I am a huge fan of Urban Decay eye shadows. Huge. I love how pigmented they are, their texture, smoothness, how creamy they are and how well they stay on. Plus, they have little to no fallout. I was very excited to try out the new Vice 3 Eyeshadow Palette that came out for the holiday season. This palette, filled with 20 new eye shadows and one eye shadow brush, is a continuation of the series that Urban Decay has come out with for the past three years. This palette comes in a zip up fabric bag.
The eye shadows in the palette come in various textures: satin, shimmers, metallics, mattes, micro-glitters and iridescent pearls. The colors are as follows: Truth (pale pink-nude matte), Dragon (bright metallic green shimmer), Vanity (smoky metallic eggplant/multidimensional micro-glitter), Alien (pink-peach/golden shift), Last Sin (champagne shimmer/silver micro-glitter), Undone (pink-beige/matte-satin/tonal pearl), Freeze (metallic medium blue/multidimensional micro-glitter), Lucky (metallic bronze), Alchemy (deep fuchsia satin), Angel (light taupe/silver micro-glitter), Downfall (warm light brown matte), Heroine (deep navy blue/tonal pearl), Reign (rich brown satin), Bondage (deep, smoky burgundy/shimmer), Defy (smoky taupe satin), DTF (taupe matte/pearl), Brokedown (metallic golden brown shimmer/gold micro-glitter), Bobby Dazzle (metallic white/pale gold micro-glitter), Sonic (metallic red-copper) and Revolver (soft black satin/iridescent pearl). My favorite eyeshadow happens to be Sonic, as it is very creamy, has a gorgeous shift and looks amazing on the eye. The next favorite is Alien, for the same reason. Also, both look good with my blue-green eyes.
(left: fabric case middle: palette closed and right: palette open with view of eye shadows)
I am not as happy with this palette as I had hoped I would be. The metallic and shimmer eye shadows are very nice. They go on creamy and smoothly, with little to no fallout. The matte and satin eye shadows have a lot of fallout and some chalkiness. As you can see with the swatches below, the matte shades are also not as pigmented as the shimmery shades.
(left: swatches of first two rows right: swatches of second two rows)