I am ghastly white, but when I saw the new Urban Decay Oil Slick lipstick, I fell in love. First of all, I love black anything, although with makeup I have to keep it to a minimum since it looks harsh on pale skin. But this lipstick was different – it was sheer and had sparkle to it, and it almost had a brownish cast. So, I took advantage of Sephora’s excellent returns policy and ordered it, figuring no harm done if it didn’t work out.
Turns out it did work and will be perfect for fall! The kicker is that it works for me by putting it over a red lip pencil. On its own, it isn’t flattering to my skintone, but with red mixed in, it becomes the perfect burgundy lip.
To show you the difference, I took some pictures:
The lipstick itself – UD Oil Slick
Oil Slick on bare lips – ready for the morgue and it is unforgiving on chapped lips.
Oil Slick with Lise Watier red lip pencil underneath – that’s more like it!
What’s even better is that they must have changed the flavor on their new fall releases because the bitter taste that plagued the older lipsticks appears to be lessened. I didn’t notice much flavor with this one, but with the other UD lipsticks, there was a definite bitter bite if you licked your lips by accident.
The scent is slightly different as well. The older lipsticks had more of a caramel-like aroma while this one smells more like buttercream to me. I prefer the older scent, but will gladly take this one in exchange for less of the bitter, acidic flavor.
Packaging is very elegant, but impractical due to the possibility of the dagger breaking off, which would leave it very difficult to open, but this is minor for me since I’m careful with my cosmetics.
Finally, while certainly not a “green” cosmetic product, it doesn’t contain parabens, which I consider a huge plus.
Urban Decay’s Oil Slick can be found at Sephora.com for $22. Not exactly budget-friendly, but it’s a nice splurge or something to save for your Friends & Family list.
Overall, this gets a 7/10 rating from me.