Sometimes, I actually can’t believe my luck when it comes to my job and where I work. Not only do I get chance to visit Sephora as frequently as I do Asda, but I also have the opportunity to walk through World Duty Free on a weekly basis, where all my favourite brands are at a mere fraction of the price compared to on the high street. My only niggle is that my terminal that I fly from doesn’t yet have a NARS or Urban Decay counter but I’m sure, in time, one will appear. The airport is such a busy place and Manchester sees almost 23 million passengers per year, which is amazing. To keep up with all the ladies who love exclusives, and those at a lower price than at home, World Duty Free have some incredible products that haven’t yet launched, or that can only be found inside the duty free emporium. One of those exclusive is the brand spanking new Urban Decay Vice Ltd Reloaded Palette.
After the launch of the new Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks, I didn’t think that Urban Decay could release another fantastic product in such a short space of time. Urban Decay is my actual vice at the moment. From the Alice collection to this, I’ve almost overwhelmed with the choice available. The Vice Ltd Reloaded Palette celebrates the last 20 years of Urban Decay and features twenty shades of eye shadows, with some discontinued colours making an appearance, as well as some new shades mixed with some cult classics. I’m pleased to see the addition of some old favourites such as Gash, Mildew and Smog.
I only got the Urban Decay Vice 4 palette before Christmas so I’m pleased to see that none of the shades are the same. In fact, when I compare the new Urban Decay Vice Ltd Reloaded Palette to Vice 4 and the Alice In Wonderland palette, I’m pleased to say that it’s totally unique in terms of shade range. The packaging is sleek, and housed in a black in a black compact with a crystal effect 3D Urban Decay logo, whilst the palette opens using the spring loaded button on the front. Inside, a large mirror is present, which means its ideal for travel and for on the go. A signature double ended brush is also present, with a synthetic bristled flat brush for packing on shadow and a fluffy brush for blending. The powder shadows are quite loose when it comes to application and some of the more glitter packed shadows do have fall out, so face makeup would be better to be applied after doing your eyes. I always use a primer with Urban Decay shadows as I do find that it helps having a smoother base to apply them to, for a more even and pigmented application.
Suspend – Greige brown matte
501 – deep metallic blue with copper micro glitter
Smog – deep copper bronze shimmer
Moonflower – metallic rose gold with gold micro shimmer
Oil Slick – black matte with silver micro glitter
Shallow -pale taupe silver satin
Misdemeanour – deep olive green matte with green micro shimmer
UV-B – bright blue with violet shift
Roadstripe – iridescent white with blue violet shift
Laced – pink taupe matte
Freakshow – bright purple satin
Goldmine – bright metallic gold
Gash – metallic brick red
Hot Pants – pearly medium pink
Asphyxia – hyacinth shimmer with blue shift
Twice Baked – rich brown satin with gold micro shimmer
Midnight Cowboy – pink champagne shimmer with silver glitter
Mildew – deep metallic green shimmer
Acid Rain – pale yellow green shimmer with green shift
Anonymous – pale peachy cream matte
There are some shades within the palette that are giving me serious nostalgia. Asphyxia, Midnight Cowboy and Acid Rain are shades that I have had in palettes heading back two decades, whilst I adore Gash and its brick red colour. With the release of the Urban Decay Vice Ltd Reloaded Palette as well as the Vice lipsticks, I am in actual make up heaven right now.
The Urban Decay Vice Ltd Reloaded Palette isn’t available anywhere else but World Duty Free at the moment so if you are heading on holiday lately, I would definitely recommend you picking up this exclusive from the airport. It’s just £38.30, which is a bit of a bargain in my eyes.
*Contains PR Samples