This is one of my very favorite palettes. This has twenty (yes 20!) shadows all showcased in a beautiful gothic looking matte black case with the inset of the Urban Decay logo in a faceted jewel in the top. The box is a sturdy rubberized plastic spring-hinged case. It does show fingerprints though due to the softer rubber texture. This has a large mirror inside and comes with a double ended brush. Both ends are rather large though and meant for an all over application or blending. I do wish one end had been a liner end or at least a smaller angled tip for a crease brush. Oh well,that's not a dealbreaker. This has a nice mix of some neutrals and some bright vivid colors. Some are shimmers and some are mattes. I love that I can use this same palette for a simple everyday look, or vamp it up for a more dramatic evening look. The shadows are well pigmented and apply smoothly and seem to glide right on. These blend well and do not flake off or cake up. I have been able to use this year 'round as there is such a good mix of colors. Anonymous is a bone color, Freebird is a carnation pink, Muse is a golden brown, Chaos a vivid blue, Noise a deep rich pink, Unhinged a teal, Blitz a gold, and Junkie a forest green that leans blue. This has a range from bone (Anonymous) to dark charcoal (Black Market). I do use a primer beneath these as I do all shadows and it helps the shadow stay put all day as well as pop. The darker shades like Chaos and Junkie do tend to fade over the day, but no more than any other brand of shadow with normal wear. This is the perfect palette for a smokey eye, a neutral eye, a pin up girl look, or any look you can dream up. I've had hours of fun with this palette and the versatility in looks you can achieve with it. I love this palette! A rare 5 lippys from me for this winner.
One of my favorite palettes! Received it as a present for my birthday and I wouldn't give it up for anything. I love how much pigment is in each of the eye shadows and how well they apply. I would recommend using an eye shadow primer before applying any of the shadows because as the day goes on the shadow can fall below your eyes especially if it is very sparkly. I love all the fun colors in the this palette and I also enjoy all of the different combinations and looks you can create. I would defiantly buy it again and I recommend it to everyone.
Normally I don't like buying palettes due to the fact that I never use all the colors on there, but this palette was just absolutely perfect. The colors are really pigmented, last for hours, and vibrant. I know this might not be a good thing for some people, but if you really love color, then this palette is absolutely perfect.
Some of my favorite shades are Blitz, Penny Lane, Noise, and Unhinged. Personally, I haven't had any problems with the quality or application of the eyeshadows but I did notice that the formula feels a little different than their individual eyeshadows.
I'm not a fan of the brush that it came with but it comes in handy when you want to blend the colors together. The size of the palette does not bother me but I can see as to why some people don't like it, especially for travel. If anything, I wish that it was thinner since none of the pans are too deep. I do like that it come with a giant mirror.
Overall, this has been one of my favorite palettes and it is one of the most used items in my make-up drawer.
Got this 2 weeks back. Had contemplated getting it for over 3 months because I was afraid I wouldn't use most of the colours like yellow and hot pink. The rest like dark green and blue could be used for smokey playful eyes. Caved in after a while and I'm not regretting it. The colours are really strong, what you see on the palette is what you get on your skin! Most eye shadows don't give you that at all. The colour is lasting too even without an eye shadow primer and humid weather.
Bit of a hit and miss, I don't use all of the colours but I do use the bright pink as a blusher. It can also be used over a primer on your lips, totally buildable so you can create a unique lip colour!!
I bought the Vice Palette after reading Temptalia's review and looking at the gorgeous swatches.
This palette has some great colours and pushes me to use some brighter shadows that I may not be as comfortable with, while still providing some "unalarming" shades that I can wear on a day to day basis.
The winning colours for me in this palette are "Blitz" and "Penny Lane". They are vibrant and utterly gorgeous.
The brush I don't find especially usable (similar to the Naked brushes). What I really enjoy about this palette is the packaging. It does have that rubbery finish, so yes it picks up finger prints and things, but it is fairly travel friendly for having 20 shades. It isn't as compact as either of the Naked Palettes, but is SOOO much more manageable than the UD 15th Anniversary, or BOSs.
Overall this is a good palette. Not great, not terrible, just good. There are a lot of different shades to play with for an array of different looks. Neutrals for day, darker sultry colors for night, and a few bright shades thrown into the mix if you're feeling adventurous. For the most part I found the colors to be easy to work with and blend, with the exception of two or three colors. I would purchase it again, but I probably won't have to since there is a good amount of product.
I'm very surprised at how well this product reviewing on this site, I've never been so disappointed with eye shadow before... Let me just say, I was so excited when I ordered this online, couldn't wait to get it, especially after the good reviews I read. And what a let down, I could have cried I was so disappointed. Color pay off was SO BAD, even after using primer. Not only that, the color was a mess to apply.. And when I walked into Sephora to get my money back, the girls at the counter were not surprised, they were equally disappointed in how bad the product was, I believe this product it a huge waste of money...
Again, a not so satisfying palette from UD. It is definitely a step up from the 15th Anniversary palette but there are so many disappointing shades/formulas in this palette.
Freebird (sparkley peach) and Provocateur (sparkley plum shade) were not pigmented at all and laden with chunky glitter that does not adhere to the skin well. Fall out Mayhem!
There are a lot of shades that do not seen too innovative to me like (nevermind and echo beach - nude shades that resemble each other and the exist.ng shade suspect). Vice - the shade that the palette is named after is a mediocre deep tone - nothing special.
I didnt care too much for the cool toned brown shades such as desparation and armor (taupes) but they are usable.
I did appreciate the mattes shades (anonymous - a cream shade with a slight satin finish and laced (a light nude pink matte shade)
I also appreciated the return of the bright jewel toned shades like junkie - a golden mid green and unhinged - a stunning teal shade. I also liked blitz which I though I would hate but its a nice gold shade with the slightest tough of green in it.
I couldnt wrap my head around the shade chaos - a matte deep blue which seemed chalky and hard to work with.
I also had some love for jagged, muse and occupy which a lot of people had issues with.
Overall, this is pretty average palette form UD. I love this new packaging, it seemed more adult, compact, sturdy and high end.
And although UD really brought an outstanding teal and green to the party like BOS III and IV, they do not justify the palette itself.
I have way too many UD palettes from previous years and this one pales in comparsion with regards to the excitement of the shade selection.
I am happy with this palette but if I lost it of broke it I just wouldnt bother to get another one.
The color selection in this palette is great. There is such a nice variety. I did have a slight problem with the pigmentation and texture of some of the shades. They just didn't feel/look like the same quality that urban decay eye shadows come in. That being said, I'm obsessed with the matte pink beige "Laced" and so many of the other colors. It's definitely a fun addition to your makeup collection.