today i want to share with you my review along with swatches of the new urban decay vice palette. this palette includes 20 never before seen shades in one large palette. it contains a mix of mattes, satins, shimmers, neutrals, and brights. the range of colors in this palette amazing! this palette comes in a soft touch case. with the push of a button, the lid slowly opens and remains open. it also includes a large mirror and a duel-ended crease and shadow brush.
here's a look at the swatches:
natural light. no flash.
artificial light. with flash.
(TOP LEFT) Desperation (greyish taupe brown matte-satin), Muse (dark reddish brown w/golden and multidimensional shimmer), Jagged (matte black base w/gold metallic), Blitz (bright gold metallic), Penny Lane (bronze metallic w/gold glitter)
(TOP RIGHT) Junkie (dark green-blue w/gold shimmer), Chaos (vibrant royal blue w/very subtle shimmer), Unhinged (electric turquoise blue metallic), Occupy (dark grey-blue metallic), Black Market (dark charcoal black matte-satin)
(BOTTOM LEFT) Provocateur (light greyish pink w/lots of multidimensional glitter), Rapture (dark greyish purple w/multidimensional shimmer), Vice (dark eggplant w/subtle red shimmer), Noise (dark reddish-pink metallic w/big gold glitter), Armor (greyish brown metallic w/silver micro-glitter)
(BOTTOM RIGHT) Nevermind (light taupey-brown shimmer), Echo Beach (light wheat-champagne shimmer), Anonymous (light whitish-pink nude matte), Freebird (light peachy-pink w/silver micro-glitter) and Laced (pinky-taupe matte).
in my professional (HA!) opinion, urban decay is the best eyeshadow out there. this is my 3rd urban decay palette, and after being somewhat let down by the too faced return of sexy palette, i don't think i'll ever stray from UD again. as is standard for UD eyeshadow, these shadows are highly pigmented and very blendable. the packaging is sturdy and i like it much better than that of the naked and naked2 palettes. the palette includes a high quality brush that is great for travel. my favorite part of this palette is the large spectrum of colors. i am trying to expand my eyeshadow horizons and welcome in more bold colors and this palette is perfect for the job. it is the perfect mix of neutrals and brights. it includes both matte and sparkle and the colors are versatile and can be used to create a wide range of looks. the only negative thing i have to say is that even though these shadows are all a new and improved shadow formula, there is still glitter fallout on some of these shades. also, there are no exact duplicates in this palette but a few of the shades do look similar to existing UD eyeshadows.
overall, i am highly satisfied with the quality of this palette. i have said it before and i'll say it again, i am an urban decay customer for life.