Sunday, November 1, 2015

Urban Decay Holiday 2015 Vice 4 Palette: Review and Swatches

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For Holiday 2015, Urban Decay is adding another Vice palette to the collection and as the brand creators put it: "there's no such thing as too much Vice". Housing 20 brand new, never-before-seen colors, Vice 4 ($70 CAD) is inspired by the colors of an oil slick, so you can expect a full range of unique shades. To read my thoughts on the formulation and see some swatches, click........
Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette
Packaging:
This year's Vice palette is inspired by the vintage Urban Decay eyeshadow "oil slick". The palette is sleek and slim and the lid features a beautiful three-dimensional, multi-colored geometric cutout design. Inside the palette are twenty shadows (0.8g each) and a duo-ended shadow brush.
Included with the palette is a nice and cushiony makeup bag, also covered with a gorgeous oil-slick print.
Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette
Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette
Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette
Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette
Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette
Formulation:
The palette features 20 brand new eyeshadow colors, four of which are matte, and the rest either shimmery or metallic. As is customary with Urban Decay, the palette has quite a few pinks and purples (Beat Down, Pandemonium, Harlot, Underhand, 1985, and Fast-Ball). There are also a good number of wearable neutrals such as Bones, Grip, Framed, Discreet, Robbery, Bitter, and Delete but the overall color selection is pretty unique.
Name:
Bones
Framed
Discreet
Bitter
Description:
Oyster grey
Nude Beige
Lavender grey
Brick brown
Finish:
Satin
Matte
Matte
Matte
Texture:
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Pigmentation:
Excellent
Good
Fairly sheer
Fairly sheer
Name:
Grip
Fast-Ball
Grasshopper
Flame
Description:
Taupe grey
Peachy pink
Bright emerald
Golden peach
Finish:
Matte with silver specks
Metallic
Metallic
Metallic with gold sparkles
Texture:
Slightly chalky
Excellent
Excellent
Fallout-prone
Pigmentation:
Sheer
Good
Excellent
Excellent
Name:
Deadbeat
1985
C-Note
Low
Description:
Dark grey black
Hot pink
Mossy teal
Medium taupe brown
Finish:
Satin with iridescent sparkles
Shimmer
Shimmer
Shimmer with silver sparkles
Texture:
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Pigmentation:
Excellent
Good
Excellent
Excellent
Name:
Beat Down
Underhand
Arctic
Crowbar
Description:
Deep violet
Burgundy
Light teal blue
Rusty golden black
Finish:
Shimmer with silver sparkles
Metallic
Shimmer
Metallic with golden sparkles
Texture:
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Fallout-prone
Pigmentation:
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Name:
Pandemonium
Harlot
Robbery
Delete
Description:
Dark plum
Lavender
Greige
Dark brown
Finish:
Shimmer with silver sparkles
Metallic
Shimmer
Matte
Texture:
Fallout-prone
Good
Excellent
Good
Pigmentation:
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Tad sheer

Overall:
Urban Decay pretty much can do no wrong and this year's Vice is yet another hit. The color selection is very unique, although I wish there were a few brighter mattes in the palette. The formulation is great as always, almost all of the shades are incredibly pigmented and rich.

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