Sometimes Vices are good, especially this one.
Proudly presenting and reviewing the Limited Edition Palette from the House of Urban Decay for Fall 2012 called the VICE PALETTE......
First of all, zillion thanks to Rashmi of Indyabeauty for being really kind and getting this palette for me with a lot of effort and hardship put in. I couldn't thank her more....
I would have called this palette as the 'Wise' Palette as its a product of the immense research Urban Decay has gone through, to revamp and reformulate and create new shades exclusive to this palette. I would still say that their 15th Anniversary Palette was much much better (although it was too artsy) and this ranks just second close to it with 2 worst performing eyeshadows. A complete palette as I call it, the color spectrum ranges from smokey colors, to higlighters to bright pop hues. Its one palette that has it all....
So lets have a look at this beautifully crafted piece de resistance....
Urban Decay really puts in an effort to write every inch and every detail of what their product is and contains and inspirations et al, leaving no stone unturned and no scope of surprises for the buyer. As usual, this card board box writes everything one has to know and is quite complete. The palette looks like its named after a purple eyeshadow named 'Vice' but there isn't anything great about it.
Inside is this deep aubergine black colored palette with a bejeweled Urban Decay logo and beholding the true treasures to witness. It looks like a small computer and is quite chic. The rubberized packaging resists fingerprints, although shimmers tend to have an uncanny affinity to stick and not come off. They do appear like tiny stars in space and make the box appear magical with pixie dust with subsequent uses.
What a lovely description the company has given about the product. Its tells us everything,
There are multi-variants in the finishes of the eyeshadows that this palette contains. So you can find silky mattes, soft satin finishes, frosty delights, metallic nuances and of course glimmery madness of what is UD known for. The glimmery eyeshadows need to be packed up on a sticky base and they do have massive fall outs while application and even after post application. All the shades have a buttery consistency and 0.8 gm of each shadow should go a long way.
While the matte colors glide on smoothly with brush, I prefer dabbing the ultra shimmery eyeshadows with fingers so that they stay on the lids and nowhere else. The fall outs can be a nuisance but with Freebird eyeshadow, a nice highlighter can be expected.
One shouldn't get this palette to look for boring neutral flesh colors or nude sparkly shades. This is indeed a cocktail of colors and one needs to have at least one of such color and texture in their kit. This palette like others is quite well thought and the turquoise did spell green on my eyes (emerald green) which I am quite happy about.
I did 2 looks for this post and shall be putting the tutorials soon.
Base - UDPP + MAC Paint pot Ground work , Lid - Free Bird, Crease - Unhinged, Brow bone - Anonymous, Outer corners - Chaos + Black Markey and lower lids - Junkie
Base - UDPP, Lid - Muse, Crease - Desperation, Inner corners - Blitz, Highlight - Echo Beach and lower lids - Muse + Desperation.
This is overall a gorgeous palette to create an array of looks. UD did use a lot of amazing textures and I can imagine how difficult it is to put in all the shades. I still looked for a reddish chocolate brown and a lemon or light green as an addition to complete the palette.
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