Urban Decay XX Vice LTD Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette Review, 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. I think it’s a solid palette overall, but it’s one that begs for primer. I have discovered that over the last year or two that more often than not, Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes need primer to function well, whereas in the past, I did not have that much trouble using them without primer, but a lot of the more recent iterations have been thinner, dustier, or looser as a whole, which makes them prone to sheering out without a smooth base to adhere to.

Suspend is described as a “greige-brown matte.” It’s a muted, medium-dark tuape brown with cooler over-tones and warmer undertones. It had a matte finish with good pigmentation and a soft, blendable consistency. The color lasted for eight hours before fading. bareMinerals Exhale (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Smoke (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). NARS Quai des Brumes (Right) (DC, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). Stila Fog (LE, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Dance in the Dark (PiP, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). bareMinerals Fuze (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Persona Maverick (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Haze (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Persuade (LE, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Horizon (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Ciate Mecha (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). ColourPop Adios (LE, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). KVD Beauty Saleos (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Defy (LE, $19.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Soot #2 (DC, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Permanent Press #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). theBalm Dig It (LE, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). bareMinerals Undercover (P, ) is more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Oil Slick is described as a “black matte with silver micro-glitter.” It’s a medium-dark black with neutral-to-warm undertones and silver sparkle. The sparkle doesn’t bind with the base, so little of it adheres to the lid without an adhesive base. The color payoff was weaker, while the texture was drier and crumbly. The color wore for seven hours before fading. ColourPop Friskie (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Noite (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Buxom Black Lab (P, $18.00)(90% similar). Make Up For Ever D104 Black Diamond (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Cyber Goth (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Lava (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Cinderfella (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Blacklit (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). CoverGirl Molten Black (300) (P, $4.99) is brighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Penthouse (LE, ) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Roadstripe is described as a “iridescent white with blue-violet shift.” It’s a bright, iridescent white with a bluish-violet sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a fairly smooth, firmer consistency. It is a lot less powdery compared to the version that came out last year. It wore well for seven hours before fading. Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 10 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay White Walker (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sugarpill Ice Angel (PiP, $13.00) is cooler (95% similar). Smashbox Cosmic (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Le Marais (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ripe Plum (Left) (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). ColourPop Hope (LE, $6.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Early Frost (DC, $10.00) is lighter (90% similar). L'Oreal Petite Perle (P, $5.99) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo (Left) (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). NARS Cassiopeia (P, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Sugar Rush (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cobalt Rush #1 (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Sick of Swimmin' (LE, ) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Mood Ring (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Blue Ice (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Crystal Avalanche (DC, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Phantom (DC, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Unicorn (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Becca Mermaid Pearl (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Gash is described as a “metallic brick red.” It’s a rich, medium-dark red with warm, orange undertones and a pearly sheen. It was intensely pigmented and had a really smooth, buttery consistency that blended nicely. This shade started to fade after eight hours. Guerlain Exotic Orchid #3 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). ColourPop Drift (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Blazing Gold #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Pat McGrath Crimson Fire (DC, $25.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Danessa Myricks Medallion (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Stila Vivid Garnet (P, $24.00)(85% similar). Pat McGrath Blitz Bordeaux (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). KVD Beauty Raw Power (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Afterparty (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Treasure (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Sonic (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Jouer Rouge (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #9 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). KVD Beauty Swoon (Better Together) (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Hot MoMA (LE, ) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). MAC It's Not Easy Having a Good Time (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Peace of Mind (PiP, $4.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Natasha Denona Claret (274M) (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Sydney Grace Lee-Lee (P, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I824 Ocher Pink (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Midnight Cowboy is described as a “pink champagne with shimmer with silver glitter.” It’s a light, golden beige with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It’s supposed to have silver glitter, but mine seems to have next to none, which was odd as this shade typically does have noticeable glitter. The lack of glitter means less fall out and makes it easier to use, but I know that the permanent version of this shade is noticeably different as a result. The color wore well for eight hours. Cle de Peau Golden Lace #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Illamasqua Slink (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). ColourPop The Cancer (P, $4.50) is warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Stop Ruffling My Feathers #2 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Sydney Grace Dream Maker (P, $6.25) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Wayne Goss Pearl Moonstone #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Rosita (PiP, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Sweet Eyes (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Posey (LE, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D716 Crystalline Papaya (DC, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Sweet Illusion (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Stila Kitten (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma (DC, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Melt Cosmetics Gamma Ray #1 (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Milani Champagne Toast (P, $6.49) is more shimmery (90% similar). Divergent Humble Sheen (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Angelfire (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Bao Bao's Jewels #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Soie (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty White Suede #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

501 is described as a “deep metallic blue with copper micro-glitter.” It’s a medium-dark, cobalt blue with a pearly sheen and fine copper sparkle. As you might expect, the sparkly bits don’t bind well with the underlying color, so they get lost in the brush or drop on the lid when applying, unless you pack it on over a tacky base. The texture was slightly dry and harder to blend out. This one stained my lids slightly for about 36 hours after application, and it also did so even with a primer (UDPP). The color wore well for eight and a half hours before fading. ColourPop Etiquette (LE, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Danger (LE, $19.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Cobalt (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). KVD Beauty Entombed (DC, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D222 Night Blue (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Goddess (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Stila Denim (LE, $18.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). ColourPop Kimono (LE, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Stila Sapphire (LE, $18.00) is cooler (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Icon Disco Eyes #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Anastasia Azure (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I218 Indigo Blue (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Swing (116) (P, $29.50) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Dive Bar (DC, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Shallow is described as a “pale taupe-silver satin.” It’s a light-medium, silvery pewter with neutral-to-cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It was silky and smooth to the touch, but it was to the point where it was also dusty and prone to sheering out on the skin. I would highly recommend using this with a good primer underneath to maximize intensity and ease of application. The color started to fade after seven hours. Chanel Tisse Riviera #3 (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Oyster (LE, $30.00) is cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #3 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Vex (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). bareMinerals Priceless (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Laced is described as a “pinky-taupe matte.” It’s a muted, light-medium pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had decent color payoff with a firmer consistency in the pan so it wasn’t powdery, but it was harder to build-up on the skin. The color wore well for seven hours on me. Anastasia Day Rate (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Rustique (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Becca Cordial (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Viseart Embrace (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Nine Lives (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Totally Nude (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Cashmere (PiP, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Share My Blanket (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Eco-chic (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Petal Pusher (DC, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 1) #13 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Teeny Bikini (LE, $4.50) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Tan (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Velvet Mauve (PiP, $14.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Cleavage (PiP, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Unconditional (PiP, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Rose in the Air #3 (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Fray (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Petalette #1 (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Pretty Vulgar Unruffled (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Hot Pants is described as a “pearly medium pink.” It’s a brightened, light-medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was just a smidgen dusty. The color wore well for eight hours. Too Faced Cotton Candy (PiP, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Rosy Canvas #2 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Milani Bella Rose (29) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery (95% similar). ColourPop On the Fence (P, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). KVD Beauty Love (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Nostalgic (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Rhapsodie #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Wild Child (LE, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Pink Quartz (Amethyst #4) (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Not Playing (LE, $4.50) is cooler (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Sahara Stunna (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Sunflare (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Pinkluxe #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). ColourPop Pixie Stick (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Capricious Nightingale (P, $19.00)(90% similar). Sephora Sweet Candy (260) (P, $9.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Gumball (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Pinkluxe #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). ColourPop Cutie Pie (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Pierre de Rose (846) (P, $36.00) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mildew is described as a “deep metallic green shimmer.” It’s a medium-dark, olive green with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation with a lightly dusty consistency that gave it some fall out during application and seemed to make it wear a little shorter (at seven hours). Again, this one would greatly benefit from a primer. It felt less dense compared to the permanent version I have. Cle de Peau Modern Era #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). NARS Goa (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Coloured Raine Side of Olives (DC, $6.99) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Kryptonite (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Milani Bella Khaki (17) (P, $4.49) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Hellcat (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). theBalm #16 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Jester (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Eureka (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Quintessence #6 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Stardust #2 (PiP, ) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 8 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Jealous (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Safari (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Huda Beauty Emerald #8 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Inglot #121R Middle (PiP, $6.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented, lower quality (90% similar). Hourglass Color Field #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Jaded (P, $14.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Moss (DC, $12.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Clover (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smog is described as a “deep coppery bronze shimmer.” It’s a rich, medium-dark coppery bronze with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had rich color payoff with a smooth, blendable texture that was dense and easy to work with. The color wore well for eight hours. ColourPop On the Rocks (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME644 Iced Brown (DC, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Pat McGrath Telepathic Taupe (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Stay Golden (LE, $14.00) is lighter (95% similar). Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #2 (PiP, )(95% similar). Dose of Colors Heart of Gold (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Burberry Gold #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME654 Cauldron (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). ColourPop Rosebud (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). ColourPop Girls Bite (PiP, $4.50) is darker (95% similar). ColourPop Blaze (PiP, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D652 Celestial Earth (DC, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Gangsta (LE, $16.00)(100% similar). Jouer Tan Lines (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). NARS Versailles (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Gilded (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Obscura #5 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). ColourPop Twinkle Toes (LE, $4.50) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Frosting (PiP, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Pretentious (DC, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Misdemeanor is described as a “deep olive green matte with green micro-shimmer.” It’s a muted, bluish-gray with cool undertones and fine shimmer over a matte finish. It looks more like a semi-matte finish on the lid. It had semi-sheer coverage with a dusty consistency that helped it blend on the lid, but it always looked sheer. It needed a tackier base to help it adhere without sheering out. It lasted for six hours before fading noticeably on me. Tom Ford Beauty White Suede (Nordstrom) #4 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel L'Intemporel de Chanel #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). ColourPop Rhinestone (LE, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). Dior Electrify #5 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). MAC Blue Noir (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Natasha Denona Deep Pacific (03V) (PiP, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Indigogo (LE, $17.00) is brighter (85% similar). Chanel Fascination #4 (PiP, ) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Freakshow is described as a “bright purple satin.” It’s a medium-dark, violet purple with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a fairly soft, blendable texture that wore well for eight hours. KVD Beauty Lunacy (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Bliss in Barcelona (LE, $9.99) is darker (90% similar). NARS Kauai II (PiP, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Shalimar (Top) (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Argentina (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Inglot #439 (P, $7.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Issa (P, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Plumluxe #4 (PiP, ) is lighter, more muted, less pigmented (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D926 Blueberry (DC, $17.00) is brighter (85% similar). Anastasia Iridescent Purple (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Sexy PB&J (LE, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Coloured Raine Fetish (DC, $6.99) is lighter (85% similar). Sydney Grace Rushed (P, $6.25) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Kauai #2 (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D926 Blueberry (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Dior Constellation (864) #4 (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Violet Storm #5 (DC, ) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). Sephora Getaway (DC, $10.00) is lighter (85% similar). Stila Tanzanite (PiP, ) is less shimmery, more muted, less pigmented (85% similar). Ardency Inn Royal (DC, $21.00) is brighter (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Asphyxia is described as a “hyacinth shimmer with blue shift.” It’s a light-medium, pinky-lavender with a pearly sheen. It had semi-sheer pigmentation that didn’t build up much beyond semi-opaque at most. The texture was thinner and a little dusty to work with, which may have been why pigmentation was lacking. It lasted for six and a half hours. LORAC Smoothie (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). L'Oreal With a Twist (LE, $7.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). ColourPop Luna (Sailor Moon) (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Stars 'n' Rockets (P, $17.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Hot Pants (DC, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Tainted (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Tonic (DC, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Becca Abalone (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Jelly (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Paranoia (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Grifter (DC, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Acid Rain is described as a “pale yellow-green shimmer with green shift.” It’s a light-medium, yellowed chartreuse with warm undertones and a golden sheen. It had good pigmentation but was somewhat dusty to work with, so I found it would sheer out readily over bare skin. The texture is blendable, though, and over a primer, its deficiencies are almost unnoticeable. The color wore well for seven and a half hours. Dior Emerald #4 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Glaminatrix Hopping (P, $8.77) is more shimmery (95% similar). ColourPop Semi Sweet (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Ciate Chartreuse (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I318 Linen Khaki (DC, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Dior Peacock (434) Eyeshadow #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Rose Garden #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Cardamom (LE, $17.00) is more muted (90% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Leafing So Soon (DC, $6.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D316 Crystalline Pinky Green (DC, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Clionadh Eye of Newt (P, $5.25) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Comfort Zone #10 (PiP, ) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Viseart Sage (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I330 Linden Green (DC, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC 2 Dozen and One Greyhounds (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). NYX Bewitched (P, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). Sephora Citrine (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Absinthe #4 (PiP, ) is more muted (85% similar). Viseart Alien (GPV2 #13) (P, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Moonflower is described as a “metallic rose-gold with gold micro-shimmer.” It’s a medium, orange-brown with warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had good pigmentation with a lightly drier, dusty consistency that applied decently but still sheered out a little. It wore well for seven hours before fading. MAC All That Glitters (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). NARS St-Paul-de-Vence (Left) (DC, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). KVD Beauty Unrequited (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Friendspiration (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Natasha Denona Skin (75S) (PiP, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Nirvana (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Sun Tweaked (PiP, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Honeymoon #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Champagne Truffle (LE, $21.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Mortal #2 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Orange Topaz (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Layin' Low (P, $23.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). theBalm Mischievous Marissa (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Les Fauves #4 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Disney by Sephora All Aglow (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Penny Lane (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

UV-B is described as a “bright blue with violet shift.” It’s a medium-dark, violet blue with strong, cool undertones and a soft, frosted sheen. It had semi-sheer pigmentation that wasn’t buildable beyond that on bare skin; this one needs a good base to be workable. The color wore for seven and a half hours on me. MAC Blue Orbit (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Chit Chat (DC, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Mystical Wonder (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). Giorgio Armani #19 (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Anastasia D2 (Norvina Vol. 1) (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Parfait Amour (DC, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Beat Down (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Ascent of Glamour (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Sugarpill Weekender (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Sephora Indigo (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Goldmine is described as a “bright metallic gold.” It’s a bright, medium, yellow gold with strong, brownish tones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation with a slightly crumbly consistency that made it messy to work with during application (definitely do eyes first! or pat over a tacky base). The color wore well for eight hours before fading. ColourPop Beauty and the Beast (LE, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). ColourPop Rule Breaker (PiP, $4.50) is darker, more muted (95% similar). ColourPop Student Body (LE, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). ColourPop Take It Again (LE, $4.50) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Heaven Loves You (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Dothraki (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). ColourPop MVP (LE, $4.50) is warmer (95% similar). Pat McGrath Jubilee (PiP, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Honey (DC, $18.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Gilded Gold (P, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). KVD Beauty Prophet (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Sydney Grace Mermaid (P, $6.25) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia C2 (Norvina Vol. 1) (LE, $12.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Coloured Raine Spoiled (PiP, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Wide Awake (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). ColourPop Gilded (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Gold Leaf (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Dwollahs (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). ColourPop The Gemini (P, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Ice Cream (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Twice Baked is described as a “rich brown satin with gold micro-glitter.” It’s a slightly muted, medium-dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and fine shimmer. Oddly, this looked quite shimmery in the pan, and in the past, the shimmer has been more noticeable when I’ve used this color (not this version), but this was almost more of a semi-matte in practice as there was little more than a subtle sheen overall. It had good pigmentation and lasted for eight hours otherwise, but the way it looked in the pan, the way I know it to look in past iterations, and how it looked applied were at odds with each other. Tarte Fresh Brewed Coffee (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). KVD Beauty Papilio (DC, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Minx #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Abyss (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Ganache (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Vengeance (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Gravitational (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Showstopper Copper (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Truffle (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Brown Sugar (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Clarins The Essentials #9 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Chanel Noir Supreme #4 (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Copper Strip (LE, $21.00)(90% similar). LORAC Mahogany (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Her Cocoa #4 (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). ColourPop Bravery (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Anastasia Antique Bronze (PiP, $12.00) is cooler (85% similar). Laura Mercier Rich Cocoa (PiP, $22.00) is darker, cooler, lower quality (85% similar). Viseart Taupe (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Surabaya #2 (DC, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anonymous is described as a “pale peachy cream matte.” It’s a light, creamy beige with subtle, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. I actually thought this was smoother and more pigmented than the previous version of this shade that I have. It’s so soft and silky that it does get a little dusty/powdery when working with it, and it may not work on all skin tones as a result. It wore well for almost eight hours for me. Too Faced Double Scoop (LE, $16.00)(100% similar). Tarte Super Mom (LE, )(100% similar). Tarte Full Moon (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M532 Sugar Coated Candy (DC, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #1 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Vanilla (P, $17.00) is brighter (95% similar). Too Faced Snow Angel (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). ColourPop Glow (PiP, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Cozy (LE, $19.00) is more muted (95% similar). Sephora Canvas (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Hourglass Graphite #1 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). KVD Beauty Rust (Highlight) (PiP, ) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M500 Ivory (DC, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). theBalm B1 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Assistant (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Sephora Linen (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Rollin' in Dough (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Infinity #1 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Sand (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Righteous (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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

Urban Decay XX Vice LTD Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette
Midnight Cowboy, Moonflower, Smog, Gash, Twice Baked Eyeshadows
Sephora Rooftop Party Eyeliner

Urban Decay XX Vice LTD Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette
Midnight Cowboy, Moonflower, Smog, Gash, Twice Baked, Laced, Anonymous Eyeshadows
Sephora Rooftop Party Eyeliner

Urban Decay XX Vice LTD Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette
Goldmine, Acid Rain, Mildew, Misdemeanor, Shallow, Anonymous Eyeshadows
Sephora Rooftop Party Eyeliner

Urban Decay XX Vice LTD Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette
Goldmine, Acid Rain, Mildew, Misdemeanor, Shallow, Anonymous Eyeshadows
Sephora Rooftop Party Eyeliner

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sharna Avatar

my personal favorite primer especially for ud as its a bit tacky is mac soft ochre its really really good. do u think these colors will pop more if used wet or with a white base like nix jumbo pencil in milk??

Celia Avatar

I love it a ton too! Definitely my favorite Vice palette and one of my fav UD ones (Electric being another). It’s actually one of my most loved in my entire kit despite being so new. I’m even considering a backup. What are some or the combos you’ve done? I may have some for you since I wrote out a few pages worth of combos.

Tammy B Avatar

Celia, I would absolutely LOVE it if you would post a list of your combos! I really struggle with creating my own looks with palettes and want to really get the most out of this one. I’ve been waiting for Christine to post her review just so I could ask you this question!

Katherine T. Avatar

Oh Cecilia, can you give us link to the combos you came up with? You’re so creative, love to see what you did. I’ve been playing with it too, and it’s such a fun, versatile palette, definitely my favorite right now! I have UD Spectrum too, and I think the quality is much higher and more consistent in Spectrum, love Spectrum to death for the bold jewel colors, but Vice Reloaded is more versatile, because it has a wider range of colors, mattes/shimmers, and layering shades. Thank you!

Michele @Binxcat4ever Avatar

I seriously wanted Electric but never got it because so many were saying the pigment was causing staining around their eyes…do you have any issues?
My first combo was Shallow all over, Acid Rain up to crease, Mildew outer edge of lid, Twice baked just enough to accentuate crease. I used a Black liner on top with the Marc Jacobs one in Peridot over it and the Peridot at bottom lash line set with Mildew. I’ve done duos using UV-B and Freakshow and also with Moonflower and Gash. You?

Marissa Avatar

i have the electric and it doesn’t stain as much, slowburn (the red shade) has being the only one who actually stained but barely, nothing you can’t cover up with concealer (in case you’re going out again bare faced). with primer and setting it with a powder you should be fine. (i’m an nw44 btw)

Celia Avatar

Put a list up for you ๐Ÿ™‚ And agreed with the others on Electric! I love mine so very much. And if anyone’s skin is going to be stained, it’s my super pale Casper the Ghost/Vampire self ๐Ÿ˜› But luckily I haven’t had problems with just like the other responses. As mentioned, Slowburn is the most apt to staining but even if it does it’s very slight and will come off quickly/respond to additional cleansing well. Occasionally Chaos can stain slightly, but again the stain won’t stick around. At most I’ve had extremely slight staining from just those two, but only for one night at a time and it’s very rare.

If you’re nervous about staining, just make sure to use a layer of primer and a layer of base just to be safe. But in my experience any color left behind won’t be strong enough to stick around very long at all and will come off with a second-cleanse or gentle toning. I’ve been able to wear different looks everyday from the palette for about two weeks when I first got it without any staining (and those were all-day looks every time). It’s a stellar palette.

Sharna Avatar

The electric is amazing I use a primer and had no issues with stain it’s one of my favorite palletes in my collection and I own basically everything my bathroom looks like sephora lol. U cannot go wrong with it I use all the colors even the ones supposedly not for immediate eye area no problems and never had stain issues. Granted everyone skin different I really have to say its a holy grail pallete for me I mix it with neutral palletes like chocolate bar etc love it. I reccomend it highly pigmented smooth buttery everyone I have talked to who owns it loves it.

sharna Avatar

michele get the electric pallete trust me girl its amazing I’ve never had any issues with stained lids and I’m a fairly light/light medium skin toned girl i wear vanilla in too faced foundation so I’m fairly light skinned and i have never had stain issues just wear a primer and make sure to use an eye makeup remover personally i use clinique and you’ll be fine its one of my all time favorite things i even paired it with ud moo dust shadow in solstice with a white base and omg it was beautiful. it is a must have.

Sharna Avatar

Yes I sawsaw and I was like holy moly. However the electric can’t really be dupe because its pressed pigment not eye shadow and they can be used for blush etc trust me u need both electric and moon dust in your life trust me get both u won’t regret it trust me electric is unique And a must have its my favorite color pallete of all time.

Michele @Binxcat4ever Avatar

Sharna, I totally don’t believe this…but I was invited to this private beauty thing and they were selling all products 50% off. I just bought Electric and the Moondust palettes plus another Vice. (*Thinks to self – why couldn’t these things happen when I still had my blog?!) Anyone interested, I posted swatches on my Facebook page (it’s public: facebook.com/binx.cat.100).

Sharna Avatar

Holy sweet mother of god how is the moondust. Is it pricy ? Poor college student here guess I’ll need to save birthday money for it. Omg I would cry tears of joy if I Get the moon dust. Need it. How much it gonna retail. ? What vice did u get?

Michele @Binxcat4ever Avatar

Sharna, I got the electric palette since everyone recommended it, Vice in Afterdark (my 10th Vice), and Moondust…but I got special pricing. Moondust looks like it’s going to retail for $44. It’s a regular (nice) package) but no brush. Here’s a link to my Instagram where I posted pics and swatches: https://www.instagram.com/p/BGkNQXsQre8/?taken-by=binxcat4ever (If for some reason it doesn’t work, you can find me at @Binxcat4ever).

Celia Avatar

Some combos from my ridiculous combo list for Vice XX (I’ll stick mostly to the palette but I’ll also include some other general color ideas in case that helps too. Wish I could fit them all on here haha! Of course feel free to mix these up and play with them to your exact customization)

Blurple Eye:
Anonymous as base (optional step but can help with blending and popping the colors), UV-B all over the lid and even slightly into the crease if desired, Freakshow in outer crease and V, 501 as liner and blended into crease (can be used in the wing as well to complement 501), and Roadstripe on the inner corners or on the first 1/3 of the lid. Creates a pretty, almost-smoky blue-purple eye that is easily built up or customized.

Soft Warm-Bronze Sunset Eye:
I used a mix of Midnight Cowbow with a touch of Moonflower mixed in for the inner corners, Moonflower built up to as much intensity as you can get on the first 1/3 of the lid, then pull Smog (or a lighter, more orangey bronze like Vice 3 Lucky or whatever you wish) a bit into Moonflower and bring it out until just a bit of lid near the outer corner remains, and finish the lid with Gash in that remaining space. Take Gash into the crease, focusing placement on the outer crease (you can blend the crease out with Laced). Add Goldmine over Moonflower/Smog as desired to finish off the effect in the center lid. This look is super adaptable (Nude Dip shades would work, Vice 3 would work, UD single Fireball can replace Moonflower or deepen it, etc. Just need orangey/bronze/burgundy tones).

Simple Blue-Silver:
Just needs Shallow on the lid and 501 in the crease or outer corners as preferred. Can be smoked out with Oil Slick too for a more nighttime take Easily adapted to Pink Lavender-Silver (Hot Pants+Asphyxia mixed with Shallow).

Green Ombre/Other Ombres:
Acid Rain on the inner corners/first third of lid, Mildew as the main lid shade, and Misdemeanor in crease (can be deepened with Suspend mixed in as well). To add some glam to this, place Goldmine in the center lid (or mix Goldmine with more Acid Rain for a more greened-out version). The Purple version would involve Asphyxia first, then UV-B (which takes on a more purple or blue look depending on what it’s paired with so it will look more purple here), then Freakshow. The Bronze would be Moonflower, then Smog, finished with Twice Baked. All look really cool with Goldmine patted on!

Rosegold:
Gash with a generous helping of Moonflower can produce a really nice rose gold!

Amp Up UV-B: If you want to keep the color of UV-B but bring out the duochome, use Roadstripe over top. They complement each other so nicely! Really, try Roadstripe over every shade. It looks super cool over Mildew and allows for lots of creative possibilities.

Blue Halo Eye:
Cover the lid in UV-B, apply 501 in the inner and outer corners and connect it in the crease, place Roadstripe (or Goldmine for a different take) on the center of the lid and precisely in the tear duct as to not overpower 501, and finish off with the transition shade of choice.

Blue Smoky Eye: UV-B on inner corners, 501 as the main lid shade with some UV-B mixed in for depth, and as much Oil Slick as you please. Can be cleaned up with Anonymous or Laced as a “makeup eraser” depending on your skin tone.

And of course, there are less super colorful options for more neutral looks like just doing a wash of Midnight Cowboy on the lid, Suspend in the crease, and Laced to transition. There are all kinds of smokes you can do (pink, purple, blue, green, silver-gray, gold, burgundy, etc) and a ton of cool ombre options. I’ll add some more soon but I don’t want this comment to take over the whole page hehe. But I do have some more for you guys soon! Love you all ๐Ÿ™‚ And hope this is helpful. I recommend pulling similar shades out from your collections to play with increasing depths and duochromes and whatnot. I’ve had great luck with everything from basic neutral palettes to big bright ones.

Katherine T. Avatar

Great list, thanks so much Cecilia!! I’ve been playing with it almost everyday too, and it’s such a fun palette, so versatile, so many looks! It’s true that some of the shades aren’t “full on” pigment, but I think it makes it easier to layer, blend, and transition shadows. It’s great for work, when I want a pop of interesting color without going OTT, but if I want to go OTT, I can layer more on, or reach for UD Spectrum.

Heather Avatar

I already bought this yesterday! I hope it performs better than a B- with primer…I always use primer anyways! Thanks for the review…I am really excited about the colours even if they do need a little help.

Lulle Avatar

Having quite a few UD palettes from years back, I think I already own most of these shades. It’s fun to see an anniversary palette with cult shades that had disappeared, but I wish they hadn’t picked such a ridiculous name. XX Vice LTD Reloaded, really? I’m rolling my eyes so hard you might hear it…

BonnieBBon Avatar

Bwahahaha I thought the same….they had the whole XX 20th anniversary hook. Why on earth would they want to remind us of that Ltd mess?!?!?! UD had such a great ’15! Cheers to hoping they continue that path!??

Rachel R. Avatar

I will. I’ve swatched the shadows on my bare skin, and Asphyxia is the most disappointing to me. It is thin and the pigmentation isn’t great. I used it to lighten up a matte purple I used today that was too dark. It made a good topper, at least.

I’ll try some different combos over primer and see what I think.

I love the second eye look you did with the blues and green. Pretty!!!

Lorrin M Avatar

I was so excited to get this one! I’m happy to see UD trying to get back to its roots with the urban shades. Between this and the 8 exclusive lipglosses they launched today (including a black!) I’m one happy customer ๐Ÿ™‚

Katherine T. Avatar

Oh wow, this is very interesting, wonder if there are some QC issues? I have to use primer, or all shadows would rate D/F on my oily lids, but there are only 2 shades (Suspend & Misdemeanor) I’ve had real issues with, and they were fix-able. And some of the shades that you rated highly didn’t rate so well for me. Suspend was rated A+, but it’s the 2nd worst shade in my kit. My Suspend is dry, weaker in pigment, and kind of powdery, will probably need a cream base. I looked at online swatches of Suspend from other blogs, and mine definitely looks worse. Gash was rated A- but mine was a little dry/stiff, definitely not smooth and buttery, but no issues with primer. Oil Slick was rated D, but mine seemed ok. Agree with you Misdemeanor was the worst shade in the kit (rated D-), but by packing it on over primer, it lasted 14 hours on me. Roadstripe is semi-opaque, but since I use it mainly as a transforming shade for other colors, so I’m ok with that, it’s very fun to play with, wish it was permanent. Lace and Shallow –I use them as transition shades so I don’t need to build them up to opaqueness. But otherwise, all of the other shades have been good to great, but I am using primer — 501, Mildew, Acid Rain, Moonflower, UV-B, Goldmine, Twice Baked, Anonymous, Asyphyxia (the color is different from the single but that’s ok b/c I don’t need 2 of the same colors) . And I agree that the best shades in terms of quality were Midnight Cowboy, Smog, Hot Pants, Freakshow, and Twice Baked. But now this my favorite palette! Absolutely love the mix of neutrals/colors, different finishes, the mix of classic/new/discontinued shades. I’ve come up with some awesome eye looks using this kit, and since I missed out on all the original discontinued shades (wasn’t into UD shadows back then), this is a collectors item for me.

Codename Duchess Avatar

Wow Gash is a lot oranger than the Old School version that I remember. The one I bought in the early ’00s was more burgundy than copper (and IIRC was nearly indistinguiable from MAC Cranberry). Mildew was darker and greener too. Makes me wonder how closely the others match their original shades.

GlitterKitty Avatar

I thought the same thing when I saw the swatch of the Gash in this kit. I wore Gash pretty much non-stop in the early 90s, so I know the color very well and it definitely was burgundy without any orange to it. I was going to get this kit just to have Gash back in my life, but seeing this makes me want to pass. (And makes me love this site even more!!)

Kalli Avatar

I noticed this too! I did my own comparisons of the vintage shades in this palettes to those in the Book of Shadows Vol. I & II, as well as a couple of Face Cases I bought back in 2005 or so. The older formulas, especially for Acid Rain & Asphyxia, were softer and more buttery and the new were packed really tightly in the pans. The biggest surprise for me was Twice Baked – the BOS Vol. II is a dark chocolate brown with shimmer and this Vice one was like 4 shades lighter and way more bronzey! It was weird.

Christine Avatar

Twice Baked as just really odd with how little shimmer translated for me! I know for sure the formula is different, since they reformulated everything a few years ago, so it’s not a surprise that Acid Rain/Asphyxia were different in texture, but I was surprised at the color difference of Twice Baked.

Nancy T Avatar

Thank you so much for getting this comprehensive, and I would imagine, a very time consuming review up for us!
That said, this palette has me feeling extremely conflicted. I already do have quite a many of these shades in other palettes, ie: Mildew, Smog, Laced, Anonymous, Roadstripe, Freakshow. Or some dead-on dupes, or things already on my wishlist that come either very close, or in some cases better quality, ie; MAC Lucky Green, KVD Raw Power.
As excited as I was initially, I am just not feeling it now. Undecided.

Mariella Avatar

My “problem” with this palette is the same as I have with the Urban Spectrum one – I already own so many of the shadows in other palettes or individually. But there are 2 or 3 shadows in Urban Spectrum that I really want so if I do get one, it’s likely to be that one! It really is nice to read that some of the infamous glitter-bombs have been “tamed” – I think that move is long overdue (I wonder if UD’s realized maybe that their target audience is getting a bit older and changing). If only they’d do a better “fix” on Maui Wowie!

Nicole Avatar

I’m really liking this palette. Not happy that Midnight Cowboy is not the same as the older one though. I don’t mind primer. Part of me feels that UD does this as a way to keep their primers in business. I think overall it’s a good palette. I just have a strong emotional tie to UD and this palette brought all those shades together. Even my non makeup junkie friends got this one. Love the looks!

Nicole Avatar

True. I have an old palette with an the original in it if I want to look at,lol. I do wish UD would reformulate to something like mufe artist or and keep their shades and graphics. That would be awesome!

Nicole Avatar

Good point Celia. Basically, it’s like 2 different shades. I actually prefer the one on the reloaded palette now. When I was younger, the glitter was my thing. So, this worked out perfect! ๐Ÿ™‚

koolchicken Avatar

It’s crazy, usually I’m all “OMG, I HAVE to have it!” Whenever a new UD palette comes out. And you’d think this one would be right up my alley given that I only started buying the brand within the last three years, so I don’t have all of those shades. But there’s just something about this one that’s not speaking to me.

It was still a really good review. And I liked the info about the primer. I personally never apply eyeshadow without primer so it wouldn’t be an issue for me. But it’s nice you throw that info out there. Cause sometimes I forget you don’t test with it and the wear score would probably be totally different if you did.

Christine Avatar

I think the color combination (when you just look at it as a “big picture”) is either a hit or miss – it seems to deeply resonate or be a turn-off, so maybe it’s that?

Or else you already have close enough shades, because UD releases quite a few palettes (more so in the last few years!) that even in three years one could accumulate quite a few UD shades! ๐Ÿ˜‰

koolchicken Avatar

You’ve definitely hit the nail on the head. There’s something about the overall look, it doesn’t speak to me. Usually a palette will. This one though… I’m just not getting anything from it. And it’s a shame. I love that Midnight Cowboy shade but the glitter is a pain in my behind, so to hear it just doesn’t pick up at all in this one is nice. But that alone isn’t worth it for me. I’d rather just try and blow on my brush or go with a dupe.

Also, I do have a number of rather close shades. And I think my shift away from the mid price brands is influencing my decision here. Unless something really screams at me, I no longer have a strong desire to purchase. It’s a strange thing. It’s taking me no will power at all to avoid most purchases. But that new Chanel collection…. You’re killing me with those reviews! Very nice swatches and so far, veronica scores. So my wallet still hurts!

Alicia Johnson Morris Avatar

I’ve had this palette for a little over a week now and I’ve been playing with it every day! I always use primer, and even with that (UDAA) a few of the colors sheer out more than I like, but overall I have had great performance with it. I’m adoring this palette. Oh and to note: I seem to remember Gash being more burgundy-ish than this version, but that’s just going strictly off of my aging memory! LOL!

Claire L Avatar

A mixed bag of a palette then! One side of me is tempted to get this because this is the closest I’ll get to having the original Vice palette, which I wasn’t that interested in the first time around because it was too bold for me at the time. The other side of me, the practical side lol, says that I have a quite a few dupes and the other shades, I can either get dupes for, or the permanent versions.

It is interesting to see though that there are so many dupes for those colours. The Vice palette was ahead of its time and was probably the original inspiration behind those dupes. Sad to see that UD have changed the formula for the worse, I couldn’t help thinking, like another poster, that they made it so that you had to use a primer (theirs?) to make the formula work properly. That makes me give it a big thumbs down.

Claire L Avatar

Yeah, that’s what I meant, it’s even more popular this time round as these shades are no longer considered so scary to wear, it’s come round again at the right time when there are even more dupes.

Genevieve Avatar

This palette has an amazing array of colours to suit all. However, it is a shame that UD are now banking on the use of primer to improve their products. I am not surprised by the overall rating of this palette. It could have been great, not just good. And their 15th Anniversary palette was such a great one too.
Beautiful eye looks you have created Christine – really lovely.

Cndc0618 Avatar

I’m really disappointed to hear that UD’s quality hasn’t been good. Remember how nice the 15th anniversary palette was? What happened since then?!?

Tiffany Avatar

I think I’m skipping this. Getting some of the discontinued shadows was appealing, but I think there are too many misses for me. Maybe this will go on discount like last year’s LTD and Vice 4. I’d consider it for around $36…

Joy Avatar

Beautiful eye look! I’m so disappointed with Urban Decay. They had a chance to show what made them so good and failed imho. I went to check this out First I searched every single color I already own from way back minus the palette exclusives. Then I went to compare. I’ve read the comments. I can 100% assure you these are not the same colors and the pigmentation is lacking! The formula is worse. Not better! I hoped this would give others the chance to try the classics but I feel upset with Urban Decay. For their 20th too! Gash was burgundy with a slight copper tone in a shift, UV-B was a deep Royal iridescent blurple. Roadstripe was a very pigmented frosty white with extreme blue Violet flash. Hotpants was the ideal medium pink and smooth buttery. Oil slick originally had large silver shimmers and rainbow micro shimmer all throughout the black eyeshadow. The greens were more pronounced. They were more nuanced that made them stand out from others. As for the new shades I have dupes that are excellent so there is no reason for me to buy this. I wanted to support UD and welcome the gang in a palette. Something told me to go compare swatches. Not everyone stored duplicates. Not everyone was alive when they sold these. This plays like a joke to those who knew. A half let down for those who didn’t. They will get a taste of what the colors were like. It won’t be accurate. It won’t be an amazing formula. But it’s something. I expected more for the 20th. Reading sbout inconsistency too. I worshipped UD. You all deserve this righted. Some found usable with primer. It’s not that bad if you have the experience of them working for you. I would have preferred the quality and color saturation be on point. Feeling these in store and comparing swatches has left me feeling angry. If a company dares to redo their colors and present it for a big 20th it should be flawless. Or better. ?

Christine Avatar

Thanks, Joy!

I definitely wish these were smoother, a little denser. Their reformulation wasn’t bad, but as far as I can tell, they changed something between the official reformulation and presently, because there is a general dryness/dustiness to many shades (more often than not) over the last year or so.