June is here & already in full swing, where is this year going! I cannot keep up with it. I hope the first half of your year has been everything you wanted it to be & if it wasn’t, heres hoping for the second half.
Right, I am very excited about today’s post for a couple reasons. Firstly this palette is gorgeous, hands down, melt your heart beautiful & secondly I picked this beauty up off Sephora for $45 down from $70!!! What is better then that massive savings. Some of you may have noticed that I love Urban Decay, the products are beautiful, long lasting & give a massive ‘pow’ to any look.
As the title has probably clued you into this is a first impression’s post on the Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette & we are going to look at all of the features of this palette as well as the pros & cons. I like to start my first impression posts off with an examination of the packaging, so, lets get started.
Something Urban Decay do exceptionally well is packaging & the Vice Palettes are no exception. This packaging is perfect, because you know immediately what your palette is going to look like. The matte black box is ideal for the metallic geometric design on the front of the packaging whilst the back walks you through the colours you’re going to be getting inside this palette.
Once you get inside the packaging you are met with a lovely eyeshadow palette pouch in the same design as the packaging & palette, which is the normal set up of the Urban Decay Vice palettes & it is a feature I love because the bag is a perfect handbag size make-up pouch. Another sweet feature of this pouch is the slightly padded sides which will help to keep your make-up safe in transit.
Once you’ve got through these lovely features to the actual palette you will not be dissapointed. I was delighted when I opened the pouch & pulled my palette out. There is a delightful weight to the palette itself & the casing is intricate & eccentric giving you a glimpse of the shadows to come which are essentially loud, fun & stunning.
Ok now that I have thoroughly bored you all with my examination of the packaging & exterior of the palette lets get into the SWATCHES!!!
So this is a 20 shadow palette with 17 0f the shadows being shimmer shades & 3 basic, nude mattes.
left to right: Bones, Deadbeat, Flame, Low, Crowbar, Grasshopper, C-Note, Arctic, Fast-Ball, 1985, Underhand, Robbery, Harlot, Pandemonium, Beat Down, Grip.
left to right: Delete, Bitter, Discreet Framed.
All of these swatches were taken in direct sunlight with no filter or adjustment to the image, aren’t they completely amazing? The pigmentation is on point & the variety of tone & colour makes this a very versatile palette.
To finish off & break it down.
- strong pigmentation
- wide array of colours
- sturdy case
- I don’t have any cons with this palette but if I was to pick something it would be the imbalance between matte & shimmer.
I definitely cannot wait to get into this palette & start creating. Have any of you used this palette before & if so which are your favourite colours?