I am a huge fan of the Urban Decay Vice palettes, as they usually contain a fantastic range of colours and finishes. So when I found out they were releasing a new palette as part of their 20th anniversary, I was super excited! The palette is currently exclusively available from Debenhams and the official Urban Decay webpage in the UK, giving us a chance to sample the delights of past and present must-have Urban Decay shades.
The Urban Decay XX Vice Ltd Reloaded Palette contains 20 eyeshadows spanning their history, including vintage shades back from Urban Decay’s early days, must-haves from their current collection and completely new shades. The vintage shades in this palette bring back a lot of memories for me, as I remember purchasing some of them in my student days. Goldmine was my very first Urban Decay purchase, swiftly followed by Midnight Cowboy and Hot Pants. What better way to try out some past much-loved shades and to experience must-haves from the current range?
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The XX Vice Ltd Reloaded comes in a purple box with a swirled design over the front and back. The front of the box has the Urban Decay slogan and the name of the palette in black lettering. The back of the box has mini pictures and names of the shades contained in the palette.
The palette itself is black all over, with purple lettering on the front and back. The front of the palette has the Urban Decay slogan in purple jewelled letters and the name of the palette underneath in purple letters. The back of the palette has the Urban Decay slogan, name of the palette and distribution information printed in purple.
The palette size resembles that of the other Vice palettes, the only difference being that this one is a little thicker than the Vice 3 and 4 palettes. It is ever so slightly thicker in width, matching up to the Vice 2 palette in size. One thing to note is that this palette, unlike the Vice 3 and 4, does not come encased in a make-up bag. That isn’t a deal breaker for me but it’s worth mentioning, in case you like the bags and feel disappointed when you see there isn’t once included with this palette.
Now for the inside of the palette (my most favourite part!!). The palette has a soft touch button at the edge which opens it up. When opened, the palette has a large mirror in the top lid part, 20 eyeshadows in the bottom part and a double-ended brush underneath the eyeshadows.
Here is a close-up of the shades and the brush included in the palette:
The palette contains the following shades:
- First/Top Row (left to right): Suspend (new), Oil Slick (current and vintage shade), Roadstripe (vintage shade), Gash (vintage shade) and Midnight Cowboy (current/vintage shade)
- Second Row (left to right): 501 (new), Shallow (new), Laced (current shade), Hot Pants (vintage shade), Mildew (current and vintage shade)
- Third Row (left to right): Smog (current/vintage shade), Misdemeanour (past palette shade), Freakshow (current shade), Asphyxia (current/vintage shade), Acid Rain (vintage shade)
- Fourth/Bottom Row (left to right): Moonflower (past shade), UV-B (vintage shade), Goldmine (vintage shade), Twice Baked (current shade), Anonymous (past palette shade)
First and Second Row Shades
Third and Fourth Row Shades
Stockists and Price
As mentioned above, the Urban Decay XX Vice Ltd Reloaded Palette is limited edition, so it will not be part of the permanent collection. It can be purchased exclusively from Debenhams in the UK (online and in store), as well as via the Urban Decay official web page.
The palette costs £43 which, while not being cheap, does provide you with 20 eyeshadows in a range of colours and finishes. I think this would be a good option if you are looking for an all-round eyeshadow palette or if you are just starting your collection. It’s also a beautiful palette if you want something which is good for travelling and gives you plenty of choice. Or if you just really, really love make-up (like me!), then it is a great buy :o) !
Combinations Using This Palette
Click here to view combinations using this palette. I am currently playing around with the palette and coming up with different looks. So stay tuned for ideas on eyeshadow combinations on the site in the coming weeks!
What are your thoughts on the Urban Decay XX Vice Ltd Revolution Palette? Have you tried it? Any good eyeshadow combinations? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.