When you blend a blue with a pink duochrome, and a pink with a blue duochrome, you get… this.

I was working with raw mineral pigments but you can get the look with 

center: MAC Cornflower pigment

inner 1/3: Urban Decay Fishnet or MAC Stars n Rockets

outer corners: MAC Flashtrack

[EDIT] P.S. I also had a little MAC Concrete (matte brown along the socket!)

I did spray my brushes with a mister AFTER picking up the colors, to get a smoother and more intense finish.

(And this is a day look, no matter what they say. Cos duochromes look WAY more psychedelic and much better in daylight.)


My outfit for work yesterday. I really love this outfit, I was so on point!

And this is the hair style I figure out works with my hair. I used this tutorial and then pulled out some little wisps. 

The shoes are my moms. And she gave me this top because she never wore it. 

Also I’m wearing Urban Decay’s Vice lipstick in Jilted. It’s also my moms. Funny enough I was going to use this color from my sample set but then thought “wait isn’t this the one my mom bought?” so I checked and sure enough it was. lol


The 100 Swatch Post - All Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks (2016)

It was an insane night. First I spent 5 minutes wondering how on earth I was going to group 100 lipsticks up for swatching. Then I realized it would save time if I just lined them up according to UD’s own grid system, and this would also ensure I didn’t miss out colors or get names and orders wrong during editing. 

(To view collage images at full size, right click and open image in new tab.)

There are 100 colors in 6 textures which I labeled as follows:

c - cream

s - sheer

ss - sheer shimmer

met - metallized

cm - comfort matte

mm - mega matte

My favorite textures? Comfort Mattes and Mega Mattes. The Creams are mostly good as well. Metallized ones are fun but it depends on your preference. I just don’t look that great in intensely frosted lipsticks so I’m not the best person to weigh in on them.

As for the sheers and sheer shimmers, I find them a good deal less consistent in quality, with several shades going on patchy and streaky unless you spend a lot of time blending and smoothing them out. Another problem is they are prone to bending and smooshing against the sides of the tubes because they are so soft, which makes it a pain to use them.

As for my top recommendations for shades, it’s hard to narrow it down to a neat little list, but here are some:

Perversion - a great matte black in a smooth, rich texture. 

Amulet - my pick over 1993 for a much more flattering rosy-brown 90s lip. 

Nighthawk - interesting deep chocolate fudge

Mrs. Mia Wallace - deep ruby; amazing red. Although I love most of UD’s intense reds including Bad Blood and 714.

Gash - THE classic metallic cherry red is finally back! This was the first UD lipstick I ever bought back in the 90s.

Alpha - red-tinged fuchsia pink that brightens up the face; sisters-in-pink Menace, Psycho, Checkmate and Crush are equally cool too.

Moshpit - deep gorgeous classy burgundy.

Honestly I could go on naming great shades. You just have to try them on and explore the collection slowly! 

UD Vice lipsticks are available now in Singapore at Sephora ION (now at the B2 level) for a very reasonable SGD$29 each. From early Aug, they will be on Sephora.sg as well as all other counters.