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.