Review | Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette

24 Oct

Hello, all! I have determined that I have a certifiable addiction to Urban Decay eyeshadows. Every time I see a new palette from them, I hem and haw over getting it…and somehow it ends up in my desk. The only ones I’ve been able to resist fairly easily have been the Naked Basics 1 & 2, because they look. so. boring. Yeah, I’m a sucker for interesting colors and pretty packaging.

Weirdly enough, this is the first Vice palette I’ve ever owned. I’m glad I held out this long, because the organization of the colors in the palette is ON POINT, and it has a bunch of matte transitional shades so I don’t have to dig for a neutral palette to pair with allllll the bright colors.

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See what I mean? Look at all those beautiful neutrals. But obviously that wasn’t the reason I bought this palette…*cough Dragon cough Bondage cough inappropriate eyeshadow names cough*vice 3 collageTry as I might, I wasn’t able to get decent pictures that really showcased the dimension of these shadows. Trust me, they’re DIMENSIONAL. DSC05502

Truth is a matte pink-toned white, perfect for a browbone highlight. It’s really pigmented; all the mattes in this palette are. Can I get a hallelujah? No? Ok :( Undone is a matte mauve. I’ve used this in every Vice 3 look I’ve done so far as a transitional crease shade. Downfall is a matte medium brown. Be careful with this guy, because it is PIGMENTED as all hell. I was a bit sloppy this morning and had to blend it out with a ton of Truth. Oops.

DTF (really. REALLY. Wonder what that stands for, Urban Decay.) is a cool-toned matte grey-brown. Now, on to the fun shades! Dragon is a metallic bright green. While this shade requires a bit of layering, the result is well worth it. Freeze is a metallic ice blue with the same general formula as Dragon. Heroine is a matte navy blue with A+ pigmentation and texture. Brokedown is a metallic green-toned bronze. Vanity has crappy pigmentation, but it’s a shimmery greyish purple. Grr. It can be built up, but for what I paid for this, I shouldn’t have to! Lucky is a beautiful metallic gold. Reign is a shimmery warm-toned brown. Bobby Dazzle is a startlingly bright shimmery white. Alien is a shimmery pink duochrome with a yellow shift. Sounds weird but it’s actually one of my favorite colors in the palette. Alchemy is a cool metallic berry pink. Bondage is a semi-matte blackened deep reddish purple. The pigmentation on this guy is INSANE. Sonic is a metallic orange-red very similar to Sugarpill’s Asylum pigment. For the last row, Last Sin is a glittery champagne. It has a similar texture to Sidecar from the original Naked palette. Angel is a glittery cool taupe. Defy is a cool-toned grey. And lastly, Revolver is a shimmery black with silver sparkle.

The only gripes I have with this palette is the lack of non-glittery highlight colors and the few shadows with unfortunate pigmentation (Vanity is the main offender here). I would’ve liked a subtly shimmery off-white highlight. IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK FOR??? Besides those wee concerns, this palette is amazing. Honestly. It comes with a double-sided brush and a matching makeup bag, so I do feel like I’m getting my money’s worth with this. Plus, the packaging is beautiful, the mirror inside is huge, and it stands up by itself! Yes, this is an important addition :)

Shoot me a comment if you enjoyed this review or if you have any suggestions for future tutorials, reviews, and tags; I’d love to hear them! Have you succumbed to the beauty that is Vice 3?

Olive



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Preview! Upcoming Reviews

22 Oct

Hello, all! I’m working on a few reviews for ya’ll, here’s a preview:

DSC05501DSC05504Peace out, girl scouts.DSC05503

And this guy…this guy was on SALE.DSC05511

 

Would you LOOK at that tiny lil brush???

Which would you like to see first?

Olive



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Halloween Makeup | Clown Skull Eyes

19 Oct

Behold: Halloween makeup for the truly lazy. Or goth-esque makeup for every day, I spose. Maybe minus the Sharpie brows.

clown collage

For this guy, I wanted to combine the hollowed-out eye socket look of skull/sugar skull makeup with the generic triangular shapes of clown makeup. It turned out a bit like a painting, I think.clown collage 2

I didn’t have time for a full face of demon-clown-skull, but if you were to go all the way with this one, I’d bring the black eyeshadow in a circle around the eye area and paint in a dark red nose hole and some creepy clown lips over a skull mouth. Best of both worlds.

And don’t forget the creepy contacts! Again, I am lacking in this department.

Enjoy the amusing eye expressions.clown collage 3 I didn’t have time or motivation for both eyes, so excuse this mirrored picture. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a “mirror” button for those mornings when even the simple act of putting on makeup is exhausting? Or when one winged eyeliner looks great and you’re afraid of totally mucking up the second one? So many possibilities…clown collage 5

Products used:

♦ Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick in Blackmail

♦ Wet ‘n Wild Eyeshadows in Panther and Creme Brulee

♦ Sugarpill Eyeshadow in 2AM

♦ Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow in Bella Violet

♦ Lime Crime Uniliner in Lunar Sea

♦ Physicians Formula Eye Booster (for eyebrows)

Shoot me a comment if you enjoyed this look or if you have any suggestions for future tutorials, reviews, and tags; I’d love to hear them!

Olive



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