I purchased the Urban Decay XX Vice Ltd Reloaded palette from Ulta about a month ago for $56. The only other UD shadows I have are in the Naked 1 palette, and I really wanted to try some shadows that were more colorful, vibrant, and could create more unique looks with. This palette definitely has a nice selection of colors to chose from for a variety of different looks. It also came with a double ended brush with a crease or blending brush on one end and a base shadow brush on the other.
However, some of the shadows don’t have the best color payoff and require multiple dips of the brush to create the desired pigmentation. Those shadows include Oil Slick, which is a black with glitter, Goldmine, which is a gorgeous yellow/gold. I would recommend using your finger with Goldmine to get a true opacity.
On the bright side, there are some great transition shades, Suspend (a taupey brown) and Laced (a pinker Naked color). My favorite color in the palette is UV-B, which is an absolutely gorgeous blue purple color. I also love Gash which is red shade and looks great blended out in the outer V.
Here are the shades:
And here are the swatches:
From top to bottom/left to right: Suspend, Oil Slick, Roadstripe, Gash, Midnight Cowboy, 501, Shallow, Laced, Hot Pants, Mildew
From left to right: Smog, Misdemeanor, Freakshow, Asphyxia, Acid Rain, Moonflower, UV-B, Goldmine, Twice Baked, Anonymous
Overall, I am enjoying the palette thus far, but I do need to create more looks. I have only used it a few times and have stayed pretty conservative and haven’t gotten too crazy! I am intrigued to use Hot Pants, which is a vibrant hot pink, and Asphyxia, which is a neon purple. Stay tuned next week where I will feature a look using this palette! Have a great weekend!