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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. NARS Quai des Brumes (Right) (DC, $25.00) is darker (95% similar). bareMinerals Exhale (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Smoke (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Dance in the Dark (PiP, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). Stila Fog (LE, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Haze (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Persona Maverick (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Undercover (P, ) is more shimmery (85% similar). Anastasia Horizon (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). bareMinerals Fuze (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Ciate Mecha (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Persuade (LE, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Adios (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Saleos (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Soot #2 (DC, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). theBalm Dig It (LE, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Permanent Press #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Defy (LE, $19.00) is darker (80% 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. Colour Pop Friskie (P, $5.00) 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). CoverGirl Molten Black (300) (P, $4.99) is brighter (85% similar). MAC Cinderfella (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). bareMinerals Penthouse (LE, ) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Blacklit (LE, $22.00) is lighter (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). Sugarpill Ice Angel (PiP, $13.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Le Marais (LE, $16.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Cosmic (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ripe Plum (Left) (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Hope (LE, $5.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). L'Oreal Petite Perle (P, $5.99) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Early Frost (DC, $10.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cobalt Rush #1 (P, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Sugar Rush (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Cassiopeia (P, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Crushed Indigo (Left) (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Mood Ring (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Sick of Swimmin' (LE, ) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Crystal Avalanche (DC, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Blue Ice (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek Phantom (P, $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). Makeup Geek Moon Phase (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% 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. Dior Blazing Gold #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Drift (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Afterparty (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Kat Von D Raw Power (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Treasure (LE, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Jouer Rouge (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Sonic (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC It's Not Easy Having a Good Time (LE, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 2) #16 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Stila Vivid Garnet (P, $24.00)(85% similar). Kat Von D Swoon (Better Together) (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #9 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Peace of Mind (PiP, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I824 Ocher Pink (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Hot MoMA (LE, ) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D WTF (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Seeker (P, $5.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Makeup Geek Anarchy (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #3 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #2 (LE, ) 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). MAC Sweet Eyes (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop The Cancer (LE, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Fairy Golds #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sydney Grace Dream Maker (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Stop Ruffling My Feathers #2 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Illamasqua Slink (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Rosita (PiP, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D716 Crystalline Papaya (DC, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Posey (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Stila Kitten (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Sweet Illusion (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Diamond Butterfly (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Bao Bao's Jewels #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery (85% similar). Chanel Tisse Vendome #2 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Soie (P, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Angelfire (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Milani Champagne Toast (P, $6.49) is more shimmery (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. Make Up For Ever D222 Night Blue (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Etiquette (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Danger (LE, $19.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Entombed (DC, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Cobalt (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Goddess (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Swing (116) (P, $29.50) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Kimono (LE, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Stila Denim (LE, $18.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Stila Sapphire (LE, $18.00) is cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I218 Indigo Blue (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Azure (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Dive Bar (P, $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. Becca Cordial (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Rustique (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Totally Nude (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Cashmere (PiP, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Cleavage (PiP, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Petal Pusher (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Nine Lives (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Eco-chic (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Tan (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Rose in the Air #3 (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Natural Beauty (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Embrace (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Velvet Mauve (PiP, $14.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Teeny Bikini (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Unconditional (PiP, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Day Rate (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 1) #13 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Fray (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Petalette #1 (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). bareMinerals Fortune (LE, ) is lighter (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). Milani Bella Rose (29) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Love (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop On the Fence (PiP, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek Nostalgic (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #22 (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Pinkluxe #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Amethyst #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Sweet Candy (260) (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Dior Sugar Shade #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Pinkluxe #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dominique Cosmetics Strawberry (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Capricious Nightingale (P, $19.00)(90% similar). Colour Pop Nocturnal (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Marshmallow (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dominique Cosmetics Pink Lemonade (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Cheryl Chic (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Not Playing (LE, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). L'Oreal Always Pearly Pink (756) (P, $7.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Wild Child (LE, $12.00) 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. theBalm Makeout Mary (P, $16.00)(95% similar). Cle de Peau Modern Era #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Jealous #1 (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals Eureka (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Jester (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 8 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Inglot #121R Middle (PiP, $6.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented, lower quality (90% similar). Tarte Jaded (P, $14.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm #16 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Hellcat (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Kryptonite (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Cle de Peau Stardust #2 (PiP, ) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Chanel Quintessence #6 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Safari (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Coloured Raine Side of Olives (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Clover (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Color Field #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Huda Beauty Emerald #8 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Milani Bella Khaki (17) (P, $4.49) is cooler (90% similar). Pretty Vulgar Jealous (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (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. Make Up For Ever ME644 Iced Brown (DC, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Girls Bite (PiP, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Pat McGrath Telepathic Taupe (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Burberry Gold #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dose of Colors Heart of Gold (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #2 (PiP, )(95% similar). MAC Bronze (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Stay Golden (LE, $14.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME654 Cauldron (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop On the Rocks (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Blaze (PiP, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Cognac (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). NARS Versailles (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Pat McGrath Sextrovert (LE, ) is brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D652 Celestial Earth (DC, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Jouer Tan Lines (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Too Faced Gangsta (LE, $16.00)(100% similar). Anastasia Gilded (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Hourglass Obscura #5 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Frosting (PiP, $16.00) is lighter (95% 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. Natasha Denona Deep Pacific (03V) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Indigogo (LE, $17.00) is brighter (85% similar). Chanel L'Intemporel de Chanel #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Rhinestone (LE, $5.00) 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). 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. Kat Von D Lunacy (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Bliss in Barcelona (LE, $9.99) is darker (90% similar). NARS Argentina (P, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Pink Union #2 (LE, $21.00) is brighter (90% similar). Guerlain Shalimar (Top) (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Kauai II (PiP, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Inglot #439 (P, $7.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Dior Constellation (864) #4 (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Issa (P, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Sexy PB&J (LE, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Iridescent Purple (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D926 Blueberry (P, $17.00) is brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D926 Blueberry (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Plumluxe #4 (PiP, ) is lighter, more muted, less pigmented (85% similar). Sydney Grace Rushed (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Coloured Raine Fetish (P, $6.99) is lighter (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Violet Storm #5 (LE, ) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Kauai #2 (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted (85% similar). Sephora Getaway (DC, $10.00) is lighter (85% similar). Stila Tanzanite (PiP, ) is less shimmery, more muted, less pigmented (85% 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). MAC Stars 'n' Rockets (P, $17.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Hot Pants (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal With a Twist (LE, $7.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Tainted (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Grifter (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Tonic (P, $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). 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). bareMinerals Wicked (P, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Ciate Chartreuse (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I330 Linden Green (DC, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Peacock (434) Eyeshadow #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I318 Linen Khaki (DC, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Cardamom (LE, $17.00) is more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Leafing So Soon (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Dior Rose Garden #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Sage (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Comfort Zone #10 (PiP, ) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D316 Crystalline Pinky Green (DC, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC 2 Dozen and One Greyhounds (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Floridazzle (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Absinthe #4 (PiP, ) is more muted (85% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #7 (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Darling (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Jealous #2 (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Pink Flamingos (LE, ) is darker (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. Kat Von D Unrequited (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). 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). theBalm Mischievous Marissa (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Natasha Denona Skin (75S) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Honeymoon #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Sun Tweaked (PiP, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Champagne Truffle (LE, $21.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Les Fauves #4 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Friendspiration (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Mortal #2 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Nirvana (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Orange Topaz (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Disney by Sephora All Aglow (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Penny Lane (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Layin' Low (P, $18.50) is less shimmery (90% 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. Makeup Geek Chit Chat (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Mystical Wonder (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). MAC Blue Orbit (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani #19 (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (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. MAC Heaven Loves You (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Rule Breaker (PiP, $5.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Colour Pop Telepathy (PiP, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Emerald Isles (Eye Color) (LE, ) is more muted (90% similar). LORAC Gold Leaf (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Instigator (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Sydney Grace Mermaid (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D410 Gold Nugget (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Honey (DC, $18.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Wide Awake (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Pot of Gold (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Ice Cream (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Prophet (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop The Gemini (LE, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Gilded Gold (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 2) #12 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Thrasher (DC, $21.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Blitz (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 02 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Cheap Date (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% 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). Kat Von D Papilio (DC, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Abyss (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NARS Surabaya #2 (DC, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Truffle (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Ganache (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Gravitational (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Vengeance (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Minx #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Showstopper Copper (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Brown Sugar (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Laura Mercier Rich Cocoa (PiP, $22.00) is darker, cooler, lower quality (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). Anastasia Antique Bronze (PiP, $12.00) is cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Bravery (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Viseart Taupe (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Clarins The Essentials #9 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% 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). Zoeva Bitter Start (PiP, ) is more muted (95% similar). LORAC Chantilly (PiP, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M500 Ivory (DC, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Canvas (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Hourglass Graphite #1 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Snow Angel (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Cozy (LE, $19.00) is more muted (95% similar). Hourglass Infinity #1 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Rollin' in Dough (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Rock Candy (LE, $16.00) is brighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Righteous (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Linen (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Coconut CrΓ¨me (PiP, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Full Moon (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). theBalm B1 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Assistant (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Huda Beauty Mauve #8 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Rock Candy (LE, $16.00) is brighter (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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This is my absolute fav UD palette that I own. I always use primer, so I haven’t had any application of wear issues. I esp. appreciate the looks you posted with this – gave me some combo ideas I haven’t tried!

My go-to primers are the Urban Decay Original or if I’m looking for more “pop” out of the shadows I use Eden or the Dior 2-in-1. The Trish McEvoy Eye Base in Bare does a mid-level base somewhere between the UD Original and the UD Eden.

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??

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.

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!

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!

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?

For Electric, I don’t have much issue with staining, even on my fair skin. The more red based colors stain on me. Using primer and a nude or translucent powder base helps with the staining issue (and with blending). I find Savage and Slowburn can leave behind a tiny bit of a stain even with primer, but it’s quite light and easy to cover.

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)

Put a list up for you πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ˜› 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.

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.

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 – I keep looking at it! I have some of the shades duped though in other palettes. And now with UD coming out with a new Moondust palette as part of their Fall release – OMG have you seen it?! It’s like the electric palette on steroids! πŸ˜‰

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.

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).

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?

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 πŸ™‚ 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.

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.

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.

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…

I’m not even sure why they would want this palette associated with last year’s LTD, LOL. XX is for their 20th anniversary, so that makes sense, though they could have gone with just 20th – since they did that with the 15th as well.

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!??

In other words, it sounds like the shadows in this palette are similar in quality to Vice 3 and 4. That’s all I need to know to pass!

I freaked out as soon as I saw this, especially because it had Acid Rain and Hot Pants, which were my jams in high school/community college. It’s a pretty good palette but it does need primer. Asphyxia was a nightmare.

Also – my Oil Slick was the one with rainbow glitter in it. SCORE!

Asphyxia was surprisingly thin! I think I recall the older version being thin but not dusty – almost like a thin but firm consistency instead.

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!!!

i freaking hate palettes man, it always happen that I like — ONE shade or something but I ain’t buying the entire palette for it (ΰ²  ∩ಠ)

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 πŸ™‚

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.

I think it’s supposed to go to UD’s site in February, though I’m not 110% sure if/when and whether that also means UD Canada.

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.

The Gash I have is an orange-y red/copper shade, though I certainly did not purchase it in 2000. I can only go off of the one I have, unfortunately!

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!!)

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.

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.

Twice Baked was one of the first shades I used out of this palette and while it was slightly bronzey, for me, as a crease shade over primer, it conveyed as more of a mid-tone brown with a slight bronze shift. I never owned Acid Rain before, but I agree Asphyxia is definitely different.

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.

As far as the shade combination goes I feel like this palette stands out among a lot of others I’ve seen come out this year, in a positive way! Too bad its not available here.

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!

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!

I was surprised by how little glitter was in Midnight Cowboy, which for wear isn’t a bad thing, but it was surprising, lol!

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!

The glitter isn’t as intense for sure, but the shade (in my palette at least) is super smooth. Much less chunky. It’s a great version, but def a little different from some past iterations.

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! πŸ™‚

I’d rather they just un-discontinued Gash. It’s the only shade in there I actually want/don’t already have, at least in dupe form.

I think you have a typo on the pigmentation for Suspend. (It has a 25.5 out of 10.)

Your second look was gorgeous!

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.

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! πŸ˜‰

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!

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!

The only version I have is from maybe 2010-ish or later? But it’s definitely an orange-red! I do not have anything prior to then, though.

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.

Yep! There are some winners and some losers here… But there are more dupes today than there were when they first came out!

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.

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.

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?!?

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…

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. ?

To respond Asphyxia was a dense shadow with a very pigment tee base and flash of purple being opaque in one swipe. Dense and suede/buttery. All were. Oil slick a bit less. Still better than this iteration.

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.

I can’t decide if I want this or not! I’m plat at Ulta, but I never got the email to buy it early when I could’ve gotten the extra points. I probably would’ve just pulled the trigger on it then, but…

I’m only interested in about half of them. And, in the other half, there are dupes and dupes I do not CARE about. I only very recently touched my first pan of Oil Slick for the first time to do a black comparison swatch. And lord knows I don’t need more Smog.

My birthday’s in a couple of weeks, though, and I’m sure I’ll end up buying myself something. But if it’s UD, it might end up being that blush palette or a lippie instead.

I like the blush palette more – I think if the colors are ones you’d reach for, it’s nice. I also think good blush palettes are harder to find. UD will have another palette sooner rather than later!

There are definitely always more UD palettes, that is for certain…though I ignore about 75% of the neutral ones, so that leaves a smaller selection!

I might swatch it if it’s in stock at an Ulta when I visit. Looking closer, I do have enough similar colors for the ones I don’t actually own already, I probably can live without it, though. Roadstripe’s calling my name, but I own that Colourpop dupe, the blue half of Aura from the Glinda palette’s probably close “enough,” I have a Maybelline Color Tattoo in that family, and I’ve got ETK 23 which is in the same family. I think I’ll be okay without Roadstripe.

Quincita if you want a great oil slick get roller girl from ColourPop. It is in the Blitzed collection for discount of $25 and all colors in it are excellent. Roller girl is the first non messy true dupe of Oil Slick’s intention. I love the blush palette. I agree with Christine about that. Gwen collabs were very solid imho. Enjoy what you choose! Happy Birthday! ??

I do really like Colourpop, but I’m not really looking for another Oil Slick, haha! I go for deeper colors or blackened colors before pure blacks. I can totally see how that shade would work in Colourpop’s formula, though, I’ve been wearing the hell out of Kindness from the Metamorphosis set and it is so sparkly. I’d have to do a lot of prep work to get that sparkle from a powder shadow and have it stay.

I’m waffling on the blush palette. I hardly ever wear blush, but they seem like great shades for someone like me who doesn’t wear much blush.

This palette looks beautiful but I have Roadstripe, Laced, Anonymous and Freakshow in my LTD palette. Luckily, only 2-3 of the other shades really appeal to me in this one and the rest are pretty dupable so my wallet is safe this time around. ^^;

Hi, I really enjoy your blog, but you may want to reexamine/redo this post ALOT of the photos are jumbled up, and where there should be swatches – I see faces!

Hi Lauren,

I just looked at the post, and I’m only seeing it as it’s supposed to be. I only see product photos/swatches and then 4 eye shots but nothing of my face. It sounds like your browser/device loaded the site oddly, but it’s nothing on my end πŸ™ My only advice is to clear cache/cookies to see if that would help. The code/photos included are correct, and I’ve checked on my mobile (off wi-fi) and on my desktop and they are correct!

Yay! Thanks so much for this review. I just bought the Spectrum Palette and waiting for it to arrive then I saw this – was trying not to feel bad if I made the wrong choice but at least looks like Spectrum is more of my thing. I might get this at some point.

Hello Christine and all of you my beauty junkie friends πŸ˜€ I’m in need of assistance. Quick sidenote; I’ve been back in the hospital. If I go silent it’s a safe bet that’s why. I’m much better now and glad to be home!
My needed assistance is about primers with this palette. Would Too Faced glitter glue be overkill? For those of you who have it and have played around if gg is too much would nyx milk or nyx white base be better since they provide a tacky base? I normally use a Mac paint pot or Put a Lid on It by Thebalm although I have a dozen other primers including UDPP and The UD anti aging one. Anyway, normally I’d trial and error on my own cuz that’s half the fun but while I really wanna experiment and play my body says get it over with so you can lay down lol yes I’m convalescing w/makeup on. Sooooo any suggestions?

MAC Paint Pots or theBalm would work just fine! I think UDPP is fine for most shades, but a slightly thicker/tackier base like a Paint Pot or NYX Milk would work for glittery shades and/or super sheer/thin shades here. Glitter Glue definitely work, but it isn’t my favorite primer for regular eyeshadow!

Get well soon, Bonnie!!

Thank you so much Christine πŸ™‚ I’m doing better every day! Whew! Much relieved my normal options will work well with this palette. I haven’t had gg in ages but I remember loving it for sparkling pigments and hating it for everything else. Milk is such a superhero. And Put a Lid On It is magical if you have dry eyelids even if you encounter a dry shadow. TheBalm….they just make it all go good …. Magic. Lol don’t even get me started on their concealer πŸ˜€

I really like this one. I don’t have most of the quality problems, but that is probably because I use primer for everything. Nothing stays on my oily lids without primer! I do agree though that even with primer, Misdemeanor and 501 can still be a bit patchy. I found that disappointing because I was excited for both of those shades. I don’t find it unworkable though, just annoying. I will admit to being a UD Junkie though, so they are allowed to get away with more than other brands! ;P

I normally just use the UD Primer Potion in Original. It has always worked for me up to now. But I think I may in the market for a thicker/more opaque one now. πŸ™‚

I wonder if the difference in quality has anything to do with the fact that UD used to be it’s own brand and is now owned by a cosmetics conglomerate. Hmmm.

Personally, I noticed the texture differences earlier on – I think they were technically acquired at that point, but it was almost certainly too early for L’Oreal to have had a hand in any changes, if they even do now (sometimes parents are really minimally involved, sometimes they’re very much involved), based on production/development cycles and lead times.

I think you hit the nail on the head. If we go way back can you recal any complaints about UD eye shadows? Before reformulation? Other than some people claiming they aren’t their preference due to how loud and unique they were? I remember zero complaints. Until reformulation. Than it blew up. after L’Oreal bought them it became even worse. Good call GloriaKate and Christine.

There were a lot of complaints about fall out, actually, both past and presently, though I am only referring to 2010 and newer as I wasn’t using Urban Decay heavily prior to then! πŸ™‚

Exactly! Complaints prior to those 2000 years didn’t exist. People were excited. They had fun. They loved Midnight Cowboy for rocking anyone of any color and the glitter stayed on! They felt more like a hybrid. Throw whatever colors on they blended themselves. Then UD sold everything. When they came back they had reformulations. Why do so many companies fix what isn’t broken? I still believe the original midnight cowboy is one of the most universally flattering eye shadows out there. Surprisingly I loved Vice 4 for being mid tones that all blended well. Not OG UD but the colors and formulas I’m still enjoying. MUFE and ColourPop has def impacted the industry. We feel so many wet type eyeshadows today that we are harsh on powders. Still I feel if a company represents their classics it should be exact if that is the point. Stay with company motto and take the time to produce quality. The outcome will be more favorable than playing catch up with other brands. UD never played that game. Then they did and complaints came. I think I spend more time in your MUFE gallery if I ever want anything now. Best swatches and dupes anywhere. Love it! πŸ˜€

i think it was a great idea from ud to bring a palette with the cult shades. bravo! but um, some swatches seem a bit dry and not as pigmented as you would prefer tbh. i don’t fancy some of the shades so i think i’ll be fine.

oops! forgot, but something that actually bugs me is that the shades aren’t organized (like, shades with the same hues and that stuff) it looks a bit messy in my opinion. or maybe i’m too picky with those kind of things.

I’m sad some of these shades didn’t earn better grades…I like the colors in this palette. I don’t have any of the Vice palettes, so this purchase wouldn’t be in vain if I went for it!

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm This is great!

Do you think this would fare well for everyday looks, Christine? I’m a neutral-toned gal in the light range.

Thanks for posting such a thorough review, as always πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

This palette has me really confused. To be fair, I haven’t tried all the colors yet. And I think that Urban Decay really means for their shadows to be used with primer; I think their primer might be their overall best-selling product. Since I always use primer anyway, that in itself isn’t an issue for me personally.

The most confusing thing is that some of the colors in the palette I got look really different from the ones in the palette that you got, Christine. For example, my Shallow is a light gray-green, but it is very definitely green. It also performs well, at least a B+, over primer. My Misdemeanor is a darker green that goes with it. (Your Misdemeanor swatch looks much more blue-toned than mine does.) Both are neutral greens, neither yellow-green nor blue-green, but grayed-down versions of right in the middle. I don’t have anything else like them, they look great on me and perform well. Since at least a few other shades in the palette work well for me, I’ll keep it (maybe de-pot my favorite shades and pop them in a Z-palette; I find these large palettes clunky and inconvenient to work with).

Also, the Suspend in my palette has a strong olive green undertone that makes it work beautifully with Acid Rain and Mildew, and probably with Goldmine as well. My Acid Rain seems to perform more poorly than the one you got, but I can make it work; the Mildew I got is dry and dusty and never builds up (but I have the single, so, especially if I de-pot, I don’t really need to make this one work).

The 501 I got is *much* more teal than your swatch.

The Anonymous I got is super high-performing, I’d give it an A or A+, a super-easy-to-use, opaque matte that goes on like butter.

I had the same problems with UV-B that you did, but that was even with using a good base. That was my biggest disappointment, because I love me a good blue-violet. I’m going to try it over the Bobbi Brown Iced Blue cream shadow stick and see if that helps it.

So this palette has me very confused! My experience with eyeshadow colors is usually very similar to yours, Christine. It seems very odd to me that some of the actual colors could be so different from one palette to another. I do like many of the shadows, and some I still have to try — Gash and Goldmine are calling my name now.

Yikes, B-! What’s going on, UD? I love the colors in my Vice 4 but found 1985 and Fastball to be complete duds, and I can’t imagine using it without my Too Faced Glitter Glue. I love to see Gash and Roadstripe again but I don’t trust these limited edition releases as much anymore. When I use my Vice 4 then my Vice 2, I notice a huge difference in quality/formula, Vice 2 being so much more pigmented.

hmmm I’m glad this didn’t score so well… it was the number 1 item on my wishlist, but it’s exclusive to the US. Guess I’ll be sticking to vice4

Uh, you labeled the “Shallow” swatch “Swallow.” I wouldn’t put it past UD to name a shadow “Swallow,” but it’s a more Nars-ish name.

I want it so bad, because I have ALL of the Vice palettes, so I feel I should keep going with collecting them. Sad that 25% of the eyeshadows didn’t live up to my expectations ?

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