Urban Decay Backtalk Vice Lipstick ($18) is a creamy, medium-toned pinky mauve with a satin finish. It’s fairly neutral in undertone. Once applied, it appears more cool-toned (the purple comes out), but not overly so.
I wouldn’t describe it as a bold color, nor would I describe it as a natural/nude. It’s somewhere in between for me. It’s not a shade I’d grab when wearing minimal makeup (it doesn’t make the “daily-wear” cut), but I’d definitely wear it when I’m rocking some eyeshadow. I think it’s a shade that can pair well with just about every eyeshadow color.
Urban Decay has many different finishes in their Vice lipstick formula that range from sheer and shiny to metallic to matte. Backtalk is a “comfort matte”, which to me, sounds like it’s a comfortable-wearing matte lipstick. When I think of matte, the first word that comes to mind is “dry”, and our lips are already an area that are prone to dryness, so matte lipsticks aren’t always the most comfortable formula to wear. The comfort matte is very creamy with a semi-matte/satin finish. There is a hint of shine, so if you’re looking for a shade with zero shine, take a look at Urban Decay’s “mega matte” formula.
In terms of Backtalk specifically, the formula is really nice. I think the comfort matte’s are my favorite formula in Urban Decay Lipsticks. It’s creamy and doesn’t drag or tug on the lips during application. The color payoff is opaque, and it feels good on the lips. My lips feel soft and velvety, and the product feels lightweight. I don’t find it to be drying. The lasting power is pretty average for a lipstick – Around 4+ hours or so.
Here is Backtalk swatched on my skin in a couple of different lighting situations. You can definitely see that my skin picks up more of the purple tones.
On my lips, Backtalk applied pretty true to color of what you see in the tube. Depending on your skin coloring, it may pull more neutral or cool on you. For reference, I have warm (yellow undertones), light-medium skin (MAC NC30-37 coloring).
What do you think? What is your favorite Urban Decay Vice Lipstick? I’d love to read your feedback in the comment section.
Disclaimer: I partnered with Urban Decay for this post! The product mentioned in this post was sent complimentary to Miss Natty’s Beauty Diary. My reviews are unbiased and honest, and all opinions are my own.