Anyone else feel like this is the longest week ever? There should be a law against a 5 day work week directly after holidays. Anyway, today I’m excited to review the gorgeous Urban Decay Vice 3 palette. I actually got it back in October and have been using it almost daily.
The case is beautiful – I love the neon green jewel VICE logo and how shiny it is. Unfortunately mine arrived scratched, but I was too impatient to wait until they were in stock again to get it replaced. The mirror is the same size as the palette, which is fantastic and makes it very easy to use when traveling… or at your desk at work because you didn’t get a chance to do your makeup at home that morning. It also came with a matching makeup bag that fits the palette perfectly.
Like most of their palettes this one came with a double-ended brush – shadow on one end, blending/crease on the other. It is quite soft, but I haven’t used it much as I’m too in love with my Sephora 24k set.
With 20 brand new shades to work with it’s easy to come up with different looks. The shades are arranged in columns: neutrals on the left, jewel tones in the middle and smoky shades on the right. I usually use the neutral shades in my crease to help blend, and then use the coordinated quad to complete the look. I have found them all to be wonderfully soft and easy to blend.
Dragon: bright metallic green shimmer | Freeze: metallic medium blue w/multidimensional micro-glitter | Heroine: deep navy blue w/subtle floating tonal pearl | Brokedown: metallic golden brown shimmer w/gold micro-glitter
Vanity: smoky metallic eggplant w/multidimensional micro-glitter | Lucky: metallic bronze | Reign: rich brown satin | Bobby Dazzle: metallic white w/pale gold micro-glitter
Alien: pink-peach w/golden shift | Alchemy: deep fuchsia satin | Bondage: deep, smoky burgundy shimmer | Sonic: metallic red-copper
Last Sin: champagne shimmer w/silver micro-glitter | Angel: light taupe w/silver micro-glitter | Defy: smoky taupe satin | Revolver: soft black satin w/subtle floating iridescent pearl
Here’s my favorite look with the palette, I’m using Undone, Downfall, DFT, Last Sin, Angel, and Bobby Dazzle
What combo would you use first?