Friday, 8 November 2013

Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette Review

I am pretty sure I mention it every time I review Urban Decay products, but... their eye shadows are the best on the market and I  adore them! I get a lot of use out of every UD palette I own, even the Book Of Shadows Vol II, purchased over 4 years ago. Believe it or not, but all the shades are still creamy and super pigmented!  

The new Vice 2 Palette* (£42.00) features 20 new shades, all exclusive to this limited edition palette. You get a lot for your money and if you love Urban Decay- it is a bargain! The palette comes with a huge mirror inside (the biggest one I have seen so far) and a dual ended brush. I really like the purple packaging with a crystal UD logo. To open the palette, you simply push the long button on the front and the lid is released. Clever!

The colours in the palette are absolutely stunning and most of them have an amazing consistency - super creamy and almost buttery. That's exactly why I love UD eye shadows. There is only one slightly disappointing shade in the palette (Lovesick), but even this one was easy to work with. The remaining 19 shades are simply gorgeous! My favourites are: Dope, Toxic, Ambush and Stash. I like them all to be honest and I can see myself using the palette a lot! The variety of colours is perfect, starting from light beige, brown and taupe shades, to very vibrant purples, greens and blues. Amazing! There is something for everyone and all colours are easy to wear and combine.

As usual, the formula is very pigmented, easy to blend and long lasting. Most Urban Decay shadows last on me all day (with or without a primer), except matte shades - they last on me for around 8 hours, before fading. There is no major fallout, even with the glitter packed colours and I am totally in love - again!

Overall, I am very impressed with the Vice 2 palette and I can't recommend it enough. It would be an amazing Christmas present, especially for those who love Urban Decay. If you already own the original Vice, you can see, that the colours are totally different and unique. If you decide to treat yourself, you can blame me for it :) haha

The Limited Edition Vice 2 Palette is available from Debenhams, House Fraser, Lookfantastic and HQ Hair.

PS.All the colours are listed below with a short description and swatched in daylight and with flash :)

Smokeout - very dark brown (almost black) with a slight satin sheen
Lovesick - matte black with silver micro-glitter
Shellshock - metallic silver with a frosted finish
Coax - medium metallic pink with pale gold sheen
X-Rated - light baby pinkwith a satin sheen
Prank - dark navy blue with teal shimmer (only visible with flash)
Madness - medium blue with a frost finish and blue micro glitter
Strike - yellow gold with silver micro-glitter
Stash - olive green with a khaki  micro shimmer and  a frost finish
Poison - dark grey/brown with teal micro shimmer
Radar - warm medium brown with a golden shimmer and a frost finish
Damaged - deep forest green with a slightly sparkly green sheen and a frost finish
Voodoo - vibrant dark purple with a frost finish and purple micro glitter
Betrayal - light purple with a violet sheen and a metallic finish
Derailed - taupe brown with grey undertones and a frost finish
Dope - light champagne colour with a satin finish
Toxic - light coppery brown with pink undertones and coppery micro-glitter
Habit - light matte beige
Ambush - dark bronze with a coppery sheen
Rewind - medium matte brown

Swatches of the first two rows (left- in daylight, right-with flash)
Swatches of the two bottom rows (left- in daylight, right-with flash)

Huge mirror!
Toxic allover the lid, blended out with Dope and Habit, Prank along the bottom lash line, Shellshock in the inner corner
Damaged allover the lid, blended out with Stash and Dope, Strike in the inner corner
Dope allover the lid, blended out with Habit, a little bit of Derailed in the outer corner and in the crease, Damaged along the bottom lashline

*PR sample



  1. I love the looks you came up with, as an complete Urban Decay junkie like you, I am ashamed of myself that I haven't already got this! I am actually saving my pennies for the eye pencil vault haha! But I'm sure this will fall into my basket at some point ;)

    1. Thank you lovely :) I am not even dreaming about the eye pencil vault :) I hope Santa reads it ;)

  2. I love this palette. You eyes are so pretty, love the look you've created really suits you. x

    Kate | A British Sparkle

  3. Oh wow, some gorgeous shades here! Ideal for brightening up an everyday neutral eye.

    Molly x
    Lyon Notes

    1. I agree. I have too many neutral shades in other palettes, so it is nice to see a nice colour selection.

  4. What a gorgeous palette, I love UD eye shadows :) xx

    1. Me too. They are my favourite eyeshadow brand.

  5. Love it, but don't think it's worth the money because I wouldn't use all the colours.

    AmeliaRose | Beauty Blogger

    1. The palette is actually worth over £160, which is amazing! Even if you only like 1/3 of the shades, you still get your money's worth :) plus a UD brush and a massive mirror. I think it is a bargain.

  6. I ended up returning mine. The colours are nice, but I wasn't wowed every single time I used it. I was also annoyed by the fact that one of my pans was sticking halfway out and was baffled it was allowed to go out into stores like that, hah.

    1. That's a shame. They should always check every palette that goes on the shelves. x

  7. This is absolutely beautiful! I am so tempted to get it!

    Emma from

    1. If you like a nice selection of neutrals and a pop of colour, you will love it :) x

  8. Those shadows are so beautiful! gorgeous combinations you have made.. It is a good deal for how many shadows you get and I love the packaging :)

  9. Ive seen ciaobellaxo of youtube rave about this I reaally want to try it although some of the colours are a bit out of my comfort zone.. its good to try new things :D

    I have recently started blogging again and would appreciate any support :) xxx

  10. Urban Decay eyeshadows are the best aren't they? You are so good at make up application, your eyes look stunning! Great post :) xx

  11. The shadows really do look incredibly pigmented especially in the swatches! I fee like there are so many makeup looks you can get out of it and there's enough color that it's not just another neutrals palette. Thanks for your review!
    Lovely Notions

  12. I bought this a couple of weeks ago, I've not tried it yet but I couldn't resist it plus I was worried it'd sell out if I didn't get my paws on it, pronto! You always create such beautiful eye makeup looks, I wish I was as good at applying eyeshadow as you :D xxx

  13. These colors are absolutely stunning! Urban Decay did it right! Great review as well!

    Shree |

  14. I'm in love with Lovesick and Voodoo but the whole palette is so nice xxx
    Life of Verity

  15. These shadows looks gorgeous!! I like palettes as you can really create so many different looks by mixing and blending colours!!

    Love it!!

    Layla xx

  16. I was so tempted to buy this at an urban decay event I was at recently but managed to talk myself out of it and now after reading this post I really want it again lolol x

  17. Urban Decay palettes are just so lust-worthy! Haha! Totally loving the looks you came up with :)

  18. Such a beautiful palette, I saw it in my local Debenhams :) I probably wouldn't use all the colours though so it would be a bit of a waste for me, I like my neutrals :)
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing


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