UD Vice 4 Review & Swatches

I posted a picture of this UD Vice 4 palette last month on my Instagram, but didn’t get the chance to post it on the blog nor to swatch this palette. So, today I decided to post this UD Vice 4 Review & Swatches. I’ve posted a tutorial using this vice 4 palette on my previous post, please check it out! I’ll be posting more tutorials using this palette in the near future.

YES THIS PALETTE IS LIMITED EDITION! So, if you want it you better get it before it’s gone! Actually at this moment when I’m writing this post, this palette is already out of stock in Sephora. I was lucky to have bought it right when it was released in Sephora’s website, along with my KVD Mi Vida Loca Remix palette.

ud vice 4 review

What is UD Vice 4?
“A limited-edition palette packed with 20 gorgeous, never-before-seen shades, a huge mirror, a double-ended brush, and a chic bag.

These shades are filled with rich, deep jewel tones in a wide range of finishes—from velvety-smooth mattes and shimmering metallics to shades infused with micro-glitter. Each Eyeshadow in Vice4 is formulated with Urban Decay’s own Pigment Infusion System™, a proprietary blend of ingredients that deliver rich, velvety, blendable color that lasts and sparkle that stays in place.”

Sephora, 2015

First Impression

Gorgeous palette, with beautiful shades. You get some colorful shades, you get neutral ones, some with sparkles, some are matte. The packaging is breathtaking, I absolutely in love with the cover. Very pretty! The eyeshadows are very vibrant in color, very pigmented. Knowing how the UD palettes are, I expected these shadows to be smooth and blendable, and they are!

ud vice 4 review

Shades

There are 20 shades in this palette, and I categorize them according to their rows (across from L-R). The first row seems to be where the “Party” shades with all the pearls and glitters. The second row is the “Reds”, most of the shadows on this row has a red/pinky undertone. The third row is the “Greens” since the majority of the shades on this row is green, while the other 2 is more on the taupe-brown shade. The fourth row is the “Orange” since the shades on this row is very warm. I find that this palette doesn’t really have a pattern, but oh well going across makes more sense than going down the column.

  • First row
    • Bones (oyster satin with pearl)
    • Grip (taupe matte with iridescent micro-glitter)
    • Deadbeat (black satin with micro-glitter)
    • Beat Down (deep metallic violet with blue micro-glitter)
    • Pandemonium (no description from Sephora, so my description of this shade is deep plum with micro-glitter)
  • Second row
    • Framed (light neutral matte-satin)
    • Fast-ball (metallic peachy pink with micro-glitter)
    • 1985 (metallic fuchsia with fuchsia micro-glitter)
    • Underhand (burgundy-brown satin)
    • Harlot (metallic lavender)
  • Third row
    • Discreet (soft dusty mauve matte)
    • Grasshopper (metallic emerald w/green micro-glitter)
    • C-Note (frosted green with micro-glitter)
    • Arctic (bright teal with tonal sparkle)
    • Robbery (deep metallic brown-gunmetal)
  • Fourth row
    • Bitter (reddish brown matte)
    • Flame (bright orange with gold micro-glitter)
    • Low (brown matte with iridescent micro-glitter)
    • Crowbar (black with golden metallic pearl/micro-glitter)
    • Delete (deep chestnut brown matte-satin)

ud vice 4 swatchesPros

  • 20 shades x 0.6 oz
  • Variety of shades and textures
  • High pigmentation
  • Easily blended
  • Buttery and smooth
  • Long lasting
  • $70 for 20 shades, which come down to $3-ish/shade
  • Can be used wet to create an even more intense shine

Cons

  • Limited edition
  • Some shades have a lot of fallout, esp. the ones with sparkles!

 

 

  • I’m in search of eyeshadows from UD or Lorac. As far as I know, these two bring the very good reviews which I find difficult to choose among the ranges from the both brands. I’m after something that is more of mattes and seems like will-be-often-to-wear colors (I just drowned into the make up business and I feel that I don’t want my investment goes like a waste as it is my first step). Would you pls help me recommend out of the two? I heard Lorac has the better formulation on their eyeshadows (buttery, creamy, etc.) but since I have never tried them before, I can’t choose. Well, you know the temptation. 🙂 TIA.

    • Hi Alfia!

      First of all, thanks for dropping by! Unfortunately, I have not try any Lorac palettes yet! I know a lot of other beauty bloggers who have though, and in my opinion it all comes down to your preference. If you prefer more matte and neutrals, I’ll suggest the UD Naked 1, 2, 3, and smoky or KVD Shade + Light eye palette (all matte and neutral). Sorry I can’t help much with it! I hope you’ll figure it out soon! I can’t say much about the Lorac palette because I have not try any of Lorac products 🙁