At the end of last year, I was talking to a couple of my best friends about make up. I happened to mention that despite always loving the look of Urban Decay products, I’d never owned any. A couple of weeks later, I received a gorgeous Cath Kidston make up bag, an Urban Decay glitter eyeliner and this Vice Lipstick Palette from her for my birthday. To say I was delighted would be an understatement! I’ve now been using this palette almost daily since January, so I thought I’d write up a little review of it.
Upon a first glance, this is a lovely product. The gorgeous purple metallic box with a mirror inside and panel over the lipsticks feels quite luxurious.
The palette has a good range of colours, ranging from nudes and pinks to reds and purples. There’s something suitable for every mood and outfit! With mattes and metallic sparkles, this is the perfect palette to take you from day to night.
The names of the colours fit the mood of the palette; I think my favourite names on it are tame and amulet.
This palette is very wearable! So often on palettes, there are colours I simply don’t use. However, I’ve used every single one of these. They all seem to suit my pale skin tone, and I’m pretty confident they’d actually suit most skin tones. Even Double Team suits me and I can’t usually pull off light pinks!
I like CSB for when I’m wearing a more grungey, rocky look. However, Backtalk, 714 and Big Bang are my most worn shades. Meanwhile, Tame is the perfect nude! I wore it with khaki green the other day and it looked great.
One of the main things I look for in a lipstick is lasting power. These don’t contend too badly! Although they didn’t withstand eating too well, I didn’t have to keep reapplying them.
They aren’t as ‘thick’ as a lot of lipsticks I wear, but I kind of like how they’re almost a bit sheer. You can then build them up as much as you want to. The supplied brush feels good quality and sturdy. It’s a good shape for application, helping me to achieve the perfect cupid’s bow. It’s retractable too, which adds to the lovely feel of the whole product.
Disclosure: This product was bought for me by a friend for my birthday. This post is not written in collaboration with Urban Decay, but for my own entertainment and to provide my honest views and opinion on this product.