Category: Palettes

Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette Review + Swatches

Urban Decay Vice 3 Packaging
While most people are obsessed with Urban Decay’s Naked palettes, I find them just a little too neutral. When I saw the Vice 3 palette, I knew it was the one I was waiting for and when I got it, well, there might have been a little squealing. Vice 3 literally comes with everything. Not only do you get the 20 eyeshadows that go from neutral to bright to dark, but you also get a massive mirror, a dual ended shadow brush and a makeup bag to hold everything in.
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In Vice 3 you get the neutral shades you expect from Urban Decay palettes but you also get a lot of colour. I love Sonic, a metallic red-copper and Freeze, a metallic blue that has microglitter in it. I’ve swatched the shades I’ve used the most so far, but I have no doubt that every shade in this palette will get used.
Urban Decay Vice 3 Swatches
The shades are all highly pigmented and go on really smoothly, but be prepared for a lot of fallout. I usually do my face makeup first but because of all the cleanup, I now do it after I do my eyes when I use the Vice 3 palette. I’m definitely getting a ton of use out of Vice 3 and I’ve only had it a few weeks, this has easily become my new favourite palette.

Kat Von D Esperanza Eyeshadow Palette Review

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It’s not like I need more eyeshadow but when it comes to Kat Von D’s eyeshadow palettes I literally have no willpower and the Esperanza palette wasn’t an exception. The cases alone are so pretty I almost want to put them on my wall, but the makeup itself is worth it. This palette is released just in time for Spring and the colours are perfect for the season.

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Esperanza is a little lighter than most of the palettes in the range with a seafoamy green (Archangel), a pearly peach (Galore) and a matte pink (Placebo). The standout though is Dayglo, Once you put it over another shadow it changes it just a little bit. Even with just 8 shadows in the palette, you have options for way more combinations than you would normally have.

At this rate I’m going to need a separate drawer just for my Kat Von D palettes. Or maybe a coffee table to display them.