Aaaahhh so I got very excited when I became a to a proud owner of THE VICE PALETTE by Urban Decay. Now, if you've read all of my recent posts, you'll see that I've been trying out quite a lot of Urban Decay stuff recently, unfortunately for me, I haven't actually used Urban Decay for years. In fact, the only product I've ever had from UD was an individual eye shadow which I was bought for Christmas, but, I was really young so I didn't really appreciate how to use it/how good it was. I hear bloggers raving about the naked palette all the time but it's never really appealed to me as I am appalling at applying eye shadow and usually end up paying to get it done in Harvey Nichols. So, once I got this, I vowed to learn how to do eye make up properly. It took me a while, as there seems to be a lack of basic tutorials on YouTube, as I just wanted to learn the basics of eye shadow application. What I did learn though was very simple but it works. Most of the videos that I watched said that there are two main steps to eye shadow application, and two main colours to apply. For the first part you're meant to close your eyes as you apply a lighter colour as the base to the whole lid but then for the second part you are meant to open your eye and pull from the corner as you put a darker colour in the crease, this should then be blended. Lucky for us, if you buy this palette, you get the perfect brush to use for blending and applying eye liner, it's just like magic. Excuse my rubbish photography, but I do really love the case, the UD logo is almost crystallised it's like a make up artists dream, a durable hard case but it is still very slimline and glamorous. It's like the iPhone of eye shadow palettes.
As you can see above, the brush is incredible. It's double ended which is an element of it that I really like, as it means that you don't have to carry two brushes around with you. It feels really durable and to be honest, I wouldn't have expected to get a good brush with it, I'd have expected to get a standard rubbish foam one but when I've researched this palette it says that it includes an 'expertly designed application brush' and it really is true, one side blends whilst the other side is perfect for the base layer. Okay, so you probably wanna see the colours... I've definitely saved the most exciting bit til last...
So here it is, you get 20 colours and they're all quite different so you really can experiment with your colours. I have been using 'anonymous' as a base coat and 'muse' as the darker colour. I can't wait to get better at eye shadow so that I dare to use some of the more bold colours. This is like the perfect Christmas party palette as far as I'm concerned but it does still have the neutral colours that the famous naked palette has. This costs around £44 which sounds quite steep but when you divide this by how many colours there are, it only works out at £2.20 per colour. Also, when you compare it to the likes of Clarins, they charge £40 for four colours in some of their palettes, this is extremely good value, especially for the quality but my fave thing about it has to be the brush, it's just incredible.