Sneak Peek: Urban Decay XX Vice LTD Reloaded Palette Photos & Swatches

Urban Decay XX Vice LTD Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay XX Vice LTD Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay XX Vice LTD Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette ($56.00 for 0.60 oz.) includes twenty eyeshadows that celebrate the brand’s 20-year history; some shades are from many years ago (and have been discontinued for awhile), others are part of the current range, and a few are new to the palette. It launches exclusively at Ulta on January 15th online and will be in-store on January 24th.

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Urban Decay XX Vice LTD Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay XX Vice LTD Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay XX Vice LTD Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay XX Vice LTD Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Suspend Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Suspend Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Suspend Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Suspend Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Oil Slick Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Oil Slick Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Oil Slick Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Oil Slick Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Roadstripe Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Roadstripe Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Roadstripe Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Roadstripe Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Gash Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Gash Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Gash Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Gash Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy Eyeshadow

Urban Decay 501 Eyeshadow
Urban Decay 501 Eyeshadow

Urban Decay 501 Eyeshadow
Urban Decay 501 Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Swallow Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Swallow Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Swallow Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Swallow Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Laced Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Hot Pants Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Hot Pants Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Hot Pants Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Hot Pants Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Mildew Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Mildew Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Mildew Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Mildew Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Smog Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Smog Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Smog Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Smog Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Misdemeanor Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Misdemeanor Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Misdemeanor Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Misdemeanor Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Freakshow Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Freakshow Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Freakshow Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Freakshow Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Asphyxia Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Asphyxia Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Asphyxia Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Asphyxia Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Acid Rain Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Acid Rain Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Acid Rain Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Acid Rain Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Moonflower Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Moonflower Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Moonflower Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Moonflower Eyeshadow

Urban Decay UV-B Eyeshadow
Urban Decay UV-B Eyeshadow

Urban Decay UV-B Eyeshadow
Urban Decay UV-B Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Goldmine Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Goldmine Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Goldmine Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Goldmine Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Twice Baked Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Twice Baked Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Twice Baked Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Twice Baked Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Anonymous Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Anonymous Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Anonymous Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Anonymous Eyeshadow

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Lorrin M Avatar

I got this in the mail yesterday and am pleasantly surprised with some of the shades! Acid Rain, Gash, Swallow and Misdemeanor are gorgeous 🙂 I’m really surprised they haven’t advertised this one much.

Emmilynn Avatar

I would say keep an eye on selfridges as they did get the vice limited in last year. But if that fails and it’s something you despiratly want sights like shipitto help us Brits get stuff that we struggle to get our hands on. But they can be a little pricey.

Katherine T. Avatar

Yes, so glad to see swatches!! I snagged mine during the Ulta Platinum launch, and have been stalking, oh I mean tracking, yes tracking it, suppose to come Saturday, can’t wait!!The blues look like they need some primer to help them out, but the other colors look good to awesome!! I especially love some of the more unique colors (Gash, Swallow, Acid Rain, Misdemeanor, Acid Rain). And this kit has a great of mattes/shimmers and neutrals/colors. And it gives me all the colors I need (browns, green, yellow pinks) to get that Dior Rose Glowing Gardens look, except the pigment will be on steroids LOL. Oh, and I missed out on all of the original discontinued colors (wasn’t into shadows back then), so this is perfect!!!

Claudia Avatar

That looks so good! I haven’t been tempted by any of the vice palettes previously but when I saw previews of this one I knew i had to have it. Now I can’t wait for your full review!

Celia Avatar

Mine arrived yesterday and I am absolutely loving it so far. So much better than Vice 3 for me! My first impressions were super positive. Everything swatched well without primer and even normally gritty shades like Midnight Cowboy and Oil Slick are smooth and buttery here. Yesterday I wore UV-B on the lid, Roadstripe on inner corners, Freakshow in the crease, and 501 as liner and on the outer V and it wore excellently. The mattes are super smooth and lovely. I even liked the brush this time!

Bonnie Avatar

Thanks for the review Celia!! I also grabbed this, but haven’t played with it yet, and I was a bit worried from Christine’s swatches…some shades look a little rough. It’s good to hear you like it! Gives me hope! 🙂 oh and thanks for the eye look idea!

Celia Avatar

Aw, thanks for the kind words, Bonnie! 🙂 And anytime for the eye look ideas 😉 I’ve already written out a ton of combo possibilities for this one. When Christine reviews it I’ll post more in-depth thoughts and some more looks.

I think once you start playing with it you’ll definitely find things to love. The more I play the more I’ve found. It’s always a good sign when you keep pulling the palette back out and just looking at it for a while haha. Thankfully, Christine swatches without primer as she should to give us the best idea of what we’re getting. And definitely, there are some shades here that need to be built up like Acid Rain and UV-B. But they also layer extraordinarily well. When you play with it, I highly recommend playing with some swatch combos on your hand/wrist to see how some of the more layering-type shades work with other more opaque ones. I was able to build each of those to desired opacity without problem and over primer they definitely pop more of course.

I’m actually really appreciating how those shades layer. I do wish Acid Rain had a bit more pigment just because the color is so cool and it does layer up! But choosing how much its built has been super fun so far and made for interesting looks (like I wanted to pop the color more when I did an Acid Rain on inner lid+Mildew on outer lid simple look and I added just a hint of Goldmine and it was suddenly complete glamour). UV-B looks amazing as a sheer wash and I found building it to be a-okay 🙂 Especially when you pair it with other blues and purples. Or even add Roadstripe over top to up the duochrome even further.

And seriously, I can’t believe how great the cult shades like Midnight Cowboy/Smog/Twice Baked/etc are formulated here. I’ve never had an easier time blending them, personally. So definitely there are some aspects of the palette that require a little working with and figuring out, but it’s all fun to do and results are interesting and unique. The mattes being so smooth make for easy neutral looks as well. Personally I haven’t had this much fun with a palette from UD since Electric so I hope you find some things you love in it!

Bonnie Avatar

Awesome!!! I can’t wait to try Acid rain+ mildew + gold mine now!!! Sounds gorgeous. And definitely Roadstripe over UVB. Sometimes I struggle with coming up with unusual combos that work so I really love your suggestions! I will definitely have fun playing with shade swatches together on my arm first like you suggested. Love hearing your thoughts, thank you Celia!

Kalli Avatar

I ordered this the other day with my Ulta points, so it was almost free (I think I paid $6 out of pocket). Anyway, it’s got so many old-school UD colors I used to own and some that I still have, but they are all in the old UD formula. It’s supposed to arrive today!

KJH Avatar

Love a bit of nostalgia. Maybe it’s a go, if some of my oldies are approaching pan, though I’m aging out of Vice and moving into En Taupe. UD has had a great run. Found them edgier at the outset, and pretty mainstream now. But they WERE the first brand to dare to go there. I like the concept of anniversary palettes and honoring a brand’s history. Thanks for the years, UD.

Katherine T. Avatar

I was thinking the exact same thing! After looking at those horrible swatches of that Sephora Watercolor Panetone palette, I got a headache just thinking about the amount of primer/NYX Milk/sponge applicators needed to make those shadows work. I was like, maybe I can just take some of the lighter colors (greens, blues, pinks, yellows) in UD Reloaded and sheer them down for spring look!

Kat Avatar

This is definitely the most interesting Vice palette to step back and look at, and I totally see where they’re going with marketing, jumping on the millenial throwback train.

I only hope it’ll be around for a few more weeks because I just cannot afford it right now!

Celia Avatar

Weirdly I wasn’t feeling the layout at all online but when I saw it in-person my mind completely changed. When you’re looking at it IRL the column options and various quads jump out much more easily. The colors look much more coherent in front of me than online somehow.

Celia Avatar

I’m really having so much fun with it! I know it’s one I’ll enjoy and include in regular rotation since I keep pulling it out and looking at it again and again. Always a good sign. The combo inspiration keeps coming so I hope you have the same experience if you decide to go for it 🙂 There so a ton of cool layering and mixing possibilities as well since they’re super smooth.

Celia Avatar

Ugh! Loose pans are so frustrating. UD’s had that problem for years now! Past time for them to fix it. I’m lucky it’s only happened to me once (my Naked 3 pans are shaky).

Lily S. Avatar

Wow, I may just get this palette, I love UD because their colors are so pigmented, I’m so mad that I didn’t get the limited edition spectrum palette released over the holidays.

Laura M Avatar

Acid rain was my favorite shadow in my first UD face case I bought 2000ish. The moment I saw that was in this palette, along with asphyxia… it must be mine.

Robin Avatar

I had a little buyer’s remorse after ordering this during the Ulta Platinum pre-sale, but that was absolved when I saw Goldmine and Swallow IRL. I was also pleasantly surprised by the neutral mattes!

miekogirlie Avatar

wow…at first i wasn’t impressed by the colors and online its so hard to tell what the true colors are but these are nice! only bad thing is its Ulta exclusive… so i guess i wont be getting it.

Genevieve Avatar

This is really a gorgeous collection of colourful shades that would suit everyone. Dare I say that some of the mattes look a little dry?
However it’s a shame when a collection or palette is limited exclusively to one store that does not ship outside the US. I really dislike it when that happens. (I am still after my bareMinerals Soft and Smoky eye palette, which is exclusively at QVC.)

stephanie Avatar

Could one of you that already has this flip it over and check to see if there are warnings about any shades not being able to use certain shades on the eye area? I think Gash might be one that had the warning – I want this pallette, a lot, but I have sensitive eyes. TIA!

xamyx Avatar

It’s labeled as an eyeshadow palette, unlike the Electric palette, which was labeled as pressed pigments. Also, I’m not finding any warnings of any sort on the box or palette. Gash was also sold as an eyeshadow single, as well as in other palettes, so I’m quite certain it’s safe. Carmine is typically what causes sensitivity to reds in eye products, but it isn’t in Gash. HTH!

stephanie Avatar

Thanks so much for letting me know! I am going to try and get one when I am “allowed to” by Ulta. The shades look great and I have been hunting for a palette with all the color families in it.

xamyx Avatar

Have you tried calling CS to explain the issue? They may have some suggestions for getting the site running, or perhaps help put the order through for you?

Rachel R. Avatar

I’ve called and written them multiple times. I get the same answer every time, which is basically, “Sorry; we don’t know what’s going on. Can’t help you.” I tweeted them, and got told to write CS.

I googled the issue, and a lot of people are out there having the same problem, and no one has gotten a helpful answer.

I’ve tried two different computers, three different browsers, and six different forms of payment. No matter what I do, it tells me that my payment can’t be processed.

Cat Avatar

Dumb question perhaps – but did you dump the cache and cookies from your browser? I would hope their CS would have recommended that. I’ve encountered issues like that on other web pages where doing that cleared up the page issues I was having. So sorry you’re having trouble. 🙁

Fran Avatar

I ordered this on impulse (4 greens! 2 blues! purples!) and it came Tuesday. So far, performance on the shades has been really mixed. For me, Anonymous, Laced, and Suspend have performed beautifully. Acid Rain I had to really pack on to get the intensity I like. Mildew just never got there no matter what I did (it performed poorly compared to the single). UV-B is probably my favorite color, and it is really pretty on, but I can’t get anywhere near the intensity on my lid that I got in the swatch (and I always use primer or a cream shadow base because of hooded/oily lids). Road Stripe is working well to highlight my inner corner, but I’m not sure it would work as an opaque white. I have higher hopes for Shallow and Misdemeanor because I slapped them on (over NARS Eye Paint in Porto Venere, which is all I had time to put on that morning) on Tuesday after I got to work, using the included brush (the box from ULTA was at my mailbox on my way out the door), and seemed to get pretty good results in spite of really haphazard application. Of course blues and greens seem to be more challenging to formulate than pinks and golds and browns, so there is hope for a lot of the other shimmery shades. I actually was surprised at how good Anonymous is, it went on really smooth and opaque for me. Not at all dry and dusty and easily-sheering-out (as UV-B and Mildew seemed to me).

xamyx Avatar

I don’t find Acid Rain to lack pigment, it’s just a lighter shade. Mildew is sooo creamy, and true-to-pan. As for UV-B, I just applied it to my lid, no primer/base, and it went on smoothly & evenly, not patchy at all. I also find using different brushes can affect the a shadow applies; I used the brush that came with the palette.

As for Roadstripe, in my experience with this type of shade (I have a Max Factor quad, NARS Iceland, MAC Vellum, a Smashbox “transformer” quad), is that it’s meant for layering or highlighting. If you want opacity, try a white base.

Celia Avatar

Amy is correct that Roadstripe is meant as a duochrome transformer shade. It’s actually a white-base with lilac and blue duochrome so its main effect is to cool down and add a multitonal aspect to anything underneath it. Try layering it over some of the darker shades and you’ll get a pretty bluish-lavender color. It’s like MUFE Crystalline Turqoise or Sugarpill Lumi, etc. At its most opaque it will be a soft blue-lavender. Anonymous will be the closest to layering to an opaque off-white. I’m sorry your shades were dry and dusty! Mine were super smooth 🙁 I hope you find more things to do with it that you like!

Fran Avatar

I’m really glad to hear that others are having better luck than I’ve had so far — I’ll experiment some more, with different primers/bases and different brushes. Because I really do love the colors 🙂

xamyx Avatar

I can relate, only in regards to music… Long before the Internet, we Americans had to rely on ordering CDs through venues such as Virgin Megastore, pay higher retail prices, plus shipping fees/import fees, and still wait several weeks. Many of what I ordered was from England, but were readily available in Canada. Plus, you Canadians still have access to brands we don’t, and have had Canadian exclusives. There is still the option of third-party shipping, eBay, etc… (not too different from what I went through for music, LOL!).

chris Avatar

Oooh, very pretty, though I think I’m going to have to pass on this one. Some of these shades I have in other UD palettes, or some are very similar to other ones I already have. Though I love Gash-hope UD releases that as a single shadow one day. Also a bit reluctant because when they did the LTD last year, it was weird, because it sold out in like, a few seconds when it was released, then was gone for awhile, then came back, & was heavily discounted.

Zoe Avatar

Wow, I feel like each Vice palette has less and less colors that interest me. My faves from this:
Suspend
Laced
Misdemeanor
Gash
Anyway, it’s cool to see older colors coming back for a limited release. And to see some of the gritter names used.

Lindsay Avatar

I think you have to have been born before 1985 to really understand how wonderful this palette is. For makeup nerds over thirty, this is nostalgia wrapped up in an awesome 90’s-era package. Urban Decay was the ultimate grunge brand, black and blue lipsticks, controversial shade names, industrial packaging and major street cred if you were a cool kid who listened to Smashing Pumpkins and shopped from the Delia’s catalog. I 100% guarantee other boys and girls like me are definitely feeling this product something serious!!!!

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