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Urban Decay Vice 4

Urban Decay Vice 4 Review swatches

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

Press sample.

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


Urban Decay Vice 4 Review swatches

Even the box packaging is awesome.

Urban Decay Vice 4 Review swatches

The bag is gorgeous, with a sort of jagged broken mirror / spider web print that’s iridescent.

Urban Decay Vice 4 Review swatches

Urban Decay Vice 4 Review swatches Urban Decay Vice 4 Review swatches

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.

Urban Decay Vice 4 Review swatches

Urban Decay Vice 4 Review swatches

Top and right swatches are on primer. Bottom and left swatches are on bare skin.

Urban Decay Framed swatch Urban Decay Framed swatch

Light neutral matte-satin
Pale peachy-beige satin matte.

Urban Decay Fastball swatch Urban Decay Fastball swatch

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.

Urban Decay Flame swatch Urban Decay Flame swatch

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.

Urban Decay 1985 swatch Urban Decay 1985 swatch

Metallic fuchsia with fuchsia micro-glitter
Perfect pinky purple with purple iridescence. I love love love this color!

Urban Decay Beat Down swatch Urban Decay Beat Down swatch

Beat Down
Deep metallic violet with blue micro-glitter
Deep violet with navy tones. So pretty!

Urban Decay Pandemonium swatch Urban Decay Pandemonium swatch

Metallic plum with iridescent micro-glitter
Deep metallic plum with brown undertones and gleaming iridescent micro-glitter. This is really pretty.

Urban Decay Bones swatch Urban Decay Bones swatch

Oyster satin with pearl
Light grey putty satin

Urban Decay Discreet swatch Urban Decay Discreet swatch

Soft dusty mauve matte
Sheer but can be built up, light mauve taupe matte satin

Urban Decay Grip swatch Urban Decay Grip swatch

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.

Urban Decay Robbery swatch Urban Decay Robbery swatch

Deep metallic brown-gunmetal
Cool metallic brown with gunmetal sheen

Urban Decay Low swatch Urban Decay Low swatch

Brown matte with iridescent micro-glitter
Deep cool brown, slightly sheer on bare skin, with iridescent micro-glitter

Urban Decay Deadbeat swatch Urban Decay Deadbeat swatch

Black satin with iridescent micro-glitter
Soft smoky black satin with iridescent micro glitter
Urban Decay Arctic swatchUrban Decay Arctic swatch

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.

Urban Decay C-Note swatch Urban Decay C-Note swatch

Frosted green with micro-glitter
Frosty green with almost grey undertones.

Urban Decay Grasshopper swatch Urban Decay Grasshopper swatch

Metallic emerald with green micro-glitter
Bright metallic emerald green with mico-glitter.

Urban Decay Underhand swatch Urban Decay Underhand swatch

Burgundy-brown satin
Very pretty burgundy satin

Urban Decay Bitter swatch Urban Decay Bitter swatch

Reddish brown matte
Possibly the most pigmented color in the entire palette. Deep brown with orange tones matte.

Urban Decay Delete swatch Urban Decay Delete swatch

Deep chestnut brown matte-satin
Deep cool brown satin-matte

Urban Decay Crowbar swatch Urban Decay Crowbar swatch

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.

Urban Decay Harlot swatch Urban Decay Harlot swatch

Metallic lavender
Light metallic lavender.

Urban Decay Vice 4 Swatches
Crowbar – Harlot
Urban Decay Vice 4 Swatches
Bones – Discreet – Grip – Robbery – Low – Deadbeat
Urban Decay Vice 4 Swatches
Arctic – C-Note – Grasshopper – Underhand – Bitter – Delete
Urban Decay Vice 4 Swatches
Framed – Fastball – Flame – 1985 – Beatdown – Pandemonium

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?

Previous Vice Palettes
Vice 1
Vice 2
Vice 3
Vice LTD



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