Urban Decay is twenty years old! They’re celebrating in style with the launch of their exclusive Urban Decay XX Vice Ltd Reloaded limited edition eyeshadow palette. If you’re a true makeup junky or need a good selection of shadows for any occasion, this might be one that will cut it for you.
The new Urban Decay XX Vice Ltd Reloaded is packed with some iconic and best selling shades. Therefore you’ll find there shadows from various palettes across twenty years of Urban Decay history. It also includes three totally new shades. There are twenty, yes, twenty shades inside! Colours like soft nude and pink, through wearable shades like browns and coppery tones to bolder and brighter colours for those who dare to brave it.
How it comes.
The palette comes in a fab iconic hard case in black, with a UD logo. A giant mirror is included inside so you really can see your entire face in it. It also comes with a double ended brush. It’s a synthetic bristle brush. I find the small firmer end better for application. The blender side feels a bit too stiff for my liking, but then I’m super fussy when it comes to brushes. It will be fine if I’m on the go but for playing with darker shades or to create perfected smokey eye, I’d use one that is fluffier and softer. Soft brush would make it easer to blend darker shades.
When I tried it on!
I had a play with the brighter and bolder shades. I found it was very easy to build pigment and blend shades that are darker. I’d only used a tiny amount of product on the brush. You’ll find shadows very pigmented and that there isn’t much fallout. They also lasted without losing pigment or rubbing of my eyes. They stayed even when I was moving furniture and unpacking boxes to set up my office space, as you do looking oh so glam :). Urban Decay explains that each eyeshadow in this limited-edition palette features their Pigment Infusion System, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives every shade its velvety texture, rich colour and serious staying power and blendability. I’d have to agree with it all, they do feel velvety and soft, therefore I’d prefer using a softer brush.
Firstly this palette could be a nice addition to a makeup artist’s bag as you’ll find there’s a lovely variety of shades. Secondly, look this way if you want a palette with everyday nudes and browns but also with a few bolder and brighter colours.