Friday, 20 November 2015

New In | Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette Review & Swatches

Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette | Review & Swatches | Bold Unhinged Colour in An Array Of Finishes |

Hey Beauties! 

I have a confession to make. For years I have read post after post and watched video after video about Urban Decay's famous eyeshadow palettes. From the Naked palettes to the Electric palette and the Vice palettes of the past few years, I have lusted after each and every one from afar but I have never been able to bite the bullet and hand out the money to own one of those palettes. Now that has all changed with the stunning Vice 4 palette making it's way into my life and it's the beginning of a beautiful relationship. 

The Urban Decay Vice 4 palette retails for $70 CAD / $60 USD and is a limited edition holiday palette that follows in the sparkly, jewel toned footsteps of the past Vice palettes. 

Inspired by Urban Decay's infamous Oil Slick eyeshadow (black with a multi coloured glitter), the Vice 4 palette comes in utterly stunning packaging that resembles a piece of glass shattered into an oil spill. Inside are 20 never before seen shadows, a massive mirror (my new favourite for doing my makeup) and a pretty decent double ended brush. 

Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette | Review & Swatches | Bold Unhinged Colour in An Array Of Finishes | labellesirene.caThose 20 eyeshadows reflect the various tones and colours that can be found in that infamous Oil Slick eyeshadow. An array of rich jewel tones against deep smoky neutrals in a wide range of finishes from velvety smooth mattes to shimmers, metallics and shades packed with micro-glitter. 

The shadows are formulated with Urban Decay's exclusive Pigment Infusion System - "a proprietary blend of ingredients that deliver rich, velvety, blendable colour that lasts and sparkle that stays in place." This results in 20 insanely pigmented shadows with show stopping vibrancy and unbeatable shine.

 11 of the 20 shadows have a heavy micro-glitter that is absolutely stunning on the eye but also makes them slightly dry and powdery and results in quite a bit of fall out during application but not during wear. The remaining shadows are split between 4 incredibly creamy matte shadows and 5 smooth shimmer and metallic shades. 

Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette | Review & Swatches | Bold Unhinged Colour in An Array Of Finishes |

Each row of eyeshadows is styled in a colour co-ordinated story with a focus on a certain tone or shade. The first row is the most cool toned of the palette with Bones ( an oyster satin with pearl), Grip ( a taupe with iridescent micro glitter), Deadbeat (a black satin with micro glitter), Beat Down (a deep metallic violet with blue micro glitter) and Pandemonium ( a cool burgundy with micro glitter). 

The second row is still relatively cool toned but features an overall pink/purple theme with Framed ( a light neutral matte satin), Fast-ball ( a metallic peachy pink with micro glitter), 1985 ( a metallic fuschia with micro glitter), Underhand ( a burgundy brown satin) and Harlot ( a metallic lavender). 

The third row is full of beautiful sea greens and blues with Discreet ( a soft dusty mauve matte), Grasshopper ( a metallic emerald with green micro glitter), C-Note ( a frosted green with micro glitter), Arctic ( a bright teal with tonal sparkle) and Robbery ( a deep metallic brown gunmetal).  

The last row is a warm lovers dream with Bitter ( a reddish brown matte), Flame ( a bright orange with gold micro glitter), Low ( a brown matte with iridescent glitter), Crowbar ( a black with golden metallic pearl and micro glitter) and Delete ( a deep chestnut brown matte satin). 

The majority of the shades in this palette are absolutely stunning and apply seamlessly. They blend out beautifully and build to create gorgeous multi dimensional looks. There is a decent amount of fall out during application but once on the lids there are no issues. A few of the shades perform less than spectacularly, Grip, Low and Delete all have a drier texture and apply quite patchy but overall the palette is wonderful.

 I have absolutely fallen in love with this palette and I think it is such an amazing gem to have in my collection. If you don't mind a little bit of glitter in your life and you like to be creative with your eyeshadow looks then I think this is definitely something that you would love to play with. 

The Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette retails for $70 CAD and is available at Sephora and Urban Decay's website. 



  1. Ooh, loving the mix of purples, teals, and neutrals! Thanks for the swatches and glad you're enjoying it :)


  2. I have always wanted to try Urban Decay products! I love how beautiful and bright this eyeshadow palette is. So many colors to choose from, and so many different makeup possibilities!

    Just Gigi Fashion

  3. Vice is a gorgeous palette for those who an do a little more color! So many great looks you'll be able to get from that huge palette. enjoy!

  4. I absolutely love Urban Decay's eye shadows! They have so many fabulous colors. I typically stay on the neutral end, but this palette is awesome and I love the bright colors!

    XO, Rach

  5. This palette is so stunning, I love all of the neutral shades. Dont think I'll be buying it though purely because of the brighter shades which I wouldn't wear xxx

  6. I think Vice 4 is the best Vice palette from UD so far. I prefer the neutral end as a rule but don't mind stepping outside my comfort zone often.

  7. What a gorgeous gorgeous palette. I was not able to get the Vice palette last year. I hope to pick it up this Friday at Sephora. As I do plan to go for Black Friday.

  8. I just got this palette and am in love with all the different colors! I love that it's bright, but not like... BRIGHT bright, you know? More jewel toned. Love it!
    Olive & Ivy

  9. I've been wanting to try this out but always thought the colours were too bright for me. The swatches dont seem so bright so i might check it out now!

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  10. My jaw dropped...this is gorgeous. The swatches are so beautiful! Sadly I know myself and I don't wear bold colours like I used to! But I can still admire from afar ;)

  11. I have heard nothing but praises for this palette but I am glad to let me know about how much of the product "falls out or stays on", and sounds like I will need a primer and/or eye serum to moisturize before using those suggested shades!


  12. What a gorgeous palette! Urban Decay always has fabulous quality. I am loving 'Underhand' and 'Flame' x



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