Vice, thrice. Nice!
I enjoy humming the Miami Vice theme song to myself when I use the new Urban Decay Vice3 Palette ($60).
Duun-dah-dun, dah-dahdun dah-dah-dahda-dun.
Because I can. 🙂
But that’s just one of many reasons to break into song while using this palette, with another being the included cute matchy-matchy clutch.
(In some circles, I go by the nickname “Clutch Collector,” or “Hoarder of Bags,” or “Lover of Anything She Can Stuff Gel Pens and Cat Treats Into…That Still Zips Up.”)
The new case is one of several tweaks Urban Decay made to Vice3, the new followup to their popular Vice and Vice2 palettes. The brand also trimmed it down, making it slimmer and easier to travel with (this Vice is goin’ places!); raised the price by a taco (that’s $1 in layman’s terms); changed the layout; and included 20 new eyeshadow shades.
The shadows are grouped together by column, with coordinating neutrals in the column on the far left, jewel tones in middle columns and smokey shades in the column on the far right.
I don’t know why, but this layout works well for me. I find it easy to wrap my head around and, oddly, quite thrilling…like petting my cat with my bare feet or biting into a cold slice of leftover pizza.
Maybe it’s ’cause each column looks like the colors in a standalone quad.
Instead of a palette with shadows that seem haphazardly strewn about — hello, Vice and Vice 2 — Vice3 is laid out like five quads, each with a distinct personality, and for me that one change makes this palette, among the Vices, easier to use.
Yeah, I’m pretty sure I’ll be grabbing this often.
As Urban Decay fans might expect, UD unleashed the proverbial pigment hounds unto these shades! Plus, they’re easy to blend and last for me from 10-12 hours.
But dude…the fallout? With the technology we have now — we can send unmanned probes 34.8 million miles to Mars — we can’t prevent eyeshadow from leaping off brushes and landing on our cheekbones?
Until that glorious day arrives, you will find me, Vice3 and my eye brushes doing our best Morse code impressions, tap-tap-tapping away the excess powder before applying these shadows to my lids.
AVAILABILITY: Coming soon to Sephora, Ulta and select Macy’s stores; and coming September 13 to urbandecay.com
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,