Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette
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.

Bones is described as an “oyster satin with pearl.” It’s a light beige with cooler undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a fairly soft, blendable consistency that wasn’t too thin or dry. It lasted for eight hours on me. Hourglass Graphite #5 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Promiscuous Pearl (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Pure Bred #1 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Phresh Out #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Polyester Bride (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Thunderstruck (DC, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Midnight 15 (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Jardin #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #1 Spring 2012 #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Lancome Joie (PiP, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Buxom Satin Seduction (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Mother's Milk (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick #1 (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). Guerlain Beaugrenelle #1 (PiP, ) is cooler (85% similar). bareMinerals Air (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Beigely (LE, $12.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Grip is described as a “taupe matte with iridescent micro-glitter.” It’s a faded, medium taupe with warm, brown tones and light sparkle (more sparkle than glitter to me). It’s the type of sparkle where most of it gets lost and doesn’t adhere to the skin without some sort of adhesive base. It was firmer in texture with sheerer coverage and was one of the less easy-to-use shades in the palette. The color faded afters even and a half hours. LORAC Navy #5 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Dreamer (P, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Ashes (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Minimalism (P, $29.50) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Stony (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Come What Grey (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Greenluxe #3 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D-12 (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Adios (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Deadbeat is described as a “black satin with iridescent micro-glitter.” It’s a dark, charcoal gray with cooler undertones and a smattering of iridescent teal shimmer. The texture was on the powdery side, but if you use a light touch, it is blendable on the eye without a lot of effort. It lasted for eight hours on me, and I didn’t notice any fall out. Dior Eternal Gold #5 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Volcano Fairy Wren (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Plumluxe #5 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Graphite #4 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Indigo (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Moonlight #5 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Oyster (Cream) (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Tall, Dark, & Handsome (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Black Star (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Raven (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Dark Soul (PiP, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Shameless (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Pat McGrath Black Metal (PiP, $25.00) is brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Friskie (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #21 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Carbon (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Full Metal Black (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D104 Black Diamond (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sugarpill Stella (P, $13.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). LORAC Onyx (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Beat Down is described as a “deep metallic violet with blue micro-glitter.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark violet purple with cool, blue undertones and a pearly sheen. I really didn’t notice the micro-glitter at all when I swatched or used it on the eye. The texture was a little on the firmer side, so a flatter brush works better with this one. It wore well for eight hours. Sugarpill Weekender (P, $13.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Natasha Denona Blue Dahlia (181DC) (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Thunder and Rain #2 (LE, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Cross Faded (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Sugared Violet (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Banafsaji (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Fyrinnae Because Cats (P, $6.75) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Sugared Violet #2 (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Milani Primary #4 (P, $6.99) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Simbad's Seas (LE, $9.99) is darker, brighter (90% similar). MAC Erogenous Zone (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, glossier (90% similar). Kat Von D Danzig (DC, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Cle de Peau Cosmic Aura #1 (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar). Buxom Posh Purple (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Badass (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay UV-B (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Ransom (DC, $18.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Cle de Peau Cosmic Aura #4 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pandemonium is described as a “metallic plum with iridescent micro-glitter.” It’s a blackened plum with subtle, warmer undertones and a frosted sheen paired with pink sparkle. It had a drier consistency with noticeable sparkle fall out during application, but most of the sparkle seems to drop during that initial application. It had semi-opaque pigmentation and lasted for seven hours. bareMinerals Romp (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Black Slip (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Smolder (PiP, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Joy & Laughter #2 (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Rich Core (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Huda Beauty Ruby #6 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Clinique Lavish Lilac (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #27 (DC, $33.00) is warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #4 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Variation #4 (P, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Dose of Colors Hot Mesh (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Ursula (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Chanel L'Intemporel de Chanel #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Fantastical #1 (DC, ) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Round Midnight (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Cosmic Aura #3 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Sydney Grace The Commons (P, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Bruised Sky (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Rare Find (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Circa Plum (LE, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Framed is described as a “light neutral matte-satin.” It’s a light-medium peachy orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, silky consistency that was blendable and easy to use. It lasted for eight hours on me. Sephora Walking in the Sand (DC, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sugarpill Heart-Shaped Cookie (PiP, $13.00) is brighter (95% similar). LORAC Fawn (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Pink Nude (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay ABC Gum (P, $19.00) is warmer, better quality (95% similar). Kat Von D Vespertine (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Magnate (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Natural (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Inglot #330 (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Barefoot in the Grass (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Peaches 'n Cream (PiP, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Empress (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Clinique Nude Rose (PiP, $15.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Reindeer (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Relaxed (PiP, ) is brighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Fast-Ball is described as a “metallic peachy pink with pink micro-glitter.” It’s a brightened, medium pink with warm, coral-y tones and sheen. The micro-glitter gets quite lost in this shade, and I didn’t notice it during application or later on during wear. The color payoff was so-so with a consistency that would do better over a primer. It lasted for seven and a half hours. MAC Love Power (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Rose Light (LE, $32.50) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Kindness is Free (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Blushing (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Impulsion (93) (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Magic (PiP, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Star-Crossed Lovers (103) (DC, $10.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Pinkluxe #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Starlets (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Nocturnal (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Sweetie Pie (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Love (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Bubbly (P, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Rose Light (LE, $32.50)(95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Sunset #12 (PiP, $9.99) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Pink of Me (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Chant (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Anastasia Wild Child (LE, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Stop Ruffling My Feathers #4 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

1985 is described as a “metallic fuchsia with fuchsia micro-glitter.” It’s a brightened, fuchsia with cool, purple tones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, buttery consistency that was really easy to work with. This was another shade where there was micro-glitter, but it seemed to get trapped in my brush and didn’t translate on the lid (subsequently, fall out wasn’t an issue). It wore well for eight hours. NARS Rage (LE, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Jingle Berry (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Fishnet (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Infamous (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME912 Orchid (DC, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced TF Mascot (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dominique Cosmetics G*psy (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Ardency Inn Orchid (DC, $21.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Boudoir (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Too Faced Violet Cassis (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Selena (LE, $17.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Maybelline Pink Rebel (P, $6.99) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Faerie (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Femininity (LE, $32.50) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Buxom Party Girl (P, $12.00) is warmer (85% similar). Sydney Grace Awake (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Acid #1 (PiP, $9.99) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Backlash (LE, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Forest of Thorns (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Dare (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Underhand is described as a “burgundy-brown satin.” It is a medium-dark plum with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It was intensely pigmented with a really soft, creamy consistency that was almost too soft–you can easily get more product than you need! It applied well and lasted for eight hours. Viseart Petit Pro #8 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Livin' Lavish (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Stila Sangria (LE, $18.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Mumtaz (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Girlish Appeal (LE, ) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Wittle (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Overlook (DC, $14.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Last Call (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Just Stay (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Show Plum Love (LE, ) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Enchanted (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Aubergine (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Anastasia Pink Sapphire (LE, $12.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blitz Glitz (LE, $28.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Desdemona (P, $29.00) is warmer (85% similar). Coloured Raine Queen Mother (PiP, $6.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Drama (LE, $12.00) is more muted (90% similar). Anastasia Rosette (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Hidden Motive (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Babykins (LE, $5.00) is more muted, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Harlot is described as a “metallic lavender.” It’s a pale, silvered lavender with cool undertones and a metallic sheen. It had nice color coverage with a soft, blendable texture that wore for eight hours on me–no complaints. Giorgio Armani Scarab Violetta (33) (DC, $33.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Rockstar (LE, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Rose Platinum (16) (LE, $39.00) is lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #2 (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). Laura Mercier Pearl Fantasy (LE, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Elegant Friend (LE, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Crystal (DC, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Dynamic Duo 2 #1 (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Nashville (PiP, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Bluff (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Daydream #4 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Discreet is described as a “soft dusty mauve matte.” It’s a muted, light-medium lavender with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, silky texture that was finely-milled and not powdery to work with. The color lasted for seven and a half hours on me before fading noticeably. MAC Freakshow (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC All Races (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Romance (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Enchanted #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Dior Constellation (864) #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Grasshopper is described as a “metallic emerald with green micro-glitter.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark green with slight, warmer yellow undertones and a frosted sheen. There is slight emerald green sparkle, and it seems to bind well with the base, as it is denser (but stiffer) in the pan. This shade wore well for eight hours, and I didn’t have fall out. Colour Pop The Bull (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME304 Emerald (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Empire (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC New Crop (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Fins (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Affresco #5 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Color Explosion (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Grass (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Iggy (DC, $21.00) is cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #52 (LE, $23.00) is cooler (90% similar). Natasha Denona Exotic (LE, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Electric Look #8 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Milani Green Safari (P, $6.49) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Picnic in the Park (07) (DC, $10.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Extreme Emerald (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Too Faced Lost Boys (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Colour Pop Emerald Dream (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). YSL Misty Green (09) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Stila Vivid Jade (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Colour Pop Big Banks (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

C-Note is described as a “frosted green with micro-glitter.” It’s a muted, smoky medium-dark green with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen paired with gold sparkle. You can feel the texture of the glitter in the product, and there is fall out during the eight hours it wears for. It had good pigmentation, and it was blendable. Pat McGrath Supernova (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Stila Vivid Jade (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Emerald Lust #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Griffith Green (126) (LE, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Periwinkle Cardinal (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). MAC Try Me On (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Rosemary (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Dose of Colors Palma (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #302 (P, $20.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Sydney Grace Levy (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Sea Green (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Garden Pastels #5 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Very Wicked (DC, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Sweet & Sour #2 (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Viseart Medusa (GPV2 #8) (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Violet Storm #1 (DC, ) is lighter (85% similar). Sydney Grace Timber (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Sugarpill Clickbait (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Dior Bonne Etoile (384) #5 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Silver Sun (P, $20.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Arctic is described as a “bright teal with tonal sparkle.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark blue-leaning teal with a metallic sheen and teal sparkle. It was intensely pigmented with a really smooth, buttery texture that applied well with full intensity. The sparkle falls out mostly during application, thankfully, but there are a few stray bits later on during wear, though the color lasted for eight hours. Make Up For Ever D236 Lagoon Blue (DC, $21.00) is darker, brighter (95% similar). Milani Teal the Truth (P, $6.99) is brighter (95% similar). Huda Beauty Sapphire #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Gridlock (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Fringe (DC, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Azure Sun (Cream Color) (LE, $45.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Sephora Alchemy (PiP, ) is more muted (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I-20 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Caspian Sea (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D236 Lagoon Blue (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Too Glam (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Junkie (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Constellation (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). NARS Break It Up (LE, $25.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #5 (PiP, ) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Urban Decay Heavy Water (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Autumn Breeze (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Colour Pop LOL I'm Crying (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Sydney Grace Megalodon (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Fyrinnae Gender Bent (P, $6.75) is less shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Robbery is described as a “deep metallic brown-gunmetal.” It’s a muted, dark taupe brown with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. The color payoff was great, while the consistency was soft, blendable, and really smooth, but it wasn’t too soft, so it was easy to work with. This shade wore well for eight hours. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #7 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D-12 (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Cheers (V2) (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Mushroom (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Derailed (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Huntress (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME554 Gunmetal (DC, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Buxom Frosted Pewter (LE, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Velvet (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #1 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Posh Pedigree #2 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Gabrielle #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Zoeva Nostalgic (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Vaporize (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm #19 (P, $6.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Natasha Denona Industrial (45M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Natasha Denona Gray-Brown (38M) (P, $29.00) is cooler (85% similar). Jouer Magic Hour (LE, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bitter is described as a “reddish brown matte.” It’s a muted, medium-dark brown with warm, orange-red tones and a matte finish. It had decent pigmentation with a blendable texture, but it was a little powdery and thin. The eyeshadow lasted for eight hours before fading. Morphe Roxanne (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Dali Wood (PiP, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Viseart Nude Caramel (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Bee's Knees (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Brick (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Whimsy (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Cayenne (PiP, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Sienna (P, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Wrath (DC, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Dogman (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Not a Basic Peach #1 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Top Notch (P, $4.50) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Cleopatra (PiP, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Nuts About U (LE, $16.00) is brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Popular Demand (DC, $4.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Huda Beauty Henna (Remastered) (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Isabel (LE, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Throwback (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Huda Beauty Warm Browns #9 (PiP, ) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Buxom Filthy Rich (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Flame is described as a “bright orange with gold micro-glitter.” It’s a medium coral-orange with gold glitter and sparkles. It had semi-opaque pigmentation but had a grittier texture due to the amount of glitter in it, and it tended to fall apart on the skin: prone to sheering out and fading, plus fall out during wear. MAC Pink Pepper (LE, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). NYX Golden Peach (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Miser (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D750 Frosted Peach (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Buxom Glitz Factor (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Inglot #407 (P, $7.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Mortal #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Intense Gaze (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia China Rose (P, $12.00) is warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #6 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Cosmopolitan (P, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Shark Attack (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Low is described as a “brown matte with iridescent micro-glitter.” It’s a muted, dark brown with subtle, warm undertones and large chunks of silver glitter. It had semi-sheer color, as the base color was firmer and stiffer, with a lot of glitter that sat loosely on top and got everywhere. MAC Sketchbook (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Silver Dawn (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop 90210 (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Bao Bao's Jewels #4 (LE, ) is more pigmented (90% similar). Colour Pop Far Side (P, $5.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Leopard (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Satellite (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Lust in LA (LE, $9.99) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Yule Log (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Stila Smoky Storm (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Embellish (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Jackpot (LE, $16.00) is more pigmented, warmer, lower quality (95% similar). Too Faced Don't Settle (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Viseart Grand-Palais (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Pretty It Up (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop So Quiche (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Nillionaire (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Crowbar is described as a “black with golden metallic pearl and micro-glitter.” It’s an olive green with warm undertones and large gold glitter over a metallic finish. It had good pigmentation, but the consistency was drier and loose, and the glitter didn’t bind with the color, so there was a lot of fall out during application. The underlying color lasted for seven and a half hours but I had some fall out over time, too. Urban Decay Vortex (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Fiction (DC, $17.00) is less shimmery, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Stash (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Inglot #419 (P, $7.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Hammered (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Raw Jade (Right) (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte DIY (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Color Field #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dose of Colors Jackpot (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Safari (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Stardust #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Milani Bella Khaki (17) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Coup de Foudre #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Midnight (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Dose of Colors Olive You (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Sephora Hidden Treasure (114) (LE, $13.00) is cooler (85% similar). Huda Beauty Emerald #8 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Dose of Colors Reflection (P, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Hellcat (P, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Jester (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Delete is described as a “deep chestnut brown matte-satin.” It’s a dark brown with warm, reddish tones and a mostly matte finish. It had great color payoff with a soft, silky texture that was just a smidgen on the powdery side but blended out well and wore for eight hours. LORAC Chocolate (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #5 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #5 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Charming #4 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Boardroom (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Hourglass Obscura #4 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Cocoa (PiP, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Adagio (PiP, $8.00) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Coffee Blossom (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). Sephora #tbt (DC, $10.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC Ground Brown (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Roundhouse (DC, $4.50) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Multi-Tasker (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Played Out (LE, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Chocolate (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #6 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Hourglass Dark Cocoa (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Powerful (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Espresso (PiP, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette
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Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette
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Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette
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Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette
Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette
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Urban Decay Pandemonium Eyeshadow

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Urban Decay Fast-Ball Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Fast-Ball Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Fast-Ball Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Fast-Ball Eyeshadow

Urban Decay 1985 Eyeshadow
Urban Decay 1985 Eyeshadow

Urban Decay 1985 Eyeshadow
Urban Decay 1985 Eyeshadow

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Urban Decay Underhand Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Underhand Eyeshadow
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Urban Decay Harlot Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Harlot Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Harlot Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Harlot Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Discreet Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Discreet Eyeshadow

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Urban Decay Grasshopper Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Grasshopper Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Grasshopper Eyeshadow
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Urban Decay C-Note Eyeshadow
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Urban Decay C-Note Eyeshadow
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Urban Decay Arctic Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Arctic Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Arctic Eyeshadow
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Urban Decay Robbery Eyeshadow
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Urban Decay Bitter Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Bitter Eyeshadow

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Urban Decay Flame Eyeshadow
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Urban Decay Low Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Low Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Low Eyeshadow
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Urban Decay Crowbar Eyeshadow
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Urban Decay Delete Eyeshadow

Urban Decay Delete Eyeshadow
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Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette
Fast-Ball, 1985, Beat Down, Pandemonium, Framed, Bones, Push Eyeliner

Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette
Fast-Ball, 1985, Beat Down, Pandemonium, Framed, Bones, Push Eyeliner

Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette
Arctic, C-Note, Grasshopper, Crowbar, Delete, Grip, Bones, Street Eyeliner

Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette
Arctic, C-Note, Grasshopper, Crowbar, Delete, Grip, Bones, Street Eyeliner

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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The shades are pretty but not super unique. I have two other Vice palettes and I hardly ever reach for them so this one will be a skip too!

Those eye looks are to die for! They seal the deal for me, and now I NEED this palette. Is there any way you can post a tutorial for these looks? I mostly wear neutrals (for work), but I’m usually lost when it comes to color.

I tend to apply in the same way – inner, middle, outer third, crease – use a small eyeshadow brush (I used MAC 239s) and tapered crease brush! I don’t have any tutorials for these planned, though πŸ™

Did you find the formula was more on par with the better quality UD shadows, or disappointing like last year’s Vice 3?

(I had the same issues with Vice 3 that you found)

Sold! I was hoping that this would get it a good review and I’ll take a B–especially since I always use primer and that should help with some of the stuff I think. But I love me some glitter/shimmer (Pixie Epoxy is a gift from the gods) and the colors that I was interested in got good ratings.

Urban decay palettes are just not my thing. I tend to like a few shadows, but never in large enough number to really make use their whole palettes. I do not like their shimmer shadows on me which tend toward some nasty fallout. My Naked 2 and 3 and Vice 3 sit collecting dust. I make far more use out of a Lorac or Tarte palette..which typically include more matte shades, less intense shimmer shades. These new palettes are an easy pass for me. I love other products by UD, but not their eyeshadows.

What exactly is “tonal sparkle”?

Such a shame… I had high hopes for this, but I like the Spectrum a lot more. I hope that gets a better score! The packaging is super pretty though.

Overall, this palette doesn’t seem too bad. I’ll keep it on the maybe list. Love the green look that you came up with. Very pretty.

I love the looks you created; but it’s an easy pass for me. I wish there had been more semi-matte/satin and matte shades to make it truly versatile.

I really think they would be better served to lay out a theme, or maybe a theme per row, instead of just a mismash of colors… even just add a bottom row of matte neutrals…but the hype on these is so high they can just throw whatever in there and still sell thousands of them.

You know why your reviews are the best? Because you always supply enough details so that I know exactly WHY a color is less than stellar. All but maybe one or two of the average/below average shades have issues that don’t particularly bother me. So while they fall short of brand claims or require extra products to work, they still will work for me.

The downside is, there isn’t anything in this review that’s going to save me money. πŸ˜‰

I’m not a fan of the glittery UD shades. I really like the color of C-Note though, I will have to go through my stash and see how close I can get. Maybe Colourpop Sleigh dabbed on top of some bluish green that I never use. Or Colourpop Krinkle over MAC Silver Sun…

What a wonderfully in-depth and detailed review. Adore your photos and the mention of dupes. I love that Urban Decay always name their eyeshadows even when they are in a palette. I don’t know if I will get this one, some of the colours look lovely, but there are probably a few I would never wear.

I can see how this would be a nice palette to have for someone else, but the shade selection and sparkle really aren’t me. I can’t believe holiday palette reviews are already coming out!

Ack. It all looks so pretty from afar! But I’m not a fan of glitter. I am okay with shimmer and some microglitter, but… this level of fallout? :/

How do these compare, glitterbomb-wise, to something like Maui Wowie (which is past the point of okay, for me)?

The swatches confirmed it — this is a definite pass for me. The colours just aren’t interesting enough. Thanks for helping me save some money, Christine! Your efforts are truly appreciated.

I think I’m in trouble because Vice 4 has some uber lovely shades in it! And the quality seems to have improved overall as well. ? But the question for me is: “where in heck do I put this???” Hahaha! I do still love my last 2 Vice palettes, 3 and LTD (probably because warmer shades draw me in a bit more), so they stay in my wheeled narrow Sterlite, of which a wheel broke off because of the excess weight contained within! ?

Uh oh! It is better than last year’s overall, despite the fall out, the texture in general seemed better and they were easier to use without primer.

I think I’ll probably cave and get this but will swatch in store first (that’s the drawback of the other one that is only available from UD! GRRRR). What a shame about the aptly named “LOW” – it looks SO pretty and do loads of other shades. I’ll just have to do a glitter check on ’em.

I wish brands that did an exclusive in the U.S. would figure out how to make it exclusive internationally, too – like pick a retailer, man!

I’m getting it because I have all of the Vice palettes since they started. So, I’m not impressed with the quality. But, with TF Glitter Glue, hopefully it will be at least a B+. At least it’s not awful. If it was awful , I would have to break my collection possibly. I have a daughter to pass my legacy to, lol!
I love the looks Christine. I think I will have to copy them with a primer. Thanks for the prompt review! πŸ™‚

It’s interesting how some of the neutral, lighter colors didn’t swatch as well, but overall, a good score for this kit. I like Crowbar, but I have 4 of the dupes already ( TF Raw Jade, Milani Bella Khaki, CP Hammered, and UD Vortex). But I like the colors of the Spectrum palette more, will await your review on that one

About what I expected from the swatches. I’ll still get it, because the colors I liked best did well, and I wear primer all the time, anyway. I can deal with some fallout and a couple of “just OK” shades. The packaging tips the scales for me.

I’m so disappointed by fastball and flame. πŸ™ I’m really impressed they managed to do two super pale lavender-y colors though. I have about eight lavender shadows and it doesn’t matter if i use them wet over a white base and primer they still fade. I’ll probably be sold once i swatch in store.

Did you mean to leave the individual names off the swatch photo captions? It’s so much easier to match up the “hits and misses” when you put them. But thank you, as always, for such a detailed review you made the ‘yea or nay’ decision a simple and quick one.

I’m so sorry – total idiot over here, it took eight hours to write the review and I took a few breaks – forgot to label the photos. I normally write in one go, but this one took forever to write. I’m so sorry!

Love that green look on you Christine!

I have Vice 2 & 3 already, but I think I need this one too. I’m such a sucker for these palettes. I wish UD just wouldn’t bother putting glitter in shades when it isn’t going to show up on the eye. I’d rather have a matte, just be matte. They did the same thing in Vice 3.

How does Arctic compare to Freeze in Vice 3?

Christine!!! Thank you sooo much for your hard work in swatching, telling us the performance, and then giving us the dupes!!! I thought all the colors in this palette spoke to me, but I thought I should wait on your review to see if I have dupes. Sure enough, I have dupes for nearly every shade I loved, except for Harlot and Flame.

I find it quite amazing that several microglitter shades don’t have fallout. That’s impressive. I think I might consider this palette anyway–bc it keeps everything I love in one place.

Oh man, only a B? That’s really strange about the formula because glamlifeguru on YouTube said that Urban Decay used a different formula for this palette where they were supposed to be long wearing with minimal fallout. Then again she did use a primer with the look she did with it. It is bad I just want the palette for the packaging? ;D

I can’t decide, so this palette is a maybe for me. I like it, love some of the eyeshadows, but there will be so much fun, well at least one can hope, stuff coming out the next three or so months.
If I get this, I might just have to try to find Pixie Epoxy or whatever it’s called, seemes like a good thing to have anyway.
Love the looks, especially the green one.

The shades are lovely – but not unique. All the shades I love – the greens, taupes etc are ones I already have and have a better rating/quality. 13 of the colours I really would not use as they don’t suit my colouring so it is ultimately easy for me to leave this palette alone.
I absolutely love the eye looks you have created with this palette Christine – especially the green toned one.
I am a bit disappointed with the overall rating, I was hoping/expecting an A. But there you go….

Christine, your reviews are always on point! ☺ I have always found your good reviews end up as favorites and the few things that I have bought despite less than glowing reviews from you I am always disappointed with. I have all 3 vice pallets and I never reach for them. This one will definitely be a pass for me. Keep up the good work, yours is the opinion I flat out trust when trying to decide if a product/ palette is worth the investment . You are my hero!! Laurie

Eh, not into this one. I haven’t been excited over a Vice palette since the Vice 2.

On the other hand, Beat Down reminds me of my beloved Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow in Ransom! I wish they had a similar shade in their permanent line… :/

To be honest I’m really unsure about this palette, as a collector and lover of packaging and the words ‘limited edition’ I feel the need to buy it but I also know I hardly ever use my Vice 3 and I’m a much bigger fan of mattes than shimmers so I think I’ll really wait on this product, if I really want it in November I’ll get it at Sephora’s annual sale maybe but for now I think I’ll pass! Thanks for all the work that I know this review took! and those looks are amazing!!

Hi Christine, I’ve been a huge fan of the blog for years and I love the new design but there’s something about the mobile website… I don’t know, I feel like on every post I had to scroll down FOREVER just to get to the pictures and swatches and even on the main page I have to scroll down quite a bit to see each post. It wasn’t like this before. It’s definitely giving my right thumb a workout as I visit this blog multiple times a day. Just thought I’d share my thoughts. Thank you for all your hard work Christine!

The post length is the same? I’m not sure. If you are on phone, then everything is designed so you can read it without zooming in, so maybe that’s why?

Yeah maybe that’s why the pages seem longer to me on my iphone. Either way love the blog and all the hard work that was put into the new design

I think the same thing, I think what I miss about the old format is that the overall grade and gloss overs used to be at the top, with the detailed reviews being under them and only showing all of it if you clicked on the “see more” option

Yep, no-brainer. I’m getting this. I did alright with Vice 3 since I always wear primer, and I’ve worn some of the stupider fall-out fest shades in the past (Maui Wowie, anyone?), so this’ll be fine.

The packaging is gorgeous. That rarely sways me, but it’s a bonus!

On the fence… I want it because it’s a Vice palette and I’m a tragic addict, but I hate UD micro glitter most of the time and the colours aren’t as wow as last year’s. I guess I’ll see if I like the grade of the Spectrum palette more.

That’s not for me. I have a ton of colorful eyeshadows and I don’t use them very often so I don’t need more. And, with so much makeup, I’ve decided not to buying anything unless it’s top quality and superunique for me.

Oh, the green look it’s stunning.

Ugh. I’m feeling so conflicted about this palette. (<<– Translate as: "I've been trying my best to figure out a way to justify buying it!") I might have to pass on Vice this year. I'm hoping one of the other brands will release a palette I could get more use from. If not, I've been thinking about getting the original Lorac Unzipped. You know… because I really NEED more eyeshadow. *smh*

Given that this was the first Vice palette to catch my interest since the first one, I’m a little disappointed in the quality of the shades. Considering UD has frequently done A+ palettes in the past, this trend of newer palettes ranging in the B territory is a little glaring. Flare is gorgeous, though, and it’s a shame it and Chaos are not singles.

Loving the packaging and don’t own any Vice palettes so I was eagerly awaiting this one! I am trying to avoid buying palettes with shades or dupes of what I already have. The only UD palettes I own are the Ammo and Smoked. Which palette-the Spectrum or Vice 4- would you recommend?

I don’t know if it’s because the quality is getting worse or I’m getting older, but UD’s beginning to lose me. I have the previous Vice palettes and while I enjoyed them, I only got 3 because of work. 4 and the other LE palette just seem to have either the exact same colors or something very similar. I’ll swatch these at my job when we finally get the tester but it looks like I’ll just look for dupes for the more unique colors that I don’t have like Beatdown.

Also, I see that on the dupes page it still lists UD shadows at $18. Unfortunately, UD’s raised the price of the single eyeshadows to $19.

Thanks – we’ll update the price! It’s not automatic, so everything has to be done manually by me – unfortunately I cannot keep up with every brand’s price changes!

Thank you for being so thorough. I read about all of the shadows. I almost skipped this palette. What really sold me is that you said the micro glitter isn’t too strong in some of these…I’m ok with it but not a fan of micro glitter. If it’s tame in some, I can work with it. Last year’s vice 3 is actually a fave of mine with it’s mix of neutrals and wearable color. I guess I’ll have to actually play with the vice 4 but hoping for a few colors I will love. I wish it contained more mattes. UD makes great mattes but they seem to favor making them. Other than that, nice range of new colors that I’ll be excited to add to my massive UD collection πŸ™‚

Great review and thank you for so many details..I bought it b/c I am a collector but the micro glitter is really turning me away these days. There are about 5 or 6 colors that I will use but forget the mega micro glitter ones…:-( Otherwise it’s a pretty assortment of colors

Since I have the Vice 3, plus the 15th Anniversary, this one is a pass for me as I’m all shimmered out! I opted for Kat Von D’s Mi Vida Loca Remix instead. The colours are just so wonderfully vibrant, that it made the Vice 4 look almost muted in comparison!

I like to have both a neutral shadow blend out into some seriously vibrant shades, so the KVD palette is absolutely spot on for me, as there are plenty of mattes to work with while having the odd shimmer just to jazz up the end result should I so desire.

Am desperate to try the Mi Vida, which I bought today along with the Anastasia Artist palette, and a couple of Nars lip pencils. Roll on delivery day!!

I’m gonna do it! I get one holiday palette so I need to get this one and call it a day! I’ve never tried a UD palette but I am fan of the shimmers..they also have 20% off for this, last day! Thankyou for the review❀

I own the vice 2, I think that I will get this one and depot the good shadows. Then I will put that shadows into the places of the bad ones in my vice 2…

I’m a cool toned pale skin type and I find it very hard to decide whether I should get Vice 4 or Spectrum (I don’t any of the included shades yet). What would you recommend?

I ordered this online and not sure whether to keep it or not. A few too many sparkle shades for me. I really want the shades printed on the box, they are richer and deeper with just a hint of shimmer. Very disappointing as I really wanted to adore this.

How similar is the shade crowbar to the Laura mercier wet dry baked eye shadow in black karat? I bought it but then returned it after swatching but now I really really really miss it =(

It is definitely S duos. I ended up buying the palette and returned the LM eye shadow….and now this palette is on sale and I’m ?????? for buying it during the VIB sale (amongst other things that I got and are now on sale too….and with the sale on sale promotion I’m like ?????)

I would never have paid full price for this palette. But suddenly it’s on sale for $39 pretty much everywhere, and I had a 20% off ULTA coupon burning a hole in my pocket. Sold!

I just picked this up about a month ago, and I have to say, I’m a little disappointed in the palette. The colours look gorgeous in their pans, but even when I swatched them, I had to take so much to get colour payoff. I think I might give the palette to a friend of mine who has been lusting after it and just pick up a few of the dupes. Flame, Arctic, Underhand, Fast Ball, and Grasshopper are gorgeous colours but I think if I’d have just gotten those individually I’d have been just as happy.

Crowbar is freaking gorgeous, and I was sad I couldn’t get it to be as heavily pigmented as the swatches. It reminds me of a lighter version of Scorpio from their Moondust shadows, and it might even be good to tap over the top to give it a little extra gold sparkle, but overall, this palette just isn’t for me. The packaging was brilliant, the case is sturdy as heck, and I loved the pouch it came in.

Overall I think my friend will be love it and she’ll get a lot out of it, and that’s all that really matters to me. God bless that dupe list.

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