Thursday, 15 September 2016

Favourite Palette for Autumn: Urban Decay XX Vice Limited Reloaded Palette

Hey guys,

So, as it turns out, I haven't written a beauty post in a while, and that definitely needs to be sorted!

Even though I am someone who loves make up, I never really got into eye shadows, kinda because I was someone who went for a more natural look, but mostly because I was appalling at applying eyeshadow (obviously the best beauty blogger ever). So last Christmas, I stepped out of my comfort zone of just going for a eyeshadow-less eye and got the Naked 3 palette for Christmas.

When I got the Naked 3, I was honestly so happy, and have literally worn it for every night out this past year. I definitely think it is the best palette for a newbie eyeshadow-er (literally making up words left, right and centre here), as you can't go wrong with a nude eye, and there is even the odd shade that pushed me out of my comfort zone. For example, I didn't used to like to wear dark-ish colours on my eyes, but I have slowly gotten used to going a bit darker.

However, this summer, I thought that it was time to get a bit more adventurous with my eye looks, and decided to branch out and buy a more colourful palette.

Initially, I was on the search for the Anastasia Beverley Hills 'Modern Renaissance' palette, and scoured literally every Sephora that I saw on my travels down the West Coast of California. (Have I mentioned that I've been to California??) Unfortunately, everywhere was out of stock, but I am fortunate in the fact that I found this beauty instead.

Ambling around duty free, I decided that I wasn't going to give up on buying a new palette, so wandered over to the Urban Decay counter. And here I found my perfect palette: the XX Vice Limited Reloaded palette.

Well that was a mouthful.

I hadn't actually heard of this palette before, so when I found it I was in awe. And by the pictures, you can probably see why! The colours are beautiful, and it has a range of mattes and shimmers, which I find ideal.

Okay, so swatching was harder than I anticipated! On my first attempt I managed to smudge them all up my arm, which was not good. But I finally managed to do an all right job (I hope)!

I feel that the shimmers are more pigmented than the mattes, as I needed 2/3 goes to get the colour to come through, but I think that's just common with matte eyeshadows. So far, I have been loving Moonflower, Gash and Roadstripe for my inner corner. I feel like the shade Gash is the perfect shade for autumn, as when blended out, it is more of a dark-ish pink, so is perfect for using in your crease. Roadstripe looks just plain white initially (and in the photo), but it has an iridescent blue within it, but I couldn't get the right light to reflect the blue! And Moonflower is perfect for everyday, as it's a pretty, but subtle, shimmer.

I really want to get into using the gold shades more, such as Smog and Twice Baked, as I think that these would be perfect for a night out!

I'm going to step out of my comfort zone and try the more brighter shades such as UV-B and 501, but it may take a while for me to get used to them! I've tried Hot Pants and Asphyxia and love them (but I only use a bit, I'm not feeling that confident yet!).

The only colours that I'm hesitant to use are the greens (Mildew and Acid Rain), as I feel like greens wash me out, but I will give them a try!

So there we have it, my go-to palette for an autumnal look. Have you tried this palette? If so, what do you think? And what are your favourite palettes to use for the autumn?

Much love, and thank you for reading,

Grace x


  1. I love Urban Decay and use the Naked 2 pallette everyday! But after reading this post I may be adding this one to my collection! It's so beautiful and the colours look so pigmented! I've been using the Makeup Revolution Fortune Favours the Brave pallette at the moment which is perfect for Autumn, but I'm always looking to expand my collection! ;)
    Great post lovely!

    1. Me too, they are the best for eyeshadow! Ooo, I'll have to look into that, I love Make up Revolution! Thank you so much :) X

  2. Oh gosh, I wish I was brave with my eyeshadow! I love the colours on the Vice palettes but I'm just not brave enough to pull them off!

    Lisa |

    1. Don't worry, you definitely can't go wrong with a good neutral eye! And I'm still not totally into the whole colourful eye look yet haha :) X


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