15 September 2016

Urban Decay XX Vice Ltd Reloaded

Urban Decay XX Vice Ltd Reloaded Review


Urban Decay have limited edition eyeshadow palettes down to a fine art and the XX Vice Ltd Reloaded palette is no exception. If you're a fan of Urban Decay shadows, love the shade selections of their palettes and can't get enough of the intense colour pay-off and fab longevity, this might be a palette worth adding to your lust list.

Now you might be wondering, why would you want to add yet another Urban Decay palette to your stash? What makes this one stand out from all the others? Who even needs that many eyeshadows anyway?

The palette itself features 20 shades, spanning Urban Decay's 20 year history, something that for me at least really makes it stand out shade wise from other palettes Urban Decay have released. There are vintage favourites in the form of Gash; a metallic brick red, Acid Rain; a pale yellow with an underlying green micro-shimmer and UV-B; a bright blue with violet tones. To add to the lure of this palette, it also features a few new shades and some shades which have proved pretty popular in previous palettes too. If that wasn't even, there's even a few of the most loved shades in the Urban Decay range today, making this a palette which celebrates the creativity, uniqueness and versatility of Urban Decay shadows.

The palette itself is big and bold, much as you'd expect from Urban Decay, black teamed with a deep violet for the embossed logo. It's sleek, not the lightest palette you'll find but one you can easily travel with. Each of the shadows included have been formulated with the Pigment Infusion System, which uses a special blend of ingredients to ensure each shade ticks the right boxes; velvety soft in texture, highly pigmented with amazing colour pay-off, great for blending and longevity, keep for any day to night look. There's a variety of shades featured in the palette too, including mattes and micro-glitters, shift shades and soft shimmers, bold glitters, metallics and velvety soft satins.

A good eye primer will be necessary for a lot of shades; I always use an eye primer regardless of brand, but I do find that if a shade isn't a basic matte or satin, then it's even more necessary to keep those shadows in place all day. They are very, very easy to apply and blend and I find the selection of shades to be pretty spot on. It's been released perfectly in time for autumn and winter which is when I think these shades will get the most use, with a few key shades in there that would be appropriate all year round.

Available in-store at Urban Decay counters as well as online at Amazon as well as Ulta for any American readers. UK RRP £43.

*PR sample - Disclaimer. 
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6 comments

  1. the colours are pretty and I bet the formula is just as great as other UD palettes, but I dont feel like I need it in my collection
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. It doesn't stand out as much as the palettes which more decorative packaging and funkier shade themes, so I can understand why it's not a 'must-have', but it is pretty beautiful :) xo

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  2. Quite a 'vintage' palette I think the shades would be great as statements for different looks

    Mel ★ www.meleaglestone.co.uk

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    1. Definitely! Easy to use alone or team together too xo

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  3. So happy to see a make up post from you, but I also love how vaired your blog has become over the years. When I was younger, I'd have been first in line for this palette. It's stunning! Old bag that I am now, I can't wait to see the UD naked ultimate palette. I'm torn between whether to get it or the KVD shade and light eye contour palette :)

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    1. Ah thank you so much Ali! There will definitely be more beauty content again. I've had a slack summer on the blogging front but ready for all systems go now xo

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