Today I’m excited to bring you the all new Urban Decay Vice 3 palette! Urban Decay has teased us mercilessly on Instagram with promos for this palette that have left us panting. Now they finally are releasing the palette. I created video so you could see the colors in action. The Vice 3 palette is part of Urban Decay’s Holiday 2014 collection.
Urban Decay is cruelty free and Leaping Bunny certified.
About the Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette
20 all-new shades make up this perfect go-to palette. Every shade has a metallic finish that echoes the iced-out metallic look of the palette itself. We developed 50 shades to bring you the perfect 20 in the perfect order. We arranged the shades in columns, neutrals on the left, jewel tones in the middle, and smoky shades on the right. Pair up the vertically color-coordinated quads or go wild and mix them up.
- cruelty free
- extra slim case
- double ended makeup brush (shadow and crease) included
- matching makeup bag
Price for the Vice 3 Palette
$60 for 20 x .03 oz each
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I swatched the Vice 3 Palette on eyeshadow primer.
pale pink-nude matte
pale pinky peach matte, powdery
pink-beige matte satin with subtle floating tonal pearl
light beige with pink undertones satin, powdery
warm light brown matte
light warm brown matte
taupe matte with subtle floating pearl
midtone taupe matte
bright metallic green shimmer
beautiful metallic green
metallic medium blue with multidimensional micro-glitter
awesome mermaid blue
deep navy blue with subtle tonal floating pearl
rich deep navy blue satin
metallic golden brown shimmer with gold micro-glitter
golden brown topaz
smoky metallic eggplant with multidimensional micro-glitter
red-toned purple mtallic
orangey bronze metallic
rich brown satin
metallic white with pale gold micro-glitter
white with gold glitter
pink-peach with golden shift
gorgeous pink with golden shift, a glowy shade
deep fuchsia satin
rich burgundy satin
deep smoky burgundy shimmer
dark smoky burgundy
metallic red copper
champagne shimmer with silver microglitter
peachy champagne shimmer
light taupe with silver micro-glitter
light grey taupe
smoky taupe satin
deep grey taupe satin
soft black satin with subtle floating iridescent pearl
soft black satin. I wish this had been a black with strong blue iridescence or a blue-black pearl shade
Urban Decay Suggests these combinations for the Vice 3 Palette
- Truth, Undone, Downfall, DTF
- Dragon, Freeze, Heroine, Brokedown
- Vanity, Lucky Reign, Bobby Dazzle
- Alien, Alchemy, Bondage, Sonic
- Last Sin, Angel, Defiy Revolver
My Shade Recommendations
- Lucky, Sonic, Bondage
- Freeze, Vanity, Defy
- Bobby Dazzle, Dragon, Heroine
- Last Sin, Undone, Downfall
My Thoughts on the Vice 3 Palette
The packaging is cool. I love the chartreuse back. I love how chartreuse Vice is raised in the cut gem style on the front. It’s definitely the brightest, most unusual packaging that I’ve seen from Urban Decay.
The Vice 3 palette contains .60 oz of eyeshadow (.03 oz each x 20). A typical Urban Decay eyeshadow single is $18 for .05 oz. For .6 oz of product, that’s 12 full size eyeshadows, which would cost you $216. Instead of 12 full size, you’re getting 20 (slightly more than half sized) shades. The brush is probably valued at around $20, since that’s what the Naked Basics Double Ended brush sells for. So for $60 you’re getting a great deal, in my opinion.
Aside from a few of the shades being powdery, I liked the formula of the colors. While I felt like there were more neutrals and taupes than necessary, the brights more than make up for it. I am surprised that there’s not a teal blue in the palette. I do wish that Revolver was a blue black. I’m in love with Alien, Alchemy and Bondage. Dragon, Freeze, Heroine, Vanity, Bobby Dazzle and Last Sin are pretty. I think I could love Sonic for a Fall look, especially if paired up with Lucky.
I’ll be taking this palette on my trip with me. I can’t wait to create looks with it!
What are your thoughts on the new Vice 3 Palette? Is it a must have?
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