Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette (Review, Swatch, FOTD)

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So this bella finally arrived after two weeks in transit. It isn’t normally the case since Sephora ships in three days. Worried, I emailed and called their customer service but only to be told to wait for two more days. Days went by and still no box so I emailed again. Faster than a speeding bullet, I got a response that they’re willing to ship another palette, free of charge. How nice but lo! my package came that same afternoon. Pffft.

I drooled, how. can. you. not?

Housed in a sturdy plastic case with a mirror that holds up, UD Vice 2 palette boasts of 20 brand new and highly-pigmented eyeshadows that are not for the faint of heart. So if you’re the ever- so- Ms. Neutral- gal, this is a huge jump from your comfort zone of dark browns, subtle browns, sheen browns, and matte browns. I say this with a bit of exaggeration but you get what I mean. It also comes with a double-ended Karma eyeshadow brush (crease and flat), take a look!

Now let’s get my arm dirty and do a swatchfest for you.

Smokeout is muted black with semi-matte finish. 

Lovesick is matte black with silver specks.  

Shellshock is bright metallic silver. 

Coax is metallic pink. 

X-rated is satin pink

Prank is is navy blue with semi-pearl finish.

Madness is bright metallic blue.

Strike is muted gold with semi-frost finish.

Stash is shimmery olive green.

Poison is dark gray with satin finish. 

Radar is metallic brown

Damaged is metallic emerald green

Voodoo is metallic purple

Betrayal is satin purple-blue

Derailed is metallic brown-taupe

Dope is satin champagne

Toxic is metallic copper

Habit is matte flesh

Ambush is metallic brown, similar to Radar

Rewind is matte brown

I read your mind! at $59, is it worth the hype? This time I say yes! Let’s do mental calculation: each eyeshadow costs $2.95 for 0.03 oz of product. The single eyeshadow retails $18 for 0.05 oz. So easily this palette (including the brush) is worth well over $200!

Of course you have a follow-up question. What about the quality? any favorites and misses? 

In terms of color pay-off, texture and wear time, my top picks would be Damaged, Voodoo, Rewind, and Shellshock. My least faves would be Lovesick and Poison, they are dry and a bit harder to blend. Habit and X-rated are powdery. Applied over an eye primer, these eyeshadows neither crease nor budge. The best way to intensify the metallic finish is to apply it wet. The eyeshadow brush is a great addition. The bristles are soft, and you can tell that UD didn’t scrimp on it. It maybe trivial to you but I like how the mirror holds up on its own. Hands-free mama! One thing I tell you, no matter how I convince myself to do a neutral look, I just can’t. It’s hard. I surrendered! So imagine moi in scrubs, rocking Vice 2 to work like a true diva, haha!

Care for some FOTDs? Here we go…

Coax on lids and lower lash line,  Rewind on crease, Smokeout on outer corner, Dope on inner corner, Lovesick on upper and lower lash line

Stash on lids, Toxic and Ambush on crease, Poison on outer corner
Dope in inner corner, Habit on brow bone, Damaged and Smokeout in lower lash line

Don’t miss out! Urban Decay Friends and Family Sale is on! Get 20% discount with code FFHOLIDAY13. It’s for a limited time only so grab a palette or lippie, I just did!

’til next,




  1. October 10, 2013 / 5:28 pm

    I need this palette. Of course, UD runs their FF when I am flat, dead broke. *sigh* LOL

    • October 11, 2013 / 4:30 am

      it's the holiday season! I'm goin' broke too w/ all these releases, hahaha!

  2. October 10, 2013 / 5:29 pm

    Ughh melting over these shades! So, did you get the extra free palette? 😉
    I love the brushes UD includes in their palettes. None of that spongey nonsense!

    • October 11, 2013 / 4:29 am

      nope I didn't request for it anymore since it came on the same day :-). yep, I hate it when high-end brands give you sponge brush **special mention Marc Jacobs palette!*

  3. October 10, 2013 / 5:30 pm

    This palette is so great and the look you created is absolutely gorgeous (:

  4. October 10, 2013 / 11:15 pm

    I just got this too and loving it! You look fab…love both the looks you did!

    • October 11, 2013 / 4:27 am

      yay! great to know that you love it too! thanks much!!xo

  5. October 11, 2013 / 12:37 am

    It's such a beautiful palette!

  6. October 12, 2013 / 6:27 am

    I love the variety of shades ! This is a great palette

    • October 13, 2013 / 7:49 pm

      it is a gorgeous palette! thanks Betzy for stopping by

  7. October 12, 2013 / 1:20 pm

    Simply the name of this palette makes me want to buy it! What color(s) would you recommend for a blue-eyed, fair-skinned girl? Thanks for the review!

    • October 13, 2013 / 7:52 pm

      Hi Lynda, it's worth a try. You have gorgeous eye color you can get away w/ any shades! Try purple and browns though, they'll bring more attention to your eyes!

  8. October 13, 2013 / 3:26 am

    I love the looks you created, each one is smoldering! I like some of the pink shades but wish they had more pigmentation (still, better than other palettes out there). thanks for the review!

    • October 13, 2013 / 7:52 pm

      Awww many thanks, 'still tying to whip a rather neutral look here, haha! xox

  9. October 13, 2013 / 7:59 am

    I have the first Vice palette so I tried convincing myself that I didn't need Vice 2. Now I'm rethinking it. Great swatches! Toxic and Damage are gorgeous!!! And I love the looks you created. Great job! 🙂

    • October 13, 2013 / 7:53 pm

      Hi Lisa, I can relate to your dilemma! I have Naked 1 and skipped on Naked 2 but guess what, I just bought it since UD has sale going on. Story of our life, haha!

  10. October 14, 2013 / 1:57 am

    Your swatches are terrific. I need to find out which are repeats of other shades they have to know if I should buy this.

    • October 14, 2013 / 6:11 am

      Many thanks Marcia! I have a s strong feeling you will buy this, haha!

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