Reload your Vice

Urban decay the brand well known for its beautiful, well made and pigment rich palettes alongside all of their other makeup wonders is bringing us yet another Vice Palette, XX Vice RELOADED palette, £43, is currently sold out everywhere *sad face* but we’ve managed to get our hands on a palette so as soon as it’s restocked you can head to get one ASAP!

The new box is bejewelled in the UD logo, and is packed full with shades so shimmery, pigment rich and long lasting like all UD palettes are reknowned for!
We love the versatility of the palette, and the range of colours available! We adore midnight cowboy (pink champagne shimmer w/ silver glitter) and the pearl of Acid rain (pale yellow-green shimmer w/green). With a carefully crafted mix of new shades and old favorites, Vice Ltd Reloaded is the perfect representation of 20 years of UD. They’ve included three totally NEW shades, five vintage shades, five exclusives from past palettes (like Vice, Vice Ltd and Book of Shadows Vol II), and seven bestsellers from the collection of singles.

UD XX Vice Ltd Reloaded (RRP £43) is available exclusively at Debenhams and online at urbandecay.co.uk.

Gwen Stefani X Urban Decay  –  Lipstick Must Have’s!

The New Lipstick

Gwen knows how to rock a bold lip. Luckily, she was game to get down and dirty with us to mix her perfect shades and ideal textures. Being the trooper she is, she tested about 50 shades during the epic try-on session! She’s worn every lip color in the book, and these are her must-haves. Our lineup of eight NEW shades includes our first-ever shade in a finish we’ve dubbed Mega Matte—a super-intense matte that lays down a lot of color in one coat. Every shade features our proprietary Pigment Infusion System™—for a super-creamy texture, rich payout and superior color dispersion.

£16 each, available from urbandecay.co.uk

& The liners…

On the stage and in the limelight, Gwen’s lip color needs to last. This creamy, waterproof lip pencil (in six shades that match the Lipsticks) lines and primes to help her lipstick stay put. Our formula applies smoothly, prevents feathering and lasts all day. Draw lines that define, then fill in your lips to help prime them for lipstick or gloss. Vitamin E, jojoba oil and cottonseed oil nourish the skin and ensure a smooth application.

£14 each, available from urbandecay.co.uk

Our Reviews: 

Rocksteady Liner & Lippie is a really beautiful deep burgundy shade with amazing colour pay off! It has a a glossy finish, not something I usually favour but I found myself warming to it throughout the day and really loved the way it transitioned from day to evening. I barely had to top it up…

Following the suggested Urban Decay method. I used the liner to outline and fill in my lips thus giving the actual lipstick more staying power. It worked! My colour stayed put and the underlaying shade of the lip liner gave the illusion of the lipstick not having moved at all so you didn’t get that fading stain. Smooth in application, with a rich creamy texture. The colour is so intense, after just one sweep! Definitely a keeper for your lipstick arsenal!

Ex Girlfriend is a great nude shade, perfect for daytime. I loved the fact that the lip liner is ‘waxy’, meaning it glides on easily and isn’t harsh like a pencil can be sometimes. The lipstick however was quite sheer when I applied it and I had to apply it quite a few times so it blended in with the lip liner. ButI think it would be great if you wanted to give your lips a nice sheer glossy daytime look without the lip liner.

714 is a bold bright and punchy shade of ‘Classic Red’ with amazing staying power through food and drink and everything in between! Perfect to suit a redhead thats daring and bold enough to give it a go! We love it, and even better the liner also goes really well with the satin shade ‘Spiderweb’ as that one doesn’t have a matching liner! 

FireBird – I really liked the look of the colour when I swatched it on the back of my hand. I thought it would be a dupe for Heroine by MAC. I was impressed by the lip liner, it was buttery and very easy to apply, but as a matte lover there was too much shine for me. Also as the application was easy it was almost difficult to get the precision i’d like with this liner.

The colour of the lipstick when applied was not what I expected, it was a lot more pinker and resembled a magenta pink rather than the purple undertone I was convinced it would create from looking at it. I was not a fan sadly of this colour, but if you’re a pink lover then you will love this. It is very hydrating too! 

Keep your eyes peeled for more of the Gwen x Urban Decay line!

All available from urbandecay.co.uk

Urban Decay brings you Vice4

Some sequels leave you wishing the creators had quit while they were ahead. But the good ones keep you hooked and coming back for more. Urban Decay introduces the long-awaited arrival of Vice4—because there’s no such thing as too much Vice.

They’ve loaded this limited-edition palette with 20 addictively gorgeous, never-before-seen shades of their iconic eyeshadows. Deep brights. Smoky neutrals. Gorgeous mattes. From C-Note (a pale metallic green) and Grip (a really beautiful smoky neutral) to Pandemonium (an amazing plum) and Deadbeat (a black satin that’s like nothing UD have ever done), this palette has it all. They’ve also included a huge mirror, a double-ended brush AND a coordinating bag. And we just can’t wait to get our hands on one! (And the Grasshopper shade!)

Vice4 comes in an extra slim case topped with a dimensional web of broken-down facets layered over a matte black lid. Rich, metallic inks give the case a mesmerizing, oil-slick effect and hint at the shades inside. Use the coordinating bag to keep Vice4 protected (and to keep prying eyes out of your prized palette), or use it to stash your brushes and other makeup essentials.

Available now from urbandecay.co.uk