I wanted to take a more in-depth look at the Urban Decay Vice 3 palette I recently purchased. I'm pretty late to game with this palette, and I'm actually kind of surprised I was still able to get one easily since I think the other Vices sold out pretty quickly. This palette has been reviewed and swatched to death already, but I loved it so much, I wanted to contribute my thoughts as well. I've used this palette a good amount of times now, so this will be more of a review than just a first impressions, but since I haven't used all the shades yet, it's not a complete review.
So, I never really intended to buy this palette. I thought it was pretty cool when it first came out, and I watched a bunch of first impression/swatch/review videos, but I didn't really feel like dropping the $60 for it since I have a ton of eyeshadow already. I ended up getting a $50 Visa gift card from my old job for Christmas and I went to Ulta with the intention of buying either the Lorac Party palette or the Urban Decay Shadowbox palette and ended up with this instead. And boy am I happy I did! The Lorac Party palette is pretty and sparkly, but the colors started to fade even while I was still shopping (I swatched them on my hand). The Shadowbox palette is also really nice, but between all my other Urban Decay palettes, I had doubles (even triples) of some of the colors already. The Vice 3 palette was on the expensive side at $60, but the shadows were bigger and all 20 are exclusives so it ended up being a better bang for my buck. Again, super happy I went with the Vice 3 over the other two!
This isn't a true first impressions since I already did that in my video, and I have used a lot of these shades, but I haven't used them all (on my eyes at least; I've swatched them all a few times now) so it's not really a true review, either. I'm going to go by columns, following how Urban Decay organized these colors, and give you my thoughts on each, along with some swatches. I'm also going to include the shade descriptions Urban Decay gives each color in parenthesis after the color name.
And that's my first impression/review/swatchfest of the the Urban Decay Vice 3 palette! This ended up being a really awesome palette and I'm very, very happy I bought it! If you've been on the fence about, I'd say do it; $60 is a little bit of an investment at first, but you do get 20 good sized shadows and a dual-ended brush so I think it's totally worth it, especially if you don't have a lot of eye shadow to begin with since this is a really versatile palette. This is all probably old news and if you ever where interested in this palette you probably already own it, but I'm not sure how much longer it's going to be available and I don't want anyone to miss out on it!
Thanks for reading! <3