When Gus and I were at Ulta the other day (no, he wasn't there willingly), I was checking out the Urban Decay products, and saw the Super-Saturated Lip Colors. Such pretty colors!! The color I bought is called "Lovechild" - soooo pretty!!
I was a little leery of them because they're jumbo pencils. I like pencil liners, but my past experiences with pencil lip products (other than liners) haven't been that great. Call me Goldilocks. One was too soft (it squished when I used it), one was too hard (I had to press too hard get any color) - but this UD one was just right!
It's so easy to apply! It's creamy, but it keeps it's shape. It glides on like the creamiest lipstick, but you can be very precise with the application because of the "point". The color is gorgeous - if you go over your lips once, it has a hint of sheerness; but if you go over your lips 2-3 times (I know that sounds like a lot, but it's not - trust me!), you can build the color to a nice opacity.
It is a little stickier than I like my lip products - but it's not nearly as sticky as MAC. I think my biggest complaint is that I had to reapply a little more often than I feel I should have to for a $19 product. I expect to have to frequently reapply a $6 product, but a $19+ product should last more than a couple of hours. The fact that it's easy to tuck into a pocket or bag makes the reapplication easier to handle - and the cap fits tightly enough that I haven't had any issues with it coming off in my bag.
"Lovechild" is a bright pink with enough warmth that I wouldn't consider it a blue-pink. It's a beautiful color! They describe it as "flushed natural pink".
There are 5 other shades, but they were all way too bright for me:
Adrenaline - bright fuchsia w/ sparkle
Big Bang - bright pink w/ sparkle
Crush - hot pink
F-Bomb - bright red cream
Punch Drunk - bright orange cream
I'm happy with my purchase, but I'm undecided as to whether or not I'll repurchase. If it was priced at around $12, I would definitely buy it again - but the price tag will probably send me looking for something I like just a little better. (Note: I did use my 20% off coupon, so I only paid $15.20.)
I'd like to try the NARS Velvet Gloss pencils - has anyone used those?
(Disclaimer: I am in no way associated with Ulta or Urban Decay. I purchased this product myself and my review was unsolicited. I received no compensation of any kind for using or reviewing this product. And as always, my opinions are strictly my own.)