August 4, 2016

Drugstore Dupe for Urban Decay Vice Lipstick

Drugstore dupe for Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Naked
Click picture to be taken to the YouTube review.

Oh yes you guys, I found it, and I'm in love with it! I'm so thrilled about my little find that I went so far as to make a video about this! I've been on the hunt for the perfect pinky-nude lipstick and I came across the new Urban Decay Vice lipsticks, the color Naked is one of their best selling colors and it's because it's the perfect pinky-nude! 

The only issue I have with this lipstick is it's $21 a pop. And I use it every. single. day. Which means this would probably last me a month and it's too rich for my blood! 

So I stumbled across the perfect dupe at the drugstore and it only costs $3.49, YES.

Drugstore dupe for Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Naked

On the left you will see the lovely Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in the color Naked, and on the right is the extremely well-priced drugstore dupe. The brand is Essence in the color 07 Natural Beauty. 

In the tube the color doesn't look identical, the UD looks more baby pink and the Essence looks more mauve pink, but I swear to you, once on the lips they look identical and you wouldn't even be able to tell the difference. 

Obviously the UD lipstick packaging is far more luxurious than the plastic casing of Essence, but for a $17 difference between the two, I'm willing to overlook aesthetics ;)

Let's talk formula, UD is a bit more on the creamy side, when it glides over your lips it's "thicker" and I can only describe it as more creamy feeling, when the Essence lipstick glides over your lips it's more "slick" like a hybrid between a gloss and a lipstick. Because the UD is a cream finish, I find that I need at least 2 swipes to fully cover my lips and be more on the opaque side, and I need 2 swipes of the Essence lipstick, so in my books for formula, while UD feels creamier upon application, I'd say they are on par since it takes 2 swipes for full coverage.

Drugstore dupe for Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Naked

Here's a swatch in bright lights, Essence on the left, UD on the right. There's a slight difference even swatched on my arm, but ever so slight. You can tell both have a slight sheen finish to them, so these are definitely not matte, nor drying, but comfortable on the lips.

Drugstore dupe for Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Naked

I found wear time the same, I applied UD on the left side of my lips, and Essence on the right, and both faded and needed to be reapplied after having my morning breakfast smoothie + some snacks in the morning. They definitely aren’t long-wear lipsticks because of the formulas, and I found both needed to reapplied after eating, but like I said, they are comfortable on the lips and not drying to me at all. Neither of them left behind an unpleasant taste in my mouth, ever so slightly a hint of something, but you wouldn’t notice it unless you’re gnawing on your lips and eating your lipstick ;)

So there you have it folks. To my eyes, on my lips, once both lipsticks are applied, I can’t tell any difference between the two colors or formulas, yet one lipstick costs $21, and the other a mere $3.49! I’m definitely going to try out more of the lip products from Essence because I’m super impressed with my first impression already! So I give the Essence lipstick in 07 Natural Beauty a huge thumbs up! I’m happy and my wallet is happy  :)

I found Essence beauty in Canada at Shoppers Drug Mart. I checked out Wal Mart and Save On Foods and they don't carry this brand. Not sure if it's carried anywhere else or exclusively at Shoppers.

Have you found any other cheap drugstore dupes for the Urban Decay lipsticks?

Happy shopping!