If you're a regular reader of mine you'll already now that Urban Decay is one of my favourite brands. What you'll also notice is that I've never actually tried any of their lip products. I have my fair share of eye products including my much loved De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray that I use daily during the summer months. I've recently been trying to figure out how many lipsticks I actually own, and counted over 40 bullets and 30 liquid lipsticks and there is quite an obvious trend with the colours I've picked up in the past two years. Variety. I'm a person who doesn't exclusively enjoy one shade or finish of lipstick - I love them all.

At about 1.30pm today I opened my door to see this cute little purple package. It contained 24 of the Vice Lipstick (£15.00) samples and a bag of lipstick sweets. I really enjoy trying out sample sized versions of products, especially when you get to see nearly a quarter of the whole lipstick range. That's right, the Vice Lipstick collection contains 100 shades featured 6 indulgent finishes. The shades range from bold brights, nudes, subtle and dark colours. They have such a huge assortment, featuring more finishes than they made previously. These include Mega Matte, Comfort Matte, Cream, Metallized, Sheer and Sheer Shimmer.  Now if I was stood in front of the Urban Decay counter I would be lost for words, spending hours trying to pick out which shades to try.

Every shade is designed to go on smoothly, be super-creamy due to the Pigment Infusion System, have colour that lasts and encourage long-lasting moisture. This is down to a few key ingredients such as aloe vera, jojoba, avocado and babassu oils, illipe butter and vitamins C and E that help nourish the lips and leave them feeling better than before. The individual packaging of the bullets has even been modernised, with the image of a shotgun shell left in your mind. With debossed lettering and a gold base, not only the lipstick screams luxury. To go with the Vice Lipsticks, there are 50 Lip Pencils (£13.50) to lock in your lipstick and prime the lips. Now from using their 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil in Legend, I know the formula will be easy to apply and creamy in texture.

Out of the 24 shades in this sample pack,  my favourite shades from just looking at them are Pandemonium, Jilted, Firebird, Disturbed, Snitch, Conspiracy, Rapture and ZZ. I'm so happy that there are six different finishes as it means each lipstick can be worn for different occasions or even depending on what the weather is like. I have trust in Urban Decay that even the Mega Matte shades won't be drying on the lips, leaving my lipstick in place all day. I can't wait to play around with the shades to get a feel for them and create new makeup looks with my Urban Decay palettes and there will be a lot of looks given that I have at least 5 palettes. And of course, I'll be looking at Ruby Rose for inspiration.

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