Urban Decay Cosmetics Vice 4Urban Decay's Vice 4 palette consists of 20 amazing shades--all never-before-seen--housed in a hard case that features a large built-in mirror and dual-ended brush. I always find the Vice palettes have some of the most creatively designed exteriors and Vice 4 is no exception--loving the splintered holographic design!
The shades included in Vice 4 offer a mix of mattes, metallics and shimmers and range from neutrals to vibrant pops of color and deep sultry shades. I often found in the past that UD tended not to incorporate many (if any) mattes in a lot of their older palettes (then again, I've been a UD fan since the 90s) so it's nice to see such variety in their newer ones!
While Vice palettes tend to be on the larger side, if you're bringing a larger carry-on or checked bag while traveling over the holidays I'm sure you could find room for it, especially since the Vice 4 comes in a fabulous coordinating bag. I tend not to travel with any of mine, however, because I'd hate for anything to damage my precious Vices--pun intended!
Price - $60 retail
Where to Buy - UrbanDecay.com, Sephora/Sephora.com
Urban Decay Vice 4 Swatches & ReviewIf you're a fan of Urban Decay shadows you'll enjoy the incredible variety you get in the Vice 4. While the shades are never-before-seen hues, they offer Urban Decay's noteworthy buttery formula and pigmented performance for the most part.
|Urban Decay Vice 4 Swatches |
|Urban Decay Vice 4 1985 - metallic med. magenta (smooth texture)|
|Urban Decay Vice 4 Arctic - metallic teal with sparks (buttery texture)|
|Urban Decay Vice 4 Beat Down - deep purple (buttery texture)|
|Urban Decay Vice 4 Bitter - rust (smooth texture and good pigmentation, but slightly dry)|
|Urban Decay Vice 4 Bones - silvery nude (buttery texture)|
|Urban Decay Vice 4 Crowbar - smoked mossy base with multicolor sparks (slightly dry texture)|
|Urban Decay Vice 4 Deadbeat - gunmetal with sparks (dryer base, but pigmented)|
|Urban Decay Vice 4 Delete - slightly cool deep brown (smooth and good pigmentation, but slightly dry texture)|
|Urban Decay Vice 4 Discreet - light taupe (silky texture)|
|Urban Decay Vice 4 Fast-Ball - iridescent pink (smooth, but some fallout)|
|Urban Decay Vice 4 Flame - fiery pink-coral base with copper shimmer (buttery texture, but slightly dry base)|
|Urban Decay Vice 4 Framed - matte warm beige (super buttery texture)|
|Urban Decay Vice 4 Grasshopper - brilliant metallic emerald (buttery texture)|
|Urban Decay Vice 4 Grip - light taupe with silver sparks (buttery texture)|
|Urban Decay Vice 4 Harlot - metallic lilac (buttery texture)|
|Urban Decay Vice 4 Pandemonium - metallic deep gray-purple (buttery texture)|
|Urban Decay Vice 4 Robbery - metallic medium taupe-brown (buttery texture)|
|Urban Decay Vice 4 Underhand - purple-brown (buttery texture)|
|Urban Decay Vice 4 C-Note - smoky metallic green (buttery texture)|
|Urban Decay Vice 4 Low - neutral deep brown with sparks (slightly dry base)|
Final ThoughtsOverall, I think the palette has some really great shades and there's definitely a variety of finishes. As I mentioned above, I'm excited Urban Decay has incorporated more mattes in their larger palettes such as this one as of late. I do wish we'd seen some less common shades such as a true red mixed in, but overall I do like the majority of shades included.
While the palette case itself may not be the most travel-friendly it is gorgeous and if you're like me and prefer not to risk breaking your limited edition palettes by traveling with them that probably won't bother you.
I have received UD Vice palettes in the past as holiday gifts and I personally think they do offer a certain "wow" factor when it comes to makeup addicts. I love that this one comes in its own coordinated bag (so cute) and while I never tend to use the brushes or mirrors included, this one has a very large mirror and dual-ended brush that other makeup lovers may appreciate.
What do you think? Will you be adding Urban Decay's Vice 4 palette to your holiday wishlist this season?
Note: Products in this post were provided by PR/the brand. All opinions are my own.