The UD XX Vice Ltd Reloaded Palette comes in a smoky looking, voilet carboard box and shows all the shades on the back. In this palette, there are three new shades, five vintage shades, five exclusives from past palettes and seven bestsellers of the single eyeshadows.
The UD XX Vice Ltd Reloaded Palette itself is all matte black with a beautiful purple jewel inlay in the middle. I love the aesthetic of this palette, it’s so simple and modern, looks super sturdy and also has some sparkle. I think the exterior of this palette really represents Urban Decay.
The palette opens by pressing the button (yaaaas) on the side of the palette. The palette has a huge mirror and it’s only able to stand in one way like on the picture. It cannot stand differently because it automatically shifts back into this position. I find this nice when putting the palette down on a surface but I usually hold a palette in my hands, which is not very comfortable with this one.
Like I’ve mentioned before, there are 20 shades of eyeshadows that span the entire 20-year history of Urban Decay. Three new shades, five vintage shades, five exclusives from past palettes and seven bestsellers of the single eyeshadows. There are so many different shades in here, from neutrals, to smoky, to bright shades in all kinds of different finishes. The palette also comes with a double sided brush.
Swatches of the first row from left to right: Suspend (greige-brown matte), Oil Slick (black matte w/silver micro-glitter), Roadstripe (iridescent white w/blue-violet shift), Gash (metallic brick red) and Midnight Cowboy (pink champagne shimmer w/ silver glitter).
Swatches of the second row from left to right: 501 (deep metallic blue w/copper micro-glitter), Shallow (pale taupe-silver satin), Laced (pinky-taupe matte), Hot Pants (pearly medium pink) and Mildew (deep metallic green shimmer).
Swatches of the third row from left to right: Smog (deep coppery bronze shimmer), Misdemeanor (deep olive green matte w/green micro-shimmer), Freakshow (bright purple satin), Asphyxia (hyacinth shimmer w/blue shift) and Acid Rain (pale yellow-green shimmer w/green shift).
Swatches of the fourth row from left to right: Moonflower (metallic rose-gold w/gold micro-shimmer), UV-B (bright blue w/violet shift), Goldmine (bright metallic gold), Twice Baked (rich brown satin w/gold micro-glitter) and Anonymous (pale peachy cream matte).
As you can see, there’s a great variety in shades and finishes. All the shades feel soft and velvelty but the pigmentation is different for each shade. Some of them are better than others but overall, the quality is still good for each shade. The only shade that isn’t so pigmented is Roadstripe, which is meant to be less pigmented because the finish is iridescent.
I decided to push myself and create a bold look using the UD XX Vice Ltd Reloaded Palette. I used the shade Anonymous as a base on my whole eyelid, Laced as a transition shade, Freakshow on the outer and inner part of my top and bottom eyelid and also in my crease, Goldmine in the middle of my upper and lower lid and Asphyxia as a highlight in the inner corner.
This is one of the many, many options you can do with this palette. I like variety of the palette but I don’t know if I would reach for it that much because I usually use more neutral shades. This palette might be something for you if you want to get familiar with the brand Urban Decay, and want to play with bold colors but also have some neutral options.
The UD XX Vice Ltd Reloaded Palette is available for €53,00 Euro at iciparisxl.nl and selected Ici Paris XL stores.
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