posted on: 10.11.2013
So, when Urban Decay released their newest Vice palette, I didn't even hesitate to buy it. Let's just say that was the quickest $59 I've ever spent. There are sixteen amazingly pigmented shades in the Vice 2 palette, along with a double-sided brush (which, to be quite honest, I'm totally "meh" on). It's been a lot of fun playing with this palette, and I've compiled three very different looks that you can achieve with this palette.
This look can be adjusted to be as tame or as dramatic as you want. In fact, this is a really great "every day" kind of look if you don't do too much crease work. For this look, I used Toxic on the center of the lid, and started working Ambush into the crease with a fluffy brush, really working on blending. I also patted this onto the inner and outer corners of the lid. You will notice that blending is very important for this look. Next, I took Derailed and used it to deepen the crease, and smudged it onto the lower lashline. I used both Rewind and Habit as transitional colors, and to help blend the crease out. Next, using a pencil brush, use Poison to make an outer-v shape in the crease to really add depth. I finished the look off with a dark purple eyeliner (which I also used on the waterline).
Ugh, I am so in love with this look. I've really taken a liking to bright blue eyeshadows. To keep it from getting too 80s (in a bad way), it's important to keep the rest of your makeup toned down. To make blending easier later on, I used Habit as a base, blending it from the lashline up to the brow bone. Next I used Betrayal as a sort of base for my crease, using a light hand and really making sure to blend it out. Then I took Madness and patted it on my lid. To deepen the crease, I used Prank, which I also used on the lower lashline. Then I took Dope and placed it on my inner corners to open my eyes up. I used a black eyeliner to line my eyes and waterline.
This look would be perfect for a disco. To start off, I used a mixture of Coax and X-Rated as the base for the crease. The idea is to have the black eyeshadows blend into these pink eyeshadows for an unexpected pop of color. Next take Shellshock and pat it over the lid, and pat it on the lower inner corner of your eye. Next, take Smokeout and blend into the crease. Then take Lovesick to really deepen the crease (almost like you're making a cut crease) and smudge onto the lower lashline. Then take Dope into the inner corners. Finish the look off with a winged liner and black eyeliner on your waterline.
But of course there are probably hundreds of other combinations you could make with this palette. I have to say, this is a very versatile palette. I am still playing around with it, so you might see this palette being used in future look of the day's. Do you have this palette or the original Vice palette? What are some of your favorite looks to create with this palette?