I wasn't going to even go near Urban Decay's new massive collection of Vice Lipstick. That was, until I saw these Vice Lipstick Vintage on sale. There were several colors available, but I thought they were all pretty garish save for one color, Bruise in a sheer finish. So I picked it up to compare with Sheer Revolution Sheer Shame. What? It's called research, folks, research! xD
All pictures taken in natural light without flash.
I'm not so sure what's so "vintage" about this lipstick. It's labeled as "Vintage Capsule Collection" on Sephora, but I really doubt vintage packaging is anything like these short and stout round tubes. If you see one, please prove me wrong. Other than that, the tube is plastic despite the brushed metal cap and metallic gold bullet inside. At least the twisting mechanism feels sturdy and not flimsy.
Here's how the "vintage" tube measures up to the discontinued Sheer Revolution Lipstick tube.
I'm not sure about the other colors, but the formula for this particular color feels identical to the Sheer Revolution. Very thick, slightly sticky, yet not exactly moisturizing. It's unscented.
- Bruise (Sheer): a lovely burgundy that turns more red on my lips. And by sheer they meant semi-translucent because as you can see, it's not sheer at all. The only way I can actually sheer it out is to layer balm underneath, which also adds the moisture that it lacks. The swatch is a single swipe. And here's your truly wearing a single layer on a date with hubby recently (got to squeeze in as many of those dinner dates as possible before the little one arrives!).
Here's Bruise (Sheer) versus Sheer Shame. I'd say the pigmentation level for Bruise is somewhere in between Shame and Sheer Shame.
Yup, that's all for my Vice Lipstick adventures. Curiosity satisfied.