Beauty Face of the Day Product Reviews

fotd: vice 3 , part 1

September 25, 2014

I seldom buy into the hype of limited edition cosmetics, because – let’s face it – there’s always a dupe out there somewhere. Urban Decay however has found my achilles heel: limited edition palettes. Specifically, their Vice palettes. Are those things aptly named or what?

urbandecay_vice3aBecause I travel so much (SO. MUCH), palettes really come in handy for me. I mean, who has the luggage space for 20 individual eyeshadow pots? Not this girl. This girl has a shoes to pack. 

One could argue that a standard-issue palette (like Urban Decay’s Naked series) is just as useful in tight spaces, but the clincher for me is that the Vice palettes contain “fun” colours as well as neutrals. Sure, I’m not going to wear green or pink eyeshadow every day, but when the mood strikes me I’d like to be able to without cursing myself for packing nothing but staple browns.


I personally like the Vice 3 palette because of it’s nudes-to-fun colour ratio. 12 of the 20 colours are what I’d consider everyday-wear colours like nude, brown, bronze, grey and champagne. The remaining colours range from blues to purple to coppery red. Be it office-appropriate makeup or late-night looks, there’s something in here for every occasion.

Anyway, instead of simply swatching the colours I thought it would be fun to do some practical demos instead. I’ll start with my personal favourite: a natural daytime look.


It’s not no-makeup makeup, but it’s a great balance between fresh and polished which makes it perfect for everyday and office wear.



Eyes: Downfall (all over), Defy (outer V), Bondage (in the crease) plus DTF (to blend the crease), and Last Sin (in the inner corners), all from Urban Decay’s Vice 3 palette.

Lashes: Lancome Hynose Custom Volume Mascara

Brows: MAC cosmetics eyeshadow in Mystery

Face: Bare Minerals Matte foundation in Golden Fair, with Medium Beige as a contour

Lips: Dior Addict Lip Glow


Check back soon for more from this palette in my next post. Spoiler alert: date night and party looks coming soon!