The Urban Decay XX Vice Ltd Reloaded palette is one of the items from my UK Haul, it is described on the Urban Decay website as ‘ultra limited edition’. It is part of their 20th anniversary collection; the shadow selection in this palette includes vintage shades, cult favourites from past and present palettes and some brand new colours.
The lid design of this palette follows the style of previous Vice palettes; the UD logo is 3d ‘bejewelled’ plastic which gives it an edgy look. The case and clasp feel sturdy and good quality and opens with a release button (which if you saw my haul video, you’ll know it worked a little too well haha…).
I chose this palette because I realised that the majority of my eye shadow palettes fell into the same colour scheme; neutrals! While this palette has some gorgeous nude and transition shades, it also has lot’s of bolder, brighter colours. There are some greens, blues and purples, which all push me out of my comfort zone, but also inspire me to be more creative.
For that reason, I wouldn’t say that this is an everyday use palette for me; however it is a palette I would reach for if I wanted to do something more colourful. I have created some looks I love, one of my favourites is this purple halo I wore for my sisters hen do, and I have recreated it in this tutorial:
Although I have read up which shadows in this Vice palette are new and old etc, the only shade I already had is Smog, which is one of my favourite shadow in the Naked palette.
On the left is the shade Smog from the Naked palette and on the right is Smog from the Vice palette. It appears that they have changed the formula, with the Vice shade looking less pigmented and less yellow toned. That being said, the Vice formula is still a beautiful colour.
Here are swatches of all of the shadows in the palette, once without flash and one with.
Overall I am very happy with this palette, the quality of the shadows are fantastic and very long wearing. The variety of shades makes for an endless amount of eye looks.
If this is as ultra limited edition as Urban Decay’s website says, it may not be around for long… if you can buy from the US it’s currently on sale online from US$56 to US$34 right now.
I hope you enjoyed reading this review and seeing the look I came up with. Let me know if you have any of the Urban Decay palettes and what your favourite shades are!