Urban Decay Vice LTD: First Impressions

Limited Edition Vice Palette

The Vice LTD is another palette surrounded by internet hype causing it to sell out. Is it really worth the money? Find out what my initial thoughts are and where you can still nab one.

Wednesday January 28 2015


I know you’ve probably seen this bright green palette all over YouTube, Instagram, and every beauty blog you read. But just in case you’re still on the fence, I’ll share my first impressions of the Vice LTD with you before it’s too late to buy.

UD Vice Palette Limited Edition

Before I get into the shadows and swatches, please take a moment to take in the beauty of the palette itself. I love the neon green/chartreuse color with the pretty jewel-inlaid “UD” detail.

Urban Decay Vice LTD

When you press the silver “Urban Decay” button the palette is supposed to open slowly and seductively. However, mine pops open pretty quickly. (Leave me a comment if yours does too. I’m curious.) Surprisingly, this is my first Vice palette and my first self-opening palette so I think it’s a neat feature.

Vice LTD eyeshadows

Vice LTD contains 20 eyeshadows: 18 are exclusives (to limited editions palettes, I believe) and 2 are best sellers. Also, five of the colors are NEW! (Urban Decay and the Ulta website don’t specify which ones are which, but you might know if you have many UD palettes.) This palette also comes with a dual-ended brush. Here are some closer shots of the shadows:

UD LTD shadows1

UD LTD shadows2

UD LTD shadows3

Surprisingly the only other UD palettes I own are Naked, Naked3, Book of Shadows III, and one of the build-your-own palettes. Therefore, the only duplicate shade for me is Goddess. I did some quick swatches by each ‘column.’ They are just one swipe, without any primer.

Vice Ltd Swatches Row1

Nameless (medium taupe satin) – Crystal (icy metallic blue shimmer) – Provocateur (icy metallic pink w/micro-glitter) – Chase (soft metallic bronze)

Vice Ltd Swatches Row2

Backdoor (cool dark brown matte) – Goddess (deep smoky blue w/micro-glitter) – Hoodoo (medium metallic violet w/pink shift) – Last Sin (pale champagne shimmer)

Vice Ltd Swatches Row3

Deeper (metallic medium bronze) – Vaporize (medium metallic gray-taupe) – Freakshow (bright purple satin) – Roadstripe (iridescent white w/blue-violet shift)

Vice Ltd Swatches Row4

Disco (pale metallic gold w/iridescent glitter) – Floss (deep metallic emerald w/micro-glitter) – Junkshow (bright pink satin) – Anonymous (pale peachy cream matte)

Vice Ltd Swatches Row5

Heat (bright metallic copper) – Perversion (soft black matte) – Blitz (bright metallic gold) – Laced (soft pink-nude matte)

Limited Edition Vice Palette

At first I was hesitant to dish out $58 for the palette, but the fact that it already sold out on Urban Decay.com and Sephora.com loomed over my head. So I purchased it the day Ulta.com made it available. Plus, I had been eying up the Vice 3 and after watching some YouTube videos I thought I’d get more use out of the Vice LTD colors.

First Impressions: So far I’m liking this palette. It seems like UD might have improved their formula since I purchased the Naked3 over a year ago. Deeper is super buttery! I expected Provocateur and Disco to be dry and chunky, but I don’t mind them at all. Roadstripe doesn’t show up well on camera, but it’s gorgeous! I also adore Heat; look at that copper! UD eyeshadows are truly some of the best and their palettes are a better deal than purchasing their individual eyeshadows.

If you want to purchase the Vice LTD palette, grab it before it’s gone for good! Check your local Ulta or order online here.

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