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Pick Your Vice: Sheer


Way back when the Gwen Stefani eyeshadow palette was a thing, in the box came a trial of Gwen's picks of Urban Decay's lipsticks. Today I decided to give the sheer formula, Ex-Girlfriend (browny-pink, your lips but better shade) a go.

First off, I had no idea what to expect the packaging to be like, or how much you can get out of the samples. It's like a pill container. You have to use a sort of lip brush to apply, and you can get at least 5 uses out of it. The color itself is definitely a "me" shade at the moment. It's totally on trend but totally wearable for everyday use. I like how it's sheer, but I feel it would be even more pigmented with an actual stick instead of a brush.

As far as lasting power and wear, it lasted shorter than usual, so about 2-2.5 hours and it almost dried out my lips, which is shocking for a sheer formula as they typically are tinted lip balms. This could also be that my lips are deprived of any lip balm recently and I definitely need to drink more water. Either way, it feels lovely on my lips until it's gone. This is also before the Vice lipsticks debut, so the formula may have changed for the better.

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