New for Holiday 2015, Urban Decay Vice 4 palette is here! Inspired by the classic UD shade Oil Slick, the packaging reflects the gorgeous, dimensional hues of an oil slick and is filled with rich, deep jewel tones in a mix of finishes from mattes to metallics. I’m sorry to say that I’m still sick, so I’m moving at sloth speed.
Urban Decay Vice 4
This is now available at Sephora!
Video is finally up!
Where to Buy
Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom, Macys etc on Sept. 25 and launches on Sept. 12 at UrbanDecay.com.
Even the box packaging is awesome.
The bag is gorgeous, with a sort of jagged broken mirror / spider web print that’s iridescent.
The actual palette packaging is stunning. It blows every previous Vice palette out of the water, though the Vice 2 is a close second in my book.
Top and right swatches are on primer. Bottom and left swatches are on bare skin.
Light neutral matte-satin
Pale peachy-beige satin matte.
Metallic peachy pink with pink micro-glitter
Metallic peachy pink with pink iridescence. I love how this color seems to glow. It’s a perfect lid or inner lid shade.
Bright orange with gold micro-glitter
Rich, peachy orange with gold iridescence and gold micro-glitter. This is a stunning orange. I would call this a duochrome.
Metallic fuchsia with fuchsia micro-glitter
Perfect pinky purple with purple iridescence. I love love love this color!
Deep metallic violet with blue micro-glitter
Deep violet with navy tones. So pretty!
Metallic plum with iridescent micro-glitter
Deep metallic plum with brown undertones and gleaming iridescent micro-glitter. This is really pretty.
Oyster satin with pearl
Light grey putty satin
Soft dusty mauve matte
Sheer but can be built up, light mauve taupe matte satin
Taupe matte with iridescent micro-glitter
Sheer but can be built up, light dirty grey taupe with iridescent micro-glitter. Definitely the most sheer color in the palette. Practically nothing on the skin.
Deep metallic brown-gunmetal
Cool metallic brown with gunmetal sheen
Brown matte with iridescent micro-glitter
Deep cool brown, slightly sheer on bare skin, with iridescent micro-glitter
Black satin with iridescent micro-glitter
Soft smoky black satin with iridescent micro glitter
Bright teal with tonal sparkle
Bright metallic teal with silver micro-glitter. One of the most gorgeous teal blues ever. I wish this teal was in the Spectrum palette instead of Deep End.
Frosted green with micro-glitter
Frosty green with almost grey undertones.
Metallic emerald with green micro-glitter
Bright metallic emerald green with mico-glitter.
Very pretty burgundy satin
Reddish brown matte
Possibly the most pigmented color in the entire palette. Deep brown with orange tones matte.
Deep chestnut brown matte-satin
Deep cool brown satin-matte
Black with golden metallic pearl and micro-glitter
Beautiful smoky black base with golden iridescence and gold micro glitter. Reminds me of Cobra or Scorpio. I consider this a duochrome.
Light metallic lavender.
Vice 4 has a good mix of colors. I love Arctic, 1985, Beatdown, Flame, Fastball, Framed, Pandemonium, Harlot, Crowbar and Underhand. I’m not really a fan of Bones, Discreet, Grip, Robbery, Low. Bitter and Delete are super pigmented shades.
The Vice 4 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 Spectrum palette is 15 full size eyeshadows (.05 oz each x 15). This would normally cost you $270. So for $55 you’re getting 15 full size eyeshadows vs $60 for 12 full size eyeshadows of product / 20 shades. I personally think the Spectrum is a better deal, but that’s because I’m sold on the colors in that palette.
If you’re a die hard brights fan, I’d recommend checking out Spectrum. While Vice 4 does offer some really nice colors with Arctic, Grasshopper, Flame, 1985 and Beat Down, I think ultimately bright lovers will be happier with Spectrum.
However, if you love neutrals, I would argue that you will love the Vice 4. I count 11 neutrals – Bones, Discreet, Grip, Robbery, Low, Deadbeat, Bitter, Delete, Harlot, Crowbar and Framed, which give you many neutral options. You’ve got some fun shades – Arctic, C-Note, Grasshopper, Fastball, Flame, 1985, Beatdown, Underhand and Pandemonium. You have some matte / satin matte shades – Bones, Discreet, Bitter, Delete and Framed.
You can put together some pinky-purple looks with Harlot, Discreet, 1985, Pandemonium, Underhand and Beatdown. You can put together peachy-orange looks with Framed, Fastball, Flame and Bitter. Try out greens with C-Note, Grasshopper and Arctic. I actually think Fastball, Flame and Underhand would look nice together.
Which shades would you like to see become a part of the permanent lineup? For me I would love to see Arctic, Fastball, Flame, 1985, Beat Down and Pandemonium, join the lineup. Which do you like best – Vice 4 or Spectrum?