Happy Monday! Last Friday, I went into my local Sephora since it was their annual VIB sale and decided to pick up a few items. During the sale, VIB’s receive a 20% coupon that you can use multiple times over the course of the sale. I’ve been eyeing Urban Decay’s Vice 3 palette since it came out a few months ago and I was going to wait for the perfect moment to buy it. I already have the first two Vice palettes (see my review on the Vice 2 palette here) and I just had to get V3 to add to my collection! Once I bought I decided to play with the palette over the weekend and here are my thoughts on the palette and if you should really buy it or not.
I really love the packaging for this palette! It’s very different from its predecessors. Instead of a rubber packaging, UD decided to go with a slimmer case with the the word VICE in a green-lime color. I’ve read reviews where some people are crazy about the packaging but I think its fun and I like the fact that its different. Vice 3 come with a matching pouch that fits the palette or you can use to store your makeup in, which I might end up doing so I don’t have to buy a new one. Thanks Urban Decay! Like all Vice palettes, once you open it up there is a huge mirror inside so you can look at yourself while doing your makeup. Also there is a double ended brush, which comes with a eyeshadow and blending brush on each end.
One of my favorite things about the Vice palettes is that each palette comes with 20 limited edition shades. You will never see these shades again unless you own any of these palettes. It’s great that Urban Decay always does this because it sucks buying a palette with shades that you already own inside of it. They also designed the palette so that the shadows were in the best possible layout. The shades are arranged in columns with neutral shades on the left, jewel tones in the middle and smokey shades on the right.
I liked how all these shades performed; they are very pigmented and applied well. The only con I would say is that there isn’t any really matte shades in this palette, but Urban Decay doesn’t really have matte shades in their Vice palettes. It would be nice to have a really matte transition shades. I use Downfall as a transition shade, however it isn’t truly matte. None of the neutral colors are because there’s bits of shimmer in it. However, I love the jewel toned colors. They are so freaking gorgeous! I think that was what had me buy the palette. This is my favorite one out of all of them. I like the colors a lot and think they are perfect colors for the fall. If you’re not a fan of a metallic finish then this palette is not for you. Also a lot of these shades are on the warmer side and if you like cool-toned shades then again this one isn’t for you.
|L-R: Truth, Undone, Downfall, DTF (Jersey Shore anyone?)|
|L-R: Dragon, Freeze, Heroine, Brokedown|
|L-R: Vanity, Lucky (fave!), Reign, Bobby Dazzle|
|L-R: Alien, Alchemy (fave!), Bondage (another fave!), Sonic (fave!)|
|L-R: Last Sin, Angel, Defy, Revolver|
Even though I did not pay retail price for this product, I was going to still buy it for the full price. I think this palette is worth it. I love Urban Decay’s shadows and think it is worth the money especially if you don’t own a lot of palettes. If you have Vice 1 or Vice 2, then the third one will be a great addition to the family. Haha. If you are a makeup junkie like myself then you have to get it especially if own both of the other two palettes!