Product Review: Urban Decay Naked Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color

UDNakedSuperSaturated6Since the success of Urban Decay’s Naked eyeshadow palette, they’ve released several products, creating an entire line of Naked cosmetics: everything from eyeshadow and liner to complexion, face, and lip products.

The Product

Urban Decay has an entire line of jumbo lip pencils, Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Colors, which they claim are rich and creamy lipsticks with insane amounts of high-gloss shine, all in one chubby pencil.

Naked is a soft, pink-nude, mauve color.

The packaging is minimalist; they aren’t bulky at all, making them travel and purse friendly, although they need to be sharpened because they aren’t retractable.

Ingredients: Bis-Behenyl/Isostearyl/Phytosteryl Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Isocetyl Stearate, Diisostearyl Malate, Polybutene, Synthetic Wax, Silica, Synthetic Beeswax, Glyceryl Caprylate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxydrocinnamate, Tocopherol.

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I love jumbo pencils and I love glossy, moisturizing, almost-lipstick products. Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Colors are both. Urban Decay touts these pencils as full-color, opaque lipsticks, but they’re not. That’s not a bad thing though. These pencils provide a semi-sheer, glossy, buildable wash of color, emphasis on buildable. The swatch below shows a single swipe of color on the left, and the color built up on the right. Clearly, there is a lot of room to get a lot of color out of these pencils, but they’re far from an opaque lipstick.

I love the sleek, compact packaging, but I don’t love that I need a sharpener. It wastes product and means I have to carry an extra item if I want to travel with these pencils. Fortunately, I keep a sharpener handy that works for both a standard pencils and jumbo pencils. Still, I’d prefer if I didn’t have to. The benefit to sharpening is that you get a nice point each time you sharpen. With retractable pencils. the point wears down and application is less precise. This isn’t a problem with sheer application or lighter colors, but with some of the more dark or bold colors in the line, it would be.

As for the color, naked perfectly describes it, for me at least. I think this color is relatively universal, but that doesn’t mean it comes off looking like a nude color for everyone. Of course, everyone’s natural lip color is different so it isn’t really possible to have a universal no-lip-color lip color. When paired with the other products in the Naked line, this color is a great complement to both natural no-makeup looks and more bold, neutral-yet-dramatic looks.

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I love these pencils. Naked is a gorgeous neutral shade. They provide a comfortable, moisturizing feel and a versatile- buildable amount of color. They’re also glossy, making them a great all-in-one lip product. At $19 each, they’re a little pricey, and there are certainly lower-cost alternatives in the drugstore, but if you’re willing to splurge, they’re a great buy.

Have you tried any of the Super-Saturated jumbo pencils? Do you like the Naked color? Let me know in the comments below!

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