Urban Decay: Vice Lipstick and 24/7 Glide On Lipliner

Chronic pain and illness are real time thieves. I’ve had this lipstick and lipliner for quite a while but had to wait ages for a ‘good’ day to come along (where I was able to apply makeup and leave home for few hours with my family). Of course my illnesses steal much more than valuable lipstick-wearing time but this isn’t that kind of post…today I want to share my thoughts on these two products. 


Firstly, let’s talk shades. Urban Decay have released a whopping 100 shades of lipstick in their Vice collection, which containing 6 different finishes. The shade I went for is called Back Talk. Many of the Vice lipsticks have a 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil that matches exactly and shares a name. This is not the case with Back Talk so I opted for the pencil in the shade Rush. 


The formula of both of these products is really impressive. The lip pencil is soft and actually does what it says on the tin – it glides on. I was a little concerned at first that this might make it more prone to breaking (Mac’s Pro Longwear Pencil was a disappointment in this regard, see post here) but my concern turned out to be groundless. The colour went on smoothly and evenly without being at all drying.

The lipstick is a Comfort Matte finish and actually is very comfortable on the lips. It’s a touch creamier than most matte lipsticks and as such doesn’t highlight lines or unevenness on the surface of the lips. The lipstick is fragrance free as far as I can tell, which is great if scents can act as a migraine trigger for you as the can for me. 


The creamy texture of these products made me think they may not last too well. I was completely wrong on that too! I was genuinely impressed with the wear time and when I checked my lips to touch up after eating a meal and drinking coffee, I actually found that it wasn’t necessary. When I decided to reapply, more out of habit than necessity,  I found that the lipstick layered over itself beautifully.



{Above is me test driving these lip products. I look kinda weird because I was feeling overheated with the pain & very nauseous so foundation full on melted off chin and upper lip – the joys of Chronic Life!}

It terms of shade, these two products go together perfectly. The lipstick has a touch more mauve to it than the pencil. These colours would work well on a wide range of skin tones but obviously appear darker on me than most people, since my skin is on the extreme side of pale (MAC NW10 right now).

Overall I’m delighted with these products. I highly recommend that if you’re going to buy a Vice lipstick, you treat yourself to one of the 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencils too. The two products together create a gorgeous lip look that’s both comfortable and long wearing. Obviously there are a lot of shades to choose from but if you’re a fan of Mac’s Brave or Twig lipsticks and/or their Soar, Whirl or Dervish liners, then Backtalk and Rush are likely to be winners for you. I can’t believe I’m saying it but I think I might actually prefer these Urban Decay offerings to my hitherto favourite lipsticks and lipliners from MAC!

Have you tried the Vice lipsticks and/or the Glide-On lip pencils? What did you think?

Wishing you good luck and happy days,

Kindra x

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Note: this is not a sponsored post. All products discussed were purchased with my own money.

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