Urban Decay are in my top three higher end beauty brands alongside NARS and Too Faced, and I can never resist new Urban Decay eyeshadow palettes. I have the other three Urban Decay Vice palettes, so when I heard that a fourth palette was being released, I was instantly excited however when I saw the colours, I wasn’t sure I’d get a lot of use out of it as it’s very colourful and I’m a real neutrals girl. However after debating it for a few weeks on whether I should or shouldn’t splurge, I decided I definitely needed to complete my Vice Palette family with the Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette.
The packaging of the Vice palettes is always amazing, but the Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette has to be the best packaging yet. The palette has a plastic shattered glass effect on the top, with a colourful oil/water effect which looks stunning, and the palette comes with a matching neoprene bag which is a nice touch.
Just like all the Vice palettes, the palette contains an huge mirror which I love as you can use it to do all of your makeup in and it stands up nicely too.
The Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette contains twenty never seen before eyeshadows in sizable square pans, alongside a double sided eyeshadow brush. In all honesty, the brush isn’t amazing but I find that brushes included in palettes are never the best, but you could use it if you didn’t have anything else to use but it’s not the best quality.
I absolutely love the mixture of shades, with shimmer, matte and glitter finishes. This is definitely a very colourful palette, which isn’t something I would use on a daily basis but the shades are such good quality that I’d be more likely to try and be a little more daring.
I like that there’s a nice mixture of neutral shades too, so you could just add a pop of colour rather than going for an all over bright and bold look. There are only two slightly disappointing shades in my opinion, and they are Grip and Framed as they’re just lacking pigmentation compared to the rest of the shadows but they’re better when used with an eyeshadow base.
My favourite shades from the palette are Bitter which is an amazing, warm orangey brown matte and also Robbery which is a silvery taupe which looks so multi-dimensional on the eyelids. Even though this palette is packed with colour, I think there is only one shade which I can’t envisage wearing which is Arctic but I’d definitely use the other 19.
I think £43 is such fantastic value for 20 large eyeshadows, as it works out at just £2.15 an eyeshadow, when full size Urban Decay shadows are £14 each. I’m very happy I decided to get this palette, and if you’d like one I’d recommend snapping one up very soon as it is limited edition.