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Monday, 22 October 2012

URBAN DECAY VICE PALETTE review


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.

How do you feel about Urban Decay as a brand? What are your must have Urban Decay products? Do you have any advice when applying eye shadow?
Em x x x

46 comments:

  1. the iphone or the GS3 hahaha :)

    i've told u countless times how much i love UD. wish we had tried some of mine on u... i have both naked palettes and also the "book of shadows" which is awesome and sooo pretty :)

    i think u will appreciate naked2 more than any other, i think the colors match u and your style more.

    i will look for this one :)
    can't wait for u to master the art of eye makeup so u can make video tutorials on that ;)

    love u :*

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    1. Ahaha I love them both for different reasons!

      Can't believe we didn't talk about it at Samsung! love you xxx

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  2. Great post! I've never used UD before, but I'm definitely tempted to check them out after reading this :).

    www.lastyearsheroxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I love these colors! They are gorgeous!
    -Amber
    http://beautyguide101.blogspot.com/

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  4. They are lovely colours! x

    http://vikbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. That is awesome! UD have a lot of really fantastic products. Love these colours!
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  6. Looks like a great palette, the colours are gorgeous!
    Hope you have a great week!

    Vanessa x
    www.vanessaeves.com

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  7. I love UD I really want to get this set :)
    http://joannavictoria-x.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Wow what a lovely palette and those colours are stunning x

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  9. Great post need to give this ago I love the naked pallette use it everyday and that comes with the same brush its great brush I was suprised at how good it was too.

    pocockins.blogspot.com
    Sophie
    xx

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    1. Yay glad you like it lovely! Ahh I have just heard SO much about the naked palette! xxx

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  10. muse looks like my dream colour aha! xx

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  11. Such gorgeous colours , saw a smaller version of this in my local tkmaxx recently! X

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    1. Whaaaaaaaaaaaat they sell Urban Decay at tkmaxx?!?!?!!?!? xxx

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  12. I NEEEEED this is my life, so awesome!

    Love your blog, given you a follow.

    Would love it if you came and checked mine out, having a MAC MAKEUP giveaway at the moment!

    http://trappedinafashionparadise.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/50-followers-giveaway-mac-lipstick-of.html

    xx

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    1. EEEeee it is unreal. oooo wow mac give away!!?!?! I will enter NOW! thanks for stopping by xx

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  13. my jaw actually dropped when I saw the colours!! Really beautiful pallet :)

    xjoedix.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. OMG! Chaos looks absolutely amazing! What a fab range of shades!

    Em

    x

    Em's Mixed Bag

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  15. Looks amazing.

    I LOVE your blog by the way. It's so unique and full of character (I know that sounds strange).

    Tara
    xo
    www.serendipity-xo.blogspot.com

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    1. Eeee thank you, aww no it doesn't sound strange at all, it's lovely of you to say that - thank you very much means a lot to me xxxx

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  16. Love this! Especially 'Muse'
    islacruces.blogspot.co.uk
    x

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  17. I think this palette needs to be mine! I'm on a no-buy right now, but once it ends - I'm buying this!


    New subscriber! LOVE your blog!

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    1. Aahaaa I wish I could do a give away for one! I want to try do one so that one of my readers gets to trial it! xxx Aww thank you wow! xxx

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  18. Oh my god I love the brush that comes with it! Wanted an UD brush for ages but they're quite pricey :/ Also love every shade from the bottom row. It really is a reasonable price considering you get 20 eyeshadows and an amazing brush xx

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    1. It's an unbelievable brush, worth every penny just for the brush alone. Just get this then you get the best of both worlds xxx

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  19. OMG!!! I love that UD palette! specially chaos shade, it's awesome. Now that I've seen it I think I need to start saving some money and add it to my (endless) wishlist!!XX

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    1. it's sooo nice! Yeah chaos is lovely... hahaa add it;) get it for christmas! xxx

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  20. The palette looks sooo good, every color is wearable! Love your blog, you are really pretty :)
    Followed ya!
    Love,
    maila @ allthingsgirlish.blogspot.com

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  21. Oo the colours in this palette look amazing. Thank you so much for following my blog!! I really love yours! :) xx

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  22. This is fabulous Em! i'm not big on eye shadow but this palette is everything. It would be nice to have for special occasions. I've heard good things about UD so I'll take your word on it. Thanks so much for this review.

    How about we follow each other, I find your blog fascinating.
    You can check mine out if you would like :) xxo

    - Stephanie from www.stephaniechanel.com

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