Friday, October 25, 2013

UD Vice 2 is My New Vice


Okay...so right now I am losing it (still) over the Urban Decay Vice 2 palette.
 I wake up excited to play with it like a kid with a new toy. It has some more everyday colors, not that I shy away from some funky shades, but this one seems to pack slightly more subtle statement shadows...for Urban Decay that is. Their new formulation is beautiful and blends like a dream with far less to zero of Urban Decays infamous glitter fall-out. I am a big UD junkie and have been for years and it seems to just keep getting better. I don't know if they've changed the duel ended brush but the synthetic hairs seem softer, whilst I'm still not a fan of the shadow brush end, the blending end is lovely. Along with these 20 Limited Edition colors, the case is also new this year. Last go around it was a matte purple finish (that is a nightmare to keep fingerprint and smudge free) with the UD icon jeweled on top. This year it's a pretty, glossy (much easier to keep clean), "abstract orchid design" with a process that leaves no two pallets exactly alike, still with the rock/glam jeweled logo in a lighter gunmetal on top. The products are still Cruelty Free (though UD's parent company is not.). Priced at $59 it is quite a good bang for your buck considering single shadows are priced at $18 each and Vice 2 features 20 new shades, comes with a duel ended brush and a large mirror attached. 

Vice 2 has everything from matte neutrals to glitter packed pigments.
 The new formula seems to be more finely milled, with glitter that stays in place and the pigmentation is insane. Over all this palette would be the perfect gift for the makeup hoarder in your life...even if that hoarder is yourself. 

Happy blending and pick up what is sure to be your next vice. Follow my twitter if you'd like my first thoughts on beauty, fashion and makeup.