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Urban Decay Cosmetics Vice 4 Palette Holiday 2015 - Swatches & Review


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Urban Decay Cosmetics Vice 4

Urban 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 & Review

If 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 Holiday 2015 Review

Urban Decay Vice 4 Holiday 2015 Review
Urban Decay Vice 4 Holiday 2015 Review


Urban Decay Vice 4 Holiday 2015 Review

Urban Decay Holiday 2015 Vice 4 Swatches
Urban Decay Vice 4 Swatches

Urban Decay Vice 4 Holiday 2015 1985 Swatch
Urban Decay Vice 4 1985 - metallic med. magenta (smooth texture)
Urban Decay Holiday 2015 Vice 4 Arctic Swatch
Urban Decay Vice 4 Arctic - metallic teal with sparks (buttery texture)
Urban Decay Vice 4 Beat Down Swatch Holiday 2015
Urban Decay Vice 4 Beat Down - deep purple (buttery texture)
Urban Decay Vice 4 Bitter Swatch Holiday 2015
Urban Decay Vice 4 Bitter - rust (smooth texture and good pigmentation, but slightly dry)
Urban Decay Vice 4 Bones Swatch Holiday 2015
Urban Decay Vice 4 Bones - silvery nude (buttery texture)
Urban Decay Vice 4 Crowbar Swatch Holiday 2015
Urban Decay Vice 4 Crowbar - smoked mossy base with multicolor sparks (slightly dry texture)
Urban Decay Vice 4 Deadbeat Swatch Holiday 2015
Urban Decay Vice 4 Deadbeat - gunmetal with sparks (dryer base, but pigmented)
Urban Decay Vice 4 Delete Swatch Holiday 2015
Urban Decay Vice 4 Delete - slightly cool deep brown (smooth and good pigmentation, but slightly dry texture)
Urban Decay Vice 4 Discreet Swatch Holiday 2015
Urban Decay Vice 4 Discreet - light taupe (silky texture)
Urban Decay Vice 4 Fast-Ball Holiday 2015
Urban Decay Vice 4 Fast-Ball - iridescent pink (smooth, but some fallout)
Urban Decay Vice 4 Flame Swatch Holiday 2015
Urban Decay Vice 4 Flame - fiery pink-coral base with copper shimmer (buttery texture, but slightly dry base)
Urban Decay Vice 4 Framed Swatch Holiday 2015
Urban Decay Vice 4 Framed - matte warm beige (super buttery texture)
Urban Decay Vice 4 Grasshopper Swatch Holiday 2015
Urban Decay Vice 4 Grasshopper - brilliant metallic emerald (buttery texture)
Urban Decay Vice 4 Grip Swatch Holiday 2015
Urban Decay Vice 4 Grip - light taupe with silver sparks (buttery texture)
Urban Decay Vice 4 Harlot Swatch Holiday 2015
Urban Decay Vice 4 Harlot - metallic lilac (buttery texture)
Urban Decay Vice 4 Pandemonium Swatch Holiday 2015
Urban Decay Vice 4 Pandemonium - metallic deep gray-purple (buttery texture)
Urban Decay Vice 4 Robbery Swatch Holiday 2015
Urban Decay Vice 4 Robbery - metallic medium taupe-brown (buttery texture)
Urban Decay Vice 4 Underhand Swatch Holiday 2015
Urban Decay Vice 4 Underhand - purple-brown (buttery texture)
Urban Decay Vice 4 C-Note Swatch Holiday 2015
Urban Decay Vice 4 C-Note - smoky metallic green (buttery texture)
Urban Decay Vice 4 Low Swatch Holiday 2015
Urban Decay Vice 4 Low - neutral deep brown with sparks (slightly dry base)


Final Thoughts

Overall, 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.

6 comments :

  1. I do not have this but now I want it!! GORGEOUS swatches!!

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    1. Fabulous! And thank you :)

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  2. This might be the BEST REVIEW of this palette! I wasn't going to go for it but I think you made me change my mind

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    1. Yay, so glad you found it helpful!

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  3. Oh my gosh!!! Those colors are amazing. This is going on my christmas list for sure!

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