Urban Decay Vice Lipstick – Cruel

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Cruel
Following on from my love affair with this lipstick, I decided to try another Metallized shade from Urban Decay. Every time I walk past the counter, I fall in love with a new shade. This time it was Cruel’s turn to be mine.

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Cruel review
In the bullet, Cruel is a deep metallic red, with slight burgundy and brown tones to it. The glitter dream is definitely real with this one! As usual the packaging is perfect, so classy, yet ridiculously hard to photograph! I won’t go on too much about the packaging as you have heard it all before on here, but I still love it. 
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick - Cruel
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Cruel swatch
Like with Big Bang, this shade is super glittery. The photos don’t do it justice at all, it is just jam packed with glittery goodness. Again, this doesn’t feel tacky at all on the lips, but you can’t slightly feel the glitter rubbing against your lips when you are applying it. 
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick - Cruel beauty blog

Before I start, let me just let out a little squeal for the fact that I finally managed to get lilac hair!! After several attempts, my sister in law nailed it for me and I couldn’t love it more. Anyway, back to the lipstick…

Cruel is a bright, metallic red that instantly screams Christmas to me. My year revolves around Christmas though, so I tend to find Christmas in most things ha! This lipstick applies a lot more of a brighter red than it looks in the bullet and loses a lot of the burgundy tones. I don’t mind this, but if you are looking for a bit more of a berry red, I would maybe steer clear of the one.

The lipstick lasts for hours on the lips and fades to a nice glittery, muted red which is still pretty wearable. I really like this colour and I have a feeling it will definitely be my staple item when the festive season begins.



  1. August 27, 2016 / 9:17 am

    I always stay away from reds and dark lip colours but Cruel sounds rather nice and doesn't look too bright for me. I definitely need to at least find the UD counter to swatch it 🙂 xx

    Yasmina | The July Journal

    • October 11, 2016 / 9:20 pm

      Definitely, its such a wearable red 🙂

    • October 11, 2016 / 9:20 pm

      Thank you beautiful! 🙂

  2. September 24, 2016 / 11:37 pm

    Ah I love this shade!! You're right, it is such a Christmas shade! I still need to grab some of these Urban Decay lipsticks they all look amazing xx

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

    • October 11, 2016 / 9:21 pm

      Thank you 🙂 they are definitely worth hunting down!

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