Another year and another Vice Palette holiday offering from Urban Decay. While the Naked Palettes seem to be the queen of eyeshadow palettes in the beauty world the Vice Palettes offer a great all rounder of complimentary shades and colours and some unique finishes so you have all the options you can think of.

Twenty new and limited edition shades housed in a sleek black palette with a sort of shattered glass effect on the front. Eleven shades have micro glitter so if you’re not into sparkly shades this one might be worth skipping. While a little louder than the Naked Palette is has a much larger variety of shades and is a better all rounder option if you like to switch up your makeup style and play with different looks and colours. Quality is in line with other Urban Decay shadows I’ve tried although I found Grip, Low and Delete a little harder to work with compared to others. But on the whole the shades are deep, richly pigmented and blend out well. Theres some nice jewel tones, easy to wear neutrals and a few pops of colour if you’re that way inlined. I reckon there some awesome options for smokey eye combos too!

My favourite shades from the palette have to be Bitter, Flame, Bones and Pandemonium. Bitter is a beautiful burnt matte orange shade which is right up my street for everyday. I also adore how large the mirror is within the palette, it's absolutely huge which is ideal for putting your makeup on while travelling! The double ended brush is similar to those that came with the Naked Palettes (which I personally really like and do use) so on the whole it's a pretty awesome palette.


If you have any of the previous incarnations of the Vice Palette it might be worth checking back and looking for overlap as shade wise it’s very similar to previous editions. None the less it’s available now for £43 from Debenhams, John Lewis & Selfridges.