ornament, a double-ended lipstick with Rose Gold and Fig shades.
So I think I’m the last woman on the planet to try the no longer brand new Urban Decay Vice lipsticks. I decided now was the time. With my 20% off, the usual $17 became $13.50. Better, right? Vice lipsticks come in 100 shades and a number of finishes: mega matte, matte, comfort matte, cream, sheer, and metallized. Unfortunately, all the mattes are out of the question for me. I tried a sample of a comfort matte shade, Temper, a gorgeous orange-red, but it was even too dry for me. However, if your lips aren’t as dry as mine, I strongly recommend trying the comfort matte shades – they have an amazing light as a feather feeling on the lips.
Unfortunately, the way that the UD Vice display is arranged bugs me. It’s arranged by shade, and for some of you, that may make sense. If you can wear any finish, it’s not a problem. But for me, it is. I had to make my way through every shade (again, there are 100 shades) only to be disappointed that most of the shades I loved are matte. I wish the cream finish lipsticks had their own section. There are only relatively few of them so it wouldn’t have been that difficult to put them together.
But in the end, I didn’t go with a cream finish. I chose Cruel, one of the very few metallized options in the lineup. I have about a million red or red-orange lipsticks so I was eager for something a little different. I think the metallic red-orange, Cruel, is perfect for fall and for the holiday season. The metallic finish is shimmery without going overboard, and the formula is not at all drying. I was surprised at how long lasting the color was. I wore it last night to a meeting where I ate a few refreshments. I looked in the mirror when I got home, and the color was still about 85% on. When I removed the lipsticks about 6 hours later, I could still see the color very well. I’m really pleased with this lipstick and shade.
As I mentioned earlier, UD Vice lipsticks are $17. The size of the tube is 0.11 oz. Cruelty-free.
Ingredients: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phytosteryl/Isostearyl/Cetyl/Stearyl/Behenyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Polyethylene, Octyldodecanol, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Triisostearin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Squalane, Hydrated Silica [nano] / Hydrated Silica, Cera Microcristallina / Microcrystalline Wax, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Olea Europaea Oil / Olive Fruit Oil, Aluminum Hydroxide, Tribehenin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Olea Europaea Oil Unsaponifiables / Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Sorbitan Isostearate, Tocopherol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil / Jojoba Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter / Cocoa Seed Butter, Persea Gratissima Oil / Avocado Oil, Shorea Stenoptera Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter / Shea Butter, Lactic Acid, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polymethyl, Methacrylate, Silica, Polybutylene Terephthalate, Polylactic Acid, Tin Oxide, Citric Acid. [+/- (May Contain/Peut contenir): Mica, CI 77491 / Iron Oxides, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 15850 / Red 7 Lake, CI 77120 / Barium Sulfate, CI 17200 / Red 33 Lake].
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duos
Last year and maybe even the year before, I wrote about the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche double-ended mini-lipsticks that I picked up both at the holidays and in the spring. I really enjoy these lipsticks because they are made from food-grade ingredients and I feel better about wearing them. Also, the mini size is perfect. I haven’t finished up a full size lipstick in years. Also, I love the two-in-one idea.
This time, I picked up a Rose Gold and Fig duo. I bought Fig in a duo last year when it was paired with a different shade. Fig is a highly wearable pink/beige neutral that’s perfect for everyday or for anytime. It’s one of my favorite shades, period.
Metals are a hot trend for this holiday season. Bite Beauty has hopped on the bandwagon by offering a different metallic shade in all of their Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duos this season: silver, gold, bronze, and rose gold. I’ve seen a lot of people wearing rose gold or yellow gold alone lately, and the gold makes quite a statement. But I’ll probably be wearing the Rose Gold on top of Fig and other shades for a metallized look. The Rose Gold by itself is pretty but it’s too light for me on its own.
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks, on me, are neither hydrating nor drying, but they are comfortable for me to wear. The Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo ornament boxes are hanging near the checkout at Sephora, and it is priced at $14. 2 x 0.05 oz. Cruelty-free.
Ingredients: Fig: RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL**, GLYCERYL ROSINATE*, CERA ALBA (BEESWAX)**, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL**, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER**, TRIISOSTEARYL CITRATE*, ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL**, EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX*, HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL*, SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL**, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX**, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) CERA (WAX)*, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL*, FLAVOR (AROMA), HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED WAX*, ACACIA DECURRENS FLOWER WAX*,POLYGLYCERYIN-3*, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL**, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT**, SILK POWDER*, PEARL POWDER*, GLYCERYL OLEATE*, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL UNSAPONIFIABLES*, TRANS-RESVERATROL*, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL**, ALMOND (PRUNUS DULCIS) OIL**, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL**, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL**, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL**, PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL**, PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) SEED OIL**, SIRAITIA GROSVENORII (MONK FRUIT) EXTRACT*
What do you think of these shades that I bought? Are they colors you’d wear? If not, which shades do you love?