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NEW Urban Decay Vice Lipstick
(Launching June 5th, 2016)
I want to thank two lovely readers for the heads-up about this one: Rina on Facebook and Zina for the comment on the You Tell Me page.
So as you ALL know, the Urban Decay Revolution Lipsticks (all finishes) have been on sale for $11 (reg $22) at basically every retailer that carries UD. I'll give you some links at the end of this post of retailers that still have some in stock online at this price.
But why this mass discount/clearance?? There have been tons of rumors flying around, and much panic within the UD fan community. Are they discontinuing the entire line? Repackaging them? Well, both. Sort of.
...all existing UD lipsticks are going bye-bye. Stop hyperventilating and take some deep breaths, please — you don't have to bid farewell to your beloved Matte Revolution. The new Vice (that's what the inclusive collection is now called) takes all of the existing lipstick shades (including some discontinued ones, some limited-edition selects, and some brand-new ones) and repackages, reformulates, and reintroduces them to the world.
The formulas feature an "unbelievable laydown of color"; a butter blend to condition; antioxidant vitamins C and E; a non-dragging application; long-lasting moisture; and softness thanks to aloe vera, avocado, babassu, and jojoba oils. The shades span the gamut of finishes: Mega Matte, Comfort Matte, Cream, Metallized, Sheer, and Sheer Shimmer.
That packaging we were talking about? It fits in perfectly with UD's whole "beauty with an edge" ethos, and then some. Vice is a throwback to the brand's OG lipstick case — the shotgun shell, for you hardcore fans — but modernizes it with a gunmetal case and a gold base featuring an embossed UD logo.
...About those shades, there are 100 of them. Not around, not close to, not basically: There are 100 lipstick colors launching at one time, in a veritable flood of pigment, to the shelves and websites of UD retailers (Sephora, Ulta Beauty, Macy's, Beauty.com) and UrbanDecay.com (duh). And 74 of those hues are brand-new. Just wait, there's more. Because apparently, 100 lipsticks wasn't enough, you've also got 50 redesigned lip pencils coming your way.
So there you have it! That's the reason. Mystery solved.
If you would like to jump on the $11 Revolution Lipsticks while you still can, click a link below to check out the shades still in stock online at various retailers (also check in-store, if you live near an Ulta, Macy's, Sephora, or Belk):
- $11 Revolution Lipsticks at Macy's (free shipping on all beauty orders)
- $11 Revolution Lipsticks at Sephora (free shipping on all orders with Flash)
- $11 Revolution Lipsticks at Ulta (as of the time of this post, shipping is free at $35)
- $11 Revolution Lipsticks at Beauty.com (free shipping at $35)
- $11 Revolution Lipsticks at Belk (Shame is the only shade left; free shipping on all beauty orders)
Thanks again, Rina and Zina, for the great info!