Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Nudey Tuesday: Urban Decay Pocket Rocket Lip Gloss in "Kirk" (Review & Swatches)

Repurchase: Yes
Price: $19
Product: 8/10
Packaging: 10/10
Value: 6.5/10
Overall Grade: B
Urban Decay's Pocket Rocket lip glosses (0.27oz) were released last year. I remember there being a lot of hype surrounding them because of their unique packaging –I've never seen nakey boys on any other beauty product before!
The Packaging: These Pocket Rocket glosses immediately stand out from other glosses because of their shape and cheeky look. The tube is flat and wide (so that it’s not too bulky while in your pocket.) The cap is white with a picture of a scrumptious looking boy on the front and back. When you tilt the tube back and forth –your new boy toy goes from being fully clothed to half naked and only in his undies. The front side shows his front side and the back shows his backside.
The gloss also contains a brush applicator which helps to apply the gloss evenly. The gloss is also supposed to attract a mate (or a few!) –you rub the back of the tube to release pheromones in the air. Pheromones are "chemical signals that are undetectable by smell, but enhance mood and sexual attraction."
The Product: I really do like this gloss as it takes care of the simpler needs I need in a gloss. The best qualities about Pocket Rockets are that they're moisurizing (I don't get moisturizing benefits though –the gloss feels great on but doesn't moisturize my lips in the longrun), non-sticky, give a shiny, glossy finish, and goes on evenly without much effort. They're moderately long lasting (about 4 hours.) I like this gloss and it gives a natural finish since it's on the sheer side but it does look amazing on top of nude lipsticks (I like wearing MAC Myth underneath.)
There is something I hate about the gloss though –the smell and taste. It's supposedly supposed to smell like crème-brulee but to me, it smells like moldy, rotten, sugary maple syrup. It's pretty nauseating and gives me a headache (I'm overly sensitive to many scents.) The first time I wore it, I couldn't stand the it and took it off but now I've gotten used to it. After applying, the smell goes away in about 5 minutes –just hold your nose! I can put up with the smell since I do really like everything else about the gloss.
Another thing that sort of bothers me is that the gloss sinks into the lip lines. It still looks smooth and moisturizing –I just really don't like that it accentuates every line in my lips (plenty of glosses do this though.. Ahem, I'm looking at you MAC.)
The Color: Sheer medium tan nude with a hint of pink. No shimmer.

Above (no flash): Urban Decay Pocket Rocket lip gloss in "Kirk"
Above (with flash): Urban Decay Pocket Rocket lip gloss in "Kirk"
Lip Swatches..
Above (no flash): Urban Decay Pocket Rocket lip gloss in "Kirk" (This picture most resembles the actual color)
Above (no flash): Urban Decay Pocket Rocket lip gloss in "Kirk" (See the lip lines?)
Above (with flash): Urban Decay Pocket Rocket lip gloss in "Kirk"

Overall: I would've given this gloss a B+ if it weren't for the smell –I really don't like it but I know some do. The gloss is overall really good since it contains the basic qualities that I think a gloss should have. I think it's a bit overpriced though at $19 but that's what you pay for good gloss and unique packaging. =)


  1. Thanks for this review! The gloss looks so pretty on your lips but it's too bad about the smell. I hate sickly sweet scents too! Btw I just started following your blog and I loove the way you do your reviews! So thorough & helpful : )

  2. Aww thanks. Sometimes I think they're TOO LONG and thorough and I get worried.. so I definitely appreciate the feedback! =)

    Oh yea.. the smell is absolutely horrid but it goes away if you can stick it out. I hate those gross fake sweet scents -why do they make them anyways??

  3. omg they have men on the gloss covers?! that's so strange!! it'd be funny if the scent is suppose to smell like them.. ha! And I agree Miley Cyrus is a bad role model, she says she doesnt' want to be one but thats not her choice! she decided to be in the industry and that just comes with the package that she has to deal with!

  4. OOOOhh that would be so funny but I wouldn't want my lips smelling like a MAN!!

    That's really true. Sometimes even if you don't want to be a role model but you're in the spotlight, you just are. That goes for actors, singers, athletes, etc.. It's just that HER "image" is directed at young girls. I have a little sister and many younger cousins who look up to celebs like her and it's not a good thing to aspire to be trashy!