If you aren’t already aware of this recently released palette, read the breakdown Urban Decay: The Vice Palette.
First things first, let’s talk about the packaging. UD fans that haven’t been exactly thrilled with past palette collections may be a bit more happy with this one. The Vice palette packaging is a soft touch (think smooth and satin feel), plastic casing with a “UD” clear jeweled logo on the lid. What may really be the more thrilling part is the opening mechanism. Instead of having a magnetic closure or a pry open/pull apart system, The Vice has a push button on the bottom half of the case . With just a simple push the palette pops open and then proceeds to open all the way on it’s on. Well, it doesn’t open flat thankfully. It opens with the top portion stopping at an angle. This is great because a full sized mirror is located in the top portion of the lid, so you don’t have to worry about trying to prop the lid against something if you want to go for hands free use. There is also a slot inside for the included Good Karma brush, which is not a new feature but something worth mentioning. The shadows are placed in groups of 4 (going down) with 5 shadows in each row (going across). As mentioned, there is a full-sized mirror that takes up the entire top portion of the lid with exception of a thin area were the closure is located. Overall, the packaging feels very sturdy. It is not as thin as a MAC palette or BH Cosmetics palette would be, but it is not extremely chunky.
For all you UD fanatics out there it’s time to get ready for a new Fall palette being released: The Vice Palette. Just a little quick info about it:
After a little snafu in the delivery process I finally received my original UD Haul order. As a disclaimer, I would like to point out that I purchased all products on my own, but I am a member of the UD Pro Discount Program.
My haul included 10 of the Vintage shadows (some of which are going to be discontinued) and a backup Perversion 24/7 liner pencil (not pictured). As most of you already know, these are considered “vintage” because UD released their reformulated eye shadows this year that also had packaging changes. All of these I purchased in this haul were UD colors I had my eye on but never broke down to buy until the clearance sale began. So far, my favorite color is Lounge…which unfortunately is one of the discontinued shades.
Take a closer look at the shadows and color swatches!
Urban Decay is introducing 3 new palettes for their Holiday 2012 collection, each meant to evoke a side that every woman possesses. Each palette contains 6 of the recently reformulated eye shadows and coordinating Lip Junkie Lip Gloss, housed in a zip-around case. Here’s the scoop!
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I finally got my hands on the Shu Uemura Orange & Pistachio Eye Palette from the Chocolat Donna Collection (unfortunately, the one I was supposed to receive earlier this month ordered from the Shu Uemura website never arrived). For now, I’ll post a few quick thoughts and color swatches. I’ll do a look soon and post it!
The Fall collection Chocolat Donna for Shu Uemura has been released and it definitely appears to be a beaut! So much so that I have decided to spurlge and order one of the beautiful palettes! I will share which one as soon as it arrives and of course provide a Quick Review with swatches and initial impression. I will also follow up with a more detailed review and look.
In the meantime, here is a little info about the new collection:
“fadeless blissful memories reawake with a mystic marriage of sweetness. shu uemura offers you a choco-inspired make-up collection, evoking joyful memories in your life; celebrate the present moment to write your own blissful story.” -Shu Uemura website.
The line offers 3 eyeshadow palettes: Orange and Pastachio, Raspberry and Mocha, and Mint and Vanilla. There are also 2 Glow On (blushes) in Framboisier and Apricot. There are supposed to be 2 nail polishes available, but when looking at the US site they do not appear. Unfortunately, this brand is no longer available in retail stores in the US so we can only place orders online. You can head over to the Shu Uemura website to read more details about the collection! http://www.shuuemura-usa.com/_us/_en/collections/seasonal/chocolat-donna/index.aspx
Are you a fan of the Shu Uemura brand? Let me know what you think!