Do not get me wrong, I love my makeup and adding to my collection, but I am a stickler about prices. It can be quite offsetting to see a simple palette at your local higher-end makeup establishment be three to four times what you think it is actually worth.
I mean, come on, $40 for a blush, $50 for some brown eye shadows? Like everything you choose to spend your money on, it definitely depends on what it is worth to you and what you think you will get out of it. Some super pricy makeup is worth it, like Chanel’s foundations- which are heaven sent. But it takes time to figure out what high-end makeup buys are going to last and make in impact, and which ones are not worth the cost. While the Urban Decay Vice 3 palette is pricey, selling for $60, it is worth the cost if you are looking for a variety of colors in a mix of frost, matte and metallic textures.
This palette is the third of its kind and can be purchased from any store that sells Urban Decay, like Ulta, Sephora and urbandecay.com. The colors have phenomenal pigmentation and there is a perfect mix of neutral and colorful eye shadow ranging from a burnt orange and dark blue, to a soft, subtle taupe. Another quality that cannot be beat is the fact that it comes with a protective travel case, duel end eye shadow brush and large mirror.
Below are all the icy metallic, and bold shades that come in the palette set (shades shown in descending order from the palette).
Swatch Photo #1
Truth– Matte pale pink with a nude finish
Undone– Matte satin with beige and coffee colored shimmer
Downfall– Warm matte brown with a heavy pigmentation
DTF– Taupe matte with white pearl shimmer
Dragon– Bright metallic green
Freeze– Metallic medium blue with a soft glitter
Heroine– Shimmery navy with a dark finish
Brokedown– Golden brown shimmer with metallic flecks
Vanity– Smoky metallic with eggplant glitter
Lucky– High-shine metallic bronze
Reign– Rich brown with a satin finish
Bobby Dazzle– Metallic white with gold shimmer
Swatch Photo #2
Alien– Light pink with peach undertones
Alchemy– Deep fuchsia with red undertones
Bondage– Plum and burgundy shimmer
Sonic– Electric and metallic copper red
Last Sin– Champagne shimmer with silver glitter
Angel– Soft taupe with large silver flecks
Defy– Light and smoky taupe with a satin finish
Revolver– Dark black with an iridescent glow
Since this palette has so many fun colors. I decided to show a colorful, yet wearable, look that is super easy to recreate.
1.) Pat “Angle” all over your eyelid to start with a shimmy base.
2.) Buff “DTF” into the crease of your eye as a mid-tone to create subtle depth.
3.) Smudge a tiny bit of “DTF” under your lower eyelashes.
4.) Take “Vanity” and place that lightly over “DTF” in your crease to add some color.
5.) Blend “Bondage” into the outer part of your eye all the way up to your eyebrow to create depth.
6.) Dust a little bit of “Freeze” onto your eyelid to really bring a pop of color.
To finish everything off I added some black winged liner and mascara on my bottom and top lashes. This look is great because even though it is colorful and unique, it is still subtle enough to wear for a great evening out!