Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette ($60.00 for 0.60 oz.) includes twenty, new and limited edition eyeshadows, just in time to kick off a long, holiday season of palettes. If you have a great disdain for Urban Decay’s micro-glitter or sparkle, then I would avoid this palette like the plague; eleven shades have micro-glitter, per the brand, and one more has “tonal sparkle.” Some are noticeable in practice, other shades have less and most sparkles drop during application so there isn’t as much fall out during wear, but I would recommend an adhesive primer for best results and minimal fall out. If you have a lot of Urban Decay palettes, you may find that there is more overlap with past iterations (even though these are technically new!). There are some really great shades in this palette, like Underhand, Discreet, Harlot, and Robbery, but there are some duds, like Grip, Flame, Low, and Crowbar.

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Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette Vice 4
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Urban Decay Lit Naked Illuminated

Urban Decay Lit Naked Illuminated ($30.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “soft bronze shimmer with golden bronze sparkle.” It’s a muted, medium-dark tan brown with warm, yellow-orange undertones and gold sparkle. MAC Delicates (LE, $35.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Paradise Cove (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Goddess (P, $54.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Lumiere d'Ete (LE, $65.00) is warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Radiant Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Gilded (P, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze Glow (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #20M (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Spice (LE) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Carry-On (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #25I (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, brighter (85% similar). bareMinerals The High Dive (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Urban Decay Lit Naked Illuminated
Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder Lit

Urban Decay Holiday 2015 Collection


Urban Decay Holiday 2015 Collection
Urban Decay Holiday 2015 Collection

Vice 4 Palette ($60.00) (Limited Edition)

Some sequels leave you wishing the creators had quit while they were ahead. But the good ones keep you hooked and coming back for more. Urban Decay introduces the long-awaited arrival of Vice4—because there’s no such thing as too much Vice. We loaded this limited-edition palette with 20 addictively gorgeous, never-before-seen shades of our iconic Eyeshadow. Deep brights. Smoky neutrals. Gorgeous mattes. From C-Note (a pale metallic green) and Grip (a really beautiful smoky neutral) to Pandemonium (an amazing plum) and Deadbeat (a black satin that’s like nothing we’ve ever done), this palette has it all. We even included a huge mirror, a double-ended brush AND a coordinating bag.

Our inspiration for Vice4 came from a historical, classic UD source: the vintage shade name Oil Slick! We channeled all the darkly gorgeous, dimensional hues of an oil slick (the inspiration for the original shade) into a palette filled with rich, deep jewel tones. Vice4 features a stunning array of colors AND a wide range of finishes, from buttery-smooth mattes and shimmering metallics to shades laced with micro-glitter. The result? Our best Vice palette yet—and maybe even our best palette EVER. Word to the wise: Snatch this one up quick, because it’s guaranteed to go fast!

Vice4 comes in an extra slim case topped with a dimensional web of broken-down facets layered over a matte black lid. Rich, metallic inks give the case a mesmerizing, oil-slick effect and hint at the shades inside. Use the coordinating bag to keep Vice4 protected (and to keep prying eyes out of your prized palette), or use it to stash your brushes and other makeup essentials. Also included along with the palette: a double-ended Shadow and Crease Brush.

  • Bones Oyster satin with pearl
  • Grip Taupe matte with iridescent micro-glitter
  • Deadbeat Black satin with iridescent micro-glitter
  • Beat Down Deep metallic violet with blue micro-glitter
  • Pandemonium Metallic plum with iridescent micro-glitter
  • Framed Light neutral matte-satin
  • Fast-Ball Metallic peachy pink with pink micro-glitter
  • 1985 Metallic fuchsia with fuchsia micro-glitter
  • Underhand Burgundy-brown satin
  • Harlot Metallic lavender
  • Discreet Soft dusty mauve matte
  • Grasshopper Metallic emerald with green micro-glitter
  • C-Note Frosted green with micro-glitter
  • Arctic Bright teal with tonal sparkle
  • Robbery Deep metallic brown-gunmetal
  • Bitter Reddish brown matte
  • Flame Bright orange with gold micro-glitter
  • Low Brown matte with iridescent micro-glitter
  • Crowbar Black with golden metallic pearl and micro-glitter
  • Delete Deep chestnut brown matte-satin

Urban Spectrum Palette ($55.00) (Limited Edition) (Sephora Exclusive)

We couldn’t survive without our everyday black basics (tank tops, skinny jeans, boots and, of course, coffee)—but when it comes to makeup, we’re all about color. Urban Decay introduces Urban Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette. Satisfy your color addiction with a stunning spectrum of 15 shades of our iconic Eyeshadow. Experiment with never-before-seen shades like Flashback (an amazing bright, deep purple), Daybreak (a versatile soft bronze) and Flatline (the perfect metallic pale pink highlighter), as well as cult favorites like Junkie (teal green shimmer). Arranged in a gorgeous ombré rainbow of greens, blues, purples, pinks and neutrals, this LIMITED-EDITION palette is a shadow junkie’s dream.

Having a moment of déjà vu? It’s not you; it’s the case! We modeled the component after our coveted 15-Year Anniversary Eyeshadow Collection, only this time we drenched the whole thing in black. And if you thought that palette was amazing, you’ll go nuts for Urban Spectrum. With a veritable rainbow of shades, the combinations are endless! Match up the carefully coordinated trios or go wild and mix them up. We loaded Urban Spectrum with five totally new shades, four of the most popular shades from our current collection, and six returning favorites from past palettes (like the original Book of Shadows, The Vice Palette and Vice 2).

Urban Spectrum comes in a stunning, collectible black case with a smoky gray, faceted “UD” jewel and laser-cut, filigreed edges. The detachable lid houses a full-size mirror and stands up on its own—perfect for on-the-go touchups. Since a palette this gorgeous should live on long after the shadows are gone, we built Urban Spectrum to last! When you’re done with the shadows, remove the tray and use the velvet-lined box to stash jewelry and other mementos.

Edited on 10/20/15 at 2:30PM PST: I just received an answer regarding availability on this palette (I emailed my long-time contact this morning), in brief: launches in their freestanding stores today but nothing online until early 2016. Yes, 2016. All of the palettes were sent to bloggers as a UD.com exclusive but apparently there was a change in distribution and now it is a Sephora exclusive.

  • Protest Golden forest green shimmer
  • Junkie Teal green shimmer
  • Madness Bright metallic blue shimmer with blue micro-glitter
  • Deep End Bright teal shimmer
  • Evidence Deep navy blue shimmer
  • Prank Deep navy matte with turquoise floating pearl
  • Omen Bright metallic purple with blue shift
  • Flashback Bright deep purple with pink sparkle (New)
  • Voodoo Metallic purple shimmer with iridescent purple micro-glitter
  • Flatline Metallic pale pink (New)
  • Bordello Pale mauve shimmer with gold micro-glitter
  • Backlash Bright pink with orange floating pearl (New)
  • Daybreak Soft bronze with silver glitter (New)
  • Burn Medium golden brown shimmer (New)
  • West Deep metallic brown shimmer

Naked Illuminated ($29.00) (New, Permanent)

  • Lit Soft bronze shimmer with golden bronze sparkle

24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil ($20.00) (New, Permanent)

Every once in a while, something comes along that changes everything, and THIS is one of those times. Urban
Decay introduces 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil—a liner like no other. Developed specifically for use on the inner rim
in the waterline (and fully legit), this creamy, demi-matte pencil lays down waterproof color that lasts ALL day.

Line just your waterline or use this pencil to tight-line in between your lashes too. Even creamier than our original bestselling 24/7 Eye Pencil (yes, really!), this formula glides on easily and goes anywhere you want to put it. And
after the color sets, it won’t budge. We’re launching this pencil in five never-before-seen shades; once you try it,
you’ll want them all! Never considered using anything but black in the waterline? Steal Wende’s trick and try one
of our colorful shades for a look that really stands out.

  • Legend Black
  • Push Navy
  • Mood Charcoal
  • Street Green
  • Rail Brown

September 12th at urbandecay.com, all other retailers on September 25th; Spectrum palette launches exclusively at UrbanDecay.com on October 20th.

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Top 5: Plum Lipsticks for Fall 2015

Here are five of my current favorite plum-hued lipsticks to get you thinking about fall! :) What are your must-haves?

  1. Urban Decay Sheer Beso — a soft, pink-plum
  2. Maybelline Touch of Spice — a medium-dark rosy plum
  3. Bite Beauty Rosewood — a softened, medium rose plum
  4. Urban Decay Rapture — a brightened, pinky-plum
  5. Guerlain Air Kiss — a plummy brown with a luminous sheen

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<