Day 3 of 30: Frustration Outlet

Heylo, Beautiful Blossoms. I felt well enough to make an entry from this year’s flu (very, very contagious) which had me tossing and turning in bed because my joints were achy – something that I’ve never had happen to me in all my years of having the flu.

I also needed to let out some frustration and this challenge was part of what contributed to it. The more I look at my Vice 4, the less it speaks to me. I really, really want to make the palette work out for me but the color scheme does not suit warm skin tones (at least, for me). The pigmentation could be better – I feel like I really need to pack on a good amount of eyeshadow just to make it visible in a picture.

Even if I use a primer. And no, I’m, not gonna be using the NYX Milk pencil – I want the product to perform with just a primer because it’s a standard in eyeshadow application and I’m already using the UD PP.

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Day 2 of 30: Decisions, Decisions…

While I’m waiting for the Urban Decay Primer Potion to dry a bit, I managed to find my Vice 4. And I learned that I am rather shitty when it comes to keeping my palette brushes clean: I haven’t washed the double ended brush that came in the Vice 4.

But that’s minor compared to the moment I cracked the palette open. When I did a vlog review on the YouTube channel, I claimed that the palette wasn’t as bad as it was made out to be: there are colors that encourage experimenting and, as one redditor pointed out, are jewel toned. If you wanted to rock an 80s eyeshadow look, Vice 4 got you covered.

The thing is, when I looked at this palette a third time, I finally realized why it didn’t appeal to me: the color selection was all over the place. I could see 2 shades working together since once was matte and another was shimmer, but the rest?

How the fuck was I gonna make them work somehow?

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30 Days with my Vice 4

During another period of boredom / mind off to the great beyond at work, I surfed the Internet for what’s new in makeup. And then I find myself remembering the eyeshadow palettes that I already have (enough to cover nearly every color available). 

And rather than get frustrated with seeing pics of eyeshadows being showcased on Instagram (and getting more sick of genericness), I decided to do a self-imposed challenge and reach foe one of my most neglected makeup palettes: the Urban Decay Vice 4. 

I did a vlog review on this bugger some time ago and I still struggle to convince myself to use it more. Honestly, the colors aren’t wearable for work and the fallout is enough to annoy me to the point where I couldn’t be bothered to use it. 

But my eyeshadow style is too much safe and not enough color or boldness. So, for 30 days after work (starting today), I’m going to play with my Vice 4. I’m debating whether I should post pics on Insta for progress, since I’m not doing this for views or anyone but myself. 

I wonder how flexible the Vice 4 can really be.