Monday, November 17, 2014

Urban Decay Vice 3 Eyeshadow Palette: Review and Swatches

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Urban Decay Vice3 Eyeshadow Palette: Review and Swatches
Hey guys, happy Monday, I hope you all had a lovely weekend! Today I am reviewing the Vice 3 Eyeshadow Palette ($70 CAD). The third edition of the hot-selling holiday palette series, this new Urban Decay palette features 20 brand new velvety and rich shadows. To see some swatches and review of each shade, click.......
Urban Decay Vice3 Eyeshadow Palette: Review and Swatches
Packaging:
The Vice 3 palette is different from the previous two vice palettes (check out my review of Vice 2 here) in many ways. This new palette has a much sleeker design; this one is noticeably thinner than the previous palettes. Additional, both Vice 1 and Vice 2 had "UD" crystal letters embedded in the front while this one has the word "vice" embedded in instead.
The front of the palette is coated in a layer of reflective silver paint. The design is very cool and eye-catching but the paint scratches off quite easily, revealing the plain translucent plastic underneath. The palette is equipment with a large mirror and a magnetic closure, as compared to the click closure from previous years'.
Urban Decay Vice3 Eyeshadow Palette: Review and Swatches
Urban Decay Vice 3 Eyeshadow Palette
Included this year with the palette is a double ended shadow brush with a shader brush on one end and a blending brush on the other. The palette also comes with a cloth makeup bag that can either be used to store the palette or hold other makeup items.
Urban Decay Vice3 Eyeshadow Palette: Review and Swatches
Urban Decay Vice 3 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Vice3 Eyeshadow Palette: Review and Swatches
Double-ended shadow brush.
Formulation & Pigmentation:
The color selection of this palette is quite beautiful. There are a several gorgeous intense metallics that are quite eye-catching. There are also four very special mattes with very subtle sparkles; the formulation for all of them are buttery soft and creamy. There is no real duds in the bunch so that's definitely a plus.
Urban Decay Vice3 Eyeshadow Palette: Review and Swatches
Shade Name:
 Truth
 Dragon
 Vanity
 Alien
 Last Sin
Shade Description:
Pale pink nude subtle pink sparkles
Bright green
Purple with silver sparkles
 Light pink with golden shimmers
Pink champagne
Finish:
Matte with sparkles
Metallic
Metallic with sparkles
 Shimmer
Shimmer with sparkles
Pigmentation:
Good
Excellent
Good
 Good
Good
Texture:
Good
Excellent
Good
 Excellent
Excellent
Urban Decay Vice3 Eyeshadow Palette: Review and Swatches
Shade Name:
 Undone
 Freeze
 Lucky
 Alchemy
 Angel
Shade Description:
Pink beige with silver sparkles
Blue with dark blue and silver sparkles
Orange bronze
 Light wine
Taupe champagne
Finish:
Matte with sparkles
Metallic
Metallic 
 Satin
Shimmer with sparkles
Pigmentation:
Good
Excellent
Excellent
 Excellent
Excellent
Texture:
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
 Excellent
Excellent
Urban Decay Vice3 Eyeshadow Palette: Review and Swatches
Shade Name:
 Downfall
 Heroine
 Reign
 Bondage
 Defy
Shade Description:
Taupe beige with silver sparkles
Denim blue with blue and silver sparkles
Taupe brown
Dark burgundy
Taupe grey with silver sparkles
Finish:
Matte with sparkles
Matte with sparkles
Metallic 
 Shimmer
Satin with sparkles
Pigmentation:
Good
Excellent
Excellent
 Excellent
Excellent
Texture:
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
 Excellent
Excellent
Urban Decay Vice3 Eyeshadow Palette: Review and Swatches
Shade Name:
 DTF
 Brokedown
Bobby Dazzle
 Sonic
 Revolver
Shade Description:
Taupe with subtle golden sparkles
Mossy gold
White shimmer with pale gold sparkles
Reddish orange copper
Blue black with silver sparkles
Finish:
Matte
Metallic
Shimmer 
 Satin
Shimmer with sparkles
Pigmentation:
Good
Excellent
Satisfactory
 Excellent
Excellent
Texture:
Good
Excellent
Good
 Excellent
Excellent

Overall:
What an amazing palette! I'd say 95% of the 20 shades are simply spectacular- perfectly buttery and pigmented. I also really love the new packaging; however, I do wish the front reflective paint wasn't so easy to scratch off, mine already has a piece chipped off in the front.

Availability:
Urban Decay is available online and in stores at Sephora.
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