Love for Lipstick: Urban Decay 1993


Hi guys! It’s been awhile since I last posted a Love for Lipstick post but I’ve got another lipstick to give you a full review of. Today we will be talking about the Urban Decay Vice Comfort Matte Formula. Specifically, we’ll be talking about Urban Decay 1993. If you’re unfamiliar with my Love for Lipstick series, this is my exploration of different lipsticks from different brands and price points to ultimately compile some comparisons and favourites. My current goal is to get through the formulas from the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick line. I’ve got Comfort Matte and Metallized formulas so I’ll be starting with those and will add more as I buy more of these.

So, as the same suggests, these are very comfortable matte lipsticks. They apply like a cream and dry down to a demi-matte finish (compared to say, a super matte liquid lipstick). I find the formula to be very pigmented and one swipe is enough to get the shade in the tube. I like to blot it with a tissue and then add a second layer just for extra durability though.

Urban Decay 1993 (Comfort Matte) Wear Test


  1. Freshly applied at 8 am (sorry this picture isn’t the greatest, it’s so dark in the mornings now!)
  2. Checking in at 12 pm! This is after eating breakfast, and drinking lots of tea and water throughout the morning.
  3. After eating lunch around 12:30 pm (the sun decided to come out and blind me for this round of photos)
  4. Final check in at 5 pm after an afternoon of more tea and water

I’m pretty impressed by the wear time for this lipstick. It isn’t as durable as say, a liquid lipstick, but it fades nicely and it isn’t so matte that you can’t rub your lips around to redistribute the pigment. It started to wear around the inside of the mouth around picture #3 but with this shade it wasn’t too noticeable unless you are looking for it. I’m not sure how a bolder colour would fare. Honestly though, I don’t really expect a tube lipstick to truly last all day like I do with a liquid lipstick.

Overall, I love this formula! It’s comfortable to wear, it’s pigmented and it has great wear time! Once I make my way through the rest of the Urban Decay Vice lipstick formulas I would definitely grab more of these. And, incase I haven’t mentioned it enough lately, I am in love with Urban Decay 1993. It’s everything I dreamed it to be and more!

What lipstick have you been obsessing over lately? Let me know in the comments down below! If you have missed any of my Love for Lipstick series you can find all of those posts here!



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9 Replies to “Love for Lipstick: Urban Decay 1993”

  1. It looks so lovely! I love Urban Decay products but I’ve never tried a lipstick yet!! 🙂

    1. Lipstick on the Lake says: Reply

      Oh you should check out their lipsticks! I loved their revolution lipsticks (which have been discontinued) and I’m happy to report their new Vice ones are just as amazing!

  2. Yay! I love the idea of a comfortable matte! I like my lip products to have a bit of slip because I’m forever rubbing my lips together – it’s such a habit. I feel like the brown undertone might work for me – it’s not TOO brown, ya know? I don’t have anything like this in my collection. Yes, I’m talking myself into this one… haha. I have a few lipsticks on my current wish list including the Nars Audacious (still) and possibly a spendy one from Chanel or YSL or one of those brands (I need to try one to see if they’re as good as everyone raves about – you know, for science).

    1. Lipstick on the Lake says: Reply

      Ooh yes you definitely need to try at least one of the NARS Audacious lipsticks! I definitely want to try one from Chanel or YSL too, definitely for science. haha!

  3. That wear time really is impressive! Love the shade too. I could really use more Urban Decay lippies in my life 🙂
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    1. Lipstick on the Lake says: Reply

      Yeah I was pretty impressed! And with the shade it isn’t noticeable when it fades. I love Urban Decay lippies!

  4. […] I’ve been really loving this monochromatic makeup trend I’ve been seeing online lately. Though, I feel like anytime I bust out purple eye shadow, the rest of my look ends up majorly leaning purple. What can I say, I love playing with purples! Though I did use an Urban Decay Matte Revolution lipstick for this look, the shade Bittersweet is also available in the Vice line in the comfort matte formula. You can find my review on this formula right here! […]

  5. […] and as the name suggests, comfortable on the lips. You can find a full review I did on that formula here! Some of my favourite shades include: 1993, Native & […]

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