Urban Decay Vice 4

If you’ve been reading for a while, you know I really enjoy Urban Decay. They’re produce reliable, quality products; I’ve never feared that I made a poor investment when I bought one of their products.

Despite their edgy presentation, they created a (wonderful) monster when they released the Naked palette (of neutrals that, ‘everywoman,’ can feel comfortable with) all those years ago. They’ve not only released four full, “sequel,” palettes…they’ve created an entire product line based on the success of that palette. They’ve been the inspiration for hundreds of dupes – damn near every brand has some sort of 10+ shade neutrals palette now. Admittedly, I was disappointed with the release of Naked Smoky; it just isn’t unique enough to stand on its own and be worth $54 (unless you’re just starting out and don’t own other similar shades already).

They also have their mega-palettes, the Vice line. So far, there’s Vice, Vice 2, Vice 3, and Vice LTD.

Five days ago, Urban Decay shared this…

and Wende Zomnir posted this…

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Urban Decay Vice 4 Swatches

The timing isn’t inappropriate; LORAC just announced their mega palette (more on that next week) for this holiday season, but my point is…

Why?

The colors are not remarkably different from the previous iterations of Vice – just like my complaints about Vice LTD. Vice 4 will be the fifth Vice palette from Urban Decay and I just can’t help but think we’re beating a dead horse with these considering their contents are so similar

What are your thoughts on Vice 4? Props to them on the packaging (as always), but that isn’t enough.

3 thoughts on “Urban Decay Vice 4

  1. I agree – UD is really milking it, especially with Naked on pallets. But it doesn’t negate the fact that Vice 4 packaging is stunning.

    • Yeah, I really feel that Naked Smoky is superfluous. Naked and Naked2 are different enough to be worth it, to me (I plan to pick up Naked2 this fall).

      And yeah, they really slayed the packaging. But stunning packaging does not a $63 essentially-repeat palette make.

  2. I don’t have a single UD item except naked basic. i like vice even less because my preference is towards softer, socially appropriate looks, which vice obviously doesn’t give. Also the rainbow-ness makes me really confused.

    At this point, I feel that you can literally get any colour in the world in an eyeshadow. And the more shades there are in a palette, the more consumers suffer from colour overload syndrome. After inspecting this swatched I think there is actually some difference with the previous vice, but to me it’s just 20+ shades of rainbow that I wouldn’t use.

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