The perfect counterbalance to the coveted Urban Decay Naked Palettes, Vice 2 offers an exclusive mix of bright and neutral hues in various textures. Proving to be as popular as its predecessor, this palette allows you to channel your inner artist. All 20 shadows have a velvety texture, rich colour, serious staying power and optimum blendability that makes the cost of £42.00 excellent value for money.
With its deluxe slim case, a pretty but edgy orchid print and gunmetal jewelled Urban Decay icon, you have the feeling of opulence before you even open the case. With the touch of a button, the slow opening lid adds to the decadent feel of the case to unveil all of those gorgeous shadows, along with an oversized mirror and a double-ended, cruelty-free shadow/crease brush for optimal application.
The Palette Contains:
- Smokeout 0.8g – Dark taupe-y black satin.
- Lovesick 0.8g – Black matte with iridescent micro glitter.
- Shell Shock 0.8g – Bright metallic silver.
- Coax 0.8g – Medium metallic pink with golden iridescent micro sparkle.
- X-Rated 0.8g – Baby pink satin.
- Prank 0.8g – Deep navy matte with turquoise pearlescent.
- Madness 0.8g – Metallic teal blue with blue micro glitter.
- Strike 0.8g – Antique gold shimmer with silver micro glitter.
- Stash 0.8g – Deep olive green shimmer with iridescent micro sparkle.
- Poison 0.8g – Charcoal satin with iridescent micro sparkle.
- Radar 0.8g – Metallic brown shimmer with iridescent micro sparkle.
- Damaged 0.8g – Bright metallic emerald shimmer.
- Voodoo 0.8g – Metallic purple shimmer with iridescent glitter.
- Betrayal 0.8g – Bright purple satin with blue shift.
- Derailed 0.8g – A dark grey metallic shimmer.
- Dope 0.8g – Warm champagne satin.
- Toxic 0.8g – Metallic copper pink shimmer with tonal micro glitter.
- Habit 0.8g – Light nude matte.
- Ambush 0.8g – Metallic brown satin.
- Rewind 0.8g – Medium brown matte.
- Good Karma Shadow & Crease Brush – The ideal tool for perfect shadow application.
For me, there are a few misses with regards to colour finish (after application) as I felt that some shades had dry or powdery textures. Shades Smokeout, Lovesick, X-Rated, Prank and Rewind appeared dry, powdery and not as pigmented or as easy to blend as others in the palette. However, my favourite shades Shellshock, Coax, Madness, Strike, Radar, Voodoo, Betrayal, Dope, Toxic and Ambush were easy to work with, nicely pigmented and had great texture.
Despite the misses, I highly recommend this palette for any makeup lover or makeup artist as you can create countless looks. Please note that the palette contains mostly shimmery/glittery colours and only a couple of matte, therefore it may not be to everyone’s taste.