I only purchased two shades of the new Urban Decay Vice lipstick, but I swatched four of the six finishes in store. I have never been into sheer finishes, so when I was deciding which to get, I did not choose to swatch sheer or sheer shimmer shades. However, I have some thoughts on the other four.
• Alphah: a mega-matte raspberry pink; this is a lovely color that has great one-swipe pigmentation, though it drags a little
• Hitch hike, Perversion, 1993, and Gash: These are comfort matte colors. All of them apply silky smooth. Perversion is a rich black; 1993 is a grungy brown, and one of the two I bought; gash is a lovely deep red; and Hitch Hike is a rusty orange nude.
• Shame: This is a cream finish, berry jam color, a little like blood with it’s purple tones. I think I might go snag that one later.
• Conspiracy and Amulet: These are metalized. They have some shimmer; I got conspiracy, a coppery bronze color that we often see in eye shadows, but which is unique in lipstick. Amulet is like the lighter sister of Conspiracy. I would have tried Wrath, which was brought back from Matte Revolution, but they didn’t have it at my Sephora store.
I am providing a picture of 1993 and amulet, swatched on my hand, so you can see them. I have a light skin tone with some yellow undertones, so I might not be the best example for darker skin tones. I’ll link a good review by someone of a tan complexion.
I really want Hitch Hike, Perversion, and Shame at some point. This is a great line.
I own Bad Blood from the Matte Revolution line. If I compare 1993 to Bad Blood, 1993 has a silkier matte formula, less drying than Bad Blood.
I also want to note, and this is just my own personal taste, that I liked the Revolution packaging better. I think it is more sleek and attractive. Whether you agree with this is dependent on your taste.