Exciting news, you guys! Full-size Urban Decay Nail Polish is back! Those of us who have been hoarding our old bottles for years (I cherish my bottle of Cult), Urban Decay listened to the clamoring of nail fanatics worldwide and brought their nail lacquer back in a whole new way. Each season, Urban Decay will release two limited edition, on-trend shades in super sleek packaging.
They’ve thought of every detail, from the skull on the cap, complete with roses for eyes, down to a new 400-strand brush and improved formula. For Fall 2013 they introduce Addiction and Vice, an intense plum and sparkling metallic.
Formula & Application: Urban Decay nail polish is 5-Free (Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor). The weighty, round glass bottles are topped with a chrome cap with the brand name embossed on the side and a raised skull on top.
The brush is round, thick and dense with firm bristles. Though due to number of bristles, it picks up a lot of polish and does fan out some on the nail. I found the brush to be easy to control, making precise, even polish placement a breeze.
The formula itself is nice and thin, though I wouldn’t describe it as watery or squishy. It’s packed with a lot of pigment, that builds up quickly. Due to the amount of glitter and flakes floating in Addiction, the base is a bit thinner so I needed three coats while Vice packs quite a punch in just two coats.
Urban Decay Addiction is a smooth, metallic foil glitter. It’s a green-tinged pewter with silver and gold flecks that could easily pass for Chanel Graphite. Graphite packs a bit more sparkle in its base but you’d have to see them side by side to know the difference and even then, it’s tough. I don’t own Revlon Carbonite to compare, though I hear its similar to Graphite.
Urban Decay Vice is a luxe, warm plum with purple and blue micro-shimmer. The color looks to have a bronze reflect in the bottle but it really just adds to the overall warmth of the shade. My thoughts immediately went to Illamasqua Baptiste but it’s WAY too blue in comparison, though they have similar shimmer. China Glaze Let’s Groove is close relative but, again, it’s too cool.
Bottom Line: If you’re a slave to packaging, like I am, it will be hard to resist picking these up. The colors are rich and gorgeous with a quality formula and excellent brush for application. If you missed out on Carbonite or Graphite was out of your price range, Addiction will make a great addition to your nail wardrobe. While I don’t own an exact dupe for Vice, it’s beautiful but not entirely unique.
Are you excited to see UD nail polish make a comeback? Do you plan to pick up either of these shades? What do you think of the bottles? Who still has some old school UD polish in their stash?