Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette Swatches & Review

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Never has more beautiful packaging ever graced an Urban Decay palette. Wait… I lied… because Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows (circa 2010) was pretty damn cool. While Alice was whimsical, the Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette ($60.00 // Sephora) is striking.

What about Vice4 is different than Vice, Vice2 and Vice3? Besides the packaging there are 20 never-before-seen shades inside:

  • Bones(oyster satin with pearl)
  • Grip(taupe matte with iridescent micro-glitter)
  • Deadbeat(black satin with iridescent micro-glitter)
  • Beat Down(deep metallic violet with blue micro-glitter)
  • Pandemonium(metallic plum with iridescent micro-glitter)
  • Framed(light neutral matte-satin)
  • Fast-Ball(metallic peachy pink with pink micro-glitter)
  • 1985(metallic fuchsia with fuchsia micro-glitter)
  • Underhand(burgundy-brown satin)
  • Harlot(metallic lavender)
  • Discreet(soft dusty mauve matte)
  • Grasshopper(metallic emerald with green micro-glitter)
  • C-Note(frosted green with micro-glitter)
  • Arctic(bright teal with tonal sparkle)
  • Robbery(deep metallic brown-gunmetal)
  • Bitter(reddish brown matte)
  • Flame(bright orange with gold micro-glitter)
  • Low(brown matte with iridescent micro-glitter)
  • Crowbar(black with golden metallic pearl and micro-glitter)
  • Delete(deep chestnut brown matte-satin)

…plus a full sized mirror and double-ended brush.

To protect the beautiful spiderweb, oil-slick casing there’s a matching pouch that fits the palette perfectly. OR if you’d rather leave your case out you can use the pouch for travel or what-nots. However, because the case itself has raised parts I’d keep it in the case to protect it from dust or getting dirty.


While this palette doesn’t appear to be good for the neutral loving UD fans it’s actually a perfect mix of neutral, bold, fun and daring. You’ve got the perfect shades for your day-time work look (Bones, Framed, Discreet, Robbery) as well as safe-girl amp it up for night shades (Pandemonium, Deadbeat, Crowbar) and bright get-this-party started shades (1985, Arctic, Grasshopper) – which I feel makes this palette more versatile (read: worth it) than if it were just neutrals and a hit of navy or khaki. You never know when you’ll need a bold shade, which I learned when I went to see NKOTB this year 😉

I didn’t have any major issues with any of the shades. I found Framed and Discreet to be rather dry and experienced quite a bit of fall out with Crowbar. Other than than the lighter, dry shades I mentioned the pigment on the shadows is fabulous and they all blend nicely into each other. I’ve been wearing them over a tinted cream for primer (such as MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pots) or Urban Decay Minor Sin Primer Potion.

All of the shades are swatched below using sponge-tipped applicators on bare skin. No primers are used for the swatches.

How would you wear Urban Decay Vice4?

The Urban Decay Vice 4 Eyeshadow Palette retails for $60.00 and is available at Sephora, ULTA Beauty, Nordstrom, Macy’s and urbandecay.com. This item is limited edition.

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