Monday, 17 October 2016

Urban Decay XX Vice LTD Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay XX Vice LTD Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette includes twenty eye shadows that celebrate the brand’s 20-year history.  From vintage shades that go WAY back (like Gash, Acid Rain and UV-B) to must-haves from the current collection, it’s all here.

Now as you would expect with Urban Decay, this palette is stunning.  With a jewelled 3D UD logo clearly visible it stands out against the black lid.  Opening is easy peasy with a click button and inside, the entire top half is a mirror, which is handy to have plus the inclusion of a double ended brush, which is actually a really good eyeshadow brush.
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 state that each Eyeshadow in this limited-edition palette features their Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives every shade its velvety texture, rich colour, serious staying power and blendability. SO what you see, is what you get. Now all of the shades are just beautiful and some I have used more than others, but this is how they are described:
  • Suspend is described as a “greige-brown matte.” It is definitely a muted, medium-dark taupe brown with a matte finish. Easy to blend and 
  • Oil Slick is described as a “black matte with silver micro-glitter.” This is a stunning shade and it will be perfect for anyone loving Halloween. It is quite a medium black that has a silver sparkle.
  • Roadstripe is described as a “iridescent white with blue-violet shift.” It’s a bright, iridescent white with a bluish-violet sheen. I find it works quite well as a base shade as well as being wearable on its own.
  • Gash is described one of those shades which makes you go wow! Described as being a “metallic brick red” it is has orange undertones and is incredibly pigmented. Again a shade which is perfect for Autumn and one I am trying to learn to work with.
  • Midnight Cowboy is one of my favourite shades on the palette and it is described as a “pink champagne with shimmer with silver glitter.” A light beige shade which has a slight addition of silver glitter but not too much that it takes away from the shade, it instead gives a bit of a shimmer. 
  • 501 is described as a “deep metallic blue with copper micro-glitter” and it is just that. The blue is a deep blue with a slight smattering of glitter which as with Midnight Cowboy, doesn't detract from the beauty of the shade, but instead adds a little something.
  • Shallow is described as a “pale taupe-silver satin.” and it definitely does have a silver tone to it when it is caught in the light. As well as a eyeshadow it also works well as a highlighter. 
  • Laced is described as a “pinky-taupe matte” and it is a muted light pink shade which gives really good colour payoff and as its description states is a matte shade. This is one of the shades I have not yet worn. 
  • Hot Pants is described as a “pearly medium pink.” In the pan it looks as though it will be an incredibly hot pink shade, and it is bright but with warm undertones there is a slight shimmer to it and again, not one I have yet worn.
  • Mildew is described as a “deep metallic green shimmer.” and for me it is more of an olive green shade which a shimmer.  A beautiful Autumn shade or one for Halloween, im just not convinced it is for me as I have blue eyes.
  • Smog is another one of my favourites and one I have worn a lot of. It is described as a “deep coppery bronze shimmer.” and it is incredibly rich with a coppery bronzed effect giving great colour payoff. 
  • Misdemeanor is described as a “deep olive green matte with green micro-shimmer.” which is exactly what it is though it does have coll undertones, the matte finish is really pretty but as with Mildrew, I am not sure it is a shade I can pull off. 
  • Freakshow is described as a “bright purple satin.” though I would have used the word violet ove purple. It is stunning shade which has amazing pigmentation, it blends like a dream and is perfect for autumn. 
  • Asphyxia is described as a “hyacinth shimmer with blue shift.” It definitely has a touch of Lavender about the shade with the colour and for me, this is the one shade I found disappointing.
  • Acid Rain is described as a “pale yellow-green shimmer with green shift.” It definitely has a slight green undertone and it is one of those shades which could look yellow or green in certain lights.  This is one I haven't got a clue how to use but it is pretty.
  • Moonflower is described as a “metallic rose-gold with gold micro-shimmer.” For those of you loving your rose golds, then this is an amazing eyeshadow to have. It has warm undertones but amazing pigmentation and I absolutely love it.
  • UV-B is described as a “bright blue with violet shift.” and it is a shade which at first glance reminds me of the shade my mum used to wear as I was growing up.  On a swatch it is more of a violet blue that has a slight sheen to it.
  • Goldmine is described as a “bright metallic gold.” and it is an incredible shade, though much like Acid Rain, I have no idea what to do with it.  It is bright an it is yellow with a metallic sheen to it.
  • Twice Baked is another one of my favourite shades and it is described as a “rich brown satin with gold micro-glitter." It is a medium brown with a slight red undertone and a really fine shimmer which you notice when it is picked up in direct light. 
  • Anonymous is the final shade in the palette and it is described as a “pale peachy cream matte.” It does have a matte finish and is light and creamy with a slight peach hint of colur too it.  This shade, like Roadstripe does make a great base shade.  
Rather than swatch all 20 shades I have done a mixture of my favourites and then some of the more out there shades which I love but am yet to be comfortable wearing:
Urban Decay XX Vice LTD Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette

From left to right here there is Midnight Cowboy, Twice Baked, MoonFlower and Smog. These are the shades that I wear a lot of from the palette and yes they do fall into the neutral/nude category.

Urban Decay XX Vice LTD Reloaded Eyeshadow Palette
From Left to Right here we have 501, Mildew, Gash and Oil Slick which are all pigmented and stunning shades.

This palette costs £43 and is available via Urban Decay and Debenhams. It is one of those palettes everyone who loves eye shadow should have, on colour payoff alone it is exceptional and if you dare to try some of the more brighter shades, then this is the palette to do it with.


*this post contains PR samples unless indicated otherwise

34 comments:

  1. What gorgeous colours! I love the packaging too!

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  2. I adore the shades in this palette. I find UD palettes great value for the money xo

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  3. Oh wow this does look like a gorgeous palette! Seeing it just on its own I wouldn't be too sure I'd buy it but seeing the swatches I'm pretty sure I want it now haha!

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  4. Some of these shades are stunning! I'd love to mix up my eyeshadow game a little.

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  5. OK those browns I need in my life - they are absolutely beautiful <3 x

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  6. oh wow this palette looks so beautiful - I think I need it in my life!

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  7. hmm not a palette I would pick up myself, but a score if it's a pr sample..how did you get on UD's list? :O

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  8. And this is why I have been lusting after an Urban Decay Palette forever. Look how pigmented the shades are!

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  9. Oh i love the look of this palette! Need those browns in my life!

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  10. Oh I LOVE oil slick and it's perfect for Halloween isn't it.

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  11. This looks like a very comprehensive palette! I have lots already but if I was to go for just one, something like that would be great!

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  12. What a pretty palette, love the colour range x

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  13. Oh what i'd do to be able to afford to buy this Pallete, or any of the Urban Decay range for that matter, I also want to try the All Nighter foundation too xx

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  14. However great the palette looks I am very reserved with my eyeshadow so I think a lot of them would go unused x

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  15. Such a gorgeous pallette i love that there is a mixture of shades in there.

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  16. They really do give you a lot of nice colors to work with. I feel like this palette would bring out the creativity in everyone.

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  17. I love all the bright colours here, especially the purples. Love it!

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  18. I love all the shades here. Would love to get this for Christmas.

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  19. I love Urban Decay i wouldn't use most of these colours though as I just like natural colours x

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  20. Oh wow the shades in here are beautiful. I'd certainly wear the neutrals xxx

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  21. I really love Urban Decay products and this is just full of beautiful colours - really like the first swatches.

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  22. I have one of the previous palettes from UD, this one looks insane also!

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  23. i love their eyeshadows. i don't have any of their vice palettes as i know i wont use a majority of the colours

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  24. Isn't the box pretty, sometimes the packaging can help convince me to buy a product. Love the colours.

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  25. This is a very pretty palette, I love the shades and the packaging is very pretty and sleek. I have the Naked 3 and I love it :-)

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  26. Really loving all of the beautiful colours in this one.

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  27. I'm yet to buy an Urban Decay product but I love those colours so I may have to put it on my christmas list! I love Smog and Moonflower :D

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  28. What a fantastic selection of eyeshadows, definitely one for each occasion! :)
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  29. This is just stunning!! I love the look of freak show, and twice baked too. One for the Christmas list I think x

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  30. Wow,some really unusual colours there - I love those more neutral colours.

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  31. This looks like a lovely palette but I'm not sure I would use every shade.

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  32. I've heard a lot about urban decay lately, I love that palette, there is something in there for all the girls ion this house!

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  33. Urban decay never fails! I love their pigmentation! and midnight cowboy is my favourite!

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  34. What lovely colours and a real mix. Persuaded me to try one of their palettes, I'm totally in love with their makeup at the moment! x

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