Urban Decay Lipstick: NakedDecember 02, 2011
Like I said a couple posts back, I've been on a bit of a lipstick purchasing binge lately. This past summer, fellow blogger Jen of FrmHeadToToe recommended the Urban Decay lipstick in Naked. In her swatches, the colour looked gorgeous, so I kept it in mind and finally picked it up during the VIB party at Sephora. And with the release of the new Naked 2 Palette from Urban Decay yesterday, what better time to post up this review!
The first thing that really caught my attention was the packaging of the product itself. The case is made of a sturdy plastic, and beautifully decorated with swirled and floral graffiti. The lipstick bullet itself is encased by shiny purple metal. The bottom of the lipstick features the handle of a dagger, which I thought was so cute.. it's like your makeup is a weapon!
However, the dagger design proved to be faulty and frustrating for me to open. The first time I attempted to open this product, I would say it took me a good 5 minutes to try to pry it open. The only way to remove the outer case, is to pull using the small dagger handle. The handle is quite small, and features a couple corners to it. After struggling for what felt like 10 minutes, my fingers felt like they were going to bleed. I even considered bringing it back to Sephora to switch it out for a new one since I thought it was defective. Finally, I decided to utilize a thick towel to protect my fingers, and pulled with all my might. FINALLY the case came off. I was exhausted! I kind of wish I had taken a video of it, heh.
After opening and closing the lipstick case a couple times, it definitely loosens up and I have no problems opening it anymore. Thank goodness. The lipstick itself is engraved with the Urban Decay brand and a small sword. It's details like this on products that I love!
I would describe the colour of this lipstick to be a mauvey-pink with a glossy finish when applied. The colour is quite natural, and likely to mimic most natural lip colours. The formula is creamy and moisturizing, which is very important for me when it comes to lip products. It is vanilla scented, which some of you may not like, but I personally prefer a vanilla taste over a gross, plasticky taste that some lip products do have.
Overall, I would have to say that I do love this lipstick. It's a beautiful natural shade to wear on the lips, and is quite hydrating when I put it on. The only downside would have to be being mindful of the packaging. I've read that some people have broken off the dagger, and therefore left unable to open up the product for use again. When carrying it with you from day to day, make sure to keep it in a makeup case to avoid any accidents! :)