Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette Review, Swatches



urban decay, vice 2, review, swatches

Vice 2

I am a bit of an Urban Decay addict. I tried telling myself I didn’t need this palette, but I am a weak woman and purchased it anyway. The more I looked at it the more I felt that the colors in it are perfect for me. Add to that my love of their eyeshadow formula and this jumped into my e-cart.

This palette contains 20 new shades exclusive to this palette. It is a pretty even mix of neutrals and colors. There are three matte shades (Habit, X-Rated, Rewind), sixteen shimmer shades (Smokeout, Shellshock, Coax, Prank, Madness, Strike, Poison, Damaged, Voodoo, Betrayal, Derailed, Dope, Toxic, Ambush, Stash, Radar), and only one glitter shade (Lovesick). Almost all of the shades have a smooth formula. The only exception is Toxic, which I felt was a bit patchy. Even the mattes have a nice, smooth texture. Urban Decay needs to make an all matte palette next. Could you imagine the frenzy?

Pigmentation was good on all of them, and the glitter in Lovesick stuck to the skin well instead of blending away. Despite being a palette of mostly deep colors, you could do an entire eye look with just this palette. It also comes with a large mirror and a double ended brush. The brush is actually pretty useful. One side is a dome shaped blender, and the other side if a fluffy shader. It works for applying color and a bit for blending.

There are a few standout shades that I really love. Madness, Damaged (the perfect green!), Stash, Derailed (taupe lovers take note!), Radar, and Shellshock (a really intense silver). I am honestly glad I gave in to this, because this is a really versatile set. It has a lot of colors in it, but they aren’t so bold as to scare away people new to breaking out of the neutral zone.

Urban Decay Vice 2 is limited edition and retails for $59. It can be purchased wherever Urban Decay cosmetics are sold.

urban decay, vice 2, review, swatches

urban decay, vice 2, review, swatches


urban decay, vice 2, review, swatches

urban decay, vice 2, review, swatches

Natural Light
Smokeout, Lovesick, Shellshock, Coax, X-rated

urban decay, vice 2, review, swatches

Natural Light
Prank, Madness, Strike, Stash, Poison

urban decay, vice 2, review, swatches

Natural Light
Radar, Damaged, Voodoo, Betrayal, Derailed

urban decay, vice 2, review, swatches

Natural Light
Dope, Toxic, Habit, Ambush, Rewind

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Written by Leticia

Beauty Blogger just outside of the Seattle area. Makeup enthusiast, Star Trek nerd.


  1. Kristina Vieweg · December 3, 2013

    I love Toxic, Shellshock and Betrayal…actually who am i kidding I love them all!
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  2. Laura MyNewestAddiction · December 3, 2013

    Absolutely gorgeous! I am serious! Those swatches make me drool! I haven’t gotten any of the Book of Shadows or Vice palettes… I definitely need to branch out
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  3. Anne C · December 3, 2013

    Gorgeous! I can stare at those photos all day. I’m loving Radar and Damaged. ;)

  4. Allison · December 3, 2013

    You did need this. You have all those smokey eyes to do, and it’s almost a new year! The shades are gorgeous. I am holding out for the UD all-matte palette that you suggested!
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  5. Kim of A Very Sweet Blog · December 3, 2013

    That was an awesome purchase! They give you an array of beautiful colors. So vivid!
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  6. Renu · December 3, 2013

    Amazing shades! And how good are those UD brushes they give out with palettes? The other brands ought to learn a thing or two and dump those crummy sponge-tip applicators.
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  7. Kath TheFabZilla · December 3, 2013

    I love this as well. Makeup is my kryptonite…. so you’re not alone in the weakness department, haha!
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  8. MarciaF (beauty info zone) · December 4, 2013

    I bought it but haven’t had time to do pictures let alone use it. It’s such a beautiful palette. The colors stand out against your skin.
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    • Leticia · December 5, 2013

      Thanks! Yeah, I was happy the colors worked well for me. I actually had mine for quite awhile before reviewing, so I feel you on that.

  9. Lisa T · December 6, 2013

    Swatches look amazing! I still need to try mine since I haven’t touched it yet, but heck, I barely even used Vice 1 from last year!
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