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Urban Decay The Vice Palette Review and Swatches

October 31, 2012

Here’s my way overdue review and swatches of Urban Decay The Vice Palette!

Urban Decay The Vice Palette

Urban Decay The Vice Palette

The Vice Palette packs 20 new colors and a double-ended Good Karma Shadow and Crease Brush in a dark purple soft-touch case topped with a jeweled UD icon. With the push of a button, the lid automatically opens to reveal a large mirror on one side and the shadows and the brush on the other.

The shadows come in both fun, bright colors and your everyday neutrals in different finishes. Each shadow measures roughly 2cm by 2cm and contains 0.03 oz of product, which is a good amount for you to experiment. While not every single one of them applied with the buttery texture Urban Decay is famous for, 99% of the shadows (even the matte ones) have good pigmentation.

Desperation is a greyish taupe with a satin finish. MAC Moth Brown is similar.

Muse is a dark warm reddish brown with golden and multidimensional shimmer. It reminds me of a warm version of Busted from Urban Decay Naked2 Palette and with more sparkles.

Jagged is a metallic black base with a chunky gold and olive glitter. It has the worst pigmentation out of the shadows. The texture is also very gritty with tons of fallout.

Blitz is a metallic cool-toned gold. Urban Decay El Dorado is similar.

Penny Lane is a metallic warm bronze with gold glitter. Similar to Half Baked from both Naked and Naked2, just more orange.

Junkie is a dark teal with gold shimmer.

Chaos is a vibrant royal blue with very subtle shimmer. The color is nothing like anything from the existing but the texture was a tad chalky.

Occupy is a metallic dark grey-blue. It is similar to Gunmetal from Naked but more blue and with more sparkles.

Unhinged is a metallic electric turquoise blue. It is a bit lighter and more blue than Junkie.

Black Market is a satin dark charcoal black and a more intense, blendable version of Blackout from Naked2.

Provocateur is a light greyish pink with lots of multidimensional glitter. The texture is similar to Jagged.

Rapture is a smoky greyish purple with multidimensional shimmer.

Vice is a dark eggplant with subtle red shimmer.

Noise is a metallic dark hot pink with big gold glitter.

Armor is a metallic greyish brown with silver micro-glitter.

Nevermind is a shimmery light taupey-brown.

Echo Beach is a shimmery light wheat-champagne.

Anonymous is a matte light whitish-pink nude. It reminds me of a less yellow version of Foxy from Naked2.

Freebird is a light peachy-pink with silver micro-glitter.

Laced is a matte pinky-taupe.

The Good Karma Shadow and Crease Brush is a full-sized synthetic shadow brush on one end and a synthetic crease brush on the other. Compared to the same brush from Naked2, this was slightly fuller and worked equally as well with the shadows.

Urban Decay The Vice Palette case front

Urban Decay Good Karma Shadow and Crease Brush
Urban Decay Vice Palette swatches Desperation, Muse, Jagged, Blitz and Penny Lane

Left to right: Desperation, Muse, Jagged, Blitz, Penny Lane, Junkie, Chaos, Occupy, Unhinged and Black Market

Urban Decay Vice Palette swatches Provocateur, Rapture, Vice, Noise and Armor

Left to right: Provocateur, Rapture, Vice, Noise, Armor, Nevermind, Echo Beach, Anonymous, Freebird and Laced

FOTD using the Vice Palette

Definitely another winner from Urban Decay for me! What do you guys think?

Urban Decay The Vice Palette is available at and Sephora for $59.

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  • Reply Constanze November 1, 2012 at 12:57 am

    The colours and finishes are pretty beautiful and very versatile! I especially love the neutrals and browns! <3 A really great palette.
    Have a nice day 🙂 –

  • Reply vickyhoang November 7, 2012 at 3:54 am

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this palette so much <3 i just wish that they threw in one of their primers 😉 i can never have enough of those primers haha

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