June 6, 2017

Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Top Coats

Transform any lip color with Urban Decay's new Vice Special Effects Lip Top Coats! Available in 12 shades, these glittery top coats are meant to be applied over any lipstick. The possibilities are endless!

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Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Top Coats Review Swatches Glitters

The Vice Special Effects top coats are packed with glitters, but quite sheer so I wouldn't wear them without a lipstick. I tried with a few different lipstick formulas, and they performed better over matte liquid lipsticks, lip pencils and matte lipsticks (such as MAC Retro Matte and Urban Decay Mega Matte).

I find that the glitters blend too much in the lipstick if the formula is too emollient (creamy or glossy finishes). You can still do it, but the finish will be less sparkly.

UD Vice Special Effects Lip Top Coats Review

The finish is different for each shade, and only 3 of them are duochrome : Ritual (turquoise with a violet shift), Monarchy (indigo with a fuchsia shift) and Reverb (pink with a greenish gold shift).

Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Top Coats Swatches

All the shades look amazing on top of dark lipsticks! (Scroll down to see the swatches)

But some of these colors have a translucent grey base (Circuit, Ritual, Monarchy and Reverb), so they add a grey tint over beige or nude lipsticks.

Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Top Coats Review 3rd Degree Litter Fever Copycat Bruja
Left to right : 3rd Degree, Litter, Fever, Copycat and Bruja.

Litter is the only shade that has a completely clear base, you can apply it over any lipstick and it won't alter its color.

By the way, Litter feels a bit gritty on my lips. I can't really feel the glitters in the other shades, though. I noticed that the formula tingles a little bit at first, but it subsides once the product is fully dry.

Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Top Coats Review Circuit Ritual Monarchy Reverb Regulate
Left to right : Circuit, Ritual, Monarchy, Reverb and Regulate.

The colors are gorgeous and I love how the glitters stay put until I decide to wash it off, the glitters don't migrate around my mouth. It's less messy than using glitters in loose form!

Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Top Coats Swatches 3rd Degree Litter Fever Copycat Bruja

I applied each Lip Top Coat over the same lipsticks :

1. Make Up For Ever Artist Liquid Matte Lip Color in 103
2. MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Personal Statement
3. Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Spicy
4. Buxom Plumpline Lip Liner in Stakeout

Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Top Coats Swatches Circuit Ritual Monarchy Reverb Regulate

3rd Degree :

Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Top Coats Swatch 3rd Degree

Litter :

Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Top Coats Swatch Litter

Fever :

Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Top Coats Swatch Fever

Copycat :

Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Top Coats Swatch Copycat

Bruja :

Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Top Coats Swatch Bruja

Circuit :

Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Top Coats Swatch Circuit

Ritual :

Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Top Coats Swatch Ritual

Monarchy :

Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Top Coats Swatch Monarchy

Reverb :

Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Top Coats Swatch Reverb

Regulate :

Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Top Coats Swatch Regulate

I think the Vice Special Effects lip top coats are pretty cool!

They feel a bit drying on the lips though, therefore they are best for a night out or a photoshoot. I wouldn't wear glittery lips on a regular day anyway so that's fine for me.

Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoats Review

The Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat retails for $21 CAD for 4.7ml and is available at Nordstrom, Ulta and Sephora.

(I received these products in order to evaluate them and give my opinion, but rest assured that my comments are always honest and impartial. This post contains affiliate links.)

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