Today I will be reviewing the Limited edition Vice 2 Palette from Urban Decay.
Urban Decay says:
A luxe, sophisticated, limited-edition palette loaded with 20 eye shadow shades. For fans that missed out the first time (and beauty junkies craving their next fix, Urban Decay has launched this palette packed with unbelievably gorgeous eye shadow shades. Experiment with insanely cool brights, not-your-average neutrals, and sexy hits of smoke, all in Urban Decay’s decadent, revamped formula.
How it fared:
I think I have already mentioned this somewhere. But I am loving Urban Decay’s new packaging. I am so happy that they have stopped doing the thick cardboard ones. The packaging of Vice 2 palette is gorgeous. With the Purple design, the diamond like UD logo embellishment and the sturdy plastic case, I have nothing to complain about. The big mirror within the palette is super cool and can actually be used unlike the usual ones that comes with the palettes.
20 shades ! Yes, it contains 20 gorgeous shades of eye shadows from brights to nuetrals to jewel toned ones.
Smokeout is a dark taupey-black in satin finish. The quality of the shadow was really good with nice color payoff and good texture.
Lovesick is a black matte eye shadow with iridescent micro-glitter. The texture was slightly dry and the micro glitters did not blend well. The end result was slightly uneven application. It performed better over a nude matte eye shadow.
Shellshock is a bright metallic silver shade. The texture was smooth and buttery with excellent color payoff. A little goes a long way in this case. It blends really well and goes on even.
Coax is a medium metallic pink with golden iridescent micro-sparkle. It is a gorgeous pink shade with excellent color payoff. The texture was smooth and application was even. It blends well.
X-Rated is a baby pink satin shade. The pink shade in satin finish is slightly cool toned and applies smooth and even. The color payoff was excellent.
Prank is a deep navy matte with turquoise floating pearl. The pearl though completely blends out. The texture was okay though the shade is not very true to the pan once blended out. It is very much buildable over a matte base.
Madness is a bright metallic blue shimmer with blue micro-glitter. The texture was really nice with good color payoff. It blends well and applies even.
Strike is an antique gold shimmer with silver micro-glitter. The shade is lovely. The texture was good with excellent color payoff yielding smooth application. It blends well. The shimmer though doesn’t translate so much on to the lids.
Stash is a deep olive green shimmer with iridescent micro-sparkle. Though I love the shade, the texture was just so so. It was dry and did not apply evenly.
Poison is a charcoal satin with iridescent micro-sparkle. The texture was slightly dry and it did not apply with the same intensity on to the lids. The shade applied less even and sheer.
Radar is a metallic brown shimmer with iridescent micro-glitter. The shade had excellent color payoff, blended well and the texture was really smooth.
Damaged is a bright metallic emerald shimmer. The texture was smooth with good color payoff. The shade blends well. The final finish was more frosted than metallic.
Voodoo is a metallic purple shimmer with iridescent purple micro-glitter. Though the shade looks gorgeous in the pan, it did not apply as intensely on to the lids. The texture was slightly dry and powdery.
Betrayal is a bright purple satin with blue shift. Again the color payoff was just so so. It went on much sheerer than it looked.
Derailed is a medium metallic taupey-brown shimmer. The texture was smooth and buttery. The color payoff was really good. It blends well and applies smoothly. The final finish rendered is forsted/metallic.
Dope is a warm champagne satin. The texture was smooth and buttery with excellent color payoff. It blends well and applies evenly.
Toxic is a metallic copper-pink shimmer with tonal micro-glitter. The texture was incredibly smooth and buttery. The color payoff was excellent. The shade blends well and applies evenly.
Habit is a light nude matte shade. The texture was again smooth and buttery. It is true to the color in the pan. The shade applies smooth and even.
Ambush is a metallic brown satin shade. I love this shade. The texture was really smooth with excellent color payoff. The shade blends well and applies even.
Rewind is a medium brown matte. The texture and color payoff was excellent. The shade blends well and applies even.
Overall verdict: I would prefer if the palette had few more matte shades and transition shades in it. But the overall quality is really good and it is one of the must have palettes this holiday season.