Urban Decay Pocket Rocket Review: Doug & Kirk

by mehak on August 26, 2012

in Grade B+, Lip Products, lipgloss, Reviews

Urban Decay Pocket Rocket Lipgloss Review

Guest post by Sonal 

The Urban Decay Pocket Rocket Lip glosses(I bought a set of 2) were one of my first high-end-ish makeup purchases. (Editors Note: Im sorry but how can you not think about ‘Poockket me rocket hai, Poocket meinn??’. That song just repeats itself in my mind as i see these) I remember buying them because they were on discount, and although the colour did not make me jump with excitement, I thought they were basic colours to!!!! have. It would also give me a chance to try out Urban Decay as a brand. The set included ‘Kirk’- a nude colour, and ‘Doug’– s shimmery pink colour. I had ordered it online, and regretted it immediately on their arrival. They seemed sticky, and the colours were extremely sheer and almost looked like clear gloss.

And then I gave them another chance, and realised what good quality products feel like. Yes, they still are a tad bit  sticky, but that is the reason the last so long. Also, I attribute their extremely moisturising quality to their stickiness. I love to apply these when my lips are super-parched. When I remove them after a few hours, my lips feel much, much better than what they were before. This, I did not expect from a sticky lip gloss.

Urban Decay Pocket Rocket Lipgloss Swatch: Left -Doug, Right-Kirk

The colours are still sheer, but I’ve learnt to make them work. The nude one, when applied over a bright lipstick, tones down the colour. It also works great, like I said, just as a nudish-clear gloss. The shimmery pink one makes any lipstick/tinted lip balm/lip liner pinkier and shimmer-ier(however obvious that sounds!). I love pairing that one with colours that normally wash me out. Also, thanks to the shimmer, it makes any lip colour evening-look-worthy!

The packaging is a bit gimmicky. The lip glosses, I believe, are designed in a way that they can be slipped into your pocket, without it creating a bulge. Hence the name! I haven’t really tried this (since I carry a purse at all times) so can’t really judge, but it is pretty sleek. The caps of the lip glosses have pictures of the ‘boys’ they are named after. You can undress them(thankfully, not fully!) with a flick of your wrist. I also remember there being (rather naughty) details about them on the box that it came in. Fun, I suppose. :P

The lip glosses have brush applicators, and are easy to apply with precision. I also like that I can wipe the some product off on the rim of the tube without it being messy. The tube, the brush and the actual product, all seem to be of excellent quality. The product smells of Creme Brulee/Burnt Sugar, and the smell is quite strong. Funnily, I find the smell of the pink one to be stronger than the nude one! The nude one is tolerable by me, but the pink one is a little too strong. You can’t smell it after 5 minutes of application, though, which is a good thing.

Verdict: B+

Price: Not available in India  but internationally around 19$

Recommendation: Overall, these Urban Decay Pocket Rocket Lipglosses are a  good buy for me. They are long lasting and extremely moisturizing although on the sheer side. Plus it has a half naked man on top of the lipgloss !! Fun! LOL.

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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Magali August 26, 2012 at 10:38 pm

I really like how the nude one looks on you. The packaging does sound gimmicky but fun too, I’m definitely going to look for more pictures of the undressing the men part! Haha.

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mehak August 27, 2012 at 11:32 am

I know thats so super fun. Talk about objectifying men :p

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Sonal August 28, 2012 at 1:17 am

Thanks, Magali! It is kinda embarassing to use/store them when the not-so-young are around though. :P

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Sweet&Bitter August 26, 2012 at 10:47 pm

i can never think of spending 19$ for sheer lipgloss. Thanks for the review dear and getting me started on – pocket mein rocket hae…pocket mein…. :D

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mehak August 27, 2012 at 11:33 am

I know tht song is stuck in my head now

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Sonal August 28, 2012 at 1:17 am

Now that you all mention it, wonder how it didn’t pop up in my head! :P

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Sara August 27, 2012 at 6:51 am

They’re supposed to have pheromones on the tube. So when u rub it on yourself, people of the opposite sex get attracted to you.. Apparently

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mehak August 27, 2012 at 11:32 am

Lol. Hahabreally? Gosh the things these marketeers invent i tell you!

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Sonal August 28, 2012 at 1:19 am

Hahahaha! That is true, it does say that. I should’ve totally taken a picture of that, no?

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IsmiDiva August 27, 2012 at 8:11 am

I love the Kirk color! looks extremely good and I feel this color can be worn to work daily. And yea Mehak, as soon i saw the name “pocket rocket” I thought of Ranbir Kapoor singing the pocket mein rocket song.. haha

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IsmiDiva August 27, 2012 at 9:40 am

Now I’m thinking of buying it after revisiting the post.. ahh hopefully i shall :)

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mehak August 27, 2012 at 11:33 am

Hehe yeah!!! That song is addictive

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Sonal August 28, 2012 at 1:21 am

If you don’t mind the sheerness and the stickiness, go for it!

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shivangi August 27, 2012 at 2:02 pm

luved the packaging!

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Sonal August 28, 2012 at 1:21 am

I know, right?

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Dolon August 27, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Packaging is cute but too sheer :(

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Sonal August 28, 2012 at 1:22 am

Yeah, they are very sheer.

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philamazan August 27, 2012 at 2:13 pm

19$??!!
faints *

im loving the nude one though…

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Sonal August 28, 2012 at 1:22 am

I don’t think I would’ve bought them for full price if they weren’t on a super sale.

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Ansh@VNA August 27, 2012 at 6:04 pm

I hope UD comes to India with Sephora. sigh

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Maitri August 28, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Where did you order these rockets in pockets :)

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Sonal August 29, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Hehe…I ordered them from Debenhams when I was in the UK.

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poulami August 29, 2012 at 11:38 am

My aunt gifted me the pink one from Bangkok…the smell was such unbearable that the next day I threw it in dust bin…

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