This is an amazing palette from UD. What’s surprising is just how versatile and wearable these shadows are (depending on what shades you put together) but you can also do some really “WOW factor” looks as well. I think it’s a bit heavy on the black shadows (3 in one palette) especially since most of us already have at least one or 2 blacks that work well for us, and if you’ve got either of the Naked palettes, you are well supplied with black. But I can overlook this because I LOVE Poison (it reminds me a bit of MAC’s Moonlight Night pigment when I look at it in some lights) – it is SO pigmented that I have to be really careful only to pick up the slightest amount, which is more than enough for my outer V and crease! Fortunately, this shadow blends and blends effortlessly so what you think it is going to be an alarming black splotch blends out to a lovely fading gradient of dark to light smoke. This palette has great highlight shades (matte and sheen) and some standout rich neutrals and eye-catching jewel tones. Strike, Stash and Derailed are probably my favourite shades simply because I do like neutrals but I love every shade in this palette and I am WAAAY older than UD’s target market, I’m sure. This palette is so complete and so well packaged (in a nice, hard plastic case with a big mirror) that it is great for travel – you can have day and dramatic evening looks all from one palette. The brush isn’t bad either – seems a bit different and a bit nicer than the one in Naked2.
This palette is so incredibly awesome! I was kind of unsure about it because there were a bunch of neutrals (I have both Naked 1 and 2 so I’m pretty set on neutrals) and some colors that I didn’t think I’d use but I’m so glad I bought it. The colors are all stunning–Prank, which sheers out really easily, is the only one I’m not in love with–and the possibilities for looks are endless. Even the neutrals have some spunk to them (Ambush totally blew me away: it looks super ordinary in the pan but GORGEOUS when swatched) to keep them from being too common. The array of colors means that you can go neutral or smoky or bright with ease. I love that there’s pretty much one of every color (except orange or yellow, both of which I’d love to see done by UD). As soon as I got it, I did a random smoky look using Smokeout, Lovesick, Voodoo, Betrayal, Madness, Shellshock, Dope, and Habit–literally going “hmm, what if I added this next?”–and it turned out great even for a makeup newbie like me.
The palette itself is extremely pretty, the button makes the mirror pop up by itself (which made my jaw drop from glee when I first opened it), and the mirror both stands up on its own and is big enough to actually use (which for someone who normally wears glasses like me and has to get up close to a mirror to do make-up is SUCH a plus). The only other gripe I’d have is with the double ended brush, which is kind of small for my liking. Still, it seems like it’s pretty good quality.
Overall, for $59 dollars you’re getting 19 beautiful colors (and 1 so-so one), so I’d definitely say that it’s worth it.
I got the original Naked palette when it first came to Canada (I’d been on a waiting list at Sephora). This still stands as a bit of an icon as it really pointed the way showing other cosmetic companies just what it is that women are after – a great, wearable, travel-friendly collection of mostly neutral shadows that can be worn for day/work or night. While there are a few problematic shadows in here – Sidecar, while beautiful, always results in fallout for me – and some people wish there were more matte shades, this is still a fabulous palette that I enjoy using over and over again. My personal preference is for the cooler toned Naked 2, but the original is still a favourite!
This palette contains a really wonderful selection of eyeshadows with the ‘deluxe’ formula. This formula means the eyeshadows are VERY soft (almost to the point of being too soft, as a little crumbling does occur) and apply really nicely, and comfortably. The brights are the best part of the palette for me, particularly ‘Peace’ and ‘Graffiti’, which are so pretty. It’s versatile because you have a great range of colours, as well as some browns and a black. For me the browns are a little too light, including the darkest one, which actually comes out a lot more light and shimmery than it looks. ‘Zero’ is a really nice shimmery black that has good opacity and makes the palette just that much more versatile, as any look can be made more dramatic. ‘Fishnet’ is really striking because it has a duochrome effect which allows it to appear more pink or purpley/blue depending on how it is worn Each eyeshadow is very easy to blend because they are all so soft. The packaging is great too because it’s small and thin so will fit in a handbag easily, whereas something like the Book of Shadows would be too bulky. I find palettes tend to be good value for money too because you are getting 9 eyeshadows together for a better price than if you were to buy them separately.
Features a good variety of shades that work well on many skin tones and some surprising essentials (the pair of highlighters is nice, as is the all-matte taupe Tease). The brush is durable and usable, and the packaging itself, while a step up from Naked’s hard cardboard, has a weird flaw: the individual pans are not very tightly attached to the metal case. While this can be fixed with a hot-glue gun and some patience, it’s a bit of a pain. Another curiosity is the repetition of the shade Half Baked from the original Naked palette; while it’s a great shade, a bright glittery gold might be harder to use everyday than say, another matte nude. Regardless, it’s a great palette and makes an excellent present.
I got the Naked palette when I was first starting out in make-up and it is one of the best gifts I have ever received!
You can use pretty much any brush with these and they still apply and blend out effortlessly. I highly recommend the splurge for beginners!
The only reason why I have tagged it as “fall-out” is because of the shade “Side Car” and If you don’t apply it wet, I find that the glitter gradually moves onto you’re cheeks throughout the day.
The magnetic closure makes it great for travelling and you can take out the brush it comes with and put your own brush or eyeliner in there instead.
My favourite shades are sin (lid), Toasted (outer V), Naked (brows) and Half-Baked (lid).
Judging by the all-too-frequent requests on our Facebook page to “bring back Vice!,” we’re not the only ones with an insatiable shadow addiction. For fans that missed out the first time (and beauty junkies jonesing for their next fix), Urban Decay launches Vice 2—a luxe, sophisticated palette loaded with 20 ALL-NEW (and unbelievably gorgeous) Eyeshadow shades. Experiment with insanely cool brights, not-your-average neutrals, and sexy hits of smoke, all in our decadent, revamped formula. But here’s the part we can’t stress enough: YES, it’s limited edition and it WILL sell out. (And trust us, you don’t want to know about the extreme measures you’d have to resort to in order to land one when that happens.)