Friday, December 19, 2014

Review: Urban Decay Vice 3 Eyeshadow Palette!

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Urban Decay Vice 3 Eyeshadow Palette
Oh Urban Decay, why do you have to release such awesome palettes!? I'm a sucker for palettes and this one is a great one. There's a few things I would tweak but overall I really love it... mainly because of the colors. The Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette retails for $60... I know crazy! But if you know me well you would know that I would never pay full price for palette so I got it during the 20% off friends and family sale!
Urban Decay Vice 3 Eyeshadow Palette
The palette is gorgeous as far as the color selection goes! The Vice 2 palette is more on the cooler side which I don't use as often as I do warm colors so this palette was perfect for me! It has some neutral shades but stars are those cranberry shades... love! The fact that the shades are exclusive is amazing, the last thing you want is a bunch of repeats haha. The outside packaging is also pretty cool, very retro looking! Is very compact and has a fancy magnetic closure plus a full size mirror.
Urban Decay Vice 3 Eyeshadow Palette
There's certain palettes that you look at and instantly you feel inspired, this one does that to me! I just want to dip my brush into those metallic shades and create a masterpiece (haha my interpretation of one at least!) Now this palette isn't a compete A+ for one reason: texture. When I compared them to other Urban Decay palettes I own they are very powdery, almost to the point of annoyance. So much powder kicks up as soon as you dip your brush, for a $60 palette it gets irritating! I can slightly look past it because it doesn't affect the color payoff. They go on just as bold and vibrant as the other palettes and blend without effort. Just a pet peeve I guess. Here's the look I came up for my best friend Brittany :-)
Urban Decay Vice 3 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Vice 3 Eyeshadow Palette
I used Undone and Downfall to blend and in the crease, Lucky and Last Sin on the lid and Vanity in the outer corner to deepen up the look! 
Urban Decay Vice 3 Eyeshadow Palette
BTW, I did want to mention that the palette also comes with duo ended brush in a cute lime green color, the brush is pretty decent, great in a pinch. It also comes with a travel case that can be used to put the palette in or as a makeup bag for all your other products. Now we can get into swatches ;-)
Urban Decay Vice 3 Eyeshadow Palette
*Truth- a pale pink with a matte finish, works great as a brow bone highlight but it's pretty powdery.
*Dragon- a bright metallic green, really unique and pigmented! Great to put on the lower lash line for a pop of color.
*Vanity- a metallic plummy purple, really beautiful! Has some dimension to it which really shows on the eyes.
*Alien- a pink-peach with a golden duo chrome, gorgeous! With a golden base it would look amazing.
*Last Sin- a champagne metallic shade with some shimmer, my go to lid shade!
Urban Decay Vice 3 Eyeshadow Palette
*Undone- a light warm beige matte shade...with bits of shimmer, so not really a matte haha. Still a great blending shade but powdery.
*Freeze- a metallic blue-green with a gold shimmer, reminds me of mermaid! So pretty!
*Lucky- a metallic copper, right up my alley! One of my favorites!
*Alchemy- a pink berry color with a satin finish, great shade to warm up your looks.
*Angel- a metallic silver taupe shade, very powdery so takes a bit to build up.
Urban Decay Vice 3 Eyeshadow Palette
*Downfall- a warm medium matte brown, great crease shade. Pretty powdery but still blends nicely.
*Heroine- a matte navy blue with blue shimmers, stunning color! A drier texture but not troublesome whatsoever.
*Reign- a rich golden brown with a satin finish, lovely over the lid mixed with the next shade!
*Bondage- a metallic purple- burgundy... love it! Another of my favorites, makes the prettiest smokey eye when you blend it up into the crease.
*Defy- a darker cool toned taupe with a matte finish, another unique color but not one I gravitate towards.
Urban Decay Vice 3 Eyeshadow Palette
*DTF-warm neutral taupe brown with a matte finish but has some shimmers... not really sure why Urban Decay does that because on the eye the shimmers don't show haha. Great blending shade too. 
*Broke Down- a metallic golden olive green, so gorgeous! Looks amazing on the eye, especially on brown eyes! ;-)
*Bobby Dazzle- a metallic white with a white gold sheen, great inner corner highlight!
*Sonic- a metallic orange-red copper, love it! This is the color that drew me into this palette and it didn't disappoint.
*Revolver- a deepen charcoal color with shimmer, great for a smokey look, not one I see myself using too much.

Bottom line: I'm super happy that I was able to get this palette on sale! Even though I've been using it pretty often lately I still feel like $60 is way over priced for the quality. The shadows just make a mess and it annoys me... but it could just be me haha. I really enjoy this one more than the Vice 2 palette, the colors are just stunning! *sigh*... I would highly recommend it if it wasn't so pricey, hopefully another sale comes along so you guys can pick it up! :-)

Here's another look I came up :-)
Urban Decay Vice 3 Eyeshadow Palette

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