Last year was the year I really got into eyeshadow and this particular eyeshadow palette is what kick started my obsession with them, the Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette. It has been used non stop over the last couple of months so it only felt right that it was given a bit more love and attention here on the blog.
The Vice 3 Palette is the third edition from the vice eyeshadow palette range, with the fourth having recently been released(do I need?).
Let me tell ya, the packaging is pretty spot on. The palette comes inside a bag, which by the way is super pretty, with the multitude of colours that looks like a beautiful sunset(same goes for the palette too). You could even use it as a makeup bag. The palette is super sleek and colourful with a very bright green 'vice' gracing the front. Upon opening you'll see a very large mirror which is perfect when you're travelling. Along with this is a dual ended brush with a blending and shadow side, which I am very happy about. I'm quite surprised by the quality of it, although I don't use the blending side of it, it's far too sparse for me. The shadow side is perfect for applying eyeshadow through the crease and under the bottom lash line though.
It's a very colourful palette with a range of shimmers, satins, metallics and mattes. You pretty much have every single shade you need here, from basic nudes to pops of blues and pinks. There are 20 eyeshadow shades, most of which are silky and smooth to apply. The pigmentation is as you'd expect from urban decay too, the lightest swipe is intense.
L-R; Truth, Dragon, Vanity, Alien, Last Sin, Undone, Freeze, Lucky, Alchemy, Angel
L-R; Downfall, Heroine, Reign, Bondage, Defy, DTF, Brokedown, Bobby Dazzle, Sonic, Revolver
As scary and intense the brighter shades look in the palette you'd be surprised just how wearable the brighter shades look when on. I particularly enjoy using the shades Lucky, Alchemy, Undone, DTF and Sonic, although my favourite of them all is Bobby Dazzle, it has a very fitting name. I use this particular shade under the brow bone and in the inner corner of the eyes and boy does it make those eyes pop, and my brows more defined. One particular makeup look that I enjoy is Alien as the base shade, Alchemy all over the lid and lower lashline with DTF in the crease, and Bondage in the outer v. Of course we need a bit of Bobby Dazzle in the inner corners and under the brow bone too. It is a pretty intense pink smokey eye, which looks bloody incredible.
The swatches are not of the best quality(blame the british weather) but you'd be surprised just how pigmented they are. Yes, the matte shades have a little bit of fall out and doesn't pick up as much pigment as the shimmers but they're pretty damn good.
It is a bit pricey at £42, but for me, it's definitely worth that. Unfortunately it's not available anywhere as it's Limited Edition.
Have you tried the Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette?