Review: Urban Decay Vice 3 Eye Shadow Palette

Truthfully, I never got into Vice palettes. The first 2 looked good, but I was never tempted to do more than just look at online swatches. However, when I saw Vice 3 swatches in US and Singapore blogs I follow, I really wanted it! It might be due to the way the colours are coordinated, looking like you’re getting 5 quads in a palette, and maybe it’s due to those jewel toned eye shadows that just looked so appealing. I don’t know! What I know is that this is NOW available at your local Sephora, and it is priced at RM200. RM200 for 20 eye shadows? Deal! It also includes a Vice3 bag and a dual ended shadow / crease brush (both exclusive).




Doesn’t the neon green look sharp against the holographic green background in the reflective case? The case itself is quite lightweight, but it’s also a little slippery. I’d be careful when handling this palette, in case you drop it. I inspected the eye shadows as well, and I might have a hard time trying to depot them, so I’ll leave them alone 🙂 Here’s how the palette looks against the afternoon sun.


Vice3 palette


See how we have 5 columns of 4 coordinated colours? The far left column consists of all matte shades while the rest are metallic colours. All the shades swatch beautifully, soft and pigmented. When applied with a brush, the colours blend beautifully, but I find I have to clean up under my eyes after using the darker shades. I received this palette just 2 days ago, but I wanted to get the swatches out since I can foresee this palette being really well received. I will post some looks later to show you how I use the colours 🙂


Vice3 swatches


TRUTH – pale pink-nude matte, UNDONE – pink-beige matte-satin with subtle floating tonal pearl, DOWNFALL – warm light brown matte, DTF – taupe matte with subtle floating pearl

DRAGON – bright metallic green shimmer, FREEZE – metallic medium blue with multidimensional micro-glitter, HEROINE – deep navy blue with subtle floating tonal pearl, BROKEDOWN – metallic golden brown shimmer with gold micro-glitter

VANITY – smoky metallic eggplant with multidimensional micro-glitter, LUCKY – metallic bronze, REIGN – rich brown satin, BOBBY DAZZLE – metallic white with pale gold micro-glitter

ALIEN – pink-peach with golden shift, ALCHEMY – deep fuchsia satin, BONDAGE – deep, smoky burgundy shimmer, SONIC – metallic red-copper

LAST SIN – champagne shimmer with silver micro-glitter, ANGEL – light taupe with silver micro-glitter, DEFY – smoky taupe satin, REVOLVER – soft black satin with subtle floating iridescent pearl


UD Vice3 palette


What do you think of this palette? Oh, just an additional note, the brush is not my favourite. The bristles are quite stiff and instead of picking up colours and blending, it kinda sweeps all pigmentation away. Urban Decay eye shadows work very well with fingers, so if you want more pigmentation on your lids, I recommend patting on the colour, then using a soft fluffy brush, blend out the edges 🙂 Stay tuned for looks I create!


xoxo Lily


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