Dec 2, 2014

Swatch: Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette

I haven't really afford to buy stuff this autum/winter, so I asked mr Confusion if he wanted to give me the Vice 3-palette as a christmas present. The thing was - the only webshop with international shipping was sold out, and wasn't expecting any more to come in. I ran around the place swearing, looking in (almost) every corner of teh interwebz. But no. No Vice 3.
Fortunally, some of our friends was going to the UK the very next day, and guess what they fooouuuund?! = Happy Confusion kitty!
And since they came by with the palette on den 1 of dec.. How could I not open it? And touch it? And hug it?
So.. thanks Simon, Linnea and Kristoffer! ^^

On to the palette. With shitty pictures. Because its always dark and cloudy in Sweden these days. Haven't seen the sun for a week.

 Packaging, makeup bag and the palette.

Awrgh, look at those lovely tones! I just want to rub my face in them. All.
Ok. On to swatches. All shadows are swatched over primer on top, and then bare skin.
First row, vertically.
 Truth, Undone, Downfall, DTF

Second row
Dragon, Freeze, Heroine, Brokedown

Third row
Vanity, Lucky, Reign, Bobby Dazzle

Fourth row
Alien, Alchemy, Bondage, Sonic

Last row
Last Sin, Angel, Defy, Revolver

Most of these shadows are really pigmented, all though the matte ones is a tiny bit disappointing. I know UD can do better. All the shadows in the first row really needs primer to behave well. Also Vanity and Heroine needs this as well. The other shadows are super pigmented, super soft and glides on.

What I like about this palette is first of all, no bubblegum pink! haha. Sure, Alien is pink, but that gorgeous golden duochrome saves it. And deep, red hue in Alchemy makes it workable. 
All of the shadows really work togheter, and there isnt really one that sticks out in a way that makes it unworkable with the others. It features both a matte, metallic and a sparkly highlight, and a matt and a shimmery definer. Also blending colors. Just.. so many wins. And I kind of think that every row, both vertically and horizontally, makes a look with the shadows! I mean, the second row swatches, how pretty aren't they togheter? It makes me think of the caribbean. And pirates. Because of that dirty, bronze-isch Brokedown-shadow. Also top row horizontally gives me inspiration for a makeup look. That Bondage-shadow though. Yum. (And no silver!!!)

What I dont like is the fact that all of the shadows isn't up to UD standards. MANY of them are powdery and produces fall out. I mean, Look at this blurry picture. This is just from the swatching, and I actually blew on it a couple of times before I realized that I could take a blurry picture of it..
Also, this palette is more expensive than last years.. And with the lower standard, it just doesnt add upp. Maybe because of the added makeup pouch. The pouch that the palette comes in is pretty and stuff, but I dont know. Good makeup bag to bring brushes and stuff in.. But.. Meh. Feels like it would get super dirty

All in all, I think that this i a gorgous palette, with great color choises. Soft and natural looks, dark and smokey or bright and sparkly. All can be done with this. Nothing really needs to be added. 
Thumbs up!

This was bought for £40.00 in the UK