Urban Decay Chaos and Bang Nail Color Review and Swatches

Today I’ve got Urban Decay Bang and Chaos Nail Colors for you. These are from the Summer 2014 Collection. I was pleasantly surprised when I realized that all 6 of the newer Nail Colors by Urban Decay are vegan (Bang, Chaos, Zodiac, Blackheart, Vice and Addiction).

Urban Decay is Leaping Bunny Certified and cruelty free.

Price
$15 each for 9 ml / 0.30 fl oz

Availability
UrbanDecay.com, Sephora.com, Ulta.com (currently at UD, will be available later at Sephora and Ulta)

Chaos Ingredients
Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/ Neopentyl Glycol/ Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Mica, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Acrylates Copolymer, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Silica, Benzophenone-1, rimethylpentanediyl Dibenzoate.
May Contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 15850 (Red 6 Lake)].

Bang Ingredients
Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Adipic Acid/ Neopentyl Glycol/ Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Nitrocellulose, Triphenyl Phosphate, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Mica, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Tosylamide/Epoxy Resin, Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Diacetone Alcohol, Benzophenone-1, Citric Acid, Tin Oxide, Dimethicone.
May Contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 6 Lake)].

Urban Decay Chaos and Bang Nail Color Review and Swatches

Urban Decay Chaos and Bang Nail Color Review and Swatches

Urban Decay Chaos and Bang Nail Color Review and Swatches

Uban Decay Bang Nail Color

Uban Decay Bang Nail Color

You can see what looks like faint pink shimmer in the bottle but it doesn’t translate to the nails

Uban Decay Bang Nail Color Swatch Review

This was taken outdoors in direct sunlight.

Uban Decay Bang Nail Color Swatch Review

Uban Decay Bang Nail Color Swatch Review

Uban Decay Bang Nail Color Swatch Review

Uban Decay Bang Nail Color Swatch Review

This was taken indoors in my studio lighting.

Bang – bright orange with subtle floating iridescent pearl

When I wear Bang, I see the gorgeous bright orange. I have to be like 6 inches from my nails to notice the gold iridescent floating pearl. It’s definitely subtle!

Urban Decay Chaos Nail Color

Urban Decay Chaos Nail Color

Urban Decay Chaos Nail Color Swatches Review

This was taken indoors in my studio lighting.

Urban Decay Chaos Nail Color Swatches Review

Urban Decay Chaos Nail Color Swatches Review

These were taken outdoors in the sunlight.

Chaos – vibrant cobalt blue with floating tonal pearl

Chaos is a rich, blue. The floating tonal pearl is more visible on this one than on Bang.

I really love how  UD has been releasing 2 colors each season. They’re supposed to be LE but I haven’t seen any leave UD’s site yet. I really like both of these shades for summer. I feel like between the two, Bang is more unique than Chaos. I find Chaos more flattering for my skintone than Bang.

The formula was easy for me to apply. I didn’t have any issues with it pooling at my cuticles or dripping. I used 2 coats of each color for my manis. Since these just arrived today, I can’t speak to the wear time but with other Urban Decay nail colors I’ve gotten 4 to 5 days of wear.

With the Urban Decay nail colors you’re getting slightly less product than what I believe the average is for the price. By comparison, butter LONDON is 11 ml / .4 fl. oz for $15, and UD is 9 ml / .3 fl. oz. It’s definitely enough polish to take you through a season, but I felt I should point out the difference.

What do you think of the Urban Decay Summer 2014 Nail Colors? Which do you prefer – Chaos or Bang?

Pros

  • Nice formula
  • Bright colors
  • Cruelty free
  • Vegan

Cons

  • You’re getting slightly less than average amount of product for the price
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