Monday, September 9th, 2013

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00 for 20 x 0.03 oz. / 0.60 oz.) includes twenty new and exclusive eyeshadows, which means the palette contains $216 worth of eyeshadow, plus a dual-ended brush that we’ll value at $16 (using the lowest-priced brush they have, which is the Blending Brush, and this is one-half of the dual-ended brush, too). The total value of the palette is $232–so it’s a great deal as long as you love at least three to four of the eyeshadows. Individually, Urban Decay Eyeshadows retail for $18 (but are 0.05 oz. in size). The palette is housed in a large plastic palette where the lid releases with a push of a button. It has a mirror that spans the width and height of the lid inside. This is part one of two posts featuring the palette–there are so many shades that I wanted to split the two into more bite-sized (still a rather large gulp each, though!) pieces as well as keep the loading time down.

Overall, it’s a nice palette with several really lovely shades with excellent pigmentation, soft and smooth textures, and that wear well without fading or creasing over eight hours (without a primer). There are a few misses in regards to color payoff, and some shades have drier or powdery textures.  Shades like Lovesick, Prank,and  Toxic were misses for me, as they were dry, powdery, and not as pigmented or as easy to blend as other shades in the palette.  Shades like Madness, Strike, Derailed, Dope, Habit, Ambush, and Rewind were easy to work with, nicely pigmented, and had great textures. A lot of shades had either micro-glitter (6) or micro-sparkle (3), and I didn’t notice glitter/sparkle in half of them.  I only saw noticeable fall out with a few shades but nothing was too problematic, actually (I was surprised).

Smokeout is described as a “dark taupey-black satin.” It’s a darkened, charcoal brown–it’s almost too sooty to be a taupe to me. It had a satiny sheen, nice color payoff, and a soft, smooth texture. It was very slightly powdery, and a little goes a long way–this is the kind of shade that seems almost fragile, because the powder just dances off the surface as soon as the brush touches it. Easy does it! MAC Deep Cravings is grayer. Disney Midnight Hour #4 is browner, lighter. Urban Decay Spell #2 is darker. MAC Moody is slightly lighter. Inglot #434 is cooler-toned, less brown. See comparison swatches.

Lovesick is described as a “black matte with iridescent micro-glitter.” It’s a medium black with a matte finish and silver micro-glitter. It had so-so color payoff; the underlying matte color was a bit dry, so it went on somewhat faded and uneven, while the micro-glitter doesn’t really bind with the powder, so it tends to sit on top and can be dusted away (or prone to fall out). Marc Jacobs The Mod #2 is similar. Bobbi Brown Lava is darker. Illamasqua Zeitgeist is also darker. Chanel Mirifique and Buxom Black Lab are cream products. bareMinerals Penthouse is darker. See comparison swatches.

Shellshock is described as a “bright metallic silver.” It is, indeed, a bright, metallic silver with a very strong, frosted and metallic finish. The color payoff is intense, and the texture is so buttery that it’s almost creamy. I recommend applying less than you think you need, because this product binds together very well, but it also would stick and thicken over any creases/lines on my lid (so then it looked caked on). Marc Jacobs the Starlet is not as metallic. Maybelline Cool Crush is less frosted and a cream product. MAC Silver Sleet is darker. See comparison swatches.

Coax is described as a “medium metallic pink with golden iridescent micro-sparkle.” It’s a medium pink with slight cool undertones and pale gold sparkle. It had excellent pigmentation, and the texture was soft and buttery, though there was some stray sparkles that fell out while worn. MAC Feather Pink is less shimmery. Guerlain Boulevard du Montparnasse #3 is slightly darker, less shimmery. See comparison swatches.

X-Rated is described as a “baby pink satin.” It is a light-medium, cool-toned pink with a satiny sheen. It had good color payoff, and it applied smoothly and evenly. NARS Bouthan #1 is lighter, matte. MAC Feather Pink is darker. Inglot #319 is a touch lighter. See comparison swatches.

Prank is described as a “deep navy matte with turquoise floating pearl.” It’s a deep, dark navy blue with blue-teal shimmer. Like Lovesick, though, the shimmer floats (which Urban Decay mentions) and doesn’t really come through. I tried using this several times to get the teal shimmer to come through, but it never did–even when I layered over a white base. It ended up looking like a blackened navy. The texture is noticeably powdery, so it was prone to sheering out, which you can see in the swatch. I didn’t have any issues with it fading when worn, though. Unfortunately, I didn’t have much luck finding anything similar! Tom Ford Emerald Lust #4 is more of a shimmery blue. Giorgio Armani #20 is darker, less blue, more black. See comparison swatches.

Madness is described as a “bright metallic blue shimmer with blue micro-glitter.” It’s a medium blue with cool undertones and a frosted, slightly metallic finish. It had excellent pigmentation and had a soft, buttery texture that applied very evenly and smoothly. Urban Decay Unhinged is slightly more muted, as is Urban Decay Haight. MAC Pure Creation is less frosted and a cream product. Guerlain Les Aquas #3 is darker. Sugarpill Starling is a slightly brighter. See comparison swatches.

Strike is described as a “antique gold shimmer with silver micro-glitter.” It’s a muted, medium yellow gold with a frosted finish. There are bits of silver micro-glitter that I saw in the pan, but I didn’t see any translate to the lid or even swatched. It had really nice color payoff with a soft, smooth texture. Too Faced Instigator is darker, more metallic. Sephora Girls Night Out is darker, warmer. Urban Decay Blitz is a touch cooler-toned. NARS Etrusque is slightly darker. Maybelline Bold Gold is a cream product. MAC Gaelic Gold is warmer. MAC Sweet & Sour is more frosted. L’Oreal Gold Imperial is similar. Chanel Topkapi #4 is brighter. See comparison swatches.

Stash is described as a “deep olive green shimmer with iridescent micro-sparkle.” It’s a dark, muted olive green with khaki and forest green shimmer. It had a soft, frosted finish. The texture was a little drier compared to the the average Urban Decay eyeshadow, so it didn’t apply as intensely or as smoothly as I expected. Dior Bonne Etoile #1 is less frosted. Urban Decay Mildew is a touch lighter. MAC Unsurpassable is lighter. MAC Vintage Coin is a cream product. MAC Greensmoke is cooler-toned. MAC Fiction is less green. Lancome Designer is similar. Guerlain COup de Foudre #1 is lighter, warmer. bareMinerals Eureka is more frosted. Inglot #419 is more metallic. See comparison swatches.

Poison is described as a “charcoal satin with iridescent micro-sparkle.” It’s a dark gray with brown undertones and very, very fine teal shimmer. It had a drier consistency, so the payoff was somewhat prone to sheering out and looked faded when swatched. A lot of product actually comes off the pan when I was applying this to the lid, but if you try to blend it, then it gives off a rather faded appearance. Disney Jetsam is bluish. Urban Decay Ace is lighter, grayer. Urban Decay Desperation is lighter, warmer. bareMinerals Do Not Disturb is a touch cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

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Overall, it's a nice palette with several really lovely shades with excellent pigmentation, soft and smooth textures, and that wear well without fading or creasing over eight hours (without a primer). There are a few misses in regards to color payoff, and some shades have drier or powdery textures. Shades like Lovesick, Prank,and Toxic were misses for me, as they were dry, powdery, and not as pigmented or as easy to blend as other shades in the palette. Shades like Madness, Strike, Derailed, Dope, Habit, Ambush, and Rewind were easy to work with, nicely pigmented, and had great textures. A lot of shades had either micro-glitter (6) or micro-sparkle (3), and I didn't notice glitter/sparkle in half of them. I only saw noticeable fall out with a few shades but nothing was too problematic, actually (I was surprised).

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Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Smokeout Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Smokeout Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Lovesick Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Lovesick Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Shellshock Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Shellshock Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Coax Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Coax Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay X-Rated Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay X-Rated Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Prank Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Prank Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Madness Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Madness Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Strike Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Strike Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Stash Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Stash Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Poison Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Poison Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Eyeshadows: Strike (inner lid), Stash (middle of lid), Derailed (outer lid),
Poison (crease)

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Eyeshadows: Dope (inner lid), Habit (middle of lid), Rewind (outer lid),
Smokeout (crease)

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Eyeshadows: Coax (inner lid), Betrayal (middle of lid),
Voodoo (outer lid/crease), Prank (outer crease)

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Eyeshadows: Coax (inner lid), Betrayal (middle of lid),
Voodoo (outer lid/crease), Prank (outer crease)

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Eyeshadows: Toxic (inner lid), Radar (middle of lid), Ambush (outer lid),
Derailed (crease)

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Eyeshadows: Toxic (inner lid), Radar (middle of lid), Ambush (outer lid),
Derailed (crease)

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Eyeshadows: Shellshock (inner lid), Betrayal (middle of lid),
Voodoo (outer lid), Prank (outer crease)

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Eyeshadows: Habit (inner lid), Toxic (middle of lid), Ambush (outer lid),
Smokeout (outer crease)

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Eyeshadows: Habit (inner lid), Toxic (middle of lid), Ambush (outer lid),
Smokeout (outer crease)

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Eyeshadows: Betrayal (inner lid), Shellshock (middle of lid), Madness (outer lid),
Prank (outer crease) [over NYX Milk]

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Eyeshadows: Betrayal (inner lid), Shellshock (middle of lid), Madness (outer lid),
Prank (outer crease) [over NYX Milk]

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93 thoughts on “Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches (Part 1)

  1. Christina

    When does this palette come out?

    • September 10th @ urbandecay.com; late September/early October at Sephora, ULTA and select Macy’s stores. Or, online at sephora.com, ulta.com, macys.com, beauty.com.

  2. Avatar of Georgia Georgia

    If I already own the first Vice palette, do you think the Vice 2 palette is worth buying? Also Would you prefer the Vice 2 palette or Face Case palette?

    • Just depends on how much you use the first Vice palette, if you’d use the colors here. The thing with Urban Decay palettes is after you have a few, you don’t really NEED any of the others – it’s more a matter of want than need. It would depend on the Face Case, but there is more value in the Vice 2 palette.

  3. Avatar of Georgia Georgia

    Also, is shellshock similar to the silver eyeshadow in the UD Glinda palette?

  4. Finally! Stash is a shadow! That one has always been my favorite 24/7 Glide-on eyeliner pigment. I’ve definitely been waiting for a cool, light silver metallic from UD like Shellshock…perfect. I love that Strike seems to be a softer, more subtle gold than Half-Baked or Midnight Cowgirl (with less shimmer and glitter in comparison to the latter two). The pinks (Coax and X-Rated) remind me slightly of the light pink found in the 15 Year Anniversary palette, but definitely seem more luxe. Personally, I can’t wait to use Poison, Madness, and Stash. Madness seems to be a little deeper and dimensional than any shade of its kind in hue like Hijack or Haight. Beautiful, awesome work again Christine!

    • Avatar of Andie auroragyps

      I love Stash liner too. I like to wear it with UD’s old shadow, Chains, because they’re pretty close in color, but I really like this olive shade they decided to go with for the shadow version of Stash. It’s really the only color I want out of this palette, so I’m really crossing my fingers they make is a shadow single eventually. .

  5. Stash eyeshadow! Be still my heart.

  6. Avatar of Jennifer jnnlopez

    Buying this as soon as it’s live! I love the first Vice palette and I’m just addicted to buying UD palettes..

  7. Why do they do this to ME???? In the past 2 months, I have purchased somewhere in the vicinity of 6 palettes and I have told myself “That is IT” because, once again, I’m actually feeling sort of “overloaded” with mind clutter (every morning I’m stuck as to what to put on my eyes, mainly because I can’t mentally sort through the “clutter”). And now THIS. I would say I love about 1/3 of the palette, really like another 1/3 and can take or leave the other 1/3 but it’s those first 2/3 that has me itching to own this!

  8. Amelia

    I don’t have the first Vice Palette, but from what I’ve seen I think I would prefer the first one, I just think I prefer those shades. I wish they would make it permanent :(

  9. Avatar of jenlabuz Jennifer

    So am I the only one who is underwhelmed by this release? I really just don’t see myself using much of any of these with the exception being the Black market e/l set. The colors in the Vice 2 are way too shimmery/sparkly for regular use. Maybe I am just getting too “old” for UD. I just bought an inglot palette and the e/s are SO awesome – price point is fantastic, payoff is fantastic and I created my own palette with shades I want – and yes, some color in there not just neutrals. I like my fair share of purples, blues and greens for the eyes but the UD palettes of late are just the same old.

    • Genevieve

      I’m just as underwhelmed as you are. Despite the fact that Urban Decay has some color gaps in it’s permanent line, (mainly brighter matte shadows) both of the vice palettes are full of colors that are just like colors they already have. I do have to respectfully disagree about the shimmer and sparkle though. Mainly because I have dark skin, and shimmer is the best way to bring your eyes forward when you’re darker.

  10. Three almost black shades seems a bit overkill, but I think I’m the only person who can wear any dark color but black just looks bizarre on me.

    • Avatar of Lene Jess

      I totally agree! I love darker shades or any brown shades but black just doesn’t go with me. I just purchased this palate yesterday and I love the purples/blues/pinks & totally dislike the blacks. :( which is a pity really

  11. EnergeticCrab

    I am surprised by the lack of matte shades in this palette, and the color selection is not as appealing as last year’s…

  12. Emily

    A lot of these shades in this first half remind me of the Glinda palette.

  13. Avatar of Molly Molly

    What is the glitter eyeliner called that you used with Habit, Toxic, Ambush, and Smokeout? It is absolutely gorgeous and I need it. :)

  14. Dominique

    Well I have the Vice palette and I think this one is some kind of a dupe or am I wrong ? I mean that UD should have launched something else !

    • Frannie Urrutia

      I thought it might be a dupe too, but then I put both palettes side-by-side and I have to say they are totally different! I found the first Vice to be kinda difficult to work with, having so many glitter bombs and uber-brights—I ended up not using it much. But the Vice 2 is sublime! It seems like they fixed all the problems that people complained about with the first one—packaging, glitter fallout, color selection, wearability, etc. I can actually wear every single color in Vice 2 and have yet to experience any fallout! Plus the color selection is better—these shades actually play well together, making it so much easier to make tons of looks with just this one palette. Go check it out, you’ll want it, I guarantee :)

  15. Ana Paula Gomes

    Hi. I’m from Brazil. Do you know any store abroad tha can ship this palllet to Brazil? Thanks =)

  16. Thank you for swatching and for doing so many looks for us!

  17. Stasia

    I used to really get excited over the new UD palettes. Since the release of the 15th anniversary palette I’ve become less excited about their palettes. I have the 1st Vice palette and I barely use it. When I do I would use laced or anonymous the only 2 barely there shades.

  18. Erin

    How close is betrayal to omen?

  19. Genevieve

    I’m once again completely disappointed with Urban Decay’s big hoilday palette. 20 new shades is supposed to mean 20 NEW shades. Not 20 shades that are extremely similar to shades you’ve already released. I feel like I already have all of this palette in UD eyeshadows. What I don’t have I could mix two UD shadow and get. Dear creative people at UD, you have no orange, yellow or chartreuse in your collection. You have no bright colorful matte shadows in your collection. You could use a few more pinks in your collection (yes there’s two in this palette, but x rated looks a lot like heartless so it’s really just one) The holidays should be when you wow the fans. I haven’t been wowed since 2010 with the UD loves NYC.

    • Avatar of Rebecca Reka

      I agree completely. They used to have an orange (Jones) but it didn’t survive to the new line. They do so many blues, greens and purples but I’ve never seen a UD yellow that isn’t really gold. The only really compelling permanent shade they have is Freelove (warm orangey pink). There are huge swaths of color missing from their lineup and all they come out with are new variations on blue, green and purple (apparently someone there only likes cool toned brights, their add for Vice2 does say ‘cool brights’). I wish they would come out with an all bright all actually new palette.

      • Avatar of Andie auroragyps

        New versions of almost the same shades of blues, greens, and purples most of the time. I’d love to see a chartreuse (a deeper Acid Rain maybe), mint green, and a brighter olive green. Some yellows & oranges would be really nice too (Snow was still more a gold shade, but they used to have Rust and it would nice of them to bring that back). I’m also kind of tired of all the blackened colors, where you can barely tell it’s not plain black.

  20. Brittany

    What gold and multicolor glitter liners did you use? They’re gorgeous!

  21. Jollie

    I think I will pass on this one, although I had to admit I love the color on the outside case. I almost tempted to buy it just for the case. :)

  22. Ashley

    Has urban decay mentioned a naked 3 palette at all? I am thinking about finally going out and purchasing one! But I sont want to and then have a new one come out!

    • Jenni

      Not sure if it’s true, but someone at impact beauty, I think it is called, which is like a Sephora or Ulta within Macys, told me there will be a Naked3 soon while I was looking at the Vice 2 palette. Not sure if that is completely a rumor or if they know something.

  23. V

    Thank you for posting so many lovely looks with this palette. I’m definitely going to recreate some of these looks with the UD palettes I already have!

  24. Nancy

    I love how many neutral and colorful looks you came up with,I always like your combos! This is going on my Holiday list along with the Anarchy face case :) thank you for awesome swatches and reviews!

  25. Avatar of Nancy Nancy

    Christine, these were swatched without primer, right? I’m hoping that prank will translate better with a primer, such a unique shade! :)

    • Everything is without a primer, except one of the looks is over NYX Milk (noted in the description for those two photos) as I wanted to bring out Prank – it didn’t come through even with a white base.

  26. Linda

    Thank you so much for the great review of this palette. I have the first vice palette which I prefer the color choices better. I’m still thinking about getting this one because I love some of the colors and at $59.00 the price is right. Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes have such an amazing value.

  27. Aargh, this is going to make me break my self-imposed shimmer/glitter eye-shadow ban (I LURVES me some shimmer/glitter). As I viewed each swatch, I tried to think of reasons why I don’t need this palette. By the end of Part I, I was mentally pulling out my wallet. Reviewed Part II and they are coming home!!! UD eye-shadows are my fav. I only wish they had included more matte shadows since I’m trying to build that part of my collection. Regardless, this palette is going to give me life for fall/holiday 2013. Thanks for all the eye looks… really got the imagination going. You rock Christine!

  28. JulieJ

    which purple colored liner are you wearing in the last two (bottom) photos with the glitter liner? The combo of the two looks spectacular!! Thank you.

  29. Ebony

    Thx for such a detailed (but not overwhelming) review! Don’t think my poor browser coulda handled all 20 in one go. LOL

    But question: what is the eyeliner you used on the lower lash line in the last eyeshadow look? It’s absolutely gorgeous and I’d love to buy it!! <3

  30. jay

    Hello there Temptalia! I really want to know if this Vice Palette 2 is a ‘permanent’ item or it’s just one of those “limited edition” palettes? I’m really looking forward to your reply. It’ll be very helpful for me
    Thank you.

  31. Damn, I thought for sure this was a miss for me until I saw the looks you created. Even the C’s behaved nicely where you placed them. Gorgeous!

  32. The colors look nice but I don’t know when I’d ever use some of them

  33. Holly

    Underwhelmed. :( I’m still pissed that I didn’t pick up Vice 1. I’m passing on this – too many dupable shadows. Thanks for reviewing!

  34. OMG… I am in love! I have the first Vice palette but I need this one in my life too!

  35. Avatar of Anna Anna

    Ooh, I might have to pick this up. Would this be a good starter palette? I recently started wearing eyeshadow and I have a few that I use, but not a large variety of colors.

  36. Nicole

    I have the 15th Anniversary and Vice palettes already, so I really don’t need this one but I just ordered it anyway because I want to compare them in person! I like that UD has their Love it or Leave it Guarantee so if it looks like I have too many dupes I can always send it back. I really want to see in person if Omen and Betrayal are similar, as well as Half Truth and Voodoo. X Rated also looks similar to Tainted, and Evidence looks similar to Prank. UD Shadows are so addictive – even when I know I have too many palettes to ever get through, they come out with someone like this and I just have to get it anyway. Thanks for the great review and swatches!

    • Frannie Urrutia

      I have all the shades you mentioned in your post, and I thought the same thing, but when I busted out all my UD palettes, I was surprised—not one dupe! They’re all totally different, lol. Not sure how they did that….

  37. Aw, this palette is kinda sad. I hate that they put so many nude/gold/neutral eyeshadows in it, considering most people who love UD products already have either one or both of the Naked palettes.

    • Avatar of Lene Jess

      I thought the same till I got my palate, strike & toxic are really beautiful gold/bronze hues. Unlike half baked (which I liked for a while, but it had too much fallout)
      Maybe if you own the Naked 3 which was recently released, they’d have colours similar to toxic. I own the naked 1 & 2 (to be completely honest, I have yet to start using the naked 2 despite having it for a year.)
      You’re right that rewind looks kinda similar to buck from the naked 1.
      I can’t compare it with the naked 2 because I haven’t used it yet and x-rated looks similar to heartless.
      I’d say this palate is a pretty pointless to get unless you love at least 8 out of the 20 shadows, otherwise buying individuals would be better.

  38. beck

    really trying to avoid this…but wow…it is so gorgeous.
    I am not feeling the pink shades,and a few others so not sure
    if it is worth it.Too bad you cannot select the shades you
    want in that goooorgeous packaging. The pkg is really
    sucking me in, I love purple.

  39. justine

    I’ll definitely skip this. The packaging is pretty but a little clunky. I have the 1st vice and while I do love it, I only pull it out occasionally. The pallets I reach for most are the ones Ive customized myself. MAC and Inglot mostly. I think I’ll stick to custom pallets for now. I’ll keep checking out whats new, but a company would have to really impress me at this point to take up any more space in my vanity. (its pretty cramped in there already!!)

  40. V

    Hi there!

    Not sure if you would have this eye shadow (it’s pretty old) but do you think Prank looks like MAC’s darker eye shadow in the Ocean 2 shadow suite? I don’t have Vice 2 but in everything I own I think this might be a close match. Hard to compare to a picture on your computer. I just love Prank but that’s the only color I love in the palette.
    Thanks so much!!!

  41. Jojo

    Its a georgous palette no doubt. But there is a 80% simililarity with all of their palettes. I don’t need more palettes like this one!

    Back to this palette, nice colours but too much glitters as usual, not enough mattes or semi mattes.
    Love the jewel tone, but just need to be less glittery. And I agreed that 3 blackish colours is a bit of an over kill. Love the packaging as usual.

  42. Actnsing

    Christine, these looks are beautiful! Thank you for posting! I know not everyone is thrilled about this palette, but it is actually one of my new faves!!! <3

  43. I’m really glad to see I’m not the only one who is underwhelmed. I have the first Vice palette, and when I got Vice 2 home and swatched it, I thought, “Yikes, lots of shimmer…and similar to the Vice palette!!” Kinda disappointed. Really wish it had more matte shades, too. Guess I should have looked for online reviews like Christine’s, with her fantastic swatches, before buying!

    If you’re on the fence about purchasing, go check it out in person it in a store if you can find it. Sephora had no idea what I was talking about, but said maybe they’d have it closer to the holidays…one Ulta was also bewildered…and another had it, but not available on the floor for swatching. But they said they could set one aside for me, so I went for it since I love my Vice palette. I don’t think I’d have purchased this if I had been able to swatch it in person.

    For the price, it’s only about $3/each shadow, so I’ll hang onto it and see how much I use it. I don’t do a neutral look enough to have purchased any of the Naked palettes, so will probably give it a go with some of these shades (I use the browns in my Vice palette quite a bit for that reason).

    Christine, thanks so much for the look photos…I’m going to give some of these a try!! Maybe I will love this palette yet.

    • Happy to help, Reiland! It’s a great product, but depending on your preferences and how many other palettes you have (especially UD), it can be unnecessary!

    • Jenni

      I also visited Sephora today to check it out and it wasn’t anywhere to be found. I first saw it in Macys. Very strange!

  44. Avatar of Megan Megan

    In the last photo of your eye looks, what did you use for your bottom lash line? The glitter looks so pretty! :)

  45. lillylve

    they are not that unique. i don’t understand why people think they unique. if you own alot of shadows you’ll know what im talking about. i mean golds blacks baby pinks blues, ive seen them all..if anyone is a huge lover of make up they will know what im talking about. not happy with uds palettes so far. the only thing unique was packaging and compact.

  46. Jenni

    I am really tempted to buy this palette. I don’t need it, I have a lot of UD (and other) palettes. But for some reason, I think I would use the colors in this palette and the colors that look like foil come up so pretty on my skin when I tested them.
    Issues I have with it: size (I don’t use Vice1 as much as it’s not portable). Glitter shades: Why are these needed, by anyone? I love UD eyeshadows when they are shimmer or matte shades, but I really hate shadow with glitter. It gets everywhere and never sets right. Last, but not least: 4 nearly black shades is way too much! Even though black is used in a lot of looks, not much is used.
    I think there is still enough good ones in the batch to talk myself into getting it though!

    • janebaby

      Ud say these are 20 new shades! But what’s so unique the colour shellshock is way too bright snd the three blacks is a disapointment. One black is not pigmented it is buildable. The golds pinks its something you could find easy in other brands definitely. If ther wer colours very different and something id never seen I would of brought this for sure. Your right the shimmer you get is unnecessary this is great if your starting out your collection in my opinion. The compact is eye catching I really like the compact other then that I don’t really like the colours. . But if you go on youtube its being highly raved about! Strange because to me the colours are just not unique, I guess the pink purple berry compact has got everyone going crazy over this palette.

      • Jenni

        I ended up getting it last night, though I haven’t tried it yet. The boyfriend thought he’d treat me to some items at Ulta last night… I was shocked… and happy! I only got the Vice 2 palette though, I want to check out the Anarchy face kit at Sephora, because the shattered colors don’t appeal to me as much and the lipstick pencil looks very pretty in that one. The sephora I went to didn’t have it out yet. I like bits and pieces of both, so I have yet to make a decision.

        • janebaby

          Shell shock put me off. I hate bright metallic colours. I will still wait for the perfect palette realise. Vice 1 @ 2 are not for me. I went to swotch at ud counter I didn’t like it.

  47. Avatar of Sherry Sherry

    Just a helpful tip for anyone like me who loves Prank in the pan and wants it to look like that swatched – Fyrinnae’s pixie epoxy was made for this job. Seriously, the world of difference it makes is crazy – with the pixie epoxy, it looks just as glittery and gorgeous as it does in the pan

  48. Avatar of divinem1 (Melissa) divinem1 (Melissa)

    Since UD had their F&F 20% off sale, I decided to snap up the Vice 2 palette. The looks you did with this palette look WORLDS better than what you were able to achieve with the KVD palette. I’m going to send the KVD back, load screen shots of the looks you did with this palette on my iPad and set it up at my makeup table and do some playing. I have none of the new UD formula e/s, nor do I have any old UD e/s palettes, so there will be no dupes for me.

    The quality of this UD’s e/s is undeniable. The looks you did here are AMAZING, Christine. I would KILL for your eyebrows, girl. I’ve pretty much lost all of my brows to Thyroid disease, so I always appreciate a beautiful set of eyebrows.

    Thanks for all the great ideas. I will definitely use them!

    :D

  49. Avatar of Candice Candice

    Thank ypu for this post. Your looks are amazing, total inspiration!

  50. stephanie

    Hi Christine! These looks are amazing! I am truthfully between purchasing this and Too Faced Be Merry Be Bright Palettes. Can you help me make the decision?? I wanted a mix of pigmented shades that can give me a variety of looks for the best possible value. What are your thoughts?

  51. I’ve been trying to create the look you have with Toxic, Radar, Ambush and Derailed. Do you have step-by-step instructions on application to get that look? I guess I need some instruction on how to apply and blend! Thanks!

    • I applied Toxic to the inner third of the lid, then applied Radar to the middle third of the lid, then applied Ambush to the outer third of the lid and brought it slightly into the crease and above, and then applied Derailed into the deepest part of the crease.

  52. Katie

    I really love your reviews. It is super useful for a makeup noob like me to not only see swatches but also possible color combinations from each palette. Thanks :-)

  53. I thought of buying this. I only liked specific shades though! And UGH, why oh why, Urban Decay, do you have so many black eyeshadows in one palette? I think Urban Decay might break some of these shades up to add them into the permanent line; Laced, from Vice1, is actually now a permanent shade. Hopefully some of my faves (like Voodoo–ooh that purple <3) will be added to the permanent line.

    Thanks for all your in-depth swatching/reviewing, Christine. Saved me $63! I got the reduced Anarchy Face Case instead and I quite like the whole thing. Might have to tone down Scandal a little for day wear occasionally to it's beautiful lip stain state.
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