Yes, the holiday season is already upon us. Urban Decay has released their holiday offerings. And boy the release is amazing! This year they came out with the Vice 4 Eye Shadow Palette, Waterline Eye Pencil and a new shade of Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder for Face and Body. In the Vice 4 Eye Shadow Palette are 20 never before seen eye shadows in a beautiful case that comes with a double ended eye shadow brush (for shadow on one end and the crease on the other). It all comes in a cute bag (that can be used to carry makeup for travelling). The case is inspired by the shade Oil Slick, black with rainbow holographic shimmer.
This is well worth the $60.00 price tag. The eye shadows all have the Pigment Infusion SystemTM, so they are all very pigmented. These eye shadows are all creamy, long-wearing and have little to no fallout. They are all just about perfection and all that you could want them to be. The colors themselves are nice too, all colors that are beautiful shimmers, creamy mattes and lovely satins. These are colors that are similar to what Urban Decay already offers but are different enough that they warrant space in the palette. Believe me, these are not just any ol’ eye shadows thrown in there. These are very nice shadows.
The eye shadows are as follows: Bones (oyster satin with pearl), Grip (taupe matte with iridescent micro-glitter), Deadbeat (black satin with micro-glitter), Beat Down (deep metallic violet with blue micro-glitter), Pandemonium, Framed (light neutral matte-satin), Fast-ball (metallic peachy pink with micro-glitter), 1985 (metallic fuchsia with fuchsia micro-glitter), Underhand (burgundy-brown satin), Harlot (metallic lavender), Discreet (soft dusty mauve matte), Grasshopper (metallic emerald w/green micro-glitter), C-Note (frosted green with micro-glitter), Arctic (bright teal with tonal sparkle), Robbery (deep metallic brown-gunmetal), Bitter (reddish brown matte), Flame (bright orange with gold micro-glitter), Low (brown matte with iridescent micro-glitter), Crowbar (black with golden metallic pearl/micro-glitter), Delete (deep chestnut brown matte-satin).
I did a couple of looks with this palette. Well, more than a couple. I did five looks. I am very happy with the palette. I will admit this right now. I do think that it is one of their best efforts. The shadows are nice, the color selection is also very good and I am happy that I picked up the palette. It is definitely something I will continue to use a lot.
(above, this look is Underhand in the crease, Deadbeat below for depth and on the outer 1/3 of the upper lid then used on to line the lower lid, 1985 on the upper lid and Fast-Ball under the brow; 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Pencil in Black Velvet on upper and lower lids to line; Younique 3D Moonstruck Fiber Lashes Mascara; NARS Sex Fantasy Blush on cheeks and LORAC Alter Ego Lipstick in Nymph on lips)
(above: Bitter in crease, Delete below to add depth then on outer 1/3 of upper lid and on lower lid to line, Harlot on upper lid and Framed under brow; MUFE Aqua Liner 8 on upper lid; Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara; NARS Final Cut Blush and Illamasqua Fable Lipstick)
(above: Grip in the crease, Deadbeat below to add depth and also on the outer 1/3 of the upper lid then also on the lower lid, Grasshopper on the upper lid and Bones under the brow; L’Oreal Voluminous Superstar Liquid Eyeliner on upper lid and Voluminous Superstar Mascara on lashes; NARS Love Blush on cheeks and Audacious Lipstick in Raquel on lips)
(above: Bitter in crease, Delete below to add depth and on outer 1/3 of upper lid then also used on lower lid to line, Flame on upper lid and Framed under brow; L’Oreal Voluminous Superstar Eyeliner and Voluminous Superstar Mascara on lashes; MAC Cosmetics Blush in I’m The One on cheeks and NYX Cosmetics High Voltage Lipstick in Mirage on lips)
(above: Pandemonium in crease, Beat Down below to add depth then also on the outer 1/3 of the upper lid and lining the lower lid; 1985 on the upper lid, Harlot under the brow; L’Oreal Voluminous Superstar Liquid Eyeliner on upper lid and Voluminous Superstar Mascara on lashes; NARS Unlawful Blush on cheeks and Illamasqua Melt Lipstick on lips)
My only complaint is that it is lacking in really good highlighting colors. I do think that the a couple of the lighter, highlighting colors are not as light as they could have been. I like my highlighting colors to be very light and shimmery, so that they either bring forward my upper lid more or really highlight under the brow. With as many colors as there are here I do think they missed out on a couple of good highlighting colors. Otherwise, this palette is extremely successful and I do recommend it.
Urban Decay Vice 4 Eye Shadow Palette retails for $60.00 and is available from www.urbandecay.com, www.sephora.com, www.ulta.com, www.macys.com, SEPHORA stores, Ulta stores and select Macy’s stores. Like Urban Decay on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/urbandecaycosmetics; Follow Urban Decay on Twitter: @urbandecay; Follow Urban Decay on Tumblr: http://urbandecay.tumblr.com/; Follow Urban Decay on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/urbandecay/; Follow Urban Decay on Instagram: https://instagram.com/urbandecaycosmetics/; Follow Urban Decay on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+urbandecay/posts and Subscribe to Urban Decay on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/UrbanDecayYT.
Until Next Time~
I Am THE Makeup Junkie