Apr 27, 2012

Swatch, Review - Urban Decay Lip Junkie Lip Gloss Heavy

Urban Decay Lip Junkie lip gloss is one of their bestsellers for it's high-shine finish and plumping effect.
Candice @ Makeup Box generously included this in her prize package for me to try. :)

Urban Decay Lip Junkie Lip Gloss in Heavy

From the Urban Decay website..
Get hooked on shine, without the sticky hangover. Lip Junkie features a soft, luxe texture, stay-put shades and tastes like wedding mints.

To be honest, I didn't expect to like this gloss too much.
I was happy to try a new product, of course, but I prefer lip gloss with wand applicator and I thought I was passed the "sticky shiny lip gloss" phase at this point, so this high-shine lip gloss in tube didn't appeal as much as other items. ;)
However, I ended up liking this very much and have used it quite often, I even see I have made some dent to it. ;p

First of all, the slanted tip is made of silicone, which makes the application so much easier and feels rather nice on my lips as well.

The color Heavy  is a slightly shimmery medium brown shade.
It is kind of an understated color and the finish is almost creme since the shimmer is not noticeable at all once applied on lips.

On my lips, it looks very shiny and natural looking while giving the "My Lips But Better" effects. :)

under cool lighting

under warm lighting

I slightly disagree with the description from the website since I still find this a little bit sticky but not so much that it bothers me.
To be fair, I  think the texture is rather pleasant considering this is a long lasting and shiny kind.
I like it so much better than MAC Lip Glass, for example.
It tastes faintly sweet and there is some unnatural smell to this lip gloss but way better than its sister gloss Pocket Rocket which smells like peanut butter. -_-;
Lip Junkie doesn't peel my lips like MAC Lip Glass does, either. :)

It claims to "color and plump", but I find the plumping effect is quite minimal. 
In other words, it is not as irritating and I am happy about that!
I just get a bit of minty tingle-y feeling and that is it. :D

My lips do look bigger wearing this, though. ;p

Have you tried Lip Junkie Lip glosses?
How do you like them? :)

Thanks for reading!

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